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Behind the Bastards

813 episodes - English - Latest episode: about 1 month ago - ★★★★ - 13.6K 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.

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Episodes

Part Two: The Bastards of Forensic Science

April 25, 2024 09:00 - 1 hour - 76.2 MB

Robert is joined again by Dr. Kaveh Hoda to continue to discuss why Forensic Science really doesn't work.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Part One: The Bastards of Forensic Science

April 23, 2024 09:00 - 1 hour - 67.5 MB

Forensic Science is supposed to provide perfect certainty in the most serious criminal cases. What if it's all a bunch of bullshit? Robert sits down with Dr. Kaveh Hoda to talk about all the myriad cons in forensic "science.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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April 20, 2024 04:00 - 3 hours - 198 MB

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Part Four: Beria: Stalin's Pedophile Cop & the Soviet Oppenheimer

April 18, 2024 09:00 - 1 hour - 77.5 MB

Beria? I hardly know'ya. Anyway, this is the last episode of the series. Goodbye. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Part Three: Beria: Stalin's Pedophile Cop & the Soviet Oppenheimer

April 16, 2024 09:00 - 57 minutes - 52.7 MB

Robert and Joe get into the meat of the Beria story: the invasion of Poland and start of World War 2. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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April 13, 2024 04:00 - 2 hours - 152 MB

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Part Two: Beria: Stalin's Pedophile Cop & the Soviet Oppenheimer

April 11, 2024 09:00 - 1 hour - 71.9 MB

In part two, Robert continues with Joe Kassabian to tell the sordid tale of Lavrentiy Beria, the head of Stalin's secret police, prolific sex criminal and ethnic cleanser, and nuclear weapon entrepreneur. https://gofund.me/e815d59e  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Part One: Beria: Stalin's Pedophile Cop & the Soviet Oppenheimer

April 09, 2024 09:00 - 1 hour - 67.6 MB

Robert sits down with Joe Kassabian to tell the sordid tale of Lavrentiy Beria, the head of Stalin's secret police, prolific sex criminal and ethnic cleanser, and nuclear weapon entrepreneur. https://gofund.me/e815d59e  Sources https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=O-CKDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA3&lpg=PA3&dq=beria+planet&source=bl&ots=jMc6z53_-K&sig=ACfU3U0xFZvDPSae5clBjjfMT99GQhBThg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjNm9fq0cb5AhXLiVwKHaqYDaEQ6AF6BAg4EAM#v=onepage&q=beria%20planet&f=false  https://www.amazon.com/d...

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April 06, 2024 04:00 - 2 hours - 140 MB

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Part Two: How Conservatism Won

April 04, 2024 09:00 - 1 hour - 83 MB

Robert and Dave conclude our episode about think tanks. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Part One: How Conservatism Won

April 02, 2024 09:00 - 1 hour - 78.1 MB

Robert sits down with David Bell to discuss how a consortium of rich failsons got together to fund a network of right wing think tanks and shift American culture in a fun new direction. (note: it was not actually fun at all) (2 Part Series)   Sources: https://www.insidehighered.com/opinion/views/2023/05/09/launch-long-game https://www.forbes.com/sites/richardvedder/2020/01/06/the-collegiate-conservative-counter-revolution/?sh=efd1a87111c0 https://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/politics/...

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March 30, 2024 04:00 - 3 hours - 169 MB

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Part Two: The Real Bastard Was Health Insurance Companies All Along

March 28, 2024 09:00 - 1 hour - 61.4 MB

Robert and Kaveh continue with another wacky fake doctor story that snowballs into a vast conspiracy by health insurance companies to make everyone else's life much worse. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Part One: The Fake Doctors Who Gave Everyone Alzheimer's

March 26, 2024 09:00 - 1 hour - 65.9 MB

Robert sits down with Dr. Kaveh Hoda to tell several hilarious fake doctor stories that wind up exposing the dark heart of the health insurance industry. (2 Part Series) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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March 23, 2024 04:00 - 2 hours - 149 MB

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Part Two: The Dennis the Menace Creator was a Shockingly Bad Man

March 21, 2024 09:00 - 1 hour - 57.1 MB

Robert and Randy discuss Hank's unorthodox parenting methods, how he tried to get laid at Disneyland, and some very uncomfortable racism. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Part One: The Dennis the Menace Creator was a Shockingly Bad Man

March 19, 2024 09:00 - 1 hour - 58.7 MB

Robert sits down with Randy Milholland to discuss Hank Ketcham, the creator of Dennis the Menace. Despite his cartoon's kid-safe nature, Hank mined his own wife and child for content while systematically destroying both of their lives. (2 Part Series) Sources: https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/1990/05/05/denniss-dear-old-dad/3034ac5a-25fc4f92-ad9b-f3092c69ca67/ https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/dennis-the-menace/ https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Dennis-creator-Hank-Ket...

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March 16, 2024 04:00 - 2 hours - 164 MB

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Part Four: The Terrible Secret of Steve Jobs

March 14, 2024 09:00 - 1 hour - 75.6 MB

Ed and Robert conclude the epic story of Steve Jobs with a look at how his peculiarities determined the shape and horrible abusive nature of much of the modern consumer electronics industry. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Part Three: The Terrible Secret of Steve Jobs

March 12, 2024 09:00 - 1 hour - 68.6 MB

Robert and Ed reach a crucial crux in the Steve Jobs story: his years of failed product launches and near destruction of Apple. Also, Bono appears. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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March 09, 2024 05:00 - 2 hours - 155 MB

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Part Two: The Terrible Secret of Steve Jobs

March 07, 2024 10:00 - 1 hour - 60.3 MB

Robert Evans explains the rise of Apple, and how Steve Jobs tried to cheat the California Welfare system. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Part One: The Terrible Secret of Steve Jobs

March 05, 2024 10:00 - 1 hour - 60.2 MB

Robert sits down with Ed Zitron to discuss the early life of Steve Jobs, who started out setting off bombs in school and wound up founding See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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March 02, 2024 05:00 - 3 hours - 196 MB

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How The Winklevoss Twins Lost A Billion Dollars

March 01, 2024 02:00 - 47 minutes - 43.6 MB

Though the Winklevoss brothers are best known for their role in the early days of Facebook, you'll be surprised to learn that they recently lost customers at their cryptocurrency exchange over a billion dollars through a shady loan scheme. In this episode, Ed Zitron walks you through how the two identical riverboat giants went from being conned by Mark Zuckerberg to conning over a hundred thousand people into putting their cryptocurrency in the hands of the world's worst investor.  Better O...

Part Two: TB Joshua: The Evangelical Pastor Who Built His Own Hell

February 29, 2024 10:00 - 1 hour - 61.6 MB

Robert and Miles get to the nightmare heart of the TB Joshua story: a sprawling empire of sexual violence and gaslighting on an epic scale. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Part One: TB Joshua: The Evangelical Pastor Who Built His Own Hell

February 27, 2024 10:00 - 1 hour - 60.6 MB

Robert sits down with Miles Gray to talk about TB Joshua, a Nigerian pastor whose cult trapped people from all over the world in a literal physical hell of his own design. (2 Part Series) Sources: https://www.thecitizen.co.tz/tanzania/news/africa/even-in-death-televangelist-tb-joshua-remains-controversial-3431478 https://www.ru.ac.za/perspective/2014archive/tbjoshuaafalseprophetmustcomeclean.html https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-56771246 https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/5050/youtu...

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February 24, 2024 05:00 - 2 hours - 142 MB

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Part Four: Was Robert. E. Lee a Good General?

February 22, 2024 10:00 - 1 hour - 79.9 MB

Robert and Prop answer the final two great questions about Robert E. Lee: did he fuck that horse, and was he any good as a general? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Part Three: Why Did Robert E. Lee Turn Traitor?

February 20, 2024 10:00 - 1 hour - 62.6 MB

Robert and Prop continue the story of Bobby Lee to the climax of his life: his decision to turn traitor and fight for the Confederacy. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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February 18, 2024 05:00 - 3 hours - 183 MB

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Part Two: Robert E. Lee: A Lifetime of Failure

February 15, 2024 10:00 - 1 hour - 72.4 MB

Robert and Prop discuss Robert E. Lee's career in the army, and his horrific violence towards the enslaved workers on his father-in-laws plantation. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Part One: Robert E. Lee: A Lifetime of Failure

February 13, 2024 10:00 - 1 hour - 57.1 MB

Robert sits down with Jason Petty aka Prop to begin the epic story of Robert E. Lee, prominent furry, slave owner and Confederate General. (4 Part Series) Sources: https://archive.org/stream/memoirsrobertel01wriggoog/memoirsrobertel01wriggoog_djvu.txt  https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-arlington-national-cemetery-came-to-be-145147007/ https://www.history.com/news/how-the-cult-of-robert-e-lee-was-born  https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2017/08/18/robert-e-lee-is-the-...

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February 10, 2024 05:00 - 3 hours - 215 MB

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Part Two: We Can't Put This Guy's Name In The Title But Trust Us, He Sucks

February 08, 2024 10:00 - 52 minutes - 47.8 MB

Robert and Garrison conclude the story of the mercenary hacking mogul who we, again, cannot name in the description of this episode. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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February 07, 2024 21:53 - 3 hours - 213 MB

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Part One: We Can't Put This Guy's Name In The Title But Trust Us, He Sucks

February 06, 2024 10:00 - 49 minutes - 45.3 MB

Robert sits down with Garrison Davis to discuss a mercenary hacking guru we dare not name in the title of this episode but, trust us, he sucks ass. (2 Part Series) Sources:  https://www.thedailybeast.com/who-is-killing-all-these-stories-about-rajat-khare-controversial-tech-mogul  https://archive.li/B1T2P  https://www.financialexpress.com/lifestyle/meet-rajat-khare-founder-of-luxembourg-based-boundary-holding-know-about-his-career-education-and-more/3230703/  https://medium.com/@rajatkh...

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February 03, 2024 05:00 - 3 hours - 191 MB

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Part Two: Tech Bros Have Built A Cult Around AI

February 01, 2024 10:00 - 48 minutes - 44.7 MB

Robert tells Ify about the time tech weirdo's recreated Hell using AI and Robert pisses off a VP at Google. Plus: More cult shit! (Adapted from his article in Rolling Stone: https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/ai-companies-advocates-cult-1234954528/) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Part One: Tech Bros Have Built A Cult Around AI

January 30, 2024 10:00 - 1 hour - 58.4 MB

Robert sits down with Ify Nwadiwe to talk about the weird cult that's formed around AI, and some of the most powerful people in Silicon Valley. (Adapted from his article in Rolling Stone: https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/ai-companies-advocates-cult-1234954528/) (2 Part Series) Sources: What Makes a Cult a Cult? | The New Yorker The Wide Angle: Understanding TESCREAL — Silicon Valley’s Rightward Turn | Washington Spectator We need to examine the beliefs of today’s te...

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January 27, 2024 05:01 - 3 hours - 208 MB

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Part Four: The Finders: CIA Child Trafficking Cult or Just Normal Cult?

January 25, 2024 10:00 - 55 minutes - 50.6 MB

Now bereft of their children, the Finders slide into old age and irrelevance with one last attempt to freak out the normies. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Part Three: The Finders: CIA Child Trafficking Cult or Just Normal Cult?

January 23, 2024 10:00 - 1 hour - 58.7 MB

Were The Finders a CIA operation? The short answer is "maybe"! The long answer is... this episode. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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January 20, 2024 05:00 - 3 hours - 173 MB

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Part Two: The Finders: CIA Child Trafficking Cult or Just Normal Cult?

January 18, 2024 10:00 - 1 hour - 63.3 MB

After almost twenty years of quiet growth the Finders explode into public awareness when they are accused of sex trafficking children, possibly for the CIA. (Or the Devil.) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Part One: The Finders: CIA Child Trafficking Cult or Just Normal Cult?

January 16, 2024 10:00 - 1 hour - 64.9 MB

Robert sits down with Jamie Loftus to tell the tale of Marion Petty, the man whose cult was accused of trafficking children and may have been part of a CIA op. Or not! It's very unclear! (4 Part Series) Sources: https://apnews.com/article/4c5cd8141e930159ea3e4f0492a41ade https://www.vice.com/en/article/7x53vg/the-finders-cult-from-the-80s-was-patient-zero-for-epsteinand-pizzagate-conspiracies https://washingtoncitypaper.com/article/287890/finders-keeper/   https://www.washingtonpost.co...

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January 13, 2024 05:00 - 3 hours - 206 MB

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Part Two: John Schmitz: The First Trump

January 11, 2024 10:00 - 1 hour - 63.9 MB

Our tale of Orange County bastardry reaches it's apex in John Schmitz, the conspiracy maniac who ran against Nixon from the Right and blazed the trail that led us to Donald Trump See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Part One: How Orange County Incubated American Fascism

January 09, 2024 10:00 - 1 hour - 69.7 MB

Robert sits down with Francesca Fiorentini to talk about how Orange County, California gave birth to the modern Republican Party, thanks to some arms dealers and a howling fascist named John Schmitz.  (2 Part Series) Sources: https://cafe.com/article/were-revolutionaries-john-schmitzs-controversial-1972-third-partypresidential-campaign/   https://www.nytimes.com/1972/11/05/archives/john-schmitz-is-no-george-wallace-.html  https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1988-05-16-me-1902-story....

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January 06, 2024 05:00 - 2 hours - 134 MB

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