Parents' Guide to

The Genius Generation

By Molly Jackel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Inspiring interviews with young inventors, entrepreneurs.

The Genius Generation Podcast Poster

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this podcast.

Community Reviews

There aren't any parent reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: Not yet rated
Kids say: Not yet rated

Impressive stories of accomplishment abound in this series, as well as good representation from various countries and ethnicities. The Genius Generation is sure to inspire tweens and teens as they listen to stories of innovation and success straight from the kids who lived the experience. The guests' level of enthusiasm and natural storytelling ability dictates how compelling each show will be; though the host is always super engaged and a great active listener.

Although the host probes the guests well, the short episodes don't allow for exploring the ins and outs of starting a business or building a machine. However, the short duration of the show does help to maintain interest. The audio quality of the guests is not great because interviews sound like they're done online, rather than in studio, likely for pandemic purposes. But the music and effects sound professional and enhance the storytelling. Podcast summaries are helpful in choosing where to start listening.

Podcast Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate