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.


Part One: Basil Zaharoff: The Man Who Sold World War One

Robert is joined by Teresa Lee to discuss Basil Zaharoff, The First Great Arms Dealer.


  1. Man of Arms: The Life and Legend of Sir Basil Zaharoff
  2. Men Of Wealth: The Story Of Twelve Significant Fortunes From The Renaissance To The Present Day 
  3. Arms Race prior to 1914, Armament Policy
  4. A scandal of international proportions comes out of the vaults
  5. The Mysterious Mr. Zedzed: The Wickedest Man in the World
  6. The Soviets and Tsarist Debt

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 2020-02-18  1h6m