Right you lot, your mission? Escape from camp Genius. The plan? One hour of close calls and narrowly avoided disasters as we explore some of history's greatest escapes. Sam kicks us off with a look at the escape from Zozgad prison camp, also known as the road to end-or; a WW1 escape in which an Australian and a Welshman escaped a Turkish POW camp... using telepathy.

Meanwhile Tom looks at Edward III and his very lucky escape at the Battle of Crécy in 1346, part of the hundred years war. A disastrous turn in a military campaign became an incredible victory thanks to a cunning plan.

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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.

We upload new episodes every Wednesday night/Thursday morning (UK time).

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That Was Genius is produced by Glorious Republic Broadcasting.

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