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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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    • 4.4 • 1.3K Ratings

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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.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Part One: The Bastards of Forensic Science

    Part One: The Bastards of Forensic Science

    Forensic Science is supposed to provide perfect certainty in the most serious criminal cases. What if it's all a bunch of bullshit? Robert sits down with Dr. Kaveh Hoda to talk about all the myriad cons in forensic "science.”
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    It Could Happen Here Weekly 127

    It Could Happen Here Weekly 127

    All of this week's episodes of It Could Happen Here put together in one large file.

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    • 3 hrs 35 min
    Part Four: Beria: Stalin's Pedophile Cop & the Soviet Oppenheimer

    Part Four: Beria: Stalin's Pedophile Cop & the Soviet Oppenheimer

    Beria? I hardly know'ya. Anyway, this is the last episode of the series. Goodbye.
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Part Three: Beria: Stalin's Pedophile Cop & the Soviet Oppenheimer

    Part Three: Beria: Stalin's Pedophile Cop & the Soviet Oppenheimer

    Robert and Joe get into the meat of the Beria story: the invasion of Poland and start of World War 2.
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    • 57 min
    It Could Happen Here Weekly 126

    It Could Happen Here Weekly 126

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    • 2 hrs 45 min
    Part Two: Beria: Stalin's Pedophile Cop & the Soviet Oppenheimer

    Part Two: Beria: Stalin's Pedophile Cop & the Soviet Oppenheimer

    In part two, Robert continues with Joe Kassabian to tell the sordid tale of Lavrentiy Beria, the head of Stalin's secret police, prolific sex criminal and ethnic cleanser, and nuclear weapon entrepreneur.

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    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

tylerandjack ,

Fascinating snippets of truth stranger than fiction

Unfortunately, I am always doubtful of everything on the internet nowadays, but this podcast features some truly, and wonderfully, wild information about famous figures from history. Whether or not every statement is 100% true, each episode feels like a great springboard for further exploration.

Granite888 ,

Awful

Unfortunately downloaded this for a flight, lots of strange commentary, bad language and few facts.

JessicaGood ,

I wish Robert had been my history teacher at school

This is my fave podcast. I’ve learned so much as well as splitting my sides laughing. Thank you!

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