84 episodes

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

    • True Crime
    • 4.1 • 19 Ratings

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

    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.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Brawling with the Bonannos

    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!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Hells Angels: Sonny Barger and Mom Boucher

    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.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Black Organized Crime and the Italian Mafia: the Heroin Years

    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.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Philly Mafia: Past, Present, and Future

    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.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Robbing and Stealing with the Lucchese Crime Family

    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."

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

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Jon

Why not a story on Jon Robert?

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No research

Do some research, very poorly done factually

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Mafia stuff. Sweet.

Good job Roberto. Lolz

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