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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.
||Clean15: Bonus 04 - Rats||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 wh.||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing: Dead Man Talking||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 im.||10/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14: Bonus 03: The Establishment||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||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13: Bonus 02: The Crackdown||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 Dewey,.||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus 01: The Jewish Connection||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, .||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12: Joe Massino (Part 2)||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 righ.||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11: Joe Massino (Part 1)||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 lege||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10: Tony Spilotro (Part 2)||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, S.||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9: Tony Spilotro (Part 1)||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 cou||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8: Albert Anastasia (Part 2)||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 o||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7: Albert Anastasia (Part 1)||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 work..||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6: Santo Trafficante (Part 2)||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 casinos .||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5: Santo Trafficante (Part 1)||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-talkin.||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4: Allen Dorfman (Part 2)||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.||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3: Allen Dorfman (Part 1)||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 fi||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2: Carmine Galante (Part 2)||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 photograph.||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1: Carmine Galante (Part 1)||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 him||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Covert: Killing Bin Laden Part 1||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 fol.||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12: Dutch Schultz (Part 2)||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 the||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11: Dutch Schultz (Part 1)||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 m.||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10: Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel (Part 2)||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 resort||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9: Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel (Part 1)||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 to||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8: Donnie Brasco (Part 2)||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. A||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7: Donnie Brasco (Part 1)||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 di.||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6: John Gotti (Part 2)||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 nickn||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5: John Gotti (Part 1)||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 media||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4: Charles "Lucky" Luciano (Part 2)||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 reputati||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3: Charles "Lucky" Luciano (Part 1)||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 Mo||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2: Sam Giancana (Part 2)||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. .||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1: Sam Giancana (Part 1)||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 willi..||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMafia Preview||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.||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
This podcast showed some promise early on. Fleet Cooper is a great narrator and the episodes are well-written. Unfortunately, the content has dropped off as of late. Episodes used to be 45 mins to an hour. Now, they’re around 35 mins each and the advertising has increased, further eating into each episode’s run time.
Used to be so good
The good: the narration and information are top notch. Seriously so great.
The bad: When the Mafia podcast series first came out they were a little lengthier and the ads were low key. Perfect. Now they have changed to a “tv series” style format and it just doesn’t fit in with how great podcasts are done. You are interrupted numerous times with ads during the show. Additionally, the shows are getting shorter and shorter. The Trafficante one isn’t even 30 minutes!
Most great podcasts are lengthier and have the ads on the front end so as not to interrupt the content. Please consider changing to a longer format with ads on the front or back end. I don’t mind listening to ads, but you guys are throwing long ads like 3-4 times into a show that isn’t even 30 minutes. That’s just ridiculous.
Excellent content, terrible narrator
Interesting stories, but awful, awful used car salesman host.