Archive for the 'classics' Category

Yes, the topic this week is the number 40. Yes, it's episode 41. What can we say. We're historians, not mathematicians.  Obvious stupidity and working ourselves into a corner asid...

History is all about discoveries. From scientific breakthroughs, to new philosophies and ideas, to finding out what women get up to in sleepovers and finding wads of classic work u...

Order! Listen in the name of the law! We're discussing all things legal this week. Sam kicks us off with a follow on from last week's Papacy special with a look at all the times G...

We've got a new and exciting side project! Welcome to That Was Genius' "the Other Genius", a little side-hustle in which we catch up with other history creators and fanatics and ta...

Subscribe and listen to us! Apple Music // Podbean // Overcast // Stitcher // TuneIn // Spotify Welcome to That Was Genius: Two blokes. A 12-hour time difference. An immature sen...

Let us take you on a journey to the mysterious East. Or the equally mysterious West. Whatever. It's silk road week! Yes, this week we're taking a trip down the original informatio...

It's Japan week! So we've not exactly been short of fun things to talk about. First up, we've got special guest, That Was Genius fan and Japanese resident Stephanie, to talk about ...

It's vegetables week! No, we're not sure why either.  Tom kicks us off by looking at Priapus (and his collection of poems The Priapeia), Rome's bad-tempered and EXTREMELY well end...

Episode 30, can you believe it? And to celebrate, this week's episode is particularly silly. We've been looking at rivers. Tom dives right in with a (quite roundabout) look at the ...

STOP, in the name of love, as we take a look at some of history's host of heroic homosexuals to celebrate Pride season. Tom kicks us off with a look at the Theban Sacred Band, the ...