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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.
 
Old Rail Fence Corners is an historical treasure trove containing the stories of the first significant waves of European-American settlers in the now state of Minnesota (United States of America). This book has direct accounts of mid-19th century lives and experiences on the frontier, recounted by the frontiersmen and women when many of them were in their mid-90s. A group of volunteer women -- the Book Committee -- sought to record these recollections before they were lost with the passing o ...
 
This poem tells a story that begins in 1823 - just after the Leavenworth campaign against the Arikara Indians - and follows an expedition of Major Andrew Henry during a series of arduous journeys over the Trans-Missouri region. The poem focuses upon the relationship between two trappers - Hugh Glass and Jamie - who, after fighting and hunting together, consequently develop a close friendship. The poem revolves around the betrayal of Hugh by Jamie: who leaves Hugh alone "as good as dead" to d ...
 
Anna Katharine Green was one of the first female mystery writers to publish under her own name. She was never very successful as an author, but the technical excellence of her books caused several law schools to use The Leavenworth Case as a textbook in some of their classes, as an example of how misleading circumstantial evidence can be.
 
In this well-plotted, character-driven mystery, Detective Gryce receives a cryptic message calling him to the scene of a “strange” crime. He soon finds that the adjective is correct, for in a quiet brownstone house in a respectable New York City neighborhood, he finds the body of a man brutally stabbed to death, yet lovingly laid out on the floor of his study. The only apparent witnesses are a deaf and dumb butler driven mad by the event, and a caged bird that sings out a vital but puzzling ...
 
Foxtel Arts’ new review program SCREEN sees the return of Australia’s favourite film critic Margaret Pomeranz alongside much loved actor and writer Graeme Blundell. This widely respected duo will be doing what they do best; critiquing cinema releases and premium TV dramas. Arguably, the combined knowledge of Pomeranz and Blundell regarding both the local and international entertainment industries is unmatched by any other program or publication in Australia.
 
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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 sinist…
 
In this fast moving environment none of us really know who is ready to sell or buy a house--I cant tell you how many times agents will email me with a story about how one of their close friends used another agent or how the person you see everyday at the gym used someone else. If youve been around long enough this has happened to you--the reason I …
 
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 …
 
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 fi…
 
Needless to say this is a crazy market--- the stock market is back into the 29000 territory---millions of people out of work--record low rates and there are almost no houses out there to sell---inventory is super low---------for a lot of people listening they would like to take advantage of market dynamics and many of us will but, for the vast majo…
 
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 m…
 
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, hist…
 
just a quick note---lately I have been kind of moving away from trying to uncover tactics or strategies to grow or just start in some of cases---lately Ive been more interested in where people are seeing opportunity and what they are doing to try and exploit that area of opportunity. Todays guest is someone that used his grit dug in and did the wor…
 
When it comes to healthcare in the United States, we have an ailing patient — and that patient is the entire system itself. From the high cost of care, to complicated insurance plans, to political infighting, our country's healthcare is struggling. On this episode of The Best of Health, we talk with two medical experts about these issues and try to…
 
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 r…
 
Hey everybody--I hope you are crushing it wherever you are in the world. Today on the show I bring on one of the premiere marketers in this industry--chris smith of curaytor. where the low hanging fruit is in the market right now---how his clients are getting more listings and his whole thought process around digital advertising vs traditional medi…
 
"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 t…
 
OK--today on the show---I have guy that sent me an email a year ago and told me he that I was going to feature him in the future---I responded that's great thinking I get a lot of people telling me that but, this guy has kept in touch and in his first year he did 120M in production. That is certainly noteworthy but, this goes to show that anyone li…
 
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 YouT…
 
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 - …
 
Theres so much going on that many of us dont know which way we should be going or what we should be doing. If your just starting to build a business you might be wondering if its ok for you to go out and knock on some doors and let your neighbors know you can help them ---let me assure you it is completely OK----this pandemic coupled with a very un…
 
By June of 1978, the once massively popular television star Bob Crane (of Hogan's Heroes fame) was relegated to doing dinner theater in Scottsdale, Arizona. In between shows, he and hanger-on John Carpenter spent much of their time trying to pick up women, and Bob would use the latest video technology to film his sexual exploits. When Bob was disco…
 
Todays episode I brought on a guy that has been through the last 3 economic/real estate downturns and took some hits but, came back huge. I wanted to know what he thought we should all be doing through this pandemic and economically uncertain times. We talk about where to find opportunities and how to best position yourself to win once this market …
 
Hurricane season is now upon us, and with it potential dangers to the coastal populations of the United States. But the continent has survived centuries of devastation and death, the result of some truly ferocious hurricanes. My guest, bestselling author Eric Jay Dolin, is very familiar with both the history of America's hurricanes and the science …
 
Todays episode might be just me .Im not sure how long this will take me. I feel the need to share this with everyone listening because it could be just the thing you needed to hear before you launch that new strategy. I want to talk about where we all might start looking for opportunity in the market. Today is August 3 2020 and the state of the wor…
 
In 1763 Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the last surviving members of the Conestoga Indian nation, numbering less than two dozen (mostly seniors and children), were housed in the town's workhouse and under protection of local authorities. Just days after their arrival a group of Scots-Irish vigilante frontiersmen known as the "Paxton Rangers" rode into La…
 
On July 15th, 1915, a steamship with a checkered past called the SS Eastland docked at a wharf on the Chicago River in downtown Chicago, ready to transport 2500 Western Electric employees and their families across Lake Michigan to a company picnic. Once boarding completed, however, terrible tragedy struck when the ship tilted over and into the rive…
 
Todays guest works alone--no team and is doing 176Million a year in production by herself. I dig in and find out exactly how she transitioned from being an action sports journalist to selling real estate. We talk about the exact steps she did from how she guerrilla marketed her way into the top echelon of the bay area. The thing I love about this--…
 
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