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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.

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Part One: How The John Birch Society Invented The Modern Far Right

Robert is joined by Jordan Holmes ·& Dan Friesen of Knowledge Fight to discuss The John Birch Society.1.   https://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/2017/04/rise-fall-john-birch-society-50-years-ago/2.   https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.saturdayeveningpost.com/uploads/reprints/Mutiny_in_the_Birch_Society/index.html?X-Amz-Content-Sha256=UNSIGNED-PAYLOAD&X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Credential=AKIAI3QGKNAHC7QBOIAA%2F20201124%2Fus-east-1%2Fs3%2Faws4_request&X-Amz-Date=20201124T035411Z&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host&X-Amz-Expires=300&X-Amz-Signature=92cd53a347ae1447de3854390a1897837ddcb4d04ffe347af9c98f7f81453bc73.   https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/01/11/a-view-from-the-fringe4.   https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/growing-john-birch-society/5.   https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/07/16/the-john-birch-society-is-alive-and-well-in-the-lone-star-state-2153776.   https://www.history.com/news/barry-goldwater-1964-campaign-right-wing-republican7.   https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2017/07/18/hunter-s-thompson-origins-of-his-fear-and-loathing/8.   https://sites.google.com/site/ernie1241/9.   https://www.amazon.com/World-John-Birch-Society-Conservatism/dp/0826519814 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 29mins

15 Dec 2020

Rank #1

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Part Two: Roy Cohn: The Man Who Made Donald Trump

Robert is joined again by Joelle Monique to continue to discuss Roy Cohn. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr

10 Dec 2020

Rank #2

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The Bastard Who Executed The Top Nazis

Robert is joined by Courtney Kocak to discuss John C. Woods, the American tasked with executing the Nazi High Command.FOOTNOTES: MEET THE LOUSY KANSAS HANGMAN WHO EXECUTED NAZIS Nazi executioner from Wichita found fame, but died his own mysterious death Sunday Express ARMED FORCES: Hangman's End JUDGEMENT AT NUREMBERG WAR CRIMES: Night without Dawn Left Hanging: John C. Woods and the botching of the Nuremberg Executions John C. Woods Purim Fest 1946: The tale of Julius Streicher The Hangmen The Murder of Allied Airmen The Nuremberg Ten Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 17mins

7 Jan 2020

Rank #3

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The School That Raped Everbody

In episode 100, Robert is joined by Miles Gray to discuss a school made for child molesters.FOOTNOTES: Odenwald school principal reveals horror abuse reports More sexual abuse victims at schools in Hesse Odenwaldschule board resigns in wake of abuse claims The politics of progressive education: The odenwaldschule in Nazi Germany Decades of Molestation Haunt Odenwaldschule Male Intergenerational Intimacy German principal admits school abuse stories ignored Abuse scandal hits elite progressive school Pedo-Sexuality How the Left Took Things Too Far Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 25mins

12 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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Secrets of Osama Bin Laden's Hard Drive

What was actually found on Osama Bin Laden's recovered Hard Drive? In Episode 3, Robert is joined by Ify Nwadiwe (Nerdificent) and they discuss the unraveling mysteries of what Osama Bin Laden was really watching. Spoiler Alert: tons of  porn, anime, 'witchcraft hentai' and so much more! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

51mins

15 May 2018

Rank #5

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How Chiropractic Started as a Ghost Religion

Robert is joined by Billy Wayne Davis to discuss the Origins of Chiropractic Medicine.FOOTNOTES: 1. Deaths after chiropractic: a review of published cases2. Conspiracy Meme3. D.D. Palmer's Lifeline4. Herald Journal5. 10 THINGS "THE FOUNDER" D.D. PALMER SAID ABOUT CHIROPRACTIC.6. Chiropractic Antivaccination Arguments7. D.D. Palmer's Religion of Chiropractic8. Murder They Wrote: The Death of D.D. Palmer and Its Aftermath9. The Spiritual Writings of B.J. Palmer10. A Review of the Evidence for the Effectiveness, Safety, and Cost of Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, and Spinal Manipulation for Back Pain11. Chiropractic Manipulation of the Neck Linked to Stroke in a 6-Year-Old Child…12. Chiropractic Care for Infants in St Louis, Mo - Petersmith Family Chiropractic13. CHIROPRACTORS ARE BULLSHIT Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 40mins

27 Aug 2019

Rank #6

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Part One: Jeffrey Epstein: Pimp to the Powerful

In Episode 52, Robert is joined by Daniel O’Brien to discuss the story of pimp to the stars, Jeffrey Epstein.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

56mins

19 Mar 2019

Rank #7

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How Hobby Lobby Funded Terrorism And Tried To Destroy Democracy

Robert is joined by Cody Johnston to discuss Hobby Lobby.FOOTNOTES: Meet David Green: Hobby Lobby's Biblical Billionaire Some thoughts on the Hobby Lobby antiquities case Hobby Lobby’s Legal Expert Speaks: “I can’t rule out…they used my advice to evade the law.” The Green collection and the Museum of the Bible: 443,000 square meters of mess Dispelling the Myths Around the Hobby Lobby Antiquities Case DID HOBBY LOBBY’S C.E.O. UNKNOWINGLY SPONSOR TERRORISM? How much money has ISIS made selling antiquities? More than enough to fund its attacks. Mission From God: The Upstart Christian Sect Driving Invisible Children and Changing Africa America’s Biggest Christian Charity Funnels Tens of Millions to Hate Groups Hobby Lobby: Who is David Green? 9 facts telling you everything you need to know about the evangelical entrepreneur 5 things to know about Hobby Lobby’s owners Hobby Lobby Allegedly Fired Employee Due to Pregnancy Bad Boss: Yes, Hobby Lobby’s Steve Green Does Want You To Live By His Religion’s Rules How the Hobby Lobby ruling helped and hurt religious freedom Column: The Supreme Court’s awful Hobby Lobby decision just spawned a very ugly stepchild Aftermath of the Hobby Lobby Decision Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

57mins

4 Feb 2020

Rank #8

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The Terrible Secret of Sea Monkeys (Live Show)

In Episode 98, Robert is joined live in Portland by Billy Wayne Davis for an episode about sea monkeys.FOOTNOTES: The Shocking True Tale Of The Mad Genius Who Invented Sea-Monkeys A Petri Dish For Racism Supremacists’ Message Spreading Through Nation, Butler Says The Sea Monkeys and the White Supremacist CONTRASTS OF A PRIVATE PERSONA From brine to online: Sea-Monkeys for your PC HITLER AND THE SEA-MONKEYS Monkey Business To their adoring legions of fans, Sea-Monkeys are the ultimate in Kitsch. The Battle Over the Sea-Monkey Fortune The Bizarre Story of Anti-Jewish Jew Harold von Braunhut Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 50mins

26 Nov 2019

Rank #9

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The Cocaine Queen of Miami

Griselda Blanco once called herself, “the baddest bitch to ever take a breath of life," and this episode confirms that to be very accurate. In Episode 6, Robert is joined by Dani Fernandez (Nerdificent) and they discuss the life of the cocaine godmother, her mass murders, and invented Motorcycle Assassins And Cocaine Lingerie.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 6mins

5 Jun 2018

Rank #10

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Part Two: Nestor Makhno: Anarchist Warlord and Book Club Aficionado

Robert is joined again by Jamie Loftus to continue to discuss Nestor Makhno. Happy Holidays! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 3mins

24 Dec 2020

Rank #11

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Part One: King Leopold II: The First Modern Bastard

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 leader to be crappy in the true modern sense of the word. His life’s work was the blueprint for being the kind of terrible that we recognize in modern leaders like Dick Cheney or Vladimir Putin. He pioneered screwing over tens of millions of people for petty personal gain.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 1min

12 Jun 2018

Rank #12

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Part One: Kaiser Wilhelm: The Saddest Warlord In History

In Episode 97, Robert is joined by Jamie Loftus to discuss Kaiser Wilhelm.FOOTNOTES: Kaiser Wilhelm HOW KAISER WILHELM II CHANGED EUROPE FOREVER The Kaiser and the First World War What Happens When a Bad-Tempered, Distractible Doofus Runs an Empire? Kaiser Wilhelm Ii: A Concise Life Kaiser Wilhelm II: Germany's Last Emperor  The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 21mins

19 Nov 2019

Rank #13

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Qanon Grifter Bill Mitchell (A Crossover Episode)

Robert is joined by Qanon Anonymous for a crossover episode!FOOTNOTES:1. Why this Charlottean is getting retweeted by Donald Trump2. How Bill Mitchell Owned The Liberal Media3. Trump Pundit Bill Mitchell Burns His Life Down With Pepe Tweet4. FiveThirtyHate: Meet The Trump Movement's Post-Truth, Post-Math Anti-Nate Silver5. Why liberals love Bill Mitchell, Twitter’s most absurd Trump supporter6. Michael Flynn and George Papadopoulos Are Scheduled to Speak at a Conference Organized by a QAnon Supporter7. Bill Mitchell Can Attest That ‘Racism Is Not a Huge Problem in America’8. Trump Superfan Bill Mitchell Raised Money to Move to D.C. He Moved to Miami Instead9. Bill Mitchell: Trust Q Because It’s Creating Confidence in Trump10. Bill Mitchell: Democrats ‘Really Have Become the Party of Satan’11. Bill Mitchell: The happiest guy at CPAC12. Who’s Influencing Election 2016? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 21mins

3 Oct 2019

Rank #14

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All Fertility Doctors Are Bastards

In Episode 87, Robert is joined by Billy Wayne Davis to discuss fertility doctors. FOOTNOTES:1. Lack of oversight and regulations may lead to IVF mishaps2. Fertility clinic got woman pregnant with someone else's babies, lawsuit claims3. British man 'fathered 600 children' at own fertility clinic4. 'Fertility fraud': At-home DNA tests are revealing physicians who replaced donor sperm with their own5. Their mothers chose donor sperm. The doctors used their own6. Cecil Jacobson The Baby Maker7. A Fertility Doctor Used His Sperm on Unwitting Women. Their Children Want Answers.8. States Not Eager to Regulate Fertility Industry9. Canada's Fertility Industry Now Open for (Unregulated) Business10. Sperm donor mix-up: Where do these two girls come from?11. ‘It made me feel contaminated’: Biological daughter of Ottawa fertility doctor who used his own sperm speaks of impact'12. Fertility doctor accused of impregnating at least 11 women with his own sperm13. Wrong-sperm doctor Barwin took shortcuts in career and races, too: DiManno14. After impregnating women with wrong sperm, a grudging apology from ‘baby God’: Rosie DiManno15. Renowned Ottawa doctor loses Order of Canada appointment16. Artificial insemination history: hurdles and milestones Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 19mins

1 Oct 2019

Rank #15

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Part One: Kim Jong Un and His Family of Dictators

In Episode 70, Robert is joined by Eli Olsberg to discuss The Kims of North Korea.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 23mins

2 Jul 2019

Rank #16

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An Update on our Old Pal Jeffrey Epstein

In Episode 95, Robert is joined by Dan O'Brien for an update on the Jeffrey Epstein saga. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

55mins

12 Nov 2019

Rank #17

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The World is Burning: Your Guide to the Current Uprisings

In Episode 92, Robert gives listeners a guide to the uprisings all over the world right now.FOOTNOTES: Catalonia's bid for independence from Spain explained Hong Kong is exporting its protest techniques around the world Wildfires blaze through Lebanon while emergency aircraft remain grounded Why are Lebanon's firefighting helicopters grounded? Lebanon protests: Huge crowds on streets as government acts Lebanon’s government proposes reforms as huge protests hit their fifth day A world on fire: Here are all the major protests happening around the globe right now Egyptian authorities threaten to 'decisively confront' protesters Curfew Tweet ‘This Is Ethnic Cleansing’: A Dispatch from Kurdish Syria China offers support to Spanish government amid Catalonia crisis Pro-independence protest in front of Chinese consulate in solidarity with Hong Kong Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam takes to Facebook to reach out to public, while strongly defending police force and questioning ‘puzzling’ calls for its disbandment What’s happening in Hong Kong? Some key questions, answered. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

55mins

29 Oct 2019

Rank #18

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Hitler: Y.A. Fiction Fan Girl

 Who was Karl May? And why was Hitler so obsessed with him? In Episode 4, Robert is joined by Laci Mosley (@DivaLaci on IG) and they discuss Karl May's young adult novels which were the 19th century German equivalent of 'Harry Potter,' and how they influenced Hitler.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

54mins

22 May 2018

Rank #19

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Part One: Napoleon Hill: The Grifter Who Invented 'The Secret' & Donald Trump

In episode 78, Robert is joined by Sara June to discuss Napoleon Hill, the grandaddy of grifters. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 7mins

6 Aug 2019

Rank #20