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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

#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.


October 22nd, 2019 · 10 minutes

In the 1960s, the U.S. Navy studied long-term diving techniques through the SEALAB program, which included a dolphin assistant, sabotage and a fatal accident.

#89: Water Slides & Log Flume Rides

October 8th, 2019 · 10 minutes

This week, the guys talk about water slides and give everyone some fast flume facts and FAQs.

#88: Bouncy Castles, Tube Men and Other Inflatable Goods

September 24th, 2019 · 8 minutes

From bouncy castles to dancing Tube Men, inflatable goods make life more exciting, unless you consider the danger or local laws.

#87: The Buttered Toast Phenomenon & Buttered Cat Paradox

September 10th, 2019 · 9 minutes

If toast always lands butter-side down, and cats always land on their feet, what happens when a cat falls off a table with a piece of toast strapped to its back?

#86: The Great Exhibition and Crystal Palace

August 27th, 2019 · 11 minutes

The first (official) World's Fair — and the building that housed it — were both incredible feats for their day.

#85: World's Fairs

August 13th, 2019 · 9 minutes

World's fairs have been held for over 200 years to highlight advances in technology and progress as the nations continue to march toward the future.

#84: Balloonfest '86

August 1st, 2019 · 8 minutes

It sounds like releasing 1.5 million balloons to raise money would be a good idea, but in 1986, the people of Cleveland, Ohio learned that it is not.

#83: Plastic Flamingos and Garden Gnomes

July 16th, 2019 · 9 minutes

There are a wide range of garden decorations out there, but some are far classier than others.

#82: Reading Rainbow

July 2nd, 2019 · 9 minutes

Reading Rainbow was hugely influential on a generation of kids, but you don't have to take our word for it.