Most Notorious! A True Crime History Podcast
Most Notorious! A True Crime History Podcast
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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, and the stories are offered with unique insight, detail, and historical accuracy.
The Peaky Blinders: Fact Vs. Fiction w/ Carl Chinn - A True Crime History Podcast
My guest on this episode has a very personal connection to the subject of his many decades of research. His great-grandfather was a member of one of the Peaky Blinders gangs that terrorized the city of Birmingham in the late 1800s.  British historian Carl Chinn, author of "Peaky Blinders: The Real Story" and its sequel, "Peaky Blinders: The Legacy", joins me not only to share some of the history of the many gangs that battled each other in turn of the twentieth century England, but also to dispel many of the historical inaccuracies from the popular Peaky Blinders television series.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 27
54 min
A Shocking New Look at the 1932 Lindbergh Kidnapping & Murder w/ Lise Pearlman - A True Crime History Podcast
Bruno Richard Hauptmann was tried, convicted and executed for the kidnapping and murder of Charlie Lindbergh, son of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh and his wife Anne. However my guest, Lise Pearlman, author of "The Lindbergh Kidnapping Suspect No. 1: The Man Who Got Away" believes that not only was Hauptmann innocent, but something far more sinister likely happened to the little boy, at the hands of someone inside the Lindbergh's New Jersey farmhouse on that fateful night of March 1st, 1932.  More information on Lise and her books can be found at her website here: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 19
1 hr 16 min
The 1943 "Cafe Society Murder" of Patricia Burton w/ Allan Levine - A True Crime History Podcast
In October of 1943, socialite and heiress Patricia Burton Lonergan was brutally beaten with a candelabra by her estranged husband Wayne Lonergan in her New York City apartment. The case exploded onto the front pages of New York papers, in large part because of rumors that Wayne Lonergan was secretly homosexual, living a lifestyle considered highly taboo in the 1940s.  My guest is author Allan Levine, and he shares fascinating details from his newly published book, "Details Are Unprintable: Wayne Lonergan and the Sensational Cafe Society Murder." More information about the case and his other books can be found at his website: Support Most Notorious at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 12
1 hr 14 min
The Original "Co-Ed Killer", John Norman Collins w/ Gregory A. Fournier - A True Crime History Podcast
In the late 1960s, a serial killer terrorized the city of Ypsilanti, Michigan. Once John Norman Collins lured young women into his car or onto the back of his motorcycle, they would never be seen alive again. My guest, Gregory A. Fournier, has a personal connection to this case. Collins tried to abduct his girlfriend, right in front of him, over fifty years ago. He shares the tragic stories of the seven women brutally murdered by Collins, and how the killer was finally caught. His book is called "Terror In Ypsilanti: John Norman Collins Unmasked", and his website is . Support Most Notorious at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 5
1 hr 12 min
Tammany Hall's Boss Tweed w/ Kenneth Ackerman - A True Crime History Podcast
Arguably the most corrupt politician in American history, William "Boss" Tweed bilked New York City for millions of dollars in the 1860s, before finally suffering a spectacular downfall.  Attorney and historian Kenneth D. Ackerman, author of "BOSS TWEED: The Corrupt Pol who Conceived the Soul of Modern New York" talk about this notorious and often misunderstood giant in American political history.  Kenneth Ackerman's website is Support Most Notorious at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 28
1 hr 16 min
Gunfighter-For-Hire Tom Horn's 1902 Murder Trial w/ John W. Davis - A True Crime History Podcast
In the southeastern corner of 1901 Wyoming, cattle ranchers were furious that sheep were destroying valuable range land. When Willie Nickell, the son of a local sheep rancher was found murdered near his home, legendary gunman Tom Horn was one of the first men suspected of the lowdown crime.  My guest is John W. Davis - retired Wyoming attorney, historian and author, who joins me to share stories about the arrest, trial and execution of one of the Old West's most fascinating and dangerous characters. His book is called "The Trial of Tom Horn".  Go to to support the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 25
57 min
Detroit's Notorious Purple Gang w/ Gregory Fournier - A True Crime History Podcast
Through most of the 1920s the Bernstein Brothers, known more colorfully as the Purple Gang, ran Detroit's underworld with an iron fist. Partnering with Chicago's Al Capone, they were responsible for much of the liquor that came into the United States from Canada. They were involved in other shady rackets as well, and didn't hesitate to murder any rivals who stepped on their toes.   Gregory Fournier, author of "The Elusive Purple Gang: Detroit's Kosher Nostra", joins me to talk about this notorious Jewish gang, and shares some of the stories that have become legendary in Michigan true crime history lore.  Become a Most Notorious patron at: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 17
1 hr 4 min
The 1937 Hindenburg Disaster w/ Michael McCarthy - A True Crime History Podcast
"Oh the humanity!" were the famous words spoken by news reporter Herb Morrison when on May 6, 1937, the Nazi-funded airship Hindenburg burst into flames and crashed into a New Jersey airfield.  My guest is best-selling author Michael McCarthy, and his new book is called "The Hidden Hindenburg: The Untold Story of the Tragedy, the Nazi Secrets, and the Quest to Rule the Skies." He tells the fascinating story of the development of Germany's zeppelin program, headed by the colorful Hugo Eckener, shares details of the terrible disaster, and reveals the truth about what really caused the Hindenburg to catch on fire.  Become a Most Notorious patron at: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 6
1 hr 11 min
Was Charles Lechmere Jack the Ripper? w/ Edward Stow - A True Crime History Podcast
No historical true crime case is more hotly debated around the world than the one involving the near-mythical serial killer "Jack the Ripper". My guest, Edward Stow, believes the killer was a man named Charles Lechmere, a local East End resident who murdered in the early morning hours while on his way to his work.  Stow, creator and host of the YouTube series "The House of Lechmere", shares evidence that he believes implicates Lechmere in not only the murders of the Canonical Five, but of other women in 1880s London as well.  Become a Most Notorious patron at: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 30
1 hr 12 min
The 1906 "Potato Masher Murder" of Cecilia Ludwig w/ Gary Sosniecki - A True Crime History Podcast
My guest, Gary Sosniecki, shares the story of the horrific murder of his great-grandmother, Cecilia, at the hands of her husband Albin Ludwig in Mishawaka, Indiana in September of 1906. After beating her head with a potato masher, he put her body in their bedroom closet and then lit it on fire. At least that is what prosecutors believed happened - Albin had a very different version.  His book is called "The Potato Masher Murder: Death at the Hands of a Jealous Husband".  Become a Most Notorious patron at: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 23
1 hr 5 min
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