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Serial killers. Gangsters. Gunslingers. Victorian-era murderers. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Each week, the Most Notorious podcast features true-life tales of crime, criminals, tragedies and disasters throughout history. Host Erik Rivenes interviews authors and historians who have studied their subjects for years. Their stories are offered with unique insight, detail, and historical accuracy.

Most Notorious! A True Crime History Podcast Blue Ewe Media

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Serial killers. Gangsters. Gunslingers. Victorian-era murderers. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Each week, the Most Notorious podcast features true-life tales of crime, criminals, tragedies and disasters throughout history. Host Erik Rivenes interviews authors and historians who have studied their subjects for years. Their stories are offered with unique insight, detail, and historical accuracy.

    323: Spree Killer Charles Starkweather w/ Harry MacLean

    323: Spree Killer Charles Starkweather w/ Harry MacLean

    Few American criminals have captured the imagination of Hollywood like Charles Starkweather, a red-haired James Dean wannabe who murdered eleven people in 1957 and 58.  With him during most of his killing spree was his girlfriend (and possible accomplice) Caril Ann Fugate. Among the victims were Caril's own mother, step-father and little sister.

    My guest, Edgar award winner and bestselling author Harry N. MacLean, knew the Starkweather family as a boy in Lincoln, Nebraska. One of his main goals in writing his book, "Starkweather: The Untold Story of the Killing Spree that Changed America", was to examine more closely whether 14-year-old Caril was complicit in the murders, or instead coerced by Starkweather to participate.

    The author's website:   https://www.harrymaclean.com/

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    322: Jack the Ripper: Hyam Hyams w/ Sarah Bax Horton

    322: Jack the Ripper: Hyam Hyams w/ Sarah Bax Horton

    In my final interview of this Ripper series, I chat with Sarah Bax Horton, author of a recently published book called "One-Armed Jack: Uncovering the Real Jack the Ripper". Her prime suspect is Hyam Hyams, whose distinctive physical characteristics (including a stiff arm) match period eye-witness descriptions of the killer. She also has a personal connection to the story - her great-great grandfather was a police sergeant in Whitechapel during the Ripper murders.


    The U.S. Amazon link to the author's book:  https://www.amazon.com/One-Armed-Jack-Uncovering-Real-Ripper/dp/178929536X

    More about the author and her book here:  https://www.mombooks.com/book/one-armed-jack/
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    • 54 min
    321: Jack the Ripper: James Hardiman w/ Drew Gray

    321: Jack the Ripper: James Hardiman w/ Drew Gray

    Was the real identity of Jack the Ripper a Whitechapel horse slaughterer named James Hardiman? And if so, could he have committed the Thames Torso Murders as well? 

    My guest is Dr. Drew Gray, who along with Andrew Wise wrote the book "Jack and the Thames Torso Murders: A New Ripper?" He makes the case for Hardiman as our Jack the Ripper limited series continues. 


    Drew Gray's blog: https://thepolicemagistrate.blog/


    Amazon link to his Jack the Ripper book: https://www.amazon.com/Jack-Thames-Torso-Murders-Ripper/dp/1445687763/

    Amazon link to his book "Murder Maps": https://www.amazon.com/Murder-Maps-Revisited-Phrenology-Fingerprint/dp/0500252459/
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    320: Jack the Ripper: Aaron Kosminksi w/ Robert House

    320: Jack the Ripper: Aaron Kosminksi w/ Robert House

    Aaron Kosminski is one of the more well known suspects in the Whitechapel murders. Some of the major police officials of the era, in fact, were seriously concerned about his potential involvement in the brutal Autumn of Terror slayings.

    My guest, Robert House, has studied Aaron Kosminski for years, and shares details of his investigation with us. He is the author of "Jack the Ripper and the Case for Scotland Yard's Prime Suspect".

    The author's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100051505763425

    You can purchase the book here:  https://www.amazon.com/Ripper-Scotland-Yards-Prime-Suspect/dp/0470938994
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    319: Jack the Ripper: Robert Mann w/ M. J. Trow

    319: Jack the Ripper: Robert Mann w/ M. J. Trow

    Prolific author M.J. Trow returns to Most Notorious to kick off a series of interviews about the Jack the Ripper. In his 2009 book "Jack the Ripper: Quest for a Killer", he argues that a mortuary attendant named Robert Mann stalked Whitechapel during the Autumn of Terror, and presents his case that Mann had motive, means and opportunity to murder. 

    M.J. Trow's Amazon page: https://www.amazon.com/stores/M.-J.-Trow/author/B001H9U1B6
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    318: The Dillinger Gang in Tucson w/ Ellen Poulsen

    318: The Dillinger Gang in Tucson w/ Ellen Poulsen

    My guest this week is my favorite John Dillinger expert, Ellen Poulsen. She returns to regale us with a colorful account of the Dillinger Gang's ill-fated Tucson, Arizona vacation in January of 1934.

    Ellen is the author of "Chasing Dillinger", "Don't Call Us Molls" and "The Case Against Lucky Luciano", and is back for her fourth visit to Most Notorious. 

    More about Ellen and her books here: https://www.ellenpoulsen.com/
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    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.6K Ratings

2.6K Ratings

Laraliz ,

Captivating

I cannot get enough of this podcast! I love hearing from the authors and the narrator is amazing. The cases are well researched, and historically sound. Not to mention intriguing. I never miss an episode.

Clauts09 ,

One of my Favorites!

Colour me Curious, but will you or have you guys covered The Dollmaker Anatoly Moskvin Case?

rolltide239923 ,

Great True Crime Pod

I really like listening to this show, E-Riv is the man

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