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Johnny Depp might have played Donnie Brasco in the Academy Award-nominated film, but the real-life hero is Joe Pistone. Pistone came up on the mean streets of Patterson, New Jersey before going deep undercover and spending six years inside the Bonanno and Columbo crime families. In the new podcast “Deep Cover-The Real Donnie Brasco,” Joe Pistone shares the true stories of his time with The Mob to his friend, and our host, actor Leo Rossi. If you loved the Sopranos--“Fuhggedaboutit”--this is The Real Donnie Brasco.

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Johnny Depp might have played Donnie Brasco in the Academy Award-nominated film, but the real-life hero is Joe Pistone. Pistone came up on the mean streets of Patterson, New Jersey before going deep undercover and spending six years inside the Bonanno and Columbo crime families. In the new podcast “Deep Cover-The Real Donnie Brasco,” Joe Pistone shares the true stories of his time with The Mob to his friend, and our host, actor Leo Rossi. If you loved the Sopranos--“Fuhggedaboutit”--this is The Real Donnie Brasco.

    Donnie Brasco Goes To Hollywood

    Donnie Brasco Goes To Hollywood

    In this Season 1 finale of Deep Cover, Leo Rossi and Joe Pistone reminisce on tales of Hollywood related to the production of the movie, Donnie Brasco, and more. They’ve known each other for years and have many stories to share to prove it. Joe may have been deep undercover with the mafia, but according to him, Hollywood executives are the ones not to be trusted. Coming soon, Deep Cover Season 2, will continue where Joe left off, sharing more stories of his time deep undercover in not just America, but overseas as well.


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    • 32 min
    Johnny Depp is Donnie Brasco

    Johnny Depp is Donnie Brasco

    Leo Rossi and Joe Pistone get into the showbiz of Donnie Brasco, the movie. Revealing stories of what it was like to work with an A-list actor like Johnny Depp, especially the relationship of respect established between Depp and Joe. Joe Pistone also reveals what parts of the movie were true to his actual experience undercover, and which were fictionalized for the big screen.     


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    • 26 min
    Close Calls and Untold Stories, Part 2

    Close Calls and Untold Stories, Part 2

    In this two-part episode, Leo and Joe continue to reveal close calls and other untold stories from Joe’s time deep undercover, as Donnie Brasco. From the dangers of wearing a wire, to meeting a doctor that wanted to sell drugs to the mob, and other curious occurrences that will have you wondering how he did it all and made it out unscathed. What was it really like working with Lefty Ruggiero? Joe Pistone, aka Donnie Brasco, will tell you.   


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    • 26 min
    Close Calls and Untold Stories, Part 1

    Close Calls and Untold Stories, Part 1

    In this two-part episode, Leo and Joe reveal close calls and other untold stories from Joe’s time deep undercover, as Donnie Brasco. From the dangers of wearing a wire, to meeting a doctor that wanted to sell drugs to the mob, and other curious occurrences that will have you wondering how he did it all and made it out unscathed. What was it like to share an apartment with Sonny Black, a caporegime in the Bonanno crime family? Joe Pistone, aka Donnie Brasco, will tell you.


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    • 30 min
    Three Capos Murder

    Three Capos Murder

    Leo Rossi and Joe Pistone dive deeper into the three capos murder that took place towards the end of the Donnie Brasco operation. A big war was going on in the Bonanno family that led to the ultimate murder of Philip Giaccone, Al Indelicato and Dominick Trinchera. Joe has special insight into this event, because he was still undercover when Sonny Black placed the hit to prevent the further planning by the three capos, to overthrow the Bonanno boss.


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    • 23 min
    Q&A with Leo and Joe, Part 2

    Q&A with Leo and Joe, Part 2

    Joe Pistone and Leo Rossi sit down to answer more of the listener’s questions. This time, Joe talks about his family, the impact his work has had on the world of deep cover operations, and even Leo gets to answer a few questions! All of these questions, and more, are answered in this two-part Q&A.


    - 00:45 – Was there anything Joe enjoyed about working for the mafia?
    - 01:52 – Would Joe have done anything different?
    - 02:45 – What other criminal profession would Joe have liked to have learned?
    - 04:54 – Which crime family dealt in white collar crime?
    - 05:30 – Does Joe feel proud of the impact his work as Donnie Brasco had? 
    - 07:04 – How did Joe’s family cope with his time deep undercover?
    - 08:53 – What was Leo’s favorite part of Joe’s story?
    - 09:50 – Does Leo think he would’ve been able to have done what Joe did?
    - 11:00 – How did Leo and Joe meet?
    - 12:15 – Was Joe satisfied with the results of the operation?
    - 15:40 – What is Joe’s favorite mafia film besides Donnie Brasco?
    - 19:50 - Does Joe still look over his shoulder?
    - 24:00 – Bonus question.


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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
116 Ratings

116 Ratings

alive and making ,

You probably know what to expect but,

It’s still gripping. Interesting, entertaining men chatting about an incredibly thrilling adventure in an FBI agents career. It’s like being invited to lunch in little Italy w/ some well seasoned locals telling you secret stories.

Gino Casa ,

Deep Cover

This is a must if you see or have seen the movie Donnie Brasco. Enthralling. This is a true inside look on how the New York mob worked. Not a Hollywood made up story.

onefoejoe ,

Carol

Love the story. So intriguing. Can’t imagine living that life. Really have to be one or two steps ahead at all times or it could cost you your life. Wow!!

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