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Heidi Stevens, the podcast is the place to go for tips, techniques and meditations to keep realigning to your most Authentic Self, to surrender to your own spiritual journey and ultimately raise your frequency so you become the woman who attracts what you want in your life.
 
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.
 
Heidi Legg and Tom Ashbrook take on the state of the nation in crisis. From Covid-19 to Trump to the culture and economy, America is in a dizzying Swing State. Anything seems possible in 2020. Swing State brings the voices looking into a wildly uncertain American future at an extraordinary moment in time.
 
Depending who you ask, big tech is either going to save humanity or destroy us. Taylor Owen thinks it’s a little more complicated than that. Join him in conversation with leading thinkers as they make sense of a world transformed by technology.
 
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Global technology companies that power websites and services, like Amazon and Microsoft, and platforms, like Facebook and Google, have created spaces and tools that allow corporations, states and themselves to exert power in many sectors of our lives. In this episode of Big Tech, Taylor Owen speaks with Naomi Klein, author, social activist and film…
 
In this episode of Big Tech, Taylor Owen speaks with Nicole Perlroth, New York Times cybersecurity journalist and author of This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends: The Cyberweapons Arms Race. Nicole and Taylor discuss how that the way in which nation-states go about acquiring cyber weapons through underground online markets creates an incentive st…
 
This has been a major theme with my Magnetic students and I know it will be helpful for you too. FEAR speaks in big generalities... “there’s no way I can do this - it’s too big of a project - it’s all so overwhelming.” In this episode, I'm sharing with you my simple process and easy tangible steps to start taking small steps towards your big idea a…
 
The late 1960s and early 1970s were witness to some of the worst serial killers in American history. Ranking at the top was Gerard John Schaefer, a cop who used his charisma to lure unsuspecting females into his car before torturing and murdering them in brutal fashion. My guest is Patrick Kendrick, who has spent the past 35 years gathering informa…
 
Sharing more of who I am, what has made me “me” and how I got here! It is through healing from the inside out that I have had the most success in my business, in my bank account and in my life and I am sharing with you the details of that journey. I’m always an open book so if you have questions or are curious about something, please ask! Join my *…
 
Holmes County, Ohio is one of the largest Amish communities in America. It was here, in the summer of 1957, that an Amish man named Paul Coblentz was murdered by two ex-cons in his family's rural farmhouse. My guests are David Meyers and Elise Meyers Walker, authors of the book "A Murder in Amish Ohio: The Martyrdom of Paul Coblentz". They not only…
 
In this episode of Big Tech, Taylor Owen speaks with Mutale Nkonde, founder of AI for the People (AFP). She shares her experiences of discrimination and bias working in journalism and at tech companies in Silicon Valley. Moving into government, academia and activism, Nkonde has been able to bring light to the ways in which biases baked into technol…
 
Sophie Lyons was arguably the most successful (and colorful) female criminal of 19th-century America. She was a trained by her abusive parents at an early age in the art of thievery and scam artistry, and by the end of her life had accumulated hundreds of thousands of dollars through her ill-gotten means. And in her wake, she had left a trail of fo…
 
More behind the scenes of our life over here right now. So many layers, pieces, projects and balls up in the air! So well aware of the abundance, flow and in so much gratitude for our next level. Listen up for what it looks like to sit in the unknown and not know your next steps. Don't miss out on joining the next round of Magnetic - https://manife…
 
Coming off a call diving deep with the women in my Magnetic program, I feel called to share with all of you the theme I'm seeing. In order to manifest and come into more alignment with yourself and your purpose you have to be willing to breakdown to breakthrough. You have to start sifting away and saying no to all the things that aren’t working for…
 
The world watched as the Australian government passed a new law in February 2021 requiring Facebook and Google to pay news businesses for linking to their work. In the lead-up to its passing, Facebook followed through on its threat to remove news from its platform. But many viewed Facebook’s move as only reinforcing the government’s position that b…
 
One of the great historical Hollywood mysteries, still unsolved, revolves around the death of silver screen comedienne Thelma Todd. She was found dead in her car on December 16th, 1935, killed by carbon monoxide poisoning according to the Los Angeles coroner. But rumors have circulated for decades that she was murdered, with suspects that have incl…
 
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…
 
We dive into... How to interpret sign, angels numbers snd other synchronicities that come in your life How to get out of your own way to take inspired messy action. The theme I'm hearing this week with the women from Magnetic. And SO MUCH MORE! Don't miss out on joining the next round of Magnetic - join the waitlist here https://manifest.heidisteve…
 
In the early days of the internet, information technology could be viewed as morally neutral. It was simply a means of passing data from one point to another. But, as communications technology has advanced by using algorithms, tracking and identifiers to shape the flow of information, we are being presented with moral and ethical questions about ho…
 
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…
 
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…
 
Are retail investors and message boards rewriting financial markets? The GameStop shakeup over the past week demonstrated how the market could be manipulated by users of the subreddit group WallStreetBets and robo-investing apps like Robinhood. The activities that happened in cyberspace on social media and financial digital platforms made waves in …
 
Brittany went from being feeling like she was really struggling and not knowing if anything else was possible to believing in her herself, allowing herself to dream and actually seeing the manifestations come to life!! In the last two years she has moved her family to the beach, had her first five figure month in business and then decided to pursue…
 
Alexis’ shows us you can really can change your life in just a few weeks. It all begins by being brave and taking that first step for yourself and your future. She proved that even after 8 years out of the workforce you are never too late to start again but most importantly to be specific and create strong boundaries so that you do it in your own w…
 
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…
 
Magnetic is open for enrollment! We close the doors on Wednesday 2/3 so get yourself signed up now! In today’s episode I’m sharing about all our personal moves & changes we’ve made, the incredible 1200 women who have come together this week for my online event #BecomingMagnetic. I also share details about my upcoming transformational program if you…
 
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 …
 
During his term, President Donald Trump has vilified the media, spread mis- and disinformation and built a loyal base of followers who believe his message. His refusal to accept the results of the 2020 election, failed legal challenges and Stop the Steal campaign further rallied his supporters. The tipping point came on January 6, 2021, just as law…
 
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 …
 
How to take dominion over your own experience, control of your life and your health. How it is up to us to keep our focus on what matters most to and to keep the blinders on. How to really give yourself permission to feel the light, find your joy and freedom. Finally I’m sharing our personal experience with the virus and some of the things we did t…
 
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…
 
In this episode of Big Tech, Taylor Owen speaks with Baroness Beeban Kidron, OBE, across-bench member of the British House of Lords, a filmmaker and the chair of 5Rights Foundation. Kidron is a strong advocate for children’s online rights. She is a member of the UK government’s Democracy and Digital Technologies Committee working to implement the A…
 
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…
 
Who’s getting some much needed slow down right now?! Going inward, getting quiet, listening to what’s next… it’s one of my most favorite weeks of the year to reflect and man-oh-man I know everyone needs it. What a powerful and potent time in history we are living through. I made something for you to walk through a ritualistic experience sometime th…
 
This is the first time that’s he’s come on and I'm so excited to introduce you to him and for you to hear his wisdom. We talk about how to invite and engage partners into the personal development and spiritual world. Our chemistry, the life we have co-created together and so much more. This might be one that you want your partners to listen along w…
 
Triggered by 💰stuff...what happened this week & how I’m working through it Life gets to be messy and layered. Feels good to show up and connect with all of you and just tell it how it is. My “stuff” is / was / has been up and while parts of me want to not share until it’s all resolved... feels so good to just be with all of you. I know some of you …
 
However you use telecommunications technology — and billions use it for everything from routine daily tasks and entertainment to seeking help, sharing confidential information or organizing civil actions — your communications are all running on decades-old network protocols with gaping vulnerabilities that can enable cybercrime and security breache…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
Vaccine hesitancy and anti-vax sentiment have been around for as long as vaccines themselves have been available. Misinformation about vaccines has, for example, led to a decline in early childhood vaccination, resulting in the worldwide resurgence of the measles virus. In 2020, a vaccine appears to be the only viable path to ending the COVID-19 pa…
 
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…
 
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…
 
Where does the tech industries’ power lie? Are they “mind-control” platforms, as some have described them, capable of influencing everything from consumer choices to election results, or does their true threat to society lie in market concentration? In this episode of Big Tech, Taylor Owen speaks with Cory Doctorow, a science fiction author, activi…
 
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…
 
I pulled the recording from my Soul chat with my friends Cathy Heller, Amber Lilyestrom and Heather Chauvin. We go deep on this call with one another it was soulful, empowering and transparently real. Towards the end I really opened up about things I’ve been experiencing this year. Wishing you all a happy and restful Thanksgiving!…
 
If you're feeling excited about momentum happening or need to spark some new energy this eposide will support you! Make sure to come join me next Monday to have a Soul Chat with a few of my entrepreneurial friends. This is not one to miss! Here's the link to join us: https://www.facebook.com/events/3284557135004806…
 
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…
 
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…
 
There is a lot going on in the world right now: seasons are changing, a major upcoming election, mercury is in retrograde to name a few. The collective consciousness is heavy right now. There are a lot of moving pieces and I wanted to pop on here to first and foremost give you permission to be exactly where you are right now. I want to connect with…
 
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