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

#133: Microsoft Bob

July 13th, 2021 · 8 minutes

Most people think of Microsoft in the 1990s as a juggernaut in the software industry, but that doesn't mean they didn't have some ... weird ... products that made it to market.

#132: Chess Boxing

June 29th, 2021 · 11 minutes

It's chess with punching. Or boxing with a chess board. It's hard to tell.

#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.