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Synopsis

Journey into the underworld of American organized crime and the stories behind the rise and fall of the most notorious mobsters in history. From Charles Lucky Luciano and John Gotti, to Donnie Brasco, Bugsy Siegel and Dutch Schultzthis podcast explores the lives of our greatest gangsters and the cops and attorneys who worked to bring them down.

Episodes

  • Introducing Lifes Little Mysteries

    Introducing Life's Little Mysteries

    02/03/2020 Duration: 12min

    Life's Little Mysteries is the newest Audioboom original podcast and co-production with Live Science. This podcast is for everyone and anyone who loves science and wants to know more about everything around us. Join hosts Mindy Weisberger and Jeanna Bryner of Live Science every Monday as they give you the low-down on all things big and small that truly make you wonder. Life's Little Mysteries has new episodes every Monday. Subscribe (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lifes-little-mysteries/id1496044775) to Life's Little Mysteries on Apple Podcasts

  • 13: Bonus 06: The First Casino

    13: Bonus 06: The First Casino

    29/01/2020 Duration: 29min

    In Upstate New York, 200 miles from the bustling gang-run city, something new was born. As the rich headed upstate for summer vacations, a gangster had a vision of a gambling paradise, and turned Saratoga Springs into the casino hotspot of the late 1800s. Our Sponsors for this episode are: Purple (https://purple.com/) (text MAFIA to 84-888) Best Fiends (https://bestfiends.com/) Sony Pictures' The Traitor (https://www.sonyclassics.com/thetraitor/) Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by Damiano Baldoni (http://damianobaldoni.altervista.org/index.php/en/) . Music in this episode is ”Misery" by Damiano Baldoni; “River Meditation” by Jason Shaw (https://audionautix.com/) ; “Backed Vibes Clean,” “Night on the Docks,” “On the Cool Side,” “I Knew a Guy,” “Rollin at 5,” and “Hard Boiled,”  by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com/) ;  “Bankrupt” by Jahzzar (http://www.betterwithmusic.com/) ;  "Gates" and “Old All” by Sergey Cheremisinov (https://www.s-cheremisinov.com/) ; “Thoughts About Future” by Parvus Decree (https

  • Bonus 05: Inside the Safes

    Bonus 05: Inside the Safes

    22/01/2020 Duration: 28min

    Gangsters Walter Scheib and Frank Hoffman owned one of the most successful speakeasies during the prohibition. But Hoffman disappeared in the 1940s, leaving behind 2 iron safes . . . and what was inside would pull a local family into a murder mystery. Our Sponsor for this episode is: Purple (https://purple.com/) (text MAFIA to 84-888) Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by Damiano Baldoni (http://damianobaldoni.altervista.org/index.php/en/) . Music in this episode is ”Misery" by Damiano Baldoni; “Rollin at 5,” “Heart of the Beast,” “On the Ground,” and “I Knew a Guy,” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com/) ; “Oxygen Garden” by Chris Zabriskie (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/) ; “Imminence” and “Dark Alleys” by Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) ; and “Angst” by Xenojam (https://www.google.com/search?q=xenojam&oq=xenojam&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i61j69i60l2.1647j0j1&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8) . Sound Effects from freesound.org (https://freesound.org/home/) by carloscarty (https://freesound.

  • 12: Joe Colombo (Part 2)

    12: Joe Colombo (Part 2)

    15/01/2020 Duration: 30min

    Colombo was flooded with cash from his numerous rackets and enjoying the good life. Distress grew in the highest circles of the Mafia that law enforcement scrutiny would intensify because of Colombo’s actions. And he gained even more attention when he used the growing civil rights movement as retaliation against the FBI. Our Sponsors for this episode are: Light Stream (https://www.lightstream.com/mafia) Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by Damiano Baldoni (http://damianobaldoni.altervista.org/index.php/en/) . Music in this episode is ”Misery" by Damiano Baldoni; "Fog," "Lucerna," and "She-Wolf In My Heart" by Sergey Cheremisinov (https://www.s-cheremisinov.com/) ; "Dark Alleys," "Difference," "Imminence," "January," "Snowfall (Intro)," and "Universe In Hands" by Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) ; "Showdown" by How The Night Came; "Unanswered Questions" by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com/) . Sound Effects from freesound.org (https://freesound.org/home/) | Additional sound effects from freesfx.co.u

  • 11: Joe Colombo (Part 1)

    11: Joe Colombo (Part 1)

    08/01/2020 Duration: 29min

    Joseph Colombo was a mid-ranking Mafioso in one of New York’s Five Families. But when Colombo decided to break one of the mob’s most important rules, his career began to skyrocket. The FBI took notice and Colombo, once again, made a daring move. Our Sponsors for this episode are: Best Fiends (https://bestfiends.com/) Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by Damiano Baldoni (http://damianobaldoni.altervista.org/index.php/en/) . Music in this episode is ”Misery" by Damiano Baldoni; "Fog" and "Lucerna" by Sergey Cheremisinov (https://www.s-cheremisinov.com/) ; "Dark Alleys" and "Scenery" by Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) ; "Bankrupt" by Jahzzar (http://www.betterwithmusic.com/) ; "Battalion" by krackatoa (https://krackatoa.weebly.com/) ; “Waltz (Tchaikovsky Op. 40),” "On The Ground," "Deadly Roulette," and "Impact Moderato" by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com/) . Sound Effects from freesound.org (https://freesound.org/home/) | Additional sound effects from freesfx.co.uk (https://www.freesfx.co.uk/) . L

  • 10: Joe Valachi (Part 2)

    10: Joe Valachi (Part 2)

    18/12/2019 Duration: 32min

    Valachi took the stand and revealed some of the strangest Cosa Nostra secrets - but the Mafia wouldn't stand idly by while their rules were broken. And when he had served his purpose, even the FBI couldn't keep him safe forever.  Our Sponsors this episode are:  Upstart (https://www.upstart.com/mafia) Manscaped (https://www.manscaped.com/) (code: MAFIA) Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by Damiano Baldoni (http://damianobaldoni.altervista.org/index.php/en/) . Music in this episode is ”Misery" by Damiano Baldoni; “Gagool,” “Acid Jazz,” “Heart of the Beast,” “Dances and Dames,” and “Mourning Song,”  by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com/) ; “The One Great Step” by the Victor Dance Orchestra (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Victor_Dance_Orchestra) ; “Angst” by Xenojam (https://www.google.com/search?q=xenojam&oq=xenojam&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i61j69i60l2.1647j0j1&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8) ; “Golden Eye” by Daniel Birch and Ben Pegley (https://daniel-birch.bandcamp.com/) ; and “Thoughts About Future” by Parvus

  • 9: Joe Valachi (Part 1)

    9: Joe Valachi (Part 1)

    11/12/2019 Duration: 32min

    Joe Valachi had been in the Mafia for years, but hadn't risen much in the ranks. But when he was facing a life sentence, there was one group of people who thought he was high enough  - for information. The FBI saw in Valachi a chance to learn the mob's structure; and Valachi saw a chance to get out of jail. Our Sponsors for this episode are: LightStream (https://www.lightstream.com/mafia) Best Fiends (https://bestfiends.com/) Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by Damiano Baldoni (http://damianobaldoni.altervista.org/index.php/en/) . Music in this episode is “Life” and ”Misery" by Damiano Baldoni; “Thoughts About Future” by Parvus Decree (https://archive.org/details/PD_Aeon1) ; “Gagool,” “Night on the Docks,” “Mourning Song,” “Walking Along,” “I Knew a Guy,” and “Heart of the Beast” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com/) . Sound Effects from freesound.org (https://freesound.org/home/) by tim.kahn (https://freesound.org/people/tim.kahn/sounds/28445/) , Pedaling-Prince (https://freesound.org/people/Pedaling%

  • 8: Don Vito and the Prime Minister (Part 2)

    8: Don Vito and the Prime Minister (Part 2)

    04/12/2019 Duration: 38min

    While Costello made his mafia money through gambling, Vito Genovese found something more lucrative: drugs. The brash and homicidal Don Vito was put in and out of exile from the United States - but when he returned at last, he went after Costello's mafia seat. And Costello, though unwilling to fight back, soon found himself on Don Vito's short hit list. Our Sponsors for this episode are: Parcast's Natural Disasters (https://www.parcast.com/naturaldisasters) Audible (https://www.audible.com/mafia) (Text MAFIA to 500-500) Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by Damiano Baldoni (http://damianobaldoni.altervista.org/index.php/en/) . Music in this episode is “Soldraconis” and ”Misery" by Damiano Baldoni; “Dark Alleys,” and “Imminence” by  Kai Engel (http://www.kai-engel.com/) ; “Angst” by Xenojam (https://www.google.com/search?q=xenojam&oq=xenojam&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i61j69i60l2.1647j0j1&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8) ; “Fading” and “Computations Altmix” by Scott Buckley (https://www.scottbuckley.com.au/library/) ; “Night

  • 7: Don Vito and the Prime Minister (Part 1)

    7: Don Vito and the Prime Minister (Part 1)

    27/11/2019 Duration: 34min

    Vito Genovese had been biding his time for 4 years to take over the Luciano crime family. But when an old crime came back for him, the position was taken over by Frank Costello. Costello, the Prime Minister, had high-reaching connections and an approachable bearing. Costello was an agreeable leader who got along with everyone; until Genovese came back into the picture. Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by Damiano Baldoni (http://damianobaldoni.altervista.org/index.php/en/) . Music in this episode is “Soldraconis” and ”Misery" by Damiano Baldoni; “Dark Alleys” by  Kai Engel (http://www.kai-engel.com/) ; “Hard Boiled,” and “Waltz Tschikovsky Op 40,” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com/) ; “Like an Empty Sky” by  Daniel Birch (https://www.danielbirchmusic.com/) and Ben Pegley; “Fading” by Scott Buckley (https://www.scottbuckley.com.au/library/) ; and “Fog”  by Sergey Cheremisinov (https://www.s-cheremisinov.com/) . Sound Effects from freesound.org (https://freesound.org/home/) by arnaud-coutancier (https:/

  • 6: Arnold Rothstein (Part 2)

    6: Arnold Rothstein (Part 2)

    20/11/2019 Duration: 44min

    After gaining fortune and notoriety, Rothstein moved from bootlegging to drug smuggling to labor racketeering. With his connections and friendly demeanor, Rothstein was able to get out of any situation, and taught the likes of Charles Luciano, Meyer Lanksy, and Dutch Schultz to do the same. But a gambler is a gambler, and at some point there are some debts you can't get out of.  Our Sponsors for this episode are: Best Fiends (https://bestfiends.com/) The Bouqs Company (https://bouqs.com/mafia) Upstart (https://www.upstart.com/mafia) Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by Damiano Baldoni (http://damianobaldoni.altervista.org/index.php/en/) . Music in this episode is ”Misery" by Damiano Baldoni; “Rolling at 5,” “Backed Vibes Clean,” “On the Cool Side,” “Night on the Docks,” “On the Ground,” “Deadly Roulette,” “I Knew a Guy,” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com/) ; “daedalus” and “Snowfall” by  Kai Engel (http://www.kai-engel.com/) ; and “Wastelands” and “Breath of Death Part 1,” by Sergey Cheremisinov (http

  • 5: Arnold Rothstein (Part 1)

    5: Arnold Rothstein (Part 1)

    13/11/2019 Duration: 43min

    Before the mafia existed, at the turn of the century, there was Arnold Rothstein, known as The Brain. Rothstein would teach an entire generation of gangsters how to organize, act like gentlemen, and interact with the upper crust. And Rothstein himself, well-connected,  could get away with almost anything - including fixing the World Series. Our Sponsors for this episode are: LightStream (https://www.lightstream.com/mafia) Audible (https://www.audible.com/mafia) (text MAFIA to 500-500) Pessimists Archive Podcast (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/pessimists-archive-podcast/id1104682320) Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by Damiano Baldoni (http://damianobaldoni.altervista.org/index.php/en/) . Music in this episode is ”Misery" by Damiano Baldoni; “Rolling at 5,” “Night on the Docks,” “On the Cool Side,” “Dances and Dames,” “On the Ground,” “Acid Jazz,” “Walking Alone,” “Faster Does It,” “Deadly Roulette,” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com/) ; “Breath of Death Part 1,” and “Wastelands” by Sergey Cher

  • 4: Roy DeMeo (Part 2)

    4: Roy DeMeo (Part 2)

    06/11/2019 Duration: 40min

    Three investigators try to put together the murder of Andrei Katz with the car theivery that the DeMeo crew has been doing for years without notice. And once the cops are on the case, it spells trouble for DeMeo. With rats running rampant anf family members turning informat, even DeMeo's earning power can't save him. Our Sponsors for this episode are: Best Fiends (https://bestfiends.com/) Feals CBD (https://feals.com/mafia) Parcast's Villains (https://www.parcast.com/villains) Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by Damiano Baldoni (http://damianobaldoni.altervista.org/index.php/en/) . Music in this episode is “Life” and ”Misery" by Damiano Baldoni; “Unification on Multiplicity” by Ad Serpentae (https://www.discogs.com/artist/892453-Ad-Serpentae) ; “Backed Vibes Clean,” “Unanswered Questions,” “Night on the Docks” and “I Knew a Guy” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com/) ; “Imminence,” “Dark Alleys,” and “River” by  Kai Engel (http://www.kai-engel.com/) ; and “Lucerna” and “Book of Mirrors,” by Sergey Chere

  • Introducing: What Makes a Killer

    Introducing: What Makes a Killer

    31/10/2019 Duration: 06min

    Listen to new episodes of What Makes a Killer for a look into the life and crimes of the world’s most infamous serial killers. Featuring interviews with family members, forensic experts, law enforcement, and witnesses. What Makes a Killer premieres 10/31. Subscribe to What Makes a Killer (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-makes-a-killer/id1483611909) on Apple Podcasts.

  • 3: Roy DeMeo (Part 1)

    3: Roy DeMeo (Part 1)

    30/10/2019 Duration: 38min

    From car thief to the operator of the Murder Machine, Roy DeMeo and his crew were possibly reponsible for more than 200 murders in the 1970s. DeMeo made so much money for the mafia that they would look the other way when it came to drugs, prostitution, and cruelty - but others on his crew were more disposable. Our Sponsors for this episode are: Zip Recruiter (https://www.ziprecruiter.com/mafia) Upstart (https://www.upstart.com/mafia) Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by Damiano Baldoni (http://damianobaldoni.altervista.org/index.php/en/) . Music in this episode is "Misery" by Damiano Baldoni; “Imminence” by  Kai Engel (http://www.kai-engel.com/) ;  "Dances and Dames," and “I Knew a Guy," by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com/) .; “Smoke” by Rafael Archangel (https://rafaelarchangel.bandcamp.com/) ;  “Saturn (Lessons Learnt)” by Ars Sonor (https://www.discogs.com/artist/2339968-Ars-Sonor) ; “Unification on Multiplicity” by Ad Serpentae (https://www.discogs.com/artist/892453-Ad-Serpentae) ; “Book of Mirrors

  • 2: Al Capone (Part 2)

    2: Al Capone (Part 2)

    23/10/2019 Duration: 39min

    With his rivals wiped out, Capone had taken over the prohibition scene in Chicago. His love of the spotlight would soon get him in trouble with the law - and a new legal loophole. Our sponsors for this episode are: Best Fiends (https://bestfiends.com/) Audible (https://www.audible.com/mafia) (text MAFIA to 500-500) Zip Recruiter (https://www.ziprecruiter.com/mafia) Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by Damiano Baldoni (http://damianobaldoni.altervista.org/index.php/en/) . Music in this episode is "Misery" by Damiano Baldoni; "Rollin at 5," "Acid Jazz," "Unanswered Questions," "Dances and Dames," "I Knew a Guy," by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com/) .; "Wastelands", "Fog," "Gates" by Sergey Cheremisinov (https://www.s-cheremisinov.com/) ; "Angst" by Xenojam (https://www.google.com/search?q=xenojam&oq=xenojam&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i61j69i60l2.1647j0j1&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8) ; "Like an Empty Sky" by Ben Pegley and Daniel Birch (https://www.danielbirchmusic.com/) ; and "Snowfall" by  Kai Engel (http://www.k

  • 1: Al Capone (Part 1)

    1: Al Capone (Part 1)

    16/10/2019 Duration: 45min

    At the height of Prohibition, Al Capone made a killing selling illegal alcohol and by making a spectacle of the gangster lifestyle. But with the booze running free and the money pouring in, his wasn't the only gang trying to get a piece of the pie. And Capone was never the sharing type. Our sponsors for this episode are: Manscaped (https://www.manscaped.com/) (code: MAFIA) Lightstream (https://www.lightstream.com/mafia) Hello Fresh (https://www.hellofresh.com/landing/podcast/mafia80) MDRN CBD (https://www.mdrncbd.com/) (code: MAFIA) Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by Damiano Baldoni (http://damianobaldoni.altervista.org/index.php/en/) . Music in this episode is "Misery" by Damiano Baldoni; "Angst" by Xenojam; "Backed Vibes Clean," "Dances and Dames," "Rollin at 5," "Vibe Ace," "Acid Jazz," and "Night on the Docks" by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com/) .; "Snowfall (Intro)" by  Kai Engel (http://www.kai-engel.com/) ; "Gates" and "Wastelands" by Sergey Cheremisinov (https://www.s-cheremisinov.com/) ; an

  • Season 3 Trailer

    Season 3 Trailer

    02/10/2019 Duration: 04min

    Mafia is coming back October 16th, taking you inside the American mob from interviews with experts, law enforcement, and educators. Season 3 brings stories about the lives of Al Capone, Joe Colombo, Vito Genovese, and more. What happened at the Valentine's Day Massacre? Was the fixing of a White Sox World Series an inside job? And who was behind the Gemini Lounge's murder machine?  Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, follow Mafia on Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. 

  • 15: Bonus 04 - Rats

    15: Bonus 04 - Rats

    10/10/2018 Duration: 25min

    One of the unwritten rules of the Mafia was Omerta, the code of silence. No one was allowed to talk about the existence of the Mafia, reveal how it worked or who the main players were. The Mafia demanded loyalty from its members to the very end. But when the law enforcement started to use modern surveillance techniques and tools to incriminate mobsters, those willing to cooperate with authorities began to grow longer and longer. It turned out mobsters do talk about the Mafia and about others to save their own skin, even bosses. Our sponsors are [Hims](https://www.forhims.com/mafiasc) and [Casper](https://casper.com/mafia) (CODE: MAFIA). Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by Damiano Baldoni. Music in this episode is "Misery" by Damiano Baldoni; "Sonata 8, 'Pathetique' - I. Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio" by [Daniel Veesey](URL: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Daniel_Veesey/); "Thoughts About Future" by [Parvus Decree](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Parvus_Decree/). Licensed under [Creative Commons

  • 14: Bonus 03: The Establishment

    14: Bonus 03: The Establishment

    03/10/2018 Duration: 28min

    There is a long list of people and organizations who were in one way or another in the Mafia’s pockets. In this bonus episode, we’ll look at the connection between the Mafia and the American establishment. From politicians, law enforcement, the CIA and the unions the mob collaborated with the state and officials on many occasions. And being the Mafia, they always expected something in return.  Our sponsor is [Talkspace](https://talkspace.com/mafia). Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by [Damiano Baldoni](http://damianobaldoni.altervista.org/index.php/en/). Music in this episode is "Misery" by Damiano Baldoni; “Throatless” by Argiflex; “Spring Rain” by Daniel Saylor and “Last Transmission oot” by Dave Keifer. Licensed under [Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.](https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)

  • 13: Bonus 02: The Crackdown

    13: Bonus 02: The Crackdown

    26/09/2018 Duration: 29min

    For years, the mob was able to rule New York, Chicago, and many other cities, free to run gambling rackets, flood the street with drugs, and corrupt officials to their liking. Until the law enforcement got wise and turned up the heat. How Thomas Dewey, RICO, and undercover operations finally took a stand against the mob and ultimately worked to bring it down. Our sponsors for this episode are [Button Man by Andrew Gross](http://www.andrewgrossbooks.com/button-man/) from [St. Martin's Press](https://us.macmillan.com/smp/) and [RobinHood](https://mafia.robinhood.com/). Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by [Damiano Baldoni](http://damianobaldoni.altervista.org/index.php/en/). Music in this episode is "Misery" and "Life" by Damiano Baldoni; "Universe in Hands", "visium", and "Scenery" by [Kai Engel](http://damianobaldoni.altervista.org/index.php/en/); "She Wolf in My Heart" by [Sergey Cheremisinov](https://www.s-cheremisinov.com/); "Dances and Dames", "Unanswered Questions," and "Cool Vibes" by [Kevin MacL

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