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: Napoleon Hill: The Grifter Who Invented 'The Secret' & Donald Trump

August 6, 201970 min
In episode 78, Robert is joined by Sara June to discuss Napoleon Hill, the grandaddy of grifters. Learn more about your ad-choices at