Love your show Erik! I found you last month while my husband & I were on a 3 week trip out west. I’ve listened to all episodes & have gone back for an encore of several of them! I particularly am fond of the 20’s & 30’s but they’re all excellent. You’re a great interviewer. Just listened to the Lindbergh show. Totally agree with the author too. Planning on buying her book & some of the others on Audible. I listen to a couple of other true crime podcasts but you’re the best! Brenda G - Tennessee
Love this podcast - Erik does a fantastic job interviewing the authors. I look forward to every episode.
I want so much to give 5 stars! The guests and their topics are amazing. The host and his comments are not. Every episode it sounds like he’s not listening or added his “I see” or “Interesting, interesting” while he edited. I hate to unsubscribe; I just can’t get past it.
Rachel from Charlotte
Not only can he deliver an awesome show....
But he has an amazing voice!!! Love the show, interesting content deftly delivered!
I found your podcast by accident. Stories are very interesting. I really enjoy the format and how you interact with the authors allowing them to tell the story without interrupting them but guiding the conversation. I have purchased several of the books on stories that I was not aware of. Awesome job. Thank you and please continue to provide this educational podcast.
Always a good time
This is one of my go to podcasts on my 2 hour drive each work day. I miss the piano intro. Each episode is a learning experience and I have purchased several of the books from the authors on the shows. I work in Lancaster, Pa and yes everyone knows who is not from the area because of how it’s pronounced. Cheers to Eric and to many more episodes in the future.
not that Philip Jurick
Love this Podcast❤️
I have been listening for a few years now and have recommended this podcast to so many. The variety of notorious subjects keeps me coming back. Eric is a great host and really gets a lot of details out of his guests. I have definitely broadened my reading list because of this show.
I am listening from the very start and intrigued more and more downloaded your other podcast thank you sooooo much for this information. I want to read every book that you have had with the authors. Thank you sooooooo much again.
I love the idea of this podcast but your voice sounds like winnie the poo. Im trying to get by it
Love this podcast. You have the best topics and guests.
I absolutely love this podcast. It’s great for any historical true crime. And I love how the host gets so many answers and explanations out of the guests as opposed to others who don’t want to “spoil” history for us.
What a gem! I came upon this podcast by accident, and it’s my favorite podcast now!
Excellent Host and Stories
Finally a podcast hosted by someone who lets their guests speak uninterrupted! Eric asks great questions, allows his guests to carry the show, and wraps it up excellently. So glad I found this podcast. Really interesting stories, guests and a respectful host!
WOW what a great podcast
First of all, you need to sing more, I get a kick out of it and you have a great voice. I have listen to almost all of your podcast going back to day one and it’s going to be a sad day when I’m going to have to wait for them to come out one at a time. Thank you for all the time, effort and hard work you put in. Keep up the good fight and work in some songs.
This is a most informative, straightforward podcast. I have learned much new information from each episode, often leaving me eager for more exploration. This podcast has helped to fill the void of self-isolation and I am mentally richer for it. Thank you for your professionalism.
Fascinating and Forgotten History!
These are some of the best true crime podcasts out there! So many stories have been sanitized, fictionalized or completely left out of history… like our history books from school. Well… NOT HERE!! Thanks so much for your time and research as well as your excellent interviewing and story telling.
OMG!! The 2 gals are so funny!! The information so great! I listen to many, many podcasts, but this one is my fave. The hosts are brilliant and charming, witty and hysterical!!
LOVED the Eastland episode, very interesting!
I just discovered this podcast, only listened to several and now plan to binge the entire thing, but you already get 5 stars!!
I was enjoying listening, for the first time, to the June 12th episode about true crime in Beverly Hills. I was, however, disappointed to hear the female host basically blame Ronni Chasen for her own murder. She admitted that we will never know what happened, but still went on to speculate that IF Ronni Chasen was yelling at him (her murderer) that it may have “instigated or incited something that could have been avoided” and that, “Maybe there lies a lesson in this horrible tragedy.” Really?? This is 2020 and to place any of the responsibility on this dead woman who was just trying to get home after an evening out, is harmful and toxic. So is mentioning a time she was seen exhibiting road rage behaviors - have we residents of Los Angeles not all been there? I suppose it makes a better story to mention that? Victim blaming marginalizes them and takes the focus away from the perpetrator. We have to do better and we women need to support each other, not point out the things we did wrong after being victimized.
Great old stories!
I love hearing from authors who know their subject so well and the interviews are terrific!
Has become a favorite!
It is such a gift to have the opportunity to be exposed to so many authors to hear about their books, experiences, and research on true crime stories Eric's interview style is effective. I appreciate that the podcast gets right to the content not like so many that is filled with small talk or repetitiveness. Thank you!
Upon the hilltop
A History Lover's Dream
Such a well-prepared interviewer - and he makes every topic exceptionally interesting. Great show.
Love this podcast! Always engaging. Always interesting.
So respectful and classy
The content is always so interesting. I love hearing directly from the different authors and experts on each story. Eric is such a classy host and I love his genuine personality.
It’s well done and here’s why-
Because he lets the experts be experts. He asks a question and let’s them go. He will ask a follow up (usually one we all have been thinking) then let’s them go on telling us. So many podcasters want to be the star of the show and that’s fine sometimes but not always. It’s really great to listen to -even when the topic might not immediately interest me but listening to someone passionately speak about a topic they themselves love.. that’s always time we’ll spent.
all us 5
Eric does an incredible job interviewing a wide range of authors on true crime and historical themes. My wife and I listen to this podcast every week. Try it for yourself. I think you’ll be hooked!!
Loved this podcast and confirmed my instinct to buy the book.
Intelligent and Engaging
Most Notorious has become one of my must-hear podcasts because the topics are always interesting, the guests are engaging, and Erik Rivenes is definitely one of the best in the business; he is intelligent, well-researched, well-spoken, down to earth, and always the most generous and enthusiastic host! Most of the content is older child friendly which is lovely; I can’t stand having to turn a podcast on and off when my daughter comes in and out of the room. Some we are even able to listen to together! I can’t recommend this podcast enough!
FREE AND INTELLIGENT
A finely produced podcast that is free of fees, if you don’t wish to pay. Made by humans about humans, with NOTORIOUS in the title. Fantastic content that I would rate with more than 5 stars if allowable! Even the backstory of the intro song is interesting!
I really enjoy the podcast, especially the Victorian era through the 20's. I like the piano intro.
Need to ask
I do not watch tv and only video stream without having to pay. Please make concerns for seniors with limited budget Very disappointed how you treat people who can not pay your fees. Just want to make money off your podcasts. Most are just copycats and bad research
I love this podcast interviews with authors about historical figures.
A unique gem among true crime podcasts
I would leave more but I’ve recently switched to iPhone and the voice to text is horrible. Most notorious is fantastic.
Part of my weekly schedule love his interview style and topics
Can a host please take guests political speech out of True Crime podcasts. I know I can find another that does.
Not on the rug
Love this podcast!!
This podcast has turned me on to some really good books...thank you :)
Really great podcast, with a super informative guest! Some people apparently think saying the government was unprepared and played down COVID-19 was partisan; I happen to think it’s just speaking the truth and living in reality. Thank you! We need a lot more truth and reality and a lot less happy talk and lies.
No politics, please; 1918 flu episode
Eric please don’t let your podcasts devolve into presidential politics. Having a non-MD/scientist do a flu episode is irresponsible at best; having him express his political views is offensive. I love your podcasts, but this is the 2nd time I had to tune out because of political commentary.
An Underrated Podcast
Compared to most true crime podcasts, Most Notorious is a refreshing upgrade. For every crime story, the host invites an expect on the topic and they have an extensive conversation where they delve into the information psychological profile of the assailant, relevant details about the victim(s) and an analysis into the social context of the time period. So far, each episode has been well-refreshed and entertaining.
Larry The Geezer-Family Jewels True Crime Podcast
Very well done. A great informational podcast.
True crime and history are my two favorite subjects, so when I started listening to podcasts very recently, I was thrilled to find this podcast. I enjoy Erik’s interviews, the guests are always very informative, and I always walk away learning something new. I also enjoy the intro song. Please keep up the good work, and thank you for providing us with this wonderful source of knowledge and entertainment.
Deft and Gentle
Appreciate the preparedness of the host and his gentle but deft questioning. He Kristen’s. He has read the book and is aware of the context of their stories.
Detailed Interviews with the Experts
I appreciate Eric’s approach to dissecting historical true crimes through interviews with various expert authors. A wonderful find as I continue to make my way through the archives. Any plans for exploration of the NY murder of Helen Jewett or England’s Fanny Adams?
One of my faves
Good storytelling, I especially like the historical episodes!
Shorten intro. Suicidal please
The piano intro. Music is too long and just bad. By the time it’s over I’ve almost lost interest in the podcast.
Flying Thru It!
About 75-80% done with the whole collection of episodes. Eric is great, usually simple but powerful questions for the guests. RealReal!
Great pod cast - suggestion for a show
Eric Great pod cast, enjoy listening to your show as I travel around Iowa for my job. A suggestion for a show, when I was a college student back in the early 90’s at NW Missouri State U everyone would talk about the little town North of Marryville, MO named Skidmore, MO. This is the town that had a bully that bothered everyone in town and then was killed in the town square by the citizens of Skidmore. No one was ever brought to trial for the murder. Might be interesting interview and would be interesting to hear the whole story. Keep up the good work. Matt L
Love this podcast!
This is quickly becoming my favorite podcast. He keeps you interested in what he has to say. Crime and history- what could be better?