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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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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: Synanon: The Drug Rehab Program That Built Its Own Army

    Part One: Synanon: The Drug Rehab Program That Built Its Own Army

    Robert is joined by Paul F. Tompkins to discuss Synanon.

    FOOTNOTES:

    https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2007/08/cult-spawned-tough-love-teen-industry/ 

    https://www.thefix.com/content/evan-ebel-murder-colorado-police-chief-paradise-cove8162?page=all 

    https://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/synanon-cult/ 

    http://www.paulmorantz.com/cult/the-history-of-synanon-and-charles-dederich/

    https://www.cabinetmagazine.org/issues/48/pendle.php 


    https://www.thefix.com/content/aa-cults-synanon-legacy0009?page=all
    https://pointshistory.com/2019/11/26/stories-of-synanon-part-one/d 

    https://vinepair.com/spirits-101/history-of-distilling/ 

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07YLJZVYD/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_d_asin_title_o03?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Chapters Six, Seven, & Eight

    Chapters Six, Seven, & Eight

    This week's chapters from Robert's fiction podcast, "After the Revolution."
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Part Two: The Ballad of Bill Gates

    Part Two: The Ballad of Bill Gates

    Robert is joined again by Andrew Ti to continue to discuss Bill Gates.
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Introducing: Q Clearance Season 2

    Introducing: Q Clearance Season 2

    When an angry crowd of MAGA supporters were seen storming the Capitol Building on January 6th, the whole world was suddenly forced to reckon with the power of the QAnon conspiracy theory. 
    Quickly though, after Trump lost the election, the QAnon reporting was dropped from the news cycle. Many presumed that QAnon was finished. After all, Q himself has vanished, none of their predictions came true, and Trump is out. Surely they’d lose steam? Sadly, no. 
    QAnon has gone underground and the adherents are becoming more hardcore than ever. Something very disturbing is brewing in the world of Q, so join us for season two of Q Clearance as we document the wild evolution of QAnon without its leader. 
    Episode one lands June 8th. 
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    • 3 min
    Part One: The Ballad of Bill Gates

    Part One: The Ballad of Bill Gates

    Robert is joined by Andrew Ti to discuss Bill Gates.
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Chapters Three, Four, & Five

    Chapters Three, Four, & Five

    This week's chapters from Robert's fiction podcast, "After the Revolution."

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    • 1 hr 7 min

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