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Will and Mango have lots of questions. Will we ever live without sleep? How do rats keep outsmarting humans? Where are the sunniest tax havens to hide your money? Join these Part-Time Geniuses as they dive into ridiculous topics... and discover some pretty smart stuff along the way.

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Will and Mango have lots of questions. Will we ever live without sleep? How do rats keep outsmarting humans? Where are the sunniest tax havens to hide your money? Join these Part-Time Geniuses as they dive into ridiculous topics... and discover some pretty smart stuff along the way.

    Growing Plants and Growing Muscles

    Growing Plants and Growing Muscles

    Have you ever come in from the yard after planting and pruning actually felt sore? It’s as if you went to a high intensity workout class, but you were actually just turning the compost. You’re not alone! Gardening does a body good. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gardening qualifies as actual exercise and just 30-45 mins tending to the plants in your backyard can burn up to 300 calories. Gardening can be the gateway to fitness and in this episode, host Mangesh Hattikudur chats with fitness and travel journalist Annie Daly about her reporting on gardening as a workout. Mango also does some stretching with author and founder of Yoga on the Lane Naomi Annand as they discuss the connection between yoga and gardening. 
    For more helpful tips on growing and gardening, check out the Miracle-Gro Website and learn from articles like, How to Plant Almost Anything. Your friends at Miracle-Gro are collaboration partners with iHeart Radio for "Humans Growing Stuff."
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    • 41 min
    Families growing roots, plant roots

    Families growing roots, plant roots

    Did you know that planting seeds can help the youngest members of your family develop their fine motor skills? Gardening also unites the family behind a shared purpose, to see something grow. In this episode, Mango talks to Shelly Casto from the Highland Youth Garden in Columbus, Ohio about the lessons and skills parents and their kids can share by turning gardening into a family hobby. Meanwhile, our producer Molly, along with some help from Mango's kiddos, asks kid gardeners what they love so much about digging around in their gardens.
    For more helpful tips on growing and rooting in the garden as a family, check out the Miracle-Gro Website and learn from stories like, Gardening with Children. Your friends at Miracle-Gro are collaboration partners with iHeart Radio for "Humans Growing Stuff."
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    • 31 min
    Can Growing Food Grow Freedom?

    Can Growing Food Grow Freedom?

    In the age of free two-day shipping and groceries on demand, it may still be shocking to know that many low-income residents of cities still suffer from a scarcity of affordable or quality fresh food. These are food deserts, and they still exist in thralling metropolises like New York City and Atlanta. Host Mangesh Hattikudur speaks to growers and organizations who are growing for good. These are community members and outsiders who introduce sustainable gardening solutions to help communities gain access to fresh produce and healthy foods. In this episode, Mango checks in with Kamal Bell, founder of Sankofa Farms, and Gary Oppenheimer, founder of AmpleHarvest.Org, and learns about what they've been doing to combat food apartheid.
    For more information, check out the Miracle-Gro Website and learn about initiatives like GroMoreGood. Your friends at Miracle-Gro are collaboration partners with iHeart Radio for "Humans Growing Stuff."
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    • 39 min
    Bright Lights, Big Snake Plant

    Bright Lights, Big Snake Plant

    Host Mangesh Hattikudur talks with friends and experts about how to build a vibrant and gorgeous garden in the least likely place: in the middle of a bustling city. With special guests, Ursula Chanse and Kadeesha Williams of the New York Botanical Garden’s Bronx Green-Up Program, Mangesh learns about the magic and majesty of urban community gardens. Instagram’s Plant Anna Plant tells us how she makes space for plants in her apartments. Discover all of the common and unconventional ways these urban gardeners make it work. 

    For more helpful tips on growing your own urban jungle, check out the Miracle-Gro Website and learn from stories like, Chicken-Loving Urbanites (Benefits of Raising Chickens). Your friends at Miracle-Gro are collaboration partners with iHeart Radio for "Humans Growing Stuff."
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    • 30 min
    Introducing: Humans Growing Stuff, A Brand New Podcast Hosted by PTG Host Mangesh Hattikudur

    Introducing: Humans Growing Stuff, A Brand New Podcast Hosted by PTG Host Mangesh Hattikudur

    Hey PTG fans, we're excited to introduce you to a brand new podcast hosted by our very own Mangesh Hattikudur. It's called Humans Growing Stuff, and you can hear the first episode now in the Part-Time Genius feed. If you like it, make sure to head over to the Humans Growing Stuff show page in your favorite podcasting app and subscribe so you never miss an episode.

    Did you know that gardening is actually good for your mental health? In this episode, host Mangesh (Mango) Hattikudur begins his gardening journey. With the help of special guests Baratunde Thurston (How to Citizen) and Mr. Plant Geek Michael Perry (The Plant Based Pod), Mango discovers just how much he can gain from growing his green thumb.

    For more helpful tips and insight on jump starting your gardening, check out the Miracle-Gro website and find advice on things like the Top 10 Gardening Tips for Beginners.
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    • 28 min
    What's the World's Most Ridiculous Video Game?

    What's the World's Most Ridiculous Video Game?

    Remember how fun it was to save up your quarters and go to the arcade? These are the games you didn't want to play. From the Tetris sequel that features Abe Lincolns and Frankensteins, to a game that somehow blends Honey, I Shrunk the Kids with an anti-smoking campaign, to the greatest (maybe only?) game based on Noah's Ark; Will, Gabe and Mango try to out-do each other with the most ridiculous video games they can find.
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    • 28 min

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