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

#104: The Norwegian Butter Crisis

May 5th, 2020 · 10 minutes

The 2011 holiday season was almost ruined by a butter shortage in Norway. It was so serious people smuggled the spreadable staple in across the border to avoid tariffs.

#103: Even More Unusual Sports

April 21st, 2020 · 10 minutes

This week, Stephen and Myke cover three more weird sports — fox tossing, speed typing and rocket racing.

#102: Pink Lakes

April 7th, 2020 · 10 minutes

Not all bodies of water are blue, and not all saltwater is the same. On this episode, Myke and Stephen belly flop into the weird world of pink lakes.

#101: $2 Bills

March 24th, 2020 · 7 minutes

They may seem fake, but they are very real.

#100: Beanie Babies

March 10th, 2020 · 10 minutes

Beanie Babies may be cute, floppy toys, but they became one of the Internet's first fads, creating a mania for collectors and billions in profits for a reclusive business owner.

#99: Air Guitar

February 25th, 2020 · 10 minutes

Air guitar is far more than a cool way to impress a potential date. It's a worldwide phenomenon, complete with championships with complex rules and a wild scoring system.

#98: NACA

February 11th, 2020 · 10 minutes

Before that was NASA, there was NACA. Its engineers did some wild stuff.

#97: Body Farms

January 28th, 2020 · 13 minutes

Body farms are used to help scientists and law enforcement officials understand how external factors affect human decomposition.

#96: Expiration Dates

January 14th, 2020 · 14 minutes

What's the deal with "Best By" and "Sell By" dates? Will taking old medicine hurt you? All of that and more, as Stephen and Myke explore the rather non-specific world of expiration dates.

#95: Nominative Determinism

December 31st, 2019 · 9 minutes

They say a name can define a person. Sometimes, it just defines their job.