Behind the Bastards-logo

Behind the Bastards

HowStuffWorks

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.

Location:

United States

Networks:

HowStuffWorks

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Part Two: Jim Bowie: The Worst Texan

5/28/2020
Robert is joined again by Billy Wayne Davis to continue discussing Jim Bowie. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:56:09

Part One: Jim Bowie: The Worst Texan

5/26/2020
Robert is joined by Billy Wayne Davis to discuss Jim Bowie, the biggest piece of crap in the Old West. FOOTNOTES: What became of Jim Bowie's famous knife? Hero Tales of the American Soldier Three Roads to the Alamo The Mysterious Illness of Jim Bowie: How Did He Contribute to His Own Decline? James Bowie, Big Dealer Selling the Sandbar: Marketing the Bowie Knife No Wounds In His Back Jim Bowie Before the “Gaudy Legend” Learn more about your ad-choices at...

Duration:01:12:32

Part Two: Jack Idema: The War On Terror's Dumbest Grifter

5/21/2020
Robert is joined again by Danl Goodman to continue to discuss Jack Idema. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:59:10

Part One: Jack Idema: The War On Terror's Dumbest Grifter

5/19/2020
Robert is joined by Danl Goodman to discuss Jack Idema, the greatest conman of The Afghan War. Footnotes: Operation Desert Fraud Bad company: 'Jack' Idema and the bounty hunters of Kabul Vigilante Torturer Dies in Mexico Osama-Hunter Only the Latest Terror-Fightin' Wannabe Man Who Hunted Bin Laden With a Sword Now Jailed on a Gun Charge The Man Who Believed Himself The Shadow Warrior: Jack Idema Freelance Terrorist Hunter Tin Soldier Convicted Torturer, Vigilante in Mexican Stand-Off Jack...

Duration:01:01:02

The Ballad of Doctor Orgasm

5/14/2020
Robert is joined by Shereen Lani Younes to discuss the Doctor Charles Runels, the inventor of the “O Shot." FOOTNOTES: Plasma Donations from Recovered COVID-19 Patients Sexual Medicine Society on Unproven Regenerative Therapies for Erectile Dysfunction I Got a Shot In My Dick For Stronger Erections, and I Have Zero Regrets The O-Shot "I had the controversial O Shot injection in my vagina" Kim Kardashian Is Suing the Vampire Facials Inventor Not All Orgasm Doctors are the Same Dr. Runels...

Duration:01:39:12

We Continued Reading Ben Shapiro's Terrible Racist Novel

5/12/2020
Robert is joined again by Katy Stoll and Cody Johnston to continue reading Ben Shapiro's book. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:14:45

Part Two: The Rise And Fall (And Rise) of Arch-Grifter Jim Bakker

5/7/2020
Robert is joined again by Vic Berger to continue discussing Televangelist, Jim Bakker. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:51:18

Part One: The Rise And Fall (And Rise) of Arch-Grifter Jim Bakker

5/5/2020
Robert is joined by Vic Berger to discuss Televangelist, Jim Bakker. FOOTNOTES: PTL: The Rise and Fall of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker's Evangelical Empire Touching Empathy The “Real” Reason Televangelist Jim Bakker Went to Jail What happened to Tammy Faye Bakker after the PTL scandal? Jim Bakker is Still Here The Second Coming Of Televangelist Jim Bakker Where Are They Now?: Jim Bakker Jim Bakker's Christian amusement park is now a post-apocalyptic ghost town Jim Bakker Freed From Jail To Stay...

Duration:01:14:13

The Bleach Church is Spreading

4/30/2020
Robert is joined by Billy Wayne Davis to discuss how the bleach church continues to spread. FOOTNOTES: “Church” claims bleach is coronavirus-curing “sacrament,” faces wrath of FDA How many letters does the president receive daily? Coronavirus: Leader of group that believes bleach is miracle cure for Covid-19 wrote to Trump A fringe movement that claims bleach is a miracle cure is jubilant after Trump floated injecting disinfectant as a treatment for COVID-19 The Genesis II Church of Health &...

Duration:01:33:09

The People Who Turned Burning Your Face Off Into A Healthcare Fad

4/28/2020
Robert is joined by Billy Wayne Davis to discuss Black Salve. FOOTNOTES: Science or Snake Oil: what is black salve? Black salve in a nutshell Victorian Pharmacology V: Jesse Weldon Fell, M.D., Zinc Chloride & Furtive Medicine Warning Letter to Two Feathers Using Two Feathers Healing Formula Black Salve Is A Dangerous Fake Cancer Cure, But It Continues To Flourish In Facebook Groups Cancer 'healer' turned fake lawyer banned from Victorian courts She was a nurse. So why did Helen shun...

Duration:01:19:53

Part Two: The Second American Civil War You Never Learned About

4/23/2020
Robert is joined by Spencer Crittenden to continue to discuss The Battle of Blair Mountain. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:05:54

Part One: The Second American Civil War You Never Learned About

4/21/2020
Robert is joined by Spencer Crittenden to discuss The Battle of Blair Mountain. FOOTNOTES: The Battle of Blair Mountain: The Story of America's Largest Labor Uprising ‘Rape Rooms’: How West Virginia Women Paid Off Coal Company Debts New Evidence for the Gutman-Hill Debate What was the Esau scrip? “Store Pay Is Our Ruin”: The Tyranny of the Company Store Mountaineer Mine Wars The Coal Mining Massacre America Forgot The Devil Is Here in These Hills Underground Coal Mine Disasters 1900 - 2010...

Duration:01:08:41

Part Two: Henry Morton Stanley: The Explorer Who Shot His Way Through Africa

4/16/2020
Robert is joined again by Soren Bowie to continue discussing explorer, Henry Morton Stanley. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:06:49

Part One: Henry Morton Stanley: The Explorer Who Shot His Way Through Africa

4/14/2020
Robert is joined by Soren Bowie to discuss Henry Morton Stanley. FOOTNOTES: Stanley: Africa's Greatest Explorer The Imperial History Wars: Debating the British Empire Henry Morton Stanley’s Unbreakable Will Stanley: the impossible life of Africa's greatest explorer Henry Morton Stanley: Reborn in New Orleans Henry Morton Stanley and His Critics: Geography, Exploration and Empire Example of Stanley's Congo Treaties King Leopold's Ghost Henry Stanley, The Man Who Stole The Congo An Apology for...

Duration:01:12:17

Bonus: A Conversation About Tiger King and Rural America

4/13/2020
Robert is joined by Billy Wayne Davis for a bonus episode inspired by the Netflix series, Tiger King. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:30:58

What We Learned From Ben Shapiro's Racist Novel

4/9/2020
Robert is joined by Katy Stoll and Cody Johnston for a reading of Ben Shapiro's book. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:59:26

The Priests of Plague

4/7/2020
Robert is joined by Miles Gray to discuss the history of priests and plagues. Footnotes: Popular televangelist: 'We don't have a flu season' Evangelical Trump adviser tells people to skip flu shots in favor of prayer Liturgical Processions in the Black Death THE BLACK DEATH AND ITS IMPACT ON THE CHURCH AND POPULAR RELIGION The Black Death of Cats Priests and the Black Death When a Third of the World Died Negative Shocks and Mass Persecutions How a South Korean church helped fuel the spread...

Duration:01:19:58

Part Two: Narendra Modi, And India's Weird Nazi Obsession

4/2/2020
Robert is joined again by Sofiya Alexandra to continue discussing Narendra Modi. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:48:10

Part One: Narendra Modi, And India's Weird Nazi Obsession

3/31/2020
Robert is joined by Sofiya Alexandra to discuss Narendra Modi. Footnotes: The Delhi pogrom 2020 is Amit Shah’s answer to an election defeat What Happened in Delhi Was a Pogrom Hitler Film Reveals India's Nazi Fascination World's Biggest Toilet-building Program in India Gets Mixed Results Hitler’s Hindus: The Rise and Rise of India’s Nazi-loving Nationalists Humble Beginnings: The Early Years In pictures: Narendra Modi's early life Blood and Soil in Narendra Modi’s India PM Modi turns 69: As...

Duration:01:06:41

The Survivor: A Magazine For Nerdy Terrorists

3/26/2020
Robert is joined by Katy Stoll and Cody Johnston for a reading of Kurt Saxon's Survivor Magazine. Footnotes: The Survivor PDF Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:11:31