The Sit Down: A Mafia History Podcast

By Jeff Nadu

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A podcast dedicated to organized crime and drug gangs! From biographies to great interviews to Q/A’s to mob movie reviews. Hosted by Jeff Nadu

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Episode 58: Nino Gaggi
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On Episode 58, Jeff delves into the life of Gambino psycho and capo Nino Gaggi. Nino lived a very normal childhood, but ultimately as a teen, he joined a gang and followed a cousin into the life. He was schooled on the game and became a highly respected earner. He eventually became a capo and formed a very powerful dangerous crew that housed lunatic Roy DeMeo. Madness would ensue and many deaths would come at the hands of Gaggi and his underlings.  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE give us a follow on socials!  FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE and please subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMYV0eyKQFhNZwLXpx7I0Ng FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @thesitdown7  Check out our present sponsor BetterHelp... get help with online therapy now: www.betterhelp.com/sitdown for 10 percent off DO YOU WANNA ADVERTISE ON THE SHOW? Contact sales@advertisecast.com to advertise on The Sit Down Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2022
Episode 57: Neil Migliore
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On Episode 57, Blackjack returns and he and Jeff delve into some mafia news regarding a former associate in the Luccheses plus it was a bad month or so for the Genovese Crime Family. We also delve into the life of former Lucchese family underboss Neil Migliore. Migliore is one of the most underrated people in the history of the mob, learning the art of labor racketeering and mostly avoiding prison, all to get out and see his family in ruins. A must listen to episode! Mlgliore biography start at 21 minute mark --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE give us a follow on socials!  FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE and please subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMYV0eyKQFhNZwLXpx7I0Ng FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @thesitdown7  Check out our present sponsor BetterHelp... get help with online therapy now: www.betterhelp.com/sitdown for 10 percent off DO YOU WANNA ADVERTISE ON THE SHOW? Contact sales@advertisecast.com to advertise on The Sit Down Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2022
Episode 56: The Man That Got Gotti: Former US Prosecutor John Gleeson
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On Episode 56, John Gleeson is a former federal judge and assistant US Attorney in the Eastern District of New York. He led two unsuccessful prosecutions of Gambino boss John Gotti eventually finding a way to bring the Dapper Don down with a successful prosecution. I spoke with him about his life, his work as a prosecutor and on the bench plus the inner workings of the prosecution. We also discuss his brand new book, on sale now. I urge you to go buy his brand new book "The Gotti Wars" : Taking Down America's Most Notorious Mobster Here's a link to buy : https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Gotti-Wars/John-Gleeson/9781982186920 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE give us a follow on socials!  FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE and please subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMYV0eyKQFhNZwLXpx7I0Ng FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @thesitdown7  Check out our present sponsor BetterHelp... get help with online therapy now: www.betterhelp.com/sitdown for 10 percent off DO YOU WANNA ADVERTISE ON THE SHOW? Contact sales@advertisecast.com to advertise on The Sit Down Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2022
Episode 55: Andrew "Mush" Russo
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On Episode 55, Jeff delves into the life of Colombo boss Andrew "Mush" Russo. Late last week, Russo passed away at the age of 87. Mush had a famous cousin Carmine Persico and they would both go to the upper echelons of the family. Russo spent many years in prison and year after year to attempt to continue the golden years of the mob, in the end though, the old mob was gone and late last year he faced yet another indictment. He died free though, check it out as we delve into his life.  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE give us a follow on socials! FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE and please subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMYV0eyKQFhNZwLXpx7I0Ng FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @thesitdown7  Check out our present sponsor BetterHelp... get help with online therapy now: www.betterhelp.com/sitdown for 10 percent off DO YOU WANNA ADVERTISE ON THE SHOW? Contact sales@advertisecast.com to advertise on The Sit Down Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 27, 2022
Episode 54: Anthony Mirra
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On Episode 54 of the show, Jeff delves into the life of Bonanno soldier Tony Mirra. Mirra was known as an unlikeable nasty man but someone who could earn and kill you in a second. The problem for him was he introduced the wrong guy to the family and it was his downfall in the end. In the first 20 minutes I answered some of your listener sent in questions. Mirra biography starts around 23:40 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE give us a follow on socials! FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE and please subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMYV0eyKQFhNZwLXpx7I0Ng FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @thesitdown7  Check out our present sponsor BetterHelp... get help with online therapy now: www.betterhelp.com/sitdown for 10 percent off DO YOU WANNA ADVERTISE ON THE SHOW? Contact sales@advertisecast.com to advertise on The Sit Down Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 20, 2022
Episode 53: Joe Bonanno
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On Episode 53 of the Sit Down, Jeff delves into the life of Bonanno boss Joe Bonanno. Joe had a quick rise in the Mafia, he was born into it in Sicily. Upon arriving in America, he quickly vaulted into a leadership position and for years ran a family and made money. Ultimately though, many lost respect for him and he had an issue in his family that he ran away from. He eventually made a decision that would affect the future of the mob forever.  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE give us a follow on socials! FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE and please subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMYV0eyKQFhNZwLXpx7I0Ng FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @thesitdown7  Check out our present sponsor BetterHelp... get help with online therapy now: www.betterhelp.com/sitdown for 10 percent off DO YOU WANNA ADVERTISE ON THE SHOW? Contact sales@advertisecast.com to advertise on The Sit Down Attachments area Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 13, 2022
Episode 52: Sam Giancana
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On Episode 52 of the Sit Down, Jeff delves into the life of Chicago Outfit heavyweight Sam Giancana. Sam grew up in the poverty stricken Chicago neighborhood called "the Patch". He was an accomplished wheelman and enforcer in the Outfit. But in the early 30's meeting a woman changed him and he changed his ways and ultimately became a huge money maker and leader. In the history of organized crime, Sam was a much heralded individual. He was allegedly involved in some of the biggest historical events of the last 100 years and was one of the most powerful crime bosses in Chicago history. But in the end, he became too public and the real bosses behind the scenes grew tired of him. Enjoy  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE give us a follow on socials! FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE and please subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMYV0eyKQFhNZwLXpx7I0Ng FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @thesitdown7  Check out our present sponsor BetterHelp... get help with online therapy now: www.betterhelp.com/sitdown for 10 percent off DO YOU WANNA ADVERTISE ON THE SHOW? Contact sales@advertisecast.com to advertise on The Sit Down Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2022
Episode 51: Vincent "Vinny Gorgeous" Basciano
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On Episode 51 of the Sit Down, Jeff and Blackjack delve into the life of Bonanno boss Vinny Gorgeous Basciano. Vinny grew up in Yonkers and started being mentored by mobsters in his teens ultimately becoming a bookmaker and making his ascent as an earner and tough guy in the family. He gained the respect of a Bronx capo then ultimately Joe Massino. In the end, after Massinos arrest, he would make boss but his career would be derailed and he'd have to deal with a sordid list of murders and treachery from a surprising bedfellow.  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE give us a follow on socials! FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE and please subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMYV0eyKQFhNZwLXpx7I0Ng FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @thesitdown7  Check out our present sponsor BetterHelp... get help with online therapy now: www.betterhelp.com/sitdown for 10 percent off DO YOU WANNA ADVERTISE ON THE SHOW? Contact sales@advertisecast.com to advertise on The Sit Down Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2022
Episode 50: Interview with Frank Fiordilino (Bonanno Associate)
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On Episode 50 of the Sit Down, Jeff delivers a special interview with an individual named Francesco "Frank"  Fiordilino  who for years was a Bonanno Family associate. Frank was born in Sicily and came to America as a young child. He grew up in Queens and came up under his uncle, a Bonnano capo. He ultimately started running around with a group called the Giannini Crew and in the end faced major decisions that he now has to live with. He tells some interesting stories as well about people like Nicky Santora, Joe Massino, Jackie DeRoss and more. Check it out.  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE give us a follow on socials! FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMYV0eyKQFhNZwLXpx7I0Ng FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @thesitdown7  Check out our present sponsor BetterHelp... get help with online therapy now: www.betterhelp.com/sitdown for 10 percent off. Contact sales@advertisecast.com to learn more about advertising on The Sit Down. The Sit Down is part of the Airwave Media podcast network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2022
Episode 49: Joseph "Joe Beck" DiPalermo
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On Episode 49 of the Sit Down, Jeff delves into the life of drug kingpin and Lucchese mobster Joseph "Joe Beck" DiPalermo. Joe Beck is a guy many people don't know, but he is one of the largest drug dealers in the history of the mob and knew some very powerful people. He is one of the wheels that turned the Lucchese family during the golden age of the mob. Also in the first few minutes of the show, Jeff talked a bit about a question he received on his opinion of how many mob families are still active around America today. A short one this week, but a great story nonetheless! Enjoy! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE give us a follow on socials! FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMYV0eyKQFhNZwLXpx7I0Ng FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @thesitdown7  Check out our present sponsor BetterHelp... get help with online therapy now: www.betterhelp.com/sitdown for 10 percent off Contact sales@advertisecast.com to learn more about advertising on The Sit Down. The Sit Down is part of the Airwave Media podcast network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2022
Episode 48: Vito Genovese
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On Episode 48 of the Sit Down, Jeff delves into the life of Genovese boss Vito Genovese. Vito was an egomaniac drunk for power and would attempt to systematically eliminate all the competition to be the boss of all bosses. He came from humble beginnings, made the right connections but it was never enough. He wanted all the power and it would end for him in embarrassment. A great episode, hope you enjoy --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE give us a follow on socials! FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMYV0eyKQFhNZwLXpx7I0Ng FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @thesitdown7  Check out our present sponsor BetterHelp... get help with online therapy now: www.betterhelp.com/sitdown for 10 percent off. Contact sales@advertisecast.com to learn more about advertising on The Sit Down. The Sit Down is part of the Airwave Media podcast network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2022
Episode 47: FBI Agent Joaquin "Jack" Garcia
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On Episode 47 of the Sit Down, Jeff sits down Retired Undercover FBI Agent Joaquin "Jack" Garcia. In 26 years as a member of the FBI, he was undercover for 24 infiltrating various parts of organized crime, drug traffickers, and more. He ultimately would be involved in a 3 year case involving various high ranking members of the Gambino Crime Family. He shares his story in a terrific interview that was one of my favorite pieces of content I've done.Enjoy this action packed interview. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE give us a follow on socials! FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMYV0eyKQFhNZwLXpx7I0Ng FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @thesitdown7  Check out our present sponsor BetterHelp... get help with online therapy now: www.betterhelp.com/sitdown for 10 percent off. Contact sales@advertisecast.com to learn more about advertising on The Sit Down. The Sit Down is part of the Airwave Media podcast network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2022
Episode 46: Russell Bufalino
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On Episode 46 of the Sit Down, Jeff and Blackjack delve into the life of NE PA boss Russell Bufalino. Bufalino was among the most powerful people in the history of the mob who got his start in Buffalo learning from the likes of people like Maggadino. He ultimately would take control of the NE area of Pennsylvania and create powerful connections and become a very rich man. He ultimately made his foray into Cuba and forged a relationship with Jimmy Hoffa, one that would present issues in the end. He would be portrayed as well many years later by Joe Pesci in the award nominated film, "The Irishman." A great episode, we hope you enjoy it.   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE give us a follow on socials! FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMYV0eyKQFhNZwLXpx7I0Ng FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @thesitdown7  Check out our present sponsor BetterHelp... get help with online therapy now: www.betterhelp.com/sitdown for 10 percent off. Contact sales@advertisecast.com to learn more about advertising on The Sit Down. The Sit Down is part of the Airwave Media podcast network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 23, 2022
Episode 45: Vinny Asaro
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On Episode 45 of the Sit Down, Jeff and Blackjack delve into the life of Bonnano captain Vinny Asaro. Vinny was a gangsters gangster and lived a very interesting life. By the end though, he was brought in by the FEDS for his alleged involvement in a very famous crime. He would beat the rap on those crimes but would face the music because he couldn't let go of the life he coveted as a gangster. Before the biography we also delve into some of your listener questions.  Asaro biography starts around the 31 min mark --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE give us a follow on socials! FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMYV0eyKQFhNZwLXpx7I0Ng FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @thesitdown7  Check out our present sponsor BetterHelp... get help with online therapy now: www.betterhelp.com/sitdown for 10 percent off. Contact sales@advertisecast.com to learn more about advertising on The Sit Down. The Sit Down is part of the Airwave Media podcast network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 16, 2022
Introducing Spectacle: Las Vegas
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The critically acclaimed pop culture podcast series Spectacle is back, and this new season dives deep into the fabulous and irresistible world of Las Vegas.  This season is hosted by Brent Holmes, a journalist and artist who also happens to be the son of Las Vegas royalty Clint Holmes. In Spectacle: Las Vegas, Brent examines Sin City through the lens of cultural criticism. From mob flicks to shotgun weddings, this season asks the question, “What does the story of Las Vegas mean for the past, present, and future of America?” Check out this sneak preview from the season premiere. For the full episode, search for Spectacle: Las Vegas on Apple Podcasts or wherever you’re listening now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 11, 2022
Episode 44: Tony Spilotro
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On Episode 44 of the Sit Down, Jeff and Blackjack delve into the life of Chicago Outfit and Las Vegas mobster Tony Spilotro. Tony got his start as an enforcer and ultimately a bookmaker in Chi Town before wearing out his welcome and was sent to Las Vegas to oversee the skim operations for the Outfit. Ultimately he'd wear out his welcome again getting involved with members wives, killing people without sanction and heading a burglary crew. Sometimes in the mob, going rogue gets you killed. Tony was a loose end and had to go.. A great episode.   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE give us a follow on socials! FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMYV0eyKQFhNZwLXpx7I0Ng FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @thesitdown7  Check out our present sponsor BetterHelp... get help with online therapy now: www.betterhelp.com/sitdown for 10 percent off. Contact sales@advertisecast.com to learn more about advertising on The Sit Down. The Sit Down is part of the Airwave Media podcast network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 09, 2022
Episode 43: Steven Crea
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On Episode 43 of the Sit Down, Jeff and Blackjack delve into the life of Lucchese underboss Steven Crea. Crea did what the Lucchese Family did best, run construction rackets and was very adept at labor racketeering. He made a lot of money and became a capable earner and would ultimately rise to the upper echelons of the family. In 2013 though he would be implicated in taking part in the last known mob hit in NYC. We talk about that and more... a great episode.  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE give us a follow on socials! FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMYV0eyKQFhNZwLXpx7I0Ng FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @thesitdown7  Check out our present sponsor BetterHelp... get help with online therapy now: www.betterhelp.com/sitdown for 10 percent off. Contact sales@advertisecast.com to learn more about advertising on The Sit Down. The Sit Down is part of the Airwave Media podcast network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 02, 2022
Episode 42: Crazy Joe Gallo
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On Episode 42 of the Sit Down, Jeff and Blackjack delve into the life of Colombo Family renegade Joe Gallo. Gallo was someone who marched to the beat of his own drum. He was diagnosed with a mental disorder at an early age but fit right in with the Mafia. He had balls and was always willing to fight for control. Ultimately though his renegade was his end, because as we know you don't ever think you're bigger than "this thing." --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE give us a follow on socials! FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMYV0eyKQFhNZwLXpx7I0Ng FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @thesitdown7  Check out our present sponsor BetterHelp... get help with online therapy now: www.betterhelp.com/sitdown for 10 percent off. Contact sales@advertisecast.com to learn more about advertising on The Sit Down. The Sit Down is part of the Airwave Media podcast network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 26, 2022
Episode 41: The Philly Mob War Of The Early 90's
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On Episode 41 of the Sit Down, Jeff delves into the wild times in the City of Brotherly Love during the early 90's. We discuss the life of young hot head John Veasey as he gets into the life doing pieces of work for mob boss John Stanfa. We also discuss the war that would consume South Philly between two mob sides and the ending that would put Stanfa and Veasey head to head. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE give us a follow on socials! FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMYV0eyKQFhNZwLXpx7I0Ng FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @thesitdown7  Check out our present sponsor BetterHelp... get help with online therapy now: www.betterhelp.com/sitdown for 10 percent off. Contact sales@advertisecast.com to learn more about advertising on The Sit Down. The Sit Down is part of the Airwave Media podcast network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 19, 2022
Episode 40: John Gotti Jr
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On Episode 40 of the Sit Down, Jeff and BlackJack delve into the life of Gambino boss and son of Senior, John Gotti Jr. Junior lives a life in the shadow of his father, he became boss at a young age all to deal with the scrutiny of the government multiple times. He lived his life through his father and paid for it. Give it a listen now!  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE give us a follow on socials! FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMYV0eyKQFhNZwLXpx7I0Ng FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @thesitdown7  Check out our present sponsor BetterHelp... get help with online therapy now: www.betterhelp.com/sitdown for 10 percent off Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 12, 2022
Episode 39: Paul Vario
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On Episode 39 of the Sit Down, Jeff and BlackJack delve into the life of Lucchese capo Paul Vario. Paul was immortalized in the classic gangster film "Goodfellas." Paul was a gigantic earner and really one of the most powerful capos in the Mafia. He oversaw a huge crew and was involved in many rackets and ruled with an iron first. One of the last of the Mohicans in the Lucchese family! Give it a listen now! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE give us a follow on socials! FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMYV0eyKQFhNZwLXpx7I0Ng FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @thesitdown7  Check out our present sponsor BetterHelp... get help with online therapy now: www.betterhelp.com/sitdown for 10 percent off Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 05, 2022
Episode 38: Frank Cali
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On Episode 38 of the Sit Down, Jeff and BlackJack delve into one of the most bizarre events in mob history, the killing of Gambino acting boss Frank Cali. Cali was a rising star and heavyweight in the current day leadership and many believed a mob war started when he was killed, it ended up being an unlikely suspect. We also delve into some of your questions in a special Christmas Q/A and I recommend some of my favorite mob books!  Cali biography starts at 38:21 SHOW NOTE: WE WILL BE OFF NEXT WEEK THE WEEK OF THE 28th FOR THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY, WE WILL RETURN WED JAN 5. MERRY CHRISTMAS! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMYV0eyKQFhNZwLXpx7I0Ng FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @thesitdown7  Check out our present sponsor BetterHelp... get help with online therapy now: www.betterhelp.com/sitdown for 10 percent off Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 22, 2021
Episode 37: The Assassination of Paul Castellano
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On Episode 37 of the Sit Down, Jeff and BlackJack delve into the most famous hit in mob history, the killing of boss Paul Castellano. Thursday is the 36th anniversary of the iconic hit and we tell you about what lead up to it, the aftermath, who all the shooters were and how it went down. SHOW NOTE: WE WILL BE OFF NEXT WEEK THE WEEK OF THE 22ND FOR THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY, WE WILL RETURN THE LAST WEEK OF DECEMBER! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMYV0eyKQFhNZwLXpx7I0Ng FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @thesitdown7  Check out our present sponsor BetterHelp... get help with online therapy now: www.betterhelp.com/sitdown for 10 percent off Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 15, 2021
Episode 36: James "Jimmy Brown" Failla
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On Episode 36 of the Sit Down, Jeff delves into the life of Gambino Family powerhouse James Failla. Jimmy weaved his way through multiple regimes controlling one of the most lucrative rackets in the family and becoming one of the most prolific earners in the Mob. He was cautious and once called "one of the most discreet mobster ever", and it worked, until the end. A must listen about someone who's extremely underrated in mob history, Jimmy Brown Failla. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMYV0eyKQFhNZwLXpx7I0Ng FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @thesitdown7  Check out our present sponsor BetterHelp... get help with online therapy now: www.betterhelp.com/sitdown for 10 percent off BUY JEFFS FIGHT THIS FRIDAY DEC 10TH: BARSTOOL ROUGH AND ROWDY ON PPV: www.buyrnr.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 08, 2021
Episode 35: Benny Ong and Chinatown
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On Episode 35 of the Sit Down, Jeff delves into the life of Chinatown godfather Benny Ong who ruled the Chinese neighborhood in New York City for decades. He ran extortion, controlled gambling and prostitution and was able to navigate through multiple power grab attempts and vengful rivals. A fascinating time in New York City, check it out.  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMYV0eyKQFhNZwLXpx7I0Ng FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @thesitdown7  Check out our present sponsor BetterHelp... get help with online therapy now: www.betterhelp.com/sitdown for 10 percent off Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 01, 2021
Episode 34: Frank Costello
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On Episode 34 of the Sit Down, Jeff and special guest: author and mob historian from Black Handprint Mafia, RJ Roger discuss the life and times of Genovese heavyweight Frank Costello. Frank was the most politically connected, regal gangster of all time, using his connections to make a vast amount of money and to bolster the family. He led the family through after boss of all bosses Lucky Luciano went away and his friendships would allow to spend virtually no time in prison and die free. A truly legendary figure.  .  Check out RJ Rogers terrific YouTube Channel: Black Handprint Mafia: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf2mXSK_0GKNp4mf5JToXhw ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMYV0eyKQFhNZwLXpx7I0Ng FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @thesitdown7  Check out NORD VPN NOW: GET UP TO 73% OFF : "Cyber Month Deal! Go to nordvpn.com/sitdown or use code SITDOWN to get up to 73% off your NordVPN Plan + a bonus gift" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2021
Episode 33: Barney Bellomo
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On Episode 33 of the Sit Down, Jeff and Blackjack delve into the life of Genovese boss Liborio "Barney" Bellomo. Barney was a prodigy, rising up the ranks being made by 20, a captain by 30 and a boss by 33, gaining the trust of Vincent Gigante. He was a born leader, and according to the government is still very much in control of the most powerful Mafia family in the country. A legend and a fascinating person. We start the show with a Q/A with your sent in questions.  Bellomo bio begins at 32 minutes. As always thanks for listening and if you enjoy the show, please give us a deserved rating and leave us a comment! FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMYV0eyKQFhNZwLXpx7I0Ng FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @thesitdown7  Check out NORD VPN NOW: GET UP TO 73% OFF : "Cyber Month Deal! Go to nordvpn.com/sitdown or use code SITDOWN to get up to 73% off your NordVPN Plan + a bonus gift" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2021
Episode 32: Mad Sam DeStefano
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On Episode 32 of the Sit Down, Jeff and Blackjack delve into the bizarre and demented life of Chicago gangster "Mad Sam" DeStefano. Sam would become a criminal at a young age, spend a lot of time in jail and learn how to loan shark ultimately becoming one of the biggest in the Windy City. He ruled customers with an iron fist and was involved in some of the most grisly murders in mob history. Ultimately it would all come undone to his bizarre and odd behavior.  As always thanks for listening and if you enjoy the show, please give us a deserved rating and leave us a comment! FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMYV0eyKQFhNZwLXpx7I0Ng FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @thesitdown7  Check out NORD VPN NOW: GET UP TO 73% OFF : "Cyber Month Deal! Go to nordvpn.com/sitdown or use code SITDOWN to get up to 73% off your NordVPN Plan + a bonus gift" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2021
Episode 31: Operation "Donnie Brasco"
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On Episode 31 of the Sit Down, Jeff delves into the biggest FBI infiltration of the Mafia ever, as agent Joe Pistone transforms into "Donnie Brasco" and becomes an associate in the Bonnano Crime Family. He makes his way through making money, connections and more but also providing the FBI with loads of info. It would be bad for the people involved, we discuss what actually happened and what about the major motion picture was true and false. Brasco story begins around 17 min mark As always thanks for listening and if you enjoy the show, please give us a deserved rating and leave us a comment! FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMYV0eyKQFhNZwLXpx7I0Ng FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @thesitdown7  Check out NORD VPN NOW: GET UP TO 73% OFF : "Cyber Month Deal! Go to nordvpn.com/sitdown or use code SITDOWN to get up to 73% off your NordVPN Plan + a bonus gift" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2021
Episode 30: Sonny Franzese
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On Episode 30 of the Sit Down, Jeff delves into the life of Colombo underboss and heavyweight Sonny Franzese. When we look back on the Mafia in America, there isn't a more interesting character than Sonny. He was a cold calculated murderer who literally made a fortune in the music and movie business. He had an affair with Marilyn Monroe and lived into his 100's. Quite the life. An episode you have to hear.  As always thanks for listening and if you enjoy the show, please give us a deserved rating and leave us a comment! FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMYV0eyKQFhNZwLXpx7I0Ng FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @thesitdown7  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2021
Episode 28: Meyer Lansky
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On Episode 28 of the Sit Down, Jeff and BlackJack delve into the life of Meyer Lansky. Lansky came to America in the early 1910's with the thought of the American dream. He quickly rose alongside lifelong friends becoming integral in the growth of casino gambling ultimately settling in Cuba all to have it end with the rise of Communism. The most influential successful Non Italian organized crime figure ever. A groundbreaking episode! As always thanks for listening and if you enjoy the show, please give us a deserved rating and leave us a comment! Check out the great folks at omertamia.com..... the best in mob clothing. Tees, hats, art etc... go get yours today, use promo code SITDOWN20 for 20 percent off  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2021
Episode 29: Matty "The Horse" Ianniello
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On Episode 29 of the Sit Down, Jeff and BlackJack delve into the life of Genovese Family powerhouse Matty "The Horse" Ianniello. Matty was once a war hero who rose to eventually becoming the boss of the family. He was a prolific earner who was even involved in being at a very publicized hit, had a possible connection to Mickey Mantle and we discuss his involvement with James Galante of NETFLIX fame.  As always thanks for listening and if you enjoy the show, please give us a deserved rating and leave us a comment! Check out the great folks at omertamia.com..... the best in mob clothing. Tees, hats, art etc... go get yours today, use promo code SITDOWN20 for 20 percent off  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2021
Episode 27: Lucky Luciano
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On Episode 27 of the Sit Down, Jeff and BlackJack delve into the most important person in the history of the American mob, Charlie Lucky Luciano. Luciano rose from the slums of the Lower East Side to prominence in the neighborhood to orchestrating a successful attempt in taking over the underworld and instituting new world principles and creating the Commision. A truly groundbreaking episode.  As always thanks for listening and if you enjoy the show, please give us a deserved rating and leave us a comment! POWERED BY THRIVE FANTASY, download the app today  also check out the great folks at omertamia.com..... the best in mob clothing. Tees, hats, art etc... go get yours today, use promo code SITDOWN20 for 20 percent off  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2021
Episode 25: Sammy "The Bull" Gravano
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On Episode 25 of the Sit Down, Jeff and Blackjack delve into the life of Gambino consigliere Sammy "The Bull" Gravano. Gravano is a controversial figure full of hypocrisy. Through large parts of his life though he was a big time earner and dangerous individual. He would eventually defect and become the biggest rat in mob history.  As always thanks for listening and if you enjoy the show, please give us a deserved rating and leave us a comment! POWERED BY THRIVE FANTASY, download the app today  also check out the great folks at omertamia.com..... the best in mob clothing. Tees, hats, art etc... go get yours today, use promo code SITDOWN20 for 20 percent off  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2021
Episode 26: "The Sopranos" A Look Back
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On Episode 26 of the Sit Down, Jeff welcomes Sopranos Blueprint blogger Stephanie Rosedorf Diaz and they delve back into the ethos of one of the great shows of all time, The Sopranos. With the new film coming out we found it important to relive the great storylines, the characters and more. We also got into what exactly happened to the family after the show, what we can expect from the film, the real life inspirations of the characters. and some trivia.  As always thanks for listening and if you enjoy the show, please give us a deserved rating and leave us a comment! POWERED BY THRIVE FANTASY, download the app today  also check out the great folks at omertamia.com..... the best in mob clothing. Tees, hats, art etc... go get yours today, use promo code SITDOWN20 for 20 percent off  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2021
Episode 24: John Martorano
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On episode 24 of the Sit Down, Jeff delves into the life of Boston gangster John Martorano, the chilling enforcer and killer for the Winter Hill Gang and Whitey Bulger. John killed almost 2 dozen people and in the end did something he never thought he'd do, but in his eyes he had to. We also took your questions on the mob in a Q/A and discussed the news about a Colombo bust by the FEDS involving the hierarchy of the family.  Martorano biography starts around 31 min! As always thanks for listening and if you enjoy the show, please give us a deserved rating and leave us a comment! POWERED BY THRIVE FANTASY, download the app today  also check out the great folks at omertamia.com..... the best in mob clothing. Tees, hats, art etc... go get yours today, use promo code SITDOWN20 for 20 percent off  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2021
Episode 23: Frank "PeeWee" Matthews
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On episode 23 of the Sit Down, Jeff and BlackJack delve into one of the most mysterious, fascinating figures in the history of American organized crime, Frank Matthews. Frank rose from the country roads of North Carolina to New York City and created the biggest drug empire in the history of this country. In 1973, he jumped bail and disappeared with 20 million bucks and was never seen again. Listen to this truly wild show. We also took your questions on the mob in a Q/A.. enjoy! Frank Matthews biography starts around 32 min! As always thanks for listening and if you enjoy the show, please give us a deserved rating and leave us a comment! POWERED BY THRIVE FANTASY, download the app today also check out the great folks at omertamia.com..... the best in mob clothing. Tees, hats, art etc... go get yours today, use promo code SITDOWN20 for 20 percent off Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2021
Episode 22: Neil Dellacroce
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On episode 22 of the Sit Down, Jeff and BlackJack delve into the very respected underboss of the Gambino Crime Family, Neil Dellacroce. Neil had an ice cold stare and would terrify people, but he was an earner, very respected and brought calm to a family that had upheavals. He also groomed younger gangsters like John Gotti and rose his way to the top through being a pragmatist. There weren't many like Mr Neil.  We also took your questions on the mob in a Q/A.. enjoy! Neil's biography starts around 31 min! As always thanks for listening and if you enjoy the show, please give us a deserved rating and leave us a comment! POWERED BY THRIVE FANTASY, download the app today also check out the great folks at omertamia.com..... the best in mob clothing. Tees, hats, art etc... go get yours today, use promo code SITDOWN20 for 20 percent off Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2021
Episode 21: Carmine Galante
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On this 21st episode of the Sit Down, Jeff and BlackJack delve into Bonanno boss Carmine Galante. Carmine killed police, sold tons of drugs, and truly marched to the beat of his own drum. There's one thing you can say was he was rich and powerful. In the end, he would have one of the most publicized deaths in the Mafia. We also interviewed NY Daily News reporter Larry McShane on his recent story regarding Carmine Persico. An action packed episode! As always thanks for listening and if you enjoy the show, please give us a deserved rating and leave us a comment! POWERED BY THRIVE FANTASY, download the app today also check out the great folks at omertamia.com..... the best in mob clothing. Tees, hats, art etc... go get yours today, use promo code SITDOWN20 for 20 percent off Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 25, 2021
Episode 20: "Tony Ducks" Corallo
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On this special 20th episode of the Sit Down, Jeff and BlackJack delve into Lucchese boss Tony Carallo. Tony was an interesting and shrewd figure. He rose into prominence under the great Tommy Lucchese learning how to do rackets particularly in labor and unions. We open the show with a cool Q/A taking some of your mob questions. Corallo biography begins at (33:10) As always thanks for listening and if you enjoy the show, please give us a deserved rating and leave us a comment! POWERED BY THRIVE FANTASY, download the app today also check out the great folks at omertamia.com..... the best in mob clothing. Tees, hats, art etc... go get yours today, use promo code SITDOWN20 for 20 percent off Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 18, 2021
Episode 19: Carlo Gambino
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On the 19th episode of the Sit Down, Jeff and BlackJack delve into arguably the most iconic mob boss of modern times. Carlo Gambino came to America in the early 20s and ascended from a young hood to the top of a family through taking out rivals and making shrewd decisions. Carlo aligned with the right people and recreated the Mob and earned himself the role of "Boss of Bosses". We also start out the show answering some of your questions. As always thanks for listening and if you enjoy the show, please give us a deserved rating and leave us a comment! POWERED BY THRIVE FANTASY, download the app today Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 11, 2021
Episode 18: Fat Tony Salerno
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On the 18th episode of the Sit Down, Jeff and BlackJack delve into one of the greatest earners and leaders in the history of the mob, Fat Tony Salerno. He rose through the ranks of the Genovese Crime Family making hundreds of millions of dollars and is considered to be one of the greatest of all time. We also do a Q/A answering some listener questions.A truly interesting action packed episode. As always thanks for listening and if you enjoy the show, please give us a deserved rating and leave us a comment! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 04, 2021
Episode 17: Paul Castellano
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On the 17th episode of the Sit Down, Jeff and BlackJack delve into an array of topics including the life of Paul Castellano. Paul was an interesting and controversial figure. He made a ton of money but he allowed a crack to develop in his family through his own hypocrisy. We also do a Q/A answering some listener questions and we chat about the announcement of a new Gotti film. As always thanks for listening and if you enjoy the show, please give us a deserved rating and leave us a comment! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 28, 2021
Episode 16: Tony Accardo
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On the 16th episode of the Sit Down, Jeff and BlackJack get into the life of Chicago Outfit heavyweight Tony Accardo. Tony ultimately lived one of the most successful lifes in the history of organized crime. He could say something that no one else could, listen to find out. We also delve into how he took the Outfit from a gang to an organization after Capone, going into Vegas, his ability to avoid prison and his famous great grandsons. A legendary episode. As always thanks for listening and if you enjoy the show, please give us a deserved rating and leave us a comment! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 21, 2021
Episode 15: Roy DeMeo
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On the 15th episode of the Sit Down, Jeff and BlackJack get into the wild life of Gambino Family capo Roy DeMeo. DeMeo is highly regarded as one of the most lethal people in the history of the Italian American mob. He and his crew believed in no body, no crime. The crew even established a method for killing and disposing of people. A truly violent episode of the Sit Down! As always thanks for listening and if you enjoy the show, please give us a deserved rating and leave us a comment! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 14, 2021
Episode 14: Anthony "Gaspipe" Casso
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On the 14th episode of the Sit Down, Jeff and BlackJack get into the wild life of Lucchese Family underboss Anthony Casso. Casso rose from the docks of Brooklyn to an elaborate robbery crew to one of the most successful schemes in mob history. Casso ruled with an iron fist and is known as one of the most lethal people in the history of the Italian American mob. A truly violent episode of the Sit Down! As always thanks for listening and if you enjoy the show, please give us a deserved rating and leave us a comment! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 07, 2021
Episode 13: Kaboni Savage
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On the 13th episode of the Sit Down, Jeff and BlackJack get into the sickening and disturbing life of drug dealer Kaboni Savage. Kaboni and his drug organization ruled the streets of Philadelphia for years including flooding the streets with hundreds of kilos of drugs and inflicting damage everywhere including targeting witnesses, their families and more. We also give our thoughts early on the new trailer for the "Many Saints of Newark" As always thanks for listening and if you enjoy the show, please give us a deserved rating and leave us a comment! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2021
Episode 12: Gregory "The Grim Reaper" Scarpa
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On the 12th episode of the Sit Down, Jeff and BlackJack get into the wild life of Greg Scarpa. There aren't many people in the Mafia that have had a more interesting life than Scarpa. He made his way into becoming a made man in the Colombo Crime Family, then became a confidential FBI informant all while killing people and ascending to becoming a capo in the family. Ultimately a greedy mistake would take his health away and cost him his life. As always thanks for listening and if you enjoy the show, please give us a deserved rating and leave us a comment! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 23, 2021
Episode 11: Al Capone
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On the 11th episode of the Sit Down, Jeff and BlackJack talk about the interesting life of the most recognizable gangster in American history, Al Capone. Capones reputation is interesting but it was all about connections and when you look back, he was born during the right time as he heads to Chicago to head up a large criminal syndicate. His problem would lie in the ledgers of his operation and his dismissal of a personal problem that would lead to his demise. As always thanks for listening and if you enjoy the show, please give us a deserved rating and leave us a comment! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16, 2021
Episode 10: Carmine "The Snake" Persico
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On the 10th episode of the Sit Down, Jeff and BlackJack delve into the twisted tale of Carmine Persico. Carmine got started in crime early and was a murderer by 17. He worked his way to the top of the Colombo Crime Family after commiting a big hit and creating wealth for the family. He also took the family through wars all while in prison. His end would blindly come from his loyalty to his blood family and his idiotic decisions late which would prove costly and cost him his freedom forever. As always thanks for listening and if you enjoy the show, please give us a deserved rating and leave us a comment! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 09, 2021
Episode 9: James "Whitey" Bulger
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On the 9th episode of the Sit Down, Jeff and BlackJack delve into the wild tale of Whitey Bulger. Bulger assumed control of the Boston Irish Mob through treachery and murder. He also lived a double life through the purview of the federal government, evaded prosecution and then evaded capture for 16 years until he was caught and then met a violent end. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2021
Episode 8: Joe Massino
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On the 8th episode of the Sitdown, Jeff and Blackjack delve into the wild tale of Big Joey Massino. Massino got his start on a lunch truck and someday became the boss of the Bonnano Crime Family. He takes the family through multiple power struggles and the fiasco involving "Donnie Brasco", something we delve into in depth. Massino lived an interesting life and was considered the "Last Don" of the American mob. PRESENTED BY STABLE DUEL: A Horse Racing Fantasy App Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2021
Episode 7: Jimmy Burke and The Real "Goodfellas"
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On the 7th episode of the Sitdown, Jeff and Blackjack discuss one of the most successful and brutal non Italian gangsters in the history of the mob, Jimmy Burke. We also get into the main characters of the movie Goodfellas and their connection to Burke. From the Lufthansa heist to the BC college basketball point shaving scheme, the legend of the "Jimmy The Gent" Burke. We also tell you what was real, what was wrong about the film as well. PRESENTED BY STABLE DUEL: A Horse Racing Fantasy App Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2021
Episode 6: Tommy Pitera
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On the 6th episode of the Sitdown, Jeff and Blackjack discuss one of the biggest lunatics in the history of the mob. From being a black belt in karate to a hitman, Tommy "Karate" Pitera rose through the ranks of the Bonnano Crime Family. To start the show we breakdown some mob news and remember "Boston George" Jung who died recently. PRESENTED BY STABLE DUEL: A Fantasy Horse Racing App Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2021
Episode 5: The Philadelphia Black Mafia
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On the fifth episode of the Sitdown, Jeff delves into one of the most violent black gangs in the history of America. They ruled African American neighborhoods in Philadelphia with an iron fist and used religion as a vail for their atrocities. Joining the show is one of the great authors on the subject and author of Black Brothers Inc, Sean Patrick Griffin. Sean is a distinguished author, researcher and a current college professor at the Citadel. He served on Philadelphia Police Department for years. PRESENTED BY STABLE DUEL: A Fantasy Horse Racing App Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2021
Episode 4: "The Teflon Don" John Gotti
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On the fourth episode of the Sitdown, Jeff and special guest Blackjack take a look at arguably the most iconic mob bosses in the history of organized crime. From a tenement to boss of the biggest family in the mob. PRESENTED BY STABLE DUEL: A Fantasy Horse Racing App Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2021
Episode 3: The Mafia Cops: Louis Eppolito and Steven Carracappa
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On the third episode of the Sitdown, Jeff and special guest Blackjack take a look at two of the most corrupt law enforcement officers in the history of the United States. Both men who swore to protect disgrace their badges and become mafia hitmen. PRESENTED BY STABLE DUEL: A Fantasy Horse Racing App Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2021
Episode 2: Little Nicky Scarfo
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In the second episode of the Sitdown, Jeff takes a look at the life and times of Philadelphia mob boss Nicky Scarfo. Author and mafia expert Scott Burnstein joins the show. Scott is the author of "Mafia Prince" a look at the life of Phllip Leonetti and his experiences with Nicky, his uncle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2021
Episode 1: Vincent "The Chin" Gigante
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In the first episode Jeff takes a look into the life of Vincent Gigante, also known as "the Chin" who was an American mobster who was boss of the Genovese crime family in New York City from 1981 to 2005 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2021
The Sit Down Introduction
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The Sit Down will take a deep dive into the history of the mafia. Hosted by Jeff Nadu Make sure to subscribe, rate and comment  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 03, 2021