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A comedian's podcast about organized crime.

A comedian's podcast about organized crime.
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A comedian's podcast about organized crime.






"Neil DeGrabass Tyson" w/ Dan Perlman

Dan Perlman (Flatbush Misdemeanors) joins us to talk about Neil DeGrass Tyson and Joe Bonanno. We discuss being dependent on a woman, being true to your word, and how space is like, really big. Enjoy!


Ep. 18 - The Greek Mafia w/ Stavros Halkias

Stav (Cum Town) joins us to talk about the Greek mafia, Albanians, east coast culture and dumbass dads. Check it out, yo! Check out the Patreon:


Ep. 17 - Joseph "Mad Dog" Sullivan w/ Mike Cannon & Mike Feeney

Mike Cannon & Mike Feeney (The Irish Goodbye Podcast) join us to talk about Joseph “Mad Dog” Sullivan, late bloomer and hitman for Fat Tony Salerno and the Genovese family. I’m in a bad mood on this episode because my girlfriend had me on some dumbass cleanse and Matt almost gets fired. Give it a listen! Tell your friends. Check out the Patreon:


Ep. 16 - Stephanie St. Clair w/ Joyelle Johnson

Joyelle Nicole Johnson joins us for a special BLACK HISTORY MONTH episode of the show. We talk about Stephanie St Clair, lady gangster and numbers queen pin of Harlem who took on the mob and the cops. We hope you guys enjoy this one because it's a great story, plus it's got some of Joyelle yelling at Mike for being a cracker devil.


Ep. 15 - "Tommy Karate" w/ Andy Haynes (part 2)

Andy Haynes comes back to finish our saga on Tommy Karate. Find out what happened to Phyllis and what happened to her head. Tell your friends about the podcast. Check out the Patreon: Editor's Note: Mike is so Italian that he can't wait to eat his Joe & Pat's pizza and eats it on mic for the last 15 minutes or so.


Ep. 14 - "Tommy Karate" w/ Andy Haynes (part 1)

This week we're joined by Andy Haynes to talk about Thomas Pitera, a former hitman in the Bonanno family. This vicious and sadistic killer was well known for his use of Karate which earned him the nickname "Tommy Karate" We also talk about what we hate about each other for Andy's idea for a podcast "What's Wrong With Me?" We figure out that Matt is a beta, Andy is micro-manager, and Mike is half retard. This one is a two parter folks. Tell your friends about the podcast. Check out the...


Ep. 13 - The Denver Mafia w/ Dan Soder

Dan Soder joined us to talk about the Smaldones, Denver's small but lovable crime family. We discussed bootlegging alcohol, gambling parlors, and also some hustles you had as a kid. Patreon Episodes coming up in March. Subscribe at:


Ep. 12 - Anthony "Gaspipe" Casso w/ Scott Chaplain

My best friend Scott Chaplain joins me and Matt for to talk about Anthony "Gaspipe" Casso, the former underboss of the Lucchese crime family. This guy had some friends in very high places - the NYPD. These dirty cops, Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa, were doing his dirty work for him. Listen, you don't want to miss this episode folks!


Ep. 11 - Boss Management Techniques w/ Emmy Blotnick

What a great episode! Mike's friend Emmy joins the show to discuss different mob leadership techniques on how to run your crew with NO RATS. Mike also explains to us why we all need to invest in bitcoin and Canadian weed stocks! Anyway, please rate the show 5 stars folks!


Ep. 10 - “Popeye"

Will Menaker from Chapo Trap House joins us to discuss Jhon Jairo Velásquez Vásquez, hitman for the Medellin Cartel. After confessing to murdering 250 people, Popeye is out of prison and even has his own youtube channel. We think that Popeye is cool but Will gives us a pretty honest assessment because his IQ is higher than ours.


Ep. 09 - Our Favorite Anchor Baby

Oh boy, what an episode! Mike’s friend Luisa came on to talk about her father, an enterprising and completely legitimate young business man from Colombia who was the brains behind one of the most powerful um.. cash businesses/charities the world has ever seen. Luisa tells us about being a kid with body guards, her life after leaving Colombia, and why all those murders weren’t that big of a deal! We hope you enjoy.


Ep. 08 -Roy Demeo (part 2)

We're back today with more murder to cover about the Gemini Crew and where they hung out. These are Frank's guys so stick around for part 2 of Roy Demeo on The Sitdown.


Ep. 07 -Roy Demeo (part 1)

On today's show we're talking about Roy Demeo and The Gemini Crew. Frank really likes them because they killed a lot of people. Join Mike, Frank, and Matt for this first part of the story that inspired the novel "Murder Machine" on The Sitdown.


Ep. 06 - Greg Scarpa (part 2)

Welcome back to part 2 of the Gregory Scarpa episode. Frank couldn't make it in today so joining us this week will be our special guest Tom Thakkar. We catch Tom up on some of the stuff from last week and get into the details FBI agent Lin Devecchio. Check it all out on this week's episode of The Sitdown.


Ep. 05 - Greg Scarpa (part 1)

Welcome to part 1 of the Gregory Scarpa episode. Frank couldn't make it in today so joining us this week will be our special guest Sean Donnelly. We discuss the career of this mobster who during the 1970s and 80s, was a capo and hitman for the Colombo crime family as well as an informant for the FBI. He didn't just snitch too, he was also contracted by the FBI to beat the information out of KKK members of the location of missing civil rights worker's bodies in Mississippi. Check it all out...


Ep. 04 - John "Sonny" Franzese, Sr.

Born on February 6th, 1917 - John "Sonny" Franzese is a longtime member of the Colombo crime family. Franzese's career in organized crime spans six decades and he is the former underboss of the Colombo family and surprisingly this guy's still alive at 100 years old. Good for him, today we're telling his story as well as ranking NY pizza, and Mike finds a sound bite for "Rat of the Week" from a youtube video of a rat in a glue trap. But mainly find out what happened to our favorite Grandpa on...


Ep. 03 - Anthony Spilotro

In the 1970s, the mafia had a lucrative cash flow from hotels and casinos in Las Vegas. When they needed someone to protect that investment, they sent 5’2” Tony “The Ant” Spilotro, a violent and short-tempered psychopath who has ambitions of his own, which included going after other guys’ wives. Luckily, none of the bad stuff he did never caught up with him and he’s still alive today. Just kidding, things ended pretty badly for him. Find out what happened to him on today’s episode of The...


Bonus Episode - Hollywood Pedophilia

Our friend and Cum Boy Nick Mullen joins us for a special bonus episode to talk about the rampant child sex abuse in Hollywood. Apparently it’s been around forever, the perpetrators are rich and powerful people who use their money and influence to keep getting away with it, and there is very little any of us can do to stop it. We hope you enjoy.


Ep. 02 - Vincent "The Chin" Gigante (part 2)

Welcome to part 2 of the story of Vincent "The Chin" Gigante. Gigante has just botched an assassination attempt on Frank Costello and will soon be arrested and indicted for attempted murder. Will he be convicted? Will Costello have him killed for trying to assassinate him? Or will his mentor Vito Genovese, who put a contract on him for bumbling the hit? Yeah I mean you can google any of this, but let Mike, Frank and Matt tell you what happened on this week's episode of The Sitdown.


Ep. 01 - Vincent "The Chin" Gigante (Part 1)

Vincent "The Chin" Gigante went from neighborhood boxing star to enforcer to boss of the Genovese family. He fooled the FBI for years pretending he was insane. But he wasn't insane. The only thing he was insane for... was power. This is his story.


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