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A weekly comedy podcast looking at the odder side of history

A weekly comedy podcast looking at the odder side of history
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United Kingdom

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A weekly comedy podcast looking at the odder side of history

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English

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00447814848158


Episodes

Pulling Down the Judges Trousers - That Was Genius - Episode 8

3/21/2019
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Banned literature is the theme this week, and features the mad ramblings of the CIA, and a whole book full of medieval dick jokes. Which makes us as happy as it'll make you! Tom discusses Giovanni Boccaccio's The Decameron, a 14th-Century collection of stories so rude they were still getting banned in Europe and the US in the 20th century. Meanwhile Sam's pick is the declassified notes on Operation Northwoods, an insane CIA and US Army round-table discussion on discrediting Fidel Castro's...

Duration:01:02:41

What Do You Do With The Cheerful Sailor - That Was Genius - Episode 7

3/14/2019
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Getting lost is the topic this week, from a twice shipwrecked (and probably quite annoying) Dutchman and his adventures in Java and Indonesia, to intrepid Amazon explorer Percy Fawcett, his unfortunately named friends, and their quest for the lost city of Z. 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...

Duration:00:49:37

A Walking Human Tambourine of Military Excellence - That Was Genius - Episode 6

3/7/2019
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It's Historic conmen week, from fake footballer Carlos Kaiser faking it as other footballers (meta, I know), to Gregor MacGregor, the guy who made up his own country and sent hundreds of people there to die. 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...

Duration:01:05:33

A Little Unexpected Dampness - That Was Genius - Episode 5

2/28/2019
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It's stupidity week! Featuring badly written Roman erotica, trying to fight a battle drunk, terrible German accents and more. 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...

Duration:00:54:42

The Adventures of Sir Flannel Washbottom - That was Genius - Episode 4

2/21/2019
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Love is in the air this week, with the *first* wedding of Henry VIII's first wife Catherine of Aragon (hint, it wasn't to Henry), and the first ever love story... A Sumerian legend which involves gods, a lot of arguing, and more than a little cottage cheese. Welcome to That Was Genius: A weekly podcast looking at the weirder side of history. Two blokes. A 12-hour time difference. An immature sense of humour. And 10,000 years of human civilisation. Join Sam Datta-Paulin (he likes history...

Duration:00:48:49

Mansa Musa's Massive Sack - That Was Genius - Episode 3

2/13/2019
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Journeys is the topic this episode, which features Mansa Musa - the man so rich he ruined the economy of the Middle East by going on holiday there - a stroke of marketing genius by a viking leader, and quite a lot of references to snooker-based game show Big Break. Welcome to That Was Genius: A weekly podcast looking at the weirder side of history. Two blokes. A 12-hour time difference. An immature sense of humour. And 10,000 years of human civilisation. Join Sam Datta-Paulin (he likes...

Duration:01:02:09

Touched by a Goddess - That Was Genius - Episode 2

2/12/2019
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Eureka! Moments of genius is the topic this week, which features the accidental discovery of rubber (aka your Dad's dirty secret), and Odysseus returning from the Trojan wars to find 100 blokes after his wife (aka Kill Bill, and his 99 mates as well). Welcome to That Was Genius: A weekly podcast looking at the weirder side of history. Two blokes. A 12-hour time difference. An immature sense of humour. And 10,000 years of human civilisation. Join Sam Datta-Paulin (he likes history and lives...

Duration:00:44:08

Call of Duty Canada - That Was Genius - Pilot Episode

2/12/2019
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Introducing Leo Major - Canada's WW2 answer to Rambo - and Quintus Fabius Maximus Cunctator, or 'Quintus the Delayer', the Roman general who beat Hannibal by, well, sort of hiding from him. Historical figureheads (with a military twist) are the topic of this pilot episode! Welcome to That Was Genius: A weekly podcast looking at the weirder side of history. Two blokes. A 12-hour time difference. An immature sense of humour. And 10,000 years of human civilisation. Join Sam Datta-Paulin (he...

Duration:00:55:15