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Personology

A psychological examination of historically significant lives. We will peek into the minds of our subject to answer, what made them tick? Uncovering the personal motivations that drove their public acts and how those acts in turn changed all our lives.

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Albert Einstein: Inside the Mind of Quirky Genius

Albert Einstein is the theoretical physicist who discovered the theory of relativity and E=MC². He changed our understanding of the universe more than any other scientist. How and why was he such an original thinker? How did his personal life inform his scientific works? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

40mins

23 Mar 2020

Rank #1

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Frida Kahlo: When trauma shapes artistic creation

Frida Kahlo is a revolutionary Mexican, feminist, and LGBTQ artist whose devastating trauma became the key ingredient in her ability to evocatively show pain and suffering on a canvas. She became a symbol of revolution for the disenfranchised. What made her willing and able to reveal her own differences and stand for the rights of others? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

48mins

30 Mar 2020

Rank #2

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Adolf Hitler: What makes a malevolent mind?

Adolf Hitler, leader of the Nazi party, dictator in Germany from 1933-1945, initiator of world war II, perpetrator of the Holocaust and widely considered one of the most evil leaders in all of history. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

1hr 1min

11 May 2020

Rank #3

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Martin Luther King Jr: Revolutionary Through Nonviolence

Martin Luther King Junior was an activist, minister and the most visible leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He advanced civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, inspired by his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi. His strategy was both revolutionary and effective. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

41mins

4 May 2020

Rank #4

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John Lennon - Part 2: Joined to Yoko

Decades after his death, John Lennon is still one of the most well-known artists of all time. His life and work went through many changes, but perhaps no influence was more impactful than his relationship with Yoko Ono. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

40mins

27 Apr 2020

Rank #5

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John Lennon - Part 1: Composer of Longing

John Lennon was one of the worlds most revered singer songwriters, and peace activists. His lyrics are filled with unresolved mourning and longing which can be understood as a product of his early traumatic life. How did John's childhood suffering inform his creative productions and drive his desire for peace? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

45mins

20 Apr 2020

Rank #6

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Diane Arbus: Evoking freaks

Diane Arbus, a renowned photographer who changed our view of acceptable subject matter with shocking and emotionally riveting photographs of people considered to be on the fringes of society, or as she called them freaks. Her own struggle with depression and internal feelings of being an outsider, an oddity, drove her creative passion. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

55mins

13 Apr 2020

Rank #7

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Theodore Roosevelt: Morality and hypomania drive a presidency

Theodore Roosevelt was a progressive policy setter, a conservationist and the 26th President of the Unites States. His early life struggles, and grandiose attitude drove him to implement his moral code to strengthen his country. Then depression brought him crashing down. Jump inside the mind of one of our most colorful Presidents. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

43mins

6 Apr 2020

Rank #8

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Harry Houdini: A Lifetime of Escaping

Harry Houdini, a name synonymous with magic. The innovator of escapism, known the world over, the secrets to his performances remain unknown to this day. How did a poor jewish immigrant from Budapest virtually invent the art of self liberation? What drove Houdini as an inventor, performer and debunker of spiritualism? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

41mins

16 Mar 2020

Rank #9

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Vincent Van Gogh: A Portrait of Neuropsychiatric Illness

Vincent Van Gogh is one of the most influential of all post impressionist artists. Known for his emotive and intensely expressive style, he is also known for excessive suffering in his short 37 year life. But what caused Vincent's extreme moods and did his mental issues contribute to the beauty and originality in his artwork? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

46mins

9 Mar 2020

Rank #10