That Was Genius - A Funny History Podcast

The Tragic Tale of Burpy the Dwarf (Disney week) - That Was Genius Episode 22

June 27, 2019

Be our guest, be our guest, be prepared to be impressed, by our knowledge about Disney, bad accents and Prince's frisky... That's right, it's Disney week! Tom and Sam have been delving into the stories behind the Disney classics in what is - even by our standards - a very NSFW episode. Lots of swearing and adult themes. You've been warned.

Tom examines Pinocchio, the murderous, tortured and executed Italian children's comic book character designed to scare the hell out of them. Meanwhile Sam discusses Sleeping Beauty, a charming story of love-rat kings, absentee parents, attempted necrophilia and cannibalism. Joy oh joy.

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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.

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