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  • 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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  • Jun 28 2022
    Robert is joined by Katy Stoll and Cody Johnston to discuss The Southern Baptist Convention. FOOTNOTES: https://religiondispatches.org/the-sbc-sexual-abuse-scandal-is-a-success-story-of-the-theological-vision-and-social-structure-implemented-by-the-conservative-resurgence/?fbclid=IwAR0iDdS0N-6WnKnIBpJbq78hx2kFWRDqdqVa2BfTFu2l5ST60CH8-fnI1bg https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/06/southern-baptists-call-off-the-culture-war/563000/ https://eji.org/news/southern-baptist-seminary-documents-history-of-racial-injustice/ https://sbts-wordpress-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/sbts/uploads/2018/12/Racism-and-the-Legacy-of-Slavery-Report-v3.pdf https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/22028383-guidepost-investigation-of-the-southern-baptist-convention https://religionnews.com/2022/05/23/a-timeline-of-the-southern-baptist-conventions-sexual-abuse-crisis/ https://archive.ph/Wdf1U https://archive.ph/KTRei https://churchleaders.com/news/426195-sbc-reckoning-sexualabuse-reforms-missions-budget.html https://churchleaders.com/news/382384-jesus-white-southerner-great-commission-baptists.html https://churchleaders.com/news/377251-greear-doesnt-want-to-use-a-slaveholders-gavel-anymore.html https://churchleaders.com/news/339544-339544-sbcs-flagship-seminary-releases-report-detailingracist-past.html/2 https://www.baptiststandard.com/news/baptists/southern-baptists-resolve-to-love-the-transgendersinner/ https://www.thedailybeast.com/southern-baptist-convention-trans-people-dont-exist https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/southern-baptist-convention-2021-offers-trump-critical-race-theorylitmus-n1270825 https://www.newsweek.com/southern-baptist-convention-dodges-critical-race-theory-fight-electsmoderate-ed-litton-1601064 https://www.baptistpress.com/resource-library/news/how-southern-baptists-became-pro-life/ https://www.patheos.com/blogs/daylightatheism/2017/06/pro-slavery-history-southern-baptists/ https://www.edweek.org/education/southern-baptists-exhort-parents-to-monitor-teaching-onhomosexuality/2005/07 https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2022/05/southern-baptists-hit-bybombshell-report-on-sexual-abuse.html See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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  • Jun 25 2022
    All of this week's episodes of It Could Happen Here put together in one large file. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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    2 hrs and 35 mins
  • Jun 23 2022
    Robert, Katy and Cody read an antique book written by the goat gland doctor John Brinkley. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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    1 hr and 3 mins

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a brain descaling public service.
GOT BRAINWORMRS? KNOW SOMEONE WHO DOES? BURN THEM ALIVE (the brainworms not the someone) OR HACK THEM INTO TINY WORM CHUNKS WITH YOUR HANDY PODCAST MACHETE! (again the brainworms not people) Fight fascism with baked goods, expired synthetic creamer and... DOGS!
Also with objective historical facts presented through a refreshing anarchic lense.

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Interesting guests and subjects, terrible host

How can anyone stand to listen to the host? He does not add any value besides giggling and cracking annoying jokes. I don't mind the humorous angle on dark subjects, but oof, he's like an annoying coworker whose jokes deserve only a polite chuckle at best.

I listened to the Elan School episodes - which were very informative thanks to the guest - but I had to fast forward through nearly any part where Robert was chiming in. The podcast would have been more enjoyable if Robert did any kind of research himself on the subject - not that he should know as much as the guest does, but just anything to show an appreciation of the subject and adding anything of substance to the discussion.

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Behind the Bastards is the Harbinger we all need

History is fascinating thing, and often it's the worst aspects of it that makes it so. Robert Evans is both captivating and delighting in contrast with his subject matter. His enthusiasm is often joined by the various guests he has on his show. I think the thing that is most appreciable about it is how even though it is difficult, he often finds a sliver lining or a grave lesson that we can take from each point in person or group he discusses, and that alone and often gives me the inspiration I need to make it through my days, and hope to emulate in my also gaping knowledge of some of the worst aspects of humans and their histories.

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The podcast that got me into podcasts

I’ve been a fan for a couple years now. My sister turned me onto it with, “...just listen to the Stalin episode... I. AM. TELLING. YOU...!”

I was hooked.

Robert Evans has some of the best audio energy - I feel like I’m kicking it with a buddy; talking about the horrible reality of history repeating itself... I recommend this podcast to EVERYONE I know. And I use my sister’s line... “just listen to the Stalin episode...” I get ‘em every time!

ps... I really miss the poison room....

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Love this podcast

Very informative. He goes into lots of details about each topic. It's so good although it's also hard to listen to at times when you realize how horrible people can be. Robert does a very good job.

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Best podcast out

If you love history and political commentary this podcast takes an honest and slightly dark humored approach to the world's darkest history.

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my fave podcast!

Robert Evans is a riot to listen to..especially when he talks about bastards. well spoken, humor, and each guest brings something different to each episode. check out cool zone media and all the other podcasts he does. love this free country where a podcast about bastards, specifically the one of bezos,, doesn't get canceled on audible!!! go merca!

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Historical True Crime

This Podcast is presented well with humor and real facts, it's a favorite of mine

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Prepare to be depressed!

A genuinely funny and well-put-together podcast that goes into detail about some of the worst human beings in history. Robert Evans is an excellent host with impressive bonafides when it comes to being able to talk about the horrors humans can inflict on each other, and some of his guests (like the illimitable Prop G) are also excellent human beings in their own right.

Also, Robert's coverage of the 2020 summer protests got me involved doing community work of my own. The perfect anodyne to the sense of powerlessness and dread the world can inflict on you is loving your fellow human beings, and that's the best lesson I got from this show.

And if it need be said, it would not happen without Sophie Lichterman, who deserves a ton of credit for masterfully herding cats.

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Co-host is an absolute waste

Love this podcast, but the co-host reiterating all of these horrific behaviors of poisoned people harming themselves and laughing so hard you can barely understand him is disgusting. These citizens were poisoned with lsd as an experiment. Jumping out a window and breaking your legs..... Then sprinting isn't funny, and laughing at instances over and over about it is pretty abhorrent.