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Behind the Bastards

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There’s a reason the History Channel has produced hundreds of documentaries about Hitler but only a few about Dwight D. Eisenhower. Bad guys (and gals) are eternally fascinating. Behind the Bastards dives in past the Cliffs Notes of the worst humans in history and exposes the bizarre realities of their lives. Listeners will learn about the young adult novels that helped Hitler form his monstrous ideology, the founder of Blackwater’s insane quest to build his own Air Force, the bizarre lives of the sons and daughters of dictators and Saddam Hussein’s side career as a trashy romance novelist.

There’s a reason the History Channel has produced hundreds of documentaries about Hitler but only a few about Dwight D. Eisenhower. Bad guys (and gals) are eternally fascinating. Behind the Bastards dives in past the Cliffs Notes of the worst humans in history and exposes the bizarre realities of their lives. Listeners will learn about the young adult novels that helped Hitler form his monstrous ideology, the founder of Blackwater’s insane quest to build his own Air Force, the bizarre lives of the sons and daughters of dictators and Saddam Hussein’s side career as a trashy romance novelist.
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There’s a reason the History Channel has produced hundreds of documentaries about Hitler but only a few about Dwight D. Eisenhower. Bad guys (and gals) are eternally fascinating. Behind the Bastards dives in past the Cliffs Notes of the worst humans in history and exposes the bizarre realities of their lives. Listeners will learn about the young adult novels that helped Hitler form his monstrous ideology, the founder of Blackwater’s insane quest to build his own Air Force, the bizarre lives of the sons and daughters of dictators and Saddam Hussein’s side career as a trashy romance novelist.

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Episodes

Part Three: The Fall of Alex Jones

9/20/2018
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Duration:01:16:06

Part Two: How Alex Jones Got Rich at the Low, Low Price of Other People's Lives

9/19/2018
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This is Part Two of our trilogy on Alex Jones, Robert dives back into the madness with Noel Brown and Benjamin Bowlin (Ridiculous History and Stuff They Don't Want You To Know) Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:01:00:15

Part One: Alex Jones: The Godfather of Fake News

9/18/2018
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Alex Jones has been banned from Facebook, Twitter, the App Store and pretty much every other mainstream app that is capable of somehow spreading information. In Episode 22, Robert is joined by Noel Brown and Benjamin Bowlin (Ridiculous History and Stuff They Don't Want You To Know) and they discuss how Alex Jones became an architect of modern conservative media. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad...

Duration:01:12:08

Part Two: How Hollywood Helped The Nazis

9/13/2018
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In Part Two: How Hollywood Helped The Nazis, Robert is joined again by Daniel Van Kirk and they continue to discuss the influence Nazism had on Hollywood. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:01:09:32

Part One: How Hollywood Helped The Nazis

9/11/2018
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Hitler was very aware of the impact movies had on him and everyone else and he believed the spoken word was the only way to push large scale societal changes. He noted that, just as people were more convinced by his speeches, movies were more convincing. In Episode 21, Robert is joined by comedian Daniel Van Kirk and they examine the influence Hitler and The Nazis had on Hollywood. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to...

Duration:01:19:09

Part Two: The Most Evil Company In History

9/6/2018
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Robert is joined again by Michael Swaim to continue discussing the 'era of heroic commerce.' Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:44:14

Part One: The Most Evil Company In History

9/4/2018
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No matter who you are, or what personal stance you happen to have on capitalism, there is probably a corporation you regard as “evil”. In Episode 20 Robert is joined by the hilarious Michael Swaim to discuss one of the most terrible companies to ever exist. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:01:11:18

Children of Dictators

8/28/2018
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What happens when you are raised by an evil tyrant? In Episode 19 Robert is joined by Jack O'Brien (The Daily Zeitgeist) to examine what it is like being the children of monsters. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:01:12:26

Does Punching Nazis Work? A Conversation From Unite The Right 2.0

8/23/2018
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This Bonus Episode is Robert's discussion after protesting at Unite The Right 2.0. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:01:22:35

The Silly Bastards Behind the Modern Fascist Movement

8/22/2018
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Robert is joined by Bridget Todd, Hannah Ettinger, and Nicholas Wood for a special bonus episode that looks into the modern American nazi movement and their methods. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:01:16:21

The Congo After Leopold

8/21/2018
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What happened to the Congo after King Leopold? Unfortunately, Belgium the Nation was not much better to the Congolese people than their King had been. In Episode 18, Robert is joined by comedian Teresa Lee to discuss the aftermath of King Leopold. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:01:23:26

Part Two: Charles Koch: The Luke Skywalker of Rich People

8/16/2018
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Robert is joined again by comedian Ever Mainard and they continue to discuss Charles Koch, the notorious face behind the Koch Brothers empire. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:58:57

Part One: Charles Koch: The Luke Skywalker of Rich People

8/14/2018
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In Episode 17, Robert is joined by the hilarious Ever Mainard and they discuss Charles Koch, who despite being born into impossible fortune came to believe that he and his fellow rich people were the most discriminated class in America. Over the course of a convoluted and bloody career, Charles Koch would become the driving force behind the infamous “Koch Brothers” and build a rebellion with a goal no less extreme than the destruction of the U.S. government as we know it. Learn more about...

Duration:01:00:51

Descendant of the Original Boogeyman: Albert Fish

8/7/2018
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Albert Fish was a cannibalistic child-murderer who loved lighting his own butt on fire. In Episode 16 Robert is joined by comedian Maggie Mae Fish who is a descendent of Albert Fish. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:01:29:43

Part Two: No Matter How Much You Hate Paul Manafort, You Should Hate Him More (And Here’s Why)

8/2/2018
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Robert is joined again by Dave Ross (Suicide Buddies Podcast) to continue talking about Paul Manafort. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:46:27

No Matter How Much You Hate Paul Manafort, You Should Hate Him More (And Here’s Why)

7/31/2018
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Paul Manafort invented some of the very worst parts of our modern world. In a real way, he is one of the architects of our current national nightmare. In Episode 15, Robert is joined by comedian, Dave Ross (Suicide Buddies Podcast) to discuss Paul Manafort aka The Man Who Donkey-Punched Democracy. Paul Manafort’s work with the Trump Campaign is actually just about the LEAST objectionable thing this man has done in his entire life. Manafort is a MAJOR bad guy! Learn more about advertising on...

Duration:01:03:31

The Astrologer Who Managed The Reagan Presidency

7/26/2018
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Was Ronald Reagan's Astrologer a Bastard? In Episode 14, Robert is joined by Molly Lambert and Tess Lynch (Night Call Podcast) and they dive into Joan Quigley's career as The Reagan's Astrologer. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:01:35:12

The Non-Nazi Bastards Who Helped Hitler Rise To Power

7/24/2018
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This week we did something a little bit different. In Episode 13, Robert is joined by Naomi Ekperigin (Couples Therapy Podcast) and we will be getting ‘behind’ Hitler again, but our focus is not going to be the Fuhrer himself or any Nazis, for that matter. Instead we’re talking about the men and women who helped Hitler rise to power Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to...

Duration:01:46:39

The British Super-Soldier Who Killed A Nation

7/17/2018
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He was a highly skilled soldier who murdered an estimated 300,000 or more of his own people. In Episode 12, Robert is joined by comedian Brodie Reed and they discuss Idi Amin's rise to power and rule in Uganda. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:01:25:19

Part Two: Qaddafi: His Bizarre Sci-Fi Stories, Childhood Hate Crimes and Amazonian Bodyguard Fetish

7/12/2018
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Robert is joined again by David Bell and they continue discuss the insane life of the controversial former leader of Libya, Muammar Qaddafi. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htm And to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices

Duration:00:53:33