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It’s good, bad, ugly - and very very funny. Changing the way we see heroes and villains in history.

Evil Genius with Russell Kane BBC Radio

    • History
    • 4.0 • 218 Ratings

It’s good, bad, ugly - and very very funny. Changing the way we see heroes and villains in history.

    Lara Croft, Tomb Raider

    Lara Croft, Tomb Raider

    Sikisa, Sarah Callaghan and Ivo Graham dig the dirt on Tomb Raider, Lara Croft

    • 36 min
    Richard Nixon

    Richard Nixon

    Athena Kugblenu, Lou Sanders and Nathan Caton decide: Evilgate or Geniusgate?

    • 40 min
    Frida Kahlo

    Frida Kahlo

    Gráinne Maguire, Harriet Braine and Hal Cruttenden paint a not-so-pretty picture of the Mexican artist.

    This episode was recorded before the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

    • 42 min
    Sigmund Freud

    Sigmund Freud

    Sophie Duker, Rhys James and Evelyn Mok analyse the father of psychoanalysis

    • 35 min
    Allen Ginsberg

    Allen Ginsberg

    Gráinne Maguire, Harriet Braine and Hal Cruttenden beat up beat poet Allen Ginsberg.

    • 45 min
    Genghis Khan

    Genghis Khan

    Esther Manito, Robin Morgan and Sarah Mills discuss whether the warrior was actually woke

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
218 Ratings

218 Ratings

Baron G. ,

Informed Banter Makes for a Better Podcast

I enjoy the concept, but the informational void is simply too large for jokes to fill. I suggest that there be at least 30 minutes of study on the episode’s subject before the discussion is to be had. Obviously, take any and all conclusions with a grain of salt and regard this more so as entertainment than education. Also, what is wrong with the audio?

Mrs.Phares ,

Comedy that makes me think

Just like any kind of comedy, this isn’t a show that would suit just anyone’s taste. The host isn’t a historian; he’s a comedian. The panel is guided through a discussion on a historical figure with a handful of salient points along the way. At the end, panelists vote whether the person’s contributions make him or her more evil or genius. It is clearly intended to be brief. For an in-depth biography, one would look for a history podcast. For a laugh, one would look for a comedy podcast. I really enjoy this one!

714 Mag ,

Funny with some fact bombs!

I totally enjoy this podcast. If you’re looking for history or biography maybe you should listen to Dan Snow’s History Hit. If you want humor with a little biography, then this is your podcast!!

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