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The mob as portrayed in movies, and as it is in real life. And its hold over us. Danny Toro, a member of a Chicago street gang for ten years, explains what gangster movies he liked most in his gang years and why. Susan Berman, author of the memoir Easy Street, reads from her book about her father Davie Berman, a Jewish gangster and one of the men - with Meyer Lansky and Bugsy Siegel - who created modern Las Vegas. Plus, Sarah Vowell explains her personal obsession with The Godfather.

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