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.
About the Host
Robert Evans is a former editor at Cracked.com and author of the ridiculous book A Brief History of Vice. Over the course of his career, he’s reported from war zones in Iraq and Ukraine, experimented on his co-workers with strange ancient narcotics and interviewed hundreds of people about their baffling careers. Now he’s taking his voice, as smooth as warm molasses, and making a podcast for HowStuffWorks.