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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.

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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Episodes

12: Crossing Paths

7/28/2021
To the casual observer, organized crime is viewed as a singular entity, spearheaded by a powerful mafioso or crime family. In reality, it’s a multi-faceted network built on generations of blind loyalty, spawning corruption and ruthless violence. In this episode, we’ll follow the path from Charles “Lucky” Luciano and his merciless plot to end a brutal power struggle in New York to Joseph Valachi, whose testimony opened the vault to a world previously hidden in the shadows. This episode...

Duration:00:27:17

11: Raymond Patriarca (Part 2)

7/21/2021
Following the retirement of Filippo Buccola in 1952, Raymond Patriarca was promoted to boss of the New England crime family. He became a dominant force in all illicit, political, and labor union activities. After years of trying to infiltrate the New England crime family, the FBI finally succeeded when Joe Barboza, a hitman for Patriarca, became an informant. Raymond Patriarca would be imprisoned in 1969, but his greatest heist was yet to come. Special thanks to Gary Jenkins of the...

Duration:00:24:29

10: Raymond Patriarca (Part 1)

7/14/2021
Prior to Prohibition, two separate Mafia families emerged in New England, one based in Boston, Massachusetts and the other based in Providence, Rhode Island. By 1932, both families combined and became a force to be reckoned with. Over time, the New England crime family would soon become synonymous with one cunning and ruthless leader, Raymond Patriarca. But one concealed microphone by the FBI would reveal all of Patriarca’s secrets. Special thanks to Gary Jenkins of the true crime podcast...

Duration:00:27:29

9: Frank "The Enforcer" Nitti

7/7/2021
1920's Chicago – the beginnings of the infamous Chicago Outfit. Frank Nitti, friend of notorious gangster Al Capone, went from struggling breadwinner to leading one of the country's most powerful organized crime groups. Diversifying the Outfit's portfolio by branching out into new and lucrative forms of crime, and even inventing a new way to kill someone that would be widely adopted by the mob. This episode is sponsored by: Best Fiends BetterHelp Babbel - Promo code: MAFIA Special...

Duration:00:39:30

8: Kirksey Nix

6/30/2021
It’s the early 1970's in Biloxi, Mississippi. Kirksey Nix, one of the leading members of the Dixie Mafia, had been convicted of murder and began a life sentence without the possibility of parole. Despite this, Nix would continue heading up his gang from prison, orchestrate a hit on a local judge and his wife, and even target and scam gay men out of their money over the phone. This episode is sponsored by: Babbel - Promo code: MAFIA ManScaped IPVanish Special thanks to Synova...

Duration:00:31:09

7: Jimmy Fratianno (Part 2)

6/23/2021
Jimmy Fratianno had gained notoriety within the LA crime family as someone who was trustworthy, and willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done. But as the landscape of the LA crime family changed, so did Fratianno's status. When LA crime boss Dominic Brooklier was sent to prison, Fratianno was approached about returning to LA and serving as co-acting boss. Acceptancing this offer would lead to a fallout resulting in Fratianno cutting ties with the LA crime family and putting his...

Duration:00:37:04

6: Jimmy Fratianno (Part 1)

6/16/2021
In 1946, a young man by the name of Jimmy Fratianno moved from Cleveland, Ohio to Los Angeles, California. Fratianno had spent most of his life immersed in crime, crossing paths with several well known mobsters. Fratianno would soon become a made man in the Los Angeles crime family, gaining a reputation as someone who was willing to do "whatever it takes" to get the job done. But as the landscape of the LA crime family changed, so did Fratianno’s status. Disagreements with high ranking...

Duration:00:32:00

Mobbed Up: The Fight For Las Vegas, Season 2

6/14/2021
From casino floors to count rooms to courtrooms, and from Washington, D.C., to Detroit to the neon glow of the Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas Review-Journal investigative reporter Jeff German guides listeners through stories he covered as a young journalist in the 1970s and 1980s. Season 2 of “Mobbed Up” is an 8-part narrative detailing Mafia-family control of about one-third of the Strip’s casinos; the rise and disappearance of Teamsters legend Jimmy Hoffa, who used pension funds to bankroll...

Duration:00:03:03

5: Silvestro “Silver Dollar Sam” Carollo

6/9/2021
During the 1920s, The Big Easy was home to some of the most notorious members of the New Orleans Underworld, including Silvestro “Silver Dollar Sam” Carollo. A mafioso whose life is shrouded in legend and mystery. As a member of Charles Matranga’s Black Hand gang, Carollo was quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with. Eventually surpassing Matranga as New Orleans “top dog.” But Carollo’s luck would soon run out. This episode is sponsored by: CD...

Duration:00:34:45

4: James "Whitey" Bulger (Part 2)

6/2/2021
In the mid-1990s, renowned Irish mobster Whitey Bulger was in hiding from local Massachusetts police, the FBI, and US Marshals. In this episode, we'll hear what was going on behind the scenes with those he trusted most, how Bulger got around undetected, the unexpected way he was finally caught, and the aftermath. This episode is sponsored by: IPVanish Babbel (promo code: MAFIA) Special thanks to Phyllis Karas, Geoff Schumacher and the Mob Museum. Music by Damiano Baldoni, Sergey...

Duration:00:27:17

3: James "Whitey" Bulger (Part 1)

5/26/2021
In the mid-90s, South Boston based Irish mobster, James "Whitey" Bulger would go on the run after being tipped off about an indictment coming his way. After transforming the local criminal scene in the place he grew up through gambling, drugs, and murder, his run from law enforcement would last for the next 16 years, with Bulger eventually earning himself a spot at #1 of the FBI's Most Wanted Fugitives list. This episode is sponsored by: Best Fiends Green Chef (promo code:...

Duration:00:27:27

2: Stephanie St. Clair (Part 2)

5/19/2021
Stephanie St. Clair had become one of the most successful policy bankers in 1920’s New York City. She made a fortune running a Harlem based numbers racket, gaining notoriety along the way. Using her power, wealth, and influence, Stephanie St. Clair built an empire. But change was creeping in from outside Harlem. As outside crime families turned their attention to Harlem, The Queen of the Policy Racket would have to defend her organization against all those looking to take over. Our...

Duration:00:36:29

1: Stephanie St. Clair (Part 1)

5/12/2021
In the 1920's, Stephanie St. Clair was known as "The Queen of the Policy Racket." She made a fortune running her Harlem numbers racket, gaining notoriety along the way. Known for her sharp wit and quick temper, St. Clair was a force to be reckoned with. However, as she used her power to aid the people of Harlem, a target on her back began to grow. Our Sponsors for this episode are: BetterHelp Manscaped [code: MAFIA] IPVanish Special thanks to Lashawn Harris, Geoff Schumacher, and...

Duration:00:33:35

Season 4 Trailer

5/5/2021
Mafia returns Wednesday, May 12th! This Audioboom Original delves into the criminal underworld, exploring the lives and careers of America’s most infamous gangsters. This season, we’ll cover mafiosos from around the US; including New York City’s “Queen of the Policy Rackets," the leader of the Winter Hill Gang in Boston, and the inner-workings of the Dixie Mafia. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, follow Mafia on Spotify, or wherever you listen to your favorite shows!

Duration:00:01:59

Introducing: Truth vs Hollywood

6/12/2020
Introducing the newest Audioboom original podcast, Truth vs Hollywood. Join Film lovers David Chen and Joanna Robinson as they do a deep dive into well known films and discuss how similar they are to the actual story. The discussion also features interviews with experts, historians, and people who were involved in the real stories. Truth vs Hollywood premieres 6/12. Subscribe to Truth vs Hollywood on Apple Podcasts:

Duration:00:13:00

Introducing: Mobbed Up

5/26/2020
Mobbed Up chronicles the rise and fall of organized crime in Las Vegas through the eyes of those who lived it: ex-mobsters, law enforcement officials, politicians and journalists. From back alleys to bank vaults, dimly lit basements to the neon glow of the Las Vegas Strip, this 11-part narrative true crime series transports listeners to the 20th-century criminal underworlds of Chicago, Kansas City and Las Vegas. The first two episodes are available now, and future episodes will be...

Duration:00:08:05

Introducing Life's Little Mysteries

3/2/2020
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 to Life's Little Mysteries on Apple Podcasts

Duration:00:10:39

13: Bonus 06: The First Casino

1/29/2020
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 (text MAFIA to 84-888) Best Fiends Sony Pictures' The Traitor Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by Damiano Baldoni. Music in this episode is ”Misery" by Damiano Baldoni; “River Meditation”...

Duration:00:28:08

Bonus 05: Inside the Safes

1/22/2020
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 (text MAFIA to 84-888) Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by Damiano Baldoni. Music in this episode is ”Misery" by Damiano Baldoni; “Rollin at 5,” “Heart of the Beast,” “On the Ground,” and “I Knew...

Duration:00:27:16

12: Joe Colombo (Part 2)

1/15/2020
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 Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by Damiano Baldoni. Music in this episode is ”Misery" by Damiano Baldoni; "Fog,"...

Duration:00:28:39