Archive for the 'army' Category

Waking up the next day full of regret and with a splitting headache: Just one of the side effects of listening to this podcast. Especially in hangovers week! Well, to be honest, we...

There's nothing civil about That Was Genius. Except this week's theme, civil wars. Sam starts off with a look at the Battle of Bamber Bridge, a WW2 attempt to segregate US troops s...

Boom, we're back with a shot across the bow for ships week! Tom kicks us off with the story of the collision between the HMS Victoria and the HMS Camperdown in 1893, where a badly ...

Teenagers, eh? This week is all about errant youth through the ages. Tom kicks us off with a look at public (what we in the UK call private) school rebellions, in which posh kids r...

To the left to the left, everything you hold in the hand to the left. Yes, it's left handed week! Sam, our resident Southpaw, kicks us off this week with a look at the odd Russian ...

It's all about trusted advisors and sidekicks this week from your two favourite right-hand men. Tom kicks us off with some of the stories of Raja Birbal (or just Birbal), the 16th ...

A happy marriage of history and 'comedy'*? It must be weddings week!        *in the loosest sense.  Sam starts us off this week with a look at the bizarre and ridiculous marriage o...

Eey By Gum, it's accents week! Tom kicks us off with a look at the fascinating (and very short) history of two classic stereotypical accents - the west country pirate we all know a...

Ooh er matron, it's nurses week!  Sam kicks us off with the tale of WW1 best mates, motorbike daredevils and fearless first-aiders Elsie Knocker and Mairi Chisholm, whose bravery i...

  Who's a good boy then? We are, that's who. It's pets week! Tom kicks us off with a look at Wojtek, the Syrian brown bear and Polish army corporal with a penchant for marmalade, c...

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