About Part-TIme Genius

August 16, 2019

Will and Mango have lots of questions. Why do rats keep outsmarting humans? Will it ever be possible to live without sleep? Was Genghis Khan a progressive mastermind? Is cryonics real? And what is, definitively, the strangest place worth visiting in the US? (Many important historians are counting on them to figure it out!) Every episode packs incredible research, fun-filled quizzes, nerdy interviews and a giant, head-scratching question into one superfun show. So, grab your headphones and join us already!

Meet the Hosts

Will and Mango

Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur may only be part-time geniuses, but they’re lifelong knowledge junkies. In college, a series of late-night conversations led them to co-found Mental Floss, an award-winning magazine and website. Along the way, they’ve written books, created board games, and put a lot of terrifically bad jokes on t-shirts. Part-Time Genius is their newest adventure, built on the premise that learning is much more fun when it doesn’t feel like a chore.

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