Episode 9: “Ohio v. the Mafia” is OUT! Click here to listen


Episode 9: “Ohio v. the Mafia”. Alex interviews Rick Porrello, author of To Kill the Irishman, about the Cleveland Mafia and its downfall at the hands of Danny Greene in the 1970s. We travel to Little Italy on Cleveland’s east side to discuss the history of the Mayfield Road Mob from Prohibition to its demise in the ‘70s. We discuss the Sugar War of the 1930s, the life of Jewish gangster, Shonder Burns, the impact of Danny Greene on the mafia in NE Ohio and find out how Cleveland became “Bomb City USA”.  Vote for “Ohio v. The World” as Columbus’ best podcast in the annual Columbus Alive “Best of Columbus” poll by clicking https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/T5H2KLC and voting for us (Category #65 “Best Podcast”). Voting closes March 5th. Also, buy Rick Porrello’s awesome novel, To Kill the Irishman, which was made into a feature film in 2011, starring Christopher Walden and Val Kilmer. https://www.amazon.com/Kill-Irishman-that-Crippled-Mafia/dp/0966250893/ref=cm_sw_em_r_dp_dz_w_U_DSpIAbDB9K4HQ_lm

2 thoughts on “Episode 9: “Ohio v. the Mafia” is OUT! Click here to listen

  1. Great episode! My father ran numbers for Danny Greene’s boss, Mr. Burns, before Danny blew him up. That’s when my dad decided to exit the business, after Danny asked my father to join his crew. You don’t exactly want to work for the guy who blew up your boss…


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