Benjamin FranklinAired on Feb 27, 2012
Benjamin Franklin was a multi-talented American founding father–but he also owned slaves, frequented sex clubs and was a suspected serial killer. In this episode of our new series, maverick historian David Eisenbach uncovers little-known details of Franklin’s past, shedding new light on Franklin’s eccentric behaviors and how they enabled him to help save the American Revolution.
Abraham LincolnAired on Feb 27, 2012
Abraham Lincoln was the steady hand of leadership during the Civil War, only to be gunned down in his prime at Ford’s Theater. Outspoken historian David Eisenbach delves into Lincoln’s private life and reveals that the Great Emancipator was a racist, had trouble with women and actually enjoyed sleeping with men.
John F. KennedyAired on Mar 05, 2012
JFK brought Camelot to Washington and forever cemented the Kennedy name in the political sphere. But he was also a courier in Nazi Germany, a body builder and was seriously addicted to danger. Maverick historian David Eisenbach will uncovers these and more little-known details about the life of John F. Kennedy.
J. Edgar HooverAired on Mar 05, 2012
J. Edgar Hoover ran the FBI for almost 40 years and was America’s most respected, and feared, lawman. Author and historian David Eisenbach digs into Hoover’s buried secrets to reveal that Hoover was also a neighborhood peeping tom, a sexual blackmailer, and created the world’s first Gay Spy Ring.
The OK CorralAired on Mar 12, 2012
The RooseveltsAired on Mar 19, 2012
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt were Washington’s first couple with a New Deal. But historian and author David Eisenbach reveals that the Roosevelts’ marriage was a political arrangement of epic proportions. FDR had a long-running affair with his wife’s secretary, and Eleanor was a closet lesbian in love with a female news reporter.
The MormonsAired on Mar 26, 2012
Mormons built a politically powerful religion based on family, faith and clean living. But they also built Las Vegas, they owned brothels, and they copied some of their rituals from the Freemasons. These are just some of the secrets author and Historian David Eisenbach uncovers.
George PattonAired on Apr 09, 2012
George S. Patton was WWII’s greatest combat general. His armored troops rolled to stunning and important victories in North Africa and Europe. But Patton suffered from dyslexia, he never wore those pearl-handled pistols, and he was even an international contraband smuggler. Maverick historian David Eisenbach uncovers Patton’s secrets.
CaligulaAired on Apr 16, 2012
Caligula was a notoriously sadistic Roman Emperor with a wanton disregard for life. Roman citizens, even those with money and power of their own, lived in fear of Caligula’s cruelty. In this episode, historian David Eisenbach reveals that Caligula also walked on water, played craps to make Rome rich, and engaged in incest with his own sisters.
The Rat PackAired on May 07, 2012
They were the bad boys of popular music in the 1960’s. But contrary to the usual stories, Frank Sinatra had nothing to do with starting the Rat Pack, Dean Martin was never really drunk to begin with, and Judy Garland wanted Sinatra so badly she stalked him. Author and historian David Eisenbach brings you all the cool details.