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

#131: Rocket Mail

June 15th, 2021 · 7 minutes

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds ... especially if a rocket can be used.

#130: Sputnik 1

June 1st, 2021 · 9 minutes

By modern spacecraft standards Sputnik 1 was extremely basic, but it marked the start of the Space Race between the Soviet Union and the United States.

#129: Crime in Antarctica

May 18th, 2021 · 10 minutes

You may think being at the bottom of the world would be safe. Just keep an eye on sharp objects if a chess game goes sideways.

#128: The Quadro Tracker

May 4th, 2021 · 10 minutes

Need to find some drugs or a lost person or maybe a hidden weapon? We have the device just for you.

#127: The Crash at Crush

April 20th, 2021 · 10 minutes

Who doesn't love a festive event with games, food, drinks and ... a deadly train collision that had been purposefully designed?

#126: Saturn the Alligator

April 6th, 2021 · 10 minutes

Rumor had it that a particular alligator had been a pet when it lived in Berlin, but that's probably not true.

#125: The Grumman Long Life Vehicle

March 23rd, 2021 · 11 minutes

If you've ever wondered about those funny little trucks used to deliver the mail, Stephen and Myke have you covered in this episode. Just be sure to bring a fire extinguisher...

#124: The Halifax Explosion

March 9th, 2021 · 15 minutes

In December 1917, two ships collided in Halifax Harbor. The resulting explosion killed over 1,600 people, injured another 9,000 and leveled everything within a 1.6 mile radius.

#123: Decimal Day

February 23rd, 2021 · 14 minutes

After decades of false starts, in 1971 the United Kingdom moved to a decimalized monetary system. Leading up to the change, banks had to take on massive amounts of work and people across the country had to get used to new coins and updated prices for goods.

#122: Dazzle Camouflage

February 9th, 2021 · 14 minutes

During World War I and II, the U.S. and Royal Navies turned to camouflage as a way to protect their ships and planes. One such method was a little more ... exciting than the others.