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Surprisingly Brilliant
A science history podcast uncovering the little-known stories and less-talked-about people behind well-known science & tech. Written & Hosted by Maren Hunsberger & Greg Foot for Seeker
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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 501 ratings
I learn so much from every episode! Maren and Greg explain complex scientific ideas in not only easy to understand, but riveting to follow stories. This podcast is what I will play to my children to introduce them to a career path in science, when they get a bit older.
Aliona123 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/03/21
Best podcast ever!
I absolutely love this podcast! Greg and Maren are awesome hosts and I learn so much listening to each episode.
Lkoka via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/02/21
Love, Love, Love
This is my favorite podcast! I love the way Maren and Greg tell each story and their excitement for every topic is infectious! I have learned so much and find that I can’t wait for the next podcast! Thank you!!!😃
LizEstrong via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/31/21
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