DiscoverBehind the Bastards
Behind the Bastards

Behind the Bastards

Author: HowStuffWorks

Subscribed: 6,275Played: 100,523
Share

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.
37 Episodes
Reverse
loading
Comments (62)

Francesca King

I loved this episode! I love unusual history stories. The tomatoes cracked me up 😂😂😂

Sep 14th
Reply

Jack Heath

This podcast is the best. I'm amazed that the comments are so harsh

Sep 14th
Reply

PJ walter

is Anna really as stupid as she sounds?

Sep 12th
Reply

Presantha Pillay

I am from South Africa and the DEI Company literally lead to us having apartheid in our country. The Dutch and British brought such misery to the natives of South Africa. Till the 90s, Jan Van Riebeck was still on the South African Rand notes.

Sep 11th
Reply

Ryan Casey

the police were protecting the nazis cause of the numbers. if there were no police those Nazi were not only punched but possible killed. if it was flipped they protect you

Sep 7th
Reply

Niall Foy

you need a friend in an academic history department who can print off your academic articles for you. Wiley are thieves

Sep 6th
Reply

Michael Dewhurst

MICHAEL SWAIM!!! I MISS YOUR VONNEGUYS PODCAST, YOURE AWESOME!

Sep 5th
Reply

Jack Heath

Michael Dewhurst That podcast was great!

Sep 14th
Reply

Veronica Alzate Acosta

When the poem was read, It sounded Australian

Sep 5th
Reply

Kristopher Bell

love this show! multiple listens an episode keep it up Robert Evans.

Sep 5th
Reply

marcus

@1:08:46, solid English accent

Sep 4th
Reply

Justice

hard to listen to this. the world has been fucked up for forever

Aug 31st
Reply

Francisco Yruegas

Real question, how is it you call yourselfs Antifa when you employ fascist tactics? Do you not see the irony of your use of masks and violance to intimidate others?

Aug 25th
Reply

Sandy Solomon

Charles Matthew Miller I don't believe the Nazi worldview should be tolerated. Simply because it is a philosophy that hinges on the destruction others and forcible removal Thier rights. All worldviews are not equal, some are relatively benign and some are evil and should be contested out of existence. Naziism is a resurgent evil and you cannot simply coexist with it like a moral coward. It must be resisted by any means necessary. I for one do not believe in punching Nazis, not because they dont deserve it but because it would simply entrench them in thier worldview, but if a man or woman happens to land a solid blow on the head of one of these Nazis I won't be shedding any tears for him. You can defend the Devil if you want to. im not going to. I can't afford to simply coexist with Naziism as it is a direct threat to me and my loved ones. You may have that lattitude sir but I do not.

Sep 3rd
Reply

Sandy Solomon

Charles Matthew Miller in my opinion the nazi movement is an exceptional case. They rise up using thier right of free speech to come to power. Once they have attained it they proceed to remove that same right of free speech from other people...(namely Jews, other racial minorities, gay people and other legal sexualities) with violence and killing. Perhaps you don't fit into any of these minority categories so the Nazi threat is not real to you. Perhaps you have the luxury and the lattitude to defend the rights of these people because thier jack boots will never end up at your door.

Sep 3rd
Reply

Jerry Stauffer

If you hate Stalin buy these products is a great pitch

Aug 25th
Reply

Pranjal Gupta

Pls mention the link of that video ...pls pls pls

Aug 24th
Reply

Benjamin Shade

Podcast started out clearly biased towards communism and at this point are clearly communist activists

Aug 23rd
Reply

Mike Lukas

Benjamin Shade lol

Aug 28th
Reply

Andrew Wheaton

this was the episode that made me unsubscribe

Aug 23rd
Reply

Andrew Wheaton

Sandy Solomon No. I dont condone how the Nazi's conducted themselves. I dont condone violence in any form. I just enjoy documentaries that tackle a subject straight down the middle. This by no means means I am on the Nazi's side. But anyone who has chosen a side in an argument can only give one type of argument. I do not have a side.

Sep 4th
Reply

Sandy Solomon

Andrew Wheaton Understood. However, the discussion is couched as the extreme militant left versus the extreme right Nazis. They aren't talking about the centre right conservatives. So in the context of this podcast discussion 'balance' would mean more representation of the Nazis point of view..............For the record I do not agree with punching Nazis for thier point of view. I'd happily spark them in the face if I thought it would do any good, however I fear it would only entrench them in thier repulsive beliefs and they would probably start spouting a victim narrative in a attempt to obscure the picture of how disgusting they truly are.

Sep 2nd
Reply

Gail L. Sanderson

Very insightful podcast, however, I feel you glossed over the spectacular manner in which the Bastard was killed. Not too often you hear of a tyrant being beaten and sodomized with a bayonet before execution. Keep these podcasts coming... definitely make a long commute seem like time well spent.

Aug 23rd
Reply

Casey Hoffman

I laughed so hard at the description that that guy licked the letter from Fish, lol. Maggie Mae Fish is so funny! Please have her back soon! <3

Aug 22nd
Reply

David Lunda

this guest is about as interesting as a block of concrete.

Aug 19th
Reply

Stephen

My favorite new podcast. Robert is a great host who does his homework. The amount of research he does for each episode is immense, and then to try and distill it down to an hour or two is difficult. As he has said, with most of these people you could create a whole podcast about them. I think he does a fantastic job, and most of his guests do too. Examining the people that this show does can be dark, but Robert and his guest host do a nice job bringing some comedy into it. The podcast manages to be entertaining while educating people. I think studying these bastards is essential because of a few reasons. One, these people need to be looked at as people, not some monsters--we are all capable of evil and we should not forget that. Two, studying history is important so that we dont make the same mistakes, and we can identify these bastards better and see the signs earlier. The show is a good mix of history and current events, often connecting the two. Definitely worth checking out, but do remember the show has a tongue in cheek attitude about the dark facts presented.

Aug 17th
Reply
loading
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store