402 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 • 9.4K 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: The Italian Invasions of Ethiopia

    Part Two: The Italian Invasions of Ethiopia

    Robert is joined again by Joelle Monique to continue to discuss why Italy is the Bastard of Ethiopia.
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Part One: The Italian Invasions of Ethiopia

    Part One: The Italian Invasions of Ethiopia

    Robert is joined by Joelle Monique to discuss why Italy is the Bastard of Ethiopia.
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Part Two: The Ivermectin Episode

    Part Two: The Ivermectin Episode

    Robert is joined again by Jamie Loftus to continue to discuss Ivermectin.
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Part One: The Ivermectin Episode

    Part One: The Ivermectin Episode

    Robert is joined by Jamie Loftus to discuss Ivermectin.

    https://news.yahoo.com/people-eating-horse-paste-fight-122030468.html

    https://www.theverge.com/2021/8/27/22644579/tiktok-reddit-facebook-ivermectin-covid-19-misinformation

    https://www.vice.com/en/article/93yj57/we-talked-to-a-dealer-selling-ivermectin-through-shady-facebook-ads

    https://matthewremski.medium.com/the-new-age-medieval-mortifications-of-jordan-peterson-3a30ee7570b8

    https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/health-science/2021/08/26/406952/hundreds-of-texans-are-ingesting-livestock-dewormer-to-prevent-covid-19-against-fda-advice/

    https://www.vice.com/en/article/wx5z5y/why-is-the-intellectual-dark-web-suddenly-hyping-an-unproven-covid-treatment

    https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2020/07/health/coronavirus-houston-hospital/

    https://abc13.com/ivermectin-covid-treat-dr-joseph-varon-united-memorial-medical-center/10976044/

    https://www.vice.com/en/article/y3d5gv/ivermectin-covid-treatment-advocates-rogan-weinstein-hecker

     https://www.statnews.com/2021/08/25/ivermectin-for-covid-19-abundance-of-hype-dearth-of-evidence/

    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01695-w

    https://gidmk.medium.com/is-ivermectin-for-covid-19-based-on-fraudulent-research-5cc079278602

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-most-dangerous-and-deranged-claims-in-americas-frontline-doctors-motion-against-covid-vaccinations

    https://time.com/6092368/americas-frontline-doctors-covid-19-misinformation/

    https://www.pharmaceutical-technology.com/features/ivermectin-covid-19-antiparasitic-political/

    https://www.businessinsider.com/people-on-ivermectin-think-theyre-pooping-worms-but-its-vegetables-2021-8


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    • 1 hr 26 min
    The Libertarian Theme Park of your Dreams/Nightmares

    The Libertarian Theme Park of your Dreams/Nightmares

    Garrison Davis is joined by Robert Evans to discuss Action Park.
    Footnotes:

    https://www.themeparktourist.com/features/20150414/30160/rise-and-fall-and-scrapes-and-scares-class-action-park?page=5

    https://weirdnj.com/stories/action-park/

    Class Action Park- HBO

    https://www.newsweek.com/5-craziest-stories-about-new-jerseys-infamous-action-park-1516411

    https://www.njherald.com/news/20181108/mountain-creek-announces-new-principal-owner

    https://www.mountaincreek.com/about

    https://www.njherald.com/article/20121027/NEWS/909027778

    https://thecinemaholic.com/is-eugene-mulvihill-still-alive/

    https://www.si.com/lifestyle/2019/07/01/action-park-new-jersey-water-park-rides-history-stories-mulvihill


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    • 1 hr 40 min
    Let's Talk About Thalidomide

    Let's Talk About Thalidomide

    Robert is joined by Francesca Fiorentini to discuss the Nazis who poisoned everyone’s babies.
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    • 1 hr 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
9.4K Ratings

9.4K Ratings

kathafrass00 ,

Unnecessary crassness, annoying blathering

CW: sexual assault
Okay so I’ve listened to several episodes now, really enjoying the content and the general stance taken. But in a recent episode, jokes were made about being ruled by people who don’t have sex (in re to Ireland being ruled largely by the Catholic Church. Then the joke went into US politicians who don’t have sex, and then they all laughed and asked if it counts if it’s rape.

I get it, we have some creepy politicians. Don’t joke about sexual assault though?? I love some good crassness but not at the expense of people who have been exploited. I literally couldn’t even imagine laughing at a rape joke.

Also, while it’s a small minority of the podcast, there’s often some meaningless “inside joke”-like banter that just is nauseating. I listen to the podcast for the information and a sprinkling of humor, I don’t care about a 2 minute vapid aside on Hot Dogs.

Anyway I think others have pointed these things out as well, great podcast otherwise, I hope the creators read the reviews.

Also, in case they do, surnames that start with Mc are generally Scottish, the O surnames are generally Irish. One means son of and the other, grandson of. There are different ones in Gaelic for women too ;)

Kadence404 ,

I like some aspects of the show

Robert is entertaining but I find Sophie’s commentary unfunny and grating. I wish she’d resist the urge to interject with comments that fall flat 99% of the time.
I also don’t love the frequent digressions and wish they were better about staying on topic. Those 2 reasons are why it’s 3 stars instead of 4 or 5.

ILIKEASTORY ,

Interesting info - awful, unfunny banter

Please just give us the info without the boring banter. I have no idea why Jamie is even on the show - she offers nothing

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