6 episodes

The true story of a man who wreaks havoc on a community: “He taps phone lines, steals notary stamps, gets banned from restaurants, hacks emails, and forges signatures. He inspires a support group comprised solely of people he traumatized. In court, he references arcane British case law and submits literally thousands of motions to delay and obstruct, leaving anyone who stands in his way not only penniless but emotionally bankrupt and utterly destroyed. He was also my dad.”

How To Destroy Everything HTDE

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.3 • 1.5K Ratings

The true story of a man who wreaks havoc on a community: “He taps phone lines, steals notary stamps, gets banned from restaurants, hacks emails, and forges signatures. He inspires a support group comprised solely of people he traumatized. In court, he references arcane British case law and submits literally thousands of motions to delay and obstruct, leaving anyone who stands in his way not only penniless but emotionally bankrupt and utterly destroyed. He was also my dad.”

    Pilot Episode: Meet Richard Jacobs

    Pilot Episode: Meet Richard Jacobs

    The first episode of a wild journey into the world of a narcissist. Meet Richard Jacobs through the eyes of his son and his son’s childhood bestie, who follow the clues and put together the pieces of Richard’s destructive life. You know, a comedy.

    • 42 min
    Interregnum 1: Mafia Families, Step Stools & Attics, Oh My!

    Interregnum 1: Mafia Families, Step Stools & Attics, Oh My!

    A lot has happened on our way to the 2nd episode, so we thought we'd jump on for a quick update.
    Instagram: @how_to_destroy_everything
    Twitter / X: @HowToDestroyPodSupport us here: https://www.patreon.com/HowToDestroyEverything/about
    If you have any stories about Richard Jacobs or just want to drop us an email please contact us here: IknowRichardJacobs@gmail.com

    • 10 min
    Episode 2: How To Destroy A Home Part 1

    Episode 2: How To Destroy A Home Part 1

    Danny & Darren explore the absurd, bizarre, and horrific aspects of the house Richard called home for more than 40 years. And in opening up his father’s secret compartments (both literal & figurative), Danny is confronted with whether he’s truly ready to face the ghosts that haunt him.

    • 43 min
    Interregnum 2: This Is Not Episode 3 But A Must Listen

    Interregnum 2: This Is Not Episode 3 But A Must Listen

    The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly that happened on the way to The Royal Manor...
    Instagram: @how_to_destroy_everything
    Twitter / X: @HowToDestroyPodSupport us here: https://www.patreon.com/HowToDestroyEverything/about
    If you have any stories about Richard Jacobs or just want to drop us an email please contact us here: IknowRichardJacobs@gmail.com

    • 11 min
    Thanksgiving Announcement

    Thanksgiving Announcement

    • 1 min
    Trailer: How To Destroy Everything

    Trailer: How To Destroy Everything

    This is the true story of a narcissist who destroyed a childhood, a marriage, a family, and a community. You know, a comedy. How To Destroy Everything is a narrative docu-dramdey that breaks the forms of any other podcast you've listened to. It will trigger all your emotions and leave you dying to know more.
    Instagram: @how_to_destroy_everything
    Twitter / X: @HowToDestroyPodSupport us here: https://www.patreon.com/HowToDestroyEverything/about
    If you have any stories about Richard Jacobs or just want to drop us an email please contact us here: IknowRichardJacobs@gmail.com

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

Mx Cee ,

Well, that’s ironic

How to destroy a podcast? Radio silence

Joe D 2000 ,

Let Danny know we support him

Edit: I continue to hold out hope!

After what Danny shared in Interregnum 2, let’s make sure he knows he has our support. I just joined the Patreon and I’d like my membership to be dedicated to whoever it is in the family who wants him to stop making the podcast. I’ve been in the same situation he described. It’s, among many feelings, blood boiling. Anyone with their head out of the sand in 2023 knows that isn’t how you deal with people you care about, and there is no excuse for it. So. F that, Danny. Make sure everyone knows you aren’t gonna tolerate abuse about abuse about abuse. I say you get some merch going. I’d deffo buy a t-shirt. Men’s size L please.

chairyoh ,

Love the format

** Did he come back from the dead and scare you guys?

edit: please make 40 more episodes asap. Feel free to limit full access to paid subscribers. We will join and pay. We cannot wait. Original: I generally like podcasts that are kind of staged and scripted (vs people just riffing) and this has the vibe of the second with the organization of the first. The subject is fascinating and revealing. And the 360 view of the “narcissist” is enlightening. I am definitely not worried about the next generation. The narrator (son) is insightful and empathic and clearly relational. His kids are lucky.

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