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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.

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.
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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.

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Episodes

Part Two: Jerry Falwell: Founder of the Religious Right

12/5/2019
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Robert is joined again by Sofiya Alexandra to continue discussing Jerry Falwell. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:53:05

Part One: Jerry Falwell: Founder of the Religious Right

12/3/2019
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In Episode 99, Robert is joined by Sofiya Alexandra to discuss Jerry Falwell. FOOTNOTES: 200 Liberty students attend protest after new Falwell revelations Christian activist group demands criminal probe of Jerry Falwell Jr. Exclusive: Falwell blasted Liberty student as 'retarded,' police chief as 'half-wit' in emails Tax Return Falwell Refutes Allegations Michael Cohen Stopped “Racy” Photos From Leaking How Liberty University Built a Billion-Dollar Empire Online Inside Liberty University's...

Duration:01:16:10

The Terrible Secret of Sea Monkeys (Live Show)

11/26/2019
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In Episode 98, Robert is joined live in Portland by Billy Wayne Davis for an episode about sea monkeys. FOOTNOTES: The Shocking True Tale Of The Mad Genius Who Invented Sea-Monkeys A Petri Dish For Racism Supremacists’ Message Spreading Through Nation, Butler Says The Sea Monkeys and the White Supremacist CONTRASTS OF A PRIVATE PERSONA From brine to online: Sea-Monkeys for your PC HITLER AND THE SEA-MONKEYS Monkey Business To their adoring legions of fans, Sea-Monkeys are the ultimate in...

Duration:01:53:47

Part Two: Kaiser Wilhelm: The Saddest Warlord In History

11/21/2019
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In Part Two, Robert is joined again by Jamie Loftus to continue discussing Kaiser Wilhelm. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:07:51

Part One: Kaiser Wilhelm: The Saddest Warlord In History

11/19/2019
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In Episode 97, Robert is joined by Jamie Loftus to discuss Kaiser Wilhelm. FOOTNOTES: Kaiser Wilhelm HOW KAISER WILHELM II CHANGED EUROPE FOREVER The Kaiser and the First World War What Happens When a Bad-Tempered, Distractible Doofus Runs an Empire? Kaiser Wilhelm Ii: A Concise Life Kaiser Wilhelm II: Germany's Last Emperor The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:23:52

The Man Trying to Resurrect 8chan (Starring 8chan's Founder)

11/14/2019
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8chan, the website at the center of an epidemic of mass shootings, is on the cusp of resurrection thanks to one man: Jim Watkins. Robert talks with with the site's reformed founder, Fredrick, about a modern bastard. FOOTNOTES: FAQ - 8chan Full transcript: Ars interviews 8chan founder Fredrick Brennan THE MANILA TIMES | FEBRUARY 18, 2019 Absolutely everything you need to know to understand 4chan, the Internet’s own bogeyman Statement from Jim Watkins, owner of 8chan, on the atrocity in New...

Duration:01:38:35

An Update on our Old Pal Jeffrey Epstein

11/12/2019
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In Episode 95, Robert is joined by Dan O'Brien for an update on the Jeffrey Epstein saga. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:58:51

Part Two: The Bastard Who Invented The Lobotomy

11/7/2019
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In part two, Robert is joined again by Daniel Van Kirk to continue discussing Walter Freeman. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:51:58

Part One: The Bastard Who Invented The Lobotomy

11/5/2019
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In Episode 94, Robert is joined by Daniel Van Kirk to discuss Walter Freeman, the father of lobotomies. FOOTNOTES: The Lobotomist Walter Freeman: The Father of the Lobotomy Rosemary Kennedy: the sad life of President Kennedy's younger sister Rosemary Kennedy: Telling the story of a forgotten daughter Inside Rosemary Kennedy's Disastrous Lobotomy – And How Her Father Chose Her Doctor Walter Freeman: The Father of the Lobotomy He was bad, so they put an ice pick in his brain... Joe Kennedy, Sr...

Duration:01:00:33

Ma' Barker: A Doting Mother And Gangster Overlord

10/31/2019
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In Episode 93, Robert is joined by Emily Yoshida (Night Call Podcast) to discuss Ma Barker, the notorious leader of the Barker Gang. FOOTNOTES: Barker/Karpis Gang The day 'Ma' Barker was slain in Florida TOWN WHERE MA BARKER DIED SURE THAT ALLIGATOR DID HER IN O'Connor Layover Agreement Crooks’ haven: The gangster era in St. Paul ‘Pretty Boy’ Falls Pretty Boy Floyd's Life, Crimes Retold Ma Barker: America's Most Wanted Mother The Terrible Rise (and Subsequent Spectacular Fall) of the...

Duration:01:11:38

Voices of Revolution

10/30/2019
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Special Bonus Minisode: The collected unedited audio of the interviews from 'The World is Burning.' Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:08:24

Introducing Impeachment Today

10/30/2019
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Don’t sit this one out. We know you’ve heard it before, but this time it’s actually different. The Trump impeachment saga is confusing, complicated, and also really, really important. In Impeachment Today, Hayes Brown does what he does best: cuts through the noise to tell you what actually matters. Impeachment Today is now available. Listen here. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:01:08

The World is Burning: Your Guide to the Current Uprisings

10/29/2019
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In Episode 92, Robert gives listeners a guide to the uprisings all over the world right now. FOOTNOTES: Catalonia's bid for independence from Spain explained Hong Kong is exporting its protest techniques around the world Wildfires blaze through Lebanon while emergency aircraft remain grounded Why are Lebanon's firefighting helicopters grounded? Lebanon protests: Huge crowds on streets as government acts Lebanon’s government proposes reforms as huge protests hit their fifth day A world on...

Duration:00:58:15

Part Two: The Bastard Who Invented Homeopathy

10/24/2019
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In Part Two, Robert is joined again by Billy Wayne Davis to continue discussing Samuel Hahnemann and homeopathy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:10:27

Part One: The Bastard Who Invented Homeopathy

10/22/2019
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In Episode 91, Robert is joined by Billy Wayne Davis, to discuss the baby-killing horror of homeopathy. FOOTNOTES: Hundreds of Babies Harmed by Homeopathic Remedies, Families Say Penelope Dingle's letters to Francine Scrayen Cancer victim Penelope Dingle 'in awe of homeopath' - husband Belief in Homeopathy Results in the Death of a 7-Year-Old Italian Child Antibiotic overprescribing: Still a major concern. Anticholinergic Toxicity Secondary to Overuse of Topricin Cream, a Homeopathic...

Duration:01:21:42

The Story Behind All Those Nazi / Clown Memes

10/17/2019
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In Episode 90, Robert is joined by Katy Stoll and Cody Johnston to discuss the war on clowns. FOOTNOTES: Apu Apustaja Clown faces fine for protesting neo-Nazi march Virginia Man Using Accordion-Playing Clowns To Get Revenge On White Supremacist Swedish neo-Nazis met by clown activists Clowns Attack KKK Rally in Charlotte, NC with Humor Clowns Kicked KKK Asses Producers, The (1967) -- (Movie Clip) Springtime For Hitler The best way to fight neo-Nazis is to … laugh? Why Nazis Are So Afraid of...

Duration:00:49:39

Bjorn Lomborg: Patient Zero of Climate Denial

10/15/2019
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In Episode 89, Robert is joined by Eric Lampaert to discuss Bjorn Lomborg. FOOTNOTES: 1. Bjorn Lomborg’s lukewarmer misinformation about climate change and poverty 2. BJORN LOMBORG: PERFORMANCE ARTIST EXTRAORDINAIRE 3, Bjorn Lomborg Bibliography 4. Hot, It’s Not 5. On Bjorn Lomborg and extinction 6. The Skeptical Environmentalist: A Case Study In The Manufacture Of News 7. Bjørn Lomborg: the dissenting climate change voice who changed his tune 8. Bjørn Lomborg WSJ Op Ed Is Stunningly Wrong...

Duration:01:32:28

Part Two: Ragnar Redbeard: The Patron Saint of Toxic Masculinity

10/10/2019
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In Part Two, Robert is joined again by Jamie Loftus to continue discussing Ragnar Redbeard. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:01:24

Part One: Ragnar Redbeard: The Patron Saint of Toxic Masculinity

10/8/2019
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In episode 88, Robert is joined by Jamie Loftus to discuss Ragnar Redbeard, the socialist turned Proto-Nazi who inspired a mass shooting. FOOTNOTES: 1. Festival shooter Santino Legan wore tactical gear, sunglasses and a ballcap. He 'seemed confident in his use of the gun.' 2. Desmond, Arthur (1859–1926) 3. Ragnar Redbeard’s Might Is Right or the Survival of the Fittest 4. Babylon the Great 5. Anton Lavey's Satanic Philosophy 6. "Trouble Makers" - Anarchism and Syndicalism. The early years of...

Duration:01:08:45

Qanon Grifter Bill Mitchell (A Crossover Episode)

10/3/2019
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Robert is joined by Qanon Anonymous for a crossover episode! FOOTNOTES: 1. Why this Charlottean is getting retweeted by Donald Trump 2. How Bill Mitchell Owned The Liberal Media 3. Trump Pundit Bill Mitchell Burns His Life Down With Pepe Tweet 4. FiveThirtyHate: Meet The Trump Movement's Post-Truth, Post-Math Anti-Nate Silver 5. Why liberals love Bill Mitchell, Twitter’s most absurd Trump supporter 6. Michael Flynn and George Papadopoulos Are Scheduled to Speak at a Conference Organized by a...

Duration:01:24:40