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First, we don’t officially use the term “MacArthur Genius.” Second, there’s a lot more to know about the MacArthur fellows Program, and it’s director, Marlies Carruth is here to tell us all about it! And then, speaking of genius, you, our lovable and perceptive listeners have some expert advice on how to improve our show. It’s “Mailbag! Constructive Criticism Edition.”


Marlies Carruth

Director of the MacArthur Fellows Program at the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, recognizing exceptionally creative and inspiring individuals for more than 40 years. Learn more about the MacArthur Fellowship Program at


Tim Crump


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