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Best Ron S Doyle podcasts we could find (updated April 2020)
Best Ron S Doyle podcasts we could find
Updated April 2020
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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.
 
Conscious consumption requires one key ingredient: knowledge. MEAT: The Ultimate Podcast by Vic’s Meat will take you under the fence of the world of meat; through the eyes of those who grow it, those who cut it, those who cook it, and even those who are against it. We dive deeply into topics such as health, history, science, innovation, environment and sustainability, all with a meat-bent. If you want to think wisely about meat and make informed choices, MEAT: The Ultimate Podcast is for you.
 
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Black Death. Typhoid fever. Pellagra. In the early 1900s they invaded the United States, killing thousands. One of the most notorious historical figures associated with disease was "Typhoid Mary", who unknowingly infected untold numbers of people with typhoid fever while cooking in kitchens along the east coast. My guest, Gail Jarrow, is the author…
 
Just over a hundred years ago, the world suffered through a brutal influenza pandemic, which infected up to a quarter of the world's population. It was nicknamed the Spanish Flu, and killed millions of people. My guest, John Barry, is an historian, adjunct faculty at Tulane University, and author of the New York Times bestseller "The Great Influenz…
 
While the Coen brothers refuse to confirm it, many believe that their movie "Fargo" was inspired by the Carol Thompson murder case. She was viciously killed in her comfortable Saint Paul home by a hitman hired by her eccentric husband, T. Eugene Thompson, in March of 1963, leaving behind four small children. It was an absolutely sensational case, o…
 
Your next storyteller is Adam Burke. Adam is a standup comedian from Chicago (by way of Australia and Ireland) and a regular panelist on NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me. Adam shared this story during a special edition of The Narrators at High Plains Comedy Festival last September. The theme of the show was “Bomb.” A special thanks to TANX for the out…
 
In 1978, Rodney Alcala won a date on the popular TV show, The Dating Game. What no one knew was that he was a prolific serial killer in the middle of a cross-country murder spree. In this six-part series, co-hosts Tracy Pattin (Hollywood & Crime) and Stephen Lang (Avatar, Don’t Breathe) take listeners on an unbelievable journey into Alcala’s twisti…
 
Some of the most notorious cases in American history were solved by the masterful techniques of forensics expert Dr. Edward Oscar Heinrich. He was known as the "American Sherlock Holmes" for his use of science and deduction to solve what many considered unsolvable cases, including Oregon's infamous 1923 Siskiyou "train robbery"/multi-murder, and Sa…
 
Your next storyteller is Aries Reyes. Aries is a Denver-based storyteller who has performed all over Denver and Washington, DC. They’re also an emcee and can often be found hoisted on top of chairs, toasting births, and facilitating low-stakes competitions. This was their first time sharing a story at The Narrators; the theme of the evening was “Ov…
 
In late October of 1928, authorities in the small town of Lake Bluff, Illinois discovered a grisly scene in the village hall basement. They found a young woman named Elfreida Knaak, naked, horribly burned and barely clinging to life, next to a furnace. From that point on, investigators would uncover a bizarre story, including a secret affair, mysti…
 
Your next storyteller is a thrift-store evangelist who has a crush on Abraham Lincoln. A long-time favorite of the show, this is Laura Bond. This one’s from our archives—Laura shared this story about adventures with her brother and one chance encounter with the late Vic Chesnutt all the way back in December 2015; the theme of the evening was "Sibli…
 
On March 6th, 1873, a brutal double ax murder took the lives of two Norwegian women living on the isolated Smuttynose Island, one of the Isles of Shoals off the coast of Maine and New Hampshire. My guest is J. Dennis Robinson, a prolific writer, historian and steward of Smuttynose Island, and author of "Mystery on the Isles of Shoals: Closing the C…
 
Your next storyteller is an Enneagram Type 1 who says he’s obsessed with stories about extremists. A long-time supporter of the show, this is our friend, Jacob McWilliams. Jake shared this story on 18 September 2019; the theme of the evening was "Tools." A special thanks to Mega Gem for the outro music in this episode! You can subscribe and listen …
 
David Grann, author of the New York Times Bestselling "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI", is my guest on this week's episode of Most Notorious. He talks about his research into a spree of murders of oil-rich Osage Indians in 1920s Oklahoma. Dozens and dozens of people were being murdered in a crime wave that be…
 
Your next storyteller calls herself a whiskey-soaked ghost story who’s developing a cough. We call her one of our all-time favorites—this is Kelly Attaway. Kelly shared this story on 21 August 2019; the theme of the evening was "Transplant." A special thanks to PHIE for the outro music in this episode! You can subscribe and listen to The Narrators …
 
In the summer of 1937, in an idyllic neighborhood of Los Angeles called Inglewood, the unspeakable happened. Three little girls were lured from a park, assaulted and murdered. The sensational case, known as the "Babes of Inglewood" Murders, would shake Depression-era America. My guest, Pamela Everett, is not only an attorney with the InnocenceProje…
 
Episode 206: Your next story comes from musician, educator, activist, and Flobots co-founder, Stephen Brackett. Stephen shared this story on 18 September 2019; the theme of the evening was "Tools." A special thanks to Milk Blossoms for the outro music in this episode! You can subscribe and listen to The Narrators for free wherever you get your podc…
 
Alvin "Creepy" Karpis could claim many things in his life. He was not only the brains behind the Barker-Karpis Gang, but the last public enemy of the 1930s, one of J. Edgar Hoover's most hated adversaries, and the longest serving inmate in Alcatraz history. Julie Thompson, author of "The Hunt for the Last Public Enemy in Northeastern Ohio: Alvin "C…
 
Episode 205: Your next storyteller is artist and comedian Kira MagCalen. Kira is the creator of Turbulent Flow, a digital repository for all of her creative work, including the incredible illustration that she recently made for our podcast cover art. You should find and follow her on Instagram too; check out her "Honest Monsters" series. This was K…
 
In this episode, we examine the most notorious witch hunt in American history, in Salem, Massachusetts. Hundreds of women and men were accused of witchcraft by young, "afflicted" girls, and many were executed. My guest is Mary Beth Norton, award-winning historian and professor of American history at Cornell University. She joins me to talk about he…
 
Episode 204: Today’s story comes from long-time supporter of The Narrators, the founder of From the Hip Photo, our friend, Danny de Zayas. Danny shared this story on 17 July 2019; the theme of the evening was "Burn." Special thanks to Kyle James Hauser for the outro music in this episode. You can subscribe and listen to The Narrators for free where…
 
Episode 203: Your next storyteller is author and screenwriter Kornblum Katz. Kornblum shared this story on 17 April 2019; the theme of the evening was "Nailing It." Special thanks to Horse Girl for the outro music in this episode. You can subscribe and listen to The Narrators for free wherever you get your podcasts. Browse our archives for past epi…
 
In early 1946, a serial killer nicknamed "The Phantom Killer" (aka the "Moonlight Killer") terrorized the citizens of Texarkana (Arkansas and Texas). It was most sensational series of murders in post-war America. Dr. James Presley is my guest, and the author of "The Phantom Killer - Unlocking the Mystery of the Texarkana Serial Murders: The Story o…
 
Episode 202: This week's story comes from comedian and first-time storyteller Kate Strobel. Kate shared this childhood story of tall tales gone too far on 16 October 2019; the theme of the evening was "Fake." Special thanks to PHIE for the outro music in this episode. You can subscribe and listen to The Narrators for free wherever you get your podc…
 
Most of us are probably familiar with the Kingston Trio song, "Tom Dooley", but fewer may realize that it was based on the true life murder of Laura Foster in 1866 North Carolina. Charlotte Corbin Barnes is an unapologetic supporter of Tom Dooley's innocence, and explains the crime, the complications of the trial due to the intense political climat…
 
In October 1922, a sensational murder gripped the city of London. While on a walk home after a show, Percy Thompson was stabbed by Freddy Bywaters, the lover of his wife, Edith. Passionate love letters written by her, including mentions of the desire to murder Percy, helped send not only Bywaters to the gallows, but her as well. My guest is bestsel…
 
Your next storyteller is Chris Garcia. Chris is a standup comedian, writer, and the host of WNYC's Scattered, hands down one of the best podcasts of 2019. Chris shared this story—about his early days of doing standup comedy, enthusiastic eSport tech bros, World of Warcraft fans in Atlantic City, and t-shirt cannons—as part of The Narrators' special…
 
In March of 1892, a private detective named Charles Gardner was hired by the Reverend Doctor Charles Parkhurst, moral crusader and social reformer, as an escort through the seediest, vilest slums in New York City. The purpose of this slumming tour was so that Dr. Parkhurst could gather evidence to present to a grand jury to aid in their investigati…
 
True Crime Tripper is the second of three new shows I'm trying out on Most Notorious. If launched in 2020, it would be a travel show that focused on historic sites, hotels, restaurants and museums related to true crime history. In this first pilot episode I chat with Sue Vickery, tour guide at the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast Museum in Fall River,…
 
In this first trial episode of "Aghast at the Past", a possible new weekly addition to Most Notorious, I narrate true crime stories I've culled from North American newspapers dated December 17th, 1901. They include the murder of a young woman by a burglar in Pittsburgh, a bar fight gone wrong in Sioux City, Iowa, and a mysterious man nicknamed "Jac…
 
On the evening of November 17th, 1973, five teenagers, enjoying a campfire at the Gitchie-Manitou State Park in Iowa, were terrorized by three sociopathic brothers, who would end up murdering the four boys in brutal fashion. The lone survivor, Sandra Cheskey, was raped and released, and not surprisingly deeply traumatized by what she'd witnessed an…
 
While much is written about Prohibition-era gangsters and bootlegging, the focus is typically in places like Chicago, Kansas City and New York City. Far less known, but very compelling, is the history of the Mexican-American border in the Southwest in the 1920s, and the battles between Old West-era lawmen and the dangerous gangsters who were intent…
 
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 i…
 
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…
 
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 ha…
 
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 an…
 
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 Dill…
 
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 …
 
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 specia…
 
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