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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. This is an interview show, spotlighting authors and historians who have studied their subjects for years, and whose stories are offered with unique insight, detail, and historical accuracy.
 
Twenty-two years after the Battle of Hogwarts and Harry Potter's triumphant victory over He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, five young friends retrace the steps of thousands of students to discover magic, friendship, and perhaps a bit of mischief at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. From sorting in the Great Hall to the awarding of the House Cup, these inquisitive new wizards must discover their own destiny amid the twisting walls and moving staircases of a school where not even Dumbledore ...
 
People and pundits from the world of wrestling join the BBC’s Tom Gerken for the best (and probably only) wrestling panel show there is. Points are won for answers that are smart, funny and enthusiastic, while points are lost when competitors fail to be compelling, interesting, or spout just plain nonsense. In the final round, the two people with the highest scores go one-on-one and pitch why their chosen wrestlers should be inducted into The Members’ Lobby: The 4WD Hall of Fame.
 
Olivia Wilder Times™ features celebrity and other unique guest interviews that are informal and conversational. The over 600 guests have included TV/FILM: Linda Evans, Beau Bridges, Andie MacDowell, La Toya Jackson, Eric Roberts, Sean Young, Richard Thomas, Billy Zane, Gilles Marini, Robert Townsend, Joanna Cassidy, Melora Hardin, Debi Mazar ; Justin Kirk, Clark Gregg, Tom Conti, Henry Goodman, Cung Le; Justin Chon and Solomon Trimble (Twilight); RuPaul, Josie Bissett, COMEDY: Dane Cook, Gre ...
 
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The gang takes the train back to Hogwarts for their second year. On the way, they run into a friend that has a fresh new look. Caleb reevaluates how he views others. Skyler is a prankster. Allison gets a new roommate. Freya wants to learn how to draw. Leo is tempted. -- Episode transcripts and more are available on our website: https://whycantwebew…
 
In this very first Episode of Contemplating Now, Cassidy Hall interviews previous guest of Encountering Silence, Therese Taylor-Stinson in a conversation titled, "Everybody Can Be A Mystic." “I think everybody can be a mystic… Mystic means you’re living with a certain amount of uncertainty.” –Therese Taylor-Stinson Therese is the co-editor of "Embo…
 
My guest, Russell Shorto, has a unique connection to the subject of his latest book, "Smalltime: A Story of My Family and the Mob". He is the namesake of his grandfather, a gangster who ran an Italian-American outfit in the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania in the 1940s and 50s. The organization would eventually crumble after the murder of a local bo…
 
This episode of Encountering Silence is a little different from our regular format. Carl McColman gives co-hosts Cassidy Hall and Kevin Johnson the week off, and shares an assortment of field recordings — mostly, but not entirely, recordings of nature from a variety of locations, times of day, and times of year. All of these recordings were capture…
 
Murder, Inc. was arguably the most ruthless and successful hit squad in American history, killing hundreds of people throughout the 1930s. It was led by a brutal Brooklyn gangster named Abe "Kid Twist" Reles, who under orders from mob bosses like Lucky Luciano, Lepke Buchalter and Albert Anastasia, dispatched his hitmen across the country to kill a…
 
The group makes their getaway from Freya's house after a daring rescue. On the way home, they contemplate their futures. Later, they head to Diagon Alley to get ready for the next school year. Freya needs a new wand. Caleb watches after his brother. Skyler makes new friends. Allison just wants a lollipop. Leo grapples with new circumstances. -- Epi…
 
In honor of Black History Month, my guest Ben Montgomery tells the story of George Dinning, a former slave who was visited one night in 1897 by a mob, hellbent on driving him and his family off of their Kentucky farm. In an exchange of gunfire, Dinning killed a wealthy white man. Dinning then had to elude lynchers while fighting for his life in cou…
 
Today Sarah Griffith Lund returns to Encountering Silence. She is the senior pastor of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Indianapolis, and serves the United Church of Christ on a national level as the Minister for Disabilities and Mental Health Justice. She holds degrees from Trinity University, Princeton Theological Seminary, Rutgers…
 
In the autumn of 1920, two couples pulled into a campsite in Central Park, Montana, but only one left alive. Seth and Iva Danner would eventually turn on each other with their own versions of how John and Florence Sprouse were murdered, but only Seth would be tried, convicted, and put to death. And questions still linger - about whether justice was…
 
Back at home for the summer, everyone is having a very... different holiday. Later, most of the gang gets together at the Caller house for some brunch and some poorly thought out schemes. Skyler is the mushroom master. Allison tries to keep the gang on track. Caleb gives bad advice. Freya gives in to peer pressure. Leo finds a book. -- Episode tran…
 
Today Sarah Griffith Lund returns to Encountering Silence. She is the senior pastor of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Indianapolis, and serves the United Church of Christ on a national level as the Minister for Disabilities and Mental Health Justice. She holds degrees from Trinity University, Princeton Theological Seminary, Rutgers…
 
Somehow Jane Toppan managed to skirt through the first half of her life murdering people at will, before finally being caught and committed to an insane asylum in 1901. Her nursing background made her an expert with drugs, and she used that expertise to kill over thirty people, often torturing them by purposely prolonging their suffering. My guest …
 
We have a bonus episode this week! Alie sits all of us down to answer listener questions and talk about the first book of Why Can't We Be Wizards, which we're calling Caleb Murkwood and the Speckled Potion! Learn about the players behind our characters, our real Hogwarts houses, our chocolate preferences and what it's like to be first-time podcaste…
 
Show favourites Lou King Sharp and Rob Schamberger return to attempt to break their duck and take home a W for the first time, and James Langfield makes his debut on the show that thinks it's appropriate to put out a New Year's Special on January 15th.By 4 Way Dance: The Wrestling Panel Show
 
After seemingly completing the First Year House Hunt, the group finds themselves staring down a grown adult. Will first year magic be enough to get them through their toughest challenge yet? Freya gets raised up. Allison summons an angel. Skyler wants answers. Leo gets aggressive. Caleb weighs a tough choice. -- Episode transcripts and more are ava…
 
In late August of 1876, an eighty-two-year-old Methodist minister, William England, his wife Selena, and two of their children were slaughtered on their North Texas farm. Selena, on her deathbed, insisted that one of the murderers was their neighbor, Ben Krebs, with whom they had suffered some ongoing troubles. But was he the actual killer, or did …
 
In late 1960s a serial murder stalked the city of London, Ontario, killing at will and baffling police. My guest is author, bookstore owner and historian Vanessa Brown. She has spent countless hours researching these horrific murders and looking for the killer, and joins us to share details and theories from her book, "The Forest City Killer: A Ser…
 
The conclusion of our conversation with writer Kaya Oakes. Click here to listen to part one. Essayist and journalist Kaya Oakes is the author of The Nones Are Alright: A New Generation of Believers, Seekers, and Those in Between, Radical Reinvention: An Unlikely Return to the Catholic Church, Slanted and Enchanted: The Evolution of Indie Culture, a…
 
Caleb needs to sort himself out before end-of-year festivities begin. Skyler starts a new religion. Freya does her best to keep a secret. Allison sees the light. Leo draws a smiley face. -- Episode transcripts and more are available on our website: https://whycantwebewizards.com/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhyNotWizards If you like o…
 
Francis Tumblety was one America's greatest 19th century charlatans. A medical quack who became rich peddling cure-all herbal remedies, his larger-than-life character and questionable morals put him into some sticky situations - including being arrested as a suspect in the Lincoln assassination. But his most notorious claim to fame was as a Scotlan…
 
Essayist and journalist Kaya Oakes is the author of The Nones Are Alright: A New Generation of Believers, Seekers, and Those in Between, Radical Reinvention: An Unlikely Return to the Catholic Church, Slanted and Enchanted: The Evolution of Indie Culture, and a book of poetry, Telegraph. Her next book, Medieval: How Women who Don’t Fit in are Chang…
 
In the first few months of 1931, Francis "Two Gun" Crowley, an illiterate, psychopathic nineteen-year-old kid, went on a violent New York crime spree, which included murdering a Nassau county cop named Fred Hirsch. Things culminated in an intense gun-battle against between Crowley and over two hundred police officers, who had surrounded his Manhatt…
 
Freya and Caleb sneak off at night to start brewing their own Wolfsbane potion in the secret room. Later, the group gets involved in some athletic endeavors. Allison seeks electronic help. Skyler starts her new apprenticeship. Leo goes on a grand adventure. Freya looks for a spot to hide. Caleb pulls a switcheroo. -- Episode transcripts and more ar…
 
Enjoy this sneak-peak of Aghast at the Past: 1892, a brand-new podcast from the creator of Most Notorious. Ghastly true-crime stories culled from newspapers published in the dark heart of America's Gilded-Age and the golden era of yellow journalism. Please subscribe wherever you get your podcasts to ensure immediate delivery of new episodes! Learn …
 
In February of 1903, wealthy businessman Ed Burdick was beaten to death in the den of his Buffalo, New York mansion. Investigators were faced with a strange crime scene and a multitude of suspects. Among them was his own wife Alice and her lover, a close family friend named Arthur Pennell. My guest, Kimberly Tilley, author of "Cold Heart: The Great…
 
Back at school after some time apart during winter break, the group reconnects. Later that week, they go to potions class in the dungeon and find themselves dealing with unorthodox teaching methods. Caleb confides in a friend. Leo works on his painting. Skyler finds an unlikely mentor. Freya steals and lies (not necessarily in that order). Allison …
 
My guest, historian and author Tui Snider shares the wild story of the ill-fated Helms-Ratliff gang, who held up the First National Bank in Cisco, Texas on December 23rd, 1927. Eager to collect a $5000 "Dead Bank Robber Reward", townspeople converged on the bank, and during an intense gun battle the police chief, his deputy and one of the gang memb…
 
This episode features part one of our conversation with Zen poet Zenju Earthlyn Manuel. Zenju Earthlyn Manuel is the author of numerous books, including The Deepest Peace: Contemplations from a Season of Stillness, Sanctuary: A Meditation on Home, Homelessness, and Belonging, The Way of Tenderness: Awakening through Race, Sexuality, and Gender, Tel…
 
In March of 1950, a young woman named JoAnn Dewey, trying to get home, was beaten and kidnapped on a Vancouver, Washington street corner, in full view of witnesses. None lifted a finger to help. A week later her body would turn up in a river a few miles away. My guest is Pat Jollota, author of "The Murder of JoAnn Dewey in Vancouver, Washington". S…
 
The group says their goodbyes for the first time since moving into school together, as everyone heads home for the break. Or do they? Skyler hears from someone unexpected. Caleb leans on a friend for guidance and help. Freya tries her best to be a perfect daughter. Leo is bad at drawing. Allison pulls a few pranks. -- Episode transcripts and more a…
 
1840s America produced some colorful characters, and none more so than James Jesse Strang. After declaring himself a Mormon prophet, Strang moved his small congregation to Michigan's Beaver Island, proclaimed himself king, and created a criminal enterprise, before finally meeting his death at the hands of his own followers. My guest, bestselling au…
 
On the morning of June 10, 1937, New York heiress Alice Parsons disappeared off the face of the earth. Investigators almost immediately suspected that Anna Kupryanova, the Russian housekeeper, and Alice's husband, William Parsons, knew more than they were letting on. My guest is former NYPD detective and Hot Zone Attribution specialist Steven C. Dr…
 
Today on Encountering Silence we present part one of our two-part interview with womanist theologian Dean Emilie M. Townes. Dr. Emilie M. Townes, an American Baptist clergywoman, is a native of Durham, North Carolina. She holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from the University of Chicago Divinity School and a Ph.D. in Religion in Society and Personal…
 
Caleb and Freya have a heart to heart and share some secrets. Later, the group has to present their semester group projects for Transfiguration class. Freya needs to keep up appearances. Allison plays lookout. Skyler likes to sing. Leo forgets the plan. Caleb can't stop putting feet on food. -- Episode transcripts and more are available on our webs…
 
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