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: Bashar al Assad: The Eye Doctor Who Murdered a Nation

May 30, 201967 min
In Part Two on Bashar al Assad, Robert is joined again by Anna Hossnieh to continue discussing how he murdered his nation. Learn more about your ad-choices at