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.

Navigation

Links

Support this show


Learn More

Latest Episodes

#41: Y2K

January 3rd, 2018 · 15 minutes

It was feared that the year 2000 would arrive with worldwide calamity as the computers in our homes to the systems running our nation's power grid and nuclear power plants ground to a halt. Thankfully, that didn't happen, thanks to the work of software engineers... or luck. Maybe both.

#40: Film and Television Accidents

December 20th, 2017 · 17 minutes

Creating movies and TV shows can be a dangerous business.

#39: The Max Headroom Broadcast Signal Intrusion

December 6th, 2017 · 10 minutes

The story of Max Headroom spans from a science fiction character in a made-for-TV movie to the central character in an infamous TV signal hijacking in the late 1980s.

#38: The World’s Longest-Lasting Light Bulbs

November 22nd, 2017 · 11 minutes

The world's oldest working light bulb was first lit in 1901, but as it turns out, there's some drama surrounding that fact.

#37: Small Animal Racing

November 8th, 2017 · 11 minutes

People have raced hamsters, pigs and even turtles for years. Dive into the world of illegal betting on backyard race tracks and ... whatever it is turtles do when they are in competition with one another.

#36: The Collyer Brothers

October 25th, 2017 · 14 minutes

The sad tale of two siblings who lived their entire lives together and died just feet apart from one another.

#35: The SS Eastland

October 16th, 2017 · 12 minutes

Recorded live in Chicago, the story of a horrific and deadly accident involving a ship that took place a mere 20 feet from shore.

#34: Project Pluto

October 11th, 2017 · 12 minutes

In 1957, the U.S. Air Force started a project to build a nuclear-powered missile that would rain down radiation and atomic bombs as it screamed overhead, just above the treetops.

#33: The Yellow Fleet

September 27th, 2017 · 8 minutes

From 1967 to 1975, over a dozen cargo ships were stranded in the Suez Canal after the Six-Day War. Crews on these ships created a small civilization that lasted until the Canal was cleared and they could be towed home.

#32: Numbers Stations

September 13th, 2017 · 11 minutes

A numbers station is a shortwave radio station characterized by broadcasts of formatted numbers, which are believed to be addressed to intelligence officers operating in foreign countries.