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.

The Industrial Disaster That Makes Chernobyl Look Like Kindergarten

July 30, 201967 min
In Episode 76, Robert is joined by Jamie Loftus to discuss the worst industrial disaster in history: Bhopal, India.  Learn more about your ad-choices at