Underunderstood is a podcast for our fellow internet enthusiasts who love a good mystery. It’s a fun, casual listen, and the topics aren’t especially hard-hitting. But this podcast proves that the internet is vast, but it doesn’t have all the answers.
“On each episode of Underunderstood, we find a question the internet can’t answer — maybe it’s a dead-end Wikipedia page, an abandoned Reddit thread, or an unanswered question on Twitter — and we fill in the gaps.” Some questions are submitted by listeners, but other mysteries are stumbled upon by the hosts.
The podcast is led by four cohosts with extensive multimedia production and journalism backgrounds. They use their sleuthing skills to dive into the vague and obscure, dig around for resources, and find people with first-hand knowledge.
They describe it as “part chat show, part documentary, and almost always surprising.” Every episode is filled with interviews, storytelling, and cohost commentary. But unlike other podcasts, the hosts’ lives are not front and center. They don’t fill the time with personal anecdotes, even on the episodes that reach the 45-minute mark.
Underunderstood is more about journalism and finding the answers to their questions. Sometimes the answers are hidden in plain sight. Other stories take listeners down long, dark rabbit holes that lead to more unanswered questions. Each episode is packed with unexpected turns, confirming that some mysteries cannot be solved with a quick Google search.