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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Wednesday Mar 06, 2024

Special Guest
Jamey DuVallHost / Producer / WriterGeeks United and The Kubrick Series
Show Overview:
The Murder of Crista Helm: Jamey DuVall from Movie Geeks United joins us to discuss his decade-long investigation into the murder of actress Christa Helm.

Wednesday Feb 28, 2024

Steve Hodel, a retired LAPD detective, joins us to discuss his books and his unexpected relationship to gruesome killing of The Black Dalhia - Elizabeth Short. Look for Steve’s books on Amazon.

Wednesday Feb 21, 2024

Listener's Emails

Wednesday Feb 14, 2024

Mr. Copacabana: The outrageous life story of Monte Proser, creator and operator of the famous Copacabana nightclub. Mr. Copacabana: An American History by Night (Jericho Mountain)

Wednesday Feb 07, 2024

Hollywood Godfather meets the Hollywood Kid

Wednesday Jan 31, 2024

Interview with Judge Jeanine Pirro

Wednesday Jan 24, 2024

Interview with Henry “Bombastic” Bushkin”

Wednesday Jan 17, 2024

Interview with Actor, Writer & Producer Chazz Palminteri

Wednesday Jan 10, 2024

Interview with Miles Watson: An Insider’s Unknown Stories of the Mob

Wednesday Jan 03, 2024

The Unusual Artistry of Sid Krofft: Interview with a Hollywood Legend

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