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Original Gangsters, a True Crime Talk Podcast

Original Gangsters, a True Crime Talk Podcast

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Original Gangsters, a True Crime Talk Podcast

Original Gangsters, a True Crime Talk Podcast

Original Gangsters, a True Crime Talk Podcast

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Original Gangsters, a true crime talk podcast from Executive Producer Roberto Boschian, explores crime and culture, and finds the nexus behind everyone's favorite true crime movies, TV shows, and music. Hosts Scott Burnstein, true crime author and investigative journalist, and Dr. James Buccellato, true crime author and social scientist bring you exclusive interviews with former organized crime associates, law enforcement, as well as actors and musicians. Hear true stories from people who were there, in the 'life.'

Latest Episodes

Original Gangster: Frank Panessa And The Pizza Connection Case

Frank Panessa was a Drug Enforcement Administration agent for 28 years. He had numerous undercover roles in the United States, Europe, Asia and Central America. He infiltrated the Sicilian Mafia in the infamous “Pizza Connection” case that resulted in the conviction of high-level Sicilian wholesale distributors of heroin.Panessa also discusses his role in the investigation of Detroit's Giacalone family

56 MIN2 w ago
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Original Gangster: Frank Panessa And The Pizza Connection Case

Elaine Smith: From Teacher To Crime-Buster

Elaine Smith’s story exposes her tough climb up the ladder of acceptance and ultimate success as she broke into the macho, male-dominated criminal justice system, and helped take down the Chicago Outfit.

54 MINJUL 2
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Elaine Smith: From Teacher To Crime-Buster

Ex-FBI Agent Helps Bring Down The Chicago Mob In The 1980's

Elaine Smith, who went from school teacher to crime-buster. Smith’s story exposes her tough climb up the ladder of acceptance and ultimate success as she broke into the macho, male-dominated criminal justice system, and helped take down the Chicago Outfit.

54 MINJUL 1
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Ex-FBI Agent Helps Bring Down The Chicago Mob In The 1980's

Original Gangsters: The Latest On Big Meech And The Black Mafia Family

The Original Gangsters podcast discuss the latest on Big Meech and the Black Mafia Family. They also examine the Canadian underworld, and outlaw biker violence in NY. Plus, Scott Burnstein reviews the new "Capone" film.

48 MINJUN 6
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Original Gangsters: The Latest On Big Meech And The Black Mafia Family

Operation Motor City Mafia: What Brought Down The Biggest Drug Org In The US

On this episode of Original Gangsters, the hosts talk to Frank Scartozzi, a federal agent and key investigator in the Operation Motor City Mafia case that brought down the Black Mafia Family in October of 2005. It was the biggest bust of a domestic drug organization in American history.

34 MINMAY 14
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Operation Motor City Mafia: What Brought Down The Biggest Drug Org In The US

Reporter Stephanie Barry Talks Organized Crime In Massachusetts

Since 2010, Barry’s reporting has focused on Springfield organized crime and white-collar crime including the Genovese crime family.

48 MINAPR 29
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Reporter Stephanie Barry Talks Organized Crime In Massachusetts

Tiger King's 'Scarface' & More Back Burner Mob Movies To Watch

EThe mob connection to Tiger King revealed, plus now that you've seen the classics, what mob movies should you watch that are on the back burner?

68 MINMAR 31
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Tiger King's 'Scarface' & More Back Burner Mob Movies To Watch

80's Boston Club Owner Harry Booras

EThe Channel rock club was founded by Harry Booras in the spring of 1980. The mob, through a series of intimidation and suspected bankruptcy fraud, managed to get control of the Channel in early 1992. There would be threats, car fires, and at least one man would lose his life.

26 MINFEB 28
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80's Boston Club Owner Harry Booras

Pro Football And The Mob With Dan Moldea

EWere pro football players fixing games for the mob? Did Owners cover it up? We talk to legendary investigative journalist Dan Moldea about the golden age of sports betting and the NFL.

61 MINFEB 12
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Pro Football And The Mob With Dan Moldea

100th Anniversary of Prohibition

The ban on booze went into effect on Jaunuary 17, 1920 and changed the underworld forever. The OG podcast talk bootleggers, speakeasies, and the Purple Gang.

49 MINJAN 25
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100th Anniversary of Prohibition

Latest Episodes

Original Gangster: Frank Panessa And The Pizza Connection Case

Frank Panessa was a Drug Enforcement Administration agent for 28 years. He had numerous undercover roles in the United States, Europe, Asia and Central America. He infiltrated the Sicilian Mafia in the infamous “Pizza Connection” case that resulted in the conviction of high-level Sicilian wholesale distributors of heroin.Panessa also discusses his role in the investigation of Detroit's Giacalone family

56 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Original Gangster: Frank Panessa And The Pizza Connection Case

Elaine Smith: From Teacher To Crime-Buster

Elaine Smith’s story exposes her tough climb up the ladder of acceptance and ultimate success as she broke into the macho, male-dominated criminal justice system, and helped take down the Chicago Outfit.

54 MINJUL 2
Comments
Elaine Smith: From Teacher To Crime-Buster

Ex-FBI Agent Helps Bring Down The Chicago Mob In The 1980's

Elaine Smith, who went from school teacher to crime-buster. Smith’s story exposes her tough climb up the ladder of acceptance and ultimate success as she broke into the macho, male-dominated criminal justice system, and helped take down the Chicago Outfit.

54 MINJUL 1
Comments
Ex-FBI Agent Helps Bring Down The Chicago Mob In The 1980's

Original Gangsters: The Latest On Big Meech And The Black Mafia Family

The Original Gangsters podcast discuss the latest on Big Meech and the Black Mafia Family. They also examine the Canadian underworld, and outlaw biker violence in NY. Plus, Scott Burnstein reviews the new "Capone" film.

48 MINJUN 6
Comments
Original Gangsters: The Latest On Big Meech And The Black Mafia Family

Operation Motor City Mafia: What Brought Down The Biggest Drug Org In The US

On this episode of Original Gangsters, the hosts talk to Frank Scartozzi, a federal agent and key investigator in the Operation Motor City Mafia case that brought down the Black Mafia Family in October of 2005. It was the biggest bust of a domestic drug organization in American history.

34 MINMAY 14
Comments
Operation Motor City Mafia: What Brought Down The Biggest Drug Org In The US

Reporter Stephanie Barry Talks Organized Crime In Massachusetts

Since 2010, Barry’s reporting has focused on Springfield organized crime and white-collar crime including the Genovese crime family.

48 MINAPR 29
Comments
Reporter Stephanie Barry Talks Organized Crime In Massachusetts

Tiger King's 'Scarface' & More Back Burner Mob Movies To Watch

EThe mob connection to Tiger King revealed, plus now that you've seen the classics, what mob movies should you watch that are on the back burner?

68 MINMAR 31
Comments
Tiger King's 'Scarface' & More Back Burner Mob Movies To Watch

80's Boston Club Owner Harry Booras

EThe Channel rock club was founded by Harry Booras in the spring of 1980. The mob, through a series of intimidation and suspected bankruptcy fraud, managed to get control of the Channel in early 1992. There would be threats, car fires, and at least one man would lose his life.

26 MINFEB 28
Comments
80's Boston Club Owner Harry Booras

Pro Football And The Mob With Dan Moldea

EWere pro football players fixing games for the mob? Did Owners cover it up? We talk to legendary investigative journalist Dan Moldea about the golden age of sports betting and the NFL.

61 MINFEB 12
Comments
Pro Football And The Mob With Dan Moldea

100th Anniversary of Prohibition

The ban on booze went into effect on Jaunuary 17, 1920 and changed the underworld forever. The OG podcast talk bootleggers, speakeasies, and the Purple Gang.

49 MINJAN 25
Comments
100th Anniversary of Prohibition

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