300 episodes

Extreme Genes is a genealogy show hosted by Fisher. Fisher has 30+ years of radio experience and has had a passion for genealogy since he was a teen. On Extreme Genes Fisher sets out to educate the audience on resources and techniques for completing any gaps found in your family tree. Each week Fisher interviews national experts in the field of genealogy as well as news related to all of our genealogy. Be sure to visit ExtremeGenes.com for all the latest on the show.

Extreme Genes - America's Family History and Genealogy Radio Show & Podcast Fisher

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7, 96 Ratings

Extreme Genes is a genealogy show hosted by Fisher. Fisher has 30+ years of radio experience and has had a passion for genealogy since he was a teen. On Extreme Genes Fisher sets out to educate the audience on resources and techniques for completing any gaps found in your family tree. Each week Fisher interviews national experts in the field of genealogy as well as news related to all of our genealogy. Be sure to visit ExtremeGenes.com for all the latest on the show.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
96 Ratings

96 Ratings

ANFBA ,

Loyal fan here

Love the show. Great content each week!

News Junkie3 ,

Good Podcast, but Skip the Last 10 Mins

Interesting podcast with interesting guests. Would have rated this as a five, except for the following: 1 Star reduced for the “Preservation Authority” segment that accounts for the last 10 minutes of every show. After a few episodes, I quickly realized that I would be consistently skipping this segment. It’s basically an extended commercial in the guise of, “I’m going to tell you how to do this yourself, but if you want a professional, you can always send the work to us.” The credibility of this segment would be GREATLY improved by having a guest each week, possibly from one of the many libraries or state archives to provide tips from truly professional archivists. With 52 states, you’d think you could fill up a year’s worth of shows with a guest from one of the state archives for each week.
Half a Star was deducted for the inclusion of an inordinate number of commercials. At least 15 minutes of each podcast is nothing but commercials. To retain podcast subscribers, the number of commercials needs to be reduced.... charge more for the commercial time to compensate, if necessary, but the ratio between real content and commercials is way out of whack.
Finally, another half Star was reduced because the podcast is over-produced.... Loud music that goes on too long, corny attempts at humor, and a little too much of a 1970’s radio announcer voice were big turn off’s for me at first. I’ve learned to accept it, because the news segment and guests are interesting.
In summary, this is definitely a good podcast, and I am a loyal listener. I recommend the podcast, but I did want to provide some concrete ideas on how I think it could be improved.

ScarlettDMM ,

Enjoy this Genealogical podcast!

I truly enjoy this Genealogy podcast. Fisher is a great host and he has a great format. Well worth you time!

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