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.

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#66: Pneumatic Tube Mail in New York City

November 6th, 2018 · 12 minutes

Back in the day, some residents of New York City received their mail via a complex underground tube system. This episode was recorded live in Manhattan.

#65: The Raising of Chicago

October 23rd, 2018 · 11 minutes

In the 1850s and 60s, engineers and crews worked to raise many of Chicago's buildings to help keep water from Lake Michigan out of the city. This episode was recorded live in Chicago, safely above the water line.

#64: Chemtrails

October 10th, 2018 · 11 minutes

We've all seen the vapor trails left behind by jets as they streak across the sky, but are these clouds good or bad?

#63: Challenge Coins

September 25th, 2018 · 11 minutes

From World War I to podcasts today, challenge coins makes those who hold them far cooler.

#62: The 11 foot 8 Bridge

September 11th, 2018 · 11 minutes

The Norfolk Southern–Gregson Street Overpass is Internet famous for destroying the trucks of oblivious drivers.

#61: The Coca-Cola Company

September 1st, 2018 · 14 minutes

From its origins after The Civil War to its mysterious ingredient list, we tackle all the Coca-Cola questions that have bubbled up since our previous episode.

#60: The Cola Wars and New Coke

August 14th, 2018 · 20 minutes

At the height of a marketing battle with Pepsi, the Coca-Cola Corporation did the unthinkable and changed an American icon.

#59: Draft of Common Misconceptions

August 1st, 2018 · 21 minutes

This week, we pick some of our favorite misconceptions people believe.

#58: Hans Island

July 17th, 2018 · 10 minutes

Hans Island is a small uninhabited island between Canada and Greenland, and is the center of one of the oddest (and most adorable) land disputes in modern times.

#57: Left vs. Right-Hand Traffic

July 3rd, 2018 · 12 minutes

Why we drive on the side of the road we do, and why others do the opposite.