60 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

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    • 3.8 • 10 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.' 

    Ricardo "Monkey" Morales and the CIA/Cocaine Connection

    Ricardo "Monkey" Morales and the CIA/Cocaine Connection

    Ric Morales joins us for this episode as we examine the extraordinary life of Ricardo "Monkey" Morales. Morales Sr. started off as an anti-Castro guerilla fighter and CIA intelligence asset based in Miami. During that time he also moonlighted as Lefty Rosenthal's enforcer. After fighting abroad in some of CIA's dirty wars of the 1960s and 1970s, Morales returned to Miami as a cocaine cowboy. We also explore allegations Monkey Morales was connected to the JFK assassination!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Giacalone Crew with FBI Agent Mike Carone

    The Giacalone Crew with FBI Agent Mike Carone

    FBI agent Mike Carone joins us to discuss the infamous Giacalone brothers crew in Detroit. We start off by examining the Capital Street Social Club, a multicultural subunit of the Giacalone gambling operations. From there we cover a lot of ground, including the Vegas skim and the unsolved disappearance of labor leader Jimmy Hoffa.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Alpo Martinez and the Drug Lords of Harlem

    Alpo Martinez and the Drug Lords of Harlem

    Today's episode examines the recent assassination of street legend Alpo Martinez. To contextualize the Martinez case study, we look at other Harlem drug lords, such as Rich Porter, Azie Faison, Clarence "the Preacher" Heatley, Frank Lucas, and Nicky Barnes.

    • 59 min
    John "No Nose" DiFronzo and the Chicago Outfit

    John "No Nose" DiFronzo and the Chicago Outfit

    The week's episode examines the legacy of former Chicago Mafia boss John "No Nose" DiFronzo. For example, was he involved in the brutal murders of the Spilotro brothers (as depicted in the film Casino)? The episode also address rumors DiFronzo was a confidential informant.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Purple Gang with author Daniel Waugh

    The Purple Gang with author Daniel Waugh

    James Buccellato sits down with author Daniel Waugh to discuss Detroit's legendary Purple Gang. Did the Jewish Purple Gang get along with the Italian Mafia? Did the Purple Gang work with Al Capone? Were the Purples involved in the infamous St. Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago? Daniel Waugh sets the record straight. Waugh is the author of several books about Prohibition era gangland.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    OJ Simpson and the Mob

    OJ Simpson and the Mob

    Was OJ Simpson connected to the Mob? Did federal law enforcement investigate Simpson and Kardashian for involvement in organized crime? Did Nicole Simpson owe money to a mobbed up drug dealer? Was OJ driving around with a made member of the Mafia the night Nicole and Ron Goldman were murdered? The Original Gangsters Podcast explore these questions and other gangland rumors surrounding the Juice.

    • 1 hr 7 min

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