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Bash Street's Back Alright! (Errant Youth week) - That Was Genius Episode 75

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 rose up against their teachers. 

Next, Sam takes a look at the Gottorp Fury, the summer in which a young King Charles XII of Sweden let loose in a booze-fuelled summer rampage that nearly lost him his kingdom.

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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.

Join Sam Datta-Paulin (he likes history and lives in Britain) and Tom Berry (he also likes history and used to live in New Zealand but is now in the UK as well), for a weekly reflection on the bold, the brilliant... And the downright strange.

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