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Baby Geniuses is a show for people who know stuff and people who don't know stuff, but would like to. Every week, comedian and super-genius Emily Heller and cartoonist and mastermind Lisa Hanawalt, challenge their guests to share some knowledge on any topic they want.

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    • Comedy
    • 4.8 • 908 Ratings

Baby Geniuses is a show for people who know stuff and people who don't know stuff, but would like to. Every week, comedian and super-genius Emily Heller and cartoonist and mastermind Lisa Hanawalt, challenge their guests to share some knowledge on any topic they want.

    Clock of the Long Now

    Clock of the Long Now

    Hello babies!
    We're engaging in some light celebrity schadenfreude this week! Some of our least favorite personalities showed their true colors recently during our local election cycle, and their billionaire du jour lost. On today's episode, we play some classic TV fuck/marry/kill. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Clock of the Long Now," a mechanical clock under construction that is designed to keep time for 10,000 years.

    • 1 hr
    The Bottle Conjuror

    The Bottle Conjuror

    Hello babies!
    If you are Emily's pen pal, we hope you enjoy this episode! On today's edition of Baby Geniuses, Lisa shares some sad news and we make assumptions about Mr. Bean's sex life. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "The Bottle Conjuror," an anonymous theatrical performer who probably never existed.

    • 59 min
    Walburga Oesterreich

    Walburga Oesterreich

    Hello babies!
    Make sure you get out and vote! This, like probably every election for the rest of our dumb little lives, is an important one. Check out Partner of the Pod Adam Conover's voting guide if you're in the LA area! On Chunch Chat, we discuss golden horse feet. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Walburga Oesterreich," aka "Queen of Los Angeles", who gained notoriety for the shooting death of her husband and the subsequent bizarre revelation that she had kept her lover, Otto Sanhuber, hidden in the attic of the home she shared with her husband for ten years.

    • 57 min
    Roy Sullivan

    Roy Sullivan

    Hello babies!
    Emily is diving head first into Boston Legal, and we're starting to get concerned. She is exclusively wearing pinstriped power suits and has started saying inappropriate things to our young female paralegals. We're also looking to be connected with someone from an english muffin manufacturer, we have some pressing questions. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for Roy Sullivan, a man recognized by Guinness World Records as the person struck by lightning more recorded times than any other human being.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Godfrey's Cordial

    Godfrey's Cordial

    Hello babies!
    On today's ep, Emily has an anti Endorse-Horse about a live action remake, and Lisa is riding her horse through your neighborhood and she does not need to explain her actions. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Godfrey's Cordial," a patent medicine, containing laudanum (tincture of opium) in a sweet syrup, which was commonly used as a sedative to quiet infants and children in Victorian England.

    Editor's note: here's some info about that secret ingredient in Emily's imported toothpaste
    https://medium.com/@ravenstine/the-curious-history-of-novamin-toothpaste-620c6bef8881

    • 56 min
    Baseball Rubbing Mud

    Baseball Rubbing Mud

    Hello babies!
    On today's ep, Emily is fresh off the red carpet with another one of her classic looks, and Lisa spent a few nights in an apartment that wasn't recently vacuumed. On Chunch Chat, Martha shares an actual Chunch update for once. On Wiki of the Week, we read the Wikipedia page for "Baseball Rubbing Mud," or mud used to treat balls in the sport of baseball to give pitchers better control and a firmer grip on the balls.

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
908 Ratings

908 Ratings

Sarasba777 ,

Love these babies and their genius podcast.

Ben Chunch forever!

AssEater🐷 ,

Hosts Suffering From a Personality Bypass

There is no need to listen to this insufferable duo ; just go sit near a table full of self-centered millennial egotists at your local coffee shop and you’ll overhear the same kind of pointless drivel trying to masquerade as humorous and insightful conversation. On this pathetic excuse for a podcast the women seem to have mistaken smugness for wit, meandering babble for conversation, and random pointless topics for eclectic interests.

However, I am a man and therefore an inveterate misogynist (as is implied frequently in this delightful podcast) so probably just disregard my opinion.

atxat8 ,

What a Pod

Baby Geniuses is probably the best example of my favorite kind of podcast: two friends talking about whatever weird stuff they care about, with bonus points for segment theme songs and being bizarrely educated. Thanks to Emily and Lisa, I know way more about Martha Stewart’s life, WikiFeet, and annual goat arson than I ever expected. A+ experience.

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