29 episodes

Erik Rivenes, host of the Most Notorious podcast, has spent over twenty years compiling a file of historical true crime stories from his native state of Minnesota. These stories are presented here, in titillating, tragic, often gruesome and occasionally bizarre detail.

He is also the author of MHS Press book "Dirty Doc Ames & the Scandal That Shook Minneapolis", which delves into life and political career of the colorful and corrupt degenerate Albert Alonzo "Doc" Ames, four time mayor of Minneapolis, whose leadership in a nefarious municipal crime ring would rock the country and bring national humiliation to the Mill City.

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Erik Rivenes, host of the Most Notorious podcast, has spent over twenty years compiling a file of historical true crime stories from his native state of Minnesota. These stories are presented here, in titillating, tragic, often gruesome and occasionally bizarre detail.

He is also the author of MHS Press book "Dirty Doc Ames & the Scandal That Shook Minneapolis", which delves into life and political career of the colorful and corrupt degenerate Albert Alonzo "Doc" Ames, four time mayor of Minneapolis, whose leadership in a nefarious municipal crime ring would rock the country and bring national humiliation to the Mill City.

    Interview: The Life & Death of Minnesota's Colorful Nellie King w/ Jerry Kuntz - A True Crime History Podcast

    Interview: The Life & Death of Minnesota's Colorful Nellie King w/ Jerry Kuntz - A True Crime History Podcast

    My guest is Jerry Kuntz, author of "Minnesota's Notorious Nellie King: Wild Woman of the Closed Frontier". He tells the story of a larger-than-life and beautiful young con-artist, pretend detective, singer and cross-dresser, who lights up Twin Cities papers with her outrageous exploits. 
    He also explains how he was able to track down her elusive past history, and discover her real identity. 
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    • 49 min
    The 1912 Alice Matthews Murder Case Part Two

    The 1912 Alice Matthews Murder Case Part Two

    In this second part of the 1912 Alice Matthews Murder case, a serious suspect finally emerges, a young man named Alfred Driskell, but it takes four confessions for the police to finally him seriously.  And throughout his journey to convince authorities of his guilt, many questions arise as to Driskell's sanity.
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    • 34 min
    The 1912 Alice Matthews Murder Case Part 1

    The 1912 Alice Matthews Murder Case Part 1

    In March of 1912, a brutal murder of a young woman just off of Cedar Avenue rocked the city of Minneapolis. In part one of this episode, I narrate the story of the initial investigation of the slaying of Alice Matthews, just feet from her front door. 
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    • 39 min
    Interview: The Mysterious 1951 Minneapolis Disappearance of the Klein Brothers w/ Jack El-Hai - A True Crime History Podcast

    Interview: The Mysterious 1951 Minneapolis Disappearance of the Klein Brothers w/ Jack El-Hai - A True Crime History Podcast

    On this new episode of Minnesota's Most Notorious: Where Blood Runs Cold, I speak with author Jack El-Hai about his book, "The Lost Brothers: A Family's Decades-Long Search". 
    In it, he explores the mysterious disappearance of three little brothers in a Minneapolis park in November of 1951. While the police would consider it a drowning, their parents, Betty and Ken Klein, would never give up looking for their sons. A recent investigation has begun into the cold case, suggesting something far more sinister happened to the boys. 
    Jack also talks about a new podcast set to debut at the end of 2019 that explores the story in further detail. 
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    • 36 min
    Interview: Minnesota 1918: Fire, Flu and War w/ Curt Brown

    Interview: Minnesota 1918: Fire, Flu and War w/ Curt Brown

    The year 1918 goes down as probably the most horrific in Minnesota history.  A flu epidemic, a world war and the deadliest fire in the state's history all hit within months of each other, and often the resulting tragedies overlapped for suffering families. 
    My guest is Curt Brown, author of "Minnesota 1918: When Flu, Fire & War Ravaged the State". He not only shares some sad stories from this disastrous year, but uplifting ones as well. 
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    • 51 min
    Interview: Minneapolis Madams with Penny A. Petersen - A True Crime History Podcast

    Interview: Minneapolis Madams with Penny A. Petersen - A True Crime History Podcast

    While most of us know that prostitution existed in Minneapolis in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, fewer of us know where the red-light districts were, and what life would have been like for the madams and prostitutes who worked in these bordellos.
    My guest is Penny A. Petersen, author of Minneapolis Madams: The Lost History of Prostitution on the Riverfront. She offers a rare glimpse of a long lost and hidden history, and the struggles and successes experienced by the women who ran these brothels in a male-dominated business world.
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    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

Mamahahanana ,

Great and satisfied!

It is better than the most notorious, in my own opinion. Cause it has more Eric in it! In the most notorious, you can listen to different authors and researchers about their works. Well, let me put it in this way. We all have our preferred writers. So some episodes are better than others in the most notorious. However, this is more consistent. It is just Eric, Eric, and more Eric. He is a great host and a great researcher! Truly recommend. Thank you! Eric!

Suski33 ,

Longtime listener

who couldn’t be be happier to have yet another great “Notorius” podcast. I enjoy the regional specificity, and E. R. is one of the best hosts, researchers and interviewers around!

roowalla ,

Just discovered

REALLY enjoying this podcast having recently discovered it. Great pace and love learning more about Minnesota crime and history.

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