Double Deal - True Stories of Criminals, Crimes and LiesExplicit

by Lara Chicofsky & Nina Jobe

My name is Lara Chicofsky, and my cohost is Nina Jobe. We created this podcast to shine a light on some of the lesser known characters and crimes in Boston and New England. We've spent the past two years researching the Boston crime scene primarily focusing on the 1960s. There are many podcasts and books available about organized crime in the Boston area, but ours is a bit different. I spent most of my life in my father’s world... Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 2

  • S02 E12 - Not Your Average Joe: Joseph JR Russo & Some North End Tales

    S02 E12 - Not Your Average Joe: Joseph JR Russo & Some North End TalesExplicit

    Mafia hitman JR Russo makes his debut as Jerry Angiulo returns for hijinks on the high seas.The Nite LiteThey're After Me Like a F***ing AnimalThe Hit Parade of 1966The Hit Parade; 1970-1973The Defense Never RestsJoe Meet JoeFor a...

    26:11
  • S02 E11 - Joe Meet Joe: Joseph Barboza - Part 3 - The Final Act

    S02 E11 - Joe Meet Joe: Joseph Barboza - Part 3 - The Final ActExplicit

    "Here he was, with all kinds of evidence against him in a death penalty case, and he acted like he was in small claims court. He wasn't concerned at all."Joe Barboza goes on trial for the murder of Clay Wilson. But his three favor...

    40:44
  • S02 E10 - California Dreaming - Joseph Barboza - Part 2

    S02 E10 - California Dreaming - Joseph Barboza - Part 2

    "Tell Denny [Condon] I still love him.... if Rico was here, he'd help me." --August 1970 letter from Joe Barboza to Walter Barnes.Joe Barboza is back. After perjuring himself at the FBI's behest, Barboza is shipped off to Californ...

    34:47
  • S02 E09 - The Hit Parade: 1970 to 1973

    S02 E09 - The Hit Parade: 1970 to 1973Explicit

    The first part of the 1970s saw the beginnings of a new gang war in Boston as Winter Hill began to cement their position in the underworld hierarchy. This week we take you from the 1970 murder of Tommy Ballou to the demise of Spik...

    42:26
  • S02 E08 - Finding Frankie Salemme - The 1972 Arrest

    S02 E08 - Finding Frankie Salemme - The 1972 ArrestExplicit

    Frank Salemme, Stephen Flemmi and Peter Poulos take off on SA Rico's instructions. Back home in Boston, Detective Billy Stuart & Hugh Shields go on trial for the 1967 murder of Billy Bennett. Three years later, Salemme is apprehen...

    34:32