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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...Show More
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15: Bonus 04 - Rats

25:44 | Oct 10th, 2018

One of the unwritten rules of the Mafia was Omerta, the code of silence. No one was allowed to talk about the existence of the Mafia, reveal how it worked or who the main players were. The Mafia demanded loyalty from its members to the very end. But ...Show More
Introducing: Dead Man Talking

06:07 | Oct 4th, 2018

We bring you Audioboom's new podcast, Dead Man Talking. It follows the investigation of the confessions of the infamous Railroad Killer. Did he confess to more murders to delay his death penalty? Or was he really more sinister than anyone could have ...Show More
14: Bonus 03: The Establishment

28:30 | Oct 3rd, 2018

There is a long list of people and organizations who were in one way or another in the Mafia’s pockets. In this bonus episode, we’ll look at the connection between the Mafia and the American establishment. From politicians, law enforcement, the CIA a...Show More
13: Bonus 02: The Crackdown

29:19 | Sep 26th, 2018

For years, the mob was able to rule New York, Chicago, and many other cities, free to run gambling rackets, flood the street with drugs, and corrupt officials to their liking. Until the law enforcement got wise and turned up the heat. How Thomas Dewe...Show More
Bonus 01: The Jewish Connection

29:23 | Sep 19th, 2018

Organized crime and street gangs were originally strongly divided along ethnic lines, but into the 1930s, those lines began to blur, especially between the Italian and Jewish gangsters. In this bonus episode, Mafia explores how this change came about...Show More
12: Joe Massino (Part 2)

39:25 | Sep 12th, 2018

In the 1980s and 1990s, four of the bosses of the five families had been taken down by the FBI. But one family, the Bonnanos, remained untouched. But after years of the FBI being unable to catch Joe Massino in anything, they had finally bagged his ri...Show More
11: Joe Massino (Part 1)

34:07 | Sep 5th, 2018

Joseph Massino was the legendary godfather of the Bonnano crime family, known as ‘The Last Don’ of a generation. And he absolutely crushed anyone who went against the mafia code of silence or 'Omerta.' But when the family was infiltrated by the legen...Show More
10: Tony Spilotro (Part 2)

36:13 | Aug 29th, 2018

Tony Spilotro had gotten away with murder for a long time - too long. The Las Vegas PD was finally ready to turn around their corrupt ways and work hand in hand with the FBI to bring the man down. And suddenly, as one by one his allies turned on him,...Show More
9: Tony Spilotro (Part 1)

42:10 | Aug 22nd, 2018

Tony Spilotro, known as the Las Vegas enforcer, was a feared man who's job it was to make sure the mob's law was kept – or else. But when he proved too rough for the job, and went back to his street hustling ways, there came a point when the mafia co...Show More
8: Albert Anastasia (Part 2)

36:34 | Aug 15th, 2018

The mob’s merchant of death and family man, Albert Anastasia, continues as head of Murder Inc. But when the Commission decides to shutdown this violent organization how does Albert adjust to his new role in the mob? What are the three cardinal rules ...Show More
7: Albert Anastasia (Part 1)

32:43 | Aug 8th, 2018

Albert Anastasia was chosen by Lucky Luciano to be the head of Murder Inc. where he violently enforced the modern Mafia as the head of their killing squad. And the employees of Murder Inc. were not only good at their jobs: but took pride in their wor...Show More
6: Santo Trafficante (Part 2)

34:57 | Aug 1st, 2018

At the Warren Committee hearings, looking into the deaths of Fidel Castro and JFK, Santo Trafficante kept his lips sealed. And yet the connections kept coming up. Trafficante had every reason to want to kill the man who had shut down his Cuban casino...Show More
5: Santo Trafficante (Part 1)

30:13 | Jul 25th, 2018

Far from the big-name mob territories of New York and Chicago, the mafia scene in Tampa, Florida was of a smaller scale. That is, until Santo Trafficante used his influence and geographic advantage to turn Cuba in a gambling paradise. His smooth-talk...Show More
4: Allen Dorfman (Part 2)

31:27 | Jul 18th, 2018

Allen Dorfman assumes control over the Teamsters’ Union vast pension fund with Jimmy Hoffa out of the picture. But it would be FBI surveillance and Dorfman’s carelessness in attempting to bribe a U.S. Senator that would lead to the end of his reign. ...Show More
3: Allen Dorfman (Part 1)

35:28 | Jul 11th, 2018

Allen Dorfman was a insurance agency owner and consultant to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. He was also known in the criminal underworld of Chicago as the ‘Mafia’s Banker,’ one of the most powerful middlemen between prominent union figur...Show More
2: Carmine Galante (Part 2)

34:27 | Jun 27th, 2018

Carmine Galante was released from prison on parole and immediately took over his mafia family and reestablished his heroin empire. But greed and cruelty made him enemies and made him paranoid, and started a war between families that led to a photogra...Show More
1: Carmine Galante (Part 1)

33:37 | Jun 20th, 2018

Carmine Galante wanted to be  the "Boss of All Bosses," the head of the mafia, and would stop at nothing to reach his goal. He was single-handedly responsible for trafficking enormous amounts of heroin into the United States, raking in millions for h...Show More
Introducing Covert: Killing Bin Laden Part 1

32:45 | May 29th, 2018

From the creative team that makes MAFIA comes a new series that tells the real stories behind history's greatest secret military operations. To check out the rest of the episodes and subscribe, find Covert on Apple Podcasts or other podcatchers, or f...Show More
12: Dutch Schultz (Part 2)

38:47 | Apr 25th, 2018

Dutch Schultz continues his feud with Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll. The reign of violence puts the mafia in a delicate position when it gains the attention of an ambitious new prosecutor named Thomas Dewey.  His friends dwindling as he betrays and kills t...Show More
11: Dutch Schultz (Part 1)

34:34 | Apr 18th, 2018

Prohibition was a time that allowed those outside of the law to thrive, as rival bootlegging businesses were set up by mafia members all over the world. In the heart of New York's gangland was Dutch Schultz, a student of the old world thuggery, and a...Show More
10: Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel (Part 2)

46:29 | Apr 11th, 2018

From the poor streets of downtown New York, Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel worked his way up through the mafia and through Hollywood. And then he set his sights on Las Vegas.  Siegel bought what is now the Strip, determined to make a luxurious casino resor...Show More
9: Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel (Part 1)

43:21 | Apr 4th, 2018

When Charles Luciano organized the mob and decided that money didn't care what your ethnicity was, it was the chance for Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel to prove his worth.  With ambition as big as Las Vegas and a temper to boot, Siegel made his way to the ...Show More
8: Donnie Brasco (Part 2)

54:32 | Mar 28th, 2018

Joe Pistone continues his story of spending six years undercover as the gangster Donnie Brasco. With the help from the FBI and other undercover agents, Pistone spread his own influence and string operation beyond New York, to Wisconsin and Flordia.  ...Show More
7: Donnie Brasco (Part 1)

41:35 | Mar 21st, 2018

In the 1970s, penetrating the mob hierarchy was considered too difficult and too dangerous. But when the infamous five families became involved in a series of car hijackings, veteran agent Joe Pistone of the FBI volunteered to go undercover. What he ...Show More
6: John Gotti (Part 2)

53:42 | Mar 14th, 2018

When last we met John Gotti, he had taken the media by storm, posing for the camera as a glamorous mafioso. Meanwhile, he had taken over the Gambino family by treacherous means: lying and murdering his way to the top.  In part 2, Gotti earns his nic...Show More
5: John Gotti (Part 1)

1:03:22 | Mar 7th, 2018

In the 1980s, one man became the face of the Mafia. The most famous gangster since Al Capone. Through murder, deception, and pure luck, John Gotti worked his way up the mob ladder.  But Gotti was best known for flaunting his status, enticing the med...Show More
4: Charles "Lucky" Luciano (Part 2)

54:47 | Feb 28th, 2018

The story continues about Charles “Lucky” Luciano, who made the Mob a highly sophisticated criminal empire. From night clubs to brothels, Luciano’s Mob spread its tentacles into every part of American society, earning billions . . . and a reputation....Show More
3: Charles "Lucky" Luciano (Part 1)

51:49 | Feb 20th, 2018

In the 1920s, at the height of prohibition, the intelligent, ruthless, and visionary, Charles “Lucky” Luciano forever transformed the Mob from warring street gangs into a highly sophisticated criminal empire. By the time Luciano was finished, the Mob...Show More
2: Sam Giancana (Part 2)

42:33 | Feb 14th, 2018

In the previous episode, we explored the early days of one of the most flamboyant and dangerous mafia bosses of all time, Sam Giancana, and heard from those who strived to bring him to justice. We discovered how he helped get JFK elected to president...Show More
1: Sam Giancana (Part 1)

48:02 | Feb 7th, 2018

Welcome to Mafia, a look into America’s criminal underworld. In the debut episode, Fleet Cooper tells the story of one of the most powerful, flamboyant and dangerous mafia bosses of all time, Sam Giancana. Sam Giancana was utterly ruthless and wil...Show More
Mafia Preview

02:45 | Jan 30th, 2018

Launching February 7th is a new podcast that explores the underworld of American organized crime and the stories behind the rise and fall of the most notorious mobsters in history.