The BEST Episodes of Genius by Stephen Hawking

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 29, 2021

Network: PBS

Join Professor Stephen Hawking as he reveals our true potential in a series that challenges a selection of volunteers and viewers to think like the greatest geniuses of the past and answer some of humanity's toughest and most enduring questions.

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Are We Alone?

#1 - Are We Alone?

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired May 18, 2016

Join Professor Stephen Hawking as he challenges three ordinary people to work out the likelihood of alien life out there in the universe. See why the team has their minds blown in a way they were never expecting.

star 8.82
92 votes
Directors: Iain Riddick
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Where Are We?

#2 - Where Are We?

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 1, 2016

Join renowned scientist Stephen Hawking as he challenges three ordinary people to think like a genius. Can they measure the earth, the solar system and even the universe - and find our true place in the cosmos?

star 8.72
60 votes
Directors: Iain Riddick
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Where Did The Universe Come From?

#3 - Where Did The Universe Come From?

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired May 25, 2016

Join Stephen Hawking as he challenges three ordinary people to work out where the universe came from. Hawking leads the trio on an extraordinary journey of discovery featuring racing cars, ice-skaters, balloons and running tracks.

star 8.67
57 votes
Directors: Iain Riddick
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What Are We?

#4 - What Are We?

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 1, 2016

Join Stephen Hawking as he challenges three ordinary people to find out what we really are. Self-assembling machines, light-up bacteria and the world's first physical demonstration of evolution in action conspire to revolutionize their view of life.

star 8.33
61 votes
Directors: Iain Riddick
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Can We Time Travel?

#5 - Can We Time Travel?

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired May 18, 2016

Join Stephen Hawking as he challenges three ordinary people to determine if time travel is possible. The fascinating journey of discovery features DeLoreans, atomic clocks, a giant black hole and a large swath of New York City.

star 7.88
130 votes
Directors: Iain Riddick
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Why Are We Here?

#6 - Why Are We Here?

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired May 25, 2016

Join Stephen Hawking as he sets three ordinary people a truly mind-bending challenge: Can they work out why they exist at all? Hawking takes them down a rabbit hole of profound realizations, helping them think like philosophers as much as scientists.

star 7.00
64 votes
Directors: Iain Riddick
Writers: