Hosted by journalist Robert Evans, the Behind the Bastards podcast is one of the true gems of the podcasting world. So it’s natural that we would want to list out the best Behind The Bastards episodes.
In this 4-parter, Behind the Bastards takes a seriously intense look at the life of American Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Is he a bastard? Of course, he is, not the least of his bastardly actions being the recently exposed scandal about him receiving all kinds of lavish gifts from right-wing billionaire pals. Totally not a conflict of interest right?!
Nevertheless, if you think you know anything about Clarence Thomas, you probably don’t know all the truly bat-shit crazy stuff… like his absolute obsession with porn.
Ah, Ben Shapiro… where to even begin. Let’s just say that this dolt of a person gets the Behind the Bastards treatment in multiple episodes, but I think the best one is called “Ben Shapiro Knows Less About Sex Than An Amoeba.”
Sofiya Alexandra joins Robert to read Ben Shapiro’s book about sex, which, as you have probably already guessed, is as bad as it could get.
Jack Welch is probably best known for being the Chairman and CEO of General Electric for an absurd number of years. During his tenure, he basically drove GE into the ground and had a general disdain for the middle and working class. But that’s just the start of the story, this guy was a real bastard. Check out this episode and find out why.
If you want to learn a bit more about everyone’s favourite man-child, Elon Musk, this Behind the Bastards episode is a good place to start. Discover how awesome the labour practices of his companies are, along with how his business empire was mostly built off the back of $4.9 billion in government subsidies.
You can rely on my assessment that Steven Seagal is a truly monstrous individual. In this early episode of the Behind the Bastards podcast, Robert teams up with the well-known internet personality Seanbaby to delve into Seagal’s aikido skills, disturbing accusations of human trafficking, and his truly terrible blues music. And this was all before he also turned into Putin’s stooge.
Is there anything more heinous than peddling lies about a truly tragic event that involves children? Probably not many things can rival the evil nature of such an act. Enter Alex Jones.
It’s no secret that Alex Jones has been booted from major social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, as well as banned from the App Store and other mainstream apps that help spread information. In an early episode, Robert is joined by Noel Brown and Benjamin Bowlin (hosts of Ridiculous History and Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know) to delve into how Alex Jones played a key role in shaping modern conservative media.
And as a bonus, Behind the Bastards has a few other episodes focused on this moron/monster.
Jordan Peterson, the Canadian University professor who is responsible for book titled: The 12 Rules for Life – and since then many absolutely insane, batshit, moronic theories about everything from Transgender people to Canadian politics gets run through his paces on this amazing episode of Behind the Bastards.
I’m not sure if I agree with the assertion that Vince McMahon is “history’s greatest monster” – but let’s roll with that premise for a second. Chairman and CEO of the WWE, this guy is a real piece of work and stands as excellent fodder for this insanely great six-part episode series of the Behind The Bastards podcast.