Archive for the 'siege' Category

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...

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...

Yes, the topic this week is the number 40. Yes, it's episode 41. What can we say. We're historians, not mathematicians.  Obvious stupidity and working ourselves into a corner asid...

It's badass week. From the good badass, to the bad badass, to the ugly badass. And yes, it's a rare triple billing as well, since Sam couldn't decide and bought two stories to the ...

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...

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...

Hola! And welcome to an episode all about Conquistadors, the swarthy and generally deeply unpleasant Spanish settlers, treasure-seekers and soldiers who made the new world their ho...

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 ...