The Henry Rios Mysteries Podcast

19 EpisodesProduced by Michael NavaWebsite

This podcast adapts in classic radio drama form the Henry Rios mysteries, a series of crime fiction, featuring a gay, Latino criminal defense lawyer named Henry Rios.Season 1 presents Lay Your Sleeping Heading, the first novel in the series, set in 1982 in a fiction university town south of San Fran… read more

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1: Lay Your Sleeping Head Episode 1

January 15th, 2019

21:01

LAY YOUR SLEEPING HEAD EPISODE 1

In the summer of 1982, Henry Rios, a gay public defender, is interviewing clients in the city jail of a university town near San Francisco. He meets Hugh Paris, the black sheep son of a …

2: Lay Your Sleeping Head Episode 2

January 24th, 2019

20:18

His encounter with Hugh Paris at the jail forces attorney Rios to face his personal and professional unhappiness leading him to a momentrous decision.

3: Lay Your Sleeping Head Episode 3

February 4th, 2019

17:19

Hugh Paris turns up at Rios's apartment in the middle of the night with a story Rios doesn't believe and an offer he can't refuse.

4: Lay Your Sleeping Head Episode 4

February 10th, 2019

21:32

In episode 4, Hugh reveals painful details of his life in New York in the 1970s supporting his heroin habit as a rent boy.

5: Lay Your Sleeping Head Episode 5

February 17th, 2019

16:39

Rios and Hugh re-unite and Hugh reveals details of his troubled past.

6: Lay Your Sleeping Head Episode 6

February 25th, 2019

21:55

"God Bless the Child"

Rios nurses Hugh after he overdoses on heroin and Hugh sings for him.

7: Lay Your Sleeping Head Episode 7

March 4th, 2019

20:17

While waiting at his apartment for Hugh, Rios receives shocking news.

8: A Message from Michael Nava

March 10th, 2019

3:26

A thank you and pledge break. We will resume with the next episode in two weeks.

9: Lay Your Sleeping Head Episode 8

March 18th, 2019

20:58

Reeling from his lover's death, Rios refuses to believe Hugh's heroin overdose was an accident.

10: Lay Your Sleeping Head Episode 9

March 25th, 2019

26:29

Rios's search for answers about Hugh's death lead him to Grant Hancock, Hugh's prep school room-mate and possibly the last person to see Hugh before …

10: Lay Your Sleeping Head Episode 10

April 7th, 2019

28:44

Rios is abducted, drugged and dumped in alley near a famous leather bar from which he calls Grant Hancock for help.

11: Lay Your Sleeping Head Episode 11

April 21st, 2019

23:40

Stolen documents and mysterious injuries on Hugh's body in autopsy photos convince Rios he knows who had Hugh murdered and why.

12: Lay Your Sleeping Head Episode 12

May 5th, 2019

27:11

Rios's investigation into Hugh's death earns him a threat and a warning.

13: Lay Your Sleeping Head Episode 13

May 13th, 2019

25:30

A retired law professor provides Rios with crucial information in his quest for Hugh's killers.

14: Lay Your Sleeping Head Episode 14

May 20th, 2019

28:33

Rios's investigation exposes the nineteenth-century annihilation of Chinese railroad workers behind Hugh's family's fortune.

15: Lay Your Sleeping Head Episode 15

May 26th, 2019

21:16

Rios finds an unexpected ally, new love and big trouble.

16: Lay Your Sleeping Head Episode 16

June 2nd, 2019

17:39

An unexpected death seems to ends Rios's search for Hugh Paris's killer. 

17: Lay Your Sleeping Head Episode 17

June 17th, 2019

19:57

Hugh's mysterious great-uncle, John Smith, reveals the identity of Hugh's killers; Rios is not convinced.

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