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

#188: Jazz Design

May 30th, 2023 · 6 minutes

It may have been a design for the lowly paper cup, but Jazz design has come to define much of the aesthetic we associate with the glory days of the 1990s.

#187: Long-term Nuclear Waste Warning Messages

May 16th, 2023 · 8 minutes

Storing nuclear waste comes with many safety challenges. One of them is keeping people away from the site... even tens of thousands of years after everyone involved is dead and gone.

#186: The Mighty Spork

May 2nd, 2023 · 8 minutes

Do you need to use a fork, but could also use a spoon? Get you a utensil that can do both!

#185: Three More Weird Sports

April 4th, 2023 · 15 minutes

It's been too long since Stephen and Myke looked at some unusual sports. Today, that wrong is righted with discussions of wife-carrying, toe wrestling and mobile phone throwing.

#184: World Sauna Championships

March 21st, 2023 · 10 minutes

From 1999 to 2010, Finland hosted an annual endurance contest that ultimately ended in tragedy.

#183: McBarge and Expo 86

March 7th, 2023 · 10 minutes

In 1986, Vancouver held a World's Fair. One feature of the expo — a floating McDonald's restaurant — has made waves ever since.

#182: The 1961 Goldsboro B-52 Crash

February 21st, 2023 · 11 minutes

60 years ago, a B-52 carrying two nuclear weapons crashed in North Carolina.

#181: Parking Chairs

February 7th, 2023 · 11 minutes

Need to call dibs on a parking spot after you dug it out of the snow? Just grab a chair!

#180: The Baltic Sea Anomaly

January 24th, 2023 · 7 minutes

On the floor of the Baltic Sea rests the remains of a crashed UFO. Or a rock. Whatever.

#179: The Videotape Format War

January 10th, 2023 · 8 minutes

The 1980s were a magical time when the world enjoyed neon, disco and Betamax.