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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 One: How The U.S.A. Murdered Panama

    Part One: How The U.S.A. Murdered Panama

    Robert is joined by Chelsea Manning to discuss the bastardly history of United States and Panama.
    FOOTNOTES:
    1.    https://www.amazon.com/Emperors-Jungle-American-Encounters-Interactions/dp/0822330989
    2.    https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1990-12-22-mn-6183-story.html
    3.    https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/manuel-noriega-a-thug-of-a-different-era
    4.    https://www.americanheritage.com/content/panama-holiday
    5.    https://www.chemistryworld.com/news/us-to-clean-up-race-test-chemical-weapon-relics-on-panama-island/3007758.article
    6.    https://www.envio.org.ni/articulo/1386 
    7.    http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/teachers/lesson_plans/pdfs/unit8_4.pdf
    8.    https://www.historyextra.com/period/modern/americas-devious-dream-roosevelt-and-the-panama-canal/
    9.    https://www.americanheritage.com/content/panama-holiday
    10. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.2968/058004014 
    11. https://www.npr.org/2015/06/22/415194765/u-s-troops-tested-by-race-in-secret-world-war-ii-chemical-experiments 
    12. https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2016/1/31/the-truth-behind-us-operation-just-cause-in-panama
    13. https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/12/our-forgotten-invasion-panama-key-understanding-us-foreign-policy-today/
    14. https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/05/panama-noriega-operation-just-cause-reagan-imperialism
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Introducing: Black Cowboys

    Introducing: Black Cowboys

    Zaron Burnett’s dad didn’t want slavery to be his son’s only image of Black people in American history. So every night, he filled Zaron’s dreams with these incredible stories of Black cowboys. Despite what Hollywood taught us, one-in-four cowboys were Black. Their stories tell a bigger, braver, more honest history of America. 
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    • 1 min
    Part Two: A Live Investigation Into The Sigma Male Subculture

    Part Two: A Live Investigation Into The Sigma Male Subculture

    Robert is joined again by Jamie Loftus for an online investigation and continued discussion on the sigma male.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Part One: The Birth of the Manosphere

    Part One: The Birth of the Manosphere

    Robert is joined by Jamie Loftus to discuss the sigma male.
    FOOTNOTES:
    1.    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/30/elliot-rodger-puahate-forever-alone-reddit-forums 
    2.    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/04/mass-shooting-1989-montreal-14-women-killed 
    3.    https://newrepublic.com/article/145097/hugh-hefners-incomplete-sexual-revolution
    4.    https://schoolshooters.info/sites/default/files/lepine_note_1.1.pdf 
    5.    https://medium.com/@yaraticineo/what-is-sigma-male-b22bc154b3b9
    6.    https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/what-is-a-sigma-male-the-so-called-rarest-man
    7.    https://twitter.com/saladinahmed/status/786016778048643073/photo/1 
    8.    http://davemech.org/wolf-research/ 
    9.    https://www.themarysue.com/alpha-sigma-abo/ 
    10. https://www.dailydot.com/unclick/sigma-males-explained/
    11. https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/sigma-males
    12. http://voxday.blogspot.com/2010/05/explaining-sigma-again.html 
    13. https://io9.gizmodo.com/why-everything-you-know-about-wolf-packs-is-wrong-502754629 
    14. https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Theodore_Beale 
    15. https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/nov/05/pickup-artists-teaching-men-approach-women-industry-street-harassment
    16. https://deepai.org/publication/from-pick-up-artists-to-incels-a-data-driven-sketch-of-the-manosphere 
    17. https://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/13216
    18. https://www.amazon.com/Came-Something-Awful-Accidentally-Donald/dp/1250189748
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    • 1 hr 43 min
    Part Two: The Man Who Invented The Military-Industrial Complex

    Part Two: The Man Who Invented The Military-Industrial Complex

    Robert is joined again by Alison Stevenson to continue to discuss Alfred Krupp.
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    • 51 min
    Part One: The Man Who Invented The Military-Industrial Complex

    Part One: The Man Who Invented The Military-Industrial Complex

    Robert is joined by Alison Stevenson to discuss Alfred Krupp.
    Footnotes:

    https://www.amazon.com/Torpedo-Inventing-Military-Industrial-Complex-Britain/dp/0674725263/?tag=saloncom08-20 

    https://worldcrunch.com/world-affairs/egypt-where-colonialism-meets-military-industrial-complex  

    https://www.jstor.org/stable/26061939?read-now=1&seq=11#page_scan_tab_contents 

    https://www.dw.com/en/the-krupp-dynasty-glorified-and-vilified/a-15867835 

    https://www.aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/ex-army-contractor-vows-to-overthrow-egypts-sisi/1647390 

    https://www.wired.com/2011/04/0426alfred-krupp-birthday-germany-cannon-king/ 

    https://salemcc.instructure.com/courses/451/pages/eyewitness-account-of-the-siege-of-paris-1870-71 

    https://www.amazon.com/Arms-Krupp-Industrial-Dynasty-Germany/dp/0316529400


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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
8K Ratings

8K Ratings

lcrakas ,

Quality listening

Informative, thoughtful, and well-researched. Unashamedly biased, will probably induce rage in people who strongly disagree.

One point of criticism: Sophie needs to work on “yes-and” if she’s going to regularly contribute, because her style is a lot more like “no-stop,” and that can be a comedy killer at times.

b49726171738 ,

The best

All the way good

Wendypendy ,

So close to great

I have such a love/hate relationship with this podcast. Robert’s topics are fantastic and I’ve learned so much from them, but Sophie brings the show to a grinding halt every time she adds another “look at me, look at my dog” comment. She knows nothing about the subjects being presented and adds no insight, but still joins in every episode. She even does it on Worst Year Ever. Be a great producer! That’s more than enough.

Robert’s best guests aren’t on much lately, and the ones who have been on just aren’t all that savvy or knowledgeable. (Thx for highlighting Jamie Loftus, whose Lolita podcast is a gem.) Please, Robert, this show and your side podcasts are a great service. Step it back up so you can get the accolades you deserve.

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