The Hollywood Godfather Video 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; distrust and wariness always hovering. However, they became friends and now discuss all the complexities that surround the two diverse worlds of organized crime and police work. Our weekly podcast delves 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. Fascinating stories include Hollywood stars such as Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, and Marlon Brando along with numerous prominent Mafia figures and even U.S. Presidents. The group is frequently joined by special celebrity guests, such as Paul Anka, Steve Schirripa, Chazz Palminteri, George Gallo, Nick Vallelonga, Tom Dreesen, Patrick Bet-David, and more. They also answer email questions and frequently interact with listeners on-air. The Hollywood Godfather Podcast releases a new show every Wednesday! Be sure to follow us on Instagram @hollywoodgodfather and on Facebook. The book, “Hollywood Godfather: My Life in the Movies and the Mob” by Gianni Russo with Patrick Picciarelli, was published in hardcover and audio by St. Martin’s Press on March 12, 2019 and is available for purchase on Amazon.

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Episodes

6 days ago

You don’t want to miss this exciting episode with the exceptionally talented Al Sapienza. His memorable portrayal of Mikey on The Sopranos is just one of the many great performances he's given throughout his career. Buckle up for a wild ride as Al shares the highlights of his multifaceted career.

Wednesday May 08, 2024

Join us for a sneak peak of the exciting things in store for the Hollywood Godfather Podcast. Season 15 promises to bring you a roller-coaster ride of informative, entertaining and laugh out loud episodes featuring a diverse range of exciting guests, from authors and actors to people on the inside. Don't miss an episode, we know where you live.

Wednesday May 01, 2024

Federico Castelluccio from the hit series THE SOPRANOS pulls back the curtain on his life and career in this exclusive interview.. Hear him dish about his journey to the top, his shifting roles and the unwavering passion that keeps him going. But that's not all! Federico Castelluccio shares an unexpected encounter with a ghostly presence that left him shook. Tune in for a captivating listen that equal parts insightful and spooky.

Wednesday Apr 24, 2024

Burt Kearns Author of Marlon Brando: Hollywood Rebel

Wednesday Apr 17, 2024

This episode of the Hollywood Godfather dives into the fascinating and dramatic world of Aldo Gucci, the man who transformed his father's Florentine leather workshop into a global fashion Empire.

Wednesday Apr 10, 2024

Host Robert Baldacci from The Runlett & Baldacci Report on Youtube joined us to talk about show business, politics and more.
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Wednesday Apr 03, 2024

Kathrine Narducci talks about her role as Anna Genovese in the mob film "Alto Knights", her iconic role in "The Sopranos" and her upcoming plans.

Wednesday Mar 27, 2024

Listener's questions and comments.

Wednesday Mar 20, 2024

Michael Benson joins the Hollywood Godfather hosts to talk his book Gangsters & Nazis: How Jewish Mobsters Battled Nazis in Wartime America.

Wednesday Mar 13, 2024

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