The Members Only Podcast: A Mafia History Podcast

Jacob Stoops

The Members-Only Podcast, hosted by history buff and mob aficionado, Jacob Stoops. He tells the true-crime biographies of real-life mobsters and dives deep into the plots, sub-plots, and real facts behind the Mafia (aka Cosa Nostra), as well as popular mob films and television shows. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-members-only-podcast/support

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Raymond L.S. Patriarca: New England Mafia Boss (Part Two)
Sep 1 2022
Raymond L.S. Patriarca: New England Mafia Boss (Part Two)
In today’s episode, the second of a two-part series, we’re finally branching outside of New York to cover Raymond L.S. Patriarca, one of the most feared and respected bosses in the history of the American Cosa Nostra.   Raimondo "Raymond" Loredo Salvatore Patriarca was boss over the New England area for over 30 years (1952-1984). Basing his family's operations in Providence, Rhode Island, Patriarca was one of the most feared and respected bosses in the history of the American Cosa Nostra. He ruled over the New England area including Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, etc. with an iron fist for more than three decades as the namesake of what is still known even today as the Patriarca crime family.    By most accounts, Ray Patriarca was one of the most ruthless and effective bosses, be it inside or outside of New York, in the entire country. In fact, legend has it that he allegedly even once ordered a solider to murder his own son. So when I say ruthless, I mean about as heartless as they come. Even still, his men respected him, he was viewed as a good and fair leader, and due to that he was able to exert control not just Rhode Island but on the entirety of New England.   In this episode, we'll specifically discuss:  -When he takes over as boss in 1952 -His reputed presence at Apalachin -Senate Hearings of late 1950's -Mediation of the Gallo/Profaci Family War -Discussions around the Bonnano Family War -The Valachi Hearings -Joseph "The Animal" Barboza -His 1960s murder conspiracy conviction -His other murder cases in the early 1980's -His involved in the Bonded Vault Heist -His death in 1984   Link to Part One: This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. this podcast:
Raymond L.S. Patriarca: New England Mafia Boss (Part Two)
Sep 1 2022
Raymond L.S. Patriarca: New England Mafia Boss (Part Two)
In today’s episode, the second of a two-part series, we’re finally branching outside of New York to cover Raymond L.S. Patriarca, one of the most feared and respected bosses in the history of the American Cosa Nostra.   Raimondo "Raymond" Loredo Salvatore Patriarca was boss over the New England area for over 30 years (1952-1984). Basing his family's operations in Providence, Rhode Island, Patriarca was one of the most feared and respected bosses in the history of the American Cosa Nostra. He ruled over the New England area including Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, etc. with an iron fist for more than three decades as the namesake of what is still known even today as the Patriarca crime family.    By most accounts, Ray Patriarca was one of the most ruthless and effective bosses, be it inside or outside of New York, in the entire country. In fact, legend has it that he allegedly even once ordered a solider to murder his own son. So when I say ruthless, I mean about as heartless as they come. Even still, his men respected him, he was viewed as a good and fair leader, and due to that he was able to exert control not just Rhode Island but on the entirety of New England.   In this episode, we'll specifically discuss:  -When he takes over as boss in 1952 -His reputed presence at Apalachin -Senate Hearings of late 1950's -Mediation of the Gallo/Profaci Family War -Discussions around the Bonnano Family War -The Valachi Hearings -Joseph "The Animal" Barboza -His 1960s murder conspiracy conviction -His other murder cases in the early 1980's -His involved in the Bonded Vault Heist -His death in 1984   Link to Part One: This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. this podcast:
Mob Historian Breaks Down The Godfather's Wedding Scene
Jul 15 2022
Mob Historian Breaks Down The Godfather's Wedding Scene
In this episode, mob historian and history buff Jacob Stoops delves into the Wedding Scene from the Godfather.    In this scene, which is one of the most important scenes of the movie, you're introduced to the Corleone family at large. He dives into the stories of the iconic characters, the actors, and even real life mafiosi including:   Sonny Corleone (James Caan)Michael Corleone (Al Pacino)Fredo Corleone (John Cazale)Peter Clemenza (Richard Castellano)Salvatore Tessio (Abe Vigoda)Johnny Fontane (Al Martino)Tom Hagen (Robert Duvall)Carmela Corleone (Morgana King)Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando)Connie Corleone (Talia Shire)Carlo Rizzi (Gianni Russo)Paulie Gatto (Johnny Martino)Don Emilio Barzini (Richard Conte)Frank Anthony Vallelonga Sr. (aka "Tony Lip")   Please check out the video review of The Opening Scene:   The focus will be on providing his opinion, tidbits of information from the books the movies are often based on, as well as some behind-the-scenes information that serves to help viewers explore, contextualize, and clarify stories related to the most famous historical movies. The overarching goal is not only to entertain but to educate and inform.   As with all episodes of this podcast, his views are his own. The production of this content is a labor of love, and is a means of expressing passion for history as well as cinema and pop culture. Courteous viewer feedback is always welcomed.   *Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED. All rights belong to their respective owners. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. this podcast: