Archive for the 'classics' Category

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...

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...

Episode 11 is all about historical Richards! Tom discusses the horrific antarctic trials of Australian science teacher Dick Richards on Sir Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated Imperial ...

Artifact's is this week's topic. Sam discusses the Shang Oracle Bones - a priceless gateway to a lost civilization that was almost eaten out of existence. Meanwhile Tom looks at th...

Episode 9 is all about food, and features the horrific menu served up to starving Parisians in the Franco-Prussian war, and 'The Pastry War' or first Franco-Mexican war, the result...

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 di...

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 hundr...