Mafia

Mafia

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.

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Episodes

  • 2: Al Capone (Part 2)
    2: Al Capone (Part 2)
    Duration: 39min | 23/10/2019

    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)
    Duration: 45min | 16/10/2019

    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
    Duration: 04min | 02/10/2019

    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. 

  • Introducing: A Life Lived
    Introducing: A Life Lived
    Duration: 07min | 05/09/2019

    Have you ever wondered what it’d be like to be David Bowie’s neighbor? Or to get into a water gun fight with Tupac? From Audioboom and Muddy Knees Media, A LIFE LIVED features interviews with relatives and friends of deceased celebrities, sharing their personal stories and telling how these stars' lives were truly lived. A LIFE LIVED is out now, and has new episodes every Monday! Check out this exclusive clip, and subscribe now on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify to hear new episodes each week. 

  • 15: Bonus 04 - Rats
    15: Bonus 04 - Rats
    Duration: 25min | 10/10/2018

    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
    Duration: 28min | 03/10/2018

    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
    Duration: 29min | 26/09/2018

    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

  • Bonus 01: The Jewish Connection
    Bonus 01: The Jewish Connection
    Duration: 29min | 19/09/2018

    Organized crime and street gangs were originally strongly divided along ethnic lines, but into the 1930s, those lines began to blur, especially between the Italian and Jewish gangsters. In this bonus episode, Mafia explores how this change came about, and highlights the prolific Jews who ran the underground world: Arnold Rothstein, Meyer Lanksy, and Bugsy Siegel.   Our sponsor for this episode is [_Button Man_ by Andrew Gross](http://www.andrewgrossbooks.com/button-man/) from [St. Martin's Press](https://us.macmillan.com/smp/).   Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by [Damiano Baldoni](damianobaldoni.altervista.org). Music in this episode is "Misery" and "Life" by Damiano Baldoni; "Low Horizon" by [Kai Engel](http://www.kai-engel.com/); "Ma Gee Katadai" and "Diya Kinduriya" by [HR Jothipala](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/HR_Jothipala/); "She Wolf in My Heart" by [Sergey Cheremisinov](https://www.s-cheremisinov.com/); "Unanswered Questions", "Backed Vibes Clean," and "Night at the Docks," by [Kevin MacLeo

  • 12: Joe Massino (Part 2)
    12: Joe Massino (Part 2)
    Duration: 39min | 12/09/2018

    In the 1980s and 1990s, four of the bosses of the five families had been taken down by the FBI. But one family, the Bonnanos, remained untouched. But after years of the FBI being unable to catch Joe Massino in anything, they had finally bagged his right-hand man, Sal Vitale. And finally were given the edge they had been looking for.  Our sponsors for this episode are [LightStream](https://www.lightstream.com/mafia), [Hims](https://www.forhims.com/mafia) and [Indochino](https://www.indochino.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; “There Are Many Different Kinds of Love” and “The Theatrical Poster for Poltergeist III” by [Chris Zabriskie](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/); “I'm Not Dreaming (Instrumental Version)” by [Josh Woodward](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Josh_Woodward/); “Gagool” by [Kevin MacLeod](https://incompetech.com/). Licensed unde

  • 11: Joe Massino (Part 1)
    11: Joe Massino (Part 1)
    Duration: 34min | 05/09/2018

    Joseph Massino was the legendary godfather of the Bonnano crime family, known as ‘The Last Don’ of a generation. And he absolutely crushed anyone who went against the mafia code of silence or 'Omerta.' But when the family was infiltrated by the legendary undercover agent Donnie Brasco, it spelled the end for the Bonannos and for the Mafia. Our sponsors for this episode are [Uncover: Escaping NXIVM](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/uncover/id1364665348?mt=2) [](http://www.cbc.ca/radio/sks)podcast and [SimpliSafe](https://simplisafe.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; “Hiding Your Reality”, “Nerves”, “Comfortable Mystery 2 & 3” by [Kevin MacLeod](https://incompetech.com/). Sound Effects from [freesound.org](https://freesound.org/home/) by [hopflog](https://freesound.org/people/hopflog/sounds/), [14g-panska](https://freesound.org/people/14G_Panska_Vagnerova_Adela/

  • 10: Tony Spilotro (Part 2)
    10: Tony Spilotro (Part 2)
    Duration: 36min | 29/08/2018

    Tony Spilotro had gotten away with murder for a long time - too long. The Las Vegas PD was finally ready to turn around their corrupt ways and work hand in hand with the FBI to bring the man down. And suddenly, as one by one his allies turned on him, Spilotro became expendable. Our sponsors for this episode are Neflix's Original Show [Ozark](https://www.netflix.com/title/80117552) and [Framebridge](https://www.framebridge.com/)(PROMO: 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; "Junction" and "Universe in Hands" by [Kai Engel](http://www.kai-engel.com/); "Like an Empty Sky" by [Daniel Birch and Ben Pegley](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Daniel_Birch__Ben_Pegley); "Gates", "Wastelands", and "Fog" by [Sergey Cheremisinov](https://www.s-cheremisinov.com/); "I Knew a Guy" and "Night on the Docks" by [Kevin MacLeod](http://incompetech.com). Sound Effects from [freesound.org](ht

  • 9: Tony Spilotro (Part 1)
    9: Tony Spilotro (Part 1)
    Duration: 42min | 22/08/2018

    Tony Spilotro, known as the Las Vegas enforcer, was a feared man who's job it was to make sure the mob's law was kept – or else. But when he proved too rough for the job, and went back to his street hustling ways, there came a point when the mafia couldn't get behind him. And the corrupt police force was about to change. Their first target? Tony Spilotro.  Our sponsors for this episode are [RX Bar](rxbar.com/MAFIA) (Promo: MAFIA) [Indochino](indochino.com)(Promo: MAFIA) [LightStream](lightstream.com/MAFIA) Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by [Damiano Baldoni](damianobaldoni.altervista.org). Music in this episode is "Misery" by Damiano Baldoni; "Universe in Hands" by [Kai Engel](kai-engel.com); "Dark Waves" and "Angst" by [Xenojam](https://xenojam.bandcamp.com/releases); "Run in the Night" by [The Good Lawdz](https://thegoodlawdz.bandcamp.com/); "Fog" by [Sergey Cheremisinov](https://www.s-cheremisinov.com/); "Western Firefight" by [MC Cullah]((https://cullah.com/discography/Pack_-A-_Clones?id=37); "Roll

  • 8: Albert Anastasia (Part 2)
    8: Albert Anastasia (Part 2)
    Duration: 36min | 15/08/2018

    The mob’s merchant of death and family man, Albert Anastasia, continues as head of Murder Inc. But when the Commission decides to shutdown this violent organization how does Albert adjust to his new role in the mob? What are the three cardinal rules of the modern mafia that Anastasia would break? Our sponsors for this episode is [Hims](https://www.forhims.com/mafia) and [Framebridge](https://www.framebridge.com/) CODE: MAFIA. Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by Damiano Baldoni. Music in this episode is “If The Veins Are Closed, The Hands Will Rot Away” by [LG17](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/LG17/); “Loco (No Suffering)” by [Parvus Decree](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Parvus_Decree/Loco/); “Mare” & “Evermore” by [Kai Engel](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel); “Wastelands” by [Sergey Cheremisinov](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sergey_Cheremisinov/); "Misery" by Damiano Baldoni. Sound effects from freesound.org by [jop9798](ttps://freesound.org/people/jop9798/), [UnderlinedDesi

  • 7: Albert Anastasia (Part 1)
    7: Albert Anastasia (Part 1)
    Duration: 32min | 08/08/2018

    Albert Anastasia was chosen by Lucky Luciano to be the head of Murder Inc. where he violently enforced the modern Mafia as the head of their killing squad. And the employees of Murder Inc. were not only good at their jobs: but took pride in their work. Our sponsor for this episode is [SimpliSafe](https://simplisafe.com/mafia). Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by [Damiano Baldoni](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Damiano_Baldoni/). Music in this episode is “Oxygen Garden” by [Chris Zabriskie](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie); “Weissenborn, Six Trios for Three Bassoons” by [Grossman, Ewell, Grainger](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Grossman_Ewell_Grainger/); “Golden Eye” [Daniel Birch and Ben Pegley](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Daniel_Birch__Ben_Pegley); "Fog" by [Sergey Cheremisinov](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Sergey_Cheremisinov/); "Bushwick Tarantella" by [Kevin MacLeod](https://incompetech.com/); "Misery" by Damiano Baldoni. Sound effects from freesound.org by [oddi

  • 6: Santo Trafficante (Part 2)
    6: Santo Trafficante (Part 2)
    Duration: 34min | 01/08/2018

    At the Warren Committee hearings, looking into the deaths of Fidel Castro and JFK, Santo Trafficante kept his lips sealed. And yet the connections kept coming up. Trafficante had every reason to want to kill the man who had shut down his Cuban casinos - but had the CIA really ordered him to assassinate Castro? And what exactly was his connection to Jack Ruby?   Our sponsor for this episode is the [Black Tux](theblacktux.com/mafia).   Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by [Damiano Baldoni](damianobaldoni.altervista.org). Music in this episode is "Gates" and "Misery" by Damiano Baldoni; "Universe in Hands", "Low Horizon", and "January" by [Kai Engel](http://www.kai-engel.com/); "Wastelands" and "Gates" by [Sergey Cheremisinov](https://www.s-cheremisinov.com/); "Faster Does It" by [Kevin MacLeod](http://incompetech.com). Covert's theme is "Anxiety" by [Kai Engel](http://www.kai-engel.com/). Sound effects from [freesfx.co.uk](freesfx.co.uk). Licensed under [Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License](http://c

  • 5: Santo Trafficante (Part 1)
    5: Santo Trafficante (Part 1)
    Duration: 30min | 25/07/2018

    Far from the big-name mob territories of New York and Chicago, the mafia scene in Tampa, Florida was of a smaller scale. That is, until Santo Trafficante used his influence and geographic advantage to turn Cuba in a gambling paradise. His smooth-talking demeanor made him fast friends with powerful officials, making life easy street - until he was betrayed.   Our sponsors for this episode are Indochino ([indochino.com](indochino.com) PROMO: MAFIA) and eLiquid ([eliquid.com/mafia](eliquid.com/mafia) or PROMO: MAFIA).  Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by [Damiano Baldoni](damianobaldoni.altervista.org). Music in this episode is "Misery", "Life", and "A Ghra" by Damiano Baldoni; "January", "Universe in Hands", and "Junction" by [Kai Engel](http://www.kai-engel.com/); "Flamenco Rhymth" by [Sunsearcher](https://www.jamendo.com/artist/350452/sunsearcher); "Fog" by [Sergey Cheremisinov](https://www.s-cheremisinov.com/); "Night on the Docks" and "I Knew a Guy" by [Kevin MacLeod](http://incompetech.com). Sound effe

  • 4: Allen Dorfman (Part 2)
    4: Allen Dorfman (Part 2)
    Duration: 31min | 18/07/2018

    Allen Dorfman assumes control over the Teamsters’ Union vast pension fund with Jimmy Hoffa out of the picture. But it would be FBI surveillance and Dorfman’s carelessness in attempting to bribe a U.S. Senator that would lead to the end of his reign. Our sponsors for this episode are SimpliSafe (simplisafe.com/mafia) and Framebridge (framebridge.com PROMO: MAFIA). Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by Damiano Baldoni (damianobaldoni.altervista.org). Music in this episode is "Misery" by Damiano Baldoni; “Tumult”, “Floret” and “Junction” by Kai Engel (http://www.kai-engel.com/); “Dance of the Sugar Plums Fairies” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com); “Roaming the Streets at Night” by Daniel Birch (www.danielbirchmusic.com). Sound effects from freesound.org by carminooch, gregsmedia, ebcrosby, eflexthesounddesigner. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

  • 3: Allen Dorfman (Part 1)
    3: Allen Dorfman (Part 1)
    Duration: 35min | 11/07/2018

    Allen Dorfman was a insurance agency owner and consultant to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. He was also known in the criminal underworld of Chicago as the ‘Mafia’s Banker,’ one of the most powerful middlemen between prominent union figure Jimmy Hoffa and the Mafia. Our sponsors for this episode are The Black Tux (theblacktux.com/MAFIA), eLiquid.com (eliquid.com/mafia promo: MAFIA) and LightStream (lightstream.com/mafia). Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by Damiano Baldoni (damianobaldoni.altervista.org). Music in this episode is "Misery" by Damiano Baldoni; “Junction” by Kai Engel (http://www.kai-engel.com/); “Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 2 No. 1 - IV. Prestissimo” by Daniel Veesey; “I Knew a Guy", and “Mourning Song” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com); "Fog" by Sergey Cheremisinov (https://www.s-cheremisinov.com/); “Dark Waves“ by Xenojam (https://xenojam.bandcamp.com). Sound effects from freesound.org by turtlelg, juskiddink, lensflare8642, carmelokike.Licensed under Creative Common

  • 2: Carmine Galante (Part 2)
    2: Carmine Galante (Part 2)
    Duration: 34min | 27/06/2018

    Carmine Galante was released from prison on parole and immediately took over his mafia family and reestablished his heroin empire. But greed and cruelty made him enemies and made him paranoid, and started a war between families that led to a photographic end. Our sponsors for this episode are Indochino (indochino.com promo: MAFIA); and the new podcast Behind the Bastards (www.behindthebastards.com) Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by Damiano Baldoni (damianobaldoni.altervista.org). Music in this episode is "Misery" and "Life" by Damiano Baldoni; "Universe in Hands" by Kai Engel (http://www.kai-engel.com/); "Fog" by Sergey Cheremisinov (https://www.s-cheremisinov.com/); "Parisian", "I Knew a Guy", and "Faster Does It" by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com); "Angst" by Xenojam (https://xenojam.bandcamp.com); "Like an Empty Sky" by Daniel Birch & Ben Pegley (www.danielbirchmusic.com); "Gray" by Rafael Archangel (https://rafaelarchangel.bandcamp.com). Sound effects from freesfx.uk.co. Licensed under

  • 1: Carmine Galante (Part 1)
    1: Carmine Galante (Part 1)
    Duration: 33min | 20/06/2018

    Carmine Galante wanted to be  the "Boss of All Bosses," the head of the mafia, and would stop at nothing to reach his goal. He was single-handedly responsible for trafficking enormous amounts of heroin into the United States, raking in millions for himself and leaving streets of addicts in his wake. Until he was nabbed by the new narcotics laws. But even from jail . . . he ruled the streets.   Our sponsors for this episode are Framebridge (framebridge.com promo: MAFIA); Lightstream (lightstream.com/mafia); and Harry's (harrys.com/mob)  Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by Damiano Baldoni (damianobaldoni.altervista.org). Music in this episode is "Misery" by Damiano Baldoni; "Universe in Hands", "Junction", and "January" by Kai Engel (http://www.kai-engel.com/); "1-R" by Kosta T (https://soundcloud.com/konstantin-trokay); "Gates" and "Fog" by Sergey Cheremisinov (https://www.s-cheremisinov.com/); "I Knew a Guy", "Night on the Docks", and "Dances and Dames," by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com). Sound ef

  • 12: Dutch Schultz (Part 2)
    12: Dutch Schultz (Part 2)
    Duration: 38min | 25/04/2018

    Dutch Schultz continues his feud with Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll. The reign of violence puts the mafia in a delicate position when it gains the attention of an ambitious new prosecutor named Thomas Dewey.  His friends dwindling as he betrays and kills them, and the mob unable to cope with his recklessness, Schultz finds himself into dangerous territory that ultimately leads to his downfall.  This episode is sponsored by Hims, Zip Recruiter, and Dollar Shave Club.  Music is by Kevin MacLeod and FreeSFX.co.uk.

  • 11: Dutch Schultz (Part 1)
    11: Dutch Schultz (Part 1)
    Duration: 34min | 18/04/2018

    Prohibition was a time that allowed those outside of the law to thrive, as rival bootlegging businesses were set up by mafia members all over the world. In the heart of New York's gangland was Dutch Schultz, a student of the old world thuggery, and a man with an exceptional taste for violence. Not even his closest friends were safe from his bloodlust.  As Dutch tried to make his way up the mafia ladder by muscling into territory, he came up against the likes of Arnold Rothstein, Vincent Coll, and his arch-rival – Charles "Lucky" Luciano – as well as the rest of the mob. And Dutch's preference for outspoken violence would lead to his downfall.  This episode is sponsored by The Black Tux, Shipstation, and Dollar Shave Club. Music is by Kevin MacLeod and Kai Engel

  • 10: Benjamin Bugsy Siegel (Part 2)
    10: Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel (Part 2)
    Duration: 46min | 11/04/2018

    From the poor streets of downtown New York, Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel worked his way up through the mafia and through Hollywood. And then he set his sights on Las Vegas.  Siegel bought what is now the Strip, determined to make a luxurious casino resort where people would have fun as they were parted from their money. The mafia funded the wayward project, and Siegel was ready to bask at the top of the mob with a glamorous lifestyle – until he crossed a line, and the mob had no choice but to take him out.  This episode is sponsored by Dollar Shave Club and ZipRecruiter.  Music is by Kevin MacLeod, Rafael Archangel, Damiano Baldoni, and Kai Engel

  • 9: Benjamin Bugsy Siegel (Part 1)
    9: Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel (Part 1)
    Duration: 43min | 04/04/2018

    When Charles Luciano organized the mob and decided that money didn't care what your ethnicity was, it was the chance for Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel to prove his worth.  With ambition as big as Las Vegas and a temper to boot, Siegel made his way to the top through charm, hustle, and murder. And Sigel's tendency to vilolence would take him from the poor streets of Downtown New York City to the glitz and glamor of 1930s Hollywood, and beyond.  This episode is sponsored by Hims. Music is by Kai Engel, Kevin Macleod, Chris Zabriskie, Rafael Archangel, and Kosta T.

  • 8: Donnie Brasco (Part 2)
    8: Donnie Brasco (Part 2)
    Duration: 54min | 28/03/2018

    Joe Pistone continues his story of spending six years undercover as the gangster Donnie Brasco. With the help from the FBI and other undercover agents, Pistone spread his own influence and string operation beyond New York, to Wisconsin and Flordia.  As Brasco continued to make his way up the mafia heirarchy, he grew increasingly close to Sonny Black Napolitano, gaining his trust and friendship. But things came to a head when Napolitano proposed for Brasco to become a full-fledged mafioso – requiring that he do something that the FBI couldn't condone: murder.

  • 7: Donnie Brasco (Part 1)
    7: Donnie Brasco (Part 1)
    Duration: 41min | 21/03/2018

    In the 1970s, penetrating the mob hierarchy was considered too difficult and too dangerous. But when the infamous five families became involved in a series of car hijackings, veteran agent Joe Pistone of the FBI volunteered to go undercover. What he didn't know was that he would be undercover for six years.  In this episode, hear the story from Joe Pistone himself and all the tools and tricks to survival as he navigated the mob as the most successful mafia undercover agent of all time, under the guise of a diamond thief named Donnie Brasco. This episode is sponsored by ZipRecruiter.

  • 6: John Gotti (Part 2)
    6: John Gotti (Part 2)
    Duration: 53min | 14/03/2018

    When last we met John Gotti, he had taken the media by storm, posing for the camera as a glamorous mafioso. Meanwhile, he had taken over the Gambino family by treacherous means: lying and murdering his way to the top.  In part 2, Gotti earns his nickname, "TheTeflon Don," beating every case brought up against him . . . until the FBI teamed up with a surveillance squad. Hear from squad leaders and historians tell the harrowing tale of danger, betrayal, and sharp detective work, and the mission that finally brought Gotti down.

  • 5: John Gotti (Part 1)
    5: John Gotti (Part 1)
    Duration: 01h03min | 07/03/2018

    In the 1980s, one man became the face of the Mafia. The most famous gangster since Al Capone. Through murder, deception, and pure luck, John Gotti worked his way up the mob ladder.  But Gotti was best known for flaunting his status, enticing the media, and attracting the attention of the press – the press that gave him the name "The Teflon Don." This episode is sponsored by Blue Apron and Casper.

  • 4: Charles Lucky Luciano (Part 2)
    4: Charles "Lucky" Luciano (Part 2)
    Duration: 54min | 28/02/2018

    The story continues about Charles “Lucky” Luciano, who made the Mob a highly sophisticated criminal empire. From night clubs to brothels, Luciano’s Mob spread its tentacles into every part of American society, earning billions . . . and a reputation. Meanwhile, the FBI had declared war on organized crime, and the prosecution took the form of Thomas E. Dewey.   In Part 2, we’ll discover how Luciano was finally put behind bars, until the outbreak of World War 2 played a part in his escape from justice.  This episode is sponsored by Hims and Casper. 

  • 3: Charles Lucky Luciano (Part 1)
    3: Charles "Lucky" Luciano (Part 1)
    Duration: 51min | 20/02/2018

    In the 1920s, at the height of prohibition, the intelligent, ruthless, and visionary, Charles “Lucky” Luciano forever transformed the Mob from warring street gangs into a highly sophisticated criminal empire. By the time Luciano was finished, the Mob was bigger than General Motors, and he had fully organized crime into a booming business.  In Part 1, we explore the early childhood of Luciano, his making in the mob, and his making of the mob. This episode is sponsored by Audible and Blue Apron.

  • 2: Sam Giancana (Part 2)
    2: Sam Giancana (Part 2)
    Duration: 42min | 14/02/2018

    In the previous episode, we explored the early days of one of the most flamboyant and dangerous mafia bosses of all time, Sam Giancana, and heard from those who strived to bring him to justice. We discovered how he helped get JFK elected to president. hat he made clandestine deals with the CIA to assassinate Cuban leader, Fidel Castro, all in the expectation that his criminal activities would be overlooked by the authorities. But that didn’t happen – far from leaving Giancana alone, Bobby Kennedy was now on a mission to bring down organized crime. So, with Giancana feeling double-crossed by the Kennedy’s, could he have been behind the most infamous assassination in modern history? This episode is sponsored by Hims and Blue Apron.

  • 1: Sam Giancana (Part 1)
    1: Sam Giancana (Part 1)
    Duration: 48min | 07/02/2018

    Welcome to Mafia, a look into America’s criminal underworld. In the debut episode, Fleet Cooper tells the story of one of the most powerful, flamboyant and dangerous mafia bosses of all time, Sam Giancana. Sam Giancana was utterly ruthless and willing to do anything in his pursuit of power. But unlike most mobsters, he didn’t live his life in the shadows. He had a beautiful showbiz girlfriend. He was even pals with singer Frank Sinatra. Sam Giancana’s influence reached the highest echelons of American politics from helping John F. Kennedy to defeat Richard Nixon in the 1960 Presidential election to assisting in the CIA’s darkest operations in Cuba. Under his reign, the mob and politics were combined with deadly results. This episode is sponsored by Blue Apron and Empty Frames.

  • Mafia Preview
    Mafia Preview
    Duration: 02min | 30/01/2018

    Launching February 7th is a new podcast that explores the underworld of American organized crime and the stories behind the rise and fall of the most notorious mobsters in history.

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