That Was Genius - A Funny History Podcast

The Artful Todger (medical procedures and men behaving badly week) - That Was Genius Episode 131

February 6, 2022

We got confused! It's medical procedures week, but Sam jumped the gun and did a man behaving badly. Doh.

Tom kicks us off with a look at the early 20th century obsession with grafting bits of animal (or criminal) testicle onto the knackers of well-to-do gentlemen and professional sportsmen to boost their performance.

Meanwhile, Sam's been looking at Saci, the naughty, smelly, wish-granting, smelly, impish, smelly Brazilian folk legend.

Next week's episode is a patron exclusive all about Men Behaving Badly (again, for Sam)! Find it at

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Welcome to That Was Genius: Two blokes. An immature sense of humour. And 10,000 years of human civilisation. A weekly podcast looking at the weirder side of history.

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