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 Germans and US fought on the same side in WW2, alongside a load of retired French Prime Ministers).

Meanwhile, Tom discusses the other side of the Scottish War of Independence. The side Mel Gibson didn't want you to see... The interesting side.

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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.

Join Sam Datta-Paulin (he likes history and lives in Britain) and Tom Berry (he also likes history but lives in New Zealand), for a weekly reflection on the bold, the brilliant... And the downright strange.

From bizarre events and stories to equally odd inventions, barely a day goes by without something incredible (or incredibly stupid) happening around the world.

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