Behind the Bastards

Behind the Bastards

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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October 25, 2021 58 min

A look at the poisoning of the town Pont Saint Esprit, and how some mysterious bread turned hundreds of residents temporarily mad.

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October 21, 2021 55 min

Robert is joined by Sofiya Alexandra to read Ben Shapiro's book about sex.

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Robert is again joined by Tom Reimann to discuss Morton Downey Junior.

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October 16, 2021 254 min

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October 14, 2021 53 min

Robert is joined by Tom Reimann to discuss Wally George.

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October 9, 2021 176 min

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Robert is joined again by Jack O'Brien to continue to discuss Amway.

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October 2, 2021 197 min

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September 30, 2021 59 min

Robert is joined again by Sofiya Alexandra to continue to discuss Nesera.

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September 28, 2021 92 min

Robert is joined by Sofiya Alexandra to talk about the culture that helped build the foundation of Qanon.

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September 25, 2021 181 min

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Christopher Wong is joined again by Robert Evans for part three of our episodes on Nobusuke Kishi.

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FOOTNOTES:

  • Machiavelli’s Children Leaders and Their Legacies in Italy and Japan by Richard J. Samuels
  • Chinese Comfort Women Testimonies from Imperial Japan’s Sex Slaves by Peipei Qiu, with Su Zhiliang and Chen Lifei
  • Yakuza Japan's Criminal Underworld by David E. Kaplan and Alec Dubro
  • Asian Labor in the Wartime Japanese Empire: Unknown Histories By Paul H. Kratoska
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    September 18, 2021 166 min

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    September 16, 2021 86 min

    Robert is joined again by Joelle Monique to continue to discuss why Italy is the Bastard of Ethiopia.

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    September 14, 2021 70 min

    Robert is joined by Joelle Monique to discuss why Italy is the Bastard of Ethiopia.

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