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.



Support this show

Learn More

Latest Episodes

#45: Valentine's Day

February 14th, 2018 · 11 minutes

Is it a day to celebrate love, or a scam by greeting card companies? Dive into this and the weird history of Valentine's Day this week with Stephen and Myke, who neglected to exchange gifts to mark the holiday.

#44: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch and Friendly Floatees

January 31st, 2018 · 12 minutes

The Pacific Ocean may be home to a giant soupy mass of plastic and chemicals, but far more adorable litter has ridden its waves in the past, too.

#43: Emoji

January 24th, 2018 · 17 minutes

Stephen is joined by Jeremy Burge, the founder of Emojipedia, to discuss the small images that define so many of our digital conversations.

#42: Helicopter Prison Escapes

January 17th, 2018 · 14 minutes

Prison escapes via helicopter may seem cool, but they rarely end well.

#41: Y2K

January 3rd, 2018 · 15 minutes

It was feared that the year 2000 would arrive with worldwide calamity as the computers in our homes to the systems running our nation's power grid and nuclear power plants ground to a halt. Thankfully, that didn't happen, thanks to the work of software engineers... or luck. Maybe both.

#40: Film and Television Accidents

December 20th, 2017 · 17 minutes

Creating movies and TV shows can be a dangerous business.

#39: The Max Headroom Broadcast Signal Intrusion

December 6th, 2017 · 10 minutes

The story of Max Headroom spans from a science fiction character in a made-for-TV movie to the central character in an infamous TV signal hijacking in the late 1980s.

#38: The World’s Longest-Lasting Light Bulbs

November 22nd, 2017 · 11 minutes

The world's oldest working light bulb was first lit in 1901, but as it turns out, there's some drama surrounding that fact.

#37: Small Animal Racing

November 8th, 2017 · 11 minutes

People have raced hamsters, pigs and even turtles for years. Dive into the world of illegal betting on backyard race tracks and ... whatever it is turtles do when they are in competition with one another.

#36: The Collyer Brothers

October 25th, 2017 · 14 minutes

The sad tale of two siblings who lived their entire lives together and died just feet apart from one another.