Dutch Schultz (Part 1)

Apr 18, 2018, 08:00 AM

Prohibition was a time that allowed those outside of the law to thrive, as rival bootlegging businesses were set up by mafia members all over the world. In the heart of New York's gangland was Dutch Schultz, a student of the old world thuggery, and a man with an exceptional taste for violence. Not even his closest friends were safe from his bloodlust. 

As Dutch tried to make his way up the mafia ladder by muscling into territory, he came up against the likes of Arnold Rothstein, Vincent Coll, and his arch-rival – Charles "Lucky" Luciano – as well as the rest of the mob. And Dutch's preference for outspoken violence would lead to his downfall. 

This episode is sponsored by The Black Tux, Shipstation, and Dollar Shave Club. Music is by Kevin MacLeod and Kai Engel