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

#195: Worm Charming

September 19th, 2023 · 14 minutes

Attracting earthworms from underground is one heck of a sport.

#194: The Republic of Rose Island

September 5th, 2023 · 9 minutes

In the late 1960s, the grooviest place to be was a platform off the coast of Italy... for two months, anyway.

#193: John Hancock Tower

August 22nd, 2023 · 10 minutes

This 60-story, 790-foot skyscraper towered over Boston when it opened in 1976, and thankfully is still upright, despite some startling structural issues.

#192: The Citicorp Center Engineering Crisis

August 8th, 2023 · 11 minutes

The Citicorp Center's unique design turned heads when it opened in the 1970s. Little did people know that the building was in danger of collapse until secret repairs could be made.

#191: Vantablack

July 25th, 2023 · 10 minutes

“It's like, how much more black could this be? And the answer is none — none more black.”

#190: Buc-ee's

July 11th, 2023 · 10 minutes

It's a gas station. It's a jerky bar. It's a set of very clean bathrooms. It's a gas station. It's a jerky bar. It's a bathroom. Are you getting it? This is not three highway stops. It's one highway stop. And they call it Buc-ee's.

#189: Fainting Goats

June 13th, 2023 · 8 minutes

We've all been startled by sudden noises, but some goats take being scared to an all-new level.

#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!