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Journey into the underworld of American organized crime and the stories behind the rise and fall of the most notorious mobsters in history. From Charles “Lucky” Luciano and John Gotti, to Donnie Brasco, “Bugsy” Siegel and Dutch Schultz–Mafia explores the lives of our greatest gangsters and the cops and attorneys who worked to bring them down.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.3 • 431 Ratings

Journey into the underworld of American organized crime and the stories behind the rise and fall of the most notorious mobsters in history. From Charles “Lucky” Luciano and John Gotti, to Donnie Brasco, “Bugsy” Siegel and Dutch Schultz–Mafia explores the lives of our greatest gangsters and the cops and attorneys who worked to bring them down.

    From Deep Cover: Who Was Bob Cooley?

    From Deep Cover: Who Was Bob Cooley?

    Deep Cover tells true stories of crime and corruption. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jake Halpern reveals dark underworlds most of us know nothing about. The new season, Mob Land, tells the true story of a high-rolling Chicago lawyer who fixed court cases for the mob. He did this for years... until he decided to betray them and work with the FBI!

    He wears a wire to expose a black market of corruption - where politicians were bought and justice was sold. Where, for the right price, even murderers could walk free. With first-hand interviews from FBI agents, mobsters, family members, and criminals, the story is truly a wild journey into a world of corruption, murder and deceit.

    Today, we're sharing a preview of Episode 1. You can listen to the new season of Deep Cover now at https://link.chtbl.com/infamousamericadeepcover

    • 8 min
    Crossing Paths

    Crossing Paths

    To the casual observer, organized crime is viewed as a singular entity, spearheaded by a powerful mafioso or crime family. In reality, it’s a multi-faceted network built on generations of blind loyalty, spawning corruption and ruthless violence.

    In this episode, we’ll follow the path from Charles “Lucky” Luciano and his merciless plot to end a brutal power struggle in New York to Joseph Valachi, whose testimony opened the vault to a world previously hidden in the shadows.

    This episode is sponsored by:
    Burrow
    Babbel - Promo code: MAFIA
    BetterHelp

    Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by Damiano Baldoni. Music featured in this episode: “Smoke” by Rafael Archangel; “Fog” and “Gates” by Sergey Cheremisinov; “Difference,” “Imminence,” “Snowfall,” and “Universe in Hands” by Kai Engel; “Walking Along” and “Waltz (Tchaikovsky Op. 40)” by Kevin MacLeod.

    Sound Effects from freesound.org | Additional sound effects from freesfx.co.uk. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

    • 27 min
    Raymond Patriarca (Part 2)

    Raymond Patriarca (Part 2)

    Following the retirement of Filippo Buccola in 1952, Raymond Patriarca was promoted to boss of the New England crime family. He became a dominant force in all illicit, political, and labor union activities.

    After years of trying to infiltrate the New England crime family, the FBI finally succeeded when Joe Barboza, a hitman for Patriarca, became an informant. Raymond Patriarca would be imprisoned in 1969, but his greatest heist was yet to come.

    Special thanks to Gary Jenkins of the true crime podcast Gangland Wire; Joe Broadmeadow, Author and Founder of JEBWizard Publishing; Tim White, Investigative Reporter and Co-Author of “The Last Good Heist,” and former Rhode Island State Police Superintendent, Brendan P. Doherty.

    Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by Damiano Baldoni. Music featured in this episode: “Deep Space” by Almusic34; “Misery” by Damiano Baldoni; “Computations” by Scott Buckley; “Gates” and “Old All” by Sergey Cheremisinov; “January” and “Snowfall” by Kai Engel; “Bankrupt” by Jahzzar; “How the Night Came" by Showdown; “Angst” by Xenojam.

    Sound Effects from freesound.org | Additional sound effects from freesfx.co.uk. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

    • 24 min
    Raymond Patriarca (Part 1)

    Raymond Patriarca (Part 1)

    Prior to Prohibition, two separate Mafia families emerged in New England, one based in Boston, Massachusetts and the other based in Providence, Rhode Island. By 1932, both families combined and became a force to be reckoned with. Over time, the New England crime family would soon become synonymous with one cunning and ruthless leader, Raymond Patriarca. But one concealed microphone by the FBI would reveal all of Patriarca’s secrets.

    Special thanks to Gary Jenkins of the true crime podcast Gangland Wire; Joe Broadmeadow, Author and Founder of JEBWizard Publishing; and Tim White, Investigative Reporter and Co-Author of “The Last Good Heist.”

    Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by Damiano Baldoni. Music featured in this episode: “Gray” and “Smoke” by Rafael Archangel; “Misery” by Damiano Baldoni; “Lucerna,” and “She Wolf In My Heart” by Sergey Cheremisinov; “Dark Alleys” and “Snowfall” by Kai Engel; “Bankrupt” by Jahzzar; “On the Ground,” “Rollin’ at 5,” and “Waltz (Tchaikovsky Op. 40)” by Kevin MacLeod.

    Sound Effects from freesound.org | Additional sound effects from freesfx.co.uk. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

    • 27 min
    Frank "The Enforcer" Nitti

    Frank "The Enforcer" Nitti

    1920's Chicago – the beginnings of the infamous Chicago Outfit. Frank Nitti, friend of notorious gangster Al Capone, went from struggling breadwinner to leading one of the country's most powerful organized crime groups. Diversifying the Outfit's portfolio by branching out into new and lucrative forms of crime, and even inventing a new way to kill someone that would be widely adopted by the mob.

    This episode is sponsored by:
    Best Fiends
    BetterHelp
    Babbel - Promo code: MAFIA

    Special thanks to Geoff Schumacher and the Mob Museum.

    Music by Damiano Baldoni, Sergey Cheremisinov, and Kai Engel. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

    • 39 min
    Kirksey Nix

    Kirksey Nix

    It’s the early 1970's in Biloxi, Mississippi. Kirksey Nix, one of the leading members of the Dixie Mafia, had been convicted of murder and began a life sentence without the possibility of parole. Despite this, Nix would continue heading up his gang from prison, orchestrate a hit on a local judge and his wife, and even target and scam gay men out of their money over the phone.

    This episode is sponsored by:
    Babbel - Promo code: MAFIA
    ManScaped
    IPVanish

    Special thanks to Synova Cantrell.

    Music by Damiano Baldoni, Sergey Cheremisinov, and Kai Engel. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
431 Ratings

431 Ratings

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Brill

I really love the structure of this (bar the adverts) the contributors just give it energy . Cannot wait to listen on the way to and from work avoid the doom and gloom of CV19

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Great Podcast

Great series with well researched info. Shame about the really annoying ads though, often appearing mid sentence. The worst is the Devils in the dark ad with an awful plug.

P. S. Doff ,

Too many intrusive ads

7 mins of ads in a 29 min episode is excessive. Plus, they are really intrusive, often cutting the speaker off in the middle of a word (one particularly annoying advert is also for a podcast with some posh girl glibly laughing and joking about serial killers, which is pretty tasteless). The podcast itself is worth 4/5 but the relentless advertising spoils it.

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