Scoundrel: History's Forgotten Villains

By KAST MEDIA | Jason and Carissa Weiser

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 May 19, 2022


History consists of heroes and villains (and, I suppose everything in between)... but it's usually the villains who are the most interesting: Their flaws, their quirks, the voids in their hearts that force them to do the unthinkable. These are the characters that fascinate us, that pull us in, that compel us to watch and don’t let us look away. And these are the characters that Scoundrel: History’s Forgotten Villains is all about.

Scoundrel, is a new bi-weekly anthology podcast from Kast Media and the award winning creators of Myths & Legends, that tells the stories of the rapscallions through time who were just a little more adept at hiding their evil from historians than others. By joining them on their treacherous journeys, we not only learn about what makes them tick, but more importantly, the times that created them.

Sidney Gottlieb, George Remus, Thomas Blood, James McClintock. They’ve all done horrible things...on varying scales. If there’s anything we can salvage from their misdeeds and incalculable human suffering, it’s the opportunity to use them to elucidate the times they’ve lived… so that we can better understand ourselves.

Episode Date
Wang Ti: The Icarus of Beijing
Feb 24, 2023
Hetty Green: The Witch of Wall Street
Feb 09, 2023
Matthew Hopkins: Witchfinder General
Jan 26, 2023
Pearl and James O'Dell: The Honeymoon Murderers
Jan 11, 2023
Cattle Annie & Little Britches: Teen Girl Old West Outlaws
Dec 28, 2022
Alferd Packer: Colorado Cannibal
Dec 14, 2022
Introducing Kast Plus!
Dec 06, 2022
Franziska Schanzkowska: Fake Anastasia
Nov 30, 2022
Julian Harvey: Murderer At Sea
Nov 16, 2022
Ching Shih: One Mean Pirate Queen
Nov 02, 2022
Lost in Panama is Available Now
Oct 31, 2022
Charles Boles: The Shotgun-Wielding Gentleman Outlaw
Oct 19, 2022
Linda Hazzard: The Doctor Who Starved Her Patients
Oct 05, 2022
John Taylor: The Man Who Killed Bach
Sep 21, 2022
Sep 14, 2022
Domenica Guillaume: Picassos, Hitmen and Murder
Sep 07, 2022
The Fox Sisters: The Girls Who "Saw" Dead People
Aug 24, 2022
Mata Hari: Exotic Dancer War Criminal
Aug 10, 2022
William Bailey: Radioactive Snake Oil Salesman
Jul 27, 2022
Belle Starr: Misunderstood Bandit Queen
Jul 13, 2022
Emerich Juettner: The Worst Counterfeiter Who Ever Lived
Jun 29, 2022
Bernarr MacFadden: The Man With the Perfect Body
Jun 15, 2022
Sarah Wilson: Fake British Princess
Jun 01, 2022
May 23, 2022
Hong Xiuquan: Demon-Slaying Rebel and Brother to Jesus Christ
May 18, 2022
Belle Gunness: The Murderous Black Widow
May 04, 2022
Sidney Gottlieb: The Man Who Tried To Control Minds
Apr 20, 2022
Thomas Blood: The Man Who Stole England's Crown Jewels
Apr 06, 2022
Sister Virginia Maria: The Murderous Nun of Monza
Mar 23, 2022
George Remus: The Real Great Gatsby
Mar 09, 2022
James McClintock and His Magical Killing Machines
Feb 23, 2022
The Many Deaths of Iron Mike Malloy
Feb 23, 2022
Welcome to Scoundrel: History's Forgotten Villains
Feb 12, 2022