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Behind the Bastards
Description

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.

Episodes
  • 2024 / 3 / 1
    How The Winklevoss Twins Lost A Billion Dollars

    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...

  • 2024 / 2 / 29
    Part Two: TB Joshua: The Evangelical Pastor Who Built His Own Hell

    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.

  • 2024 / 2 / 27
    Part One: TB Joshua: The Evangelical Pastor Who Built His Own Hell

    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...

  • 2024 / 2 / 24
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  • 2024 / 2 / 22
    Part Four: Was Robert. E. Lee a Good General?

    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.

  • 2024 / 2 / 21
    Introducing: Better Offline

    Hi, Behind the Bastards Fans! Take a listen to the trailer from Cool Zone Media's newest show - Better Offline.  About the show: Better Offline is a weekly show exploring the tech industry’s influence and...

  • 2024 / 2 / 21
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    Better Offline is a weekly show exploring the tech industry’s growing influence over society, and how startups, venture capitalists and big tech firms are looking to change the future - for better or for...

  • 2024 / 2 / 20
    Part Three: Why Did Robert E. Lee Turn Traitor?

    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.

  • 2024 / 2 / 18
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  • 2024 / 2 / 15
    Part Two: Robert E. Lee: A Lifetime of Failure

    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.

  • 2024 / 2 / 13
    Part One: Robert E. Lee: A Lifetime of Failure

    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...

  • 2024 / 2 / 10
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  • 2024 / 2 / 8
    Part Two: We Can't Put This Guy's Name In The Title But Trust Us, He Sucks

    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.

  • 2024 / 2 / 6
    Part One: We Can't Put This Guy's Name In The Title But Trust Us, He Sucks

    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...

  • 2024 / 2 / 3
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  • 2024 / 2 / 1
    Part Two: Tech Bros Have Built A Cult Around AI

    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...

  • 2024 / 1 / 30
    Part One: Tech Bros Have Built A Cult Around AI

    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:...

  • 2024 / 1 / 25
    Part Four: The Finders: CIA Child Trafficking Cult or Just Normal Cult?

    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.

  • 2024 / 1 / 23
    Part Three: The Finders: CIA Child Trafficking Cult or Just Normal Cult?

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

  • 2024 / 1 / 20
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  • 2024 / 1 / 18
    Part Two: The Finders: CIA Child Trafficking Cult or Just Normal Cult?

    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...

  • 2024 / 1 / 16
    Part One: The Finders: CIA Child Trafficking Cult or Just Normal Cult?

    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...

  • 2024 / 1 / 13
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  • 2024 / 1 / 11
    Part Two: John Schmitz: The First Trump

    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 TrumpSee omnystudio.com/listener...

  • 2024 / 1 / 10
    Introducing: Hood Politics with Prop S3

    Hi, Bastards Fans! Take a listen to the trailer from the new season of Hood Politics with Prop.  About the show: The political landscape can be confusing, but it doesn't have to be. If you've survived junior...

  • 2024 / 1 / 9
    Part One: How Orange County Incubated American Fascism

    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...

  • 2024 / 1 / 6
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  • 2024 / 1 / 4
    CZM Rewind: Part Two: Kaiser Wilhelm: The Saddest Warlord In History

    In Part Two, Robert is joined again by Jamie Loftus to continue discussing Kaiser Wilhelm.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • 2024 / 1 / 2
    CZM Rewind: Part One: Kaiser Wilhelm: The Saddest Warlord In History

    Robert sits down with Jamie Loftus to talk about Kaiser Wilhelm, the devastatingly cringy Mama's boy who came to rule an empire despite lacking even a single relevant skill.See omnystudio.com/listener for...

  • 2023 / 12 / 28
    CZM Rewind: Kissinger Parts 4-6

    Henry Kissinger is dead! If you're wondering why people are so happy about this, listen to our six hour series on the life and crimes of one of the 20th century's greatest war criminals. (Ft. Dave Anthony and...

  • 2023 / 12 / 26
    CZM Rewind: Kissinger Parts 1-3

    Henry Kissinger is dead! If you're wondering why people are so happy about this, listen to our six hour series on the life and crimes of one of the 20th century's greatest war criminals. (Ft. Dave Anthony and...

  • 2023 / 12 / 22
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  • 2023 / 12 / 21
    Part Two: Christmas Hero Episode: Aaron Swartz

    Margaret and Robert conclude our Christmas episode and yet another year of this fucking podcast. CBP is detaining thousands of migrants, including children and the elderly, in the desert without food, water...

  • 2023 / 12 / 19
    Part One: Christmas Hero Episode: Aaron Swartz

    Robert sits down with Margaret Killjoy to talk about Aaron Swartz, a tragic hero who helped build the open internet. (2 Part Series) CBP is detaining thousands of migrants, including children and the elderly,...

  • 2023 / 12 / 16
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  • 2023 / 12 / 14
    Part Two: William Bailey: The Gwyneth Paltrow of Radiation

    Robert and Sofiya finish the story of William Bailey, after a brief interlude to talk about the radium girls.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • 2023 / 12 / 12
    Part One: William Bailey: The Gwyneth Paltrow of Radiation

    Robert sits down with Sofiya Alexandra to talk about Will Bailey, the fake doctor who made himself into the king of radioactive fake medicine and killed an unknown number of people in the doing. (2 Part...

  • 2023 / 12 / 9
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  • 2023 / 12 / 7
    Part Two: The Last Sam Bankman-Fried Episodes (secretly about Michael Lewis)

    Robert and Jamie conclude the thrilling tale of Sam Bankman-Fried and his biographer, Michael Lewis.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • 2023 / 12 / 5
    Part One: The Last Sam Bankman-Fried Episodes (secretly about Michael Lewis)

    Robert Evans is a Living God and can never lie.....Also we talk with Jamie Loftus about Sam Bankman fried and beloved biographer to con men Michael Lewis, author of The Big Short.   (2 Part Series!)See...

  • 2023 / 11 / 30
    Part Two: The Holy Rollers Sex Cult

    Sophie has never been wrong about a single thing in her life. Matt Lieb guests and Robert is also there.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • 2023 / 11 / 28
    Part One: The Holy Rollers Sex Cult

    Robert sits down with Matt Lieb to talk about Oregon's first sex cult: the Holy Rollers. (2 Part Series)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • 2023 / 11 / 25
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  • 2023 / 11 / 23
    CZM Rewind: Part Two: King Leopold II: The First Modern Bastard

    Original Air Date: June 14th, 2018 Robert is joined again by Andrew Ti (Yo, Is This Racist?) and they continue discuss the evil actions of King Leopold II of Belgium. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...

  • 2023 / 11 / 21
    CZM Rewind: Part One: King Leopold II: The First Modern Bastard

    Original Air Date: June 12th, 2018 Have you ever heard of King Leopold II? In Episode 7, Robert is joined by Andrew Ti (Yo, Is This Racist?) and they discuss the King of Belgium, who was the first world...

  • 2023 / 11 / 18
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  • 2023 / 11 / 16
    Part Two: Lord Aspinall: The Gambling King of London

    Robert and Ed continue the story of Lord Aspinall, who trades in his gambling house for the deadliest zoo in history. Bonus:...

  • 2023 / 11 / 14
    Part One: Lord Aspinall: The Gambling King of London

    Robert sits down with Ed Zitron to talk about Lord Aspinall and his gambling buddies, who ruled London high society with an iron fist and also did a murder.   (2 part series)See omnystudio.com/listener for...

  • 2023 / 11 / 11
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  • 2023 / 11 / 9
    Part Two: The Surprising Evil of 1950s Men's Adventure Magazines

    Big Bobbo E-Money and Magpie the Killjoy read a magazine for racist pedophiles.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.