Hrs AndMins MacArthur Genius Grant Winners Share Their Stories And Ideas With Peabody Award Winning Host, Bob GarfieldEpisodeWhat Natural Ingredients Are Your Birth Control Pill Or Your Antidepressant Made Of And What Happens When Mother Nature Can T Keep Up With The Demand Enter Chemist Phil Baran, The Sultan Of SynthesisEpisodeThe Creator And Host Of Radiolab One Of The Most Popular And Innovative Shows Today Thought He D Grow Up To Be A Music Composer He Utterly Failed Or, At Least, He Thought He DidEpisodeLuis Von Ahn Hates To Waste Time After Building ReCaptcha, Which He Sold To Google, He Moved On To Build The Wildly Popular Language Learning App, DuolingoEpisodeWhat Is The Dance Equivalent Of Poetry S Iambic Pentameter Listen To Elizabeth Streb Explore The Sweet Science Of Action With Her Performers, Who Dodge Steel I Beams And Smash Into Plexiglass WallsEpisodeShe Joined Picket Lines As A Child And Now Writes For The New Yorker, Investigating Injustices You Didn T Know Existed Millennial Sarah Stillman Is Keeping The Th Estate Alive And WellEpisodeIf You Were A World Famous Magician, What Might Drive You To Publicly Debunk Some Of Your Fellow Performers As Charlatans And Frauds Hear The Amazing James Randi Discuss His Work And His Arch Nemesis, Uri GellerEpisodeWill Allen Has Been A Pro Basketball Player, The Manager Of A Restaurant Chain, And An Excellent Paper Goods Salesmen Today, He Believes Many Of Our Nation S Woes Begin With Food Issues Allen Is Working Towards Change, One Square Foot Of Downtown Milwaukee Farmland At A TimeEpisodeSome Might Call Her A Humanitarian MacGyver Amy B Smith Has Invented Better Ways For Farmers Worldwide To Sift Flour, Shuck Corn, And Cook With Cleaner FuelsEpisodeA Cuban American Sculptor And Artist, Pardo Uses Lamps As His Sketchpad To Play Along The Boundaries Of The Very Definition Of ArtEpisodeManu Prakash Sees Beauty And Inspiration In A Bug S Eyes, A Boston T Stop, And Even A Parasite Lodged In His Own Foot He S Developing Pencil Like Microscopes To Share That Wonder With The WorldEpisodeCarl Haber Developed Particle Collider Technology To Uncover The Origins Of The Universe, Along The Way Figuring Out How To Revive Decaying Audio RecordingsEpisodeA Beat Newspaper Reporter At Heart, Simon Has Managed To Spin Societal Crises Into Critically Revered TV Series, Time And Time Again Pretty good Interesting interview subjects. Thoroughly entertaining while also educating me on a variety of subjects AND the way the genius mind works Every podcast was endlessly interesting I could listen to this again And, I will. really enjoyed these podcasts They offered insight into something I d never heard of before I d no idea The MacArthur Foundation and their Genius Grant existed What I liked is that the people awarded the grant s come from both genders, different social classes and from sometimes vastly different areas of expertise across science, education and the arts This meant every episode was different and sometimes unexpected. Fascinating and funny conversations with some people doing amazing things Loved hearing their passion and learning their quirks, and was reminded about the importance of asking questions. Audio So interesting and entertaining Even the interviews of folks I didn t think I would connect with were fascinating The discussion about, and samples of, the first sound and voice recordings were so damn interesting And to hear Alexander Graham Bell stop in the middle of recording Mary Had A Little Lamb and say well, fuck was surprising I had heard that recording before, but seems the history books left that part out Need to kill a few hours, or even an hour at a time You cannot go wrong with this.