Archive for the 'fairytale' Category

To the left to the left, everything you hold in the hand to the left. Yes, it's left handed week! Sam, our resident Southpaw, kicks us off this week with a look at the odd Russian ...

It's all about trusted advisors and sidekicks this week from your two favourite right-hand men. Tom kicks us off with some of the stories of Raja Birbal (or just Birbal), the 16th ...

The head bone's connected to the... Knee bone. Hmmm. It's probably best that we're historians talking about body parts, rather than actual doctors. Tom kicks us off this week with ...

It's time to *lift* your spirits, *stretch* the truth, and *work out* exactly what the sources are telling us in an episode all about health and fitness! Yes, after a week's break ...

Happy 2020! As a special welcome in to the new year and thanks to all our listeners, we've done a Q&A answering your questions. From hot water taps to 90s TV and the emu wars, ...

How do you prove an arch-nemesis history teacher wrong? How many facts can you find beginning with the letter Q, and how many make it onto a major British TV panel show? How do you...

This week we're celebrating badass women through history. With a series of sources written by men, because history. Sigh. Tom's giving us a whistlestop tour of The Moralia, Greek/R...

Cor Blimey Guv'nor, it's a Holy Ghost! Which, fact of the day, is Cockney rhyming slang for, erm... Toast. Yes, it's Spooky week, which has absolutely nothing to do with that other...

I mean honestly, it's amazing it's taken us this long to tackle revenge. That's basically what history is all about. And we've no shortage of things to talk about. Tom kicks us off...

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...