Dana Renga on the Mafia in Pop Culture

Premiere DateJan 4, 2018
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 Intro
00:51 Dana Renga
02:52 Glamorization of Mafia in America
05:59 Is Glamorization Problematic?
08:52 Outro
09:22 Fatal Gift Emily Haines & The Soft Skeletons
15:27 Finish

Dana Renga joins the show to discuss pop culture portrayals and glamorization of the mafia in both Italy and the United States.

Dana Renga is the Chair of the Department of French and Italian and Associate Professor of Italian at the Ohio State University. She’s also the author of Unfinished Business: Screening the Italian Mafia in the New Millennium and the editor of Mafia Movies: A Reader.

Joe Virgillito is a staff writer and podcast producer at BTRtoday He is a graduate of Quinnipiac University with a degree in journalism. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and wandering around aimlessly, as…