Evel Knievel: Cracking Safes, a Beatdown with a Baseball Bat, and Jumping the Shark


Sep 22 2021 • 33 mins

Evel Knievel’s name is synonymous with motorcycle stunts and repeated personal injury. But the famous daredevil was more than just the guy who repeatedly broke every bone in his body in pursuit of high-flying glory on Wild World of Sports. Evel Knievel was a burglar, a safecracker, a card cheat, a con man, and the kind of hot-tempered control freak that you didn’t want to piss off. You can’t make up the things that happened to Evel Knievel when he wasn’t riding his motorcycle. You may not even believe them.

This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners, including domestic violence.

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