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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 3 - Episode 42 - A Cautionary Tale12/4/2019
    46:54
  2. 2.
    Season 3 - Episode 41 - Roger Stone & The Godfather Prosecution11/27/2019
    46:42
  3. 3.
    Season 3 - Episode 40 - The Tragedy That Was Marilyn, CP5 Update11/20/2019
    0:56
  4. 4.
    Season 2 - Episode 39 - Catch & Kill Fallout11/13/2019
    51:02
  5. 5.
    Season 2 - Episode 38 - Gianni Goes on the Lam11/6/2019
    49:46
  6. 6.
    Episode 01 - Let's Do This.11/1/2019
    23:22
  7. 7.
    Season 2 - Episode 37 - The Irishman Controversy10/30/2019
    48:30
  8. 8.
    Season 2 - Episode 36 - Reactions to the Book10/23/2019
    46:22
  1. 9.
    Season 2 - Episode 35 - The Irishman: Fact vs. Fiction.10/16/2019
    53:48
  2. 10.
    Season 2 - Episode 34 - The Brando No One Knew10/9/2019
    50:06
  3. 11.
    Season 2 - Episode 33 - Gianni Returns From Exile10/2/2019
    44:42
  4. 12.
    Season 2 - Episode 32 - Any Given Sunday, Behind the Scenes9/25/2019
    46:50
  5. 13.
    Season 2 - Episode 31 - Here Today, Guam Tomorrow9/18/2019
    47:54
  6. 14.
    Season 2 - Episode 30 - Paging Dr. Gianni, Miami9/11/2019
    50:04
  7. 15.
    Season 2 - Episode 29 - Steve Wynn - Master of the Universe9/4/2019
    53:24
  8. 16.
    Season 2 - Episode 28 - Fredo Cuomo - Open Mouth, Insert Foot8/28/2019
    44:52
  9. 17.
    Season 2 - Episode 27 - The Kansas City Mob and Gianni's Close Call8/21/2019
    35:51
  10. 18.
    Season 2 - Episode 26 - The Story of Mickey Cohen8/14/2019
    37:28
  11. 19.
    Season 2 - Episode 25 - The Central Park Five8/7/2019
    1:11:30
  12. 20.
    Season 2 - Episode 24 - Gambino Underboss "Oneil" Dellacroce7/31/2019
    1:04:01
  13. 21.
    Season 2 - Episode 23 - The Families of New York7/24/2019
    54:21
  14. 22.
    Season 2 - Episode 22 - The Short Reign of Gambino Underboss Tommy Billotti7/16/2019
    1:04:10
  15. 23.
    Episode 21 - Hollywood and the Mob7/10/2019
    51:36
  16. 24.
    Episode 20 - My Exile in Europe7/3/2019
    49:00
  17. 25.
    Episode 19 - Mala Femina and the Pope of Staten Island6/26/2019
    50:34
  18. 26.
    Episode 18 - The Westies: The Gang That Couldn't Think Straight6/19/2019
    49:57
  19. 27.
    Episode 17 - Old Las Vegas6/12/2019
    49:00
  20. 28.
    Episode 16 - An Evening with Zsa Zsa6/5/2019
    42:12
  21. 29.
    Episode 15 - Little Italy: The Way It Was5/29/2019
    44:42
  22. 30.
    Episode 14 - The Real Frank Sinatra5/22/2019
    53:40
  23. 31.
    Episode 13 - The Movies5/15/2019
    44:27
  24. 32.
    Episode 12 - The Vatican5/8/2019
    48:53
  25. 33.
    Episode 11 - Notable Passings5/1/2019
    46:51
  26. 34.
    Episode 10 - Gianni Goes to Israel4/24/2019
    46:29
  27. 35.
    Episode 09 - Holy Wars!4/17/2019
    50:58
  28. 36.
    Episode 08 - Meeting the Price4/10/2019
    49:25
  29. 37.
    Episode 07 - Las Vegas Follie4/3/2019
    51:56
  30. 38.
    Episode 06 - The Marilyn Monroe I Knew3/27/2019
    50:59
  31. 39.
    Episode 05 - In the beginning3/20/2019
    54:28
  32. 40.
    Episode 04 - Presidents and the Mob3/13/2019
    54:27
  33. 41.
    Episode 03 - And The Oscar Goes To....3/6/2019
    45:16
  34. 42.
    Episode 02 - Tough Guys2/27/2019
    51:50

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