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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 Two: The Well Hung Warlord Who Tried to Conquer China

    Part Two: The Well Hung Warlord Who Tried to Conquer China

    Christopher Wong is joined again by Robert Evans to continue to discuss Zhang Zongchang.
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Part One: The Well Hung Warlord Who Tried to Conquer China

    Part One: The Well Hung Warlord Who Tried to Conquer China

    Christopher Wong is joined by Robert Evans to discuss Zhang Zongchang.
    FOOTNOTES:
    China in Disintegration: The Republican Era in Chinese History, 1912—1949 by James E. Sheridan
    https://1lib.us/book/6061335/d193d2
    Shanghai on Strike: The Politics of Chinese Labor by Elizabeth Perry
    https://libcom.org/blog/perry-shanghai-on-strike
    From War to Nationalism: China’s Turning Point, 1925-125 by Arthur Waldron 
    https://1lib.us/book/3499805/d42a27
    War and Geopolitics in Interwar Manchuria: Zhang Zuolin and the Fengtian Clique during the Northern Expedition by Kwong Chi Man 
    https://1lib.us/book/3414209/ad41dd
    War and Nationalism in China 1925-1945 by Hans J. van de Ven
    https://1lib.us/book/869780/3a3d51
    Fred Barton and the Warlords' Horses of China: How an American Cowboy Brought the Old West to the Far East: Larry Weirather
    https://www.amazon.com/Fred-Barton-Warlords-Horses-China-ebook/dp/B018J3PS24
    Chinese Civilization: A Sourcebook, 2nd Ed by Patricia Buckley Ebrey
    https://1lib.us/book/2287567/15aeb7
    Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911–45 by Barbara W. Tuchman
    https://1lib.us/book/859718/9f22a5
    The Power of the Gun: The Emergence of Modern Chinese Warlordism by Edward A. Mccord
    https://publishing.cdlib.org/ucpressebooks/view?docId=ft167nb0p4;query=;brand=ucpress
    The Chaotic Epoch: Southwestern Chinese Warlords and Modernity, 1910-1938
    https://scholar.colorado.edu/concern/graduate_thesis_or_dissertations/h989r366q
    Chinese Warlord Armies 1911-30 (Men-at-Arms) by Philip Jowett
    https://1lib.us/book/956034/cffc01
    Hong Kong political strikes: A brief history By Leung Po-lung
    https://lausan.hk/2019/hong-kong-political-strikes-brief-history/
    The 18 March Incident of 1926 Revisited: Looking at the Wider Context by Kwong Chi Man 
    https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/255495
    A Tale of Two Warlords Republican China During the 1920s by Matthew R. Portwood and John P. Dunn
    https://www.asianstudies.org/publications/eaa/archives/a-tale-of-two-warlords-republican-china-during-the-1920s/
    1922: The Hong Kong Strike: The Anarchist Federation
    https://libcom.org/history/1922-the-hong-kong-strike
    The wildest warlord in the Republic of China, general Zhang Zongchang who published a collection of poems by Jiang Zhongyuan
    https://www.thenewslens.com/article/99950
    The Chinese Warlord That Intimidated the Gods by Mwanikii
    https://historyofyesterday.com/the-chinese-warlord-that-intimidated-the-gods-83f23323e20d
    CHINA: Potent Hero
    http://content.time.com/time/subscriber/article/0,33009,928072,00.html
    JAPAN: Murder Price
    http://content.time.com/time/subscriber/article/0,33009,732838,00.html
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    After the Revolution: Chapters One & Two

    After the Revolution: Chapters One & Two

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

    Podcast Feed: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-after-the-revolution-82966686/
    Book Website: https://atrbook.com/
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    • 46 min
    Ben Shapiro's Godawful Book: The Final Episode

    Ben Shapiro's Godawful Book: The Final Episode

    Robert is joined by Katy Stoll and Cody Johnston for the last reading of Ben Shapiro's terrible novel.
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

    The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

    Robert is joined by Propaganda to discuss the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

    Footnotes:

    https://www.osha.gov/aboutosha/40-years/trianglefactoryfireaccount

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/uncovering-the-history-of-the-triangle-shirtwaist-fire-124701842/

    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/how-the-triangle-shirtwaist-factory-fire-transformed-labor-laws-and-protected-workers-health

    https://www.famous-trials.com/trianglefire/971-trianglecodes

    http://projects.leadr.msu.edu/makingmodernus/exhibits/show/the-triangle-shirtwaist-factor/the-fire 

    https://www.assp.org/news-and-articles/2021/03/24/the-triangle-shirtwaist-factory-fire-an-american-tragedy 

    https://www.history.com/topics/early-20th-century-us/triangle-shirtwaist-fire 

    https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/shirtwaist-kings/

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/what-the-triangle-shirtwaist-fire-means-for-workers-now/2011/03/15/ABVAFIs_story.html?utm_term=.a4304e16b22c

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/amyfeldman/2019/11/22/why-the-triangle-shirtwaist-factory-fire-still-burns-hot-today/?sh=34310fb3704a

    https://www.loc.gov/classroom-materials/immigration/italian/the-great-arrival/

    https://www.jstor.org/stable/1396423?seq=1

    http://www.friends-partners.org/partners/beyond-the-pale/english/36.html


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    • 1 hr 52 min
    Part Two: What the Netanyahu Family Did To Palestine

    Part Two: What the Netanyahu Family Did To Palestine

    Robert is joined by Dana El Kurd to continue to discuss the Netanyahu Family.
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    • 1 hr 30 min

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9 Ratings

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Garrison is not cutting it

This is the best podcast Ive ever listened to, by far. It cured my depression (but accidentally turned me into nihilist). I wait impatiently for every new episode, but I can't stand Garrisons stutter and how he constructs sentences in general. It's unlistenable, especially compared to Roberts performance.

Walony69 ,

Edgy and makes you a better person

Robert is definitely not your run of the mill podcaster, and that’s what podcasting needs. Fascinating topics, thoroughly researched stories and funny commentary from comedian guests - just so you don’t go mad over humanity’s occasional awfulness.

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