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The Hollywood Godfather Podcast

By GRI

Welcome to the Hollywood Godfather podcast. Actor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and Mafia associate, Gianni Russo has teamed with an unlikely ally, Patrick Picciarelli, retired NYPD lieutenant, and current private investigator to put together a thought-provoking, tragic, funny, and often shocking view of Gianni’s life in the mob and the movies. His counterpart and co-host, Patrick, will give his insights into the world of crime, and comment on characters both men have known, as well as the current happenings in Hollywood and the mob. They will also be answering email questions, and have a few surprises in store. Trust us, you’ll never hear anything like this podcast. The friendship between Gianni and Patrick did not have the usual beginnings of boyhood camaraderie. Both Gianni and Patrick were born and raised in New York’s Little Italy and lived a scant short block from each other, but that’s where the similarities end. Gianni sought his future with the Mafia, while Patrick became a New York cop. Their paths crossed a few times, and each was on the other’s radar; distrust and wariness always hovering. How they became friends, co-authoring Gianni’s memoirs, will be discussed in all the complexities that surround the two diverse worlds of organized crime and police work. Added to the dynamic is Megan Horan, an upcoming graduate of Fordham University in the Bronx, NY. A native of Philadelphia, PA, Megan made the decision to move to New York City to pursue her studies in Film and hopefully make her way into the entertainment industry. The paths of Gianni and Megan crossed to form an unlikely, yet beautiful friendship. Since then, Megan has joined the conversation with Gianni and Patrick in order to provide a unique perspective for the younger generation listening group of the podcast. Their weekly podcast will delve into the world of the Mafia, crime, international intrigue, inside Hollywood, and places such as the Vatican and Iraq; that one would never think of in the same sentence as the mob and cops. The book, Hollywood Godfather: My Life in the Mob and the Movies, by Gianni Russo with Patrick Picciarelli, will be published in hardcover and audio by St. Martin’s Press on March 12, 2019. First printing 50,000 copies. Available for pre-order now on www.amazon.com

  1. 1.
    Season 6 - Episode 100 - Our 100th Episode!01/13/2021
    58:35
  2. 2.
    Season 5 - Episode 99 - Interview with Jackie Jordon01/06/2021
    55:22
  3. 3.
    Season 5 - Episode 98 - Interview with Henry “Bombastic” Bushkin12/30/2020
    58:04
  4. 4.
    Season 5 - Episode 97 - Sinatra & the ‘HG’ Gang: A Documentary, a Book, and More12/23/2020
    54:16
  5. 5.
    Season 5 - Episode 96 - Mob Lawyers12/16/2020
    56:10
  6. 6.
    Season 5 - Episode 95 - Who You Gonna Call?12/09/2020
    1:00:57
  7. 7.
    Season 5 - Episode 94 - Interview with Author Carol Gino12/02/2020
    56:28
  8. 8.
    Season 5 - Episode 93 - Mario Puzo11/25/2020
    54:02
  1. 9.
    Season 5 - Episode 92 - Interview with Tom Cantone11/18/2020
    1:04:43
  2. 10.
    Season 5 - Episode 91 - Interview with the Legendary Paul Anka11/11/2020
    54:56
  3. 11.
    Season 5 - Episode 90 - Sinatra, the Mob & Me11/04/2020
    56:41
  4. 12.
    Season 5 - Episode 89 - Listeners’ Comments & Questions10/28/2020
    53:09
  5. 13.
    Season 5 - Episode 88 - Reel Talk From the Hollywood Kid10/21/2020
    52:19
  6. 14.
    Season 5 - Episode 87 - Coffee with Cullotta10/14/2020
    50:50
  7. 15.
    Season 5 - Episode 86 - Fear City10/07/2020
    53:11
  8. 16.
    Season 5 - Episode 85 - Interview with Producer/Director Brett Ratner09/30/2020
    50:53
  9. 17.
    Season 5 - Episode 84 - Interview with Shaun Attwood09/23/2020
    37:16
  10. 18.
    Season 5 - Episode 83 - Interview with Shaun Attwood09/16/2020
    42:15
  11. 19.
    Season 5 - Episode 82 - Mike Russell, Undercover Cop Pt. 209/10/2020
    54:02
  12. 20.
    Season 5 - Episode 81 - Mike Russell, Undercover Cop Pt. 109/02/2020
    53:16
  13. 21.
    Season 4 - Episode 80 - Listeners’ Comments & Questions08/26/2020
    53:17
  14. 22.
    Season 4 - Episode 79 - Special Guest Nick Vallelonga08/19/2020
    47:27
  15. 23.
    Season 4 - Episode 78 - Special Guest Steve Schirripa08/12/2020
    51:33
  16. 24.
    Season 4 - Episode 77 - Mentor Series: Al Malnik08/07/2020
    53:56
  17. 25.
    Season 4 - Episode 76 - Listeners’ Comments & Questions07/29/2020
    48:00
  18. 26.
    Season 4 - Episode 75 - Interview with Paul Ciolino07/22/2020
    55:11
  19. 27.
    Season 5 - Episode 74 - Interview with Iconic Comic Tom Dreesen07/15/2020
    52:58
  20. 28.
    Season 4 - Episode 73 - The Making of 'The Freshman'07/08/2020
    53:59
  21. 29.
    Season 4 - Episode 72 - Mentoring by the Mob: Tony Accardo07/01/2020
    51:50
  22. 30.
    Season 4 - Episode 71 - Mark Shaw Interview Pt. 2 The Mysterious Death of Dorothy Kilgallen06/24/2020
    52:03
  23. 31.
    Season 4 - Episode 70 - Interview with author Mark Shaw Pt. 1: The Kennedy Assassination06/17/2020
    47:21
  24. 32.
    Season 4 - Episode 69 - Mentor Series: Jack Welch06/10/2020
    55:01
  25. 33.
    Season 4 - Episode 68 - Anastasia Legacy06/03/2020
    52:09
  26. 34.
    Season 4 - Episode 67 - Albert Anastasia: Lord High Executioner05/27/2020
    52:09
  27. 35.
    Season 4 - Episode 66 - Listeners’ Comments & Questions05/20/2020
    52:11
  28. 36.
    Season 4 - Episode 65 - Mentoring by the Mob: Meyer Lansky05/13/2020
    52:18
  29. 37.
    Season 4 - Episode 64: Journalist and TV/Movie Personality A.J. Benza: Pt. 205/06/2020
    53:06
  30. 38.
    Season 4 - Episode 63 - Journalist and TV/Movie Personality A.J. Benza: Pt. 104/29/2020
    55:02
  31. 39.
    Season 4 - Episode 62 - An Evening You Can’t Refuse / Epidemics of Present and Past04/22/2020
    52:23
  32. 40.
    Season 4 - Episode 61 - Special Guest Patrick Bet-David, Sharing Life Experiences: Part 204/14/2020
    51:30
  33. 41.
    Season 4 - Episode 60 - An interview with Patrick Bet-David04/08/2020
    50:35
  34. 42.
    Season 3 - Episode 59 - Origins of the Mafia04/01/2020
    51:54
  35. 43.
    Season 3 - Episode 58 - Listeners Questions & Comments03/25/2020
    51:18
  36. 44.
    Season 3 - Episode 57 - Mentoring by the Mob: Frank Costello03/18/2020
    49:14
  37. 45.
    Season 3 - Episode 56 - Roy DeMeo, the Butcher of Brooklyn03/11/2020
    51:21
  38. 46.
    Season 3 - Episode 54 - Mentoring by the Mob: Carlo Gambino03/08/2020
    51:03
  39. 47.
    Season 3 - Episode 55 - R.I.P. Sonny Grosso03/04/2020
    51:16
  40. 48.
    Season 3 - Episode 53 - Listeners' Questions & Comments02/19/2020
    51:36
  41. 49.
    Season 3 - Episode 52 - Award Season02/12/2020
    54:42
  42. 50.
    Season 3 - Episode 51 - Theater of the Mind - Don Imus R.I.P.02/05/2020
    52:47
  43. 51.
    Season 3 - Episode 50 - The Grim Reaper01/29/2020
    53:19
  44. 52.
    Season 3 - Episode 49 - Listener Emails01/22/2020
    56:07
  45. 53.
    Season 3 - Episode 48 - The Life and Death of Carmine Galante01/15/2020
    50:26
  46. 54.
    Season 3 - Episode 47 - Murder, Inc.01/08/2020
    47:54
  47. 55.
    Season 3 - Episode 46 - The Purple Gang01/01/2020
    51:26
  48. 56.
    Season 3 - Episode 45 - Connected Actors12/25/2019
    55:30
  49. 57.
    Season 3 - Episode 44 - Mafia Cops, pt 2 - Downfall12/18/2019
    51:39
  50. 58.
    Season 3 - Episode 43 - Mafia Cops, pt 1 - Origins12/11/2019
    49:10
  51. 59.
    Season 3 - Episode 42 - A Cautionary Tale12/04/2019
    46:54
  52. 60.
    Season 3 - Episode 41 - Roger Stone & The Godfather Prosecution11/27/2019
    46:42
  53. 61.
    Season 3 - Episode 40 - The Tragedy That Was Marilyn, CP5 Update11/20/2019
    0:56
  54. 62.
    Season 2 - Episode 39 - Catch & Kill Fallout11/13/2019
    51:02
  55. 63.
    Season 2 - Episode 38 - Gianni Goes on the Lam11/06/2019
    49:46
  56. 64.
    Episode 01 - Let's Do This.11/01/2019
    23:22
  57. 65.
    Season 2 - Episode 37 - The Irishman Controversy10/30/2019
    48:30
  58. 66.
    Season 2 - Episode 36 - Reactions to the Book10/23/2019
    46:22
  59. 67.
    Season 2 - Episode 35 - The Irishman: Fact vs. Fiction.10/16/2019
    53:48
  60. 68.
    Season 2 - Episode 34 - The Brando No One Knew10/09/2019
    50:06
  61. 69.
    Season 2 - Episode 33 - Gianni Returns From Exile10/02/2019
    44:42
  62. 70.
    Season 2 - Episode 32 - Any Given Sunday, Behind the Scenes09/25/2019
    46:50
  63. 71.
    Season 2 - Episode 31 - Here Today, Guam Tomorrow09/18/2019
    47:54
  64. 72.
    Season 2 - Episode 30 - Paging Dr. Gianni, Miami09/11/2019
    50:04
  65. 73.
    Season 2 - Episode 29 - Steve Wynn - Master of the Universe09/04/2019
    53:24
  66. 74.
    Season 2 - Episode 28 - Fredo Cuomo - Open Mouth, Insert Foot08/28/2019
    44:52
  67. 75.
    Season 2 - Episode 27 - The Kansas City Mob and Gianni's Close Call08/21/2019
    35:51
  68. 76.
    Season 2 - Episode 26 - The Story of Mickey Cohen08/14/2019
    37:28
  69. 77.
    Season 2 - Episode 25 - The Central Park Five08/07/2019
    1:11:30
  70. 78.
    Season 2 - Episode 24 - Gambino Underboss "Oneil" Dellacroce07/31/2019
    1:04:01
  71. 79.
    Season 2 - Episode 23 - The Families of New York07/24/2019
    54:21
  72. 80.
    Season 2 - Episode 22 - The Short Reign of Gambino Underboss Tommy Billotti07/16/2019
    1:04:10
  73. 81.
    Episode 21 - Hollywood and the Mob07/10/2019
    51:36
  74. 82.
    Episode 20 - My Exile in Europe07/03/2019
    49:00
  75. 83.
    Episode 19 - Mala Femina and the Pope of Staten Island06/26/2019
    50:34
  76. 84.
    Episode 18 - The Westies06/19/2019
    49:57
  77. 85.
    Episode 17 - Old Las Vegas06/12/2019
    49:00
  78. 86.
    Episode 16 - An Evening with Zsa Zsa06/05/2019
    42:12
  79. 87.
    Episode 15 - Little Italy: The Way It Was05/29/2019
    44:42
  80. 88.
    Episode 14 - The Real Frank Sinatra05/22/2019
    53:40
  81. 89.
    Episode 13 - The Movies05/15/2019
    44:27
  82. 90.
    Episode 12 - The Vatican05/08/2019
    48:53
  83. 91.
    Episode 11 - Notable Passings05/01/2019
    46:51
  84. 92.
    Episode 10 - Gianni Goes to Israel04/24/2019
    46:29
  85. 93.
    Episode 09 - Holy Wars!04/17/2019
    50:58
  86. 94.
    Episode 08 - Meeting the Price04/10/2019
    49:25
  87. 95.
    Episode 07 - Las Vegas Follie04/03/2019
    51:56
  88. 96.
    Episode 06 - The Marilyn Monroe I Knew03/27/2019
    50:59
  89. 97.
    Episode 05 - In the beginning03/20/2019
    54:28
  90. 98.
    Episode 04 - Presidents and the Mob03/13/2019
    54:27
  91. 99.
    Episode 03 - And The Oscar Goes To....03/06/2019
    45:16
  92. 100.
    Episode 02 - Tough Guys02/27/2019
    51:50

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