63 episodes

My name is Lara Chicofsky, and my cohost is Nina Jobe. We created this podcast to shine a light on some of the lesser known characters and crimes in Boston and New England. We've spent the past two years researching the Boston crime scene primarily focusing on the 1960s. There are many podcasts and books available about organized crime in the Boston area, but ours is a bit different. I spent most of my life in my father’s world. Eavesdropping when I was a kid, listening intently when he was at the end of his life. I often took what he said with a grain of salt. He was, after all, a conman, an expert liar and an Academy Award worthy actor, but there was always a sliver of truth in his stories. 

Double Deal - True Stories of Criminals, Crimes and Lies Lara Chicofsky & Nina Jobe

    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 13 Ratings

My name is Lara Chicofsky, and my cohost is Nina Jobe. We created this podcast to shine a light on some of the lesser known characters and crimes in Boston and New England. We've spent the past two years researching the Boston crime scene primarily focusing on the 1960s. There are many podcasts and books available about organized crime in the Boston area, but ours is a bit different. I spent most of my life in my father’s world. Eavesdropping when I was a kid, listening intently when he was at the end of his life. I often took what he said with a grain of salt. He was, after all, a conman, an expert liar and an Academy Award worthy actor, but there was always a sliver of truth in his stories. 

    Not Your Average Joe: Joseph JR Russo & Some North End Tales

    Not Your Average Joe: Joseph JR Russo & Some North End Tales

    Mafia hitman JR Russo makes his debut as Jerry Angiulo returns for hijinks on the high seas.
    The Nite Lite
    They're After Me Like a F***ing Animal
    The Hit Parade of 1966
    The Hit Parade; 1970-1973
    The Defense Never Rests
    Joe Meet Joe
    For a transcript of this episode visit our website. Follow us on Twitter for sneak peeks of upcoming episodes. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook.
    Questions or comments, email lara@doubledealpodcast.com or nina@doubledealpodcast.com
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    • 26 min
    Joe Meet Joe: Joseph Barboza - Part 3 - The Final Act

    Joe Meet Joe: Joseph Barboza - Part 3 - The Final Act

    "Here he was, with all kinds of evidence against him in a death penalty case, and he acted like he was in small claims court. He wasn't concerned at all."
    Joe Barboza goes on trial for the murder of Clay Wilson. But his three favorite Feds -- Harrington, Rico and Condon -- come to Barboza's rescue once again, saving him from death row.
    Dying to be Made
    Teddy Deegan 1
    Teddy Deegan 2
    Teddy Deegan 3
    As the Coin-O-Matic Turns
    The Hit Parade of 1965
    The Hit Parade of 1966
    They're After Me
    Jack's Justice - Part 3
    For a transcript of this episode visit our website. Follow us on Twitter for sneak peeks of upcoming episodes. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook.
    Questions or comments, email lara@doubledealpodcast.com or nina@doubledealpodcast.com
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    • 40 min
    California Dreaming - Joseph Barboza - Part 2

    California Dreaming - Joseph Barboza - Part 2

    "Tell Denny [Condon] I still love him.... if Rico was here, he'd help me." --August 1970 letter from Joe Barboza to Walter Barnes.
    Joe Barboza is back. After perjuring himself at the FBI's behest, Barboza is shipped off to California. But he just can't stay away from Massachusetts and makes multiple trips back home until he's finally arrested in New Bedford in July 1970. And the Feds' cases begin to fall apart.
    Dying to be Made
    Teddy Deegan 1
    Teddy Deegan 2
    Teddy Deegan 3
    As the Coin-O-Matic Turns
    The Hit Parade of 1965
    The Hit Parade of 1966
    They're After Me
    Jack's Justice - Part 3
    Note: Look for the end of Barboza's life and criminal career next week.
    For a transcript of this episode visit our website. Follow us on Twitter for sneak peeks of upcoming episodes. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook.
    Questions or comments, email lara@doubledealpodcast.com or nina@doubledealpodcast.com
    Donate to Lara and Nina

    • 34 min
    The Hit Parade: 1970 to 1973

    The Hit Parade: 1970 to 1973

    The first part of the 1970s saw the beginnings of a new gang war in Boston as Winter Hill began to cement their position in the underworld hierarchy. This week we take you from the 1970 murder of Tommy Ballou to the demise of Spike O'Toole and ending with the execution of Indian Al Notarangeli in February of 1974.
    For a transcript of this episode visit our website. Follow us on Twitter for sneak peeks of upcoming episodes. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook.
    Questions or comments, email lara@doubledealpodcast.com or nina@doubledealpodcast.com
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    • 42 min
    Finding Frankie Salemme - The 1972 Arrest

    Finding Frankie Salemme - The 1972 Arrest

    Frank Salemme, Stephen Flemmi and Peter Poulos take off on SA Rico's instructions. Back home in Boston, Detective Billy Stuart & Hugh Shields go on trial for the 1967 murder of Billy Bennett. Three years later, Salemme is apprehended in NYC, goes on trial for the 1968 Fitzgerald car bombing and is convicted. But Flemmi is free to go.
    For a transcript of this episode visit our website. Follow us on Twitter for sneak peeks of upcoming episodes. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook.
    Questions or comments, email lara@doubledealpodcast.com or nina@doubledealpodcast.com
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    • 34 min
    Piranha: Vinnie Teresa's Tales

    Piranha: Vinnie Teresa's Tales

    Vinnie Teresa followed Jack Kelley into the Witness Protection Program. But Vinnie had a secret: he'd already been an FBI informant for over a decade.
    For a transcript of this episode visit our website. Follow us on Twitter for sneak peeks of upcoming episodes. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook.
    Questions or comments, email lara@doubledealpodcast.com or nina@doubledealpodcast.com
    Donate to Lara and Nina

    • 32 min

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