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

#100: Beanie Babies

March 10th, 2020 · 10 minutes

Beanie Babies may be cute, floppy toys, but they became one of the Internet's first fads, creating a mania for collectors and billions in profits for a reclusive business owner.

#99: Air Guitar

February 25th, 2020 · 10 minutes

Air guitar is far more than a cool way to impress a potential date. It's a worldwide phenomenon, complete with championships with complex rules and a wild scoring system.

#98: NACA

February 11th, 2020 · 10 minutes

Before that was NASA, there was NACA. Its engineers did some wild stuff.

#97: Body Farms

January 28th, 2020 · 13 minutes

Body farms are used to help scientists and law enforcement officials understand how external factors affect human decomposition.

#96: Expiration Dates

January 14th, 2020 · 14 minutes

What's the deal with "Best By" and "Sell By" dates? Will taking old medicine hurt you? All of that and more, as Stephen and Myke explore the rather non-specific world of expiration dates.

#95: Nominative Determinism

December 31st, 2019 · 9 minutes

They say a name can define a person. Sometimes, it just defines their job.

#94: Two Talented Squirrels

December 17th, 2019 · 8 minutes

Two (or more) small furry animals — Twiggy and Tommy — live on, in our hearts.

#93: The Loch Ness Monster

December 3rd, 2019 · 16 minutes

Deep under the waters of Loch Ness swims a mystery that has haunted humankind for centuries ... or it could be exploding logs and hoaxes. Who knows?

#92: Zone of Death

November 19th, 2019 · 7 minutes

Due to an obscure legal loophole, it's theoretically possible that a criminal could get away with any crime — including murder — in a small corner of Yellowstone National Park.

#91: The United States Navy Marine Mammal Program

November 5th, 2019 · 11 minutes

For six decades, the United States Navy Marine Mammal Program has trained sea lions and dolphins to carry out missions around the world. This work includes detecting underwater mines, defending against attack swimmers and more.