Reactions from 2 MacArthur ‘Geniuses’

The MacArthur Foundation announced its 2016 ‘Genius’ grant recipients Thursday. Half of the 23 honorees come from California. Press Play spoke with two of them: Josh Kun, a writer and historian who studies the intersections of music and culture, particularly in Los Angeles, and Victoria Orphan, who researches micro-organisms that eat methane in the deep sea.


Josh Kun - USC’s Annenberg School - @JDKun, Victoria Orphan - Researcher

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