Behind the Bastards

Behind the Bastards

Published by: iHeartRadio
180 Episodes | First Released: Apr 18 '18
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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dc sears
Dec 10
Rating:   8
Good Show Bad Shticks

Very tired of Gallagher-esque antics on an audio medium. I can't see the watermelons getting smashed or the bagels being tossed. Stop telling me about them. The core of the show is good, so I keep listening. Keep that skip forward button handy for the physical goofs.

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Jaydalal
Dec 6
Rating:   2
Couldn’t listen to more than 5 minutes

I started listening to the first episode about Duterte and couldn’t believe how the hosts were constantly cracking jokes around the subject of the ongoing genocide of poor people in the Philippines. They should have been treating it with the seriousness it deserves, or not cover the topic at all.

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Lizzy A Lindsey
Dec 6
Rating:   4
Boring AF

Titles of podcasts sound interesting but not impressed with the actual podcast sorry. Very unfortunately the live show is really horrible audio and unable to hear the audience’s comments, making it painful to listen to and hard to follow what is being discussed and why all the laughter...??? Annoying. Couldn’t make it past 5 minutes of one episode. 2 stars for interesting-sounding titles.

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whehsk
Dec 5
Rating:   10
Good stuff

I enjoy the podcast. Thanks for the hard work and giving me something to listen to while I’m working. Keep up the good work

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AlyssaAsqutih
Dec 5
Rating:   10
Great show

MORE Sophie and Anderson

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ljrvbf
Dec 5
Rating:   10
Silly but informative

The research is great, I love the humor that helps break up such heavy subjects. The episodes where they’re actually in the room together are better, but I enjoy them all.

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pothead historian 840
Dec 5
Rating:   6
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Wish they’d just chill a bit with the object throwing and gone down jokes just a bit. Love the writing and research gone into it though.

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Miss McNeilly
Dec 3
Rating:   2
Listen Up...

Regarding Jeff Epstein. You guys seem bright. Please stop referring to the victims of Jeff Epstein as CHILD PROSTITUTES. What are you thinking??? They were trafficked and assaulted children, not sex workers!!! Jesus. Be more careful gentlemen. T. McNeilly

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Delay30666
Dec 3
Rating:   4
Ehh

Does this Robert guy script his repeating what the cohost says?

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Chatte26
Dec 3
Rating:   8
¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Less Sophie and Anderson talk would be best

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niminasa
Dec 3
Rating:   10
Good Podcast

Love the show. Wish there was more throwing.

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Jljurado
Nov 29
Rating:   10
Live

My favorite episode!

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ben blazen
Nov 27
Rating:   10
Sea Monkeys

Love the podcast, just listened to the live show, you and BWD crushed it. I don’t know if it was the absurdity of the topic or the audience energy but it made my chest hurt I laughed so hard

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LustyKrab
Nov 26
Rating:   10
I stan Jamie and her popcorn preferences

Jamie— I have never felt more seen than when you ate popcorn with salad dressing and said that thing about needing to “make dry foods wet”. I used to dip buttered bagels in hot chocolate at my church’s “bagel Sunday” as a kid. Stay moist, stay excellent

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Derek L Chase
Nov 25
Rating:   10
Wonderful

I have spent a couple of weeks just listening to this podcast because I find it so enjoyable. There is a blend of history and humor in every episode that I find undeniably captivating. There are subjects that Robert has covered that I had some tangential knowledge of, but I didn’t have the full understanding of their bastardy- which he covers in exhaustive detail. Based off of Robert’s research and humor, I’ve also bought his book.

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QA_2
Nov 23
Rating:   6
Good core, questionable details

The base of the podcast is good! Reasonably thorough research, with sources given. In at least one case I went on to read the books cited and found the presentation an accurate characterization of the source material. However, the guests are of widely varying quality: some episodes I hate them, some they add nothing, and occasionally they’re good. And I always have to skip like a minute on either side of an ad break because of the pointless bagel rambling. It’s kinda funny the first time but gets old quick. Overall worth a listen but pick and choose episodes that sound interesting and make liberal use of the skip button.

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Wannabewordsmith
Nov 22
Rating:   10
Who you going to believe? Facts or your lying eyes

Honestly a crowd funded text book based on these candid facts is a great idea. I’d pledge 33% of my income to sponsor that.

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M. Honcho Jr.
Nov 21
Rating:   6
Eh

The history is fantastic but the host and most of his guests are kind of smug cunts.

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Instantkarma81
Nov 21
Rating:   8
4 stars

When ya gonna do trump? He’s the biggest bastard going now that Epstein is dead.

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Graybeered
Nov 19
Rating:   8
Jeffery Epstein episode...

Lol. Believing that ABC has editorial standards.

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