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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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United States

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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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English


Episodes

Part Three: Why Did Robert E. Lee Turn Traitor?

2/20/2024
Robert and Prop continue the story of Bobby Lee to the climax of his life: his decision to turn traitor and fight for the Confederacy. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:08:16

It Could Happen Here Weekly 118

2/18/2024
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Duration:03:19:17

Part Two: Robert E. Lee: A Lifetime of Failure

2/15/2024
Robert and Prop discuss Robert E. Lee's career in the army, and his horrific violence towards the enslaved workers on his father-in-laws plantation. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:19:00

Part One: Robert E. Lee: A Lifetime of Failure

2/13/2024
Robert sits down with Jason Petty aka Prop to begin the epic story of Robert E. Lee, prominent furry, slave owner and Confederate General. (4 Part Series) Sources: https://archive.org/stream/memoirsrobertel01wriggoog/memoirsrobertel01wriggoog_djvu.txt https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-arlington-national-cemetery-came-to-be-145147007/https://www.history.com/news/how-the-cult-of-robert-e-lee-was-bornhttps://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2017/08/18/robert-e-lee-is-the-uniter-america-has-been-looking-for/https://www.amazon.com/Lee-Considered-General-History-America-ebook/dp/B00ZVEM3T6https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Lee-Me-Southerners-Reckoning-ebook/dp/B08BKJJJG8/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=lee+and+me&s=digital-text&sr=1-2https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Lee-Allen-C-Guelzo-ebook/dp/B08RJ4S4DN/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=lee+guelzo&s=digital-text&sr=1-1https://www.amazon.com/General-Lee-Biography-Robert-ebook/dp/B074N2GGTV/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=lee+a+biography+fitzhugh+lee&s=digital-text&sr=1-1https://www.amazon.com/Who-Was-Robert-Lee-ebook/dp/B00GYA5AUU/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=who+was+robert+e+lee&s=digital-text&sr=1-1 https://archive.org/stream/memoirsrobertel01wriggoog/memoirsrobertel01wriggoog_djvu.txt https://gettysburgcompiler.org/2018/05/23/the-sins-of-the-father-light-horse-harry-lee-and-robert-e-lee/ https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/lee-timeline/https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/making-sense-of-robert-e-lee-85017563/ https://www.americanheritage.com/robert-e-lees-severest-struggle https://spartacus-educational.com/USASwhipping.htmhttps://www.thedailybeast.com/when-robert-e-lee-met-john-brown-and-saved-the-unionhttps://www.ducksters.com/biography/world_leaders/robert_e_lee.phphttps://www.historyforkids.net/robert-e-lee.htmlSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:02:30

It Could Happen Here Weekly 117

2/10/2024
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Duration:03:54:34

Part Two: We Can't Put This Guy's Name In The Title But Trust Us, He Sucks

2/8/2024
Robert and Garrison conclude the story of the mercenary hacking mogul who we, again, cannot name in the description of this episode. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:52:07

It Could Happen Here Weekly 109

2/7/2024
All of this week's episodes of It Could Happen Here put together in one large file. You can now listen to all Cool Zone Media shows, 100% ad-free through the Cooler Zone Media subscription, available exclusively on Apple Podcasts. So, open your Apple Podcasts app, search for “Cooler Zone Media” and subscribe today! http://apple.co/coolerzone See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:03:52:12

Part One: We Can't Put This Guy's Name In The Title But Trust Us, He Sucks

2/6/2024
Robert sits down with Garrison Davis to discuss a mercenary hacking guru we dare not name in the title of this episode but, trust us, he sucks ass. (2 Part Series) Sources: https://www.thedailybeast.com/who-is-killing-all-these-stories-about-rajat-khare-controversial-tech-mogulhttps://archive.li/B1T2Phttps://www.financialexpress.com/lifestyle/meet-rajat-khare-founder-of-luxembourg-based-boundary-holding-know-about-his-career-education-and-more/3230703/https://medium.com/@rajatkhareiitdelhi01/rajat-khare-founder-of-boundary-holding-95461c91e1a3https://medium.com/@rajatkhareiitdelhi01/rajat-khare-is-not-only-an-entrepreneur-or-a-venture-capitalist-but-also-a-yoga-practitioner-41227e54fc97https://creativedestructionmedia.com/news/business/2022/11/15/executive-qa-with-rajat-khare-founder-of-boundary-holdings/https://readersend.com/product/make-the-move/https://ddosecrets.com/wiki/Appin_Uncensoredhttps://www.reuters.com/world/india/india-pm-modis-sikh-separatist-fight-driven-by-security-politics-2023-12-07/https://www.cnn.com/2023/10/06/india/india-canada-sikh-khalistan-analysis-intl-hnk/index.htmlhttps://privacyinternational.org/news-analysis/2995/ice-paying-millions-surveillance-company-spy-peoples-communicationshttps://privacyinternational.org/long-read/2850/data-exploitation-and-democratic-societiesohttps://archive.is/jz345#selection-749.0-761.198https://archive.li/os0Cfhttps://www.thedailybeast.com/metoo-media-assassins-clare-locke-still-repping-russian-oligarchshttps://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2024/01/19/india-judge-reuters-story-00136339https://freedom.press/news/global-censorship-campaign-raises-alarms/https://www.reuters.com/article/blackberry-cyber-mercenary-hackers/mercenary-hacker-group-runs-rampant-in-middle-east-cybersecurity-research-shows-idUKL1N2GQ21K/https://www.first.org/resources/papers/tallinn2019/Linking_South_Asian_cyber_espionnage_groups-to-publish.pdfhttps://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/stories/2022-11-05/inside-the-global-hack-for-hire-industrySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:49:23

It Could Happen Here Weekly 116

2/3/2024
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Duration:03:28:03

Part Two: Tech Bros Have Built A Cult Around AI

2/1/2024
Robert tells Ify about the time tech weirdo's recreated Hell using AI and Robert pisses off a VP at Google. Plus: More cult shit! (Adapted from his article in Rolling Stone: https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/ai-companies-advocates-cult-1234954528/) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:48:46

Part One: Tech Bros Have Built A Cult Around AI

1/30/2024
Robert sits down with Ify Nwadiwe to talk about the weird cult that's formed around AI, and some of the most powerful people in Silicon Valley. (Adapted from his article in Rolling Stone: https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/ai-companies-advocates-cult-1234954528/) (2 Part Series) Sources: What Makes a Cult a Cult? | The New YorkerThe Wide Angle: Understanding TESCREAL — Silicon Valley’s Rightward Turn | Washington SpectatorWe need to examine the beliefs of today’s tech luminariesThis A.I. Subculture’s Motto: Go, Go, Go - The New York Times (archive.is)Effective Accelerationism — e/acc - e/acc newsletter (archive.is)The Techno-Optimist Manifesto | Andreessen Horowitz (archive.is)https://abtinmus.medium.com/nick-land-for-dumbies-technological-singularity-and-capital-as-a-runaway-system-4fac0c9a163ehttps://web.archive.org/web/20141007023855/http://alternative-right.blogspot.com/2014/10/hyper-racism.htmlhttps://www.journals.vu.lt/problemos/article/view/25345https://regressstudies.substack.com/p/technocapital-is-eating-my-brainsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:03:44

It Could Happen Here Weekly 115

1/27/2024
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Duration:03:47:18

Part Four: The Finders: CIA Child Trafficking Cult or Just Normal Cult?

1/25/2024
Now bereft of their children, the Finders slide into old age and irrelevance with one last attempt to freak out the normies. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:55:13

Part Three: The Finders: CIA Child Trafficking Cult or Just Normal Cult?

1/23/2024
Were The Finders a CIA operation? The short answer is "maybe"! The long answer is... this episode. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:04:00

It Could Happen Here Weekly 115

1/20/2024
All of this week's episodes of It Could Happen Here put together in one large file. You can now listen to all Cool Zone Media shows, 100% ad-free through the Cooler Zone Media subscription, available exclusively on Apple Podcasts. So, open your Apple Podcasts app, search for “Cooler Zone Media” and subscribe today! http://apple.co/coolerzone See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:03:09:15

Part Two: The Finders: CIA Child Trafficking Cult or Just Normal Cult?

1/18/2024
After almost twenty years of quiet growth the Finders explode into public awareness when they are accused of sex trafficking children, possibly for the CIA. (Or the Devil.) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:09:06

Part One: The Finders: CIA Child Trafficking Cult or Just Normal Cult?

1/16/2024
Robert sits down with Jamie Loftus to tell the tale of Marion Petty, the man whose cult was accused of trafficking children and may have been part of a CIA op. Or not! It's very unclear! (4 Part Series) Sources: https://apnews.com/article/4c5cd8141e930159ea3e4f0492a41adehttps://www.vice.com/en/article/7x53vg/the-finders-cult-from-the-80s-was-patient-zero-for-epsteinand-pizzagate-conspiracieshttps://washingtoncitypaper.com/article/287890/finders-keeper/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1987/02/07/officialsdescribe-cult-rituals-in-child-abuse-case/11f05df1-48e0-41f7-b46d249c0bd2bc39/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1987/02/07/finders-group-has-its-roots-in-popular60s-hippie-refuge/2d6b5d9d-904f-4acd-a371-f560fca68b39/ https://vault.fbi.gov/the-finders/the-finders-part-01-of-04/viewr https://www.gnosticwarrior.com/finders.htmlhttps://joncohen.org/wp-content/uploads/1988/11/In-Search-of-the-Finders-New-Times-version-.pdfhttps://www.amazon.com/Gamecaller-Mr-Tobe-Terrell/dp/1974059308See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:10:48

It Could Happen Here Weekly 114

1/13/2024
All of this week's episodes of It Could Happen Here put together in one large file. You can now listen to all Cool Zone Media shows, 100% ad-free through the Cooler Zone Media subscription, available exclusively on Apple Podcasts. So, open your Apple Podcasts app, search for “Cooler Zone Media” and subscribe today! http://apple.co/coolerzone See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:03:45:17

Part Two: John Schmitz: The First Trump

1/11/2024
Our tale of Orange County bastardry reaches it's apex in John Schmitz, the conspiracy maniac who ran against Nixon from the Right and blazed the trail that led us to Donald Trump See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:09:42

Part One: How Orange County Incubated American Fascism

1/9/2024
Robert sits down with Francesca Fiorentini to talk about how Orange County, California gave birth to the modern Republican Party, thanks to some arms dealers and a howling fascist named John Schmitz. (2 Part Series) Sources: https://cafe.com/article/were-revolutionaries-john-schmitzs-controversial-1972-third-partypresidential-campaign/ https://www.nytimes.com/1972/11/05/archives/john-schmitz-is-no-george-wallace-.html https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1988-05-16-me-1902-story.html https://www.reddit.com/r/thecampaigntrail/comments/115krux/fun_facts_about_john_g_schmitz_not _really_theyre/ https://people.com/crime/mary-kay-letourneau-devastated-when-politician-father-was-caughtfathering-children-with-student/ https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-joseph-e-schmitz-foreign-policypentagon-dod-germany-wrong-doing-439239https://archive.is/qkm9c https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/2001/01/12/conservative-gopcongressman-john-g-schmitz-70-dies/d1dc7a2d-458c-4ef4-8f0d-398dfb8d54b4/ https://www.npr.org/2023/05/17/1176662608/a-historian-details-how-a-secretiveextremist-group-radicalized-the-american-rig https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/09/29/republicans-orange-county-california-228110/https://www.pressreader.com/usa/los-angeles-times/20181105/281483572392685 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:16:06