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Deep Cover: The Real Donnie Brasco

23 EpisodesProduced by Jam Street MediaWebsite

Johnny Depp might have played Donnie Brasco in the Academy Award-nominated film, but the real-life hero is Joe Pistone. Pistone came up on the mean streets of Patterson, New Jersey before going deep undercover and spending six years inside the Bonanno and Columbo crime families. In the new podcast “… read more

23 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

The Fall of the Mafia

May 5th, 2021

32:11

The case is finally closed and it’s time for Joe Pistone, a.k.a the real Donnie Brasco to face The Mafia in court. For six years, he rubbed elbows with some of the scariest gangsters alive and now he’s working with the …

Donnie Brasco is Back

April 28th, 2021

29:39

Leo Rossi and Joe Pistone are back and diving even further into the Donnie Brasco story. This week is all about mafia business and the cash-raking hustle of hijacking. From Sonny Black to John Gotti, these wise guys …

Deep Cover: The Real Donnie Brasco Season 2

April 22nd, 2021

1:36

Leo and Joe are back with even more jaw-dropping stories that will have you inching toward the edge of your seat. After spending six years undercover, it was time for Joe to take the stand against the mafia men that he …

A Donnie Brasco Christmas, Part 2

December 21st, 2020

20:30

Happy Holidays! We have a gift for all of the listeners that have made this year special. It’s a two part holiday special with Leo Rossi and Joe …

A Donnie Brasco Christmas, Part 1

December 16th, 2020

19:40

Happy Holidays! We have a gift for all of the listeners that have made this year special. It’s a two part holiday special with Leo Rossi and Joe …

Life as a Prison Warden with Joseph Woodring

November 18th, 2020

47:28

We're back with another bonus episode! This time, with Joe and Leo's first interview where THEY ask the questions. Their guest, the interviewee, is Joseph Woodring, a retired prison warden and associate warden who …

Joe Pistone and Leo Rossi Interviewed by Matty Staudt

October 28th, 2020

46:23

While we're waiting for Season 2... the president and founder of our favorite show's production company, Matty Staudt, is taking this opportunity to get to know Leo and Joe's story better. From Leo's days in radio to …

Donnie Brasco Goes To Hollywood

September 16th, 2020

32:23

In this Season 1 finale of Deep Cover, Leo Rossi and Joe Pistone reminisce on tales of Hollywood related to the production of the movie, Donnie …

Johnny Depp is Donnie Brasco

September 9th, 2020

26:01

Leo Rossi and Joe Pistone get into the showbiz of Donnie Brasco, the movie. Revealing stories of what it was like to work with an A-list actor like Johnny Depp, especially the relationship of respect established between …

Close Calls and Untold Stories, Part 2

September 2nd, 2020

26:42

In this two-part episode, Leo and Joe continue to reveal close calls and other untold stories from Joe’s time deep undercover, as Donnie Brasco. From …

Close Calls and Untold Stories, Part 1

August 26th, 2020

30:46

In this two-part episode, Leo and Joe reveal close calls and other untold stories from Joe’s time deep undercover, as Donnie Brasco. From the dangers …

Three Capos Murder

August 19th, 2020

23:56

Leo Rossi and Joe Pistone dive deeper into the three capos murder that took place towards the end of the Donnie Brasco operation. A big war was going …

Q&A with Leo and Joe, Part 2

August 12th, 2020

25:03

Joe Pistone and Leo Rossi sit down to answer more of the listener’s questions. This time, Joe talks about his family, the impact his work has had on the world of deep cover operations, and even Leo gets to answer a few …

Q & A with Leo and Joe, Part 1

August 5th, 2020

23:27

Joe Pistone and Leo Rossi sit down to answer some of the listener’s questions. Now that we know the story of how Donnie Brasco came to be, we’re going to dive even deeper into the finer details of the operation. What …

The End of Donnie Brasco?

July 29th, 2020

20:26

The FBI now knows there’s a lot of bad blood and enemies turning the mafia inside out and placing Joe Pistone’s life in danger. He’s set to become a made guy, but the FBI wants to close the operation and start …

Donnie Brasco vs. Tony Mirra

July 22nd, 2020

20:16

Tensions are at an all-time high within the Bonanno family, as there’s a struggle for power amongst the caporegime. Anthony “Tony” Mirra returns from prison to reclaim Joe from Lefty Ruggiero, but with no leverage or …

Joe Meets Santo Trafficante

July 15th, 2020

22:36

If last time wasn’t risky enough, Joe finds himself assisting another fellow undercover FBI operation. Except this time, it’s a gambling scene based out of Florida. Joe has to find a way to get the caporegime of the …

Meeting with the Balistrieri Family

July 8th, 2020

28:33

Now that Joe Pistone (aka Donnie Brasco) has been helping Lefty Ruggerio do the bookkeeping and movement of stolen property for Nicholas Marangello, …

Joe Meets the Bonanno Family

July 1st, 2020

20:19

So, Joe has left the Colombo family, he’s a free mobster… where to next? The Bonannno family. Utilizing his acquaintance with Anthony “Tony” Mirra, …

A Fight With a Colombo

June 24th, 2020

18:35

What can you do when a pistol is placed in front of you, and you’re given an ultimatum to prove yourself, or be killed? Well, Joe chose to go on the …

Joe Becomes Donnie Brasco

June 17th, 2020

26:27

When the head writer of the Sopranos and creator of Boardwalk Empire, Terence Winter, sees death in your eyes, you know you’re convincing enough for …

Who is the real Donnie Brasco?

June 9th, 2020

26:13

Rather than be attracted to the lifestyle of a gangster, Joe Pistone found himself drawn to a career in law enforcement. So how did a freshly recruited FBI agent go from routine undercover cases, to going deep …

Deep Cover: The Real Donnie Brasco

May 27th, 2020

3:07

Did you see the movie “Donnie Brasco” starring Johny Depp and Al Pacino and wonder if all of that really happened? The true story is even more interesting than the movie. The real Donnie Brasco is Joe Pistone, and he …

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