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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 • 11.6K Ratings

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: Napoleon III: The Worst Bonaparte

    Part Two: Napoleon III: The Worst Bonaparte

    Robert is joined again by Matt Lieb to continue to discuss Napoleon III.
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    • 1 hr
    Part One: Napoleon III: The Worst Bonaparte

    Part One: Napoleon III: The Worst Bonaparte

    Robert is joined by Matt Lieb to discuss Napoleon III.

    (4 Part Series)
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    How Sam Bankman-Fried Conned the Crypto World

    How Sam Bankman-Fried Conned the Crypto World

    Robert sits down with Jamie Loftus to talk about the collapse of one of the great financial criminals of our time.

    (1 part)

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    Join Robert Evans, Margaret Killjoy and Sophie Lichterman for a special live episode of Behind the Bastards with Q&A. Upon purchasing your ticket, you’ll be redirected to the show screen where there will be a prompt for you to submit a question to the hosts. Questions are picked at random, but be sure to get yours in as it may be featured in the live episode.  The show will be available for replay for 7 days after the event.

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    • 1 hr 45 min
    It Could Happen Here Weekly 60

    It Could Happen Here Weekly 60

    All of this week's episodes of It Could Happen Here put together in one large file.
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    • 4 hr 8 min
    Part Two: How Cigarettes Invented Everything

    Part Two: How Cigarettes Invented Everything

    Robert is joined again by James Stout to continue to discuss the Tobacco Industry.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Part One: How Cigarettes Invented Everything

    Part One: How Cigarettes Invented Everything

    Robert is joined by James Stout to discuss the Tobacco Industry.

    (2 part series)

    FOOTNOTES:


    https://daily.jstor.org/a-brief-history-of-tobacco-in-america/
    https://www.africaresource.com/rasta/sesostris-the-great-the-egyptian-hercules/james-buchananduke-father-of-the-modern-cigarette-by-william-kremer/comment-page-1/
      https://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/scriptorium/eaa/tobacco.html
    https://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/scriptorium/eaa/duke-doc.html
    https://sites.middlebury.edu/smokingkills/forms-of-tobacco-advertisement/ https://csts.ua.edu/files/2016/09/A-History-of-Tobacco-Trading
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5402187/
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3490543/?report=classic#bib3 https://www.jstor.org/stable/40469740
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1470496/?report=classic
    https://www.google.com/books/edition/The_Cigarette/JX6mDwAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&printsec=frontcover
    http://www.cigarettecentury.com/
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    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
11.6K Ratings

11.6K Ratings

Timeus ,

Almost Great

Often, the interruptions are just too much and even get me much more angsty than the content itself. Only reason is not 5 starts is the sheer amount of interruption and tangents. Too many times it feels we’re not getting a good actual content-to-interruptions ratio.

Moreover, too many guests feel like they only provide a comic relief (I know that the content can be heavy) rather than actual content.

betty brant ,

Lake INferior

Amirite?

M.Consuelo.L ,

They sound like radio morning DJs

It’s just not listenable to me. I love the topics and expected the hosts to give insightful analyses but it’s just this AH that tells these 2 women what he’s learned in this very conversational way. Often times they get off topic which should get edited out. Or the guy will make a crass joke in an attempt to sound edgy. I gave it 2 stars for the topics they cover. I’ll stick to Freakonomics for informed, well-produced podcasts, thankyouverymuch

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