'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 absolute idiot. Tom looks at bored, spoiled idiot and all-round moron John 'Mad Jack' Mitten.

Meanwhile, Sam discusses the arms dealer and British intelligence agent Basil Zaharoff or 'ZedZed', the salesman who did more than anyone else to kick start WW1 by stirring up hatred and sleeping his way around European aristocracy, whilst making an enormous fortune for himself as a result. 

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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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