The Hollywood Godfather Podcast

Welcome to The Hollywood Godfather Podcast. Actor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and Mafia associate Gianni Russo best known for portraying Carlo in ‘The Godfather’ has teamed with an unlikely ally, Patrick Picciarelli, writer, 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, gives his insights into the world of crime, and comments on characters both men have known, as well as the current happenings in Hollywood and the mob. 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;...

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5 days ago

Ghost Shadow Kenny Wong: Dealing with the Mafia

Wednesday May 24, 2023

Interview with Ghost Shadow Kenny Wong Pt. 1

Wednesday May 17, 2023

Mark Shaw refutes RFK Jr’s Allegation about JFK’s Assassination

Wednesday May 10, 2023

Gianni and Pat react to a Facts Verse video on Angie Dickinson, discussing her career and her interactions with Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack. 
The full Facts Verse video can be found at the following link:

Wednesday May 03, 2023

Our Audio Book Guru & Editor Michael Dell

Wednesday Apr 26, 2023

Interview with Michael Moy Former Chinese Gang Member

Wednesday Apr 19, 2023

My Life With Elvis: The Early Years. An Interview with Donna Presley + Mailbag

Wednesday Apr 12, 2023

Gianni and Patrick get Interviewed Pt2

Wednesday Apr 05, 2023

Gianni and Patrick get Interviewed Pt1

Wednesday Mar 29, 2023

2 Murders, Mob Hits? Listener Emails

Wednesday Mar 22, 2023

Listener Emails

Wednesday Mar 15, 2023

Uncle Charlie Killed Dutch Schultz: Interview with Author Alan Geik

Wednesday Mar 08, 2023

Interview with Ron Fried author of Frank Costello: A Novel

Wednesday Mar 01, 2023

Uncle Frank’s Place

Wednesday Feb 22, 2023

Interview with Elvis’ Cousin, singer Donna Presley

Wednesday Feb 15, 2023

A Major Crime We Never Heard Of

Wednesday Feb 08, 2023

Analyzing Police Violence

Wednesday Feb 01, 2023

30 Years on the Lam

Wednesday Jan 25, 2023

Listener Emails

Wednesday Jan 18, 2023

Bernie Madoff: Why Did He Plead Guilty?

Wednesday Jan 11, 2023

Jack Ruby’s Jailhouse Visitors

Wednesday Jan 04, 2023

Listener Emails

Wednesday Dec 28, 2022

The Anniversary of the Assassination of Paul Castellano

Wednesday Dec 21, 2022

A Suspicious Death Close to Home

Wednesday Dec 14, 2022

Unsanctioned Mob Hits

Wednesday Dec 07, 2022

Interview with Mark Shaw Pt. II
New Warren Commission Facts

Wednesday Nov 30, 2022

Interview with Mark Shaw Pt. I
New Warren Commission Facts

Wednesday Nov 23, 2022

Listener Emails & Book News

Wednesday Nov 16, 2022

RIP Tony “Tough Tony” Federici & Patrick Loses a Client

Wednesday Nov 09, 2022

Listeners Emails ( Mailbag! )

Wednesday Nov 09, 2022

Interview with the Legendary Frankie Valli: Still Walking Like a Man

Wednesday Nov 02, 2022

Listener Emails

Wednesday Oct 26, 2022

The San Genarro Feast

Wednesday Oct 19, 2022

His Own Worst Enemy.

Wednesday Oct 12, 2022

Listener Emails

Wednesday Oct 05, 2022

Going After Las Vegas Deadbeat

Wednesday Sep 28, 2022

Listener's Emails

Wednesday Sep 21, 2022

An Interview with Jake Mulliken: Journalist, Actor, Documentarian

Wednesday Sep 14, 2022

Street Warrior, Detective Ralph Friedman.

Wednesday Sep 07, 2022

A Critique of the Netflix Documentary on Marilyn Monroe

Wednesday Aug 31, 2022

An Interview with Criminal Defense Attorney Matt Mari

Wednesday Aug 24, 2022

Interview with Judge Jeanine Pirro

Wednesday Aug 17, 2022

Interview with Cannabis Kingpin and Author Eric Canori

Wednesday Aug 10, 2022

An Interview with Joe Occhipinti author of: “Framed: I Never Stood a Chance.” Pt. 2

Wednesday Aug 03, 2022

An Interview with Joe Occhipinti author of: “Framed: I Never Stood a Chance.” Pt. 1

Wednesday Jul 27, 2022

Answering Listener Emails

Wednesday Jul 20, 2022

A Tribute to Ivana Trump

Wednesday Jul 13, 2022

The Real James Caan

Wednesday Jul 06, 2022

Sam DeStefano: Lunatic Enforcer for The Outfit

Wednesday Jun 29, 2022

Celebrity manager George Pecoraro with Hollywood Remembrances.

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