64 episodes

Original Gangsters, a true crime talk podcast explores crime and culture, and finds the nexus behind everyone's favorite true crime movies, TV shows, and music. Hosts Scott Burnstein, true crime author and investigative journalist, and Dr. James Buccellato, true crime author and social scientist bring you exclusive interviews with former organized crime associates, law enforcement, as well as actors and musicians. Hear true stories from people who were there, in the 'life.' 

Original Gangsters, a True Crime Talk Podcast Original Gangsters, a True Crime Talk Podcast

    • True Crime
    • 4.5 • 321 Ratings

Original Gangsters, a true crime talk podcast explores crime and culture, and finds the nexus behind everyone's favorite true crime movies, TV shows, and music. Hosts Scott Burnstein, true crime author and investigative journalist, and Dr. James Buccellato, true crime author and social scientist bring you exclusive interviews with former organized crime associates, law enforcement, as well as actors and musicians. Hear true stories from people who were there, in the 'life.' 

    Barry Slotnick and Defending Colombo and Gotti

    Barry Slotnick and Defending Colombo and Gotti

    For this episode we sit down with prominent NY defense attorney Stuart Slotnick. We discuss his father Barry Slotnick's new book with legendary crime author James Patterson. Barry Slotnick defended some of New York's most iconic gangsters, including Joe Colombo and the Dapper Don John Gotti. Among other stories, we discuss how Slotnick and Joe Colombo influenced the Godfather.

    • 50 min
    Where is the Hoffa Kill House?

    Where is the Hoffa Kill House?

    The Original Gangsters Podcast is back with new episode for the new year!! We're focusing on the Giacalone crew in Detroit and their alleged involvement in the disappearance of labor leader Jimmy Hoffa. Overall, we debate and discuss the location of Hoffa's murder.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Mob and the Music Industry with CM Kushins

    The Mob and the Music Industry with CM Kushins

    This episode is pop culture extravaganza with author CM Kushins! We start by discussing the legacy of crime writer and Detroit native Elmore Leonard. This discussion includes an examination of Quentin Tarantino's related films. We then focus on the mob and the music industry. The Brute Music Festival of 1977 is at the heart of this story. Behind the scenes you had Vincente "the Chin" Gigante, the Genovese crime family, and five unsolved murders!!

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Layton "the Beast" Simon: Detroit OG

    Layton "the Beast" Simon: Detroit OG

    An Original Gangsters Podcast exclusive!! The fellas interviewed former Detroit kingpin and street legend Layton "the Beast" Simon. Layton is the inspiration for the BMF tv show character "Lamar Silas." Simon talks about his life in the game and his interactions with other Detroit street legends like Chester Campbell, Butch Jones (YBI), White Boy Rick, and the Flenory Brothers. Layton even describes the time he beefed with Big Meech.

    • 58 min
    Ricardo "Monkey" Morales and the CIA/Cocaine Connection

    Ricardo "Monkey" Morales and the CIA/Cocaine Connection

    Ric Morales joins us for this episode as we examine the extraordinary life of Ricardo "Monkey" Morales. Morales Sr. started off as an anti-Castro guerilla fighter and CIA intelligence asset based in Miami. During that time he also moonlighted as Lefty Rosenthal's enforcer. After fighting abroad in some of CIA's dirty wars of the 1960s and 1970s, Morales returned to Miami as a cocaine cowboy. We also explore allegations Monkey Morales was connected to the JFK assassination!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Giacalone Crew with FBI Agent Mike Carone

    The Giacalone Crew with FBI Agent Mike Carone

    FBI agent Mike Carone joins us to discuss the infamous Giacalone brothers crew in Detroit. We start off by examining the Capital Street Social Club, a multicultural subunit of the Giacalone gambling operations. From there we cover a lot of ground, including the Vegas skim and the unsolved disappearance of labor leader Jimmy Hoffa.

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
321 Ratings

321 Ratings

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Alpo Martinez

Great podcast. The movie Paid in Full was produced by JayZ and is based off the true story of Alpos life. Great movie. You guys would love it!

Lance MoonRider ,

Detroit City Police and City Hall

After watching White Boy, it seems like Detroit city hall and of were more ruthless than some criminals.
I’d love to hear an episode or two about Detroit City people like Kym Worthy, Gill Hill and assorted mayors

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CokdupMONKEY ,

Perfect podcast for any history buff

Love these guys. Love the guests. They make my days working better. Didnt think i would get into learning stuff like ths but they make it fun and keep it real. And they have there “s” together when it comes to the recording and releasing. Ive listen to other podcasts that arnt edited or proof heard by the broadcasters before releasing so halfway through and episode youll lose one of the hosts and then they mess with the volume and blow your ears out or make it hard to hear. These guys…. Nah never worry about that. Hey fellas, think you could create a list or two of movies, docus, books, and maybe other podcasts like yours that you would suggest? Hour long episode doesnt help an 8hr day and i do love OC tv and movies. Heck rank. Oh, and what about audio books that dont put you to sleep? I tried the Five Families one.. boy…. Drowzy…

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