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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Part One: The Man Who Invented Fascism


Robert is joined by Shereen Lani Younes to discuss the creator of Fascism, Gabriele D’Annunzio.

FOOTNOTES:

  1. The Writer, Seducer, Aviator, Proto-Fascist, Megalomaniac Prince Who Shaped Modern Italy
  2. Gabriele d'Annunzio: Poet, Seducer, and Preacher of War
  3. A MAN OF MANY PARTS: GABRIELE D’ANNUNZIO
  4. The Randy Dandy
  5. Inventor of Fascism
  6. An Irishman’s Diary on Gabriele D’Annunzio – the ‘John the Baptist of Fascism’ and would-be IRA quartermaster
  7. Trump Before Trump
  8. The Pike: Gabriele D'Annunzio – Poet, Seducer & Preacher of War by Lucy Hughes-Hallett – review

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 2020-01-21  1h28m