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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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The School That Raped Everbody
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All Fertility Doctors Are Bastards
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Part Seven: The Digital Reich
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Part Four: How To Build An Army
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Part Three: The Apostle of Fascism
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Part Two: Edward Bernays: The Founding Father of Lies
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Part Two: Kim Jong Un and His Family of Dictators
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Part Two: The Goat Testicle Implanting Doctor Who Invented Talk Radio
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Part Two: The Last Days of L. Ron Hubbard
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Part Two: Bashar al Assad: The Eye Doctor Who Murdered a Nation
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Part Two: Gary Young: The Fake Doctor Who Drowned His Own Baby
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The QAnon Book: A Half-a*sed, Bagel-Tossing Review
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Part Two: The Complete, Insane History of American Border Militias
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Introducing: Sleepwalkers
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Part Two: The Woman Who Invented Adoption (By Stealing Thousands of Babies)
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The Mueller Report Episode
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Surprise! Flat Earth is a Nazi Conspiracy
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Part Two: Mosley: The British Hitler Who Inspired the Christchurch Shooter
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Part Two: Elizabeth Holmes: The CEO Who Treated Your Blood Like a Phone
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Part Two: Turkmenbashi: The Dictator Who Declared Himself Jesus
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Part Two: Jeffrey Epstein: Pimp to the Powerful
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Part Three: George Lincoln Rockwell: The Most Racist American in History
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Part Two: The Complete, Insane Story of Trump University
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Part Two: Hitler's Sex Life: The Whole Sad Story
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Part Two: Roger Stone: Evil Genius or Sad, Broken Boy?
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Part Two: The Grifters Who Resurrected the KKK
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Part Three: Mark Zuckerberg: The Worst Person of the 21st Century (So Far)
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Part Two: Mark Zuckerberg: The Worst Person of the 21st Century (So Far)
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Part Two: R. Kelly: His Life, Times & Vicious Sex Cult
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Part Two: Alfred Hitchcock: The Director Who Randomly Tortured People
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Special X-Mas Non-Bastard: Raoul Wallenberg, History's Greatest Hero
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The Bastards That Kill Diabetics for a Profit
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Part Two: The Accidental Genocide of the Andaman Islands
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Part Two: Phrenology: The Bastard Science of Racism
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Part Two: Patriot Prayer: The Street Gang That's Tearing Portland Apart
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Part One: Oregon is a Bastard: The History of a White Supremacist State
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Paul Manafort Update: He's Still Somehow Even Worse Than You Know
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Part Two: The Russian Scientist Who Helped Kill 30 Million People
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Part Two: The Birth of American Fascism
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Part Three: L. Ron Hubbard's High Sea Adventures With His Private Cult Navy
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Part Two: L. Ron Hubbard: The Greatest Con-Man In History
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Part One: How L. Ron Hubbard Lied His Way to Godhood
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Part Two: Steven Seagal Is So Much Worse Than You'd Ever Imagine
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Part One: Steven Seagal Is So Much Worse Than You'd Ever Imagine
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Part Two: Ronald and Nancy Reagan: The Bastards Behind the AIDS Crisis
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Part Two: Rodrigo Duterte: The Hitler of the Philippines
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Part One: Duterte: The Mass Murdering Mayor
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Part Two: Blackwater's Erik Prince Wrote A Book About How Much He Sucks
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Part One: Erik Prince: The Rich Kid Who Bought An Army
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Part Three: The Fall of Alex Jones
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Part Two: How Alex Jones Got Rich at the Low, Low Price of Other People's Lives
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Part One: Alex Jones: The Godfather of Fake News
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Part Two: How Hollywood Helped The Nazis
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Part One: How Hollywood Helped The Nazis
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Part Two: The Most Evil Company In History
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Part One: The Most Evil Company In History
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Part Two: Charles Koch: The Luke Skywalker of Rich People
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Descendant of the Original Boogeyman: Albert Fish
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Part Two: No Matter How Much You Hate Paul Manafort, You Should Hate Him More (And Here’s Why)
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The Astrologer Who Managed The Reagan Presidency
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The Non-Nazi Bastards Who Helped Hitler Rise To Power
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The British Super-Soldier Who Killed A Nation
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Part Two: Qaddafi: His Bizarre Sci-Fi Stories, Childhood Hate Crimes and Amazonian Bodyguard Fetish
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Part Two: The Film Directing Playboy King Who Handed His Country to Pol Pot
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Concentration Camps Are Back, So Let's Talk About Their History
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Part Two: The Child Molester Whose Sex Cult Taught Women Friendship
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Part Two: King Leopold II: The First Modern Bastard
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The Cocaine Queen of Miami
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Part Two: It Takes a Village of Bastards to Make a Weinstein
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Hitler: Y.A. Fiction Fan Girl
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Secrets of Osama Bin Laden's Hard Drive
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Part Two: Bill Cosby: A Life of Red Flags
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Part One: Bill Cosby: A Life of Red Flags
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Saddam Hussein: Erotic Novelist
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Stalin: After Dark
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Episode 0: Farting Hipster Hitler
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Behind The Bastards: Trailer
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