What a nice cheery one this week. It's all about genocide. But don't worry, we've still managed to squeeze out some (awkward) laughs.

Don't say we never give ourselves a challenge! This week we're discussing all things mass murder (or, at least, attempted). Sam kicks us off with the story of Nakam, the post-WW2 Jewish organisation who tried to kill of Germany once and for all by poisoning the entire population, and actually succeeded in poisoning thousands of SS prisoners. 

Meanwhile Tom goes biblical - literally - with a whistle stop tour of mass murder in the Old Testament and Tanakh, the Hebrew Bible.

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Welcome to That Was Genius: Two blokes. A 12-hour time difference. An immature sense of humour. And 10,000 years of human civilisation. A weekly podcast looking at the weirder side of history.

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