AMERICAN TRAUMA/THE WORD "GENIUS" (feat. Henry Rollins) - Think Again Podcast, ep. 9

We surprise the world's brightest minds with ideas they're totally unprepared to discuss. This week on Big Think's podcastwe're joined by the legendary musician and spoken-word artist Henry Rollins.


   

"You might be cool. I might be cool. But 'we' are sick. We’ve got problems. And so I’ve given up on 'we; because I don’t think we are going to get better. 'We' are Dylann Roof." — Henry Rollins

Can anything cure what ails America? What's a "genius," exactly? 

In this week's episode of Big Think's Think Again podcastwe air part two of our conversation with legendary hardcore musician and spoken-word artist Henry Rollins. Interview clips from Paul Ekman and James Gleick launch a discussion of a nation divided and the character traits of "geniuses." 

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