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My name is Lara Chicofsky, and my cohost is Nina Jobe. We created this podcast to shine a light on some of the lesser known characters and crimes in Boston and New England. We've spent the past two years researching the Boston crime scene primarily focusing on the 1960s. There are many podcasts and books available about organized crime in the Boston area, but ours is a bit different. I spent most of my life in my father’s world. Eavesdropping when I was a kid, listening intently when he was at the end of his life. I often took what he said with a grain of salt. He was, after all, a conman, an expert liar and an Academy Award worthy actor, but there was always a sliver of truth in his stories.

My name is Lara Chicofsky, and my cohost is Nina Jobe. We created this podcast to shine a light on some of the lesser known characters and crimes in Boston and New England. We've spent the past two years researching the Boston crime scene primarily focusing on the 1960s. There are many podcasts and books available about organized crime in the Boston area, but ours is a bit different. I spent most of my life in my father’s world. Eavesdropping when I was a kid, listening intently when he was at the end of his life. I often took what he said with a grain of salt. He was, after all, a conman, an expert liar and an Academy Award worthy actor, but there was always a sliver of truth in his stories.

Location:

United States

Description:

My name is Lara Chicofsky, and my cohost is Nina Jobe. We created this podcast to shine a light on some of the lesser known characters and crimes in Boston and New England. We've spent the past two years researching the Boston crime scene primarily focusing on the 1960s. There are many podcasts and books available about organized crime in the Boston area, but ours is a bit different. I spent most of my life in my father’s world. Eavesdropping when I was a kid, listening intently when he was at the end of his life. I often took what he said with a grain of salt. He was, after all, a conman, an expert liar and an Academy Award worthy actor, but there was always a sliver of truth in his stories.

Language:

English

Contact:

617-830-2505


Episodes

The Nite Lite

5/23/2022
The 1966 slayings of Tash Bratsos and Tommy dePrisco were the catalyst for Joe Barboza becoming the FBI's star witness in multiple cases against the Boston Mafia. This week we're profiling some of the men who frequented Ralphie "Chong" Lamattina's Nite Lite, including those who were allegedly responsible for the murders: Phil Waggenheim, Larry Baione, and Joe Black. Plus, special appearances by Dominic "Red Hogan" Ciambelli and the Palladino brothers. Episode 10 Episode 37 For a...

Duration:00:27:09

The Hit Parade of 1966

5/16/2022
There was a total of 15 gangland slayings in the Boston area and Providence, RI between April and December 1966. We profile the Boston murder victims, share our own theories and, as usual, our snarky remarks. *Note: Willie Marfeo's murder and Billie Aggie's disappearance will each have their own episodes. Episode – Hit Parade 1965 Episode – Frank Smith Episode – The Boys of Winter Hill Episode – The Hit Parade 1964 Episode – Dying to be Made – Joe Barboza Episode –...

Duration:00:37:16

Mutual Harassment - The Plymouth Mail Robbery Investigation Continues

5/9/2022
After the Plymouth Mail Truck Robbery, Jack and his crew were under constant surveillance by the Postal Inspectors, Feds, Staties and local Police. But it was mainly the Postals who were breathing down their necks. Not one to be a victim, Jack gave it back to them. Lara's dad, Richie, the ultimate ball breaker, was probably the most creative agitator in Jack’s crew. Episode 1 Episode 10 Episode 15 Episode 16 Episode 17 Episode 25 Episode 33 For a transcript of this episode visit our...

Duration:00:31:30

Back in the Saddle Again - Jack "Red" Kelley's Armored Truck Heists

5/2/2022
Jack “Red” Kelley loved taking armored trucks more than any other type of heist. We highlight the larger and more spectacular ones from 1965 to 1967. Plus, one of the men in Jack's crew calls FBI Director J Edgar Hoover from a payphone! Episode 1 Episode 5 Episode 10 Episode 15 Episode 16 For a transcript of this episode visit our website. Follow us on Twitter for sneak peeks of upcoming episodes. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook. Questions or comments, email...

Duration:00:30:11

On The Waterfront - Part 2 - Punchy McLaughlin & Buddy McLean

4/25/2022
The two leaders in Boston's 1960s Gang War were murdered within ten days of one another. We're taking you through the events that led up to their assassinations, the role played by Raymond Patriarca and the mafia, and why Edward "Punchy" McLaughlin and James "Buddy" McLean were ultimately eliminated. Episode 7 Episode 13 Episode 25 For a transcript of this episode visit our website. Follow us on Twitter for sneak peeks of upcoming episodes. You can also find us on Instagram and...

Duration:00:58:42

The Hit Parade of 1965 - The Slain & The Suspects

4/18/2022
The gangland slayings continued in 1965. We're profiling the victims, and sharing own our theories, opinions (and snarky comments) about the FBI's investigations. Episode 25 Episode 17 For a transcript of this episode visit our website. Follow us on Twitter for sneak peeks of upcoming episodes. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook. Questions or comments, email lara@doubledealpodcast.com or nina@doubledealpodcast.com Donate to Lara and Nina

Duration:00:55:34

Frank Smith - Thief, Bomber, Pastor & Nazi Sympathizer

4/11/2022
Frank Smith was more than just a thief. An associate of Raymond Patriarca who was labeled by the press as a "big wheel" and one of the best "dynamite men" in the business, Frank would later be famous for his Nazis in Maine saga and the church he founded there. For a transcript of this episode visit our website. Follow us on Twitter for sneak peeks of upcoming episodes. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook. Questions or comments, email lara@doubledealpodcast.com or...

Duration:00:36:23

Edward "Teddy" Deegan - Part 3 - The Trial & The Aftermath

4/4/2022
The final episode in our three-part series on the 1965 murder of Edward "Teddy" Deegan. If you haven't listened to the previous episodes, you can listen here: Episode 28 Episode 29 Episode 30 For a transcript of this episode visit our website. Follow us on Twitter for sneak peeks of upcoming episodes. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook. Questions or comments, email lara@doubledealpodcast.com or nina@doubledealpodcast.com Donate to Lara and Nina

Duration:00:48:14

Edward "Teddy" Deegan - Part 2 - The Murder Investigation

3/28/2022
Edward "Teddy" Deegan was murdered in Chelsea, Massachusetts on the evening of March 12, 1965. His murderers were never prosecuted. Instead, the FBI launched a decades-long coverup to protect his murderers, using one of them, Joe Barboza, as their primary witness to send 6 innocent men to prison for life. Episode 19 Episode 24 Episode 25 Episode 27 Episode 28 Episode 29 For a transcript of this episode visit our website. Follow us on Twitter for sneak peeks of upcoming episodes. You...

Duration:00:45:19

Edward "Teddy" Deegan - Part 1

3/21/2022
Edward "Teddy" Deegan was murdered in Chelsea, Massachusetts on the evening of March 12, 1965. His murderers were never prosecuted. Instead, the FBI launched a decades-long coverup to protect his murderers, using one of them, Joe Barboza, as their primary witness to send 6 innocent men to prison for life. Episode 19 Episode 24 Episode 25 Episode 27 Episode 28 For a transcript of this episode visit our website. Follow us on Twitter for sneak peeks of upcoming episodes. You can also find...

Duration:00:31:18

New York State of Mind - Raymond Patriarca

3/14/2022
New England mafia boss Raymond Patriarca returns as he attempts to play power games with the New York mafia families, and closer to home in Massachusetts. Spoiler: it ends badly! Episode 21 Episode 22 For a transcript of this episode visit our website. Follow us on Twitter for sneak peeks of upcoming episodes. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook. Questions or comments, email lara@doubledealpodcast.com or nina@doubledealpodcast.com Donate to Lara and Nina.

Duration:00:20:15

The Boys of Winter Hill

3/7/2022
The Winter Hill gang was home to many of Boston's more infamous criminals, and serial killers, including the Flemmi brothers: Jimmy "The Bear" and his brother Stevie "The Rifleman", Howie Winter, "Cadillac" Frank Salemme, and Johnny Martorano. The FBI had a personal interest in all of these men and used them as informants and hitmen in their wars against the mafia and the McLaughlin gang. Episode 13 Episode 19 Episode 25 For a transcript of this episode visit our website. Follow us on...

Duration:00:48:03

The Defense Never Rests - Meet the Lawyers

2/28/2022
Jack Kelley returns with his attorneys, John Fitzgerald and F Lee Bailey. Richie inserts himself into the Plymouth Mail Robbery investigation. The Feds wanted Richie to kidnap one of his fellow crew members OSS-style: using a cigar tube, a mouse, and a lighter. Meet more of Boston's famous mafia defense attorneys: Al Farese, Ronnie Chisholm, and Joe Balliro. Episode 3 Episode 8 Episode 10 Episode 17 Episode 22 Episode 23 Episode 24 Episode 25 For a transcript of this episode visit...

Duration:00:40:56

The Hit Parade 1964

2/21/2022
18 men were murdered gangland-style in 1964 in mafia boss Raymond Patriarca's jurisdiction. Only one of those murders was ever prosecuted. The FBI had chosen a side in the McLean-McLaughlin feud, and used first murder of 1964 to bring the McLaughlins to their knees. Dorothy Barchard - Bonus Episode Jimmy Flemmi - Episode 19 McLaughlin/McLean Feud - Episode 13 Pro Lerner - Episode 18 Joseph Barboza - Episode 24 For a transcript of this episode visit our website. Follow us on Twitter for...

Duration:01:03:22

Dying To Be Made - Joe Barboza - The Early Days

2/14/2022
Self-proclaimed contract killer for the New England Mafia in the 1960s, Joe "The Animal" Barboza would go on to become the FBI's star witness in multiple murder cases. His perjury put numerous innocent people in prison for life. Barboza was placed in Witness Protection and continued to murder with impunity, until his own demise. Episode 23 - Jerry Angiulo Episode 19 - Top Echelon Informant Program Bonus Episode - Dorothy Barchard For a transcript of this episode visit our website. Follow...

Duration:00:38:31

"They're After Me Like a F*ing Animal" - Jerry Angiulo - The Early Days

2/7/2022
Boston crime czar Jerry Angiulo kept a tight inner circle and only worked with his brothers when he started out. Initially confining their activities to bookmaking, the Angiulo enterprise expanded into money lending, restaurants, a country club, radio jingles, and greeting cards, among other things. But as Jerry and his brothers' business grew, so did their circle, which included several FBI informants and a wiretap at their headquarters. For a transcript of this episode visit our website....

Duration:00:27:48

Family Feud - The Hill - Part 2

1/31/2022
As the Gang War in Boston heated up, the gang on Federal Hill in Providence, Rhode Island, had a feud of their own going on. But this time it was very much a family affair. Featuring the crimes and family drama of the Baccaris, the Marfeos, and their extended family. Episode 12 - Disorganized Crime - Raymond Patriarca - The Early Days Episode 21 - La "Causa" Nostra - The Hill - Part 1 For a transcript of this episode visit our website. Follow us on Twitter for sneak peeks of upcoming...

Duration:00:29:06

La "Causa" Nostra - The Hill - Part 1

1/24/2022
In March 1962, the FBI installed a wiretap at New England mafia boss Raymond Patriarca's office in Providence, Rhode Island. The Coin-O-Matic on Atwells Ave. was Grand Central Station with people coming to Raymond with their tributes and complaints. The wiretap was a goldmine for the FBI's intelligence gathering. We introduce the regulars at Raymond's and some of their more comical crimes. Episode 12 - Raymond Patriarca Bonus Episode - Teddy Green For a transcript of this episode visit...

Duration:00:38:06

Uncle Sam Needs You - Cuba, The Mafia, Castro & JFK

1/17/2022
In this episode, we will be discussing the Mafia's role in Cuba, the various plots to kill Castro and theories about the assassination of President Kennedy. For a transcript of this episode visit our website. Follow us on Twitter for sneak peeks of upcoming episodes. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook. Questions or comments, email lara@doubledealpodcast.com or nina@doubledealpodcast.com

Duration:00:37:01

Top Echelon Informant Program - License to Kill

1/10/2022
A gang war raged in Boston throughout the 1960s, and everyone was forced to choose a side. You were either with the McLaughlins or the McLeans. The FBI picked a side too. But in their effort to wipe out the “Italian faction” of organized crime, they made a deal with the devil. For a transcript of this episode visit our website. Follow us on Twitter for sneak peeks of upcoming episodes. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook. Questions or comments, email lara@doubledealpodcast.com...

Duration:00:48:35