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Trump’s “Funny” Indian Voice, Has WW3 Already Started? 8.14.18

August 14, 201871 min
In episode 211, Jack and Miles are joined by writer and Behind The Bastard's host Robert Evans to discuss the Paul Manafort trial, a recap of this past weekend's DefCon, Trump's lack of knowledge when it comes to time zones and how countries are pronounced, Bob Goodlatte's son calling him out, some stories Robert's been following including the state of the Kurds in Northern Iraq, how 'The Meg' has been a huge box office success, some drink related stories, and more! FOOTNOTES:1. Behind The Bastards: No Matter How Much You Hate Paul Manafort, You Should Hate Him More (And Here’s Why) Part 12. Behind The Bastards: No Matter How Much You Hate Paul Manafort, You Should Hate Him More (And Here’s Why) Part 23. Manafort Lawyers Rest Without Calling Witnesses in Fraud Trial4. The Most Terrifying Device Hacks From This Year’s Def Con5. Trump’s diplomatic learning curve: Time zones, ‘Nambia’ and ‘Nipple’6. In Politics, No One Can Call You Out Like Your Family7. Up to 1,000 more U.S. troops could be headed to Afghanistan this spring8. With ISIL gone, Iraqi Kurds still battle a weak economy9. 6 Insanely Post-Apocalyptic Realities of the Ukraine Revolt10. ‘The Meg’ Is a Surprise Box-Office Monster11. Man fills water cup with soda and things go unnecessarily haywire from there12. Why You Should Think Twice Before Ordering Coffee or Tea on a Plane (Video)13. A Brief History of Vice: How Bad Behavior Built Civilization by Robert Evans14. WATCH: Ravyn Lenae – Sleep Talking (Official Music Video)Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit