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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

Jair Bolsonaro: The President Who Promised to Kill 30,000 People

11/20/2018
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In episode 32, Robert is joined by actor and activist Behzad Dabu to discuss Jair Bolsonaro, a murderous nutjob who was elected the President of Brazil. 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

What's Alex Jones Up To Now?

11/15/2018
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In this bonus episode, Robert is joined by Dan and Jordan from Knowledge Fight to discuss Alex Jones: An Epilogue. 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:01:21:04

Part Two: The Russian Scientist Who Helped Kill 30 Million People

11/14/2018
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In Part Two, Robert is joined again by comedian Max Silvestri to continue discussing Trofim Lysenko, the Russian scientist responsible for starving 30 million people. 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:01:01:07

Part One: The Russian Scientist Who Helped Kill 30 Million People

11/13/2018
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In episode 31, Robert is joined by comedian Max Silvestri to talk about a Russian scientist named Trofim Lysenko. He set out to feed the world, but in reality, Lysenko wound up starving it. 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:01:02:52

Part Two: The Birth of American Fascism

11/8/2018
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Robert is joined again by Katy Stoll and Cody Johnston to continue discussing how fascism started in America. 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:00:51:40

Part One: The Birth of American Fascism

11/6/2018
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In episode 30, Robert is joined again by Katy Stoll and Cody Johnston to discuss how fascism started in America. It is a well-established fact that fascism can rise to dominate a democratic nation from relatively humble beginnings. Keep that in mind as we talk about the birth of the American Fascist movement in the United States. Because, more than anything, this is a story about how close the USA came to going down Germany’s path. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts...

Duration:01:06:41

The Bastards of the 2018 Midterm Election

11/1/2018
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In Episode 29, Robert is joined again by Katy Stoll and Cody Johnston to discuss the Bastards of the 2018 Midterm Election! 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:00:57:03

Why Ted Cruz Sucks: A Comprehensive Biography

10/30/2018
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This week, Robert is joined by Cody Johnston and Katy Stoll to discuss the Bastards of the 2018 Mid-Term Elections. And to start, let’s talk about a man that people of all backgrounds and beliefs can despise: Ted Cruz. 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:01:13:19

Part Three: L. Ron Hubbard's High Sea Adventures With His Private Cult Navy

10/25/2018
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In Part Three of our Series on L. Ron Hubbard, Robert is joined again by Caitlin Durante (The Bechdel Cast) to discuss how L. Ron Hubbard spent 99% of his waking hours making up insane lies and died worth $600 million. 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:01:00:45

Part Two: L. Ron Hubbard: The Greatest Con-Man In History

10/24/2018
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In Part Two of our Three Part Series on L. Ron Hubbard, Robert is joined again by Caitlin Durante (The Bechdel Cast) to discuss how L. Ron Hubbard lived the life of Indiana Jones, mixed with Steve Zizou, as well as mixed with the Prophet Mohammed. 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:01:02:14

Part One: How L. Ron Hubbard Lied His Way to Godhood

10/23/2018
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Lafayette Ron Hubbard was a living monument to how much a tall white guy can achieve by lying, without pause, for seventy straight years. In Episode 27, Robert is joined by Caitlin Durante (The Bechdel Cast) and they discuss the wild life of the found of Scientology. 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:01:05:48

Part Two: Steven Seagal Is So Much Worse Than You'd Ever Imagine

10/18/2018
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In Part Two of our series on Steven Seagal, Robert is joined again by the Internet's Seanbaby and they continue to discuss Steven Seagal who is an actual monster. 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:01:20:54

Part One: Steven Seagal Is So Much Worse Than You'd Ever Imagine

10/16/2018
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Trust us, Steven Seagal is a world class monster. On episode 26, Robert is joined by the Internet's Seanbaby about Seagal's aikido, alleged human trafficking and unconscionable blues music. 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:01:03:41

Part Two: Ronald and Nancy Reagan: The Bastards Behind the AIDS Crisis

10/11/2018
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In Part Two: Part Two: Ronald and Nancy Reagan: The Bastards Behind the AIDS Crisis, Robert is joined again by Andy Beckerman (Couples Therapy Podcast) and they continuing discussing The AIDS epidemic and how the Reagans were involved. 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:00:56:06

Part One: Ronald and Nancy Reagan: The Bastards Behind the AIDS Crisis

10/9/2018
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In Episode 25, Robert is joined by comedian Andy Beckerman (Couples Therapy Podcast) to discuss Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan and the AIDS crisis. When Robert started researching for this episode, he expected it would be a fairly straightforward episode about how homophobia and religious fundamentalism in the halls of American power led to an executive branch that fiddled while thousands of gay people died. The story he uncovered was very different, and somehow even more offensive, than the...

Duration:01:09:35

Part Two: Rodrigo Duterte: The Hitler of the Philippines

10/4/2018
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In Part Two about Rodrigo Duterte, Robert is joined again by comedian Blake Wexler and they discuss Duterte's presidency and spoiler alert how Facebook helped him get elected. 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:00:39:12

Unobscured Trailer

10/3/2018
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Introducing Unobscured, the newest Aaron Mahnke podcast on the HowStuffWorks Network. 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:00:02:54

Part One: Duterte: The Mass Murdering Mayor

10/2/2018
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Duterte’s drug war in the Philippines is now the greatest mass slaughter of civilians in Asia since the rise of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. In episode 24, Robert is joined by comedian Blake Wexler to discuss what’s happening in the Philippines and how it is entirely intentional and directed by a single man, Rodrigo Duterte. 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,...

Duration:01:00:35

Part Two: Blackwater's Erik Prince Wrote A Book About How Much He Sucks

9/27/2018
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In Part Two about Erik Prince, Robert is joined again by Miles Gray (The Daily Zeitgeist) to discuss all the insane information from Erik's autobiography. 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:01:30:34

Part One: Erik Prince: The Rich Kid Who Bought An Army

9/25/2018
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Have you ever heard of a guy named Erik Prince? In episode 23, Robert is joined by Miles Gray (The Daily Zeitgeist) and they discuss the life of Erik Prince the man who wants his own Air Force. 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:01:04:13