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

October 24, 201861 min
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 to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit