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

#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.

#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.