22 episodes

The first-ever series that defines and exposes the true nature of the underworld: a second economy of dirty money, born from the intersection of organized crime and intelligence operations. They are twin heads of this realm, and they have never been separated. This is the world of MOBSTERS & SPIES.

The World Beneath Imperative Entertainment

    • Society & Culture
    • 3.9 • 910 Ratings

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

The first-ever series that defines and exposes the true nature of the underworld: a second economy of dirty money, born from the intersection of organized crime and intelligence operations. They are twin heads of this realm, and they have never been separated. This is the world of MOBSTERS & SPIES.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Invaded from the Underworld Up with Andrew McCabe | Sitdown 10

    Invaded from the Underworld Up with Andrew McCabe | Sitdown 10

    In the summer of 2017, the FBI's Deputy Director stood firm at the helm of that agency, guiding it through an all-out assault from the realm of mobsters and spies - foreign and domestic… and paid the price. LB sits down with Andrew McCabe to learn about how his early experience at the Bureau - as a street agent investigating Russian Organized Crime in Lucky Luciano's old territory, prepared him for an investigation into a Presidential candidate - who once housed those Kremlin-connected gangsters in his concrete cartel tower.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Buried Alive | Chapter 10

    Buried Alive | Chapter 10

    Now having walked through the origin and partial evolution of the Second Economy - built from a smuggling empire, we return to the two assassinations that launched the series. And find our way into the space between them - where a wave of Russian mobsters and spies landed, conquered, and left us buried alive in their avalanche of crime.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Smashing Codes with Jason Fagone | Sitdown 9

    Smashing Codes with Jason Fagone | Sitdown 9

    LB sits down with author Jason Fagone to discuss his extraordinary book "The Woman Who Smashed Codes", and what we all can learn from the life and work ethic of our heroine, Elizebeth Friedman.

    • 52 min
    X Marks the Spot | Chapter 9

    X Marks the Spot | Chapter 9

    The underworld re-organizes after the departure of Lucky Luciano. Elizebeth and William set down their swords and go gently into the good night. And Meyer Lansky's old business fronts lead us right to a modern President's old fixer.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Enemy Inside with Craig Unger and Yuri Shvets | Sitdown 8

    The Enemy Inside with Craig Unger and Yuri Shvets | Sitdown 8

    LB sits down with author and investigative journalist, Craig Unger, and former KGB agent Yuri Shvets - Unger's source for his deep dives on Donald Trump's Kremlin history before the Presidency, and career money-laundering for Putin's mobligarchs.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    A Woman's Touch | Chapter 8

    A Woman's Touch | Chapter 8

    Elizebeth breaks the German enigma machine - twice, and defends the Western Hemisphere from an Axis invasion. The extensive clandestine intelligence operation she ran during World War 2 has finally rightfully been attributed to her, despite the machinations and thievery of the man who hijacked her legacy as his own - J Edgar Hoover.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
910 Ratings

910 Ratings

Learning59 ,

The World Beneath

Excellent. Essential information for Americans to understand what our democracy is up against and how enormous a problem it is. Wish she would let her interview subjects talk more.

zootjin ,

Not playing after Ep 13

Seems to be stopped at episode 13 despite having a subscription. Please fix this or refund my subscription.

Myamya1998 ,

Propaganda

Liberal Democrat propaganda don’t waste your time!!

Top Podcasts In Society & Culture

Listeners Also Subscribed To