Archive for the 'germany' Category

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

# I'm having the time of my life, and I've never felt this way before # Yes, it's music week! And yet somehow we've managed to fall into a pit of depravity, once again. Tom explore...

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...

Resistance is anything but futile! And it's the topic this week. Sam's been learning about British superspy and inventor of imaginary resistance networks Juan Pujol Garcia, the rar...

'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...