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Original Gangsters, a true crime talk podcast 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.'

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 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.'

    Chicago Underworld Special

    Chicago Underworld Special

    We discuss the latest news regarding the Chicago Outfit. Part of the episode includes a discussion regarding the state execution of Murray Hooper. He was an Outfit associate and given the death penalty for a 1980 double homicide.

    • 57 min
    New England Mafia Undercover

    New England Mafia Undercover

    We're talking to former Rhode Island undercover police investigator Steve O'Donnell. Steve had infiltrated the Patriarca Crime Family as an undercover agent and eventually served as superintendent for Rhode Island state police. We discuss his investigations and get his insight regarding the latest news on alleged Patriarca underboss Eddie Lato.

    • 58 min
    Latest on Jam Master Jay Murder Investigation

    Latest on Jam Master Jay Murder Investigation

    We're talking with investigative journalist Frank Owen about the 20th anniversary of Jam Master Jay's murder. Jay was a member of the legendary group RUN DMC. Frank reports the murder was indirectly connected to a drug deal gone bad involving BMF (Black Mafia Family).

    • 53 min
    The Merlino-Stanfa Mafia War

    The Merlino-Stanfa Mafia War

    We examine the Merlino-Stanfa Mafia war in Philadelphia during the 1990s. We also discuss the ramifications of this war throughout the Philly underworld in the 2000s.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    "American Murderer" Director Matthew Gentile

    "American Murderer" Director Matthew Gentile

    We interviewed Hollywood director Matthew Gentile for this episode! Gentile wrote and directed "American Murderer," a film in theaters now. The film is based on the true story of Jason Derek Brown. JDB was a conman, armed robber, and murderer. Brown was also on the FBI's Top Ten Most Wanted list.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Detroit's Italian Mafia and Narcotics

    Detroit's Italian Mafia and Narcotics

    We examine Detroit's Italian Mafia and the global narcotics trade. It's an intriguing web that involves Jimmy Hoffa and infamous drug networks like the French Connection and Pizza Connection. We also discuss poll results from our You Tube channel.

    • 1 hr 18 min

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