7 episodes

The Members-Only Podcast, hosted by history buff and mob aficionado, Jacob Stoops. He tells the true-crime biographies of real-life mobsters and dives deep into the plots, sub-plots, and real facts behind Cosa Nostra, as well as popular mob films and television shows.

The Members Only Podcast: A Mafia Podcast Jacob Stoops

    • True Crime
    • 3.6 • 8 Ratings

The Members-Only Podcast, hosted by history buff and mob aficionado, Jacob Stoops. He tells the true-crime biographies of real-life mobsters and dives deep into the plots, sub-plots, and real facts behind Cosa Nostra, as well as popular mob films and television shows.

    The Murder of Ferdinand "The Shadow" Boccia

    The Murder of Ferdinand "The Shadow" Boccia

    We tell the story of the murder of a low-level associate of the Luciano Crime Family, Ferdinand “The Shadow” Boccia.

    • 27 min
    Michele "Big Mike" Miranda: Genovese Crime Family Consigliere (1957-1972)

    Michele "Big Mike" Miranda: Genovese Crime Family Consigliere (1957-1972)

    In this episode we cover one of the most powerful gangsters in New York City during the 1950’s and 1960’s, Michele “Big Mike” Miranda, one who had direct ties to some of the most infamous events in mob history and who was the right-hand man of one “Don Vitone”, aka Vito Genovese.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Vincent "The Executioner" Mangano - The Original Gambino Crime Family Boss

    Vincent "The Executioner" Mangano - The Original Gambino Crime Family Boss

    We cover Vincent “The Executioner” Mangano, the the first “official” head of what eventually becomes known as the modern-day Gambino crime family.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Basics of the Mob: A Beginner's Guide (Part 3)

    Basics of the Mob: A Beginner's Guide (Part 3)

    In this episode series, history buff and mob aficionado Jacob Stoops provides a high-level 101-style overview of the origins of the American mob dating back to its beginnings. In this episode we talk about mob-slang, biggest mob events since the 1930's, the process of an actual "making" ceremony, whether mob families have ever been infiltrated, and if the mob is still active.

    • 59 min
    Basics of the Mob: A Beginner's Guide (Part 2)

    Basics of the Mob: A Beginner's Guide (Part 2)

    In this episode series, history buff and mob aficionado Jacob Stoops provides a high-level 101-style overview of the origins of the American mob dating back to its beginnings. We discuss the Castellammarese War, organizational structures, family positions and ranks, as well as basic rules and regulations.

    • 54 min
    Basics of the Mob: A Beginner's Guide (Part 1)

    Basics of the Mob: A Beginner's Guide (Part 1)

    In this episode, history buff and mob aficionado Jacob Stoops provides a high-level 101-style overview of the origins of the American mob dating back to its beginnings.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

BRC in Baltimore ,

Good start!

There are others in this space — Nadu’s Excellent ‘The Sit Down’ for example — but there is room here for others with a serious interest, and when the host is devoted to accuracy. Stoops offers a look at history and background and while he is sometimes reading from texts on the topic he has chosen well. The Castellammarese war is interesting, for example, and Stoops did a good episode on this. Give this a listen if you are interested in this area. Like most new podcasters, Stoops will get better at this as he goes along and is worth a listen. One background music is a bit too loud and very distracting — try saving it for transitions but silence it while Stoops is talking.

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