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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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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
 
Book One Chapter Fourteen 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 tr…
 
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…
 
Book One Chapter Thirteen 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/W…
 
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…
 
Book One Chapter Twelve 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…
 
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…
 
Book One Chapter Eleven 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 …
 
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…
 
Book One Chapter Ten 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 t…
 
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…
 
Book One Chapter Nine 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…
 
On February 10, 1918, the Power family, holed up in their cabin in Arizona's isolated Galiuro Mountains, suddenly found themselves surrounded by a small posse. Lawmen were there to arrest two of the Power sons for draft evasion. After a few minutes of confusion, a shootout ensued, tragically ending with four casualties. Adding to the drama, the onl…
 
Darcy Stone, Lucia Lee and Lance Revera make their debuts! It's 4 Way Dance, the best wrestling panel show in the world (probably because it's the only one). And just in time for Halloween, as promised! Impact, AEW and WWE all get discussed this week by the panel, but most importantly, we find out who our panellists would smack in the face with con…
 
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",…
 
Marie Howe is the former poet laureate of New York and the author of four volumes of poetry: Magdalene, The Kingdom of Ordinary Time, What the Living Do, and The Good Thief. She is also the co-editor of a book of essays, In the Company of My Solitude: American Writing from the AIDS Pandemic. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, …
 
Book One Chapter Eight The group are still split up after their separate forays into the woods -- some for real, some in their dreams. As they come back together, they have a lot to discuss. Caleb isn't as hard to read as he wishes he was. Allison giggles inappropriately. Skyler shares a secret with everyone. Freya wishes she could trust her friend…
 
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…
 
Cynthia Bourgeault is a theologian, Episcopal priest, and core faculty member of the Center for Action and Contemplation's Living School. She also is the founding director of an international network of Wisdom Schools. She is the author of numerous books, including The Heart of Centering Prayer, Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening and The Wisdom J…
 
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 …
 
Book One Chapter Seven Splitting up after finishing up some work at the library, Allison Skyler and Leo go off to finish up their costumes. Hopefully everyone is getting excited for the feast! Freya looks for banned books. Caleb needs a haircut. Allison channels her inner RBG. Leo fumbles in the dark. Skyler supports their friends as much as they c…
 
Mark Haskins, Rayhne and Reese Ryan make their debuts! It's 4 Way Dance, the only wrestling panel show anyone has ever been stupid enough to try and book. It's one of the most competitive episodes in the show's history, with yet another controversial ending. Ah, well, just blame it on Russo. 4WD will be back again later this month with a special ep…
 
Rick Hanson, PhD, is a psychologist, senior fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times bestselling author. His books include Neurodharma, Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Just One Thing, Buddha’s Brain, and Mother Nurture. He has released an audio series called The Enlightened Brain and is the creator of the Just O…
 
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…
 
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