MacArthur Foundation “geniuses” are working at the frontiers of human endeavor. They’re shaping our future, but in most cases we don’t really know what they’re doing or why. Or how we could shape our own lives to be more genius. The press gives them their day of exposure, but the stories behind their landmark work are left unexplored.
In 2017, Audible released an original audio series called The Genius Dialogues where MacArthur Genius Grant winners share their stories and ideas with Peabody award-winning host, Bob Garfield. The episodes feature Radiolab creator Jad Abumrad; Luis von Ahn, founder of the language learning app DuoLingo; microbiologist Manu Prakash; choreographer Elizabeth Streb and TV writer and producer David Simon (The Wire, Show Me a Hero, etc), and more. Listen exclusively on Audible Channels.