Nearly two years ago I had the privilege of meeting with Michael Franzese. Who is Michael Franzese? Well, he’s a guy with an absolutely fascinating tale to tell. That’s why I am running this interview again. I’m sure there are many of you listening who are new to the show since July of 2005, and I thought this story needed to be told again.

This interview is amazing! Michael Franzese talks about how he was brought into New York City’s Columbo crime family, what “the life” is like, what he did to earn over $2 billion for the Mafia, and how that earned him millions of dollars per week. And that’s just the beginning. This is one podcast you HAVE to hear!

Michael Franzese’s book, “Blood Covenant” is available at his website, or through the “Lifespring!” podcast Amazon link here.

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3 Blind Mice’s Good Grief
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