273 episodes

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.

    Why Portland?

    Why Portland?

    New, from Robert Evans and his team: a complete history of the Portland Uprising, aimed at preparing you for the battles ahead.

    Theme Song:
    Crooked Ways - Propaganda
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    • 52 min
    Introducing: 'Lolita Podcast'

    Introducing: 'Lolita Podcast'

    Who is Lolita? The Nabokov literary classic has sparked infinite discussion in the 65 years since its release, but the cultural memory the book has left behind lives more in romance and fashion aesthetics than a cautionary tale about a deceptive predator and his young prey. Jamie Loftus wants to know how we got here, and this series traces Lolita -- the person, Dolores Haze -- from her literary origin to current status as a doomed icon.
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    • 2 min
    Let's Talk About Dave Rubin

    Let's Talk About Dave Rubin

    Robert is joined by Shereen Lani Younes to discuss Dave Rubin.
    FOOTNOTES:

    https://twitter.com/nathanTbernard/status/997515380808650752

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiVQ8vrGA

    https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Dave_Rubi

    https://www.businessinsider.com/dave-rubin-dont-burn-this-book-review-out-of-ideas-2020-4

    https://medium.com/@oliverjia1014/the-trouble-with-dave-rubin-4388caed5898


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Elite Panic: Why The Rich And Powerful Can't Be Trusted

    Elite Panic: Why The Rich And Powerful Can't Be Trusted

    Robert is joined by Jamie Loftus to discuss Elite Panic.
    FOOTNOTES:

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2004/aug/02/3 

    https://tdn.com/news/survivors-of-paraguay-supermarket-fire-that-killed-318-say-locked-doors-slowed-their-escape/article_87dcf9a6-6adc-5281-88fa-c9c56e01779d.html 

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/2004/08/04/six-charged-in-paraguay-supermarket-fire/3b3bb17d-1114-4283-a3b2-abfcc8af8c0e/ 

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7224653.stm

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3188037/ 

    https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fnews.bbc.co.uk%2Fhi%2Fspanish%2Flatin_america%2Fnewsid_4728000%2F4728731.stm&sandbox=1 

    https://www.smh.com.au/world/blaze-witnesses-claim-doors-ordered-shut-20040803-gdjgvx.html 

    https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN02490311 

    https://www.abc.com.py/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&pto=aue&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=auto&sp=nmt4&tl=en&u=https://www.abc.com.py/nacionales/confirman-libertad-de-juan-pio-paiva-1357652.html&usg=ALkJrhg8Xe44M3ukEWLA2aGwY_xM9E73Hg

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-paraguay-fire-verdict/violence-erupts-over-paraguay-fire-verdict-idUSN0543778820061205 

    https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&pto=aue&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=auto&sp=nmt4&tl=en&u=https://www.abc.es/internacional/abci-carnicero-dueno-cadena-alimentacion-200408030300-9622899738428_noticia.html&usg=ALkJrhj5O5vzrxeObwkLNxUYIJYv83QllQ 

    https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&pto=aue&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=auto&sp=nmt4&tl=en&u=http://wvw.nacion.com/dominical/2004/agosto/22/dominical11.html&usg=ALkJrhh-HnP-9D-qb5y80uPoHK8PGGxEZg 

    https://boingboing.net/2013/04/14/elite-panic-why-rich-people-t.html

    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/01/why-natural-disasters-are-worse-poor/580846/

    https://www.livescience.com/1128-mere-thought-money-people-selfish.html 

    https://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/how-the-ultra-wealthy-are-making-themselves-immune-to-natural-disasters/ 

    https://www.jstor.org/stable/20430900?seq=1 

    https://www.commentarymagazine.com/articles/james-meigs/elite-panic-vs-the-resilient-populace/ 

    https://blog.ted.com/6-studies-of-money-and-the-mind/ 

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003XQEVLM/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1


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    • 1 hr 26 min
    The War of the Eggs

    The War of the Eggs

    Robert is joined by Billy Wayne Davis to discuss the war on eggs.
    FOOTNOTES:

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/when-california-went-war-over-eggs-180971960/

    https://books.google.com/books?id=GDAZAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA625&lpg=PA625&dq=%252525252522of+course+there+was+an+egg+war%252525252522&source=bl&ots=pZD5JqJ0RI&sig=ACfU3U0pVk0bJkfWLpUrMaDEurg_0hMbuw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiRycqf7JXhAhVqhuAKHS6uAgMQ6AEwAnoECAkQAQ%2525252523v=onepage&q=%252525252522of%252525252520course%252525252520there%252525252520was%252525252520an%252525252520egg%252525252520war%252525252522&f=false#v=onepage&q=%252525252522of%252525252520course%252525252520there%252525252520was%252525252520an%252525252520egg%252525252520war%252525252522&f=false

    https://cdnc.ucr.edu/?a=d&d=DAC18600624&e=-------en--20-DAC-1--txt-txIN-%252525252522breathing+defiance+against+each+other.%2525252525E2%252525252580%25252525259D-------1

    https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/08/15/487644637/the-gold-hungry-forty-niners-also-plundered-something-else-eggs

    https://sfist.com/2016/08/17/egg_war_farralons/

    https://sfist.com/2015/10/07/san_francisco_has_always_been_a_pre/

    https://twitter.com/gragtah/status/442053685837717504?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E442053685837717504%7Ctwgr%5Eshare_3&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fsfist.com%2F2015%2F10%2F07%2Fsan_francisco_has_always_been_a_pre%2F

    https://books.google.com/books?id=GbPeRKhxJ08C&q=egg#v=snippet&q=egg&f=false


     
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Part Two: The Con Artist Who Invented A Country

    Part Two: The Con Artist Who Invented A Country

    Robert is joined again by Laci Mosley to continue to discuss conman, Gregor MacGregor.
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    • 50 min

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