Archive for the 'resistance' Category

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...

It's the Sultans of Swing themselves, yes, Tom and Sam are back to talk all things bands!   Tom kicks us off with a look at the history behind Robin Hood's Band of Merry Men, inclu...

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...

  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...

In out in out shake it all about, it's movement week! Tom starts us off this week with a whistlestop tour of the humble Waltz, a dance deemed too risque for stuffy bishops because ...

The name's Genius. That Was Genius. Yes, it's spy week! Pew pew pew! Tom starts with a guide to simple sabotage by the OSS (later CIA ) in WW2. Now available to download (so you ca...

Oh have mercy, it's serial killers week! Featuring Sam murdering a song in our first proper musical interlude! Tom kicks us off with a look at Alexander Pearce, the Irish convict s...

Sacre Bleu! It is ze week we av all been waiting for, kick arse Frenchmen week!Yes, after months of baiting our cousins across the sea, it's finally their time to shine as we explo...

What a nice cheery one this week. It's all about genocide. But don't worry, we've still managed to squeeze out some (awkward) laughs. Don't say we never give ourselves a challenge!...

When two tribes go to war... Or don't. Because this week we're talking about wars which didn't quite happen. Or did, just not very successfully. Tom kicks us off with the Huéscar -...

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