Rise and fall of Jimmy Hoffa: Listen to all of ‘Shattered’ podcast Season 4 now
DETROIT – When you hear the name Jimmy Hoffa, you probably think of the former Teamster boss’ iconic disappearance, but his story is much more than a murder mystery. You look at the Teamsters Union and end up at Richard Nixon, Bobby Kennedy and the JFK assassination. “Jimmy Hoffa was a complicated guy. To understand the life and death of Hoffa, we travel back to humble beginnings, where a tyrannical sets young Hoffa in motion.”“The Teamsters Union was always considered to be a somewhat rough-and-tumble operation, and Jimmy Hoffa was the poster boy for what the Teamsters Union was supposed to be. Season 2 takes listeners through the life of Richard Wershe, Jr., aka “White Boy Rick,” the youngest ever FBI informant turned drug dealer.