Behind the Bastards

Cool Zone Media

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. read less

Our Editor's Take

Behind the Bastards is the podcast for listeners seeking out the baddest of the bad. It's no surprise that the bad guys (and gals) always seem to get the spotlight. After all, humans have long obsessed over the dark, dangerous, and dirty. There’s a reason why bad news dominates TV and podcasts. It's a plain fact that people like the gritty, gruesome stuff. That's where Behind the Bastards comes into the mix. We all want to hear about the villains, and this podcast serves up the worst of them in all their wretchedness.

With a focus on history's most rotten characters, Behind the Bastards is a crash course in bad news. It delivers all things disturbing and fascinating about the corrupt, nefarious, and downright evil. Host Robert Evans asks hard questions and goes behind superficial answers. It is a deep dive into the depth of depravity humans can sink to, as well as what drives them there. Rather than a glorification of malevolence, it is an exploration of the causes and consequences.

For lovers of history and ne'er-do-wells, Behind the Bastards is a place where fun facts meets immersive storytelling. Sprinkle in a little humor, and this podcast is the complete package. Tune in for everything bad, learn a little something, and enjoy the shocking journeys.

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Episodios

Part One: Robert E. Lee: A Lifetime of Failure
13-02-2024
Part One: Robert E. Lee: A Lifetime of Failure
Robert sits down with Jason Petty aka Prop to begin the epic story of Robert E. Lee, prominent furry, slave owner and Confederate General. (4 Part Series) Sources: https://archive.org/stream/memoirsrobertel01wriggoog/memoirsrobertel01wriggoog_djvu.txt https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-arlington-national-cemetery-came-to-be-145147007/https://www.history.com/news/how-the-cult-of-robert-e-lee-was-born https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2017/08/18/robert-e-lee-is-the-uniter-america-has-been-looking-for/ https://www.amazon.com/Lee-Considered-General-History-America-ebook/dp/B00ZVEM3T6 https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Lee-Me-Southerners-Reckoning-ebook/dp/B08BKJJJG8/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=lee+and+me&s=digital-text&sr=1-2 https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Lee-Allen-C-Guelzo-ebook/dp/B08RJ4S4DN/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=lee+guelzo&s=digital-text&sr=1-1 https://www.amazon.com/General-Lee-Biography-Robert-ebook/dp/B074N2GGTV/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=lee+a+biography+fitzhugh+lee&s=digital-text&sr=1-1https://www.amazon.com/Who-Was-Robert-Lee-ebook/dp/B00GYA5AUU/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=who+was+robert+e+lee&s=digital-text&sr=1-1 https://archive.org/stream/memoirsrobertel01wriggoog/memoirsrobertel01wriggoog_djvu.txthttps://gettysburgcompiler.org/2018/05/23/the-sins-of-the-father-light-horse-harry-lee-and-robert-e-lee/ https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/lee-timeline/ https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/making-sense-of-robert-e-lee-85017563/ https://www.americanheritage.com/robert-e-lees-severest-struggle https://spartacus-educational.com/USASwhipping.htm https://www.thedailybeast.com/when-robert-e-lee-met-john-brown-and-saved-the-union  https://www.ducksters.com/biography/world_leaders/robert_e_lee.php https://www.historyforkids.net/robert-e-lee.html See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.