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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Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:56

Everything you don't know about History's greatest monsters

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Hello, everybody. I am Robert Evans, the new host of the behind The ******** podcast, where we tell you everything you don't know about some of the worst people in history. Now, in my prior career, I was an and a journalist. I reported from Iraq, Ukraine, the former Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, and I talked to all sorts of people who lived their whole lives under dictators and monsters of varying types. And one thing I found about these people is that in addition to being, you know, just the worst, they were all way more interesting than I'd ever heard about in school. The worst people in history are also often the most fascinating. For example, Saddam Hussein, you know, genocidal Monster Warlord, also a romance novelist, who wrote the strangest book I've ever read. And we're going to talk about that in one of our first podcasts, Adolf Hitler. You know, obviously worst person in history, but also obsessed with a young adult fiction series that was basically the German equivalent of Harry Potter. And he, in fact, based his strategies in World War Two off of these children's books. That he was obsessed with his entire life. All of these terrible people have fascinating stories like that in their background. Osama bin Laden obviously hated America something fierce, but he was also obsessed to a pretty significant extent in American pop culture, and he and his buddies in the mountains of Afghanistan would watch American action movies to pump themselves up for activities against the United States. There's all sorts of crazy details about all of these people, and it it's just endlessly fascinating to me and I think it's going to be fascinating to you, the collective Internet as well. So we'll be talking about dictators, warlords, terrorists, awful people like Carlos the Jackal. And we'll also be talking, you know, about broader subjects like, you know, think about dictators. They all have these big families. They groom their kids to take over for them. What kind of parents are they? It turns out they're really, really, really weird parents. So if you want to know about all of these terrible people I've talked about so far and so many more, tune into behind the ********. You can find where you can check out, you know, pictures and links. The sources so you can check up on my work. And you can also see things like the incredibly gorgeous face of a young Saddam Hussein or the ridiculously weird pistol packing man who wrote Adolf Hitler's favorite books. You can also find us on social media Twitter Instagram at at Bastarde pod. So yeah, check out behind the ********. I'm Robert Evans, and I'm going to be here every week talking about terrible, terrible nightmare people.