October 30, 2015 Fringe, Neuroscience, Podcast 6 Comments

Episode 100

IQ meters spike up to dangerously high levels this week, as Jesse is joined by Richard “Rick” Rosner – who ranks second in The World Genius Directory. They discuss intelligence testing parameters and efficacy while making detours to futurism, human longevity and time travel. In addition to being an intellectual savant, Rosner also boasts past credentials as a comedy television writer, a bouncer and a male stripper, making him a truly eccentric genius.

For Halloween, we give a hat-tip to the Spooky Little Evil Kids of so many horror movies, by looking at a recent study into the gastrointestinal physiology of the “terrible two’s.” Stay tuned till the end for the Ruthless Listener Retention Gimmick: Horror Edition.

Click here to see the full list of supplements Rosner takes.

Episode Highlights

0:38Welcome to the 100th episode.
2:06This Week In Neuroscience: Brain mapping.
3:52The audience interaction segment.
6:39Behind-the-scenes at Smart Drug Smarts.
7:12Jesse introduces Rick Rosner.
9:22Growing up as a genius.
11:03Efficacy of IQ tests.
13:00Intelligence vs wisdom.
14:40Living as a genius.
15:38What if everyone was 30% smarter?
17:41Facebook's future is telepathy.
18:18Blind spots in society.
19:39Life extension technologies.
20:5170 pills a day! Full list of supplements here.
22:31Momentarily creative.
24:16Depth vs breath of knowledge - writing comedy.
26:01Rick Rosner's theory of the universe.
28:21Intellectual stimulation - Futurism.
29:39Time travel and science fiction.
33:37Ruthless Listener Retention Gimmick: Horror edition.

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Written by Anushtup Chatterjee