Why we’re still mesmerized by the myth of Rasputin
In the century since Russia’s “Mad Monk” was poisoned, we've come to believe a lot of things: he was mystical, he was evil, he was the world’s greatest lover.
This hour: Rasputin — the all-too-human peasant who found his way to friendship with the Romanovs, and the comical, absurd version that just won’t die.
- Douglas Smith: Historian and author of Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs
- Chris Roberson: Co-writer of the Hellboy comic Rasputin: Voice of the Dragon
Colin McEnroe, Lily Tyson, Jonathan McNicol, and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.