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.'
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.
The Many Saints of Newark: Our Reviews are In
We watched the Many Saints of Newark and have a lot to say!!! We break down the film and speculate on what this means for the Sopranos Universe moving forward.
FBI Undercover and the North Jersey Mafia
The Original Gangsters Podcast brings you a special interview with former undercover FBI agent Giovanni Rocco. Giovanni first went undercover as an outlaw biker, who happened to be Italian. The Mafia in North Jersey was so impressed with him, they asked him to trade in his biker cut for a pinkie ring. As a result, Giovanni was dealing with higher ups in the DeCavalcante crime family, until the case ended in 2015. The DeCavalcante crime family was the inspiration for the Sopranos television show.
Colombo Crime Family and NY Underworld
Scott Burnstein and James Buccellato focus on the NY underworld in this episode. They begin by discussing the recent wave of federal indictments aimed at the Colombo Crime Family. They also examine allegations Carmine "the Snake" Persico was a federal informant. The hosts also review the latest news regarding outlaw biker clubs in New York.
El Chapo with reporter Noah Hurowitz
The Original Gangsters Podcast sits down with crime reporter Noah Hurowitz to discuss his new book "El Chapo: The Untold Story of the World's Most Infamous Drug Lord." They examine America's War on Drugs, cartel violence in Mexico, political corruption, and the human tragedies connected to the rise and fall of El Chapo. Among the highlights, the author describes the covert relationship between El Chapo and DEA.
The Sopranos Universe
Original Gangsters podcast hosts James Buccellato and Scott Burnstein break down all things Sopranos! The episode starts off with an in-depth discussion regarding the forthcoming film "The Many Saints of Newark." It's only matter of time, however, before they start discussing the original Sopranos series as well. The hosts also speculate on the current state of the DiMeo/Soprano crime family. Scott finishes up with a big announcement regarding his involvement with the BMF television show on Starz.