163 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
    • 4.6 • 595 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.'

    Philly Black Mafia with Author Sean Patrick Griffin

    Philly Black Mafia with Author Sean Patrick Griffin

    Scott sits down with author and scholar Sean Patrick Griffin to discuss his outstanding book "Black Brothers Inc." His book documents the violent history of Philadelphia's violent black mafia.

    • 47 min
    Point Shaving Scandals and the Mob

    Point Shaving Scandals and the Mob

    Scott and Benny discuss point shaving scandals and the mob.

    • 37 min
    Mooch is Back!!! Former Mongols MC Leader and the Ride of his Life

    Mooch is Back!!! Former Mongols MC Leader and the Ride of his Life

    Mooch is Back!! Justin "Mooch" Deloretto joins us again to discuss his life as an outlaw biker. Specifically, we talked with Mooch about his new memoir "The Ride of My Life." The Doctor Jimmy B even joined the conversation.

    • 57 min
    Buffalo Organized Crime with Reporter Dan Herbeck

    Buffalo Organized Crime with Reporter Dan Herbeck

    Scott sits down with investigative reporter Dan Herbeck to discuss organized crime in Buffalo. For example, they explain and analyze the state's case against members of the Outlaws MC and alleged members of the Italian Mafia.

    • 44 min
    Former Gambino Mobster Louis Ferrante

    Former Gambino Mobster Louis Ferrante

    Scott sits down with former heist man and Gambino Family associate Lou Ferrante. After serving time in prison, Lou is now an author and television producer.

    • 58 min
    Mafia Undercover with DEA agent Frank Panessa

    Mafia Undercover with DEA agent Frank Panessa

    Scott sits down with our friend and former DEA agent Frank Panessa to discuss his undercover work. Frank worked multiple undercover cases against Italian and Sicilian Cosa Nostra families.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
595 Ratings

595 Ratings

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Short and sweet

I love this show. Research is always on point guests are 🤌🤌🤌 I miss Jimmy

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Educational & Entertaining!

Scott and Jimmy are incredibly well-versed in organized crime. Their interviews and in-depth analysis of this topic—mafia, biker gangs, etc—kept me engaged and entertained the entire time. I’ve listened to this entire podcast from their first episode to present day in the course of about two months. I’d highly recommend!

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Bring back Roberto

Good pod but where’s Roberto? I know he’s not working too hard at the ticket lol

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