Before the mafia existed, at the turn of the century, there was Arnold Rothstein, known as The Brain. Rothstein would teach an entire generation of gangsters how to organize, act like gentlemen, and interact with the upper crust. And Rothstein himself, well-connected, could get away with almost anything - including fixing the World Series. Our Sponsors for this episode are: LightStream (https://www.lightstream.com/mafia) Audible (https://www.audible.com/mafia) (text MAFIA to 500-500) Pessimists Archive Podcast (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/pessimists-archive-podcast/id1104682320) Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by Damiano Baldoni (http://damianobaldoni.altervista.org/index.php/en/) . Music in this episode is ”Misery" by Damiano Baldoni; “Rolling at 5,” “Night on the Docks,” “On the Cool Side,” “Dances and Dames,” “On the Ground,” “Acid Jazz,” “Walking Alone,” “Faster Does It,” “Deadly Roulette,” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com/) ; “Breath of Death Part 1,” and “Wastelands” by Sergey Cheremisinov (https://www.s-cheremisinov.com/) ; and “daedalus” and “Junction” by Kai Engel (http://www.kai-engel.com/) . Sound Effects from freesound.org (https://freesound.org/home/) by Ellary (https://freesound.org/people/Ellary/sounds/466478/) , stereodivo (https://freesound.org/people/stereodivo/sounds/101847/) , shelf-employed (https://freesound.org/people/shelf-employed/sounds/487356/) , AshFox (https://freesound.org/people/AshFox/sounds/191927/) , and InspectorJ (https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/336598/) . Additional sound effects from freesfx.co.uk (https://www.freesfx.co.uk/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/) .