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    • Ep. 12: David Simon, Creator of HBO's 'The Wire' (The Genius Dialogues)

    • By: Audible Originals, Bob Garfield
    • Length: 38 mins
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    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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    • The Genius Dialogues

    • By: Audible Originals, Bob Garfield
    • Length: 7 hrs
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    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.

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    • Donald Trump Is Not Hitler

    • By: Brooke Gladstone, Bob Garfield, James Poniewozik, and others
    • Length: 18 mins
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    The Man in the High Castle, the Emmy Award winning TV series, imagines a world in which the Nazi’s won WWII. Set in the 1960s.

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    • This American War on Drugs

    • By: Brooke Gladstone, Bob Garfield, Debbie Dowell, and others
    • Length: 49 mins
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    Attorney General Jeff Sessions has signaled that he'd like to revamp the War on Drugs. We take a look at the history of the battle, and how sensational media depictions of crack, heroin, and meth have helped fuel it. Plus: our Breaking News Consumer’s Handbook: Drugs Edition. Then, a look at how America’s first drug czar used racist propaganda to outlaw marijuana. And why the debate between treatment and law enforcement is blurrier than you might think.

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    • Ep. 5: New Yorker Investigative Journalist Sarah Stillman (The Genius Dialogues)

    • By: Audible Originals, Bob Garfield
    • Length: 42 mins
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    [Contains explicit content] 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 and well.

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    • Ep. 2: Radiolab Founder Jad Abumrad (The Genius Dialogues)

    • By: Audible Originals, Bob Garfield
    • Length: 35 mins
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    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.

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    • The Art of the Follow-Up

    • By: Brooke Gladstone, Bob Garfield, Jake Tapper
    • Length: 17 mins
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    Recently CNN's Jake Tapper asked VPEOTUS Mike Pence the same question over and over again, hoping for an answer...

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    • Ep. 1: Phil Baran: A Chemist Imitates Nature (The Genius Dialogues)

    • By: Audible Originals, Bob Garfield
    • Length: 34 mins
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    [Contains explicit content] 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.

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    • How The "Fake News" Gets Made

    • By: Brooke Gladstone, Bob Garfield
    • Length: 33 mins
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    There’s comedy, and there’s news, and then there’s that amalgamation of the two -- call it satire or lampoonery or, in the parlance of Jon Stewart, “Fake news.” But how does it get made? And does it help or hurt if your background is in real news?

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    • Ep. 3: DuoLingo Creator Luis von Ahn (The Genius Dialogues)

    • By: Audible Originals, Bob Garfield
    • Length: 31 mins
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    [Contains explicit content] 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, Duolingo.

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    • Ep. 4: Extreme Action Choreographer Elizabeth Streb (The Genius Dialogues)

    • By: Audible Originals, Bob Garfield
    • Length: 37 mins
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    [Contains explicit content] 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 plexiglass walls.

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    • Ep. 9: Jorge Pardo: The Artist Who Doesn't Like Art (The Genius Dialogues)

    • By: Audible Originals, Bob Garfield
    • Length: 34 mins
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    A Cuban-American sculptor and artist, Pardo uses lamps as his sketchpad to play along the boundaries of the very definition of art.

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    • Ep. 8: MIT Inventor Amy B. Smith (The Genius Dialogues)

    • By: Audible Originals, Bob Garfield
    • Length: 34 mins
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    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 cleaner fuels.

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    • Ep. 6: The Amazing Randi, Truth Behind Magic (The Genius Dialogues)

    • By: Audible Originals, Bob Garfield
    • Length: 37 mins
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    [Contains explicit content] 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.

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    • Ep. 10: Origami Microscope Creator, Manu Prakash (The Genius Dialogues)

    • By: Audible Originals, Bob Garfield
    • Length: 34 mins
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    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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    • Damned If You Do...

    • By: Brooke Gladstone, Bob Garfield, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and others
    • Length: 49 mins
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    This election may be remembered as the moment when a nebulous and formerly obscure white supremacist movement known as the "alt-right" ...

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    • Ep. 11: Carl Haber: A Physicist Who Saved Music (The Genius Dialogues)

    • By: Audible Originals, Bob Garfield
    • Length: 37 mins
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    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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    • Ep. 7: Growing Power Founder, Will Allen (The Genius Dialogues)

    • By: Audible Originals, Bob Garfield
    • Length: 32 mins
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    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.

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    • "Busted" #5: Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Poverty in America Edition

    • By: Brooke Gladstone, Bob Garfield, Jack Frech, and others
    • Length: 22 mins
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    When reporting on poverty, the media fall into familiar traps and pundits make prescriptions that disregard the facts...

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    • "Busted" #4: When the Safety Net Doesn't Catch You

    • By: Brooke Gladstone, Bob Garfield, Matthew Desmond, and others
    • Length: 26 mins
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    In the fourth installment of our series "Busted: America's Poverty Myths," we examine the strengths and shortcomings of our nation's safety net...

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