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Will and Mango plan to build a new Rushmore. But who deserves to be on it? Chester 'too many pants' Arthur? Calvin 'Vaseline Head' Coolidge? Or just the legendary M Van B? Featuring Cormac O'Brien. See more »

Can We Feed 10 Billion?

It won’t be long before we get more roommates on Planet Earth. But how will we feed them? Here are some of the weirdest solutions: from Teddy Roosevelt’s Hippo scheme, to bunny balls, to the miracle hiding in the Congo. Featuring William MacAskill. See more »

Let's Build the Ultimate Superhero Animal!

Sure, cheetahs are fast, and blue whales are big. But when it comes to skills, those chumps have nothing on platypus honkers and salamander brains. Meet the animals who deserve Marvel spin-offs. Featuring Emily Graslie. See more »

Why is Ayn Rand a Political Rock Star?

Rand consistently tops polls of influential authors. Libertarians worship her; teens can’t stop reading her. But what makes her so compelling? Also, why was she obsessed with Morris the Cat? Featuring John Green. See more »

How Clean Should We Be?

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. See more »

Will We Ever Live Without Sleep?

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. See more »

Why Have Rats Outsmarted Us For So Long?

Rats are our grossest of foes. They’re also geniuses. (Respect, rats.) Hear how they foiled Pablo Escobar; why Chuck E. Cheese transitioned to a mouse; and why tiny trousers are their kryptonite. Featuring AJ Jacobs. See more »

Is Cryonics Really a Thing?

The idea of freezing yourself for the future feels silly. But if Ben Franklin, Ted Williams and a wood frog all believe in it, should we give it a second look? Here’s how it could revolutionize medicine. Featuring Streeter Seidell. See more »

What are the Sunniest Places to Hide My Taxes?

Need a new way to avoid paying your taxes? (We’re kidding. Pay your taxes!) But here’s how Swiss bank accounts and the art of tax avoidance works. Plus, positive things you can say about Delaware! Featuring Holly Frey. See more »

About Part-Time Genius

Will and Mango pack incredible research, fun-filled quizzes, nerdy interviews and a giant, head-scratching question into one superfun show. See more »

Part Time Genius: What's a Part-Time Genius? (You are! Join us already.)

Buckle up as your friendly hosts Will and Mangesh race you through a world of fascinating questions. Also, there are cats, slides, and some very Charlie Brown kite-work. Series debuts with four new episodes on Wed, Jun 7. (Grab your headphones and su See more »

Episode Zero: Hi There, From Part-Time Genius!

Buckle up as your friendly hosts Will and Mangesh race you through a world of fascinating questions. Oh, and they brought Mamaw along, too! Series debuts with four new episodes on Wed, Jun 7. From HowStuffWorks. See more »