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. Hosted by Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett.
19: The Caning of Charles Sumner
Feb 15 • 10 min
On May 22, 1856, Preston Brooks attacked Charles Sumner on the floor of the U.S. Senate, striking him repeatedly with a cane until he was unconscious.
18: Centralia, Pennsylvania
Feb 1 • 13 min
Get out your maps! We’re going to a mining town. Or what’s left of one, at least.
Jan 18 • 17 min
London to New York in three hours. Welcome to Concorde.
16: D. B. Cooper
Jan 4 • 25 min
On November 24, 1971, a hijacker parachuted out of the back of a Boeing 727 and into the history books.
Dec 23, 2016 • 6 min
We find tinsel distracting.
14: The Philadelphia Experiment
Dec 7, 2016 • 10 min
Some claim the United States Navy was experimenting with electromagnetism in 1943. Stories say it rendered a ship invisible and teleported it over 200 miles.
13: Flat Earth Societies
Nov 23, 2016 • 7 min
Not everyone believes the planet beneath our feet is spherical. The groups have been around for centuries, and survive today, thanks to the Internet.
12: Spontaneous Human Combustion
Nov 10, 2016 • 8 min
Are you ever concerned that a loved one may burst into flames in their sleep? You probably don’t have to worry about spontaneous human combustion. Probably.
11: Non-human Electoral Candidates
Oct 26, 2016 • 9 min
Republicans and Democrats have you down this election cycle? Why not consider a non-human candidate?
10: The 1904 Summer Olympics
Oct 12, 2016 • 11 min
The Games of the III Olympiad were marred by exploitation, experimentation and a near-deadly marathon.
9: The Bermuda Triangle
Sep 28, 2016 • 12 min
The Bermuda Triangle is a loosely-defined region in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean, where a number of aircraft and ships are said to have disappeared under mysterious circumstances.
8: The Principality of Sealand
Sep 14, 2016 • 10 min
The Principality of Sealand is an unrecognized micronation off the coast of England with a very colorful history.
7: The Emu War
Sep 1, 2016 • 11 min
In 1932, farmers in Western Australia were having their crops destroyed by a migrating emu population. Their solution? Soldiers armed with machine guns.
6: The Hum
Aug 17, 2016 • 12 min
The Hum is a phenomenon involving widespread reports of a persistent and invasive low-frequency humming, rumbling, or droning noise not audible to all people.
5: The World’s Littlest Skyscraper
Aug 4, 2016 • 9 min
There’s more to the Newby-McMahon Building in Wichita Falls, Texas than meets the eye.
4: Inventors Killed by Their Own Inventions
Jul 21, 2016 • 15 min
History is full of people tragically killed by their own inventions. This episode is full of their stories.
3: The Ghost Army & Inflatable Tanks
Jul 7, 2016 • 17 min
During World War II, the United States Army deployed a division made up of artists armed with inflatable tanks, sound equipment and more, all designed to deceive and manipulate the enemy.
2: Dancing Mania
Jun 23, 2016 • 19 min
In mainland Europe between the 14th and 17th centuries, large groups of people would dance in the streets. Were they sick? Was it just a form of escape? Did someone curse them?
1: Action Park
Jun 8, 2016 • 40 min
Action Park claimed six lives in the 1980s. From water slides with loops to racing tracks on the sides of mountains, the amusement park’s shocking history raises lots of questions.
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