The BEST Episodes of Genius
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 28, 2019
Network: National Geographic
The life stories of history's greatest minds. From their days as young adults to their final years we see their discoveries, loves, relationships, causes, flaws and genius.
#1 - Einstein: Chapter Ten
Season 1 - Episode 10
After the atomic bomb is dropped and World War II draws to a close, Einstein assumes the role of world citizen in his twilight years.
#2 - Einstein: Chapter Four
Season 1 - Episode 4
Albert Einstein and Mileva juggle raising a kids with his attempts to catch the eye of the scientific establishment.
#3 - Einstein: Chapter Eight
Season 1 - Episode 8
Einstein and his wife Elsa attempt to flee Germany after the rise of the Nazis, but they face unexpected roadblocks.
#4 - Einstein: Chapter Nine
Season 1 - Episode 9
Albert Einstein settles into life in America, but dangers abroad continue to be a threat to both him and his former colleagues.
#5 - Einstein: Chapter Seven
Season 1 - Episode 7
In the wake of the war, patriotism corrupts one of Albert Einstein’s closest friends, Fritz Haber, pitting them against each other.
#6 - Einstein: Chapter One
Season 1 - Episode 1
The life of the 20th century’s most brilliant icon, Albert Einstein, was full of passionate, volatile relationships.
#7 - Picasso: Chapter Ten
Season 2 - Episode 10
After leaving Picasso Françoise Gilot struggles to escape his shadow and make it on her own. Picasso finds companionship with Jacqueline Roque, but secludes himself from the world, determined to paint the perfect painting.
#8 - Einstein: Chapter Two
Season 1 - Episode 2
After butting heads in class, Einstein falls in love with the determined Mileva Maric. Their affair raises eyebrows.
#9 - Einstein: Chapter Five
Season 1 - Episode 5
Einstein begins to experience the academic life he coveted, but he falters in his familial responsibilities. He is reintroduced to his cousin Elsa.
#10 - Einstein: Chapter Six
Season 1 - Episode 6
Einstein moves his family for work, and to be closer to his new love, Elsa. He sets out to prove his theory as his marriage reaches a breaking point.
#11 - Einstein: Chapter Three
Season 1 - Episode 3
Einstein struggles to support his pregnant wife and land an academic post in a rigid world of tradition and protocol.
#12 - Picasso: Chapter Three
Season 2 - Episode 3
Picasso meets his great love Franoise Gilot. Young Pablo begins his Blue Period after the suicide of his friend.
#13 - Picasso: Chapter One
Season 2 - Episode 1
Pablo Picasso confronts the threat of fascism in Spain, and Young Pablo rejects traditional painting to search for his own voice.
#14 - Picasso: Chapter Two
Season 2 - Episode 2
Picasso's relationship with Dora Maar is strained by war. Young Pablo succeeds by imitating the masters, but struggles to be original.
#15 - Picasso: Chapter Four
Season 2 - Episode 4
As older Picasso juggles two love affairs, Young Pablo strives to create a masterpiece that will signal his arrival as a great artist.
#16 - Picasso: Chapter Seven
Season 2 - Episode 7
After WWII, Picasso joins the Communist Party. He is haunted by a tragic love affair.
#17 - Picasso: Chapter Five
Season 2 - Episode 5
Picasso tries to convince Franoise to move in with him, while Young Pablo is challenged by the radical genius of Matisse.
#18 - Picasso: Chapter Nine
Season 2 - Episode 9
Fransoise Gilot defies Picasso and pursues her artistic goals. Meanwhile a young Dora Maar strives to meet Picasso.
#19 - Picasso: Chapter Six
Season 2 - Episode 6
Picasso takes Franoise Gilot on vacation. Young Pablo starts cubism with Georges Braque, but is accused of stealing the Mona Lisa.
#20 - Picasso: Chapter Eight
Season 2 - Episode 8
Pablo meets his first wife, a ballerina, while designing a ballet. Older Picasso struggles to manage his complex family.