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Journey into the underworld of American organized crime and the stories behind the rise and fall of the most notorious mobsters in history. From Charles “Lucky” Luciano and John Gotti, to Donnie Brasco, “Bugsy” Siegel and Dutch Schultz–Mafia explores the lives of our greatest gangsters and the cops and attorneys who worked to bring them down.

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Journey into the underworld of American organized crime and the stories behind the rise and fall of the most notorious mobsters in history. From Charles “Lucky” Luciano and John Gotti, to Donnie Brasco, “Bugsy” Siegel and Dutch Schultz–Mafia explores the lives of our greatest gangsters and the cops and attorneys who worked to bring them down.

    Introducing Life's Little Mysteries

    Introducing Life's Little Mysteries

    Life's Little Mysteries is the newest Audioboom original podcast and co-production with Live Science. This podcast is for everyone and anyone who loves science and wants to know more about everything around us. Join hosts Mindy Weisberger and Jeanna Bryner of Live Science every Monday as they give you the low-down on all things big and small that truly make you wonder.
    Life's Little Mysteries has new episodes every Monday. Subscribe (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lifes-little-mysteries/id1496044775) to Life's Little Mysteries on Apple Podcasts

    • 12 min
    13: Bonus 06: The First Casino

    13: Bonus 06: The First Casino

    In Upstate New York, 200 miles from the bustling gang-run city, something new was born. As the rich headed upstate for summer vacations, a gangster had a vision of a gambling paradise, and turned Saratoga Springs into the casino hotspot of the late 1800s.
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    Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by Damiano Baldoni (http://damianobaldoni.altervista.org/index.php/en/) . Music in this episode is ”Misery" by Damiano Baldoni; “River Meditation” by Jason Shaw (https://audionautix.com/) ; “Backed Vibes Clean,” “Night on the Docks,” “On the Cool Side,” “I Knew a Guy,” “Rollin at 5,” and “Hard Boiled,”  by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com/) ;  “Bankrupt” by Jahzzar (http://www.betterwithmusic.com/) ;  "Gates" and “Old All” by Sergey Cheremisinov (https://www.s-cheremisinov.com/) ; “Thoughts About Future” by Parvus Decree (https://archive.org/details/PD_Aeon1) .; and “Gray” by  Rafael Archangel (https://rafaelarchangel.bandcamp.com/) .
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    • 29 min
    Bonus 05: Inside the Safes

    Bonus 05: Inside the Safes

    Gangsters Walter Scheib and Frank Hoffman owned one of the most successful speakeasies during the prohibition. But Hoffman disappeared in the 1940s, leaving behind 2 iron safes . . . and what was inside would pull a local family into a murder mystery.
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    Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by Damiano Baldoni (http://damianobaldoni.altervista.org/index.php/en/) . Music in this episode is ”Misery" by Damiano Baldoni; “Rollin at 5,” “Heart of the Beast,” “On the Ground,” and “I Knew a Guy,” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com/) ; “Oxygen Garden” by Chris Zabriskie (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/) ; “Imminence” and “Dark Alleys” by Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) ; and “Angst” by Xenojam (https://www.google.com/search?q=xenojam&oq=xenojam&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i61j69i60l2.1647j0j1&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8) .
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    • 28 min
    12: Joe Colombo (Part 2)

    12: Joe Colombo (Part 2)

    Colombo was flooded with cash from his numerous rackets and enjoying the good life. Distress grew in the highest circles of the Mafia that law enforcement scrutiny would intensify because of Colombo’s actions. And he gained even more attention when he used the growing civil rights movement as retaliation against the FBI.
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    Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by Damiano Baldoni (http://damianobaldoni.altervista.org/index.php/en/) . Music in this episode is ”Misery" by Damiano Baldoni; "Fog," "Lucerna," and "She-Wolf In My Heart" by Sergey Cheremisinov (https://www.s-cheremisinov.com/) ; "Dark Alleys," "Difference," "Imminence," "January," "Snowfall (Intro)," and "Universe In Hands" by Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) ; "Showdown" by How The Night Came; "Unanswered Questions" by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com/) .
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    • 30 min
    11: Joe Colombo (Part 1)

    11: Joe Colombo (Part 1)

    Joseph Colombo was a mid-ranking Mafioso in one of New York’s Five Families. But when Colombo decided to break one of the mob’s most important rules, his career began to skyrocket. The FBI took notice and Colombo, once again, made a daring move.
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    Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by Damiano Baldoni (http://damianobaldoni.altervista.org/index.php/en/) . Music in this episode is ”Misery" by Damiano Baldoni; "Fog" and "Lucerna" by Sergey Cheremisinov (https://www.s-cheremisinov.com/) ; "Dark Alleys" and "Scenery" by Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) ; "Bankrupt" by Jahzzar (http://www.betterwithmusic.com/) ; "Battalion" by krackatoa (https://krackatoa.weebly.com/) ; “Waltz (Tchaikovsky Op. 40),” "On The Ground," "Deadly Roulette," and "Impact Moderato" by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com/) .
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    • 29 min
    10: Joe Valachi (Part 2)

    10: Joe Valachi (Part 2)

    Valachi took the stand and revealed some of the strangest Cosa Nostra secrets - but the Mafia wouldn't stand idly by while their rules were broken. And when he had served his purpose, even the FBI couldn't keep him safe forever. 
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    Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by Damiano Baldoni (http://damianobaldoni.altervista.org/index.php/en/) . Music in this episode is ”Misery" by Damiano Baldoni; “Gagool,” “Acid Jazz,” “Heart of the Beast,” “Dances and Dames,” and “Mourning Song,”  by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com/) ; “The One Great Step” by the Victor Dance Orchestra (https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Victor_Dance_Orchestra) ; “Angst” by Xenojam (https://www.google.com/search?q=xenojam&oq=xenojam&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i61j69i60l2.1647j0j1&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8) ; “Golden Eye” by Daniel Birch and Ben Pegley (https://daniel-birch.bandcamp.com/) ; and “Thoughts About Future” by Parvus Decree (https://archive.org/details/PD_Aeon1) .
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    • 32 min

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