Deep Cover: The Real Donnie Brasco

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Johnny Depp might have played Donnie Brasco in the Academy Award-nominated film, but the real-life hero is Joe Pistone. Pistone came up on the mean streets of Patterson, New Jersey before going deep undercover and spending six years inside the Bonanno and Columbo crime families. In the new podcast “Deep Cover-The Real Donnie Brasco,” Joe Pistone shares the true stories of his time with The Mob to his friend, and our host, actor Leo Rossi. If you loved the Sopranos--“Fuhggedaboutit”--this is The Real Donnie Brasco.
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41 episodes

S3 Ep7: Reality vs. Fiction Part 1, Behind the Scenes of Donnie Brasco

Joe Pistone and Leo Rossi review and discuss the most popular clips from the motion picture, “Donnie Brasco” based on Joe’s book about his time spent undercover in the mob.Joe clarifies a few of the most important contrasts between real life and dramatization and offers some new revelations about the infamous 1981 killing of 3 capos and a boss from the Bonanno Crime Family.We learn how Johnny Depp and others, mostly unknown actors at the time, got the role of a lifetime– including a childhood friend. And he answers a question from the Motion Lounge! Tune in. JOIN THE MOTION LOUNGE https://deepcover.supercast.com/ ! For the first time, we are offering a SUBSCRIPTION PLAN. https://deepcover.supercast.com/ For just $5.99 a month you will join the Motion Lounge and get: __ __ JOIN NOW BY CLICKING THIS LINK! https://deepcover.supercast.com/ HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THIS EPISODE, A TAPE, OR A PAST EPISODE? ASK IT HERE. https://deepcover.supercast.com/ Not ready to join the mob? Connect with us on social using the links below: CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL USING THE LINKS BELOW: Instagram: @deepcoverpod https://www.instagram.com/deepcoverpodcast/ Facebook: @deepcoverpodcast https://www.facebook.com/deepcoverpodcast Twitter: @deepcoverpodcast https://twitter.com/DeepCoverShowEPISODE NOTES:[00:00:00] Intro with Joe Pistone and Leo Rossi [00:01:07] Behind the scenes: “Donnie Brasco” the movie [00:02:40] Fuhgeddaboudit aka “Forget about it!” [00:07:30] The killing of the 3 Capos in the Bonanno Crime Family ("Phil Lucky," "Sonny Red" and “Big Trin”), starting with the boss, Carmine Gallente [00:10:17] Dramatic license: Joe clarifies that he was not physically present during the whackings. [00:11:31] The truth about Dominick "Big Trin" Trinchera, the actor George Angelica [00:15:15] Sonny Red, Big Trin, and Phil Lucky discuss “Where is Bruno?” [00:17:45] The infamous murder scene in “Donnie Brasco” [00:20:06] On Jimmy Russo and Johnny Depp’s tense dialogue in the car [00:23:09] “The meek wanna inherit the Earth…” Joe and Leo discuss the scriptwriter, Paul Attanasio. [00:25:02] Unfortunately, it was just “family business.” Joe shares how the mob could effectively compartmentalize after a killing. [00:28:35] Next time: More movie clips, Joe and Lefty Ruggerio. [00:29:13] A question from The Motion Lounge [00:30:32] Why did the mob whack so many people in restaurants? [00:32:20] Join the Motion Lounge!

34m
Nov 29
S3 Ep6: Tony Conti Exit Tapes - Lefty's Goose Chase

The Tony Conti saga comes to an end. In this episode, Leo Rossi and Joe Pistone take us through several different tapes that meticulously details the quick, but life-threatening, downfall of Tony Conti (undercover FBI agent) following an incident with the Balistrieri family.  In Joe’s attempt to cover for his partner’s disappearance after being pulled from the investigation, Joe as Donnie Brasco takes a necessary and calculated trip to Milwaukee in search of the supposed wannabe wise guy. With Lefty Ruggiero hot on his trail, Donnie fabricates his findings. Then, the sobering event ends with an impromptu late-night meeting between the two and mob boss, Mike Sabella. Episode Notes: [00:00] Intro with Leo Rossi and Joe Pistone [01:08] TAPE: Where is Tony Conti? Joe dictates letter about Lefty Ruggiero and Tony’s meeting for Jules Bonavolonta of the FBI (10/10/1978 at 9:30pm) [05:37] How was Conti in real life? Did he really have a relationship with three women? [07:42] Everybody’s Joe [08:37] Frank Balistrieri’s girlfriend was disrespected and Mike Sabella vouches for everyone [12:42] At the heart of it all is greed: Balistrieri to Trafficante [13:45] Conti beats the scam; disappears in Milwaukee [15:32] Donnie offers Lefty $500 from a “score” or bet [18:25] Lefty calls Donnie for a mysterious late night meet [20:24] TAPE: Donnie and Lefty discuss the search for Tony Conti’s car in Milwaukee [24:52] Lefty talks about a $7,000 contractor for a fast food restaurant [27:17] TAPE: Donnie tells Lefty that Conti’s car is impounded by the cops [30:44] Lefty Ruggiero does not play about his money [33:26] TAPE: Donnie plants the idea that Tony Conti was whacked; Lefty pushes back [38:44] TAPE: Lefty gives Donnie final search locations for Tony; tells him to make a restaurant reservation at 12am at night [42:11] Joe Pistone says that dinner would later become a vital part of the investigation [43:17] TAPE: Donnie presents Lefty with the potential car tag belonging to Tony Conti [45:45] Lefty’s never asleep [46:23] Joe Pistone explains how answering difficult questions can be life or death; sign off until next time

47m
Nov 22
S3 EP5: The Milwaukee Tapes

Following last week’s focus on the casino deal between Traficante, Sonny Black, and the Bonnano family– in this episode, stakes are raised even higher as Donnie Brasco finds himself in a bit of a pickle between in Milwaukee with Tony Conti and Lefty Ruggiero. Joe takes us through several FBI tapes detailing the ins and outs of their biggest target on the Milwaukee crime scene: Frank Balistrieri, boss of the Milwaukee, Wisconsin family. As Joe begins to fight an internal battle between family and work, we hear how he's at risk of creating distrust from Lefty Ruggiero as he continues to keep the many stories he's crafted and his real identity a secret as he continues to help the FBI collect evidence. If you want more tapes and videos of the show, you can sign up to become a member of The Motion Lounge HERE. https://deepcover.supercast.com/ Not ready to become a friend of ours? Stay connected via social using the links below: Instagram: @deepcoverpod https://www.instagram.com/deepcoverpodcast/ Facebook: @deepcoverpodcast https://www.facebook.com/deepcoverpodcast

34m
Nov 15
S3 Ep3: Life and Death Phone Call with Lefty and Donnie, Part 2

In this conclusion to our two-part episode on the Lefty Tape, you will hear how Joe Pistone, as Donnie Brasco, talks his way out of a life-or-death situation with Left Ruggerio.  Listen to find out how Joe managed to not only save his skin but also kept his business running with the mob as the FBI built their case.  It all ends with a sit down to find out if Joe lives or dies.  Numerous Mafia characters are mentioned and talked about in this episode including, The Bonannos and Trafficante families, Sonny Black, Tony Mira, Ceaser Bonventre, Frank Castellano, The Zips, and Mike Sabella.  All of season three we will be listening to the tapes that Joe carried undercover and were recently found and remastered. Joe Pistone, Leo Rossi, and you are hearing some of these for the first time. If you want more tapes and video of the show, you can sign up to become a member of the The Motion Lounge HERE. https://deepcover.supercast.com/ Not ready to become a friend of ours? Stay connected via social using the links below: Instagram: @deepcoverpod https://www.instagram.com/deepcoverpodcast/ Facebook: @deepcoverpodcast https://www.facebook.com/deepcoverpodcast Twitter: @deepcoverpodcast https://twitter.com/DeepCoverShow KEY MOMENTS: [00:00:00] - Intro with Leo Rossi [00:00:48] - Show recap [00:01:28] - Joe Pistone and Leo Rossi recap the backstory between Lefty Ruggiero and Sonny Black [00:02:49] - Lefty interrogates Donnie (Joe) about Rocky: “think like me” [00:04:57] - Joe explains why he’s trying to save Rocky’s life [00:07:50] - The battle for Miami with Sonny, the Bonannos and Trafficante [00:09:46] - Lefty pressures Donnie (Joe) about letting Rocky in on the deal; and there’s another Tony [00:13:23]  - “America’s Guest” Lefty talks money and being ambushed in Brooklyn [00:16:43] - What happened to Mike Sabella? [00:17:40] - “Do you have anything hidden, Donnie?” [00:19:05] - Leo’s Resume [00:20:36] - Lefty’s Mysterious Man [00:22:18] - The Demise of Cesare Bonventre [00:25:07] - Frank DeCicco sets up Frank Castellano [00:25:41] - Sonny Black’s crew [00:27:24] - “I’m treating you like a friend.” Lefty blows up on Donnie Brasco [00:30:07] - Who is The Gimp (Moe The Gimp)? [00:31:31] - Tony Mirrar frustrates Lefty [00:33:17] - Lefty almost gets whacked [00:36:36] - Sonny’s Deal Gone Bad [00:38:20] - The Hole in Mirrar’s Case [00:40:10] - It Ends with a Sit-Down

42m
Nov 01
S3 Ep2: Life and Death Phone Call with Lefty Ruggerio and Donnie, Part 1

In this episode, you will hear the real life conversation between Lefty and Joe as Donnie faced a life-and-death situation as he dealt with accusations of theft from fellow mobster Tony Mirra.  Join co-hosts Leo Rossi and Joe Pistone as they dive into the first tape from Joe’s collection of undercover conversations. Hear from Lefty Ruggiero’s wife, as she urgently tries to contact Joe for Lefty, and then from Lefty himself as he questions Joe to find out the truth behind the accusations.  It’s high drama on this episode of If you have questions about this episode or past episodes, you can ask them here https://deepcover.supercast.com/ama by joining the Motion Lounge, where you can also listen to the full tape used in this episode. ABOUT THE MOTION LOUNGE https://deepcover.supercast.com/ ! For the first time, we are offering a SUBSCRIPTION PLAN. https://deepcover.supercast.com/ For just $5.99 a month you will join the Motion Lounge and get: __ __ JOIN NOW BY CLICKING THIS LINK! https://deepcover.supercast.com/ Not ready to become a friend of ours? Stay connected via social using the links below: Instagram: @deepcoverpod https://www.instagram.com/deepcoverpodcast/ Facebook: @deepcoverpodcast https://www.facebook.com/deepcoverpodcast Twitter: @deepcoverpodcast https://twitter.com/DeepCoverShow  Episode notes: [00:01:30] -  Introduction to Joe’s defense for his life [00:02:18] - Louise Ruggiero’s (Lefty’s wife) concerned call to Joe about Lefty’s meeting; quick brief on Tony Mirra [00:04:34] - Lefty’s call to Joe about Lefty’s meeting with Tony Mirra [00:05:37] - Who is Rocky? [00:06:52] - $250,000 accusation [00:07:46] - Lefty probing for information [00:09:36] - Joe explains the story he’s trying to sell [00:11:45] - Junk money, Zips [00:19:37] - Lefty continues to probe/explain, compares Tony Mirra’s and Donnie’s situation [00:24:59] - Sally - head of the Bonanno family [00:29:27] - Federal “Stool Pigeon” [00:35:29] - Lefty and Tony Mirra’s bad blood [00:39:00] - Lefty and Joe (Donnie) are in pinch, how will this play out in the next episode?

40m
Oct 25
S3 Ep1: Donnie's Tapes

Leo Rossi and Joe Pistone are back with the third season! This season is called “Donnie’s Tapes." All season, Joe and Leo will be going over the actual tapes that Joe carried while undercover for six years with the mafia as Donnie Brasco.  The tapes were recently found by Joe and then remastered by Jam Street Media. In this episode, Joe talks about how he did the actual recordings, the technology then versus today, and how others were not as lucky as him with their undercover recordings over the years.  In this first episode of the season, you will hear a few of the tapes played "before and after" style to appreciate how much better they sound now. Buckle up, 'cause this season it’s all about the tapes on Deep Cover: The Real Donnie Brasco. JOIN THE MOTION LOUNGE https://deepcover.supercast.com/ ! For the first time, we are offering a SUBSCRIPTION PLAN. https://deepcover.supercast.com/ For just $5.99 a month you will join the Motion Lounge and get: __ __ JOIN NOW BY CLICKING THIS LINK! https://deepcover.supercast.com/  Not ready to join the mob? Connect with us on social using the links below: Instagram: @deepcoverpod https://www.instagram.com/deepcoverpodcast/ Facebook: @deepcoverpodcast https://www.facebook.com/deepcoverpodcast Twitter: @deepcoverpodcast https://twitter.com/DeepCoverShow EPISODE NOTES AND LINKS: [00:00:00] - Season 3 introduction; I am Leo Rossi[00:01:40] - Leo and Joe Pistone are back! [00:03:16] - Joe found additional tapes from his Mafia days [00:04:44] - Old school ways agents secretly recorded conversations [00:08:40] - Introduction to Jules, Joe’s sounding board [00:10:20] - Speaks on the validity of two Donnie Brasco movie scenes [00:11:35] - What you will hear and subscribers will see in the forthcoming season [00:12:47] - Leo speaks on meeting Joe for the first time 25 years ago with a $500,000 hit on his life [00:13:55] - What’s coming next? Meet Quinn, the next 2 episodes and a fun game. [00:15:25] - Before and after #1 -- original tape audio vs remastered audio; "a great clean-up job" [00:16:30] - Re-introducing Lefty Ruggiero [00:18:10] - Do mob wives know who is in “the life”? [00:18:39] - The backstory on Lefty and Joe’s heated conversation; re-introducing Tony Mirra (re-listen to "Donnie Brasco vs. Tony Mirra" from season 1 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKeT_Ic27g59iGfh23QoP0xG-6aLodMWg ) ; Michael Francis Interview with Joe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I8jx98zfgI  [00:20:20] - Before and after #2 [00:21:50] - Joe explains “the boat” and how Lefty identified it belonging to the FBI; Abscam https://www.fbi.gov/history/famous-cases/abscam  [00:25:42] - Before and after #3 [00:26:30] - Explanation of audio; Lefty at the club questioning Joe on details [00:28:40] - The difference between Sonny Black and Lefty [00:29:10] - Joe compares Al Pacino as Lefty compared to real-life Lefty [00:30:30] - Join The Motion Lounge https://deepcover.supercast.com/ to go deeper! [00:31:40] - Season 3 overview

34m
Oct 18
Season 3 Trailer

Season 3 of Deep Cover will focus on the tapes Joseph D. Pistone recorded undercover as Donnie Brasco. Hear the voices of notorious mobsters, learn how "wiseguys" throw the English language around, and find out the stories behind the tapes that led to over 100 convictions of some of New Yorks most notorious families of crime.  Season three airs on October 18th, 2022. Follow to never miss an episode. Want more? Connect with us on social: Instagram: @deepcoverpod https://www.instagram.com/deepcoverpodcast/  Facebook: @deepcoverpodcast https://www.facebook.com/deepcoverpodcast  Twitter: @deepcoverpodcast https://twitter.com/DeepCoverShow 

2m
Sep 30
Season 2 Finale: More Listener Questions!

In the season 2 finale, producer Matty joins Joe and Leo to ask another round of questions submitted by you, the listeners! Thank you for listening to Deep Cover: The Real Donnie Brasco and be sure to follow us on social media for updates on season 3! 00:00:00 - Intro  00:06:52 - Fan Questions Follow us on social media: Deep Cover (@twitter) (@instagram) (@facebook)  Jam Street Media (@twitter) (@instagram) (@facebook)  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

41m
Jul 28, 2021
The French (Canadian) Connection ft. Eric from Canada

This week we’re getting a visit from Joe’s friend from the north, Eric from Montreal Canada. As a former detective with the Montreal Police Department, Eric has a resume as long as the rap sheets of some of the criminals he put away. The two former colleagues share with Leo about the cases they worked together, and about the connection the mafia had between the states and our neighbors from the north.  00:00:00 - Intro  00:01:51 - Interview with Eric from Canada  Follow us on social media: Deep Cover  (@twitter)   (@instagram) (@facebook)  Jam Street Media (@twitter) (@instagram) (@facebook) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

37m
Jul 21, 2021
Examining The Criminal Mind with Dr. Frank

Go inside the mind of a criminal. This week Joe and Leo are joined by criminal psychiatrist and Joe’s old colleague, Dr. Frank, to take a deep dive into how the mind of a killer works. Listen as they talk about the differences between the mentality of a mafioso and a serial killer, as well as Dr. Frank’s history working with Joe in the FBI.  00:00:00 - Intro  00:02:54 - Dr. Frank  Follow us on social media: Deep Cover (@twitter) (@instagram) (@facebook)  Jam Street Media (@twitter) (@instagram) (@facebook)  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

53m
Jul 14, 2021
Joe Pistone Returns to the FBI

Just when we thought Joe was done with the FBI he decides to give it another shot. But before he can be reinstated he must go through what all rookies go through- training at the FBI Academy. He talks with Leo about his decision to go back to the bureau and the training process that he had to go through to once again become Special Agent Joe Pistone.  Thank you to our sponsor Freshly! Order your favorite dishes here: https://www.freshly.com/ 00:00:00 - Intro  00:09:32 - Joe is reinstated  Follow us on social media: Deep Cover  (@twitter)   (@instagram) (@facebook) Jam Street Media (@twitter) (@instagram) (@facebook)  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

36m
Jun 30, 2021
Breaking Down a Lost ‘Lefty’ Tape

Never before heard tapes! The year is 1978 as we listen to original recorded conversations between Joe “Donnie Brasco” Pistone, infamous Lefty “Two Guns” Ruggiero and another undercover agent known on the street as “Tony Conte”. Leo and Joe break down what they hear and analyze what is really being said all those years ago. Thank you to our sponsor Freshly! Order your favorite dishes here: https://www.freshly.com/ 00:00:00 - Intro  00:01:16 - ‘Lefty’ Tape Follow us on social media: Deep Cover  (@twitter)   (@instagram) (@facebook) Jam Street Media (@twitter) (@instagram) (@facebook)  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

43m
Jun 23, 2021
Joe Pistone Quits the FBI - Part 2

After years of unwarranted harassment from his superior, Joe finally had enough. He tells Leo about the incident that finally pushed him over the edge. In one final confrontation with his special agent in charge, Joe quit the FBI just a few years short of his 20-year mark.  00:00:00 - Intro  00:06:48 - Joe Quits the FBI  Follow us on social media: Deep Cover  (@twitter)   (@instagram) (@facebook) Jam Street Media (@twitter) (@instagram) (@facebook)  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

33m
Jun 16, 2021
Joe Pistone Quits the FBI Part 1

This week Joe begins to shut the door on his career with the FBI. He walks Leo through the years of harassment and unnecessary heat he faced at his assigned field office from his Special Agent in Charge. From calling his wife to check on his whereabouts to attempting to interrupt his time to testify in the Commission trial, the constant, insufferable behavior that Joe faced finally pushed him over the edge. We also get a look at some of his undercover work with never-before-heard tapes of a conversation he had with Sonny Black.   00:00:00 - Intro  00:22:20 - Sonny Black Tapes  Follow us on social media: Deep Cover https://twitter.com/DeepCoverShow https://www.instagram.com/deepcoverpodcast https://www.facebook.com/deepcoverpodcast/ Jam Street Media https://twitter.com/jamstreetmedia?lang=en https://www.instagram.com/jamstreetmedia1/?hl=en https://www.facebook.com/jamstreetmedia/

29m
Jun 09, 2021
Joe and Leo Go to the Movies

This week Leo and Joe dive into the Hollywood scene. The two give behind the scenes insight on the set of Leo’s new hit show, We also hear stories from Joe’s time with some of the “Hollywood Elite,” including the times he met Dice Clay and Sid Rosenberg. Plus, Joe drops a bombshell change of heart regarding  the notorious gangster Sammy “The Bull” Gravano.  00:00:00 - Intro  00:30:22 - A Million Dollar Question Follow us on social media: Deep Cover https://twitter.com/DeepCoverShow https://www.instagram.com/deepcoverpodcast https://www.facebook.com/deepcoverpodcast/ Jam Street Media https://twitter.com/jamstreetmedia?lang=en https://www.instagram.com/jamstreetmedia1/?hl=en https://www.facebook.com/jamstreetmedia/

32m
Jun 02, 2021
Joe and Leo sit down with Michael Franzese

This week Leo and Joe are joined by former member of the Colombo Crime Family, Michael Franzese. Being a gangster is one hell of a life to live. Michael, Joe and Leo discuss the ugly truth about what being a made guy can do to your life, and how for some getting out is a hard thing to do. Michael tells the guys some stories about life after prison, The Mafia and about his last couple sit-downs with Sammy “The Bull” Gravano.  Ad - Get started with EveryPlate for just $1.99 per meal plus an additional 20% off another 2 weeks by going to EveryPlate.com /EveryPlate.com and entering code DEEPCOVER199. 00:00:00 - Intro  00:03:48 - Interview with Michael Franzese  Follow us on social media: Deep Cover https://twitter.com/DeepCoverShow https://www.instagram.com/deepcoverpodcast https://www.facebook.com/deepcoverpodcast/ Jam Street Media https://twitter.com/jamstreetmedia?lang=en https://www.instagram.com/jamstreetmedia1/?hl=en https://www.facebook.com/jamstreetmedia/

51m
May 26, 2021
The Italian Mafia’s Ruthless Ways

This week Joe and Leo discuss The Maxi Trial in Palermo, Sicily. The case was against the Sicilian Mafia, and, boy, were those some mean, cold-hearted gangsters. The Sicilians had their own murderous ways of doing things, and unlike their American counterparts, nobody’s life was off-limits. The New York Mafia was also no stranger to taking action against those that crossed them, actions like putting a contract out on Joe’s life.     00:00:00 -  Intro  00:02:07 - How the Wise Guys Get Their Nickname  00:07:06 - The Maxi Trial  00:13:30 - The Contract  Follow us on social media: Deep Cover https://twitter.com/DeepCoverShow https://www.instagram.com/deepcoverpodcast https://www.facebook.com/deepcoverpodcast/ Jam Street Media https://twitter.com/jamstreetmedia?lang=en https://www.instagram.com/jamstreetmedia1/?hl=en https://www.facebook.com/jamstreetmedia/  

30m
May 19, 2021
Never Cross a Mob Boss

If there’s one thing you never want to do it’s cross a mob boss. Joe talks to us about what happened to the acting boss of the Bonanno Crime Family, Carmine Galante, when he decided to defy The Commission. Leo learns a lesson of his own when Joe let’s him in on what makes a good deep cover agent, and why he probably wouldn't make the cut. What happens when two FBI agents walk into a Russian dacha? The answer might surprise you.  00:00:00 -  Intro  00:02:07 - Deep Cover Debrief  00:06:38 - Art of Deep Cover  00:07:51 - The Russian Dacha  00:17:02 - Don’t Cross a Boss Follow us on social media: Deep Cover https://twitter.com/DeepCoverShow https://www.instagram.com/deepcoverpodcast https://www.facebook.com/deepcoverpodcast/ Jam Street Media https://twitter.com/jamstreetmedia?lang=en https://www.instagram.com/jamstreetmedia1/?hl=en https://www.facebook.com/jamstreetmedia/

34m
May 12, 2021
The Fall of the Mafia

The case is finally closed and it’s time for Joe Pistone, a.k.a the real Donnie Brasco to face The Mafia in court. For six years, he rubbed elbows with some of the scariest gangsters alive and now he’s working with the then U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani to bring them to justice. Joe’s testimony was crucial in The Pizza Connection Trial and The Commission Trial, which was the most expensive trial in New York City history. Usually, the mafia doesn’t deal in the business of drugs. But at the end of the day when the money’s rolling in, it’s easy to turn and look the other way.    00:00:00 -  Intro  00:01:54 - The RICO Act  00:07:03 - The Lawyers 00:09:37 - The Pizza Connection Trial    Follow us on social media: Deep Cover https://twitter.com/DeepCoverShow https://www.instagram.com/deepcoverpodcast https://www.facebook.com/deepcoverpodcast/ Jam Street Media https://twitter.com/jamstreetmedia?lang=en https://www.instagram.com/jamstreetmedia1/?hl=en https://www.facebook.com/jamstreetmedia/

32m
May 05, 2021
Donnie Brasco is Back

Leo Rossi and Joe Pistone are back and diving even further into the Donnie Brasco story. This week is all about mafia business and the cash-raking hustle of hijacking. From Sonny Black to John Gotti, these wise guys worked some of the most successful (and dangerous) car-jacking rings in the country. So much so it worked them up the family hierarchy. But what happens when the mighty inevitably fall? Do they fall back into a life of crime or try and go straight?     00:00:00 - Intro  00:02:56 - Mindset of The Mafia Man  00:11:48 - Business of Hijacking  Follow us on social media: Deep Cover https://twitter.com/DeepCoverShow https://www.instagram.com/deepcoverpodcast https://www.facebook.com/deepcoverpodcast/ Jam Street Media https://twitter.com/jamstreetmedia?lang=en https://www.instagram.com/jamstreetmedia1/?hl=en https://www.facebook.com/jamstreetmedia/

29m
Apr 28, 2021
Deep Cover: The Real Donnie Brasco Season 2

Leo and Joe are back with even more jaw-dropping stories that will have you inching toward the edge of your seat. After spending six years undercover, it was time for Joe to take the stand against the mafia men that he spent nearly every day with. You’ll hear stories about The Pizza Connection Trial, The Commission Trial and about some of the other operations that took him around the globe. Throughout this season, you’ll hear secret recordings of conversations Joe had with the members of the Bonanno Crime Family, and learn the real reason as to why Joe finally left the FBI.   Thank you to our sponsor Manscaped! Get 20% Off + Free Shipping, with the code DEEPCOVER at Manscaped.com https://www.manscaped.com/   Follow us on social media Facebook https://www.facebook.com/deepcoverpodcast/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/deepcoverpodcast/ Twitter https://twitter.com/deepcovershow http://www.jamstreetmedia.com

1m
Apr 22, 2021
A Donnie Brasco Christmas, Part 2

Happy Holidays! We have a gift for all of the listeners that have made this year special. It’s a two part holiday special with Leo Rossi and Joe Pistone, the real Donnie Brasco. Joe tells us what it was like spending so many holiday seasons with the mafia. From stolen Christmas gifts to Charlie Brown Christmas trees, they discuss it all. Thank you to our sponsor Manscaped! Get 20% Off + Free Shipping, with the code DEEPCOVER at Manscaped.com https://www.manscaped.com/   __ __   Watch on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKeT_Ic27g59iGfh23QoP0xG-6aLodMWg   http://www.jamstreetmedia.com/ See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

20m
Dec 21, 2020
A Donnie Brasco Christmas, Part 1

Happy Holidays! We have a gift for all of the listeners that have made this year special. It’s a two part holiday special with Leo Rossi and Joe Pistone, the real Donnie Brasco. Joe tells us what it was like spending so many holiday seasons with the mafia. From stolen Christmas gifts to Charlie Brown Christmas trees, they discuss it all. Thank you to our sponsor Manscaped! Get 20% Off + Free Shipping, with the code DEEPCOVER at Manscaped.com https://www.manscaped.com/   __ __   Watch on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKeT_Ic27g59iGfh23QoP0xG-6aLodMWg   http://www.jamstreetmedia.com/ See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

19m
Dec 16, 2020
Life as a Prison Warden with Joseph Woodring

We're back with another bonus episode! This time, with Joe and Leo's first interview where THEY ask the questions. Their guest, the interviewee, is Joseph Woodring, a retired prison warden and associate warden who oversaw murderers, high level drug dealers, maximum security facilities, worked for the department of justice, and the state department. He shares his experiences, and even discusses what it was like working closely with some of the world's most dangerous inmates, including ones who were in the Mafia. Joseph Woodring's Website: https://www.josephwoodring.com/about __ __ Watch on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKeT_Ic27g59iGfh23QoP0xG-6aLodMWg http://www.jamstreetmedia.com/ * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

47m
Nov 18, 2020
Joe Pistone and Leo Rossi Interviewed by Matty Staudt

While we're waiting for Season 2... the president and founder of our favorite show's production company, Matty Staudt, is taking this opportunity to get to know Leo and Joe's story better. From Leo's days in radio to Joe's peccadillos, we get to be flies on the wall to this humorous and revealing discussion between three Italians who have more in common than they realized. __ __ Watch on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKeT_Ic27g59iGfh23QoP0xG-6aLodMWg http://www.jamstreetmedia.com/ * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

46m
Oct 28, 2020
Donnie Brasco Goes To Hollywood

In this Season 1 finale of Deep Cover, Leo Rossi and Joe Pistone reminisce on tales of Hollywood related to the production of the movie, Donnie Brasco, and more. They’ve known each other for years and have many stories to share to prove it. Joe may have been deep undercover with the mafia, but according to him, Hollywood executives are the ones not to be trusted. Coming soon, Deep Cover Season 2, will continue where Joe left off, sharing more stories of his time deep undercover in not just America, but overseas as well. __ __ Watch on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKeT_Ic27g59iGfh23QoP0xG-6aLodMWg http://www.jamstreetmedia.com * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

32m
Sep 16, 2020
Johnny Depp is Donnie Brasco

Leo Rossi and Joe Pistone get into the showbiz of Donnie Brasco, the movie. Revealing stories of what it was like to work with an A-list actor like Johnny Depp, especially the relationship of respect established between Depp and Joe. Joe Pistone also reveals what parts of the movie were true to his actual experience undercover, and which were fictionalized for the big screen. __ __ Watch on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKeT_Ic27g59iGfh23QoP0xG-6aLodMWg http://www.jamstreetmedia.com * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

26m
Sep 09, 2020
Close Calls and Untold Stories, Part 2

In this two-part episode, Leo and Joe continue to reveal close calls and other untold stories from Joe’s time deep undercover, as Donnie Brasco. From the dangers of wearing a wire, to meeting a doctor that wanted to sell drugs to the mob, and other curious occurrences that will have you wondering how he did it all and made it out unscathed. What was it really like working with Lefty Ruggiero? Joe Pistone, aka Donnie Brasco, will tell you. Follow us on social media · Facebook https://www.facebook.com/deepcoverpodcast · Instagram https://www.instagram.com/deepcoverpodcast/ · Twitter https://twitter.com/DeepCoverShow Watch on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKeT_Ic27g59iGfh23QoP0xG-6aLodMWg http://www.jamstreetmedia.com/ * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

26m
Sep 02, 2020
Close Calls and Untold Stories, Part 1

In this two-part episode, Leo and Joe reveal close calls and other untold stories from Joe’s time deep undercover, as Donnie Brasco. From the dangers of wearing a wire, to meeting a doctor that wanted to sell drugs to the mob, and other curious occurrences that will have you wondering how he did it all and made it out unscathed. What was it like to share an apartment with Sonny Black, a caporegime in the Bonanno crime family? Joe Pistone, aka Donnie Brasco, will tell you. Follow us on social media __ __ Watch on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKeT_Ic27g59iGfh23QoP0xG-6aLodMWg http://www.jamstreetmedia.com * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

30m
Aug 26, 2020
Three Capos Murder

Leo Rossi and Joe Pistone dive deeper into the three capos murder that took place towards the end of the Donnie Brasco operation. A big war was going on in the Bonanno family that led to the ultimate murder of Philip Giaccone, Al Indelicato and Dominick Trinchera. Joe has special insight into this event, because he was still undercover when Sonny Black placed the hit to prevent the further planning by the three capos, to overthrow the Bonanno boss. __ __ Watch on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKeT_Ic27g59iGfh23QoP0xG-6aLodMWg http://www.jamstreetmedia.com * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

23m
Aug 19, 2020