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Welcome to the Hollywood Godfather podcast. Actor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and Mafia associate, Gianni Russo has teamed with an unlikely ally, Patrick Picciarelli, retired NYPD lieutenant, and current private investigator to put together a thought-provoking, tragic, funny, and often shocking view of Gianni’s life in the mob and the movies. His counterpart and co-host, Patrick, will give his insights into the world of crime, and comment on characters both men have known, as well as the current happenings in Hollywood and the mob. They will also be answering email questions, and have a few surprises in store. Trust us, you’ll never hear anything like this podcast.

The friendship between Gianni and Patrick did not have the usual beginnings of boyhood camaraderie. Both Gianni and Patrick were born and raised in New York’s Little Italy and lived a scant short block from each other, but that’s where the similarities end. Gianni sought his future with the Mafia, while Patrick became a New York cop. Their paths crossed a few times, and each was on the other’s radar; distrust and wariness always hovering.

How they became friends, co-authoring Gianni’s memoirs, will be discussed in all the complexities that surround the two diverse worlds of organized crime and police work.

Added to the dynamic is Megan Horan, an upcoming graduate of Fordham University in the Bronx, NY. A native of Philadelphia, PA, Megan made the decision to move to New York City to pursue her studies in Film and hopefully make her way into the entertainment industry. The paths of Gianni and Megan crossed to form an unlikely, yet beautiful friendship. Since then, Megan has joined the conversation with Gianni and Patrick in order to provide a unique perspective for the younger generation listening group of the podcast.

Their weekly podcast will delve into the world of the Mafia, crime, international intrigue, inside Hollywood, and places such as the Vatican and Iraq; that one would never think of in the same sentence as the mob and cops.

The book, Hollywood Godfather: My Life in the Mob and the Movies, by Gianni Russo with Patrick Picciarelli, will be published in hardcover and audio by St. Martin’s Press on March 12, 2019. First printing 50,000 copies. Available for pre-order now on www.amazon.com

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    • 4.8, 251 Ratings

Welcome to the Hollywood Godfather podcast. Actor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and Mafia associate, Gianni Russo has teamed with an unlikely ally, Patrick Picciarelli, retired NYPD lieutenant, and current private investigator to put together a thought-provoking, tragic, funny, and often shocking view of Gianni’s life in the mob and the movies. His counterpart and co-host, Patrick, will give his insights into the world of crime, and comment on characters both men have known, as well as the current happenings in Hollywood and the mob. They will also be answering email questions, and have a few surprises in store. Trust us, you’ll never hear anything like this podcast.

The friendship between Gianni and Patrick did not have the usual beginnings of boyhood camaraderie. Both Gianni and Patrick were born and raised in New York’s Little Italy and lived a scant short block from each other, but that’s where the similarities end. Gianni sought his future with the Mafia, while Patrick became a New York cop. Their paths crossed a few times, and each was on the other’s radar; distrust and wariness always hovering.

How they became friends, co-authoring Gianni’s memoirs, will be discussed in all the complexities that surround the two diverse worlds of organized crime and police work.

Added to the dynamic is Megan Horan, an upcoming graduate of Fordham University in the Bronx, NY. A native of Philadelphia, PA, Megan made the decision to move to New York City to pursue her studies in Film and hopefully make her way into the entertainment industry. The paths of Gianni and Megan crossed to form an unlikely, yet beautiful friendship. Since then, Megan has joined the conversation with Gianni and Patrick in order to provide a unique perspective for the younger generation listening group of the podcast.

Their weekly podcast will delve into the world of the Mafia, crime, international intrigue, inside Hollywood, and places such as the Vatican and Iraq; that one would never think of in the same sentence as the mob and cops.

The book, Hollywood Godfather: My Life in the Mob and the Movies, by Gianni Russo with Patrick Picciarelli, will be published in hardcover and audio by St. Martin’s Press on March 12, 2019. First printing 50,000 copies. Available for pre-order now on www.amazon.com

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
251 Ratings

251 Ratings

No More Duty For Me ,

Enjoying the Hollywood Godfather Podcasts

I look forward to the weekly broadcast. I read Hollywood Godfather and listed to the audio book - a few times! Bravo!

Noshame116 ,

Very awesome podcast

I have always been fascinated with
Italian culture and history. I love the Conversation and stories that Gianni and Pat share about New York and there amazing life’s keep up
the hard work. I have one question for Gianni when he came to Texas during the Kennedy election did he visit my home city of Galveston Tx. I always would hear stories of Frank Sinatra hanging out at a club in Galveston Tx called the Balinese room know any about that ?

Pizzo The Pie ,

Amazing Grace!

I have recently finished reading your book and encouraged my husband who was a seasoned Massachusetts State Trooper in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s to read it as well. (My husband has a collection of interesting stories involving the Mafia also) I believe that the black and white hats (bad guy and good guy) over the course of time have become interchangeable and the hat color is dependent upon the task at hand. Based upon what you have written, I believe that it was your faith in God that has led you through this exemplary life that you have lived, but, it is also by the grace of God that you are still with us today. I pray that God will bless you with future contact from your children.

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Dawn Pizzo

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