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G: Relative Genius

G: Relative Genius

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Albert Einstein asked that when he died, his body be cremated and his ashes be scattered in a secret location. He didn’t want his grave, or his body, becoming a shrine to his genius. When he passed away in the early morning hours of April, 18, 1955, his family knew his wishes. There was only one problem: the pathologist who did the autopsy had different plans.


In the third episode of “G”, Radiolab’s miniseries on intelligence, we go on one of the strangest scavenger hunts for genius the world has ever seen. We follow Einstein’s stolen brain from that Princeton autopsy table, to a cider box in Wichita, Kansas, to labs all across the country. And eventually, beyond the brain itself entirely. All the while wondering, where exactly is the genius of a man who changed the way we view the world? 


 


This episode was reported by Rachael Cusick and Pat Walters, and produced by Bethel Habte, Rachael Cusick, and Pat Walters. Music by Alex Overington and Jad Abumrad. 


Special thanks to: Elanor Taylor, Claudia Kalb, Dustin O’Halloran, Tim Huson, The Einstein Papers Project, and all the physics for (us) dummies Youtube videos that accomplished the near-impossible feat of helping us understand relativity.


Radiolab’s “G” is supported in part by Science Sandbox, a Simons Foundation initiative dedicated to engaging everyone with the process of science.


Support Radiolab today at Radiolab.org/donate

Comments (7)

Charlie Cohen

just in time for the neuralink reveal

Jul 15th
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Dana Altschuler Manual Lymph Drainage

how do I slow down the speed of the talking? anyone?

Jul 8th
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Leya Hartman

so short!!! so interesting!

Jul 1st
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Bam Guilani

cool episode; Radiolab getting back on track 👋🏼🌝👌🏻

Jun 29th
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TurtleToast

Sending Love💙✌🐢

Jun 29th
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