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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.

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One of the world's most preeminent Ripperologists, Tom Wescott, author of "The Bank Holiday Murders" and "Ripper Confidential" is my guest on this week's episode of Most Notorious.His extensive research into Jack the Ripper/Whitechapel murders give his a unique perspective into this truly iconic true crime cold case. Focusing on some of the more intriguing peripheral players in the events, including a suspicious prostitute named "Pearly Poll", he offers a fresh take and new theories on who might have murdered the "Canonical Five" (and likely more) in Victorian-era London. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In 1919, eight players on the Chicago White Sox baseball team, including "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, were implicated in what would go down in infamy as the Black Sox scandal. In exchange for money, members of the team agreed to intentionally throw the World Series to the Cincinnati Reds. New York underworld gangster Arnold Rothstein is widely suspected of being the primary fixer in the sensational crime. My guest is Charles Fountain, journalist, professor, baseball historian and author of "The Betrayal: The 1919 World Series and the Birth of Modern Baseball." He gives his expert perspective into what is recognized as the greatest scandal in the history of American sports. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
When many of us think about Old West gunfighters, our minds turn to men like Jesse James, Wyatt Earp, and Billy the Kid. But there were others equally as compelling, including the two that are the subject of my guest G.R. Williamson's recent book, called "Texas Pistoleers: The True Story of Ben Thompson and King Fisher".Thompson and Fisher each had their own unique and violent lives, but happened to be together when they were shot to death at the infamous Vaudeville Theater Ambush in San Antonio, Texas. That story is told, along with tales of their gunfights and their fascinating encounters with famous western figures (and killers) like Buffalo Bill Cody, Wild Bill Hickock, Bat Masterson and John Wesley Hardin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Emma Barrett Molloy was a well-known Evangelical Christian, temperance and women's rights activist in the 1870s and 1880s. But in 1885 she found herself embroiled in a lurid scandal involving a con-artist named George Graham. Graham married Emma's foster daughter, Cora Lee, but without divorcing his first wife, Sarah. When Sarah eventually found and confronted him, Graham murdered her and attempted to cover up the crime. Emma, of course, would be caught up in the drama, front-line fodder for a scandal-hungry press. My guest is Larry Wood, author of "Bigamy & Bloodshed: The Scandal of Emma Molloy and the Murder of Sarah Graham". He gets into the nitty-gritty of this shocking story on this week's episode of Most Notorious. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
My conversation continues with Ellen Poulsen, co-author (with Lori Hyde) of "Chasing Dillinger: Police Captain Matt Leach, J. Edgar Hoover and the Rivalry to Capture Public Enemy No. 1".In this second part of the interview, Ellen explains the struggles Matt Leach continued to face as he tried to prove East Chicago cops were in on the death of Dillinger, J Edgar Hoover's personal crusade to ruin Leach professionally, and the details of Leach's tragic death. She also talks about her feelings on the "Lady in Red", Anna Sage, Dillinger's position in the Babyface Nelson gang, and her thoughts on the recent attempts to exhume Dillinger's body. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ellen Poulsen is back, this time to discuss her new book (co-written with Lori Hyde), "Chasing Dillinger: Police Captain Matt Leach, J. Edgar Hoover and the Rivalry to Capture Public Enemy No. 1." She walks us through John Dillinger's rise in 1933 and 34 to gangster infamy, including his Crown Point prison escape, and his intense rivalry with Matt Leach of the Indiana State Police, who was singularly focused on bringing Dillinger down. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Just in time for the Halloween season! This episode explores the real Dracula, Vlad the Impaler, a 15th century warrior-ruler infamous for his extreme brutality and cruelty. My guest Leif Pettersen, a former travel writer with Lonely Planet, has spent considerable time in Romania, and through his writing, research and wanderings, developed a special attachment to the real life Dracula.  His book on the subject is part memoir, part travelogue and part history, and called:  "Backpacking with Dracula: On the Trail of Vlad ‘“the Impaler” Dracula and the Vampire He Inspired". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bestselling author Eric Jay Dolin joins me to talk about his book, "Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America’s Most Notorious Pirates".  He discusses the Golden Age of Piracy in 17th and 18th century America, explains why pirates were so prolific during this time, dispels some prevailing pirate myths, and tells stories about some of most infamous (like Blackbeard) and the most murderous (like Ned Low). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In May of 1980, a brazen group of four heavily armed men, in an attempt to rob the Security Pacific Bank in Norco, California, ended up responsible for one of the most violent criminal events in American history. It would be a massive shootout against an underarmed police department, and would fundamentally change how law enforcement departments across the country dealt with crime. My guest, author Peter Houlahan, summarizes the events detailed in his book, "Norco '80: The True Story of the Most Spectacular Bank Robbery in American History". His research includes insightful, first hand interviews from people on both sides of the shootout, and fascinating tales of the trial that followed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In the aftermath of the American Civil War there was a sharp rise of interest from Americans interested in communicating with the dead, and the Spiritualism movement grew increasingly popular. This, combined with the new technology of photography, gave rise to a scam called "spirit photography". The main perpetrator of the fraud was William H. Mumler, who convinced many that he could capture images of lost love ones alongside the living in portrait photographs.  Eventually he would face a sensational trial, with even P.T. Barnum testifying against him. My guest is Peter Manseau, writer and curator of American Religious History at the Smithsonian Institution. His book is called "The Apparitionists: A Tale of Phantoms, Fraud, Photography, and the Man Who Captured Lincoln's Ghost", and he tells the this tale of deception in this latest episode of Most Notorious. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Kris King

interesting!!

Nov 1st
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Aetherflow

Great episode!

Oct 30th
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Jean Volz Conant

very interesting I enjoyed it

Oct 25th
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Linda M Duncan

Not at all boring. Thank you.

Oct 12th
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Mishi Michelle

i never thought anyone could make vlad sound so boring

Oct 7th
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Christina L Wertman

So much was left out of this story. Listen to crime junky, they give a much more detailed account. I was going to buy this guys book but with all the major details he left out of this pod...never mind.

Sep 26th
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Sherrie Lucas

I really like this author. I like the way he thinks and how he uses his words.

Jun 21st
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Robert Stanley

hard to follow if you're dumb , otherwise s good true story..

May 18th
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Viva La Vida

This expert finishes each sentence with a question mark. So difficult to listen to.

May 16th
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Sharon Anderson

this is supposed to be 10 Most Notorous Historical Ghosts with Diane Student, but it the Jamws/Younger bank robbery podcast

Apr 23rd
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Jaymes

love how she has to explain what a cricket bat is...for all those millions of Americans who, if it's not in America would have no idea what it is.

Apr 17th
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jakfuk

boring babbling bullahit

Apr 14th
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Jaymes

interesting story but that author is hard to listen to , that upward inflection in his voice is super annoying

Apr 3rd
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Ishmael

Leonsku was a weak coward. Glad he got put to death.

Feb 27th
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Ashley McKerall

episode 6 btw... the Jesse POMerOY EpiSODE...

Feb 21st
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Ashley McKerall

I can't listen to thIS, because of the rISING, of every 4th wORD, that this guy SAYS, and it's very disTRACTING, and I just can't foLLOW...

Feb 21st
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Ishmael

I can't wait to see "I am the Night" tomorrow!

Jan 28th
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corp Azilum

I love some of the metaphors this guy uses.

Jan 26th
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Just a fan

There's money in murder.

Jan 23rd
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Jaymes

everybody and their auntie has a theory on the Black Dahlia case, love his show but I'm gunna have to miss this episode, I can't stomach ANOTHER theory in one of these historical cold cases, everybody thinks their THEORY is the real one and their usually held together by circumstantial evidence at best. I don't understand why some of these authors have to keep beating a dead horse by writing the 100th book on the subject and then try to push an idea that was never mentioned in the other 99 books on the subject, lol..

Jan 22nd
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