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Kingpins

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Kingpins
Kingpins

Kingpins

Parcast Network

488
Followers
4.8K
Plays
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Undeniable power. Unbelievable stories. Unlikely origins. Kingpins follows the rise and fall of rulers of the underworld. Every Friday, we examine the leaders of organized crime rings, and how money and power corrupted and changed their communities. What makes a kingpin or queenpin, and how can we stop them? Kingpins is part of the Parcast Network, and a production of Cutler Media. New episodes release on Fridays.

Latest Episodes

“Boss of All Bosses” Pt. 2: Carlo Gambino

He ruled his family with an iron fist. But among his peers, Carlo Gambino was considered so fair that when he became head of the Commission, he earned the title “Boss of All Bosses.” Throughout the 1960s and ’70s, no criminal decision passed without his say.

46 MIN2 h ago
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“Boss of All Bosses” Pt. 2: Carlo Gambino

Only on Spotify! FAMOUS FATES, A Parcast Limited Series!

Discover the stories of incredible people whose grandiose lives were matched only by their shocking demise in Parcast’s new limited series, FAMOUS FATES. With 5 episodes released every Wednesday, each group will center around a common theme, such as Hollywood Icons, Influential Women, Music Legends, and more. Check out this exclusive clip chronicling the impact of larger-than-life Hollywood icon, John Candy. To finish this episode, subscribe to FAMOUS FATES, free and only on Spotify.

9 MIN2 d ago
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Only on Spotify! FAMOUS FATES, A Parcast Limited Series!

“Boss of All Bosses” Pt. 1: Carlo Gambino

After growing up surrounded by the Sicilian mafia in the early 1900s, Carlo Gambino immigrated to America and put the knowledge to use. In an endless hail of bullets, Gambino solidified his status and reputation in the underworld.

42 MIN1 w ago
Comments
“Boss of All Bosses” Pt. 1: Carlo Gambino

“Crazy as a Bedbug” Pt. 2: Bugsy Siegel

In 1940, after the charges against Siegel were dismissed for the murder of Harry Greenberg, he reinvented himself in the deserts of Las Vegas and began his sordid affair with Virginia Hill.

50 MIN2 w ago
Comments
“Crazy as a Bedbug” Pt. 2: Bugsy Siegel

“Crazy as a Bedbug” Pt. 1: Bugsy Siegel

No man was feared in New York during the 20s and 30s more than Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel. After teaming up with Meyer Lansky, Bugsy made his bones carrying out vicious murders for the mob.

47 MIN3 w ago
Comments
“Crazy as a Bedbug” Pt. 1: Bugsy Siegel

“Billionaire Boss” Pt. 2: Dawood Ibrahim

Even while he was on the run, Dawood Ibrahim continued to rule Mumbai's underworld with an iron fist. But as his riches increased, so did his appetite for violence. And in 1992, his operations expanded into terrorism.

36 MINNOV 15
Comments
“Billionaire Boss” Pt. 2: Dawood Ibrahim

“Billionaire Boss” Pt. 1: Dawood Ibrahim

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Dawood Ibrahim, a young Muslim-born Indian would rise from a small time street thief to gang leader, bringing a more businesss-like—and ruthless—approach. And in the process, he would become one of the richest kingpins in history.

43 MINNOV 8
Comments
“Billionaire Boss” Pt. 1: Dawood Ibrahim

“The King of Cocaine” Pt. 4: Pablo Escobar

As the 90s approached, it was time for El Patron’s last stand. Many innocent Colombians would die in Pablo Escobar’s war against extradition before he finally reached a compromise with the government.

47 MINNOV 1
Comments
“The King of Cocaine” Pt. 4: Pablo Escobar

“The King of Cocaine” Pt. 3: Pablo Escobar

From multi-millionaire Colombian Congressman to political pariah—once Pablo Escobar’s criminal history was exposed, all bets were off. As his facade of legitimacy in the early 80s washed away, he vowed to take back control using the weapons he knew best: coercion, bribery and violence.

49 MINOCT 25
Comments
“The King of Cocaine” Pt. 3: Pablo Escobar

“The King of Cocaine” Pt. 2: Pablo Escobar

With a violent childhood and mantra of “smuggling, bribery and murder,” witness the beginnings of Pablo Escobar’s cocaine empire in Medellín in the 1970s, and how he expanded it exponentially by joining forces with other Colombian drug traffickers.

53 MINOCT 18
Comments
“The King of Cocaine” Pt. 2: Pablo Escobar

Latest Episodes

“Boss of All Bosses” Pt. 2: Carlo Gambino

He ruled his family with an iron fist. But among his peers, Carlo Gambino was considered so fair that when he became head of the Commission, he earned the title “Boss of All Bosses.” Throughout the 1960s and ’70s, no criminal decision passed without his say.

46 MIN2 h ago
Comments
“Boss of All Bosses” Pt. 2: Carlo Gambino

Only on Spotify! FAMOUS FATES, A Parcast Limited Series!

Discover the stories of incredible people whose grandiose lives were matched only by their shocking demise in Parcast’s new limited series, FAMOUS FATES. With 5 episodes released every Wednesday, each group will center around a common theme, such as Hollywood Icons, Influential Women, Music Legends, and more. Check out this exclusive clip chronicling the impact of larger-than-life Hollywood icon, John Candy. To finish this episode, subscribe to FAMOUS FATES, free and only on Spotify.

9 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Only on Spotify! FAMOUS FATES, A Parcast Limited Series!

“Boss of All Bosses” Pt. 1: Carlo Gambino

After growing up surrounded by the Sicilian mafia in the early 1900s, Carlo Gambino immigrated to America and put the knowledge to use. In an endless hail of bullets, Gambino solidified his status and reputation in the underworld.

42 MIN1 w ago
Comments
“Boss of All Bosses” Pt. 1: Carlo Gambino

“Crazy as a Bedbug” Pt. 2: Bugsy Siegel

In 1940, after the charges against Siegel were dismissed for the murder of Harry Greenberg, he reinvented himself in the deserts of Las Vegas and began his sordid affair with Virginia Hill.

50 MIN2 w ago
Comments
“Crazy as a Bedbug” Pt. 2: Bugsy Siegel

“Crazy as a Bedbug” Pt. 1: Bugsy Siegel

No man was feared in New York during the 20s and 30s more than Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel. After teaming up with Meyer Lansky, Bugsy made his bones carrying out vicious murders for the mob.

47 MIN3 w ago
Comments
“Crazy as a Bedbug” Pt. 1: Bugsy Siegel

“Billionaire Boss” Pt. 2: Dawood Ibrahim

Even while he was on the run, Dawood Ibrahim continued to rule Mumbai's underworld with an iron fist. But as his riches increased, so did his appetite for violence. And in 1992, his operations expanded into terrorism.

36 MINNOV 15
Comments
“Billionaire Boss” Pt. 2: Dawood Ibrahim

“Billionaire Boss” Pt. 1: Dawood Ibrahim

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Dawood Ibrahim, a young Muslim-born Indian would rise from a small time street thief to gang leader, bringing a more businesss-like—and ruthless—approach. And in the process, he would become one of the richest kingpins in history.

43 MINNOV 8
Comments
“Billionaire Boss” Pt. 1: Dawood Ibrahim

“The King of Cocaine” Pt. 4: Pablo Escobar

As the 90s approached, it was time for El Patron’s last stand. Many innocent Colombians would die in Pablo Escobar’s war against extradition before he finally reached a compromise with the government.

47 MINNOV 1
Comments
“The King of Cocaine” Pt. 4: Pablo Escobar

“The King of Cocaine” Pt. 3: Pablo Escobar

From multi-millionaire Colombian Congressman to political pariah—once Pablo Escobar’s criminal history was exposed, all bets were off. As his facade of legitimacy in the early 80s washed away, he vowed to take back control using the weapons he knew best: coercion, bribery and violence.

49 MINOCT 25
Comments
“The King of Cocaine” Pt. 3: Pablo Escobar

“The King of Cocaine” Pt. 2: Pablo Escobar

With a violent childhood and mantra of “smuggling, bribery and murder,” witness the beginnings of Pablo Escobar’s cocaine empire in Medellín in the 1970s, and how he expanded it exponentially by joining forces with other Colombian drug traffickers.

53 MINOCT 18
Comments
“The King of Cocaine” Pt. 2: Pablo Escobar
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