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 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!

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Sep 15, 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!

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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!

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Sep 01, 2021
BONUS EPISODE: Interview with Chad Marks (Federal Inmate)
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On this special interview, I had the pleasure of interviewing Chad Marks. He spent nearly 2 decades in some of the most notorious federal prisons in America. He was housed with mobsters, drug dealers and more for years and tells me some harrowing tales. After being released in 2020 by the First Step Act, he now helps other federal inmates get out of prison.

Make sure you check out his Youtube Channel... Blood on the Razor Wire

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Aug 29, 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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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"

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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!

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.

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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!

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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Apr 03, 2021