Welcome to the age of discovery, as we attempt something we've never done before: An episode on world firsts! And it's a good'un this week.
Tom kicks us off with a look at the lesser known stories and backwaters from Magellan's circumnavigation of the globe. From deaths, to revolts, to the gretest hits of Enrique Iglesias.
Next, Sam takes a look at the adventures of Maurice Wilson; Climber who couldn't climb, pilot who couldn't fly, and Christian mystic who made a bold and incredibly stupid attempt to be the first man up Mount Everest.
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).
That Was Genius is produced by Glorious Republic Broadcasting.