41 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
    • 4.6 • 9 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 1966

    The Hit Parade of 1966

    There was a total of 15 gangland slayings in the Boston area and Providence, RI between April and December 1966. We profile the Boston murder victims, share our own theories and, as usual, our snarky remarks. *Note: Willie Marfeo's murder and Billie Aggie's disappearance will each have their own episodes. Episode – Hit Parade 1965 Episode – Frank Smith Episode – The Boys of Winter Hill Episode – The Hit Parade 1964 Episode – Dying to be Made – Joe Barboza Episode – They’re After Me Like a F*cking Animal – Jerry Angiulo 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.comDonate to Lara and Nina

    • 37 min
    Mutual Harassment - The Plymouth Mail Robbery Investigation Continues

    Mutual Harassment - The Plymouth Mail Robbery Investigation Continues

    After the Plymouth Mail Truck Robbery, Jack and his crew were under constant surveillance by the Postal Inspectors, Feds, Staties and local Police. But it was mainly the Postals who were breathing down their necks. Not one to be a victim, Jack gave it back to them. Lara's dad, Richie, the ultimate ball breaker, was probably the most creative agitator in Jack’s crew.Episode 1Episode 10Episode 15Episode 16Episode 17Episode 25Episode 33For 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.comDonate to Lara and Nina

    • 31 min
    Back in the Saddle Again - Jack "Red" Kelley's Armored Truck Heists

    Back in the Saddle Again - Jack "Red" Kelley's Armored Truck Heists

    Jack “Red” Kelley loved taking armored trucks more than any other type of heist. We highlight the larger and more spectacular ones from 1965 to 1967. Plus, one of the men in Jack's crew calls FBI Director J Edgar Hoover from a payphone!Episode 1Episode 5Episode 10Episode 15Episode 16For 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.comDonate to Lara and Nina

    • 30 min
    On The Waterfront - Part 2 - Punchy McLaughlin & Buddy McLean

    On The Waterfront - Part 2 - Punchy McLaughlin & Buddy McLean

    The two leaders in Boston's 1960s Gang War were murdered within ten days of one another. We're taking you through the events that led up to their assassinations, the role played by Raymond Patriarca and the mafia, and why Edward "Punchy" McLaughlin and James "Buddy" McLean were ultimately eliminated.Episode 7Episode 13Episode 25For 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.comDonate to Lara and Nina

    • 58 min
    The Hit Parade of 1965 - The Slain & The Suspects

    The Hit Parade of 1965 - The Slain & The Suspects

    The gangland slayings continued in 1965. We're profiling the victims, and sharing own our theories, opinions (and snarky comments) about the FBI's investigations.Episode 25Episode 17For 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.comDonate to Lara and Nina

    • 55 min
    Frank Smith - Thief, Bomber, Pastor & Nazi Sympathizer

    Frank Smith - Thief, Bomber, Pastor & Nazi Sympathizer

    Frank Smith was more than just a thief. An associate of Raymond Patriarca who was labeled by the press as a "big wheel" and one of the best "dynamite men" in the business, Frank would later be famous for his Nazis in Maine saga and the church he founded there.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.comDonate to Lara and Nina

    • 37 min

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