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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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    • 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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    • Ghosts

    • By: Brooke Gladstone, Bob Garfield, Rick Perlstein, and others
    • Length: 50 mins
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    This election season, the media frequently looked to history in an attempt to explain the rise of Donald Trump. We consider how historical parallels...

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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. 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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    • Great insight behind Radiolab

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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. 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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    • After The Facts

    • By: Brooke Gladstone, Bob Garfield, Sam Kriss, and others
    • Length: 53 mins
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    Critics have long viewed Hillary Clinton as untrustworthy and dishonest. This week, we revisit a crucial moment nearly 25 years ago...

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • "Busted" #1: The Poverty Tour

    • By: Brooke Gladstone, Bob Garfield, Jack Frech
    • Length: 24 mins
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    Today, more than 45 million Americans live in poverty. The problem has been addressed countless times since the nation’s founding, but it persists, and for the poorest among us, it gets worse. America has not been able to find its way to a sustainable solution, because most of its citizens see the problem of poverty from a distance, through a distorted lens.

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    • "Busted" #2: Who Deserves to Be Poor?

    • By: Brooke Gladstone, Bob Garfield, Carla Scott
    • Length: 40 mins
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    In the second installment of our series on poverty myths, we trace the history of welfare in America, from aid to widows after the Civil War...

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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. 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" #3: Rags to Riches

    • By: Brooke Gladstone, Bob Garfield, Jill Lepore
    • Length: 32 mins
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    In the third installment of our series, "Busted: America's Poverty Myths," we take on one of our country's most fundamental notions...

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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. 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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    • 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. 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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