Archive for the 'East Asia' Category

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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 ...

WARNING: This episode contains references to sources which use language in common use at the time, but which would be considered offensive and derogatory today. Which isn't surpris...

G'Day Bruces and Shielas, stick another shrimp on the barbie because it's Australia week!  Tom takes us on another highly entertaining (and, as usual, it's deeply harrowing) story...

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...

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...