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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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English


Episodes

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 (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/truth-vs-hollywood/id1510582080) 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 released...

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...

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 (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...

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 (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...

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 (https://www.lightstream.com/mafia) Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by Damiano Baldoni...

Duration:00:28:39

11: Joe Colombo (Part 1)

1/8/2020
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...

Duration:00:27:38

10: Joe Valachi (Part 2)

12/18/2019
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"...

Duration:00:31:29

9: Joe Valachi (Part 1)

12/11/2019
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...

Duration:00:30:33

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

12/4/2019
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...

Duration:00:36:58

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

11/27/2019
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...

Duration:00:33:04

6: Arnold Rothstein (Part 2)

11/20/2019
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...

Duration:00:42:56

5: Arnold Rothstein (Part 1)

11/13/2019
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)...

Duration:00:41:30

4: Roy DeMeo (Part 2)

11/6/2019
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...

Duration:00:38:48

Introducing: What Makes a Killer

10/31/2019
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.

Duration:00:05:20

3: Roy DeMeo (Part 1)

10/30/2019
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...

Duration:00:37:13

2: Al Capone (Part 2)

10/23/2019
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...

Duration:00:38:26

1: Al Capone (Part 1)

10/16/2019
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...

Duration:00:44:54

Season 3 Trailer

10/2/2019
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.

Duration:00:02:55

15: Bonus 04 - Rats

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...

Duration:00:25:15