From Al Capone to Tony Soprano, real life and fictional mafiosi have captured the public imagination for decades. Portrayed as thuggish, Italian American gangsters valuing “the family” above all else, Hollywood has certainly had an influence on how we think of the Mafia. But who exactly are the mafia?

When did they come into existence? And what do they have to do with produce? Join John and Patrick in today’s episode as they make you an offer that you can’t refuse.

The boys travel back in time to explore the origins of the world’s most infamous criminal organization and its surprising ties to citrus groves on the idyllic island of Sicily.


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