Ungeniused is a show dedicated to covering the weirdest articles found on Wikipedia. Stephen Hackett and Myke Hurley are here to explain topics and share knowledge you'll never be able to use in real life.



Latest Episodes

#74: Pi Day

March 14th, 2019 · 12 minutes

Happy 3/14, everyone!

#73: Rainbows

February 25th, 2019 · 9 minutes

These optical phenomena can make anyone's day a little brighter.

#72: The Future of Earth

February 12th, 2019 · 11 minutes

One day, our Pale Blue Dot will become a fiery landscape of destruction.

#71: Animals with Fraudulent Diplomas & The Work of F. D. C. Willard

January 29th, 2019 · 10 minutes

Between diploma mills and lazy physicists, some animals have a pretty impressive educational status.

#70: The National Geographic Society

January 15th, 2019 · 11 minutes

From magazines to television, conservation and preservation, the The National Geographic Society has been working to make the world a better place since 1888.

#69: Times Square Ball

January 1st, 2019 · 12 minutes

Every January 1, New Yorkers count in the new year by dropping a ball. As it turns out, that's is more complicated than it would seem.

#68: Hermitage Cats & The Chief Mouser

December 18th, 2018 · 9 minutes

From a Russian art museum to 10 Downing Street, cats are hard at work, keeping mice at bay.

#67: The Great Canadian Maple Syrup Heist

November 20th, 2018 · 8 minutes

Between 2011 and 2012, nearly 3,000 tons of maple syrup were stolen from the International Strategic Reserve. Yes, that's a thing.

#66: Pneumatic Tube Mail in New York City

November 6th, 2018 · 12 minutes

Back in the day, some residents of New York City received their mail via a complex underground tube system. This episode was recorded live in Manhattan.

#65: The Raising of Chicago

October 23rd, 2018 · 11 minutes

In the 1850s and 60s, engineers and crews worked to raise many of Chicago's buildings to help keep water from Lake Michigan out of the city. This episode was recorded live in Chicago, safely above the water line.