offers The Genius Dialogues
Free for a limited time. MacArthur Genius Grant winners share their
stories and ideas with Peabody award-winning host, Bob Garfield.
1: What 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 Synthesis.
2: The 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 did.
- Episode 3: Luis
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,
- Episode 4: What 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
- Episode 5: She 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 4th estate alive
- Episode 6: If 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 Geller.
- Episode 7: Will 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 time.
- Episode 8: Some
might call her a humanitarian MacGyver: Amy B. Smith has invented better
ways for farmers worldwide to sift flour, shuck corn, and cook with
- Episode 9: A Cuban-American sculptor and artist,
Pardo uses lamps as his sketchpad to play along the boundaries of the
very definition of art.
- Episode 10: Manu 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 world.
- Episode 11: Carl Haber developed particle
collider technology to uncover the origins of the universe, along the
way figuring out how to revive decaying audio recordings.
12: A beat newspaper reporter at heart, Simon has managed to spin
societal crises into critically revered TV series, time and time again.
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Posted on 09 August 2017, 07:31 AM