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Part One: The Birth of American Fascism

In episode 30, Robert is joined again by Katy Stoll and Cody Johnston to discuss how fascism started in America. It is a well-established fact that fascism can rise to dominate a democratic nation from relatively humble beginnings. Keep that in mind as we talk about the birth of the American Fascist movement in the United States. Because, more than anything, this is a story about how close the USA came to going down Germany’s path. 

Episode 30: The Birth of American Fascism Photos

Episode 30: The Birth of American Fascism Photos

Episode 30: The Birth of American Fascism Footnotes

Episode 30: The Birth of American Fascism Footnotes

The Bastards of the 2018 Midterm Election

In Episode 29, Robert is joined again by Katy Stoll and Cody Johnston to discuss the Bastards of the 2018 Midterm Election!

Episode 29: The Bastards of the 2018 Midterm Election Footnotes

Episode 29: The Bastards of the 2018 Midterm Election Footnotes

Why Ted Cruz Sucks: A Comprehensive Biography

This week, Robert is joined by Cody Johnston and Katy Stoll to discuss the Bastards of the 2018 Mid-Term Elections. And to start, let’s talk about a man that people of all backgrounds and beliefs can despise: Ted Cruz. 

Episode 28: Why Ted Cruz Sucks: A Comprehensive Biography Footnotes

Episode 28: Why Ted Cruz Sucks: A Comprehensive Biography Footnotes

Part Three: L. Ron Hubbard's High Sea Adventures With His Private Cult Navy

In Part Three of our Series on L. Ron Hubbard, Robert is joined again by Caitlin Durante (The Bechdel Cast) to discuss how L. Ron Hubbard spent 99% of his waking hours making up insane lies and died worth $600 million.

Part Two: L. Ron Hubbard: The Greatest Con-Man In History

In Part Two of our Three Part Series on L. Ron Hubbard, Robert is joined again by Caitlin Durante (The Bechdel Cast) to discuss how L. Ron Hubbard lived the life of Indiana Jones, mixed with Steve Zizou, as well as mixed with the Prophet Mohammed. 

Part One:  How L. Ron Hubbard Lied His Way to Godhood

Lafayette Ron Hubbard was a living monument to how much a tall white guy can achieve by lying, without pause, for seventy straight years. In Episode 27, Robert is joined by Caitlin Durante (The Bechdel Cast) and they discuss the wild life of the found of Scientology. 

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Episode 27: How L. Ron Hubbard Lied His Way to Godhood Footnotes

Part Two: Steven Seagal Is So Much Worse Than You'd Ever Imagine

In Part Two of our series on Steven Seagal, Robert is joined again by the Internet's Seanbaby and they continue to discuss Steven Seagal who is an actual monster.

Part One: Steven Seagal Is So Much Worse Than You'd Ever Imagine

Trust us, Steven Seagal is a world class monster. On episode 26, Robert is joined by the Internet's Seanbaby about Seagal's aikido, alleged human trafficking and unconscionable blues music.

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Episode 26: Steven Seagal Is So Much Worse Than You'd Ever Imagine Footnotes

Part Two: Ronald and Nancy Reagan: The Bastards Behind the AIDS Crisis

In Part Two: Part Two: Ronald and Nancy Reagan: The Bastards Behind the AIDS Crisis, Robert is joined again by Andy Beckerman (Couples Therapy Podcast) and they continuing discussing The AIDS epidemic and how the Reagans were involved. 

Part One: Ronald and Nancy Reagan: The Bastards Behind the AIDS Crisis

In Episode 25, Robert is joined by comedian Andy Beckerman (Couples Therapy Podcast) to discuss Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan and the AIDS crisis. When Robert started researching for this episode, he expected it would be a fairly straightforward episode about how homophobia and religious fundamentalism in the halls of American power led to an executive branch that fiddled while thousands of gay people died. The story he uncovered was very different, and somehow even more offensive, than the one he'd set out to research.

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Episode 25: Ronald and Nancy Reagan: The Bastards Behind the AIDS Crisis Footnotes

Part Two: Rodrigo Duterte: The Hitler of the Philippines

In Part Two about Rodrigo Duterte, Robert is joined again by comedian Blake Wexler and they discuss Duterte's presidency and spoiler alert how Facebook helped him get elected. 

Unobscured Trailer

Introducing Unobscured, the newest Aaron Mahnke podcast on the HowStuffWorks Network.

Part One: Duterte: The Mass Murdering Mayor

Duterte’s drug war in the Philippines is now the greatest mass slaughter of civilians in Asia since the rise of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. In episode 24, Robert is joined by comedian Blake Wexler to discuss what’s happening in the Philippines and how it is entirely intentional and directed by a single man, Rodrigo Duterte.