Archive for the 'ancient' Category

Hola! And welcome to an episode all about Conquistadors, the swarthy and generally deeply unpleasant Spanish settlers, treasure-seekers and soldiers who made the new world their ho...

STOP, in the name of love, as we take a look at some of history's host of heroic homosexuals to celebrate Pride season. Tom kicks us off with a look at the Theban Sacred Band, the ...

Ey up, it's Northern week on That Was Genius! This week we're discussing all things North of the Border. Sam discovers what the Ancient Greek's thought lay beyond the grumpy horse ...

Oh Lordy, it's religion week. Which we're approaching with as much tact as you would expect for a delicate subject like this. Sam discusses the Freedomites, Canada's nudist vegan t...

Eureka! Inventions is the topic this week, from some of the oddest and least successful to the most ingenious. Tom looks into Roman siege equipment courtesy of Vetruvius, including...

You dirty rotten cheat. Foul play is the topic this week. Tom's gamed the system to make sure cheating in the early years of the Tour de France comes up, with both bizarre and terr...

Episode 12 is all about historical statues and sculpture. How high brow... Although actually not really. Tom introduces the Colossus of Rhodes, and Sam struggles to pronounce Lysip...