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

#84: Balloonfest '86

August 1st, 2019 · 8 minutes

It sounds like releasing 1.5 million balloons to raise money would be a good idea, but in 1986, the people of Cleveland, Ohio learned that it is not.

#83: Plastic Flamingos and Garden Gnomes

July 16th, 2019 · 9 minutes

There are a wide range of garden decorations out there, but some are far classier than others.

#82: Reading Rainbow

July 2nd, 2019 · 9 minutes

Reading Rainbow was hugely influential on a generation of kids, but you don't have to take our word for it.

#81: High Fives

June 18th, 2019 · 9 minutes

High fives can be used as a rad greeting or a sick burn, and they can even help you keep from getting sick.

#80: The Winchester Mystery House

June 4th, 2019 · 8 minutes

San Jose, California is home to the Winchester Mystery House, a sprawling mansion built over nearly four decades.

#79: The Seventh-inning Stretch

May 21st, 2019 · 8 minutes

If you think baseball is boring and slow, there is good news: you get to take a break, even as a fan!

#78: Rain of Animals

May 7th, 2019 · 9 minutes

It isn't cats and dogs, but rains including fish, frogs and spiders have been recorded around the world.

#77: 420

April 20th, 2019 · 10 minutes

Started as a terrible codename by some high school friends in the early 1970s, 420 is now a worldwide phenomenon.

#76: Three More Unusual Sports

April 9th, 2019 · 17 minutes

This time, Stephen and Myke discuss extreme ironing, lawn mower racing and egg tapping.

#75: Chicago Tylenol Murders

March 26th, 2019 · 11 minutes

In 1982, a series of murders rocked the country and changed consumer packaging forever.