Archive for the 'con artists' Category

Say aah please, it's health week! From conspiracies to the Charleston, we've got it covered. Tom kicks us off with a look at the conspiracy theories surrounding the Pineal gland, ...

Ahoy there shipmates, and all aboard for a nautical-themed adventure. Tom kicks us off by looking at the odd nautical origins of some well known phrases. And there are a lot of the...

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Fasten your seatbelts and put up your tray tables, because this week we're talking all things plane crash. From the world's luckiest man to several very unlucky victims, we've been...

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 u...

Why howdy y'all, and welcome to an episode of That Was Genius dedicated to the good 'ole US of A! This week, Tom examines the horrific case of Elmer McCurdy, the useless criminal a...

'Perfidious Albion' or the dastardly English is the topic this week, although through a series of miscommunications it's actually an episode featuring one horrible person and one a...

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...