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The iconically revered super racehorse Phar Lap’s death has been shrouded in mystery and intrigue. Kerry Negara embarks on the first full forensic investigation around the death of the Australian wonder horse Phar Lap, to discover why he was brutally killed, by whose hand and why, at Menlo Park Ranch in California, USA. Killing Phar Lap: A forensic investigation podcast uses excerpts from the following publications: 'Killing Phar Lap: An untold part of the story' by Biff Lowry 'Tommy' a docu ...
 
The Simpsons Index is an online spreadsheet that is also a podcast. In each episode Elliot Jay O'Neill sits down with guests to rank & review 3 episodes of The Simpsons, but the catch is that each episode must come from a different decade. All the rankings get added to a spreadsheet that is available at www.thesimpsonsindex.com
 
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On Episode 42 of the Sit Down, Jeff and Blackjack delve into the life of Colombo Family renegade Joe Gallo. Gallo was someone who marched to the beat of his own drum. He was diagnosed with a mental disorder at an early age but fit right in with the Mafia. He had balls and was always willing to fight for control. Ultimately though his renegade was h…
 
On Episode 41 of the Sit Down, Jeff delves into the wild times in the City of Brotherly Love during the early 90's. We discuss the life of young hot head John Veasey as he gets into the life doing pieces of work for mob boss John Stanfa. We also discuss the war that would consume South Philly between two mob sides and the ending that would put Stan…
 
In a short update Kerry is delighted to announce that Killing Phar Lap was nominated for Best Podcast in the True Crime category at the Australian Podcast Awards 2021. On the other hand the National Museum curators & Director Mathew Trinca throw the Phar Lap heart DNA testing process into chaos.
 
We’ve been making exclusive podcasts over on our Patreon page www.patreon.com/sidequeststudios and this week we are giving you all a big sample of 2 of the shows we make over there. “The Story Of The Chalk” Elliot, BT & Danny take the chalkboard gags from the intro of The Simpsons and try to work out what Bart did to deserve those punishments “DVD …
 
On Episode 40 of the Sit Down, Jeff and BlackJack delve into the life of Gambino boss and son of Senior, John Gotti Jr. Junior lives a life in the shadow of his father, he became boss at a young age all to deal with the scrutiny of the government multiple times. He lived his life through his father and paid for it. Give it a listen now! -----------…
 
In this episode, we cover another original 1931 Commission Boss, Vincent “The Executioner” Mangano. Information on Vincent Mangano was not easy to dig up, but never fear as we did a ton of digging and have put together the most comprehensive overviews of Vincent that you’re going to find. Vincent Mangano was the first “official” head of the Mangano…
 
On Episode 39 of the Sit Down, Jeff and BlackJack delve into the life of Lucchese capo Paul Vario. Paul was immortalized in the classic gangster film "Goodfellas." Paul was a gigantic earner and really one of the most powerful capos in the Mafia. He oversaw a huge crew and was involved in many rackets and ruled with an iron first. One of the last o…
 
“What do you know about dancing?” You don’t find many exploding helicopters in musicals and romantic dramas, but we’ve managed to find the one film that features a chopper fireball alongside the dance numbers. So, on this episode, we’re reviewing the most unique film we’ve ever tackled: DANCIN’ – IT’S ON! (2015). Helping us make sense of this cinem…
 
Elliot Jay O’Neill is joined by BT Calloway & Diana Green to review; S.9 E.10 “Miracle On Evergreen Terrace” S.17 E.19 “Girls Just Want To Have Sums” S.22 E.10 “Moms I’d Like To Forget” Pulp Fury Radio; our fiction anthology podcast. Season 1 available now at www.pulpfuryradio.com (or wherever you get your podcasts) Check out Diana’s YouTube channe…
 
On Episode 38 of the Sit Down, Jeff and BlackJack delve into one of the most bizarre events in mob history, the killing of Gambino acting boss Frank Cali. Cali was a rising star and heavyweight in the current day leadership and many believed a mob war started when he was killed, it ended up being an unlikely suspect. We also delve into some of your…
 
On Episode 37 of the Sit Down, Jeff and BlackJack delve into the most famous hit in mob history, the killing of boss Paul Castellano. Thursday is the 36th anniversary of the iconic hit and we tell you about what lead up to it, the aftermath, who all the shooters were and how it went down. SHOW NOTE: WE WILL BE OFF NEXT WEEK THE WEEK OF THE 22ND FOR…
 
Elliot Jay O’Neill is joined by BT Calloway & Christopher Bond to review; S.6 E.22 “‘Round Springfield” S.33 E.8 “Portrait Of A Lackey On Fire” Pulp Fury Radio; our fiction anthology podcast. Season 1 available now at www.pulpfuryradio.com (or wherever you get your podcasts) Christopher is part of Baby Beard Media whose award nominated podcast seri…
 
On Episode 36 of the Sit Down, Jeff delves into the life of Gambino Family powerhouse James Failla. Jimmy weaved his way through multiple regimes controlling one of the most lucrative rackets in the family and becoming one of the most prolific earners in the Mob. He was cautious and once called "one of the most discreet mobster ever", and it worked…
 
What's up weebs! This week we talk the new JOJO OP and Manga sales in 2021! As always, we start with our weekly roundup , Demon Slayer: Mugen Train episode 7, Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation episode 20, My Senpai is Annoying episode 8, and Komi Can't Communicate episode 8. Our discussion revolves around manga sales this past year, quite a few…
 
How's it going weebs! This week we got big news for Made in Abyss Season 2, as well as JOJO spin off manga! As always we start with our weekly roundup , Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation, My Senpai is Annoying and Komi Can't Communicate. No discussion this week, but great conversation as always! Are you excited for Ma…
 
“They call him Gojira, you moron!” No fictional character has appeared in more films with an exploding helicopter than Godzilla. So, on this show, we’re looking at the Big G’s controversial appearance in Roland Emmerich’s GODZILLA (1998). Show notes Godzilla (1998) Director: Roland Emmerich Cast: Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno Plot: French nuclear te…
 
On Episode 35 of the Sit Down, Jeff delves into the life of Chinatown godfather Benny Ong who ruled the Chinese neighborhood in New York City for decades. He ran extortion, controlled gambling and prostitution and was able to navigate through multiple power grab attempts and vengful rivals. A fascinating time in New York City, check it out. -------…
 
Elliot Jay O’Neill is joined by BT Calloway, Danny Rosewell & Clare RR to review; S.4 E.7 “Marge Gets A Job” S.10 E.9 “Mayored To The Mob” S.25 E.10 “Married To The Blob” Pulp Fury Radio; our fiction anthology podcast. Season 1 available now at www.pulpfuryradio.com (or wherever you get your podcasts) This is a Side Quest Studios Production Huge TH…
 
On Episode 34 of the Sit Down, Jeff and special guest: author and mob historian from Black Handprint Mafia, RJ Roger discuss the life and times of Genovese heavyweight Frank Costello. Frank was the most politically connected, regal gangster of all time, using his connections to make a vast amount of money and to bolster the family. He led the famil…
 
01:51 Demon Slayer 08:33 Jobless 15:35 Midseason Thoughts 28:14 Rant: Announcements 33:47 Jobless OVA Announced 38:51 Macross Plus Movie 43:19 JOJO Part 6 News Track: Vacation by Scandinavianz Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... Free Download - https://soundcloud.com/scandinavianz/... Tha…
 
On Episode 33 of the Sit Down, Jeff and Blackjack delve into the life of Genovese boss Liborio "Barney" Bellomo. Barney was a prodigy, rising up the ranks being made by 20, a captain by 30 and a boss by 33, gaining the trust of Vincent Gigante. He was a born leader, and according to the government is still very much in control of the most powerful …
 
Elliot Jay O’Neill is joined by BT Calloway & Jackson Baly to review; S.4 E.6 “Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie” S.18 E.3 “Please Homer, Don’t Hammer ‘Em” S.31 E.14 “Bart The Bad Guy” Pulp Fury Radio; our fiction anthology podcast. Season 1 available now at www.pulpfuryradio.com (or wherever you get your podcasts) Jackson is doing so much podcasting at …
 
On Episode 32 of the Sit Down, Jeff and Blackjack delve into the bizarre and demented life of Chicago gangster "Mad Sam" DeStefano. Sam would become a criminal at a young age, spend a lot of time in jail and learn how to loan shark ultimately becoming one of the biggest in the Windy City. He ruled customers with an iron fist and was involved in som…
 
Weebs, this week we review My Hero Academia Movie 3: World Heroes' Mission, and we also touch on some spicy new anime announcements, such as Spy X Family and the upcoming Quintessential Quintuplets movie. Our weekly roundup covers the following: Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation season 2, My Senpai is Annoying, and Komi Can't Communicate. As al…
 
On Episode 31 of the Sit Down, Jeff delves into the biggest FBI infiltration of the Mafia ever, as agent Joe Pistone transforms into "Donnie Brasco" and becomes an associate in the Bonnano Crime Family. He makes his way through making money, connections and more but also providing the FBI with loads of info. It would be bad for the people involved,…
 
“It’s a great plan - if it was 1985.” As The Expendables 4 cranks into gear, we thought it was a good time to take a look at the last entry in the pensioner-led action franchise. Our special guest on this episode is author, filmmaker, and bad film aficionado Timon Singh. Show notes The Expendables 3 (2014) Director: Patrick Hughes Cast: Sylvester S…
 
Elliot Jay O’Neill is joined by BT Calloway & Danny Rosewell to review; S.2 E.2 “Simpson And Delilah” S.13 E.22 “Poppa’s Got A Brand New Badge” S.21 E.13 “The Color Yellow” Pulp Fury Radio; our fiction anthology podcast. Season 1 available now at www.pulpfuryradio.com (or wherever you get your podcasts) This is a Side Quest Studios Production Huge …
 
Ready for some Mob Psycho 100 news and our review of Kobayashi season 2? We got a great show for you weebs so stick around! Our weekly roundup covers the following: Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Arc, Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation season 2, My Senpai is Annoying, and Komi Can't Communicate. Next, we review Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid season 2, …
 
We're back weebs! This week we have a TON of content for you all. Of course we cover the weekly roundup, consisting of Komi Can't Communicate, My Senpai is Annoying, Demon Slayer and Jobless Reincarnation. After, we leave with you two reviews from last season, consisting of My Hero Academia Season 5 and Tokyo Revengers Season 1. If you weebs enjoy …
 
On Episode 30 of the Sit Down, Jeff delves into the life of Colombo underboss and heavyweight Sonny Franzese. When we look back on the Mafia in America, there isn't a more interesting character than Sonny. He was a cold calculated murderer who literally made a fortune in the music and movie business. He had an affair with Marilyn Monroe and lived i…
 
Elliot Jay O’Neill & BT Calloway are joined by Adam Tinius (aka Entertain The Elk) to review; S.3 E.13 “Radio Bart” S.31 E.15 “Screenless” Check out Adam’s YouTube channel Entertain The Elk www.youtube.com/EntertainTheElk Pulp Fury Radio; our fiction anthology podcast. Season 1 available now at www.pulpfuryradio.com (or wherever you get your podcas…
 
Fall is upon us! What's up weebs, today's episode is our first in the fall 2021 season. Our weekly roundup includes Demon Slayer season two, Jobless Reincarnation season two, My Senpai is Annoying, and Komi Can't Communicate. Stay until the end to hear some spicy weekly thoughts! What are you watching this fall season? Are there any other anime we …
 
On Episode 29 of the Sit Down, Jeff and BlackJack delve into the life of Genovese Family powerhouse Matty "The Horse" Ianniello. Matty was once a war hero who rose to eventually becoming the boss of the family. He was a prolific earner who was even involved in being at a very publicized hit, had a possible connection to Mickey Mantle and we discuss…
 
On Episode 28 of the Sit Down, Jeff and BlackJack delve into the life of Meyer Lansky. Lansky came to America in the early 1910's with the thought of the American dream. He quickly rose alongside lifelong friends becoming integral in the growth of casino gambling ultimately settling in Cuba all to have it end with the rise of Communism. The most in…
 
In this episode series, history buff and mob aficionado Jacob Stoops provides a high-level 101-style overview of the origins of the American mob dating back to its beginnings. The goal of this episode series is to set the table with some foundational information so that future viewers or anyone who needs a quick download to catch up on the basics c…
 
“Let me guess – you saw that work on Inspector Gadget?” On this show we take a look at the bizarre attempt to turn Jim Belushi into a James Bond-style action hero. We’re joined by Matt Poirier from the DTV Connoisseur who helps us try and understand how everyone’s second favourite Belushi has managed to maintain a forty-year screen career and discu…
 
On Episode 27 of the Sit Down, Jeff and BlackJack delve into the most important person in the history of the American mob, Charlie Lucky Luciano. Luciano rose from the slums of the Lower East Side to prominence in the neighborhood to orchestrating a successful attempt in taking over the underworld and instituting new world principles and creating t…
 
Elliot Jay O’Neill is joined by Alex White, Drew Bensley & Jamie Kirk from Community Noticeboard podcast to review; S.4 E.12 “Marge Vs. The Monorail” S.20 E.2 “Lost Verizon” S.32 E.6 “Podcast News” Community Noticeboard is available on all podcast apps and video versions are on YouTube, find all their links here https://linktr.ee/CommunityNoticeboa…
 
On Episode 26 of the Sit Down, Jeff welcomes Sopranos Blueprint blogger Stephanie Rosedorf Diaz and they delve back into the ethos of one of the great shows of all time, The Sopranos. With the new film coming out we found it important to relive the great storylines, the characters and more. We also got into what exactly happened to the family after…
 
On Episode 25 of the Sit Down, Jeff and Blackjack delve into the life of Gambino consigliere Sammy "The Bull" Gravano. Gravano is a controversial figure full of hypocrisy. Through large parts of his life though he was a big time earner and dangerous individual. He would eventually defect and become the biggest rat in mob history. As always thanks f…
 
In this episode series, history buff and mob aficionado Jacob Stoops provides a high-level 101-style overview of the origins of the American mob dating back to its beginnings. The goal of this episode series is to set the table with some foundational information so that future viewers or anyone who needs a quick download to catch up on the basics c…
 
Elliot Jay O’Neill is joined by BT Calloway & Amelia Navascues to review; S.5 E.14 “Lisa Vs. Malibu Stacy” S.10 E.15 “Marge Simpson In: “Screaming Yellow Honkers”” S.26 E.3 “Super Franchise Me” Pulp Fury Radio; our fiction anthology podcast. Season 1 available now at www.pulpfuryradio.com (or wherever you get your podcasts) This is a Side Quest Stu…
 
On episode 24 of the Sit Down, Jeff delves into the life of Boston gangster John Martorano, the chilling enforcer and killer for the Winter Hill Gang and Whitey Bulger. John killed almost 2 dozen people and in the end did something he never thought he'd do, but in his eyes he had to. We also took your questions on the mob in a Q/A and discussed the…
 
“When I asked for your advice, I didn’t mean you should actually speak.” After 6 years of podcasting, Exploding Helicopter is pleased to finally have a guest who actually knows what they’re talking about. So, on this show, we’re joined by nuclear weapons expert and host of The Super Critical Podcast, Tim Westmyer, to review THE SUM OF ALL FEARS (20…
 
In this episode, history buff and mob aficionado Jacob Stoops provides a high-level 101-style overview of the origins of the American mob dating back to its beginnings. The goal of this episode is to set the table with some foundational information so that future viewers or anyone who needs a quick download to catch up on the basics can simply refe…
 
On episode 23 of the Sit Down, Jeff and BlackJack delve into one of the most mysterious, fascinating figures in the history of American organized crime, Frank Matthews. Frank rose from the country roads of North Carolina to New York City and created the biggest drug empire in the history of this country. In 1973, he jumped bail and disappeared with…
 
Elliot Jay O’Neill is joined by BT Calloway, Rose Piper & Béa Barbeau-Scurla to review; S.8 E.9 “El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer” (aka “The Mysterious Voyage Of Homer") S.13 E.19 “The Sweetest Apu” S.31 E.6 “Marge The Lumberjill” Béa has a Twitch channel https://www.twitch.tv/kween_bea Follow Rose at https://linktr.ee/rosealicepiper Pulp Fury …
 
On episode 22 of the Sit Down, Jeff and BlackJack delve into the very respected underboss of the Gambino Crime Family, Neil Dellacroce. Neil had an ice cold stare and would terrify people, but he was an earner, very respected and brought calm to a family that had upheavals. He also groomed younger gangsters like John Gotti and rose his way to the t…
 
Gaetano “Tommy” Gagliano was the original boss of what the U.S. Federal authorities would later designate as the Lucchese crime family, one of the “Five Families” of New York City. He was probably the lowest-profile boss in the history of America Cosa Nostra and presided over the family for over two decades. His successor was his long-time lieutena…
 
What's up weebs! On today's episode, Jerms and Mr. James discuss anime clubs and their time spent watching anime in college! Of course the weebs go over the weekly roundup but also touch on some spicy news. This week's news includes Boku No Hero Movie 3 box office records, as well as Attack on Titan's Final Season Part Two release date. You don't w…
 
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