Archive for the 'reneissance' Category

This episode's all about guts, balls, and lofty ambitions to wow a crowd. Yes, it's daredevil week! Desperate to avoid traditional daredevils if we can, Tom's been looking at the h...

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 ...

There once was a podcast on history. And why they still did it's a mystery. This week's about verse, so Sam's picked the worst. And Tom's done Catullus for his story. Yes, it's poe...

Welcome to the age of discovery, as we attempt something we've never done before: An episode on world firsts! And it's a good'un this week. Tom kicks us off with a look at the less...

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...

Roll up, roll up for the greatest show on Earth! Yes, we plumb the depths of what humans will do for entertainment in this week's podcast, which is all about shows. Sam kicks us of...

Here's a free trial you definitely don't want to sign up to... This week we're covering arcane laws, from trial by fire and water, to dealing with ancient arsonists. Tom kicks us o...

What if the real treasures are the friendships we make along the way? Nah. Gold is much more valuable. Gold and cheese. This week we're discussing buried treasure, from the sublime...

History is all about discoveries. From scientific breakthroughs, to new philosophies and ideas, to finding out what women get up to in sleepovers and finding wads of classic work u...