Talking to the Mafia About Michael Jackson, Donald Trump, and Jimmy Hoffa ‹ Literary Hub


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world’s leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now.

In this episode, Andrew talks to Matt Birkbeck, author of The Life We Chose, about William “Big Billy” D’Elia and the last secrets of America’s most powerful Mafia family.

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Matt Birkbeck is an award-winning investigative journalist and author of Deconstructing SammyThe Quiet Don, and A Deadly Secret. He is also the executive producer of the hit Netflix film Girl in the Picture, which is based on his books A Beautiful Child and Finding Sharon. A former newspaper reporter and correspondent for People magazine, he’s also written features for Reader’s DigestPlayboyThe New York TimesPhiladelphia Inquirer, and Boston Magazine, among others. He lives in Pennsylvania.

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