Behind the Bastards podcast

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.

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.

 

#769

Part One: TB Joshua: The Evangelical Pastor Who Built His Own Hell

Robert sits down with Miles Gray to talk about TB Joshua, a Nigerian pastor whose cult trapped people from all over the world in a literal physical hell of his own design. (2 Part Series) Sources: [https://www.thecitizen.co.tz/tanzania/news/africa/even-in-death-televangelist-tb-joshua-remains-controversial-3431478] (https://www.thecitizen.co.tz/tanzania/news/africa/even-in-death-televangelist-tb-joshua-remains-controversial-3431478) [https://www.ru.ac.za/perspective/2014archive/tbjoshuaafalseprophetmustcomeclean.html] (https://www.ru.ac.za/perspective/2014archive/tbjoshuaafalseprophetmustcomeclean.html) [https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-56771246] (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-56771246) [https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/5050/youtube-closes-african-channel-promoting-televangelists-violent-conversion-therapy/] (https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/5050/youtube-closes-african-channel-promoting-televangelists-violent-conversion-therapy/) [https://www.africanews.com/2024/01/08/tb-joshua-exposed-20-years-of-scandal-and-fake-miracles-in-lagos-sparks-mixed-reactions/] (https://www.africanews.com/2024/01/08/tb-joshua-exposed-20-years-of-scandal-and-fake-miracles-in-lagos-sparks-mixed-reactions/) [https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-59295624] (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-59295624) [https://punchng.com/trump-you-need-spiritual-understanding-to-interpret-my-prophesy-tb-joshua/] (https://punchng.com/trump-you-need-spiritual-understanding-to-interpret-my-prophesy-tb-joshua/) [https://www.modernghana.com/news/685268/police-urges-calm-over-terror-prophecy-.html] (https://www.modernghana.com/news/685268/police-urges-calm-over-terror-prophecy-.html) [https://www.timeslive.co.za/tshisa-live/tshisa-live/2016-09-19-cassper-slams-report-claiming-tb-joshua-predicted-the-death-of-12-000-people-at-concert/] (https://www.timeslive.co.za/tshisa-live/tshisa-live/2016-09-19-cassper-slams-report-claiming-tb-joshua-predicted-the-death-of-12-000-people-at-concert/) [https://www.ibtimes.co.uk/malaysia-airlines-flight-mh370-clip-nigerian-preacher-predicting-disappearance-goes-viral-1440107] (https://www.ibtimes.co.uk/malaysia-airlines-flight-mh370-clip-nigerian-preacher-predicting-disappearance-goes-viral-1440107) [https://archive.is/iYg1s#selection-1643.0-1649.1] (https://archive.is/iYg1s#selection-1643.0-1649.1) [https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-2608411/Nigeria-preacher-Healer-controversial-leader.html] (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-2608411/Nigeria-preacher-Healer-controversial-leader.html) [https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-67891394] (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-67891394) [https://apnews.com/general-news-ed3b0ce9145f47d78bc84f36cf4db097] (https://apnews.com/general-news-ed3b0ce9145f47d78bc84f36cf4db097) [https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-67861976] (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-67861976) [https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-67749215] (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-67749215) [https://saharareporters.com/2021/06/13/bring-prophet-t-b-joshuas-body-home-burial-ondo-youths-tell-family-late-cleric] (https://saharareporters.com/2021/06/13/bring-prophet-t-b-joshuas-body-home-burial-ondo-youths-tell-family-late-cleric) [https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29234245] (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29234245) [https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/constance-marten-tb-joshua-mark-gordon-b2279954.html] (https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/constance-marten-tb-joshua-mark-gordon-b2279954.html) [https://www.cfr.org/blog/tb-joshua-preacher-who-held-outsized-influence-nigeria-and-africa] (https://www.cfr.org/blog/tb-joshua-preacher-who-held-outsized-influence-nigeria-and-africa) [https://dailynigerian.com/joshua-life-times-legacy/] (https://dailynigerian.com/joshua-life-times-legacy/) [https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-57388592] (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-57388592) [https://guardian.ng/news/end-of-road-for-woman-used-by-pastors-to-perform-fake-miracles/] (https://guardian.ng/news/end-of-road-for-woman-used-by-pastors-to-perform-fake-miracles/) [https://www.pewresearch.org/religion/2006/10/05/historical-overview-of-pentecostalism-in-nigeria/] (https://www.pewresearch.org/religion/2006/10/05/historical-overview-of-pentecostalism-in-nigeria/) [https://www.religionnewsblog.com/6772/mixed-reactions-over-nigerias-televised-miracles-ban] (https://www.religionnewsblog.com/6772/mixed-reactions-over-nigerias-televised-miracles-ban)   [https://www.nairaland.com/40/nbc-ban-unverified-tv-miracles] (https://www.nairaland.com/40/nbc-ban-unverified-tv-miracles) [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZZVQxjXWCg] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZZVQxjXWCg) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

11 hrs Ago

1 HR 06 MINS

1:06:10

11 hrs Ago


#768

It Could Happen Here Weekly 119

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] (http://apple.co/coolerzone)   See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

24 Feb 2024

2 HR 35 MINS

2:35:00

24 Feb 2024


#767

Part Four: Was Robert. E. Lee a Good General?

Robert and Prop answer the final two great questions about Robert E. Lee: did he fuck that horse, and was he any good as a general? See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

22 Feb 2024

1 HR 27 MINS

1:27:12

22 Feb 2024


#766

Introducing: Better Offline

Hi, Behind the Bastards Fans! Take a listen to the trailer from Cool Zone Media's newest show - Better Offline.  About the show: Better Offline is a weekly show exploring the tech industry’s influence and manipulation of society - and interrogating the growth-at-all-costs future that tech’s elite wants to build. Combining narrative-form storytelling, one-on-one interviews and panel-based discussions, Better Offline cuts through the buzzwords and obfuscation of the tech industry, investigating and evaluating the schemes and scams of everyone from cryptocurrency scumbags to the greediest of the venture capital elite. Tech industry veteran Ed Zitron and a dynamic coterie of guests will help listeners understand the who, how and why of how tech’s most powerful players are changing the world - for better or for worse. Listen [ ] (https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-born-to-love-with-ellie-k-116602810/) [here] (https://www.iheart.com/podcast/139-better-offline-150284547/#:~:text=•%201%20min-,Better%20Offline%20is%20a%20weekly%20show%20exploring%20the%20tech%20industry%27s,for%20better%20or%20for%20worse.) [ ] (https://www.iheart.com/podcast/139-better-offline-150284547/#:~:text=•%201%20min-,Better%20Offline%20is%20a%20weekly%20show%20exploring%20the%20tech%20industry%27s,for%20better%20or%20for%20worse.) <a href="https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-call-chelsea-peretti-27911408/"></a>and subscribe to Better Offline on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts! See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

21 Feb 2024

01 MINS

01:57

21 Feb 2024


#765

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

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] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

20 Feb 2024

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:16

20 Feb 2024


#764

It Could Happen Here Weekly 118

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] (http://apple.co/coolerzone)   See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

18 Feb 2024

3 HR 19 MINS

3:19:17

18 Feb 2024


#763

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

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] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

15 Feb 2024

1 HR 19 MINS

1:19:00

15 Feb 2024


#762

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

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: 1-- [https://archive.org/stream/memoirsrobertel01wriggoog/memoirsrobertel01wriggoog_djvu.txt] (https://archive.org/stream/memoirsrobertel01wriggoog/memoirsrobertel01wriggoog_djvu.txt)   [https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-arlington-national-cemetery-came-to-be-145147007/] (https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-arlington-national-cemetery-came-to-be-145147007) 2-- [https://www.history.com/news/how-the-cult-of-robert-e-lee-was-born] (https://www.history.com/news/how-the-cult-of-robert-e-lee-was-born)   3-- [https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2017/08/18/robert-e-lee-is-the-uniter-america-has-been-looking-for/] (https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2017/08/18/robert-e-lee-is-the-uniter-america-has-been-looking-for/)   4-- [https://www.amazon.com/Lee-Considered-General-History-America-ebook/dp/B00ZVEM3T6] (https://www.amazon.com/Lee-Considered-General-History-America-ebook/dp/B00ZVEM3T6)   5-- [https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Lee-Me-Southerners-Reckoning-ebook/dp/B08BKJJJG8/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=lee+and+me&s=digital-text&sr=1-2] (https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Lee-Me-Southerners-Reckoning-ebook/dp/B08BKJJJG8/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=lee+and+me&s=digital-text&sr=1-2)   6-- [https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Lee-Allen-C-Guelzo-ebook/dp/B08RJ4S4DN/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=lee+guelzo&s=digital-text&sr=1-1] (https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Lee-Allen-C-Guelzo-ebook/dp/B08RJ4S4DN/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=lee+guelzo&s=digital-text&sr=1-1)   7-- [https://www.amazon.com/General-Lee-Biography-Robert-ebook/dp/B074N2GGTV/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=lee+a+biography+fitzhugh+lee&s=digital-text&sr=1-1] (https://www.amazon.com/General-Lee-Biography-Robert-ebook/dp/B074N2GGTV/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=lee+a+biography+fitzhugh+lee&s=digital-text&sr=1-1) 8-- [https://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://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://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://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.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/lee-timeline/) [https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/making-sense-of-robert-e-lee-85017563/] (https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/making-sense-of-robert-e-lee-85017563/)   [https://www.americanheritage.com/robert-e-lees-severest-struggle] (https://www.americanheritage.com/robert-e-lees-severest-struggle)   [https://spartacus-educational.com/USASwhipping.htm] (https://spartacus-educational.com/USASwhipping.htm)   9-- [https://www.thedailybeast.com/when-robert-e-lee-met-john-brown-and-saved-the-union] (https://www.thedailybeast.com/when-robert-e-lee-met-john-brown-and-saved-the-union)    10- [https://www.ducksters.com/biography/world_leaders/robert_e_lee.php] (https://www.ducksters.com/biography/world_leaders/robert_e_lee.php)   11- [https://www.historyforkids.net/robert-e-lee.html] (https://www.historyforkids.net/robert-e-lee.html)   See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

13 Feb 2024

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:17

13 Feb 2024


#761

It Could Happen Here Weekly 117

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] (http://apple.co/coolerzone)   See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

10 Feb 2024

3 HR 54 MINS

3:54:34

10 Feb 2024


#760

It Could Happen Here Weekly 109

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] (http://apple.co/coolerzone)   See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

07 Feb 2024

3 HR 52 MINS

3:52:12

07 Feb 2024


#759

It Could Happen Here Weekly 116

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] (http://apple.co/coolerzone)   See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

03 Feb 2024

3 HR 28 MINS

3:28:03

03 Feb 2024


#758

Part Two: Tech Bros Have Built A Cult Around AI

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/] (https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/ai-companies-advocates-cult-1234954528/) ) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

01 Feb 2024

48 MINS

48:46

01 Feb 2024


#757

Part One: Tech Bros Have Built A Cult Around AI

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/] (https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/ai-companies-advocates-cult-1234954528/) ) (2 Part Series) Sources: 1-- [What Makes a Cult a Cult? | The New Yorker] (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/07/12/what-makes-a-cult-a-cult) 2-- [The Wide Angle: Understanding TESCREAL — Silicon Valley’s Rightward Turn | Washington Spectator] (https://washingtonspectator.org/understanding-tescreal-silicon-valleys-rightward-turn/) 3-- [We need to examine the beliefs of today’s tech luminaries] (https://www.ft.com/content/edc30352-05fb-4fd8-a503-20b50ce014ab) 4-- [This A.I. Subculture’s Motto: Go, Go, Go - The New York Times (archive.is)] (https://archive.is/TX4zV#selection-909.128-913.177) 5-- [Effective Accelerationism — e/acc - e/acc newsletter (archive.is)] (https://archive.is/syB5A#selection-759.0-759.200) 6-- [The Techno-Optimist Manifesto | Andreessen Horowitz (archive.is)] (https://archive.is/IachA) 7-- [https://abtinmus.medium.com/nick-land-for-dumbies-technological-singularity-and-capital-as-a-runaway-system-4fac0c9a163e] (https://abtinmus.medium.com/nick-land-for-dumbies-technological-singularity-and-capital-as-a-runaway-system-4fac0c9a163e) 8-- [https://web.archive.org/web/20141007023855/http://alternative-right.blogspot.com/2014/10/hyper-racism.html] (https://web.archive.org/web/20141007023855/http:/alternative-right.blogspot.com/2014/10/hyper-racism.html) 9-- [https://www.journals.vu.lt/problemos/article/view/25345] (https://www.journals.vu.lt/problemos/article/view/25345) 10- [https://regressstudies.substack.com/p/technocapital-is-eating-my-brains] (https://regressstudies.substack.com/p/technocapital-is-eating-my-brains) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

30 Jan 2024

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:44

30 Jan 2024


#756

It Could Happen Here Weekly 115

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] (http://apple.co/coolerzone)   See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

27 Jan 2024

3 HR 47 MINS

3:47:18

27 Jan 2024


#755

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

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] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

25 Jan 2024

55 MINS

55:13

25 Jan 2024


#754

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

Were The Finders a CIA operation? The short answer is "maybe"! The long answer is... this episode. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

23 Jan 2024

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:00

23 Jan 2024


#753

It Could Happen Here Weekly 115

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] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

20 Jan 2024

3 HR 09 MINS

3:09:15

20 Jan 2024


#752

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

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] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

18 Jan 2024

1 HR 09 MINS

1:09:06

18 Jan 2024


#751

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

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: 1-- [https://apnews.com/article/4c5cd8141e930159ea3e4f0492a41ade] (https://apnews.com/article/4c5cd8141e930159ea3e4f0492a41ade) 2-- [https://www.vice.com/en/article/7x53vg/the-finders-cult-from-the-80s-was-patient-zero-for-epsteinand-pizzagate-conspiracies] (https://www.vice.com/en/article/7x53vg/the-finders-cult-from-the-80s-was-patient-zero-for-epsteinand-pizzagate-conspiracies) 3-- [https://washingtoncitypaper.com/article/287890/finders-keeper/  ] (https://washingtoncitypaper.com/article/287890/finders-keeper/%20 ) 4-- [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/officialsdescribe-cult-rituals-in-child-abuse-case/11f05df1-48e0-41f7-b46d249c0bd2bc39/%20 ) 5-- [https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1987/02/07/finders-group-has-its-roots-in-popular60s-hippie-refuge/2d6b5d9d-904f-4acd-a371-f560fca68b39/  ] (https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1987/02/07/finders-group-has-its-roots-in-popular60s-hippie-refuge/2d6b5d9d-904f-4acd-a371-f560fca68b39/%20 ) 6-- [https://vault.fbi.gov/the-finders/the-finders-part-01-of-04/viewr ] (https://vault.fbi.gov/the-finders/the-finders-part-01-of-04/viewr ) 7-- [https://www.gnosticwarrior.com/finders.htmlhttps://joncohen.org/wp-content/uploads/1988/11/In-Search-of-the-Finders-New-Times-version-.pdf] (https://www.gnosticwarrior.com/finders.htmlhttps://joncohen.org/wp-content/uploads/1988/11/In-Search-of-the-Finders-New-Times-version-.pdf) 8-- [https://www.amazon.com/Gamecaller-Mr-Tobe-Terrell/dp/1974059308] (https://www.amazon.com/Gamecaller-Mr-Tobe-Terrell/dp/1974059308) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

16 Jan 2024

1 HR 10 MINS

1:10:48

16 Jan 2024


#750

It Could Happen Here Weekly 114

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] (http://apple.co/coolerzone)   See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

13 Jan 2024

3 HR 45 MINS

3:45:17

13 Jan 2024


#749

Part Two: John Schmitz: The First Trump

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] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

11 Jan 2024

1 HR 09 MINS

1:09:42

11 Jan 2024


#748

Part One: How Orange County Incubated American Fascism

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: 1-- [https://cafe.com/article/were-revolutionaries-john-schmitzs-controversial-1972-third-partypresidential-campaign/  ] (https://cafe.com/article/were-revolutionaries-john-schmitzs-controversial-1972-third-partypresidential-campaign/%20 ) 2-- [https://www.nytimes.com/1972/11/05/archives/john-schmitz-is-no-george-wallace-.html ] (https://www.nytimes.com/1972/11/05/archives/john-schmitz-is-no-george-wallace-.html ) 3-- [https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1988-05-16-me-1902-story.html  ] (https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1988-05-16-me-1902-story.html%20 ) 4-- [https://www.reddit.com/r/thecampaigntrail/comments/115krux/fun_facts_about_john_g_schmitz_not _really_theyre/  ] (https://www.reddit.com/r/thecampaigntrail/comments/115krux/fun_facts_about_john_g_schmitz_not%20_really_theyre/%20 ) 5-- [https://people.com/crime/mary-kay-letourneau-devastated-when-politician-father-was-caughtfathering-children-with-student/  ] (https://people.com/crime/mary-kay-letourneau-devastated-when-politician-father-was-caughtfathering-children-with-student/%20 ) 6-- [https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-joseph-e-schmitz-foreign-policypentagon-dod-germany-wrong-doing-439239] (https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-joseph-e-schmitz-foreign-policypentagon-dod-germany-wrong-doing-439239) 7-- [https://archive.is/qkm9c  ] (https://archive.is/qkm9c%20 ) 8-- [https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/2001/01/12/conservative-gopcongressman-john-g-schmitz-70-dies/d1dc7a2d-458c-4ef4-8f0d-398dfb8d54b4/  ] (https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/2001/01/12/conservative-gopcongressman-john-g-schmitz-70-dies/d1dc7a2d-458c-4ef4-8f0d-398dfb8d54b4/%20 ) 9-- [https://www.npr.org/2023/05/17/1176662608/a-historian-details-how-a-secretiveextremist-group-radicalized-the-american-rig  ] (https://www.npr.org/2023/05/17/1176662608/a-historian-details-how-a-secretiveextremist-group-radicalized-the-american-rig%20 ) 10- [https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/09/29/republicans-orange-county-california-228110/] (https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/09/29/republicans-orange-county-california-228110/) 11-<a href="https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.politico.com%2Fmagazine%2Fstory%2F2019%2F09%2F29%2Frepublicans-orange-county-california-228110%2F&data=05%7C02%7CSophieLichterman%40iheartmedia.com%7Caff1c5f0aaba450d066108dc149f1435%7C122a527e5b714eba878d9810b495b9e3%7C0%7C0%7C638407920667372421%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=BNEdiYIX2h3J%2BKX%2FhzNsJbcQ8l8jxpfhORuUMr%2F2zs0%3D&reserved=0"></a> [https://www.pressreader.com/usa/los-angeles-times/20181105/281483572392685  ] (https://www.pressreader.com/usa/los-angeles-times/20181105/281483572392685%20 ) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

09 Jan 2024

1 HR 16 MINS

1:16:06

09 Jan 2024


#747

It Could Happen Here Weekly 113

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] (http://apple.co/coolerzone)   See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

06 Jan 2024

2 HR 26 MINS

2:26:27

06 Jan 2024


#746

CZM Rewind: Part Two: Kaiser Wilhelm: The Saddest Warlord In History

In Part Two, Robert is joined again by Jamie Loftus to continue discussing Kaiser Wilhelm.   See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

04 Jan 2024

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:29

04 Jan 2024


#745

CZM Rewind: Part One: Kaiser Wilhelm: The Saddest Warlord In History

Robert sits down with Jamie Loftus to talk about Kaiser Wilhelm, the devastatingly cringy Mama's boy who came to rule an empire despite lacking even a single relevant skill. See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

02 Jan 2024

1 HR 21 MINS

1:21:31

02 Jan 2024


#744

CZM Rewind: Kissinger Parts 4-6

Henry Kissinger is dead! If you're wondering why people are so happy about this, listen to our six hour series on the life and crimes of one of the 20th century's greatest war criminals. (Ft. Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds from The Dollop) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

28 Dec 2023

4 HR 13 MINS

4:13:54

28 Dec 2023


#743

CZM Rewind: Kissinger Parts 1-3

Henry Kissinger is dead! If you're wondering why people are so happy about this, listen to our six hour series on the life and crimes of one of the 20th century's greatest war criminals. (Ft. Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds from The Dollop) See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

26 Dec 2023

4 HR 14 MINS

4:14:31

26 Dec 2023


#742

It Could Happen Here Weekly 112

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] (http://apple.co/coolerzone)   See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

22 Dec 2023

2 HR 30 MINS

2:30:34

22 Dec 2023


#741

Part Two: Christmas Hero Episode: Aaron Swartz

Margaret and Robert conclude our Christmas episode and yet another year of this fucking podcast. CBP is detaining thousands of migrants, including children and the elderly, in the desert without food, water or shelter when overnight temperatures drop below freezing. Support the mutual aid groups helping them: [tinyurl.com/borderaidgfm] (http://tinyurl.com/borderaidgfm) and/or [https://www.gofundme.com/jacumba-migrant-camps] (https://www.gofundme.com/jacumba-migrant-camps)   See [omnystudio.com/listener] (https://omnystudio.com/listener) for privacy information. ... Read more

21 Dec 2023

51 MINS

51:18

21 Dec 2023