May 10, 2024

The Mob Museum To Launch Original Podcast, “Inside The Life,” Thursday, May 16




Episodes Will Feature Interviews About the Mob, Motorcycle Gangs, Cartels 

 Hosted by Former Elite Undercover Agents Giovanni Rocco, Dutch McAlpin 

LAS VEGAS (May 2024) – The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces it will launch an original podcast titled “Inside the Life” this May. Produced by the Museum and hosted by former elite undercover agents Giovanni Rocco and Dutch McAlpin, “Inside the Life” promises to deliver gripping and educational tales about the mob, outlaw motorcycle gangs, drug cartels, the work of law enforcement and more from the people who lived the life.  

Season one will feature hair-raising episodes featuring mobsters, undercover agents, their stories and other topics spanning law enforcement and true crime. Additionally, “Inside the Life” will feature notable actors and showrunners from television and film, including “The Sopranos,” “Narcos” and other acclaimed crime productions. 

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“We are eager to share ‘Inside the Life’ as The Mob Museum’s newest venture,” said Ashley Miller, vice president of marketing, communications and sales, The Mob Museum. “The organization continuously looks for ways to engage audiences both onsite and online, and we are so excited to publish our first season of captivating episodes featuring a host of incredible interviewees with never-before-heard stories from both sides of the law and the life.” 

Season one guests will include:  

  • Chris Brancato, distinguished writer and producer best known for creating Netflix’s “Narcos,” “Godfather of Harlem” and new and upcoming MGM+ series “Hotel Cocaine.” 
  • Frank Calabrese Jr., mobster-turned-government informant whose testimony helped take down the Chicago Outfit. 
  • Jay Dobyns, retired ATF agent and the first – and possibly only – federal agent to infiltrate the Hells Angels outlaw motorcycle gang. 
  • John Gleeson, lead prosecutor on the successful racketeering-murder trials of John Gotti and Vic Orena, retired federal judge and current member of the U.S. Sentencing Commission. 
  • Kathrine Narducci, American actress best known for her role as Charmaine Bucco in HBO’s “The Sopranos” and as Carrie Buffalino in “The Irishman;” Narducci stars opposite Robert De Niro in the upcoming mob film “Alto Knights.” 
  • Patricia Naughton, as one of the DEA’s first female agents, Naughton worked undercover on clandestine lab cases and infiltrated the Detroit Mafia. 
  • Frank Panessa, former DEA agent who infiltrated the Sicilian Mafia in the infamous “Pizza Connection” heroin case. 
  • Vincent Pastore, American actor known for playing Sal “Big Pussy” Bonpensiero on HBO’s “The Sopranos.” 
  • Javier Peña, retired DEA agent depicted by Pedro Pascal in Netflix’s “Narcos.” Peña faced the challenge of investigating and capturing Colombian narco  kingpin Pablo Escobar. 
  • Sal Polisi, former mafia associate, turned federal witness against crime boss John Gotti. 
  • Lew Rice Jr., former DEA special agent in charge of both the Detroit and New York divisions, Rice spent 18 months with “American Gangster” crime boss-turned-informant Frank Lucas to prepare him for trial. 

Season one of “Inside the Life” is proudly presented by Levy Online and Levy Production Group. Interested listeners can subscribe to “Inside the Life” on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, the Podbean App and more starting Thursday, May 9. The podcast’s first episodes arrive on Thursday, May 16. Podcast merchandise is available online at  

About Dutch McAlpin
Often working in extremely dangerous, life-threatening scenarios, Dutch McAlpin left his over 20-year career in law enforcement with an endless number of stories. Working his way from a beat cop in the Midwest to an undercover task force agent for numerous federal agencies, McAlpin infiltrated outlaw motorcycle gangs, domestic terrorist organizations, weapons trafficking networks, Latin American cartels, international human trafficking rings and even the Mafia, sometimes operating with three different undercover identities at the same time. Dutch’s harrowing recounts give us a glimpse into the top clearance, confidential world of undercover work.   

About Giovanni Rocco
Elite deep cover agent Giovanni Rocco was responsible for taking down the American Mob organization now recognized as “The Real Sopranos.” During his decades-long career as an undercover for the federal government, he successfully infiltrated outlaw motorcycle gangs, domestic and international terror organizations and white-collar criminals. His role in Operation Charlie Horse brought down several high-ranking members and associates of the infamous New Jersey DeCavalcante Mafia family, which ultimately led to early retirement and the relocation of his family. Drawing from his service in law enforcement in various positions, Rocco now shares his expertise with law enforcement, military and intelligence units worldwide.   

Media interested in conducting interviews with hosts or guests from “Inside the Life” are requested to email Vanessa Thill at 

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“Inside the Life” is a new podcast produced by The Mob Museum and hosted by Giovanni Rocco and Dutch McAlpin, two former elite undercover agents whose stories of undercover work infiltrating everything from the American Mob to outlaw motorcycle gangs and cartels will leave audiences stunned. This podcast will give listeners a one-of-a-kind look into the inner world of organized crime, interviewing guests who have lived on both sides of the law, risked it all and emerged to tell the tale. “Inside the Life” promises to be a thrilling and educational listen for those interested in organized crime, law enforcement and true crime. For more, visit 

he Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, provides a world-class journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Numerous interactive exhibits include a Crime Lab, Firearm Training Simulator and Organized Crime Today exhibit. The Museum is also home to The Underground, a Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery. The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums;” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History” and “Best Museum” by its 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards; one of National Geographic’s “Top 10 Things to Do in Las Vegas;” USA Today’s “Best Museum in Nevada,” 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards for “Best Las Vegas Attraction” in 2021, “Top Five Best History Museums in the United States” in 2021 and one of its “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits;” named “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times and one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by FOX News. The Museum is a two-time winner of the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for admission rates and operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734, visit, or download the Museum’s free mobile app. 


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