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The History of Being Human

Sep 24, 2018

It's hard to argue with the top-ten status of these two horrors. 

A scorned, vindictive, spiteful, misogynistic, brutal sadist.

A loving wife and devoted mother, who also happened to get aroused by killing on a world-historic level.

Both with vast piles of wealth and unchecked control over their victims. Both so...

Sep 17, 2018

In this episode I speak with a philosopher of evil, Todd Calder, PhD.

Although more seraphic surfer than demonic, Todd wrote the article on the concept of evil in the Stanford Internet Encyclopedia of Evil:

The Concept of Evil

He has also authored numerous scholarly articles and presented at conferences and symposia on...

Sep 4, 2018

I didn't want to place him on this list. 

But what choice did I have?

Beloved national hero or sadistic monster. It depends on who you ask.

If you ask a circa 1830 history teacher you will get one answer.

If you ask the people he set his dogs on, the slaves he burned alive when they tried to escape, or the Spanish...