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 Insurrections Trailer

Behind the Insurrections Trailer

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 01:00

Behind the Insurrections Trailer

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Hey everybody, I'm Robert Evans, and if you have been watching anything happening in America lately, you're probably pretty worried, what with the far right insurrection to install an authoritarian fascist state that just happened, and the promised additional far right insurrections to try and get things right where they got things wrong before. And all of the other terrifying things that are happening, the violent fascists in the street with guns threatening to hang and execute political leaders. It's a messed up time, isn't it? Prop. Pretty terrible, man. And it actually happened, like, not in our imagination. This is not a simulation. It really happened. It really did happen. And I got you here with me and Sophie because I figured maybe since it really happened here, we should talk about some other places and times where it it being a fascist insurrection has happened and how people tried to fight it, how they were successful, how they were unsuccessful. So maybe we can learn from mistakes of people in Italy and Germany and Spain. Yeah, maybe we can learn from their mistakes so we don't make the same for once. Yeah, that would rule. I like not making the same mistakes that led to dictatorships and other countries. That'd be rad. Me too. Yeah. So if you don't want to make the same mistakes, listen to behind the insurrections on the iHeartRadio app, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.