26 episodes

History consists of heroes and villains (and, I suppose everything in between)... but it's usually the villains who are the most interesting: Their flaws, their quirks, the voids in their hearts that force them to do the unthinkable. These are the characters that fascinate us, that pull us in, that compel us to watch and don’t let us look away. And these are the characters that Scoundrel: History’s Forgotten Villains is all about.

Scoundrel, is a new bi-weekly anthology podcast from Kast Media and the award winning creators of Myths & Legends, that tells the stories of the rapscallions through time who were just a little more adept at hiding their evil from historians than others. By joining them on their treacherous journeys, we not only learn about what makes them tick, but more importantly, the times that created them.

Sidney Gottlieb, George Remus, Thomas Blood, James McClintock. They’ve all done horrible things...on varying scales. If there’s anything we can salvage from their misdeeds and incalculable human suffering, it’s the opportunity to use them to elucidate the times they’ve lived… so that we can better understand ourselves.

Scoundrel: History's Forgotten Villains KAST MEDIA | Jason and Carissa Weiser

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    • 4.8 • 954 Ratings

History consists of heroes and villains (and, I suppose everything in between)... but it's usually the villains who are the most interesting: Their flaws, their quirks, the voids in their hearts that force them to do the unthinkable. These are the characters that fascinate us, that pull us in, that compel us to watch and don’t let us look away. And these are the characters that Scoundrel: History’s Forgotten Villains is all about.

Scoundrel, is a new bi-weekly anthology podcast from Kast Media and the award winning creators of Myths & Legends, that tells the stories of the rapscallions through time who were just a little more adept at hiding their evil from historians than others. By joining them on their treacherous journeys, we not only learn about what makes them tick, but more importantly, the times that created them.

Sidney Gottlieb, George Remus, Thomas Blood, James McClintock. They’ve all done horrible things...on varying scales. If there’s anything we can salvage from their misdeeds and incalculable human suffering, it’s the opportunity to use them to elucidate the times they’ve lived… so that we can better understand ourselves.

    Franziska Schanzkowska: Fake Anastasia

    Franziska Schanzkowska: Fake Anastasia

    On July 17, 1918, Nicholas II, Czar of Russia and his entire family were ushered into a dark basement where they were all killed by Bolshevik revolutionary gunmen. But people around the world prayed that perhaps the legend was true. That his 17-year-old daughter Anastasia Romanov survived the massacre. Well, a Polish woman for several decades preyed upon those false hopes and deviously masqueraded as the late Grand Duchess for sympathy, fame and worst of all money. The world may have forgotten about Franziska Schanzkowska, but we sure haven't,

     

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    • 45 min
    Julian Harvey: Murderer At Sea

    Julian Harvey: Murderer At Sea

    He had it all. Good looks, a privileged upbringing, the adoration of women...yet in November 1961, Julian Harvey was responsible for murdering almost an entire family while captaining their vacation vessel off the shore of Florida. What made this villain tick and ultimately do the unthinkable? Take a listen now!

     

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    • 53 min
    Ching Shih: One Mean Pirate Queen

    Ching Shih: One Mean Pirate Queen

    You may have heard of famous pirates like Black Beard and Calico Jack, but did you know a 19th century former peasant girl assembled a pirate confederation so massive  it made these men's fleets seem like a couple of row boats? Ching Shih was the most successful pirate the world has ever forgotten.... until today. 

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    • 38 min
    Lost in Panama is Available Now

    Lost in Panama is Available Now

    In 2014, Dutch friends Lisanne Froon and Kris Kremers disappeared while hiking a jungle trail in Panama. Two months later, investigators found their remains, as well as a backpack with a digital camera filled with photos that hinted at a darker story. What happened to Kris and Lisanne? In this investigative series, journalists Mariana Atencio and Jeremy Kryt retrace the last steps of the doomed women. Their search for the truth immerses them in eight years’ worth of conflicting evidence, testimonies, and rumors, as on-the-ground witnesses in Panama come forward for the first time. This explosive new evidence sets off a real-time race to reopen the case, and finally get justice for Kris and Lisanne.https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lost-in-panama/id1650171879https://open.spotify.com/show/552v0bU0KQrnNDoeinrYU9?si=iVTRQlLbQ7et-65Cx4EQ7A
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    • 7 min
    Charles Boles: The Shotgun-Wielding Gentleman Outlaw

    Charles Boles: The Shotgun-Wielding Gentleman Outlaw

    The Wild West after the Civil War was famous for its unruly hooligans. But buried in the headlines under the rowdy shenanigans of Billy The Kid and Jesse James stood the story of a very different outlaw. One many had described as "Gentlemanly." Sure with each of his highway robberies, he'd hold a shotgun to your face, but he never wanted your personal belongings...only the money of certain banks that have wronged him.  Even more, he'd end each heist with a please, thank you and even a charming poem.  Sure the world may have forgotten about Black Bart aka Charles Boles, but we sure haven't.  

     

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    • 50 min
    Linda Hazzard: The Doctor Who Starved Her Patients

    Linda Hazzard: The Doctor Who Starved Her Patients

    The year is 1911.  In the idyllic beauty of Olalla Washington, sits a sanitarium - a supposed sanctuary for those suffering from health conditions to come and heal under the guidance of a "brilliant medical mind." Little do locals realize, it's in these walls that an unassuming health practitioner named Dr. Linda Hazzard is performing unspeakable horrors on her patients. Her torture and starvation tactics will ultimately results in the deaths of dozens that we know of...and many more we don't. The history books may have forgotten the horrors of Linda Hazzard...but we sure haven't. 

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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
954 Ratings

954 Ratings

Stopandrun ,

Great Listen

My friend put me on to “Best of the Worst” and from that I’ve been branching out to your other podcasts, and Scoundrel is my favorite! All your podcasts are great, but the structure or Scoundrel is just so good. Keep up the great work!

yay coloring ,

I love it just as much as Fictional And Myths and Legends!

I love the style of story telling and the historical elements! You should look into Sydney Korshak- a lawyer for the mob!

Chels603 ,

Great History

I’ve learned a lot about history and respect that they acknowledge that some information is lost!

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