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Mafia

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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 Schultz–Mafia explores the lives of our greatest gangsters and the cops and attorneys who worked to bring them down.

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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 Schultz–Mafia explores the lives of our greatest gangsters and the cops and attorneys who worked to bring them down.

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Outstanding

By Bibi Jean - May 20 2019
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This podcast was breathtaking narrative story telling so well put together

Well narrated and intriguing

By LucaBrasi007 - May 10 2019
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Oh come on! Need more episodes guys! There are plenty of more gangsters/Mobsters to cover.

iTunes Ratings

1825 Ratings
Average Ratings
1513
152
88
36
36

Outstanding

By Bibi Jean - May 20 2019
Read more
This podcast was breathtaking narrative story telling so well put together

Well narrated and intriguing

By LucaBrasi007 - May 10 2019
Read more
Oh come on! Need more episodes guys! There are plenty of more gangsters/Mobsters to cover.
Cover image of Mafia

Mafia

Updated 11 days ago

Read more

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 Schultz–Mafia explores the lives of our greatest gangsters and the cops and attorneys who worked to bring them down.

Rank #1: 1: Sam Giancana (Part 1)

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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.

Feb 07 2018
48 mins
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Rank #2: 9: Tony Spilotro (Part 1)

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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 (Promo: MAFIA)
Indochino(Promo: MAFIA) LightStream

Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by Damiano Baldoni. Music in this episode is "Misery" by Damiano Baldoni; "Universe in Hands" by Kai Engel; "Dark Waves" and "Angst" by Xenojam; "Run in the Night" by The Good Lawdz; "Fog" by Sergey Cheremisinov; "Western Firefight" by MC Cullah.

Sound Effects from freesound.org by kramsttop, thomasevd, and djlprojects. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Aug 22 2018
42 mins
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Rank #3: 2: Sam Giancana (Part 2)

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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.

Feb 14 2018
42 mins
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Rank #4: 5: John Gotti (Part 1)

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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.

Mar 07 2018
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #5: 3: Charles "Lucky" Luciano (Part 1)

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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.

Feb 20 2018
51 mins
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Rank #6: 11: Joe Massino (Part 1)

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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 podcast and SimpliSafe.

Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by Damiano Baldoni. Music in this episode is "Misery" by Damiano Baldoni; “Hiding Your Reality”, “Nerves”, “Comfortable Mystery 2 & 3” by Kevin MacLeod.

Sound Effects from freesound.org by hopflog, 14g-panska, and vibe-crc. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

Sep 05 2018
34 mins
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Rank #7: 1: Carmine Galante (Part 1)

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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 effects from freesound.org. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Jun 20 2018
33 mins
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Rank #8: 12: Dutch Schultz (Part 2)

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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.

Apr 25 2018
38 mins
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Rank #9: 7: Albert Anastasia (Part 1)

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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.

Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by Damiano Baldoni. Music in this episode is “Oxygen Garden” by Chris Zabriskie; “Weissenborn, Six Trios for Three Bassoons” by Grossman, Ewell, Grainger; “Golden Eye” Daniel Birch and Ben Pegley; "Fog" by Sergey Cheremisinov; "Bushwick Tarantella" by Kevin MacLeod; "Misery" by Damiano Baldoni.

Sound effects from freesound.org by odditonic, lazy monk, anthousai, saturdaysoundguy, nebulasnails, 1histori, inspectorj and michorvath. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Aug 08 2018
32 mins
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Rank #10: 4: Charles "Lucky" Luciano (Part 2)

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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. 

Feb 28 2018
54 mins
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