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Nudists or animal lovers? It's anyone's guess this week as we mangle the line between naturalists and naturists. Tom takes a look at Nazi nudists, because he got confused about the...

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...

I don't believe it! This week we're looking at things that never happened. Tom kicks us off with a look at some of the ridiculous flying saints in the Catholic church; some more re...

Sorry for the very late episode, but we've got some news! Listen on to find out more. This episode was originally a patron exclusive, but given we've taken August off for Sam to ge...

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...

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 ...

Is listening to podcasts a hobby? Well here's some more. Only these ones are a bit odd. And rude. Sam kicks us off this week with a look at James 'Jemmy' Hurst, the mad, animal-tra...

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...

  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...

We're going on a history hunt, we're going to find a fun source!Yes, it's traveler week. Tom kicks us off with a look at Till Eulenspiegel (which bizarrely translates as either toi...

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