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The Members Only Podcast: A Mafia History Podcast

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The Members-Only Podcast, hosted by history buff and mob aficionado, Jacob Stoops. He tells the true-crime biographies of real-life mobsters and dives deep into the plots, sub-plots, and real facts behind the Mafia (aka Cosa Nostra), as well as popular mob films and television shows. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-members-only-podcast/support

The Members-Only Podcast, hosted by history buff and mob aficionado, Jacob Stoops. He tells the true-crime biographies of real-life mobsters and dives deep into the plots, sub-plots, and real facts behind the Mafia (aka Cosa Nostra), as well as popular mob films and television shows. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-members-only-podcast/support

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United States

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The Members-Only Podcast, hosted by history buff and mob aficionado, Jacob Stoops. He tells the true-crime biographies of real-life mobsters and dives deep into the plots, sub-plots, and real facts behind the Mafia (aka Cosa Nostra), as well as popular mob films and television shows. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-members-only-podcast/support

Language:

English


Episodes

Ballplayer to Mafia Hitman: The True Story of Maurice "Pro" Lerner

11/24/2022
In this episode, we tell the story of a man who once had a blossoming career as a professional ballplayer, and how he became a vicious and respected hitman for the Patriarca Crime Family. Maurice "Pro" Lerner grew up in Massachusetts and at just 18 years old, he signed his first professional baseball contract with the Washington Senators. He would go on to spend 10 years in the minor leagues, compiling a career batting average of .308 while playing for 21 different minor league ball...

Duration:00:40:41

Raymond L.S. Patriarca: New England Mafia Boss (Part Two)

9/1/2022
In today’s episode, the second of a two-part series, we’re finally branching outside of New York to cover Raymond L.S. Patriarca, one of the most feared and respected bosses in the history of the American Cosa Nostra. Raimondo "Raymond" Loredo Salvatore Patriarca was boss over the New England area for over 30 years (1952-1984). Basing his family's operations in Providence, Rhode Island, Patriarca was one of the most feared and respected bosses in the history of the American Cosa Nostra. He...

Raymond L.S. Patriarca: New England Mafia Boss (Part One)

8/15/2022
In today’s episode, the first of a two-part series, we’re finally branching outside of New York to cover Raymond L.S. Patriarca, one of the most feared and respected bosses in the history of the American Cosa Nostra. Raimondo "Raymond" Loredo Salvatore Patriarca was boss over the New England area for over 30 years (1952-1984). Basing his family's operations in Providence, Rhode Island, Patriarca was one of the most feared and respected bosses in the history of the American Cosa Nostra. He...

Mob Historian Breaks Down The Godfather's Wedding Scene

7/15/2022
In this episode, mob historian and history buff Jacob Stoops delves into the Wedding Scene from the Godfather. In this scene, which is one of the most important scenes of the movie, you're introduced to the Corleone family at large. He dives into the stories of the iconic characters, the actors, and even real life mafiosi including: Please check out the video review of The Opening Scene: https://youtu.be/oBkPJoiBEJI The focus will be on providing his opinion, tidbits of information from...

Duration:01:13:49

The Real William "Billy Batts" Bentvena - Gambino Crime Family Soldier

7/4/2022
In this episode, we cover a mobster who is probably most well-known for enjoying a good shoe shine. That’s right, we’re talking about none other than William “Billy Batts” Bentvena. “Billy Batts” was a soldier within the Gambino Crime Family from the 1950’s through the early 1970’s, and was one who rubbed elbows with some very famous Cosa Nostra members including of course his good friend, one John Joseph Gotti. Bentvena’s lasting legacy is in my opinion not as a significant individual...

Duration:00:52:56

Mob Historian Breaks Down The Godfather's Opening Scene

6/8/2022
In this episode, mob historian and history buff Jacob Stoops delves into the Opening Scene from the Godfather. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-members-only-podcast/support

Duration:00:29:23

The Murder of Ferdinand "The Shadow" Boccia

5/26/2022
We tell the story of the murder of a low-level associate of the Luciano Crime Family, Ferdinand “The Shadow” Boccia. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-members-only-podcast/support

Duration:00:27:36

Michele "Big Mike" Miranda: Genovese Crime Family Consigliere (1957-1972)

5/18/2022
In this episode we cover one of the most powerful gangsters in New York City during the 1950’s and 1960’s, Michele “Big Mike” Miranda, one who had direct ties to some of the most infamous events in mob history and who was the right-hand man of one “Don Vitone”, aka Vito Genovese. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-members-only-podcast/support

Duration:01:24:36

Vincent "The Executioner" Mangano - The Original Gambino Crime Family Boss

1/8/2022
We cover Vincent “The Executioner” Mangano, the the first “official” head of what eventually becomes known as the modern-day Gambino crime family. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-members-only-podcast/support

Duration:01:11:14

Basics of the Mob: A Beginner's Guide (Part 3)

10/9/2021
In this episode series, history buff and mob aficionado Jacob Stoops provides a high-level 101-style overview of the origins of the American mob dating back to its beginnings. In this episode we talk about mob-slang, biggest mob events since the 1930's, the process of an actual "making" ceremony, whether mob families have ever been infiltrated, and if the mob is still active. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-members-only-podcast/support

Duration:00:59:35

Basics of the Mob: A Beginner's Guide (Part 2)

9/20/2021
In this episode series, history buff and mob aficionado Jacob Stoops provides a high-level 101-style overview of the origins of the American mob dating back to its beginnings. We discuss the Castellammarese War, organizational structures, family positions and ranks, as well as basic rules and regulations. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-members-only-podcast/support

Duration:00:53:52

Basics of the Mob: A Beginner's Guide (Part 1)

9/10/2021
In this episode, history buff and mob aficionado Jacob Stoops provides a high-level 101-style overview of the origins of the American mob dating back to its beginnings. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-members-only-podcast/support

Duration:00:35:21

Gaetano “Tommy” Gagliano - The Original Lucchese Crime Family Boss - Mobster Biography

8/30/2021
In our first mobster biography, we profile Gaetano “Tommy” Gagliano, the original boss of what the U.S. Federal authorities would later designate as the Lucchese crime family, one of the “Five Families” of New York City and probably the lowest-profile boss in the history of America Cosa Nostra. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-members-only-podcast/support

Duration:00:36:33