30 episodes

Podcast by Michael Vista

The History of Organized Crime Michael Vista

    • Society & Culture

Podcast by Michael Vista

    031 - Singing Sam, the Combine and the Funnel

    031 - Singing Sam, the Combine and the Funnel

    Detroit entered Prohibition on a war footing, however, it wasn't to last too long. Major changes are afoot, as business minded gangsters find a shaky, but peaceful footing. Plus we explore the biggest non-American liquor supplier that was to last throughout the entire experiment, that was handled by the Volstead Act.

    • 29 min
    030 - Who's the Boss

    030 - Who's the Boss

    1920 New York City is on the brink of a shift in power, as the former Boss of Bosses Giuseppe Morello is released from prison. The current Boss, Salvatore D'Aquila is looking to maintain his hold of the title, but some don't want him to have it and younger men are rising through the ranks in reputation, cunning or just plain luck.

    • 32 min
    029-Prohibition: Products, Provinces, Paisans and Partitions

    029-Prohibition: Products, Provinces, Paisans and Partitions

    As Prohibition begins we take a look at how breweries stayed in business. We'll also visit the main territories throughout the United States. from New Orleans to Detroit, From New York to Kansas City. Some are peaceful, some divided and some are just plain war zones.

    • 26 min
    028 - O' Bratva Where Art Thou?

    028 - O' Bratva Where Art Thou?

    A massive Empire is carved from Eastern Europe to the Pacific, but is so large and unwieldy it cannot quite advance. From this Empire the many forces of Socialism take hold, creating a slave labor force which results in an underground gang organizing in the very prisons controlled by the state.

    • 31 min
    027 - Unlucky Hand: The Yakuza

    027 - Unlucky Hand: The Yakuza

    After the unification of Japan, under the Tokugawa Shogun, two groups of low tier society become the seeds planted for the Yakuza. They have a long journey before them, but the inspiration of one man, leads another who lives in the area between the political and the criminal worlds. By doing so, he accidently finds one of the worlds most dangerous organized crime syndicates, who are possibly more powerful than the modern day Mafia.

    • 38 min
    026 - As the World Turns Pt 3: Bigots, Ballots and Booze

    026 - As the World Turns Pt 3: Bigots, Ballots and Booze

    As the Progressive Era comes into being, they garner much in the way of the governments ear, but drastically underestimate the realities of the streets and roadways of America. Regardless, it helped women get the right to vote and literally handed gangsters the keys to liquor distribution throughout the United States.

    • 30 min

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