Archive for the 'battles' Category

Talk about a historical epic: Episode 17 is all about events which should have been made into films, but aren't! Sam discusses the battle for Itter Schloss (the only time the Germa...

Resistance is anything but futile! And it's the topic this week. Sam's been learning about British superspy and inventor of imaginary resistance networks Juan Pujol Garcia, the rar...

You dirty rotten cheat. Foul play is the topic this week. Tom's gamed the system to make sure cheating in the early years of the Tour de France comes up, with both bizarre and terr...

'Perfidious Albion' or the dastardly English is the topic this week, although through a series of miscommunications it's actually an episode featuring one horrible person and one a...

Yarr, it's pirate week on That Was Genius. Tom discusses French Buccaneer, privateer and all-round nasty guy Francois L'ollonois, who is definitely not one to cross if you happen t...

Artifact's is this week's topic. Sam discusses the Shang Oracle Bones - a priceless gateway to a lost civilization that was almost eaten out of existence. Meanwhile Tom looks at th...

Banned literature is the theme this week, and features the mad ramblings of the CIA, and a whole book full of medieval dick jokes. Which makes us as happy as it'll make you! Tom di...

Getting lost is the topic this week, from a twice shipwrecked (and probably quite annoying) Dutchman and his adventures in Java and Indonesia, to intrepid Amazon explorer Percy Faw...

It's Historic conmen week, from fake footballer Carlos Kaiser faking it as other footballers (meta, I know), to Gregor MacGregor, the guy who made up his own country and sent hundr...

It's stupidity week! Featuring badly written Roman erotica, trying to fight a battle drunk, terrible German accents and more. Subscribe and listen to us! Apple Music // Podbean // ...