Archive for the 'execution' Category

Order! Listen in the name of the law! We're discussing all things legal this week. Sam kicks us off with a follow on from last week's Papacy special with a look at all the times G...

Bless you my child, it's Popes week! And we've avoided almost all the obvious jokes! Tom's been learning about the Malleus Maleficarum or 'Hammer of Witches', a hideous medieval t...

We've got a new and exciting side project! Welcome to That Was Genius' "the Other Genius", a little side-hustle in which we catch up with other history creators and fanatics and ta...

Subscribe and listen to us! Apple Music // Podbean // Overcast // Stitcher // TuneIn // Spotify Welcome to That Was Genius: Two blokes. A 12-hour time difference. An immature sen...

It's Japan week! So we've not exactly been short of fun things to talk about. First up, we've got special guest, That Was Genius fan and Japanese resident Stephanie, to talk about ...

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 ...

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...

Talk about a historical epic: Episode 17 is all about events which should have been made into films, but aren't! Sam discusses the battle for Itter Schloss (the only time the Germa...

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...