• The Genius Dialogues

  • Audible Originals Bob Garfield

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (105 ratings)

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  • Summary

  • The MacArthur Foundation awards the "Genius Grant" every year to the most compelling scientists, educators and artists in the country. But who are these "geniuses," really? Host Bob Garfield sits down with fellows, including writer and producer David Simon, radio producer Jad Abumrad, and inventor Amy Smith, to learn what events shaped their life, how they became leaders in their fields, and what they imagine our shared future looks like.

    When you add The Genius Dialogues to your library you will receive all 12 episodes, each with a runtime of approximately 35 minutes.

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3 of 12 episodes
  • Ep. 12: David Simon, Creator of HBO's 'The Wire'

    Oct 24, 2017
    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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    38 mins
  • Ep. 11: Carl Haber: A Physicist Who Saved Music

    Oct 24, 2017
    Carl Haber developed particle collider technology to uncover the origins of the universe, along the way figuring out how to revive decaying audio recordings.
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    37 mins
  • Ep. 10: Origami Microscope Creator, Manu Prakash

    Oct 24, 2017
    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.
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    34 mins

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Can’t listen to this around the kids because of the language

I can’t listen to this book around my kids because of the language. Every so often they drop the F word and for no real reason. Deleting. Sad because it is something I would have liked

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great interviews with interesting people.

very inspiring wisdom and observations from a wide spectrum of interesting guests in many professions

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