241 episodes

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, 6.5K 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 One: The U.S. Border Patrol Is A Nightmare That Never Ends

    Part One: The U.S. Border Patrol Is A Nightmare That Never Ends

    Robert is joined by Caitlin Durante to discuss the U.S. Border Patrol.
    FOOTNOTES:

    https://timeline.com/harlon-carter-nra-murder-2f8227f2434f 

    https://theintercept.com/2019/01/12/border-patrol-history/ 

    https://www.texasobserver.org/texas-civil-rights-project-harrington-retire/ 

    https://www.amazon.com/Migra-History-Border-American-Crossroads/dp/0520266412

    https://www.salon.com/2012/07/20/cruelty_on_the_border/ 

    https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/10/border-patrol-the-green-monster-112220

    https://www.propublica.org/article/a-group-of-agents-rose-through-the-ranks-to-lead-the-border-patrol-theyre-leaving-it-in-crisis 

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/15/us/border-patrol-culture.html

    https://books.google.com/books?id=mFQor2oScm0C&pg=PA29&dq=kicking+a+Mexican+male+who+was+handcuffed+and+lying+facedown+on+the+ground&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwinlJqK0r3fAhUSnFkKHdzJDD4Q6AEIKDAA#v=onepage&q=kicking%20a%20Mexican%20male%20who%20was%20handcuffed%20and%20lying%20facedown%20on%20the%20ground&f=false 


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    • 1 hr 17 min
    We Read An Unbearably Thirsty Joe Biden / Barrack Obama Mystery Novel

    We Read An Unbearably Thirsty Joe Biden / Barrack Obama Mystery Novel

    Robert is joined by Danl Goodman for a reading of fan fiction novel about Joe Biden, Barrack Obama and trains.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    America's War On Children

    America's War On Children

    Robert is joined by Courtney Kocak to discuss The War on America’s Children.
    FOOTNOTES:

    http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/bushs-texas-miracle-debunked-lone-star-st 

    https://web.archive.org/web/20160129022007/https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB123854010220075533

    https://www.templelawreview.org/lawreview/assets/uploads/2016/08/Guggenheim-Hertz-88-Temp.-L.-Rev.-653.pdf

    http://projects.huffingtonpost.com/prisoners-of-profit?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009 

    https://www.versobooks.com/books/2426-the-end-of-policing


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    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Bastards Who Killed Pat Tillman

    The Bastards Who Killed Pat Tillman

    Robert is joined by Joe Kassabian to discuss the death of Pat Tillman.
    FOOTNOTES:

    http://www.edgeofsports.com/2008-06-02-350/

    https://www.democracynow.org/2008/5/22/mary_tillman_mother_of_slain_nfl

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?200236-1/army-ranger-tillman-death-investigation

    https://theintercept.com/2017/09/28/pat-tillman-nfl-protest-death-army-disgrace/

    https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2014/04/22/305969203/soldier-speaks-up-a-decade-after-pat-tillmans-friendly-fire-death

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/oct/22/american-troops-friendly-fire-iraq

    http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/10791530/ex-army-ranger-speaks-first-former-nfl-player-pat-tillman-shooting-says-fired-fatal-shots

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002L6HE3W/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1


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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Ben Shapiro's Terrible Book: The Saga Continues

    Ben Shapiro's Terrible Book: The Saga Continues

    Robert is joined by Katy Stoll and Cody Johnston to continue reading Ben Shapiro's terrible novel.
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Part Two: Bill Cooper: The Man Who Killed Truth

    Part Two: Bill Cooper: The Man Who Killed Truth

    Robert is joined again by Jamie Loftus to continue discussing Bill Cooper.
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    • 1 hr 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
6.5K Ratings

6.5K Ratings

MrReviewGuy ,

Insight into things you “thought” you knew

Robert, great job. Well researched and intelligently written.

Producer Sophie: get your own show or add something other than simple comments which more often than not add nothing to the story. Thanks!

oschnippering ,

Decently informative and interesting concept poor execution.

The podcasts idea and purpose are very good but I find it hard to listen with constant meaningless side topics. The worst thing about the podcast is when a guest comes on who is little more than someone with a verified Twitter account. In the border patrol episode, the guest did not add one single intelligent or meaningful idea. I would greatly prefer a podcast where the guest’s microphone is not plugged in.

3M33* ,

Excellent

I always enjoy listening to Robert’s well researched show. I learn something new every time!

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