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.

Part One: Qaddafi: His Bizarre Sci-Fi Stories, Childhood Hate Crimes and Amazonian Bodyguard Fetish

July 10, 201864 min
Muammar Qaddafi was probably the craziest bastard to ever steer a nation. In Episode 11, Robert is joined by David Bell ( and they discuss the insane life of Libyan Dictator, Muammar Qaddafi.Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit