The word's oldest dog, a dachshund named Chanel, has passed away at the age of 21-- which is 147 in dog years! The pet had cataracts but was otherwise in good health. More here.
In the first half of the program, George Knapp welcomed author Bill Friedman, who recounted inside stories about the organized crime origins of the Las Vegas Strip. In the latter half, investigative journalist Toby Rogers (book link) shared the untold story of mafia legend Silvio Eboli, a Genovese mob scion who developed an ongoing organized crime operation which involves the sale of marijuana throughout the New York metropolitan area.