The Sitdown w/ Mike Recine and Frank Terranova
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A comedian's podcast about organized crime.
A comedian's podcast about organized crime.
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.