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Part-Time Genius

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Will and Mango have lots of questions. Will we ever live without sleep? How do rats keep outsmarting humans? Where are the sunniest tax havens to hide your money? Join these Part-Time Geniuses as they dive into ridiculous topics... and discover some pretty smart stuff along the way.

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Will and Mango have lots of questions. Will we ever live without sleep? How do rats keep outsmarting humans? Where are the sunniest tax havens to hide your money? Join these Part-Time Geniuses as they dive into ridiculous topics... and discover some pretty smart stuff along the way.

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1384 Ratings
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Great

By Cryllica - Oct 27 2018
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Nostalgic, since I read Mental Floss as a kid.

Informative with good chemistry

By Drtomrug - Sep 15 2018
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What else can be said? A real pleasure.

iTunes Ratings

1384 Ratings
Average Ratings
1050
178
72
35
49

Great

By Cryllica - Oct 27 2018
Read more

Nostalgic, since I read Mental Floss as a kid.

Informative with good chemistry

By Drtomrug - Sep 15 2018
Read more

What else can be said? A real pleasure.

Cover image of Part-Time Genius

Part-Time Genius

Updated 18 days ago

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Will and Mango have lots of questions. Will we ever live without sleep? How do rats keep outsmarting humans? Where are the sunniest tax havens to hide your money? Join these Part-Time Geniuses as they dive into ridiculous topics... and discover some pretty smart stuff along the way.

Rank #1: Will We Ever Live Without Sleep?

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Will thinks sleep is a waste of time. But how far are scientists from a cure? Plus, ridiculous facts about Margaret Thatcher, tips on NFL gambling and why you can’t trust science from Garfield. Featuring Simone Giertz. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Jun 07 2017
47 mins
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Rank #2: What are the Most Incredible Things the Human Body can do?

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Did you realize that when your fingers get wrinkly in the bath, there's a crazy, superhero reason for it? Or that everyone's body is covered in invisible stripes? Or that a single snipped foreskin can yield a football field full of new skin in the lab? Will and Mango investigate the wonders (and strangeness!) of the human body. Featuring Jonathan Strickland. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Dec 08 2017
46 mins
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Rank #3: How Clean Should We Be?

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Is our obsession with cleanliness keeping us from peak health? Also, can hookworm cure allergies? Will harvesting panda poop make you rich? And why Amish dust is superior to other dust (seriously!). Featuring Penny Sarchet. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Jun 14 2017
43 mins
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Rank #4: What are the only 10 Foods You'd Need to Survive?

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We have ZERO intention of eating less food! But if you had to pare down your pantry to the bare minimum, what are the only foods you'd need to survive? Is an all potato diet healthy? Plus, Will and Mango discuss the Woodstock for Fruit Lovers; why the Elderberry might be the most overlooked berry, and did Steve Jobs' strange diet affect his business decisions? Featuring Spudfit.com's Andrew Taylor Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Nov 01 2017
43 mins
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Rank #5: 9 Incredible Stories Imported from Remote Islands

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From a dangerous island the Brazilian Navy refuses to let you visit (it's for your own good!), to a place where monkeys think they're training for the Kentucky Derby, Will and Mango are scouring the globe for water-locked lands and the incredible stories that come from them. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Mar 15 2018
17 mins
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Rank #6: What are some Easy Tricks to Improve Your Life in 2018?

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Can smiling during running improve your marathon time? Will an old age app help you make better resolutions? And is there real science behind the Coffee Nap? Will and Mango examine big and little ways to improve your 2018, including why you'll probably need to carry a plunger around with you in the New Year. Featuring Lizzie Jacobs. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Jan 03 2018
42 mins
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Rank #7: What are the most Surprising Jobs at the White House?

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Who decided there should be a beekeeper on staff at the White House? Who manages the First Family's budget and makes sure they're paying for their own toothpaste? And can you just find these job postings on Craigslist? Will and Mango look at some of the most surprising non-political jobs in the White House. Featuring Ben Bowlin and Noel Brown. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Dec 22 2017
42 mins
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Rank #8: Is Exercising to Lose Weight a Myth?

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Usain Bolt can scarf down 47,000 calories worth of chicken nuggets and look great, while some dieters work out 4 hours a day and never shed a pound. So is exercising to lose weight a big scam? And what does Calvin Coolidge's exercise horse have to do with it? Featuring Dr. Herman Pontzer. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Jul 21 2017
47 mins
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Rank #9: How Big is Amazon?

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We all know Amazon.com started as a bookseller, that’s now a grocery store and personal assistant and online streaming service. But how did this Seattle start-up outlast the hundreds of other online stores that started at the same time? Will and Mango take a look under the hood to explore the secret ways Amazon hopes to dominate the future. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Nov 08 2017
43 mins
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Rank #10: What are the Movie Industry's Biggest Secrets?

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Why do movie theaters limit their audiences to 299 seats? Did dishware really save the movie industry? And why is Lara Croft: Tomb Raider considered a Hollywood masterpiece? (spoiler: it has nothing to do with the plot!) Grab your popcorn and turn off your ringers as Will and Mango head to the movies. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Jul 06 2018
35 mins
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Rank #11: Will we ever Travel Faster than Light Speed?

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Will and Mango have so many questions: What is Quantum Teleportation? Are we all swimming in Dark Matter? And why are scientists so obsessed with smashing particles together? Luckily, we've got astrophysicist Daniel Whiteson, co-author of the wonderful new book We Have No Idea, ready to tour us through the universe. Buckle up! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Dec 29 2017
44 mins
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Rank #12: Was Mister Rogers the Best Neighbor Ever?

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From the real reason Mister Rogers used to wear sneakers on the show to why Ella Fitzgerald's band members used to tune in to the last 5 minutes of every show, Will and Mango pay tribute to one of our favorite humans, Mr. Fred Rogers. Featuring journalist Tom Junod. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Nov 22 2017
40 mins
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Rank #13: How did Sesame Street Change TV Forever?

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Next year Children's Television Workshop turns 50, and Will and Mango are scouring the street for all the best dirt. From why the show started out on NBC, to how Ernie and Bert got downgraded from being the show's only stars, to the reason Jim Henson was so against children's programming, we'll explore the evolution of show and why it continues to be one of the most important experiments in American television. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Apr 25 2018
43 mins
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Rank #14: Things for Rich People (that were Originally for Poor People)

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Remember when monograms were considered tacky, squash was played in back alleys and barn-yard flavored beers weren't expensive? Neither do we. Will and Mango peel back the humble origins of some supposedly elitist things. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Oct 25 2018
40 mins
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Rank #15: What are our favorite secrets about the Vatican?

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There are a lot of things we don’t know about the Vatican: Why did the Popes of yore sit on chairs with holes in the seats? How did Doc Martens become the unofficial walking shoe of John Paul II? And why has no one told you about the Vatican’s top-notch cricket team? We’ve got all these secrets and more. Featuring Jo Piazza. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Aug 04 2017
46 mins
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Rank #16: Which Country has the Secret to the Smartest Students?

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Are sneakers in the classroom bad for your education? Should schools keep investing in janitors? And why does no one do homework anymore? Join Will and Mango on an Open House of the World's Best Schools (and what works in building a better pupil.) Featuring reporter Lauren Camera. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Sep 22 2017
45 mins
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Rank #17: Inside the Secret World of Hotel Operations

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Will and Mango check out the strangest requests ever fielded at hotels. Plus, they look into how you can tell if your concierge is part of a secret society, why you probably shouldn’t use the glass cups in your room, and why you should always (always) book a hotel room that comes with a Dingle. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Sep 07 2018
41 mins
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Rank #18: Is Recycling Worth the Hassle?

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Why does Germany use 5 different bins for their recycling efforts? Is recycling a smart business to be in? And can you really trick Bros into being greener by putting wolves on packaging? Will and Mango take a deep dive into the state of American recycling and discover some great facts. Plus, why Totes McGoats is one of the worst phrases of all time... but also, perhaps the best recycling mascot ever. Featuring HSW's Christopher Hassiotis. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Jan 24 2018
45 mins
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Rank #19: Are Bananas Going Extinct?

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From monkey lifehacks, to Victorian shame about bananas to why slipping on a peel became the go-to gag, Will and Mango are ready to dish on the Cavendish. Featuring the International Banana Club’s Top Banana, Ken Bannister. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Oct 04 2017
42 mins
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Rank #20: How Big is the US Military?

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America spends over $700 billion on the US Military. But where does that money go? And as long as Will and Mango are talking about the military, they try to figure out: Does a golf course count as a military base? What’s the most fun night on a submarine? And is Bob Ross’ calm demeanor all thanks to his military training? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

Oct 11 2017
35 mins
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