The BEST Episodes of Great Minds with Dan Harmon
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 25, 2021
Great Minds hosted by Dan Harmon, who “invests in a time machine and is subsequently visited by history’s greatest minds. He then discusses their lives and brings them out into the modern world.” A ton of funny people are slated to show up as different historical figures throughout the series: Jack Black, Nick Kroll, Sarah Silverman, Paul F. Tompkins, Robert Smigel, Kristen Schaal, Jason Sudeikis, Dana Carvey, Aubrey Plaza, Scott Adsit, Andy Dick, Ron Funches and Thomas Middleditch.
#1 - Ada Lovelace
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 25, 2016
His guest from the past is Ada Lovelace (Gillian Jacobs). Ada, the world's first computer programmer, takes a liking to Spencer and the two of them embark on a journey.
#2 - Amelia Earhart
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 21, 2016
His guest from the past is Amelia Earhart (Kristen Schaal). Amelia sets off on a quest to find her earlier lost self.
#3 - Harry S. Truman
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jul 15, 2016
His guest from the past is Harry S. Truman (Matt Walsh). Dan takes Truman to a gay bar to teach him a lesson on gay rights.
#4 - John Wilkes Booth
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 17, 2016
His guest from the past is John Wilkes Booth (Andy Dick). To test Booth's acting abilities, Dan casts him as Abraham Lincoln in a play.
#5 - Ernest Hemingway
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 3, 2016
His guest from the past is Ernest Hemingway (Scott Adsit). Dan and Hemingway get to know one another and spend the day drinking, fishing, and fighting.
#6 - William Shakespeare
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 24, 2016
Dan is visited by William Shakespeare (Thomas Middleditch) and gives him lesson on modern entertainment.
#7 - Sigmund Freud
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 28, 2016
His guest from the past is Sigmund Freud (Nick Kroll). Freud gives Dan and Spencer an impromptu therapy session to work on their issues.
#8 - Buddha
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 10, 2016
His guest from the past is Buddha (Danny Pudi). Dan uses Buddha to integrate products into the show with unexpected results.
#9 - Mary Wollstonecraft
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 17, 2016
His guest from the past is Mary Wollstonecraft (Aubrey Plaza). Dan introduces Mary to his girlfriend and gets a lesson on feminism.
#10 - Idi Amin
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 31, 2016
His guest from the past is Idi Amin (Ron Funches). Idi gets power hungry and Dan and Spencer end up victims of a coup d'etat.
#11 - Betsy Ross
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 14, 2016
His "guest” from the past is Betsy Ross (Sarah Silverman). Betsy takes an interest in the 2016 presidential election and lends her flag-making talents to one of the candidate’s cause.
#12 - Ludwig van Beethoven
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 25, 2016
Dan is visited by Ludwig Van Beethoven (Jack Black), who shares the lyrics to his most famous compositions.
#13 - Edgar Allan Poe
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired May 5, 2016
His guest from the past is Edgar Allan Poe (Paul F. Thompkins). A visiting network executive (Mary Lynn Rajskub) takes a liking to Poe, and Dan uses him to win her over.
#14 - Thomas Edison
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 10, 2016
His "guest" from the past is Thomas Edison (Jason Sudeikis). Edison becomes obsessed with his legacy and Dan helps him update his history
#15 - John F. Kennedy
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jul 1, 2016
His guest from the past is John F. Kennedy (Dana Carvey). Dan, Kennedy, Spencer, and the whole Great Minds team are threatened by an unwanted visitor.