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Episode 368: Genius

Recorded on March 1, 2018. Episode 368: Genius Ted Marx works hard at his career as a quantum physicist. But lately the demands of his job have begun to overwhelm him. Then Ted makes a startling discovery: his wife’s father once knew Einstein and claims that Einstein entrusted to him a final, devastating secret?a secret …

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Episode 366: Tetris – The Games People Play

Recorded on February 4, 2018. Episode 366: Tetris – The Games People Play It is, perhaps, the perfect video game. Simple yet addictive, Tetris delivers an irresistible, unending puzzle that has players hooked. Play it long enough and you’ll see those brightly colored geometric shapes everywhere. You’ll see them in your dreams. Alexey Pajitnov had …

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Episode 288: Shackleton

Recorded on August 3, 2014. Episode 288: Shackleton Ernest Shackleton was one of the last great Antarctic explorers, and he led one of the most ambitious Antarctic expeditions ever undertaken. This is his story, and the story of the dozens of men who threw in their lot with him – many of whom nearly died …

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Episode 284: Andre the Giant

Recorded on June 22, 2014. Episode 284: Andre the Giant Andre Roussimoff is known as both the lovable giant in The Princess Bride and a heroic pro-wrestling figure. He was a normal guy who’d been dealt an extraordinary hand in life. At his peak, he weighed 500 pounds and stood nearly seven and a half …

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Episode 257: Battling Boy

Recorded on November 24, 2013. Episode 257: Battling Boy Monsters roam through Arcopolis, swallowing children into the horrors of their shadowy underworld. Only one man is a match for them – the genius vigilante Haggard West. Unfortunately, Haggard West is dead. Arcopolis is desperate, but when its salvation comes in the form of a twelve-year-old …

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