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

#154: The Agreement Governing the Activities of States on the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies, The Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space Including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies and More

July 12th, 2022 · 6 minutes

There are several treaties that manage what countries — and companies — can do in outer space. Some of them are more useful than others.

#153: The Demon Core

June 28th, 2022 · 12 minutes

In the wake of World War II, the U.S. continued its nuclear research. In that period, a single nuclear core was at the center of two fatal accidents.

#152: Six Flags

May 31st, 2022 · 8 minutes

From a small park in Texas to a sprawling corporation that then underwent bankruptcy, this is the story of Six Flags.

#151: Six Flags New Orleans

May 17th, 2022 · 15 minutes

In 2005, Six Flags New Orleans closed ahead of Hurricane Katrina. It would never reopen.

#150: Thingmaker

May 3rd, 2022 · 11 minutes

If the Easy-Bake Oven wasn't your jam in the 1960s (or 90s), Thingmaker was ready for you, giving you the chance to make bug-like creatures named Creepy Crawlers.

#149: The Easy-Bake Oven & Juicero

April 19th, 2022 · 10 minutes

One cooked treats with lightbulbs, the other made pressed juice for rich people. Both had their issues.

#148: False Memory

April 5th, 2022 · 10 minutes

You may remember hearing this episode. Or you may not.

#147: Another Trio of Weird Sports

March 22nd, 2022 · 11 minutes

It's time for some more weird sports: combat juggling, deep-water soloing and land sailing.

#146: Memphis Tanker Truck Disaster

March 8th, 2022 · 8 minutes

In 1988, almost a dozen people were killed, with many more injured, when a truck carrying liquefied propane crashed and exploded in Memphis, TN.

#145: The Spacecraft Cemetery

February 22nd, 2022 · 9 minutes

On occasion, a large, remote area of the Pacific Ocean will catch a falling satellite or spacecraft.