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  • More Perfect: Cruel and Unusual

    Aug 9, 2019
    We explore three little words embedded in the 8th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution: “cruel and unusual.”
  • G: The World's Smartest Animal

    Jul 30, 2019
    What’s the smartest animal in the world? We figure it out the best way we know how... an animal game show.
  • G: Unnatural Selection

    Jul 26, 2019
    A scientist launches a controversial genetic test for intelligence: what does it really tell us?
  • G: Unfit

    Jul 17, 2019
    A journey to one of the darkest sides of humanity’s attempts to measure the human mind and put people in boxes.
  • G: Relative Genius

    Jun 28, 2019
    When Albert Einstein died, someone stole his brain — and kicked off a scavenger hunt for genius that won’t seem to let us go.
  • G: Problem Space

    Jun 14, 2019
    Can IQ tests ever be used ... for good? This episode, we meet a few people who think they can be.
  • G: The Miseducation of Larry P

    Jun 7, 2019
    More than a million American kids a year get IQ tested, but in the state of California, if your kid is Black, they almost surely won’t be given one.
  • Neither Confirm Nor Deny

    Jun 4, 2019
    Whether it comes from government spokespeople or celebrity publicists, the phrase “can neither confirm nor deny” is the perfect non-denial denial.
  • The Good Samaritan

    May 24, 2019
    Two people make a decision that would lead to a legal and moral puzzle about how we balance accountability and forgiveness.