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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 • 18 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. 

    The Hit Parade of 1974

    The Hit Parade of 1974

    Over 130 murders were committed in Boston in 1974 with one day in mid January seeing three slayings in less than 16 hours. The year didn’t end much differently with two men being shot five minutes apart. We're highlighting many of those hits and a few others outside of the state, including Joe Schiavone in Rhode Island.
    Next week's episode will be dedicated to the Lady of the Dunes, and the following week will be The Hit Parade of 1975.
    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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    • 22 min
    A Tale of Two Thieves, Well Many Thieves

    A Tale of Two Thieves, Well Many Thieves

    We're back this with our favorite topic: bank robberies, armored truck heists and colorful characters! There are a few familiar names from last season, some new ones, and we journey a little bit outside of Massachusetts.
    Linked episodes:
    Prison Break!
    Joe Meet Joe
    The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight
    Hit Parade: 1970-1973
    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

    • 28 min
    Frank Salemme - A Tribute

    Frank Salemme - A Tribute

    Frank Salemme passed away on December 13, 2022. This week's episode is a short tribute to his life along with a few perhaps lesser known stories. There will be much more to come about Frankie and his activities later this season. Next week, we’ll be looking at the bank robberies of the 1970s.
    Linked Episodes:
    Dottie Barchard Bonus,
    The Boys of Winter Hill
    The Defense Never Rests
    Dying to be Made
    Finding Frankie
    Salemme's Congressional testimony.
    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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    • 17 min
    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
    Donate to Lara and Nina

    • 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
    Donate to Lara and Nina

    • 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

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