54 Billion Empty Miles | Drew McElroy, Co-Founder of Transfix

As co-founder of the digital freight marketplace Transfix, Drew McElroy is obsessed with logistics. He takes us on a deep dive into the connection between trucking's wasteful ways and life as we know it.

54 Billion Empty Miles | Drew McElroy, Co-Founder of Transfix

What We Wonder is Worth Wondering About | Guy Claxton, Cognitive Scientist

Hailed by comedian John Cleese as a master of creative thinking psychology, Guy Claxton revolutionized business and entertainment with his book Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind. He's now using his research and methods to create better thinkers in elementary and middle schools.

What We Wonder is Worth Wondering About | Guy Claxton, Cognitive Scientist

Giving Harry Potter a Face...in Secret | Mary GrandPré, illustrator of the Harry Potter Series

As the illustrator of the American version of the Harry Potter series, Mary GrandPré was sworn to secrecy. She even had to keep unpublished copies of the books under lock and key—literally.

Giving Harry Potter a Face...in Secret | Mary GrandPré, illustrator of the Harry Potter Series

The Man of a Thousand Stories | Garrison Keillor, Author and Former Host of A Prairie Home Companion

From quitting alcohol to his complicated relationship with fame, Garrison Keillor shares wonderful stories and insights from his time as an author and legendary host of A Prairie Home Companion.

The Man of a Thousand Stories | Garrison Keillor, Author and Former Host of A Prairie Home Companion

The Legend of Hot Karl | Rapper and Writer, Jensen Karp

As rapper Hot Karl, Jensen Karp set off on an unexpected journey from hip hop enthusiast to taking a wild ride toward rap fame. Along the way, he ate salmon dinners with record label big wigs, struggled with a mental disorder, and loaned 300 dollars to Kanye West. But when his hip-hop career slips from his fingers, he must find a new path in life—and to his 300 dollars.

The Legend of Hot Karl | Rapper and Writer, Jensen Karp

The Life (and Sometimes Death) of an Actor | Voice Actor, Iké Amadi

As a voice actor for films, television shows, video games, promotions, and audio books, chances are you've heard Iké Amadi's voice. Stepping into the shoes of a character, Iké transforms into the likes of heroes and villains with the touch of a true pro. But for some actors, helping tell great stories can come at a deadly price.

The Life (and Sometimes Death) of an Actor | Voice Actor, Iké Amadi

Forky the Spork, Forky the Onion | Actor, Tony Hale

Tony Hale has an award-winning history of playing loveable, comedic characters, including Forky from Toy Story 4. But if we peel back the surface, we'll find layer after layer of depth to his characters—and to the art of bringing them to life.

Forky the Spork, Forky the Onion | Actor, Tony Hale

How to Save a Hostage with the Smell of Food | Former FBI Hostage Negotiator, Gary Noesner

As a former FBI hostage negotiator, Gary's utilized countless tactics to save lives—including using the smell of food to take back a jail overrun by inmates.

How to Save a Hostage with the Smell of Food | Former FBI Hostage Negotiator, Gary Noesner

Creating National Geographic's Photo Ark | Photographer and Conservationist, Joel Sartore

As a National Geographic photographer and conservationist, Joel Sartore created the Photo Ark—a decades-long project to photograph every living species in zoos and wildlife reserves worldwide. With every snapshot, Joel hopes to raise awareness and prevent further animal extinction. But is it too little too late?

Creating National Geographic's Photo Ark | Photographer and Conservationist, Joel Sartore

Mario on the Run: Mastering Video Game Speedrunning | Author of Speedrun Science: A Long G...

As the author of the bible for video game speedrunning, Eric Kozial takes us into an international phenomenon that centers around a highly engaged and loving community of gamers on a quest for mastery.

Mario on the Run: Mastering Video Game Speedrunning | Author of Speedrun Science: A Long G...

My Running Partner is a Donkey | Author of Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart...

Humans and animals have a deep-rooted connection far beyond pet and master—a fact Christopher McDougall learns after rescuing a donkey named Sherman from a hoarder. By becoming running partners, Christopher nurses Sherman back to health and makes a lifelong friend in the process.

My Running Partner is a Donkey | Author of Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart...

A Psychological Secret of Elite Athletes | Founder and Host of Sports Science, John Brenkus

As the creator and host of Sports Science, John uncovers the science behind the world's greatest athletes. Along the way he's found some incredible statistics—and a common psychological secret.

A Psychological Secret of Elite Athletes | Founder and Host of Sports Science, John Brenkus

The Funny Thing About Cancer | Comedian and Voice of Gene on Bob's Burgers, Eugene Mirman

Comedy is a puzzle. In the documentary It Started As a Joke, comedian Eugene Mirman navigates friendships, fatherhood, and his toughest puzzle yet: Finding humor in his wife Katie's battle with cancer.

The Funny Thing About Cancer | Comedian and Voice of Gene on Bob's Burgers, Eugene Mirman

The Hidden Powers of Classical Music | Conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Ben...

Everyone loves classical music, they just don't know it yet. As a composer, teacher, and the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Benjamin Zander has made his life's goal to open people's eyes to their love for their classical music and its deep connection with the human experience.

The Hidden Powers of Classical Music | Conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Ben...

Public Safety Has a Tech Problem | Co-Founder of Mark43, Matt Polega

Outdated first responder technology has real-world implications in how evidence is processed and prosecuted. As the co-founder of startup Mark43, Matt Polega and his team are determined to overhaul tech in the public safety industry. It may seem like a niche field, but it's far from it. They've raised over $77 million in funding from pretty big names, including Ashton Kutcher, Goldman Sachs, and Jeff Bezos. Their ever-evolving tech is now used in over 70 agencies nationwide, with many more to come. But what does it mean for the future of first responders and the victims they're sworn to help?

Public Safety Has a Tech Problem | Co-Founder of Mark43, Matt Polega

The Ultimate Drug | Comedian and Co-Creator of Netflix's The Midnight Gospel, Duncan Trussell

Stand-up comedy is an art of rejection. For years, Duncan Trussell honed his craft, soaking up awkward audience silences and blistering critiques until something magical happened: he discovered himself on stage. Through difficult lessons (and a psychedelic cow), Duncan takes us on the wild and trippy ride from his drug addict landlord in LA to conceiving The Midnight Gospel on Netflix alongside Adventure Time creator Pendleton Ward.

The Ultimate Drug | Comedian and Co-Creator of Netflix's The Midnight Gospel, Duncan Trussell

The Hardship that Created an Icon | Actress and Philanthropist, Jane Seymour

One of Jane Seymour's most famous roles—Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman—started from a need to get out of 9 million dollars of debt. Tapping into wisdom from her mother, Jane persevered to create an international icon, use her success to spread her mother's advice through the Open Hearts Foundation and (hopefully) bring Dr. Quinn's story to a new generation.

The Hardship that Created an Icon | Actress and Philanthropist, Jane Seymour

Resurrecting History's Forgotten Monsters | Creator and Host of Lore, Aaron Mahnke

Millions of listeners tune in every month to hear about creature sightings rooted in myth, or documented proof of a conman who killed to collect insurance payouts—then buried his victims in the walls of his mansion. It's these dark, forgotten corners of history Aaron Mahnke explores on his mega-hit podcast, Lore. But the show was one click away from never happening.

Resurrecting History's Forgotten Monsters | Creator and Host of Lore, Aaron Mahnke

Tales of a Mafia Prosecutor | Former State and Federal Prosecutor, Elie Honig

Nicknamed "organized crime's worst nightmare," Elie Honig earned his stripes through the prosecution of John Gotti Jr and other major mafia players. Venture into the seedy details of three of Elie's most notorious cases, where murder solves problems and justice isn't always black and white.

Tales of a Mafia Prosecutor | Former State and Federal Prosecutor, Elie Honig

The College Curiosity Crisis | Co-Founder of Masterclass and Founder of Outlier.org, Aaron Rasmussen

Every year, college students spend $2.5 billion on Calculus 1. And 40% of those students fail. Are college intro courses destined to be expensive and boring? Aaron Rasmussen doesn't think so. As co-founder of Masterclass and the founder of Outlier.org, he's setting out to revolutionize higher education. And it all starts with a touch of curiosity.

The College Curiosity Crisis | Co-Founder of Masterclass and Founder of Outlier.org, Aaron Rasmussen

7 Marathons on 7 Continents in 7 Days | Lisa Davis, Marathon Runner

Lisa's consistent can-do attitude and warm smile are infectious. When she talks about running, her eyes glow and she wraps you up in her stories of struggle and triumph. But when she sets out to run 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days, she experiences challenges the likes of which she never could have imagined. Can she complete the journey and possibly capture a world record? Or are the odds too stacked against her?

7 Marathons on 7 Continents in 7 Days | Lisa Davis, Marathon Runner

Without Libraries We'd Be Dumb | Lemony Snicket aka Daniel Handler, Author of A Series of ...

As the author of the internationally bestselling 'A Series of Unfortunate Events,' Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) has a curiosity for the peculiar. And a long history with libraries. Take a dive into his love for poetry, hear hilarious stories from his time on set with Netflix, and learn why the disappearance of libraries may just make us all a little dumber.

Without Libraries We'd Be Dumb | Lemony Snicket aka Daniel Handler, Author of A Series of ...

Art in Motion: The New Age of Stop Animation | Trish Gum, Co-Director of LEGO Movie 2

As co-director of LEGO Movie 2, Trisha had a major role in creating a film that melded the worlds of stop animation and computer animation. But it took a lot of hard work, and a lucky encounter, to rise up from still photography to working on Robot Chicken and beyond.

Art in Motion: The New Age of Stop Animation | Trish Gum, Co-Director of LEGO Movie 2

Becoming the Voice of Porky Pig | Bob Bergen, Voice Actor

As a voice actor, Bob makes characters come alive. From Porky Pig to countless smaller supporting roles, and from radio ads to dubbing over Leonardo DiCaprio, Bob is always taking on new challenges. But it took a long time to get to where he is today. Using actual audio from his youth (including an unsolicited call he made to voice acting legend Mel Blanc), explore Bob's journey to making his childhood dream come true: becoming the voice of Porky Pig.

Becoming the Voice of Porky Pig | Bob Bergen, Voice Actor