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.... Show More

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June 16, 2020 88 min

Ever wonder how Policing started in the U.S.? In this episode, Robert and Prop trace the bloody birth of American policing, from Ancient Greece, to the slave-holding South, to the streets of Ferguson, Missouri today. 


  • Myths and Realities of Crime and Justice
  • A Brief History of Slavery and the Origins of American Policing
  • Slave Patrols: An Early Form of American Policing
  • How the U.S. Got Its Police Force
  • Slave Patrols
  • The History of the Police
  • The History of Policing in the United States
  • Police Dog Bites Black Man
  • A Look at Urban Violence & Police Brutality in Ancient Rome
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