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Each week, the Most Notorious podcast features true-life tales of crime, criminals and tragedies throughout history. Host Erik Rivenes interviews authors and historians who have studied the subjects, so the stories are accurate, in-depth and well-researched.

Each week, the Most Notorious podcast features true-life tales of crime, criminals and tragedies throughout history. Host Erik Rivenes interviews authors and historians who have studied the subjects, so the stories are accurate, in-depth and well-researched.
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United States

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Each week, the Most Notorious podcast features true-life tales of crime, criminals and tragedies throughout history. Host Erik Rivenes interviews authors and historians who have studied the subjects, so the stories are accurate, in-depth and well-researched.

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English

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6122470200


Episodes

The 1881 Murder of President James Garfield w/ Candice Millard - A True Crime History Podcast

1/14/2019
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On July 2nd, 1881, a disappointed and mentally unstable office-seeker named Charles Guiteau shot President James A. Garfield in a Washington D.C. train station. Over the next weeks, Garfield would linger, bedridden, as infection set in, caused by poor medical treatment, and America would wait with bated breath over whether their beloved president would survive. Meanwhile, Guiteau, the most hated man in America, would face trial and possible execution. My guest is Candice Millard, New York...

Duration:00:59:50

Gangland War in 1931 New York City : "Mad Dog" Coll vs. Dutch Schultz w/ Rich Gold - A True Crime History Podcast

12/27/2018
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Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll grew up quickly, from Irish tenements to enforcer for Bronx bootlegger and gangster Dutch Schultz while still in his teens. Soon the two split, and began gunning for each other in a bloody feud that left a trail of dead hoodlums in its wake. My guest is Rich Gold, co-author with Breandán Delap of the book, Mad Dog Coll: An Irish Gangster, and tells the story of this vicious gangster, including his violent end in a New York City drugstore. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:59:33

Marjorie Congdon and the Glensheen Murders w/ Sharon Darby Hendry - A True Crime History Podcast

12/17/2018
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In this special interview episode from the files of Where Blood Runs Cold, I interview Sharon Henry Darby, author of Glensheen's Daughter, about the notorious Minnesota murderer and arsonist Marjorie Congdon, who besides allegedly conspiring to murder her mother Elizabeth Congdon at the famous Glensheen Mansion in Duluth, also left a trail of fire and death for the next three decades across the country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:54:12

WWI-Era France's Serial Killer Henri Landru w/ Richard Tomlinson - A True Crime History Podcast

11/19/2018
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The subject of today's episode is Henri Landru, the most notorious serial killer in French history. He placed advertisements in Paris newspapers in the late 1910s, preying on lonely women left behind as French soldiers marched off to war. While he would eventually be tried and convicted on twelve counts of murder, Richard Tomlinson, the author of "Landru's Secret: The Deadly Seductions of France's Lonely Hearts Serial Killer", believes the actual murder count to be higher, and he explains...

Duration:01:21:15

The Assassin Who Died Defending Robert E. Lee w/ Ann Marie Ackermann - A True Crime History Podcast

11/2/2018
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Ann Marie Ackermann is my guest on this episode, author of the book "Death of an Assassin: The True Story of the German Murderer Who Died Defending Robert E. Lee". In 1835, a German mayor is murdered at night as he approaches his own front door. After an extensive investigation, including the first forensic ballistics test in history, the case goes cold until 1871, when it is finally solved in the United States. To make the story even more strange and compelling, the murderer of the mayor...

Duration:00:59:52

1923 Chicago's Accused Murderess Sabella Nitti w/ Emilie La Beau Lucchesi - A True Crime History Podcast

10/25/2018
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My guest is Dr. Emilie La Beau Lucchesi, author of Ugly Prey: An Innocent Woman and the Death Sentence That Scandalized Jazz Age Chicago. She discusses the case of Sabella Nitti, a poor Italian immigrant woman accused by police of murdering her husband, with help from her farmhand lover. Dr. Lucchesi's investigation offers new evidence that she helps further exonerate Nitti, who is probably most well known in modern day culture as one of the characters in the Chicago musical and film....

Duration:01:05:00

The 1901 Saint Paul Louis Arbogast Murder Part 1, from Minnesota's Most Notorious: Where Blood Runs Cold

10/18/2018
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I'm pulling a switcheroo this week - in blatant shameless effort to get listeners to try my new podcast, Minnesota's Most Notorious: Where Blood Runs Cold, I'm putting part one of the first episode from that show up here, a mystery surrounding the murder of Louis Arbogast in 1909 St. Paul, and putting a brand new interview (about Duluth's Glensheen murders) on the new podcast. Part two of the Arbogast story is there too, by the way, should you care to finish the tale. Back to the regular...

Duration:00:27:49

The Legendary Oklahoma Outlaw Bobby Bluejacket w/ Michael P. Daley - A True Crime History Podcast

10/11/2018
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My guest, Michael P. Daley, author of "Bobby Bluejacket: The Tribe, The Joint, The Tulsa Underworld", tells the extraordinary story of Oklahoma criminal Bobby Bluejacket. It's a tale of a young man of Shawnee heritage who turned to crime at an early age, took a life sentence for murder and struggled to redeem himself once freed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:07:05

The 1964 Murder of Kitty Genovese w/ Catherine Pelonero - A True Crime History Podcast

9/27/2018
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Catherine Pelonero, author of "Kitty Genovese: A True Account of a Public Murder and its Private Consequences", is my guest. She walks us through the tragic murder of Kitty Genovese in 1964 and its aftermath. The horrific crime is especially infamous because no one called police or stepped in to help, despite being witnessed by dozens of people. Brought to you by Audible, with the largest selection of audiobooks on the planet. Start your 30-day trial and get your first audiobook free by...

Duration:01:04:56

The 1826 Murder of William Morgan and Other Tales of the Erie Canal w/ Jack Kelly - A True Crime History Podcast

9/19/2018
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Author Jack Kelly joins me to discuss his book, "Heaven's Ditch: God Gold and Murder. He shares some stories of murder and mystery surrounding the great engineering marvel known as the Erie Canal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:51:36

Minnesota's Most Notorious: Where Blood Runs Cold - Introduction

9/17/2018
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Erik Rivenes, host of the Most Notorious podcast, has spent over two decades compiling a file of historical true crime stories from his native state of Minnesota. This introduction explains the format of the new podcast, "Minnesota's Most Notorious: Where Blood Runs Cold", and some of the kinds of stories he will tell when the first episode debuts at the end of September, 2018\. You can subscribe to the new podcast on Itunes and other major podcast platforms now! Also, follow at...

Duration:00:04:05

Mobster Frank Costello w/ Anthony M. DeStefano - A True Crime History Podcast

9/13/2018
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Mafia historian and Pulitzer-prize winning reporter Anthony M. DeStefano is my guest this episode. He offers insight into gangster Frank Costello, underboss to Lucky Luciano, whose role and influence in the growth of organized crime in America was immense. DeStefano's book is called "Top Hoodlum: Frank Costello, Prime Minister of the Mafia". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:05:01

New York's Notorious Blackwell's Island w/ Stacy Horn - A True Crime History Podcast

9/6/2018
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Stacy Horn, author of "Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad and Criminal in 19th-Century New York", joins me to chat about the infamous New York City island, which housed (among other terrible buildings) the women's notorious lunatic asylum that continued to operate for decades, despite the horrendous abuses committed against the inmates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:59:51

The Race to Save the Romanovs w/ Helen Rappaport - A True Crime History Podcast

8/30/2018
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Even today, the world is still utterly fascinated with the Romanov family, the last Tsar and Tsarina of Imperial Russia and their famous daughters and son. My guest is Helen Rappaport, a world-renowned expert on the subject. She joins me to discuss her third book about the Romanovs, called "The Race to Save the Romanovs: The Truth Behind the Secret Plans to Rescue the Russian Imperial Family", which answers lingering questions about why the world couldn't save the family from their terrible...

Duration:01:00:42

Frank Oldfield vs. the Black Hand w/ William Oldfield and Victoria Bruce - A True Crime History Podcast

8/22/2018
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In the early 1900s police were stymied by a series of murders of Italian grocers and fruit vendors in midwest America. Witnesses refused to cooperate, which made the crimes impossible to solve. Enter the United States Postal Service. Postal Inspector Frank Oldfield finds a man willing to testify, and suddenly the organization is knee-deep in a massive investigation which leads them to one of the first crime rings of Sicilian gangsters in American history. For the first time, law enforcement...

Duration:00:57:33

The 1849 Boston Murder of Dr. George Parkman w/ Paul Collins - A True Crime History Podcast

8/15/2018
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In November, 1849, Dr. George Parkman, Boston businessman and Harvard Medical School benefactor, disappeared. While many believed he might have been done in by an Irish immigrant, the discovery of his dismembered body in a privy eventually led investigators to a Harvard faculty teacher, John Webster. Paul Collins, English professor at Portland State University and author of **Blood and Ivy: The 1849 Murder That Scandalized Harvard**, relays this story of debt, greed and rage at one of...

Duration:01:02:25

The 1925 Wisconsin Murder of Buddy Schumacher w/ Paul Hoffman - A True Crime History Podcast

7/18/2018
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My guest, author and journalist Paul Hoffman, discusses the July 1925 abduction and murder of little Buddy Schumacher in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. He wrote the book, "Murder in Wauwatosa: The Mysterious Death of Buddy Schumacher." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:04

Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson and Dodge City, Kansas w/ Tom Clavin - A True Crime History Podcast

7/4/2018
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New York Times best-selling author Tom Clavin joins me to talk about his book, "Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:00:25

The 1960 Colorado Murder of Adolph Coors III w/ Philip Jett - A True Crime History Podcast

4/27/2018
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In the season finale of Most Notorious, I chat with Philip Jett, author of "The Death of an Heir: Adolph Coors III and the Murder That Rocked an American Brewing Dynasty”. He discusses the attempted kidnapping and eventual murder of Coors Brewery heir Adolph Coors III in 1960 Colorado, and the personal involvement of J. Edgar Hoover in this sensational case that drew international interest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:13:02

19th Century Mountain Man Liver-Eating Johnson w/ Nathan E. Bender - A True Crime History Podcast

4/15/2018
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My guest is Nathan E. Bender, who wrote the introduction for the most recent edition of the 1958 classic "Crow Killer: The Saga of Liver-Eating Johnson". Johnson, (who was the basis for Robert Redford's character in the "Jeremiah Johnson" film), is known in history for hunting down members of the Crow Indian tribe to avenge his wife and child's death, but much of our modern knowledge of this now legendary figure was made up by the original authors of the book, Raymond W. Thorp and Robert...

Duration:00:56:08