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 of shipwreck survival against all the elements with the wreck of the Sydney Cove.
Meanwhile, Sam's finally getting to talk about the Burke and Wills expedition - an adventurous trip across Australia which, even by Victorian standards, was an absolute shambles from start to finish and a testament to bad bosses everywhere.
Welcome to That Was Genius: Two blokes. A 12-hour time difference. An immature sense of humour. And 10,000 years of human civilisation. A weekly podcast looking at the weirder side of history.
Join Sam Datta-Paulin (he likes history and lives in Britain) and Tom Berry (he also likes history but lives in New Zealand), for a weekly reflection on the bold, the brilliant... And the downright strange.
From bizarre events and stories to equally odd inventions, barely a day goes by without something incredible (or incredibly stupid) happening around the world.
We upload new episodes every Wednesday night/Thursday morning (UK time).
That Was Genius is produced by Glorious Republic Broadcasting.