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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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Nicole Everwine

I LOVE this guest! great show(s)!

Feb 14th
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Nicole Everwine

I LOVE this woman!..the guest , I mean.

Feb 14th
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james knox

Good work. Laci's got to be the best guest you've had on the show. The English county Gloucestershire is pronounced Glosstershuh not Glouw-sesster-shyre. Think 'Dr Foster went to Gloucester' (that rhymes).

Feb 12th
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Wayne Nix

You sold out, man.

Feb 9th
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Dixi Farley

Wayne Nix He also promoted Unobscured. Selling out is when he promotes fascism, not other podcasts. 👍👌

Feb 13th
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Baron Faille

theme plays over voice making it hard to understand

Feb 7th
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Tyler Mattox

Such an annoying episode. When you make a claim that Zuckerberg is the worst person of the 21st century, you need to back it up rather than just making fun of him and talking about how you hate all rich people

Feb 6th
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Jared Simpson

A host who is clearly reading off a page poorly, annoying guests who are all "Comedians" and banter that always falls flat. Just boring, boring, boring.

Feb 5th
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Rachel Goldstein

Still playing catch-up on this podcast and it's incredibly satisfying to have something to listen to that's all about venting at atrocities. I've only got two complaints, though they're pretty significant and I'd love to see the show work at fixing them. One is that, as a POC and a Jew, I find the subject treatments / guest reactions can get...eye-rollingly white sometimes. The Hollywood-helping-the-Nazis episode that contained so much *shock* at the idea of openly anti-Semitic movements in the US pre-WWII comes to mind (though that'd be eye-rollingly gentile rather than white, I should say). The other complaint is that, for a show that's generally up-front about the effects of bigotry, there's a LOT of ableism going on. It'd be nice if Robert & guests could stop using the words sociopath and psychopath, since they clearly don't know what they mean. They end up spending large chunks of multiple episodes blaming a person being awful on mental illness as if it's funny, and it's reeeeeally winceworthy. See: the Reagans-and-the-AIDS-crisis episode where the dialogue wanders off-track to joke about testing people for sociopathy, since it's "proven harmful to society," and sending all sociopaths off to their own isolated island with a bunch of guns. Harmful lack of empathy is a) not actually what the terms indicate--they indicate real personality disorders, or did until they were updated to antisocial personality disorder--and b) pretty common (look at...the whole world right now) and not dependent on illness. And the whole point of casual use of words like sociopath is to link being a rotten/harmful person to being ill, rather than hold "normal" people accountable for being rotten. It's not accurate or funny and gets really painful. And it surprises me every time it happens. :/ Especially frustrating on a podcast about delving into the systemic evils around terrible individuals. So. A fun show usually, but with some super-frustrating warnings attached.

Jan 31st
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Leila Maheiddinibonab

This guest host Andy is so annoying and just single minded and cannot for a second contemplate something outside his own worldview. Good on Rob for keeping on the point and trying to be unbiased and presenting a somewhat fair representation of Ron and Nancy instead of just bashing and spreading just the "Reagans were homophobic" line. If I wasn't Queer I would have turned this off cause of how annoying that Andy guy is but the info was too important to do that.

Jan 29th
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Тина М.

i usually dont leave negative comments, but i seriously couldn't listen to more than 5 min of this show because of the obnoxious female laughter. STAY PROFESSIONAL!!!!

Jan 28th
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PJ walter

I really wish you'd do Tomy Alamo, nobody talks about him .. he is interesting and a complete sick bastard

Jan 27th
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Jay B. Dawg

Jesus fuck thanks for blowing out my speakers at 8:22 you assholes.

Jan 25th
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Jonas Grumbie

not surprised at all about the Klan violence in Oregon.

Jan 25th
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David B

Can we cool it on the nerd shame?

Jan 22nd
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David B

David B Thanks. I was binging quite a few, and it was getting to be quite a bit. Stepping away and getting more prospective helped quite a bit, and now I see I was being a bit touchy.

Jan 24th
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Eddie L Gloria

David B they are all super nerdy. robert and cody play board games, including DnD. cody plays minecraft like notch is his cult leader. all this joking is just that: joking about nerdom.

Jan 24th
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Ian Borgen

R kelly ep1 the airhead sounding girl is a millstone about the neck for this show.

Jan 19th
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Kowsar Shahbazi

As much as I like your show, i found the joke about nit beung able to make a beard a very bad and sexist joke. we should be more aware of not laughing at ppl for the things that they did not have a choice on.

Jan 18th
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Eddie L Gloria

Kowsar Shahbazi the joke itself was an ironic use of toxic masculinity. that is a lot of the humor in this podcast - the joke is subtext, not literal

Jan 24th
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Roger Joakimsen

Great show overall, but this episode was excruciating. Horrible banter and noises from the guests.

Jan 17th
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Presantha Pillay

The girls are so annoying..... Just get on with show!

Jan 16th
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Nicole Everwine

great episode..Mr. Evans, your Dorito drops are now your signature & I think it is hilarious, dunno why but I do.

Jan 15th
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longjohn60123

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Jan 12th
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