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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: Elan School: The Worst 'Troubled Teen' Facility

    Part Two: Elan School: The Worst 'Troubled Teen' Facility

    Robert is joined again by Miles Gray to continue to discuss The Elan School.
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Part One: Elan School: The Worst 'Troubled Teen' Facility

    Part One: Elan School: The Worst 'Troubled Teen' Facility

    Robert is joined by Miles Gray to discuss The Elan School.
    FOOTNOTES:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2002/06/02/style/skeletons-in-the-classroom.html

    https://www.darkdowneast.com/episodes/elanschool

    https://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-xpm-2000-02-15-0002150060-story.html

    https://books.google.com/books?id=GCv_lLRAAWMC&pg=PA371&lpg=PA371&dq=joe+ricci+Daytop&source=bl&ots=Hd3sMgUT5c&sig=ACfU3U1U1xJywjNNNcpIkCTqx6G_G9KRbw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjJlISfkPzvAhVXFVkFHcsVDx0Q6AEwEnoECBMQAw#v=onepage&q=joe%20ricci%20Daytop&f=false


    https://www.sunjournal.com/2016/03/13/family-asks-really-happened-phil-elan-school/#


    https://www.sunjournal.com/2016/03/20/day-officer-smiley-helped-boy-escape-elan-school/?rel=related#

    https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2000/10/dominick-dunne-martha-moxley-murder-greenwich

    https://archive.is/ixdgd#selection-529.0-529.432

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/exclusive-new-york-state-_b_38895

    https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/ee7oq/iama_graduate_of_the_elan_school/

    https://cases.justia.com/federal/district-courts/connecticut/ctdce/3:2007cv01625/79511/33/0.pdf?ts=1232080685

    CURLEY, MAURA. DUCK IN A RAINCOAT . MENUKIE PRESS /VIRGIN VOICE. Kindle Edition.

    https://elan.school/


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    After the Revolution: Chapters Twenty One, Twenty Two, and Twenty Three

    After the Revolution: Chapters Twenty One, Twenty Two, and Twenty Three

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

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    Steven Seagal Wrote a Book (We Read It)

    Steven Seagal Wrote a Book (We Read It)

    Robert is joined by Shereen Lani Younes to discuss Steven Seagal's book, The Way of the Shadow Wolves.
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    The Company that Poisoned 300,000 Babies

    The Company that Poisoned 300,000 Babies

    Christopher Wong is joined by Robert Evans to discuss the 2008 Tainted Milk Scandal.
    FOOTNOTES:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/04/world/asia/04milk.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0%20NYT
    http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2009-01-15/103417050517.shtml
    https://hzdaily.hangzhou.com.cn/dskb/html/2008-09/13/content_504378.htm
    Supply Chains and the Human Condition - Anna Tsing
    https://cominsitu.wordpress.com/2020/03/25/supply-chains-and-the-human-condition/
    https://web.archive.org/web/20070930182442/http://ww2.aegis.com/news/sc/2003/SC030603.html
    https://www.scmp.com/article/653037/greedy-men-shameless-says-mum-who-fed-baby-bad-milk
    The Contaminated Milk Affair - Frédéric Keck
    https://journals.openedition.org/chinaperspectives/4780
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/nov/24/china-executes-milk-scandal-pair
    https://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/3051808/foreign-brands-still-dominate-parents-do-not-trust-chinas-home
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2004/apr/21/china.jonathanwatts
    https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/parents-chinas-milk-scandal-criticize-payout-flna1c9444094
    https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/3084271/china-investigates-claims-babies-sickened-fake-milk-formula
    https://web.archive.org/web/20051217065942/http://www.sanlu.com/jieshao.aspx
    Unmade in China - Jeremy R. Haft
    https://1lib.us/book/2769897/98fdb5
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    After the Revolution: Chapters Eighteen, Nineteen, and Twenty

    After the Revolution: Chapters Eighteen, Nineteen, and Twenty

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

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    • 1 hr 25 min

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