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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.
 
The podcast that watched Downton Abbey so you didn't have to is still going! Just like your favorite British period piece, but with more feelings and swears! Bask in the glory of Dame Maggie Smith as hilarious Anglophiles Kelly Anneken & Amy Schneider explore the class struggle, history, fashion, and the art of staring wistfully into the middle distance on Downton Abbey, The Crown, Mr. Selfridge, Peaky Blinders, every Titanic film ever made, Pride & Prejudice, and much more! See acast.com/pr ...
 
"Previously, on..." is a new series of podcasts aimed at helping you through some of the most complex and brilliant television ever made - hosted by broadcaster Jamie East. It will, as it’s name suggests - give you a quick recap on your favourite shows, should you be confused, lost or even simply got distracted and now "it’s been 6 months and can you really be bothered to start the whole thing again and anyway your boyfriend just admitted he watched two seasons on the train to work without t ...
 
The Community Safety Podcast has been created by Jim Nixon from Birmingham in the United Kingdom. Community Safety is the use of skills, knowledge and techniques, to prevent and reduce crime, disorder and fear of crime and develop safer communities in which to live, work and visit. Community Safety affects us all in society, it's all our responsibility to improve communities. Some of the main issues affecting communities in today’s society is violence, knife crime, mental health, alcohol abu ...
 
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Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, and so is truth... So it's in your hands to believe the potential release date for Peaky S6, dropped by a cast member earlier this week. Daniel and Josh discuss ramifications of that (if true) and go back and forth on shows to keep themselves busy as we hit the 2-year anniversary of Season 5 debuting. There ar…
 
On November 1st, 1843, a dejected servant named Amelia Norman followed her former beau Henry Ballard to the steps of the Astor House Hotel in New York City. There she stabbed him with a folding knife, barely missing his heart. The city's newspapers and moral reformers quickly embraced Miss Norman's cause, seeing it as an opportunity to change seduc…
 
CSP20-The drug war in the UK and worldwide has been going on for a long time. It's not new to see news coverage on buy busts and undercover operations. It makes us more aware of the drug problem, but also lulls us into a false sense of security that things are improving. In reality, these drug busts pose more threats to our community safety. In thi…
 
In November of 1407, Louis I, The Duke of Orleans and brother of France's "Mad" King Charles VI, is murdered on a street near his home in Medieval Paris. A police investigation ensues, surprisingly as thorough and detailed as any modern day crime investigation. My guest, Eric Jager, is the author of "Blood Royal: A True Tale of Crime and Detection …
 
On April 24th, 1891, a Bowery prostitute named Carrie Brown (known locally as "Old Shakespeare") was found murdered and mutilated in the seedy East River Hotel. With the Jack the Ripper murders unsolved and still news, many believed that the notorious killer had traveled across the Atlantic to continue his bloody work in the United States - and thi…
 
CSP 19-Reforming Lives, Transforming Communities, and Campaigning for Prison Reform with David Breakspear The criminal justice system exists to create better and safer communities for everyone. People who commit serious crimes are sentenced to prison for them to reflect on their actions, and hopefully, come out better. In today’s special episode, w…
 
On March 25, 1935, little George Weyerhaueser, heir to one of the biggest fortunes in America, was kidnapped on his way home from school in Tacoma, Washington. His abductors would keep him manacled in a pit in the middle of the forest as they negotiated a $200,000 ransom with his frantic family. What soon followed would be the largest manhunt in th…
 
In the spring of 1853 the ill-fated William and Mary, an American sailing ship captained by the incompetent Timothy Stinson, departed from England carrying over 200 Dutch, Scotch, Irish and English emigrants, all bound for New Orleans. The voyage was an absolute disaster, replete with illness, bad weather, starvation, a shipwreck, and ultimately th…
 
CSP 18-Equipping your loved ones with Open Water safety skills with Beckie Ramsay. Swimming is one of the life skills we are taught at a young age. We learn to manage our breathing and to propel our arms and legs to keep us afloat. However, the open water houses dangers beyond its inviting surface. The water may be too cold. Debris and other object…
 
Do you have a criminal from your family's past that you've always wanted to learn more about, but don't know where to start? On this special episode of Most Notorious, prolific British author Stephen Wade offers helpful tips on how to maneuver through what can be both a daunting and thrilling experience - digging up sordid details of long-lost vill…
 
Yup, it's the dog days of summer. The Johnny Dogs Days that is! Josh and Daniel are checking in to update all you Peakyheads on some Johnny Dogs news along with other little Peaky Blinders tidbits and some shows we caught up on. Let us know what you want to hear discussed on the pod: facebook.com/peakypodcast or by email to BOOTPeakyBlinders@gmail.…
 
CSP 17-Episode on Challenging the Norm to Effectively Tackle Anti-Social Behaviour The predicament of anti-social behaviours is not something you turn your back on. Anti-social behaviours have a huge impact not just on individuals, but also in the families and the communities. Today’s episode explores the deep-rooted causes of anti-social behaviour…
 
Of all of the Jack the Ripper suspects, Montague Druitt is the most maligned in modern times, my guests argue, despite the fact that many of his contemporaries believed him to be the murderer of the Canonical Five before drowning himself in the Thames. Jonathan Hainsworth and Christine Ward-Agius are the authors of "The Escape of Jack the Ripper: T…
 
Clare Greaves came to Beverley eight years ago. She has experienced mental health problems such as anxiety herself and wanted to help others in similar positions. Clare now runs the Beverley group of national scheme Mental Health Mates, where she organises walks for anyone who wants to join in, discuss mental health, and get some fresh air and exer…
 
The Cherry Mine in Cherry, Illinois was built to be one of the safest in the United States. However on November 13th, 1909, it caught fire, killing 259 boys and men who were trapped inside, hundreds of feet below ground. A few miners eventually escaped - and later told the tale of their experiences battling darkness, thirst, fire and the ominous "B…
 
Who saw Finn Cole on the big screen? He starred in the newest Fast and the Furious movie, what will that mean for his surging career? Cillian Murphy also had a big summer globally (and is a sleep fanatic!?!) Daniel and Josh discuss what they are watching on TV as the summer drags along, continuing to wait for any inkling of an update on Peaky S6...…
 
CSP 16-Understanding Youth Offenders and Youth Exploitation with Nikki Holmes Child exploitation is a serious problem. Many youths are coerced and manipulated to engage in violence, abuse, and criminality. We can be quick to pass judgement on those who get on the wrong side of the law. But the issue of exploitation doesn’t start with the crime and …
 
Roanoke Island is host every year to the famous "Lost Colony" outdoor drama. It was during the 1967 production that a young makeup artist named Brenda Joyce Holland went missing - her body eventually discovered floating in Albemarle Sound. A murder investigation ensued, with important evidence being mishandled and a slew of suspects to sort through…
 
On the evening of December 23rd 1881, three teenagers, alone in a farmhouse in Ashland Kentucky, were savagely murdered and the house set afire to cover the crime. What followed would be an investigation, trials, a lynching, and a massacre of Ashland citizens by state militia, in this fascinating and tragic series of events. My guest is Joe Castle,…
 
CSP 15-Finding Success and Lending a Helping Hand with Mark Maciver Life can be pretty harsh, especially when you go through failures and setbacks. When you hit rock bottom, it's hard to see a way out and even harder to lend a helping hand to others. But failure is a phase: it is not permanent. When you lend a helping hand and extend a little bit o…
 
At the tail end of World War Two, a serial killer named James Waybern "Red" Hall, stalked the roads of Arkansas, Kansas and other middle American states, remorselessly murdering kind people who made the unfortunate decision to offer him a ride. My guest, Janie Nesbitt Jones, is the author of “The Arkansas Hitchhike Killer: James Waybern ‘Red’ Hall.…
 
CSP14 - Matt Murray The Power Role Models Hold in Dealing with Racism in Football with Matt Murray Dealing with Racism, Discrimination, and Hate: How Matt Murray Managed to be a Successful Professional Football Player Dealing with Racism through Kindness: Matt Murray's Journey in Professional Football Racism is everywhere, even in professional foot…
 
When sheriff's deputies arrived at David and Allene Lamson's Palo Alto home on Memorial Day, 1933, they found David frantic over what he said was a terrible accident in their bathroom. Allene, he explained, had slipped when getting out of the bathtub and bashed her head on the sink, resulting in her death. Investigators, however, believed something…
 
Alan Robinson has lived in Beverley for all of his life. He's a builder by trade and has recently invested in holiday homes in Beverley. He's had an interesting life and he no doubt has lots of stories, but today we are talking about his more recent activities, such as his wedding to local girl Lindsay. Alan's wedding was one to remember, enlisting…
 
Now that Peaky S6 has wrapped (yes, I know!), all that's left is a release date and a trailer. Josh begs for a trailer while Daniel contemplates why Blinders isn't more well-respected. Turn on your thinking caps for this one, we get introspective... Shoot us whether you think Peaky gets enough credit critically on facebook.com/peakypodcast or by em…
 
In November of 1912, a young woman named Ella Barham journeyed home, on her horse, to her family farm in Boone County, Arkansas, but never arrived. After her body was discovered, murdered and dismembered, suspicions quickly centered on a neighbor, Odus Davidson, who was rumored to have been in love with Ella, a love never returned. My guest, Nita G…
 
CSP13 -The Struggles At Home: Cycles of Domestic Violence with Su Bhuhi MBE Aanchal Women’s Aid was founded by Su Bhuhi when a woman needed support to safeguard her children from being taken to South Asia against her will. Su, a survivor herself, took a stand to help protect the women and her children from further harm. We provide support and servi…
 
CSP12 - John Hayward Cripps John is a former director and interim CEO of Victim Support and has worked for various charities at senior levels across England for over 20 years. John’s aim as CEO of Neighbourhood Watch is to build on the fantastic history and achievements and help the movement move forward to gain new and diverse membership and stren…
 
Imprisoned in a Turkish war camp during WW1, two British officers pull off an unbelievable con against their captors involving a Ouija board, an angry ghost and feigned madness - leading to a truly astonishing escape. My guest is bestselling author Margalit Fox, author of "Confidence Men: How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Esca…
 
Ben Shires came to Beverley as a toddler and left for university and the bright lights of London to pursue a career in law. But it wasn't to be his destiny and he made the switch to TV and media and you may be familiar with Ben today as a presenter on CBBC's Officially Amazing or Match of the Day: Kickabout. As a graduate of local schools St Mary's…
 
CSP11 - Carl Chinn MBE Ph.D Carl Chinn, MBA Ph.D. Carl is a social historian with a national profile, a writer, a teacher, an animator, and a public speaker. He was formerly a professor of Community History at the University of Birmingham, and director of Birmingham Lives Project collecting working-class memories as a freelance social historian. He…
 
Albert Johnson is famous in Canadian crime history for leading Mounties on a sensational and deadly chase through the Yukon and Northwest Territories during the winter of 1931-32. How he managed to elude police over hundreds of kilometers in subzero temperatures through a mountainous wilderness is as much a mystery as his real identity. To this day…
 
2020 and 2021 have been devastating for those working in the entertainment industries, so this week Joanne is talking to Tom Wilders, Finance Director of Beverley's own East Riding Theatre to see how they are coping. We talk about what brought Tom to Beverley and how he ended up working in the theatre industry, and just what it is he loves about li…
 
Daniel and Josh are here to go through the worldwide clippings involving our favorite show. More leaked photos reveal possible partnerships amongst new actors and Peaky favorites, while more and more actors post that they have wrapped filming. All of this on top of the fact that Steven Knight hinted there may be a guest star that isn't an actor?!??…
 
Most of us are familiar with the critically acclaimed film called Catch Me If You Can, based on the autobiography of legendary confidence man Frank Abagnale. It's the story of a brazen teenage imposter who through charm and intellect was able to pass as an attorney, a doctor, a pilot and a university professor in the late 1960s and early 1970s. My …
 
Mark Kelly is from Staffordshire and came to Beverley a few years ago, bringing with him a love of live music. Some unplanned encounters and successes have led him to becoming a music promoter and, among other things, he runs the monthly Upstairs at Monks live music sessions at the Monks Walk pub on Highgate. We talk to Mark about how covid has imp…
 
CSP10- Susanne Knabe-Nichol Dr Susanne Knabe-Nichol is an Investigative Psychologist and founder of Police Science Dr. She translates research findings into videos that can easily be understood by those without academic journal subscriptions or a degree in psychology or criminology. She has an MSc and a PhD in Investigative Psychology, and intervie…
 
In 1897 a Belgian named Adrien de Gerlache, in command of a ship called the Belgica, sailed to Antarctica with the intent to be the first to reach the south magnetic pole. On the expedition was Norwegian Roald Amundsen, who would later become one of the world's most famous explorers, and Doctor Frederick Cook, who would become one of America's grea…
 
Paul Coe is the chair of The Wombles of Beverley, an organised litter picking group that does an amazing job in helping to keep Beverley litter free. But why? We speak to Paul about how he got became a womble, what drives him to give his spare time to tidy up after others, and what he thinks are the interesting things that everyday folk leave behin…
 
Daniel sat down with the colorful and passionate Emmett J. Scanlan to talk about his role of Billy Grade, and playing such a small but pivotal part in Season 5. They discussed Season 6's anticipation level and what it was like to be a diehard Peaky fan cast into Season 5. Was Billy Grade the black cat? Did he tip off Mosley? Are you excited for Sea…
 
J. Frank Norris rose to fame as the controversial fundamentalist pastor of America's first megachurch, the First Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas. He used his pulpit, his newspaper and his radio station to battle his enemies in unscrupulous ways, and when one angry local businessman named Dexter Chipps marched into his office in July of 1926 to …
 
Revd Canon Jonathan Baker joined the team at Beverley Minster in 2017. He didn't always want to be a vicar, in fact he studied law and worked as a solicitor in London before the calling to the church got too strong. Here, we discuss the work of Beverley Minster, how covid has posed challenges to both the communication and delivery of the church mes…
 
CSP9 - Alison Cope The biggest trauma Alison Cope has ever faced was losing her son Joshua to knife crime in 2013, but she uses her resilience and strength to educate and support others in seeing a future beyond negative experiences. Alison presents the Joshua Ribera Achievement Awards that recognises and celebrates the achievements of young people…
 
One of the more enduring mysteries in true crime history involves Vincenzo Capone, Al Capone's eldest brother, who abruptly left his struggling family in New York City one day, eventually resurfacing as a lawman with a new identity: Richard Hart. His rise to fame - becoming one of the most famous Prohibition agents of the 1920s - coincided with his…
 
Daniel and Josh recount all the fantastic memories surrounding Polly Gray and the powerful, incredible character that the late Helen McCrory portrayed. They went over their favorite scenes, lines, and moments from the 5 seasons. Please send us your favorite Polly Gray memories on facebook.com/peakypodcast or by email to BOOTPeakyBlinders@gmail.com.…
 
Almost a decade before Bonnie and Clyde blasted their way into our collective public consciousness, Richard and Margaret Whittemore, aka "The Candy Kid" and "Tiger Girl" made national news, not only for their participation in deadly robberies in 1920s New York, but also for their romantic love story, played out through newspaper articles and photog…
 
Daniel gives a sad update about the news that Helen McCrory has passed away at the 52 after a battle with cancer. Please send us your favorite Polly Gray memories on facebook.com/peakypodcast or by email to BOOTPeakyBlinders@gmail.com. Josh and Daniel will put together an episode soon honoring her. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dan…
 
CSP8 - Sharon Bryan For the last 23 years, Sharon Bryan has worked in the field of domestic abuse. She is also a survivor of domestic abuse. In 2020. Sharon set up Sharon Bryan consultancy, a community interest company which involves running the Freedom Programme for women who have experienced domestic abuse. In January 2021, Sharon joined the awar…
 
Finally able to break down some big news, as leaked photos from the set of Peaky have arisen and leads Daniel and Josh into full prediction mode. WARNING: Do not listen if you want none of Season 6 spoiled, not even a minor character return. Send us your thoughts and questions on facebook.com/peakypodcast or by email to BOOTPeakyBlinders@gmail.com.…
 
CSP7 - Dee Kelly Deirdre "Dee" Kelly, also known as White Dee, is a British TV personality and actor. In 2014 and 2015, she appeared in the TV documentary series Benefits Street, and in 2014 she took part in Celebrity Big Brother. She plays Liz in the 2019 film Ray & Liz, directed by Richard Billingham. In 2014, Kelly spoke at a Policy Exchange fri…
 
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