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Tom La Vecchia, MBA of the New Theory Podcast is proud to present the Armchair MBA, the world through a business lens.

Armchair MBA Tom La Vecchia

    • Business
    • 4.6 • 77 Ratings

Tom La Vecchia, MBA of the New Theory Podcast is proud to present the Armchair MBA, the world through a business lens.

    Dom Cicale Interview | Former Bonanno Captain

    Dom Cicale Interview | Former Bonanno Captain

    Tom chats with Dom Cicale.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Michael Franzese: Inside the New Jersey and Philadelphia Mafia

    Michael Franzese: Inside the New Jersey and Philadelphia Mafia

    In this exclusive interview, former Mafia capo Michael Franzese shares his insights into the history of the New Jersey and Philadelphia mafia. Franzese, who was once one of the most powerful men in the mob, gives a firsthand account of the rise and fall of these two infamous criminal organizations. He talks about the major figures who shaped the mafia in these two cities, the violent wars that were fought between rival gangs, and the corruption that infiltrated law enforcement and politics. Franzese also discusses the current state of the mafia in New Jersey and Philadelphia. He believes that the mob is still a force to be reckoned with, but that it is no longer the powerful organization it once was.
    He attributes this decline to a number of factors, including increased law enforcement pressure, the rise of new criminal groups, and the changing demographics of these two cities. This is a fascinating and revealing interview that provides a unique glimpse into the world of the mafia. Franzese is a charismatic and articulate speaker, and he tells his story with wit and humor. This video is a must-watch for anyone interested in organized crime or the history of New Jersey and Philadelphia.
    The interview was conducted by Tom La Vecchia, best selling author and host of the New Theory Podcast * 
    Franzese is currently a motivational speaker and author. He has written many books about his life in the mafia: "Blood Covenant" and "Confessions of a Mafia Boss. to name a few. He also released Mafia Democracy which is his new best selling title
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    • 26 min
    Real Story of the Cosa Nostra, Ndrangheta and Camorra | John Dickie Author

    Real Story of the Cosa Nostra, Ndrangheta and Camorra | John Dickie Author

    Tom La Vecchia interviews John Dickie who is a Top Mafia Expert and Best Selling Author. They discuss the landscape of Italian organized crime in Italy and abroad. He states his research interests as "Representations of the Italian South, Italian nationalism and national identities, cultural history of liberal Italy, cultural and critical theory, organized crime, Italian food." In 2005 President of the Italian Republic awarded him the Commendatore dell'Ordine della Stella della Solidarietà Italiana (Commander of the Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity), an Italian knighthood. Dickie is the author of various books: Darkest Italy.
    The Nation and Stereotypes of the Mezzogiorno, 1860-1900 (New York, 1999), Cosa Nostra: A History Of The Sicilian Mafia (2004) A "fine achievement" according to Professor Jane Schneider, in European History Quarterly (2008) Delizia! The Epic History of Italians and their Food (2007) Una catastrofe patriottica. 1908: il terremoto di Messina (A Patriotic Catastrophe. 1908: The Earthquake of Messina, Rome, 2008) Blood Brotherhoods: the Rise of the Italian Mafias (2011) Mafia Republic: Italy's Criminal Curse. Cosa Nostra, 'Ndrangheta and Camorra from 1946 to the Present (2014) In 2020 he published The Craft – How the Freemasons Made the Modern World.
    Learn more about John here: https://johndickie.net/

    • 58 min
    Top Canadian / Italian Mafia Expert Discusses Montreal Mob War

    Top Canadian / Italian Mafia Expert Discusses Montreal Mob War

    Top Mafia Expert Antonio Nicaso joins Tom on the podcast.
    Show sponsor: www.JSVCapital.com

    • 44 min
    Are Mob Content Creators Going Too Far?

    Are Mob Content Creators Going Too Far?

    Ex Bonanno Associate discusses how some mob content creators may be taking things too far.
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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Rita Gigante | The Godfathers Daughter | Exclusive Interview

    Rita Gigante | The Godfathers Daughter | Exclusive Interview

    Vincent Gigante was born on March 29, 1928 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. He was previously married to Olympia Grippa. He died on December 19, 2005 in Springfield, Missouri, USA. The current "family" was founded by Charles "Lucky" Luciano and was known as the Luciano crime family from 1931 to 1957, when it was renamed after boss Vito Genovese. Originally in control of the waterfront on the West Side of Manhattan as well as the docks and the Fulton Fish Market on the East River waterfront, the family was run for years by "The Oddfather", Vincent "The Chin" Gigante, who feigned insanity by shuffling unshaven through New York's Greenwich Village wearing a tattered bath robe and muttering to himself incoherently to avoid prosecution. The Genovese family is the oldest and the largest of the "Five Families". Finding new ways to make money in the 21st century, the family took advantage of lax due diligence by banks during the housing bubble with a wave of mortgage frauds. Prosecutors say loan shark victims obtained home equity loans to pay off debts to their mob bankers. The family found ways to use new technology to improve on illegal gambling, with customers placing bets through offshore sites via the Internet.
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    Tom chats with Rita about growing up as Vincent "the Chin" Gigante's daughter.
    Learn more about Rita here: https://www.ritagigante.net/
    Get a copy of Rita's Book: https://www.amazon.com/Godfathers-Dau...
    Day 1 of the 30 for 30 series.
    #RitaGigante #armchairmba #mobstersinc #mafia #genovese #truecrime #spirituality

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

CodyMills316 ,

I’m so sad!!!

I absolutely loved this podcast and I didn’t get to finish listening to them all! I’m so sad about that!!!! Best of luck in your new endeavors!!!

sucks78654 ,

Majelio Montagna

Tom, I like your stuff for the most part. Interview with this Majelio.. come on, bro! Dude’s picture is next to Nuyorican in the dictionary lol, which is cool, but this guy is unbelievably fos. It’s so obvious.

Geofre44 ,

Great content, poor audio

Love the podcast when i can actually hear it. The host audio quality is so poor and unprofessional I’m surprised they actually release it. Great content when I can understand it.

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