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Part-Time Genius

A daily Society and Culture podcast featuring Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur
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It's not just a matter of food. It's a matter of nutrition. If Nutrition is the most powerful determinant of health, then why do over 40 million Americans have trouble putting food on the table? If access to nutritious food is required for opti
Hi, PTG fans! Since you enjoy great podcasts like ours, we think you'll like the Force Multiplier podcast as well. Check out the trailer and decide for yourself! About Force Multiplier: What if we could change the world one relationship at a ti
Hi, Part-Time Geniuses! Since you're a fan of this awesome podcast, we think you'll enjoy the new Psychoactive podcast from iHeartMedia. But, don't just take our word for it. Check out this trailer for Psychoactive and see for yourself! About P
Hey, Part-Time Genius fans! We think you'll love WILD. Check out the trailer and see for yourself! About WILD : Introducing WILD, a podcast about growing up… kind of. About those moments big and small that transform us forever. About how someti
For this International Women's Day episode, Will and Mango handed the mic to their good pal Jo Piazza. Here are the lady geniuses you should be thanking for your trash can foot pedal, your quieter airplane, and so much more!  Learn more about
Zaron Burnett’s dad didn’t want slavery to be his son’s only image of Black people in American history. So every night, he filled Zaron’s dreams with these incredible stories of Black cowboys. Despite what Hollywood taught us, one-in-four cowbo
The Source Code: Every human being shares a 99.9% identical DNA code. It's that .1% that makes us unique. We could see the influence of genetics before we unlocked the code, but now that we've learned how to measure those differences, the knowl
We could all use a little something to lift our spirits right now... and that is exactly what Anupam Kher has set out to do. You may know himfrom 500+ Bollywood films, and Hollywood hits like Silver Linings Playbook, The Big Sick, or Bend It Li
Have you ever come in from the yard after planting and pruning actually felt sore? It’s as if you went to a high intensity workout class, but you were actually just turning the compost. You’re not alone! Gardening does a body good. According to
Did you know that planting seeds can help the youngest members of your family develop their fine motor skills? Gardening also unites the family behind a shared purpose, to see something grow. In this episode, Mango talks to Shelly Casto from th
In the age of free two-day shipping and groceries on demand, it may still be shocking to know that many low-income residents of cities still suffer from a scarcity of affordable or quality fresh food. These are food deserts, and they still exis
Host Mangesh Hattikudur talks with friends and experts about how to build a vibrant and gorgeous garden in the least likely place: in the middle of a bustling city. With special guests, Ursula Chanse and Kadeesha Williams of the New York Botani
Hey PTG fans, we're excited to introduce you to a brand new podcast hosted by our very own Mangesh Hattikudur. It's called Humans Growing Stuff, and you can hear the first episode now in the Part-Time Genius feed. If you like it, make sure to h
Remember how fun it was to save up your quarters and go to the arcade? These are the games you didn't want to play. From the Tetris sequel that features Abe Lincolns and Frankensteins, to a game that somehow blends Honey, I Shrunk the Kids with
Ever wonder what the Royal family's preferred way to eat fruit is? Or why the British Monarchy insists on weighing dinner guests before a meal? Or what type of humor makes the Windsors the happiest (spoiler: it's plane humor.) Join Will, Gabe a
When Mango's kids show off their bad table manners, he scolds them for being Philistines... but do the Philistines actually deserve their bad rap? Was Goliath the actual underdog? And why did someone make a video game that featured them? Will,
From the world's weirdest cinema (it serves couscous with viewings?!) to an internet for plants, to the perfect job for lazy people who also want to hide underground, Will, Gabe and Mango dig deep in search of 9 great facts.  Learn more about
This episode Will, Gabe and Mango raid the US Patent office to find some of the weirdest, funniest, and most confusing inventions of all time. Plus, the trio discusses the easiest way to scam $6 off of us.  Instagram Learn more about your ad-c
Gabe loves monster moves! And Will and Mango... tolerate them. But, it turns out, we all love facts about Godzilla. From how Godzilla changed paleontology, to the giant monster's (secret) signature move, to why flattened buildings aren't the wo
Elevators seem pretty mundane, until you realize a certain king used them to hide his mistresses; a certain politician used them to exaggerate the height of his buildings, and all of America refused to ride them until a certain marketing genius
Will, Mango and Gabe are stuck inside this week, and decide to hop on the phone to chat comics... specifically, some of the worst comic creations in all of history. Want to know what killed Captain Tootsie? Or why Arm-Fall-Off-Boy was rejected
In today’s special episode, Mango sits down with Erin McCarthy, editor-in-chief of Mental Floss to talk about everything Teddy Roosevelt… from whether he really climbed a mountain out of spite, to how a seal inspired his fossil collection, to w
Trash pandas. Nature's ninjas. Sure, these ring-tailed rascals go by plenty of names. But whether you love 'em or hate 'em, they're clearly taking over Toronto. Will and Mango discuss everything raccoons, and why they deserve a little respect.
Will and Mango go deep into their chess cave to determine: what's the most dangerous styles of chess, why did the game move from the battlefield to the royal court, and if a billion people to play chess, can that stop an alien invasion? Learn
Why can't princes wear pants? Why does Prince Charles carry a bag of blood with him on his vacations? Is the Queen allowed to use a Pooper Scooper? Why is it so hard to make a perfect tuna sandwich for the royal family? And who is responsible f
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