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The Genius Cast with Lanny Poffo

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The published poet and limerick writing, motivational speaking brother of WWE Hall of Famer Macho Man Randy Savage, Lanny Poffo brings back stories of his brother and the glory days of professional wrestling with this weekly podcast. His wrestling career in the WWE was highlighted by a victory over … read more


12: Evan Ginzburg (Associate Producer of 'The Wrestler' and '350 Days')

It is a pleasure to have our friend Evan Ginzburg this week on The Genius Cast! He was the associate producer for the films 'The Wrestler' and '350 Days,' he is the host of the Evan Ginzburg Show, a senior writer over on, a published author, and an overall fantastic person.

Evan has been a fan of professional wrestling since 1972 and has fascinating stories to share of a foregone era and what it was like to witness real-life superheroes in and out of the ring at Madison Square Garden when growing up in New York City. We talk John Tolos, Dick Slater, losing close loved ones in wrestling, heartwrenching personal stories with Eddie Guerrero, 'Sensational' Sherri Martel, Johnny Valiant, Nikolai Volkoff and Nicole Bass. Evan also shares all the details of his involvement with the films 'The Wrestler' and '350 Days.' Learn how Lanny almost got a role in 'The Wrestler' but was ultimately denied for a specific reason, what it was like to show Nicholas Cage around when he was auditioning to be in the movie, what Nicholas thought Ring of Honor was, and so much more, this conversation between three friends will leave you smiling and wanting more!

Also in this week's show: JP recently visited Italy. Hear tales of his travels, handshake agreements in wrestling, the story of how Lanny and JP met, how this podcast became a reality, and so much more!

Featured image (from left to right): Evan Ginzburg with hosts Lanny Poffo and JP Zarka.

Pull back the curtain with The Genius Cast with Lanny Poffo and JP Zarka of each Monday from 12 p.m. GMT / 7 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. CST / 4 a.m. PST.

Got questions for our show? Use the #AskTheGenius hashtag or e-mail us at!

Recommended reading to go along with this week's show:

Wrestling at Madison Square Garden – Our Top 5 Moments

Remembering “Sensational” Sherri Martel

My Friend, Nicole Bass – A Loving Tribute One Year After Her Death

350 Days: The Story

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