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

#160: Dolly the Sheep

October 4th, 2022 · 10 minutes

In 1996, history was made when a research team in Scotland cloned the first animal from genetic material harvested from an adult mammal.

#159: Paris Syndrome

September 20th, 2022 · 8 minutes

Paris is a beautiful destination for millions of tourists a year, but for some of them, it's a nightmare. And Paris isn't even the only city with its own syndrome.

#158: Gummy Bears

September 6th, 2022 · 9 minutes

They're small, chewy, colorful and tasty. What's not to love?

#157: The West Fertilizer Company Explosion

August 23rd, 2022 · 11 minutes

On April 17, 2013, the town of West, Texas was home to a tragedy.

#156: The Svalbard Global Seed Vault

August 9th, 2022 · 6 minutes

In Norway, there is a building that contains a backup of the world's crops. The teams there are ready to help save humanity if things go sideways with the world's food supply.

#155: Some More Non-Water Floods

July 26th, 2022 · 9 minutes

The Great Molasses Flood could be the most famous non-water flood to have ever taken place, but there are several others that may sweep you off your feet.

#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.