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.'
Digging for Hoffa: Mysteries and Murders
We're discussing the anniversary of Jimmy Hoffa's disappearance and the latest on efforts to find his remains. We also talk about some of the murders that occurred during the fallout over Hoffa's disappearance.
Brawling with the Bonannos
Scott Burnstein teams up with former Mafioso John Pennisi and Philadelphia crime reporter Dave Schratwieser to discuss a Bonanno brouhaha. During a recent Mafia funeral in NY, a brawl erupted between different factions of the Bonanno crime family. Not only that, but the fisticuffs involved outlaw bikers!
Hells Angels: Sonny Barger and Mom Boucher
We're examining the lives and legacies of legendary Hells Angels Sonny Barger and Mom Boucher. Both men were street legends and incredibly influential within the specific world of outlaw bikers as well as underworld in general.
Black Organized Crime and the Italian Mafia: the Heroin Years
We start the episode by discussing iconic Harlem drug kingpins of the 1970s, such as Melvin Combs (P-Diddy's father), Frank Matthews, Nicky Barnes, and Frank Lucas. Legendary DEA undercover agent Frank Panessa joins us and explains how the African American crime bosses and Italian Mafia worked together as a global heroin network.
Philly Mafia: Past, Present, and Future
We're examining the history, present, and future of the Scarfo-Bruno crime family in Philadelphia. For example, we discuss the current legal cases against prominent members of the organization.
Robbing and Stealing with the Lucchese Crime Family
We're looking at some of the most infamous heists associated with the Lucchese crime family in NY. Part of our discussion includes the story behind Lucchese associate Henry Hill's drug bust. Hill was the inspiration for the classic film "Goodfellas."
Why not a story on Jon Robert?
Do some research, very poorly done factually
Mafia stuff. Sweet.
Good job Roberto. Lolz