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A podcast dedicated to organized crime and drug gangs! From biographies to great interviews to Q/A’s to mob movie reviews. Hosted by Jeff Nadu

The Sit Down: A Mafia History Podcast Jeff Nadu

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A podcast dedicated to organized crime and drug gangs! From biographies to great interviews to Q/A’s to mob movie reviews. Hosted by Jeff Nadu

    Episode 34: Frank Costello

    Episode 34: Frank Costello

    On Episode 34 of the Sit Down, Jeff and special guest: author and mob historian from Black Handprint Mafia, RJ Roger discuss the life and times of Genovese heavyweight Frank Costello. Frank was the most politically connected, regal gangster of all time, using his connections to make a vast amount of money and to bolster the family. He led the family through after boss of all bosses Lucky Luciano went away and his friendships would allow to spend virtually no time in prison and die free. A truly legendary figure. 

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 33: Barney Bellomo

    Episode 33: Barney Bellomo

    On Episode 33 of the Sit Down, Jeff and Blackjack delve into the life of Genovese boss Liborio "Barney" Bellomo. Barney was a prodigy, rising up the ranks being made by 20, a captain by 30 and a boss by 33, gaining the trust of Vincent Gigante. He was a born leader, and according to the government is still very much in control of the most powerful Mafia family in the country. A legend and a fascinating person. We start the show with a Q/A with your sent in questions. 

    Bellomo bio begins at 32 minutes.

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 32: Mad Sam DeStefano

    Episode 32: Mad Sam DeStefano

    On Episode 32 of the Sit Down, Jeff and Blackjack delve into the bizarre and demented life of Chicago gangster "Mad Sam" DeStefano. Sam would become a criminal at a young age, spend a lot of time in jail and learn how to loan shark ultimately becoming one of the biggest in the Windy City. He ruled customers with an iron fist and was involved in some of the most grisly murders in mob history. Ultimately it would all come undone to his bizarre and odd behavior. 

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 31: Operation "Donnie Brasco"

    Episode 31: Operation "Donnie Brasco"

    On Episode 31 of the Sit Down, Jeff delves into the biggest FBI infiltration of the Mafia ever, as agent Joe Pistone transforms into "Donnie Brasco" and becomes an associate in the Bonnano Crime Family. He makes his way through making money, connections and more but also providing the FBI with loads of info. It would be bad for the people involved, we discuss what actually happened and what about the major motion picture was true and false.

    Brasco story begins around 17 min mark

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 30: Sonny Franzese

    Episode 30: Sonny Franzese

    On Episode 30 of the Sit Down, Jeff delves into the life of Colombo underboss and heavyweight Sonny Franzese. When we look back on the Mafia in America, there isn't a more interesting character than Sonny. He was a cold calculated murderer who literally made a fortune in the music and movie business. He had an affair with Marilyn Monroe and lived into his 100's. Quite the life. An episode you have to hear. 

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    • 51 min
    Episode 29: Matty "The Horse" Ianniello

    Episode 29: Matty "The Horse" Ianniello

    On Episode 29 of the Sit Down, Jeff and BlackJack delve into the life of Genovese Family powerhouse Matty "The Horse" Ianniello. Matty was once a war hero who rose to eventually becoming the boss of the family. He was a prolific earner who was even involved in being at a very publicized hit, had a possible connection to Mickey Mantle and we discuss his involvement with James Galante of NETFLIX fame. 

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    • 1 hr 4 min

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