GeniusCast with Scott and Mike
Society Game Preview

Society Game Preview

October 19, 2016

"Society Game," the new show from the production staff of The Genius, is here! Sort of! If you're in South Korea, it's here. If you're in the US, you're waiting for the subtitled versions. 

No matter! Scott and Mike explain the rules and analyze the 22 players competing in "Society Game," which somehow feels like more than the 24 who began Australian Survivor. 

And don't forget to follow us on Twitter: @scottdoesmagic and @michaelbotta. Fighting!
Season 1, Episode 6

Season 1, Episode 6

October 4, 2016

Shirin Oskooi joins Scott to talk about episode 6. Come for the Genius chatter, stay for the Survivor talk.

Season 1, Episode 5 - “No Bet”

Season 1, Episode 5 - “No Bet”

September 6, 2016

We're back! Can barely even remember what we used to write here. 

Make sure you've seen episode 5 of season 1 before listening:

Then when you're done, watch episode 6 here:

Season 1, Episode 4 - “Touch”

Season 1, Episode 4 - “Touch”

March 13, 2016

Heyyyyyy, we're back! Sort of! Because filling in for Mike today is a bona fide first-time Genius viewer, reality TV producer Ryan Muldowney (@muldo). We break down the Zombie Game and talk some big-picture and behind-the-scene details of the show. Can Episode 5 be far behind?

Make sure you've seen Episode 4 before listening:

And once you're done listening, here's where you can find Episode 5:
Season 1, Episode 3 - “Cutie”

Season 1, Episode 3 - “Cutie”

January 22, 2016

It's our spoiler-free recap of "Abundance and Famine," plus Mike got engaged, which is what we're blaming the delay between podcasts on. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter: @whoisscottgreen and @michaelbotta

If you haven't yet, catch episode 3 here:
And once that's done, catch episode 4 here:
Season 1, Episode 2 - “Democracy”

Season 1, Episode 2 - “Democracy”

January 5, 2016
Spoiler-free and loving it! This is our recap of the Election Game from episode 2 of season 1 of The Genius. Follow us on Twitter to send in your questions for episode 3: @WhoIsScottGreen and @MichaelBotta
Before listening to this podcast, be sure you've seen episode 2 here:
After you finish listening, here's where you'll find episode 3:
Season 1, Episode 1 - “Simple”

Season 1, Episode 1 - “Simple”

December 25, 2015
We begin our spoiler-free recap of The Genius with the 1-2-3 Game. Follow us on Twitter @WhoIsScottGreen and @MichaelBotta and send in your questions for episode 2.

Before you listen to this podcast, make sure you've watched episode 1 here:

After you finish listening, here's your link to watch episode 2:
START HERE - The Genius INTRODUCTION and Season 1 preview

START HERE - The Genius INTRODUCTION and Season 1 preview

December 20, 2015

Hello Internet! You are about to embark on a magical journey through a South Korean celebrity reality game show called "The Genius." You've heard all about it from The Dom and Colin Podcast, the RHAP preview podcast with Myles Nye, or from some fantastic friend of yours who wants you to watch a great show and be happy. Your hosts (Scott and Mike) are tour guides on this series of spoiler free, episode-by-episode recaps.

In this episode, we'll explain the basics of the show, provide some context on how to find and enjoy it, and give a brief rundown of the 13 contestants vying to be the Season 1 winner.

A brief note: We covered Season 4 with weekly recaps as it aired. Those are in this podcast feed, but DO NOT listen to our Season 4 podcasts until you've watched up through those respective episodes. They contain massive spoilers for seasons 1, 2 and 3.

Season 1 episode recap podcasts (of which this is the first one) will NOT contain ANY spoilers beyond the episode being recapped. As this is the preview podcast, it contains zero spoilers of any kind.

Only listen to recaps for episodes you've seen and you'll be able to enjoy the show unspoiled.

Don't forget to Tweet us your questions: @WhoIsScottGreen and @MichaelBotta. We'll address them on the podcast.

When you're ready, your Genius journey begins with Episode 1 of Season 1, all of which is posted on YouTube:

After you've watched it, be on the lookout for our Episode 1 recap, coming soon to this podcast feed.

Two other helpful links: this cheat sheet with contestant photos from the great @AngieCaunce:

Episode-by-episode threads on The Genius subreddit:

Youhyun Dennis Kim Interview

Youhyun Dennis Kim Interview

October 18, 2015

Youhyun (that's Dennis to you) chats with Scott about seasons three and four of The Genius and provides tons of new information. Whose fault was the Jury Game criminals mishap? Is Dongmin really THAT good? What really happened in Loyalists and Rebels? How did Jinho get production to not use footage he didn't want on the show? All that and so, so, so much more in an action-packed 72 minutes of podcasting gold, so says Geniuscast. 

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DOM AND COLIN: As Dennis and I discussed, there's another excellent Genius podcast out there: "The Dom and Colin Podcast." (They talk about Survivor and Big Brother, too.) If you haven't already, check them out at http://
DEDUCTION and RACING STRIPE: The Kickstarter was funded, so thanks to all the backers! If you'd still like to check out these great games inspired by Black & White and Monorail, head to
Kim Kyunghoon interview

Kim Kyunghoon interview

October 5, 2015

BACK THE KICKSTARTER NOW - LAST CHANCE - don't miss out! It ends the evening of October 6. Deduction and Racing Stripe are at-home versions of Black & White and Monorail. Learn more (like how the Deduction cards are self-reading - you don't need Dealer Nuna's help to play) and get your games for only $25 via

Scott and Mike interview the man, the myth, the legend: Kim Kyunghoon. He takes us through the game from start (his first time watching the show) to finish (you know how it ended). There's not much more to say here that Kyunghoon didn't say during this supersized podcast, so what are you waiting for? Hit "play" now! (After you back the Kickstarter, of course.)
SPOILER ALERT - This podcast contains spoilers for the first four seasons of The Genius. Listener beware.
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