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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#138: Tardigrades

September 21st, 2021 · 8 minutes

This time, Myke and Stephen explore the tiny, weird world of tardigrades.

#137: The San Francisco Cable Car System

September 7th, 2021 · 16 minutes

The cable car system is a famous part of San Francisco, with history dating back over 150 years. In that time, a lot of things have changed about the system, but some haven't.

#136: The Voyager Golden Records

August 24th, 2021 · 12 minutes

Almost 12 billion miles away from Earth, two spacecraft are speeding away from our Solar System, each carrying a small sample of what it means to be human.

#135: A Reading of SPAM-Kus

August 10th, 2021 · 2 minutes

Please enjoy this small collection of SPAM-related poems, as read by Stephen.

#134: SPAM

July 27th, 2021 · 13 minutes

It's more than a food; it's a lifestyle.

#133: Microsoft Bob

July 13th, 2021 · 8 minutes

Most people think of Microsoft in the 1990s as a juggernaut in the software industry, but that doesn't mean they didn't have some ... weird ... products that made it to market.

#132: Chess Boxing

June 29th, 2021 · 11 minutes

It's chess with punching. Or boxing with a chess board. It's hard to tell.

#131: Rocket Mail

June 15th, 2021 · 7 minutes

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds ... especially if a rocket can be used.

#130: Sputnik 1

June 1st, 2021 · 9 minutes

By modern spacecraft standards Sputnik 1 was extremely basic, but it marked the start of the Space Race between the Soviet Union and the United States.

#129: Crime in Antarctica

May 18th, 2021 · 10 minutes

You may think being at the bottom of the world would be safe. Just keep an eye on sharp objects if a chess game goes sideways.