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 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.

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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