Behind the Bastards

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.

Behind the Bastards is the best podcast about the worst people.
Recent Podcasts
  • Part One: Synanon: The Drug Rehab Program That Built Its Own Army

    Robert is joined by Paul F. Tompkins to discuss Synanon. FOOTNOTES: https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2007/08/cult-spawned-tough-love-teen-industry/  https://www.thefix.com/content/evan-ebel-murder-colorado-police-chief-paradise-cove8162?page=all  https://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/synanon-cult/  http://www.paulmorantz.com/cult/the-history-of-synanon-and-charles-dederich/ https://www.cabinetmagazine.org/issues/48/pendle.php  https://www.thefix.com/content/aa-cults-synanon-legacy0009?page=all https://pointshistory.com/2019/11/26/stories-of-synanon-part-one/d  https://vinepair.com/spirits-101/history-of-distilling/  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07YLJZVYD/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_d_asin_title_o03?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • After the Revolution: Chapters Six, Seven, & Eight

    This week's chapters from Robert's fiction podcast, "After the Revolution." Podcast Feed: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-after-the-revolution-82966686/ Book Website: https://atrbook.com/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Part Two: The Ballad of Bill Gates

    Robert is joined again by Andrew Ti to continue to discuss Bill Gates. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Introducing: Q Clearance Season 2

    When an angry crowd of MAGA supporters were seen storming the Capitol Building on January 6th, the whole world was suddenly forced to reckon with the power of the QAnon conspiracy theory.  Quickly though, after Trump lost the election, the QAnon reporting was dropped from the news cycle. Many presumed that QAnon was finished. After all, Q himself has vanished, none of their predictions came true, and Trump is out. Surely they’d lose steam? Sadly, no.  QAnon has gone underground and the adherents are becoming more hardcore than ever. Something very disturbing is brewing in the world of Q, so join us for season two of Q Clearance as we document the wild evolution of QAnon without its leader.  Episode one lands June 8th.  Listen and subscribe to Q Clearance on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Part One: The Ballad of Bill Gates

    Robert is joined by Andrew Ti to discuss Bill Gates. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • After the Revolution: Chapters Three, Four, & Five

    This week's chapters from Robert's fiction podcast, "After the Revolution." Podcast Feed: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-after-the-revolution-82966686/ Book Website: https://atrbook.com/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Part Two: The Well Hung Warlord Who Tried to Conquer China

    Christopher Wong is joined again by Robert Evans to continue to discuss Zhang Zongchang. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Part One: The Well Hung Warlord Who Tried to Conquer China

    Christopher Wong is joined by Robert Evans to discuss Zhang Zongchang. FOOTNOTES: China in Disintegration: The Republican Era in Chinese History, 1912—1949 by James E. Sheridan https://1lib.us/book/6061335/d193d2 Shanghai on Strike: The Politics of Chinese Labor by Elizabeth Perry https://libcom.org/blog/perry-shanghai-on-strike From War to Nationalism: China’s Turning Point, 1925-125 by Arthur Waldron  https://1lib.us/book/3499805/d42a27 War and Geopolitics in Interwar Manchuria: Zhang Zuolin and the Fengtian Clique during the Northern Expedition by Kwong Chi Man  https://1lib.us/book/3414209/ad41dd War and Nationalism in China 1925-1945 by Hans J. van de Ven https://1lib.us/book/869780/3a3d51 Fred Barton and the Warlords' Horses of China: How an American Cowboy Brought the Old West to the Far East: Larry Weirather https://www.amazon.com/Fred-Barton-Warlords-Horses-China-ebook/dp/B018J3PS24 Chinese Civilization: A Sourcebook, 2nd Ed by Patricia Buckley Ebrey https://1lib.us/book/2287567/15aeb7 Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911–45 by Barbara W. Tuchman https://1lib.us/book/859718/9f22a5 The Power of the Gun: The Emergence of Modern Chinese Warlordism by Edward A. Mccord https://publishing.cdlib.org/ucpressebooks/view?docId=ft167nb0p4;query=;brand=ucpress The Chaotic Epoch: Southwestern Chinese Warlords and Modernity, 1910-1938 https://scholar.colorado.edu/concern/graduate_thesis_or_dissertations/h989r366q Chinese Warlord Armies 1911-30 (Men-at-Arms) by Philip Jowett https://1lib.us/book/956034/cffc01 Hong Kong political strikes: A brief history By Leung Po-lung https://lausan.hk/2019/hong-kong-political-strikes-brief-history/ The 18 March Incident of 1926 Revisited: Looking at the Wider Context by Kwong Chi Man  https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/255495 A Tale of Two Warlords Republican China During the 1920s by Matthew R. Portwood and John P. Dunn https://www.asianstudies.org/publications/eaa/archives/a-tale-of-two-warlords-republican-china-during-the-1920s/ 1922: The Hong Kong Strike: The Anarchist Federation https://libcom.org/history/1922-the-hong-kong-strike The wildest warlord in the Republic of China, general Zhang Zongchang who published a collection of poems by Jiang Zhongyuan https://www.thenewslens.com/article/99950 The Chinese Warlord That Intimidated the Gods by Mwanikii https://historyofyesterday.com/the-chinese-warlord-that-intimidated-the-gods-83f23323e20d CHINA: Potent Hero http://content.time.com/time/subscriber/article/0,33009,928072,00.html JAPAN: Murder Price http://content.time.com/time/subscriber/article/0,33009,732838,00.html Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • After the Revolution: Chapters One & Two

    This week's chapters from Robert's fiction podcast, "After the Revolution." Podcast Feed: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-after-the-revolution-82966686/ Book Website: https://atrbook.com/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Ben Shapiro's Godawful Book: The Final Episode

    Robert is joined by Katy Stoll and Cody Johnston for the last reading of Ben Shapiro's terrible novel. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

    Robert is joined by Propaganda to discuss the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Footnotes: https://www.osha.gov/aboutosha/40-years/trianglefactoryfireaccount https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/uncovering-the-history-of-the-triangle-shirtwaist-fire-124701842/ https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/how-the-triangle-shirtwaist-factory-fire-transformed-labor-laws-and-protected-workers-health https://www.famous-trials.com/trianglefire/971-trianglecodes http://projects.leadr.msu.edu/makingmodernus/exhibits/show/the-triangle-shirtwaist-factor/the-fire  https://www.assp.org/news-and-articles/2021/03/24/the-triangle-shirtwaist-factory-fire-an-american-tragedy  https://www.history.com/topics/early-20th-century-us/triangle-shirtwaist-fire  https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/shirtwaist-kings/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/what-the-triangle-shirtwaist-fire-means-for-workers-now/2011/03/15/ABVAFIs_story.html?utm_term=.a4304e16b22c https://www.forbes.com/sites/amyfeldman/2019/11/22/why-the-triangle-shirtwaist-factory-fire-still-burns-hot-today/?sh=34310fb3704a https://www.loc.gov/classroom-materials/immigration/italian/the-great-arrival/ https://www.jstor.org/stable/1396423?seq=1 http://www.friends-partners.org/partners/beyond-the-pale/english/36.html Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Part Two: What the Netanyahu Family Did To Palestine

    Robert is joined by Dana El Kurd to continue to discuss the Netanyahu Family. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Part One: What the Netanyahu Family Did To Palestine

    Robert is joined by Dana El Kurd to discuss the Netanyahu Family, Zionism and Palestine. FOOTNOTES: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-18008697net https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/benjamin-quot-bibi-quot-netanyahu  https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/04/opinion/incitement-movie.html  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/31/assassination-yitzhak-rabin-never-knew-his-people-shot-him-in-back  https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1990-06-22-mn-431-story.html  https://www.ampalestine.org/palestine-101/history/intifadas/first-intifada-historical-overview  https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20171209-remembering-the-first-intifada-2/ https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/03/12/world/middleeast/netanyahu-west-bank-settlements-israel-election.html  https://apnews.com/article/fef216bbfc30edfe50c910521fad6e3d  https://reliefweb.int/report/occupied-palestinian-territory/2020-occupied-territories-heinous-killings-settler-violence  https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/benjamin-netanyahu/who-is-benjamin-netanyahu-580010 https://www.history.com/news/gaza-conflict-history-israel-palestine  https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mec/2018/05/10/mowing-the-grass-and-the-force-casualty-tradeoff/  https://www.ampalestine.org/palestine-101/history/intifadas/second-intifada-introduction  https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/jcs/article/view/220/378  https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/the-pale-of-settlement  https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/what-is-nakba-palestine-israel-conflict-explained-1948  https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/5/19/nakba-survivors-share-their-stories-of-loss-and-hope  https://theintercept.com/2018/02/19/hamas-israel-palestine-conflict/  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Part Three: How The Dulles Brothers Created The CIA And Destroyed Everything Else

    Part Three of our episodes on the Dulles Brothers with guest, Jason Pargin. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Part Two: How The Dulles Brothers Created The CIA And Destroyed Everything Else

    Part Two of Three of our episodes on the Dulles Brothers with guest, Jason Pargin. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Part One: How The Dulles Brothers Created The CIA And Destroyed Everything Else

    Robert is joined by Jason Pargin to discuss the Dulles Brothers. FOOTNOTES: https://medium.com/dan-sanchez/the-dulles-brothers-and-their-legacy-of-perpetual-war-94191c41a653 https://www.thedailybeast.com/did-cia-director-allen-dulles-order-the-hit-on-jfk https://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/04/opinion/04schlesinger.html https://tnsr.org/2019/11/the-collapse-narrative-the-united-states-mohammed-mossadegh-and-the-coup-decision-of-1953/ https://www.history.com/mkultra-operation-midnight-climax-cia-lsd-experiments https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dulles-announces-policy-of-massive-retaliation https://www.bl.uk/romantics-and-victorians/articles/perceptions-of-childhood https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BY5QX1K/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SFZB93Y/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Part Two: Dr. Phil Is Even Worse Than You Think And You Probably Think He Sucks

    Robert is joined again by Jamie Loftus to continue to discuss Dr, Phil. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Part One: Dr. Phil Is Even Worse Than You Think And You Probably Think He Sucks

    Robert is joined by Jamie Loftus to discuss Dr, Phil. FOOTNOTES: https://www.statnews.com/2017/12/28/dr-phil-guests-say-show-risks-health-of-some-addicts/  https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/scaachikoul/dr-phil-mcgraw-mental-health-danielle-bregoli  https://www.dallasobserver.com/news/analyze-this-6395801  https://www.drphil.com/about-dr-phil/  https://www.recordnet.com/article/20021017/a_life/310179982  https://grantland.com/features/dr-phil-wild-houston-tulsa-college-football-game/   https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/scaachikoul/dr-phil-mcgraw-mental-health-danielle-bregoli   https://en.newsner.com/celebrity/dr-phils-ex-wife-describes-her-years-together-with-him/   https://www.drphil.com/advice/dr-phils-ten-life-laws/   https://www.huffpost.com/entry/dr-phil-life-laws_n_5734666  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Part Two: Excited Delirium: How Cops Invented A Disease

    Robert is joined again by Ben Bowlin to continue to discuss Excited Delirium. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

  • Part One: Excited Delirium: How Cops Invented A Disease

    Robert is joined by Ben Bowlin to discuss Excited Delirium. FOOTNOTES: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/how-we-rise/2020/08/10/how-excited-delirium-is-misused-to-justify-police-brutality/  https://www.startribune.com/patients-sedated-by-ketamine-were-enrolled-in-hennepin-healthcare-study/486363071/  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9645173/  https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05805-7  http://www.missouriena.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/White-Paper-Report-on-Excited-Delirium-Syndrome.pdf  https://www.floridatoday.com/in-depth/news/2019/10/24/excited-delirium-custody-deaths-gregory-edwards-melbourne-taser/2374304001/  https://leb.fbi.gov/articles/featured-articles/excited-delirium-and-the-dual-response-preventing-in-custody-deaths  https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/chokehold-police-excited-delirium/2020/07/17/fe907ec8-c6bc-11ea-b037-f9711f89ee46_story.html  https://www.startribune.com/hcmc-doctor-says-his-police-taser-work-saves-live-but-others-see-conflict-of-interest/509447402/?refresh=true  https://www.startribune.com/after-conflict-of-interest-concerns-hcmc-to-sever-agreement-with-taser-manufacturer/511528142/  https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2009/02/tasers-delirium-defense/  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

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