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

    • By ABBY on 01-13-19

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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
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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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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    • 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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    • Trending Topics

    • By: Brooke Gladstone, Bob Garfield
    • Length: 49 mins
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    What's worse: potentially biased humans controlling the news you see or a "neutral" algorithm? Accusations that Facebook's Trending Topics feature isn't purely data-driven have highlighted the platform's power.

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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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    • The Game Has Changed

    • By: Brooke Gladstone, Bob Garfield, Will Oremus, and others
    • Length: 49 mins
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    As tensions between the press and the president-elect continue to mount, a look at why some news outlets chose to publish a salacious but unverified...

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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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    • 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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    • After 9/11, Nothing Was Funny

    • By: Brooke Gladstone, Bob Garfield, Will Ferrell, and others
    • Length: 14 mins
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    In the days and weeks after the towers fell, nothing felt funny anymore. Comedians on late night TV and in the comedy clubs of New York questioned...

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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. 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Test

    • By AUDDAUS on 11-16-18

    Regular price: $2.99

    • No End In Sight

    • By: Brooke Gladstone, Bob Garfield, Nicolas Hénin, and others
    • Length: 50 mins
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    British journalist John Cantlie has been a prisoner of ISIS for more than four years. Throughout his captivity, he's been forced to act as a sort of...

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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. 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. 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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    • 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great insight behind Radiolab

    • By sean on 09-28-18

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Race, Class, and the United States of Anxiety

    • By: Brooke Gladstone, Bob Garfield, Jim O'Grady, and others
    • Length: 34 mins
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    p>In the midst of an election that has exposed deep and sometimes ugly rifts in American society, WNYC and The Nation have partnered for a new podcast...

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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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    • On Shaky Ground

    • By: Brooke Gladstone, Bob Garfield, Winona LaDuke, and others
    • Length: 50 mins
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    The months-long protest against the North Dakota Access Pipeline finally received mainstream attention this week after a misdirection campaign...

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    • Two Years in the Life of a Saudi Girl

    • By: Brooke Gladstone, Bob Garfield
    • Length: 31 mins
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    This week we want to share with you a piece that we really liked from our friends at Radio Diaries. It’s a personal, revealing, surprising story told by a teen from a region that usually gets discussed only in terms of oil and conflict.

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