The underworld loves darkness. It loves to be hidden just beneath the surface, ready to jump up and grab you by the throat, shake out all your money, and descend back into the dark. As founder of Gangsters Inc. I too preferred this modus operandi – minus the throat grabbing and thievery of course - but friends of mine made me several offers I simply could not refuse, so here I am for all to hear.
Goodbye darkness, hello sunshine!
In the past two weeks, I was honored and humbled to be a guest on two popular crime podcasts. For those of you who are not yet familiar with the format: a podcast is similar to a radio talk show where a host has one or more guests and leads an interview or conversation. The podcast however offers much more freedom to talk carelessly - and also with some gratuitous cussing. The rigid rules of radio do not apply to the free online world of podcasts.
The rules especially do not apply to those podcasts dealing with society’s dark corners and criminal behavior, those dealing with its ganglands and underworlds - podcasts like Gary Jenkins’ Gangland Wire podcast and Wayne Clingman a.k.a. the Don of The Milwaukee Mob podcast.
With both, I sat down and started talking. Before we knew it, time was up and I was back in the shadows surrounded by the dark.
Luckily for me I was able to listen back to all the serious and not so serious discussion I had with the hosts of these two great podcasts.
On the Gangland Wire podcast, Gary Jenkins and I talk about the American Mafia’s global gambling interests back in the 1940s till 1980s and its interactions with the infamous Kray twins. You can listen to that podcast here.
On The Milwaukee Mob podcast, The Don and I talk about the (failed) war on drugs, Mexican cartels, corruption, crime and punishment, prostitution, and Albanians taking over the drug trade in Great Britain. You can listen to that podcast here.
I hope you enjoy my ramblings and the many other great episodes these podcasts have to offer. Now let me slither back to my shadowy netherworld and get back to writing and publishing.
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