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

#210: The Toledo War

April 16th, 2024 · 14 minutes

A dispute in the 19th century explains why the state of Michigan consists of two peninsulas.

#209: The 1994 Michigan UFO Event

April 2nd, 2024 · 5 minutes

In March of 1994, several people in West Michigan reported sightings of UFOs.

#208: Non-Microwave Popcorn Makers

March 19th, 2024 · 11 minutes

If a microwave is too high-tech for you, there are a bunch of others ways to make popcorn. Most of them have super fun names.

#207: Microwave Popcorn

March 5th, 2024 · 9 minutes

This week, Myke and Stephen pop into the podcast feed to talk about the pros and cons of microwave popcorn.

#206: Biosphere 2: The Missions

February 20th, 2024 · 11 minutes

Biosphere 2 hosted just two "sealed-in" crews, both during the 1990s.

#205: Biosphere 2: The Campus

February 6th, 2024 · 11 minutes

In Arizona stands a large glass structure built to be sealed off from the outside world to house various ecosystems. The 3.14-acre structure took almost five years to build and was used twice for its original use.

#204: Crystal Pepsi

January 23rd, 2024 · 12 minutes

It was like Pepsi, but clear.

#203: OK Soda

January 9th, 2024 · 9 minutes

In the mid-1990s, Coca-Cola sold a soft drink aimed at Gen X consumers. Apparently, the company wanted to experience more pain after the New Coke fiasco in the 1980s.

#202: Boxing Day

December 26th, 2023 · 9 minutes

The holiday that has confused Americans for centuries is finally explained.

#201: Clock of the Long Now

December 12th, 2023 · 12 minutes

Your Apple Watch won't keep time for 10,000 years, but this project aims to build a clock that can.