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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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English


Episodes

Behind the Police: How Police Unions Made Cops Even Deadlier

6/30/2020
If you thought police were deadly up till this point, wait until you hear about what unionization did to the U.S. police (hint: it got a hell of a lot of the rest of us killed.) FOOTNOTES: The History of Policing in the United States Study finds misconduct spreads among police officers like contagion The End of Policing How Police Unions Became Such Powerful Opponents to Reform Efforts The unjust power of police unions How Police Unions Enable and Conceal Abuses of Power Minneapolis Police...

Duration:01:39:30

Behind the Police: How The Police Defeated Lynching Via Torture

6/25/2020
Lynching was the sharpest blade in the arsenal of white supremacy for decades, until American police replaced it with the death penalty. In this episode, Prop and Robert trace the evolution of police torture, and how the legacy of 'the third degree' persists in law enforcement to this day. FOOTNOTES: History of the KKK in Oklahoma Tulsa, Oklahoma, Race Riot Tulsa Timeline The Color of the Third Degree: Racism, Police Torture, and Civil Rights in the American South, 1930–1955 ACCUSED TORTURER...

Duration:01:31:39

Behind the Police: The History of American Police and the Ku Klux Klan

6/23/2020
For years protesters have chanted that the 'cops and klan go hand in hand'. Today, we discuss the very real history behind that, and how it influenced the birth of American policing. FOOTNOTES: KKK in the PD The Red Summer of 1919, Explained At least 2,000 more black people were lynched by white mobs than previously reported, new research finds Extremist cops: how US law enforcement is failing to police itself Yesterday’s Ku Klux Klan members are today’s police officers, councilwoman says...

Duration:01:30:58

Behind the Police: How The First Police Went From Gangsters, To An Army For The Rich

6/18/2020
When U.S. police departments didn't evolve out of slave patrols, they tended to form out of a desire to protect the property of the wealthy. In practice, this meant beating, murdering and arresting people who didn't want to work 12 hour days until they died. FOOTNOTES: Krypteia: A Form of Ancient Guerrilla Warfare The Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles The Beginning of American Policing How Stereotypes of the Irish Evolved From ‘Criminals’ to Cops REMEMBERING THE 1906 STRIKE FOR...

Duration:01:24:51

Behind the Police: Slavery, Mass Murder and the Birth of American Policing

6/16/2020
Ever wonder how Policing started in the U.S.? In this episode, Robert and Prop trace the bloody birth of American policing, from Ancient Greece, to the slave-holding South, to the streets of Ferguson, Missouri today. FOOTNOTES: Myths and Realities of Crime and Justice A Brief History of Slavery and the Origins of American Policing Slave Patrols: An Early Form of American Policing How the U.S. Got Its Police Force Slave Patrols The History of the Police The History of Policing in the United...

Duration:01:22:37

Behind the Police Trailer

6/15/2020
How did American police get so violent? The answer to that question goes back centuries, to the earliest days of this nation. On this special podcast miniseries hosts journalist, Robert Evans and rap artist, Propaganda (Jason Petty) draw a straight line from the darkest days of slavery, to the murder of George Floyd and the mass violence American police meted out to their citizens this summer. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:00:57

Introducing Forgotten: Women of Juárez Trailer

6/12/2020
In the famous border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, hundreds of women go missing. The ones that are found have strange symbols carved on their bodies. Some have their wrists bound with shoelaces. All are discarded like garbage. The story of Forgotten investigates what or who is responsible — a serial killer, organ traffickers, a Satanic Cult? — and pursues an investigation with law enforcement on both sides of the border, terrified witnesses, and corrupt authorities. Learn more about your...

Duration:00:02:17

Part Two: The Dumbest Coup In World History

6/11/2020
Robert is joined again by Bridget Todd to continue to discuss the Wonga Coup. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:19:08

Part One: The Dumbest Coup In World History

6/9/2020
Robert is joined by Bridget Todd to discuss the Wonga Coup. Footnotes: Saving Sierra Leone, At a Price Safety at a price: Military expertise for sale or rent ‘Mad Mike’ Hoare, mercenary in Congo who later led a failed coup, dies at 100 An African adventure: Inside story of the wonga coup Ely Calil, backer of a farcical coup plot, died on May 28th A mercenary's tale Understanding the Wonga Coup The Wonga Coup Simon Mann, freed dog of war, is demanding justice The strange and evil world of...

Duration:01:06:38

Part Two: I Do Not Like Elon Musk Very Much

6/4/2020
Robert is joined again by Sofiya Alexandra to continue discussing Elon Musk. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:33:16

Part One: I Do Not Like Elon Musk Very Much

6/3/2020
Robert is joined by Sofiya Alexandra to discuss Elon Musk. FOOTNOTES: Tesla Labor Practices and Musk Tweet Broke the Law, Judge Rules The Trump administration reportedly spent months trying to make sure unauthorized immigrants couldn't go to school Elon Musk, His Rocket, and the Grand Scheme that Tore Apart Boca Chica Elon Musk’s growing empire is fueled by $4.9 billion in government subsidies "I Was a Starter Wife": Inside America's Messiest Divorce A teenage Elon Musk once casually sold...

Duration:01:14:26

The Man Who Teaches Our Cops To Kill

6/1/2020
Robert is joined by Jack O'Brien to discuss David Grossman, director of the Killology Research Group. More than a hundred police departments, and thousands of police officers, have taken Grossman’s courses over more than twenty years. FOOTNOTES: THE TRIGGER AND THE CHOICE: PART 1 Non-Verbal Cues Are Easy to Misinterpret The Bulletproof Warrior “Are You Prepared to Kill Somebody?” A Day With One of America’s Most Popular Police Trainers Grossman Interview A day with ‘killology’ police trainer...

Duration:01:22:21

Part Two: Jim Bowie: The Worst Texan

5/28/2020
Robert is joined again by Billy Wayne Davis to continue discussing Jim Bowie. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:56:09

Part One: Jim Bowie: The Worst Texan

5/26/2020
Robert is joined by Billy Wayne Davis to discuss Jim Bowie, the biggest piece of crap in the Old West. FOOTNOTES: What became of Jim Bowie's famous knife? Hero Tales of the American Soldier Three Roads to the Alamo The Mysterious Illness of Jim Bowie: How Did He Contribute to His Own Decline? James Bowie, Big Dealer Selling the Sandbar: Marketing the Bowie Knife No Wounds In His Back Jim Bowie Before the “Gaudy Legend” Learn more about your ad-choices at...

Duration:01:12:32

Part Two: Jack Idema: The War On Terror's Dumbest Grifter

5/21/2020
Robert is joined again by Danl Goodman to continue to discuss Jack Idema. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:59:10

Part One: Jack Idema: The War On Terror's Dumbest Grifter

5/19/2020
Robert is joined by Danl Goodman to discuss Jack Idema, the greatest conman of The Afghan War. Footnotes: Operation Desert Fraud Bad company: 'Jack' Idema and the bounty hunters of Kabul Vigilante Torturer Dies in Mexico Osama-Hunter Only the Latest Terror-Fightin' Wannabe Man Who Hunted Bin Laden With a Sword Now Jailed on a Gun Charge The Man Who Believed Himself The Shadow Warrior: Jack Idema Freelance Terrorist Hunter Tin Soldier Convicted Torturer, Vigilante in Mexican Stand-Off Jack...

Duration:01:01:02

The Ballad of Doctor Orgasm

5/14/2020
Robert is joined by Shereen Lani Younes to discuss the Doctor Charles Runels, the inventor of the “O Shot." FOOTNOTES: Plasma Donations from Recovered COVID-19 Patients Sexual Medicine Society on Unproven Regenerative Therapies for Erectile Dysfunction I Got a Shot In My Dick For Stronger Erections, and I Have Zero Regrets The O-Shot "I had the controversial O Shot injection in my vagina" Kim Kardashian Is Suing the Vampire Facials Inventor Not All Orgasm Doctors are the Same Dr. Runels...

Duration:01:39:12

We Continued Reading Ben Shapiro's Terrible Racist Novel

5/12/2020
Robert is joined again by Katy Stoll and Cody Johnston to continue reading Ben Shapiro's book. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:01:14:45

Part Two: The Rise And Fall (And Rise) of Arch-Grifter Jim Bakker

5/7/2020
Robert is joined again by Vic Berger to continue discussing Televangelist, Jim Bakker. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Duration:00:51:18

Part One: The Rise And Fall (And Rise) of Arch-Grifter Jim Bakker

5/5/2020
Robert is joined by Vic Berger to discuss Televangelist, Jim Bakker. FOOTNOTES: PTL: The Rise and Fall of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker's Evangelical Empire Touching Empathy The “Real” Reason Televangelist Jim Bakker Went to Jail What happened to Tammy Faye Bakker after the PTL scandal? Jim Bakker is Still Here The Second Coming Of Televangelist Jim Bakker Where Are They Now?: Jim Bakker Jim Bakker's Christian amusement park is now a post-apocalyptic ghost town Jim Bakker Freed From Jail To Stay...

Duration:01:14:13