Archive for the 'travel' 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...

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...

WARNING: This episode contains references to sources which use language in common use at the time, but which would be considered offensive and derogatory today. Which isn't surpris...

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 ...

Right you lot, your mission? Escape from camp Genius. The plan? One hour of close calls and narrowly avoided disasters as we explore some of history's greatest escapes. Sam kicks u...

G'Day Bruces and Shielas, stick another shrimp on the barbie because it's Australia week!  Tom takes us on another highly entertaining (and, as usual, it's deeply harrowing) story...

Oh Lordy, it's religion week. Which we're approaching with as much tact as you would expect for a delicate subject like this. Sam discusses the Freedomites, Canada's nudist vegan t...

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...

You dirty rotten cheat. Foul play is the topic this week. Tom's gamed the system to make sure cheating in the early years of the Tour de France comes up, with both bizarre and terr...

'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...