Archive for the 'Greeks' Category

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...

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 ...

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...

Eureka! Moments of genius is the topic this week, which features the accidental discovery of rubber (aka your Dad's dirty secret), and Odysseus returning from the Trojan wars to fi...