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Welcome to Quadrivia!

Quadrivia is put together by trivia writers and hosts from the Trivia Writer's Cooperative.

We use this podcast to shine a light on what's happening behind the scenes at your favorite trivia shows, and to keep ourselves entertained during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Hopefully we are entertaining you, as well!

March 24th Update:

Hey! Episode 44 is live now (you can check it out here!), but the website is currently being moved from hosting on Corey's Third Degree website to its own private little corner of the web! As such, the keyword challenge, this episode's questions, etc., will be posted at a later date, hopefully by Friday. Sorry, but at least it means a better experience for everyone!

Episode 43

Hey, I'm tired this week, too! I really don't know what I'm supposed to be saying on this. I should start forcing the other hosts to write some of these damn things. 😂

  1. In 2019, Lithuanian capital Vilnius had a tourism ad campaign, claiming that "Nobody knows where it is, but when you find it, it's amazing", comparing Vilnius to something else. The ad caught a lot of attention on international media, and was deemed to be quite controversial within Lithuania itself. What was Vilnius being compared to? G-Spot

  2. Kidnapping is when a person or an object is taken from someone else and being claimed as your own. Therefore, it's not surprising that one international and commonly in academic language found term has its origins in the Latin word, meaning 'kidnapping'. What's that international term? Plagiarism

  3. The ending lines for the lyrics of Nadav Guedj's 2015 song, said "Okay, we gotta go, 3 minutes, bye bye". Where are you most likely to have heard this song? Eurovision Song Contest

  4. Grant Snider has created some caricatures about a specific farm animal's life, using various famous phrases. For example, when a meat truck is approaching - 'memento mori', when the animal attempts to escape from the farm - 'carpe diem' and so on. This way he illustrates a language. What is the language?  Pig Latin

  5. Sultan Kosen from Turkey and Khagendra Thapa Magar from Nepal have the physical distance of about 4800 km between them. However, on a much smaller scale, they have the distance of 184 between them. 184 of what? Centimeters

  6. Computer font "Ugly Gerry" is created based on how certain areas look like. The font title indicates about the uglyness of a certain practice. What is that practice?  Gerrymandering

  7. In the video game "Binding of Isaac" touching at least 3 fly-related items means that Isaac experiences a transformation. What is the name of the creature into which Isaac transforms? Beelzebub

  8. Alzheimers Research UK has started a social campaign "share an orange", this way trying to raise awareness about dementia and Alzheimers being not just natural results of getting old, but real, physical diseases that damage brains and that can be researched and eliminated. It is not a coincidence that the campaign is revolving around a standard orange (weighing about 140g). What is the meaning of the orange for this campaign/in this context? Brain mass lost due to damage from dementia/Alzheimers

  9. At some point in Vilnius airport, you would have been able to find such ads about Stockholm: Stockholm is so beautiful that you don't even need IT/THEM. Name the IT/THEM in two words. Instagram filters

  10. On August 8th, 2017, Bill Murray went to watch a musical. On the next day, he went to the same place to watch the same musical. Name the musical title. Groundhog Day

Episode 42

I'm tired tonight, you only get the questions. I'm not saying anything fun, funny, or interesting.

  1. Name the Greek letter in the names of the following:
    a    The band behind the 1984 song “Big in Japan” and Jean-Luc Godard’s 1965 sci-fi neo-noir about a fictional city
    b    The Google-owned DeepMind AI programs that have predicted protein structure and mastered the board game Go
    c    The closest star system to Earth and the highest-ranking individual in an animal community

        Alpha (Alphaville, AlphaFold / AlphaGo, Alpha Centauri)

  2. Name the athlete described below:
    a    In 1996, she married fellow athlete Bart Conner
    b    Her most notable feat was misrepresented by Omega SA, who could not properly acknowledge it
    c    She achieved the first 10.0 score in gymnastics at the 1976 Summer Olympics

        Nadia Comaneci (Bart Conner is an American gymnast who won two gold medals at the 1984 olympics; got married in 1996)

  3. Name the nationality of the following writers:
    a    The author of the play Life of Galileo (hint: it’s not Italian)
    b    The author of the novel Death in Venice (hint: it’s still not Italian)
    c    The playwright who created the Sturm und Drang literary movement

        German (Bertolt Brecht wrote Life of Galileo, Thomas Mann wrote Death in Venice, Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger created Sturm und Drang

  4. Name the film described below:
    a    Parts of its score were misappropriated for The Artist, leading to a lawsuit
    b    Its female lead, played by Kim Novak, habitually visits the portrait and grave of Carlotta Valdes
    c    Introduced the “dolly zoom” to simulate its protagonist’s fear of heights

        Vertigo (After The Artist came out, Kim Novak took out a full-page ad in Variety in which she called the unauthorized use of part of the Vertigo score “rape”)

  5. Name the vessel described below:
    a    Is the vessel most associated with Joseph Cinque
    b    Caused John Quincy Adams to make an impassioned speech before the Supreme Court in 1841
    c    Was the site of a July 1839 slave revolt, later dramatized in a Steven Spielberg film

        La Amistad (Joseph Cinque was the leader of the slave revolt; JQA represented the defendants before the Supreme Court)

  6. Give the adjective that appears in the names of the following:
    a    The largest annual tournament for the video game Dota 2, which has a prize pool of over $30 million
    b    The shade of orange used to color the Golden Gate Bridge and some NASA spacesuits
    c    A worldly breakfast-oriented restaurant chain that briefly changed one of the letters in its name to a “B” in 2018

        International (video game tournament is “The International”; shade is “international orange,” and restaurant chain is International House of Pancakes

  7. Name the body of water described below:
    a    Is home to the only true freshwater seal in the world, which is named for it
    b    Contains approximately 23% of the world’s fresh surface water, more than any other lake, and is not the Caspian Sea
    c    Is located in Russia and is the deepest lake in the world
       Lake Baikal (Baikal contains more freshwater than all of the American Great Lakes put together; every river on earth combined
    accounts for just 2% of the fresh water on earth; Caspian Sea contains more water, but it is salty)

  8. Name the insect described below:
    a    Provides the name of the criminal alter-ego of Batman villain Garfield Lynn
    b    Appears in the title of a super-depressing 1988 anime film set near the end of World War II
    c    Titles the unjustly canceled 2002 “space western” television series starring Nathan Fillion as Malcolm Reynolds


  9. Name the political figure described below:
    a    Negotiated the surrender of the Lockerbie plane bombers with Muammar Gaddafi
    b    Gave the “I Am Prepared to Die” speech at the Rivonia Trial in 1964
    c    Became president of South Africa in 1994

        Nelson Mandela

  10. Give the name shared by the following:
    a    The second studio album by Pixies, featuring the song “Here Comes Your Man”
    b    The American officer who led the April 1942 air raid on Tokyo
    c    A fictional doctor played on screen by Rex Harrison, Eddie Murphy and Robert Downey, Jr.

        Doolittle (Jimmy Doolittle led the Doolittle Raid four months after the attack on Peral Harbor, in which 15 planes flew into Japan and bombed it before turning towards China and bailing out, where they were helped across Japanese lines by American missionary John Birch, whose name was later coopted by a crazy right-wing anti-communist organization)

Episode 41

Hey! Look! Things look different! I didn't procrastinate! Granted, it's not done yet, and it's absolute shit on mobile, but hey, progress is progress!

  1. Nick, Brand, Maiden        Name

  2. Slip, Slide, Square        Knot

  3.  Long, House, Life        Boat

  4. White, Dark, Hot        Chocolate

  5. Ice Berg, Tongue, Waitress        Tip

  6. Fisherman, Tennis Court, Trapeze Artist        Net

  7. Bank Robbers, Novels, Cemeteries        Plot

  8. Asia, Morris, Scale        Minor

  9. Right, Pilot, Grey        Whales

  10. 1835, 1910, 1986        Halley's Comet

Episode 40

Things are changing around here...! If I have my way, and actually don't procrastinate, this will be the last time you see an episode recap on this page, in this format! I plan on updating and rearranging the website so it doesn't look like shit. We just made the jump to Anchor, we're taking this thing seriously and hoping to make some money, and also IT'S MY BIRTHDAY! Anyway, there was an episode, and we talked about things like... I dunno. Go listen to it and find out. Those pictures I promised, by the way, the bubble bath round? Those will be on our new INSTAGRAM! Find QuadriviaPod on Instagram to see them.

  1. A London Fog is made primarily with vanilla steamed milk, and what other beverage?    Earl Gray Tea

  2. National Treasure, David Attenborough recently became a quadranonagintarian; how old is he?    94

  3. What 2009 young adult novel by John Green; also describes a copyright precaution taken by cartographers?    Paper Towns

  4. Which 1998 webpage, widely regarded as one of the earliest internet memes, was named by CNET in 2005 as the "number one web fad"? (Exact Spelling Required)    Hampster Dance

  5. What Olympian holds the record for most medals won by a single person; they're also somehow related (according to my friend at least) to the lead character of an action adventure game known for its groundbreakingly accurate facial expressions.    Michael Phelps (Cole Phelps)

  6. What sporting competition, which held its 2014 opening leg in Leeds; always disappoints my friend, as they never show them swapping shirts mid-event?    Tour de France (Yellow Jersey)

  7. What strategic sport, which involves moves known as Guards, Draws and Takeouts; my friend thinks is the origin of a common phrase about hypocrisy in critizising other people?    Curling (Don't throw stones in glass houses)

  8. Rosetown, Australia is home to a large fiberglass statue of what animal? Lobster, Koala, Wombat, or Beer    Lobster

  9. Who was fatally injured after they collided with Amner at Epsom in 1913? Emeline Pankhurst, Harriet Tubman, Emily Davison, or Percy Woodland    Emily Davison

  10. What color appears on the most national flags? Red, White, Blue, or Yellow    Red

Episode 39

This episode was about dealing with mistakes. Appropriate, then, that in a bit of a mistake, both our master recording and our back-up recording system failed us. Uhhhhh enjoy what's left of it.


  2. 10 or 11, depending on which edition of the books you read

  3. In what country are you if you’re eating ceviche on the coast after a weekend in the mountains visiting ancient ruins.    Peru

  4. A 1940 Disney film popularized a 1797 ballad by Goethe and the 1897 Paul Dukas symphonic poem based on it. What is the title of the ballad and the symphonic poem?    The Sorcerer's Apprentice

  5. Performing live where music and passion is always in fashion, an 80s pop band with hits "Cruel Summer" and "Venus".    Copacabananarama

Episode 38

You know, I'm pretty sure I keep saying "I'll throw that on the website when this goes live," and then I forget about it when it's time. I remembered the URLs for this week... is that all? You can now find this site at the following URLs:


  1. A large spaceship appears in the vast depths of space, and a nice guy pulls a bomb from it; the spaceship re-assembles a planet, then dismantles itself while the nice guy goes home to his farm.    Star Wars (Episode 4)

  2. The main character loses a fight with his uncle and is exiled, losing his position; the former ruler comes back to life and takes over after appearing in the sky; all the ruler's subjects disperse.    The Lion King

  3. After a long day of beating people up in a giant videogame, the hero gets a sleeping pill from a guy in sunglasses, so he can wake up in time for his boring office job.    The Matrix

  4. A bunch of absent-minded individuals blundering around an old house in the countryside become lucid up as morning approaches, kindly replacing people's misplaced organs and sewing up the wounds with their mouths.    Night Of The Living Dead

  5. Two friends are so close, people think they're the same person; they share in common activities but are slowly drifing apart, until one leaves forever; the other goes to support groups to cope.    Fight Club

  6. The title character has terrible indigestion; he spends most of the movie vomiting up so many people that they need to open a new area for them all to enjoy.    Jaws

  7. A group of friends get together for a long morning meeting; the bonds that join them slowly get ripped apart, and they leave separately, feeling alone.    The Breakfast Club

  8. A group of soldiers leave one of their own behind to defend a town all by himself; they retreat back to a French coast, and try to survive in order to board boats back to England.    Saving Private Ryan

  9. A happy man discovers that he doesn't really exist; with some supernatural help, he goes back in time to where his loving family and accomplishments never existed.    It's A Wonderful Life

  10. A man trapped in a mysterious location is unfrozen, and lured into a building by his family, where he slowly regains his sanity; they leave the building for home together.    The Shining

Episode 37

Things definitely got interesting here. Enjoy some pictures and trivia!


  1. What fictional character's design and appearance is based on a prototype of a 1913 vehicle designated as a 0-6-0T E2 class? He also has some friends called Edward, Henry and Gordon.    Thomas the Tank Engine

  2. A Pashtun girl named Sharbat Gula appeared on the June 1985 cover of what magazine?    Nat Geo

  3. What musical draws inspiration from the real life Ms. Leonowens, a teacher from England who in 1870 wrote a memoir of her time teaching abroad?    The King and I

  4. In a 1999 comedy movie, actor John Cho introduced the world to what term, used to describe the character played by Jennifer Coolidge? She would make another appearance as a hairdresser in Legally Blonde.    MILF

  5. The beaches of Playa Giron and Playa Larga, along with the Caleta Buena Inlet are landmarks of what larger area? You probably wouldn't want to have been there in April of 1961.    Bay of Pigs

  6. al-Ka'bah is Arabic for what shape? You might see something with this shape at the al-Masjid al-Ḥarām, which is visited by 5 million people a year.    Cube

  7. There have been 73 US Battleships commissioned by the US Navy, each one following a certain naming convention, with some repeats. What is the only battleship whose name is one syllable long?    USS Maine

  8. In 2019, Texas lawmakers passed a bill to make April 16 an official holiday honoring what Texan musician? It has unofficially been around since 1995, following the death of said musician.    Selena

  9. During the Crimean War, what British individual is credited with dropping the death rate at the Scutari hospital from 42% to 2%? This was accomplished by implementing basic hygiene and sanitation, such as washing your hands.    Florence Nightengale

  10. What scientist won a Nobel Prize in 1904 for his research about gastric and pancreatic secretions during digestion? However, everyone remembers him for his test subjects...    Ivan Pavlov

Episode 36

Enjoy an 'end of the year' round a month into the new one!


  1. The Kansas City Chiefs had an epic fourth-quarter comeback to win their first Super Bowl title in 50 years. Which team took the loss in the big game against them?    San Francisco 49er’s

  2. Ming the Merciless might be pleased that what game and animation software reached its end-of-support in December 2020?    Adobe Flash

  3. Kanye West surprised his wife Kim Kardashian with a gift she called “the most thoughtful gift of a lifetimeA special surprise from heaven.” What was it?    Hologram of her father, Robert Kardashian

  4. Listed as the top-selling book on Amazon as of Christmas Day, who is the author of "A Promised Land"? Hint: His wife wrote the #7 seller, "Becoming."    Barack Obama

  5. Crayola introduced “Colors of the World” crayons in May. What precisely is represented in this set of crayons?    Multicultural skin-stones

  6. What celeb inadvertently Insta’d a picture of his “super soldier,” then quickly deleted it and flipped it by tweeting, “Now that I have your attention… VOTE Nov 3rd!!!”?    Chris Evans

  7. Included in the paper since 1939, September saw the end of what specific kind of listings in the New York Times print edition?    TV Listings

  8. Name the Oscar winners for Best Lead Actress and Best Supporting Actress from the Feb 2020 awards show. They won for the movies Judy and Marriage Story, respectively.    Renee Zellweger, Laura Dern

  9. What Ohio hometown of Guy Fieri has been petitioned to change its name to Flavortown, collecting over 130,000 signatures in 'flavor' of doing so?    Columbus

  10. What 94-year old broadcaster set a Guinness World Record by reaching 1 million followers on Instagram in 4 hours, 44 minutes?    Sir David Attenborough

Episode 35

Wow, we really milked the Christmas stuff, didn't we? Did we not realize this shit would be going live in mid-to-late January? 😂

Here's tonight's trivia round, presented by Nick!


  1. Which Christmas movie was the first lead role for Macaulay Culkin?    Home Alone

  2. What is the name of the Grinch’s dog?    Max

  3. Which Tim Burton movie is considered both a Halloween and a Christmas movie?    The Nightmare Before Christmas

  4. Who’s trial is the subject of the Miracle on 34th Street?    Santa Claus (Kris Kringle)

  5. In a movie that requires the most suspension of disbelief, who plays Kate Winslet’s romantic interest in the 2006 movie, The Holiday?    Jack Black

  6. Who stars in the 2006 movie Last Holiday, about a woman who decides to sell all of her possessions and live it up in Europe after learning she has a terminal disease?    Queen Latifah

  7. The Man Who Invented Christmas is about the life of which classic author?    Charles Dickens

  8. As of 2019, how many movies have been made in the "Die Hard" series?    5 (Die Hard, Die Hard 2, Die Hard: With a Vengeance, Live Free or Die Hard, A Good Day to Die Hard. The 6th movie, McClane, was announced in Oct 2020 but no release date is announced)

  9. Which 2015 Christmas comedy horror movie is based on the eponymous character from Austro-Bavarian folklore?    Krampus

  10. What is the name of the 3rd installment of the Harold and Kumar series?    A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas

  11. The movie Love Actually follow how many story lines?    Nine (Wikipedia lists 10 stories, but the 10th is Rowan Atkinsons character who simply wraps a gift and distracts a Heathrow security guard)

Episode 34

Look, I know Christmas is long past by now, but this shit was relevant when we recorded it!

"A Christmas Carol has slid down the chimney and crashed directly into all of these questions AND answers! Do your best to decipher each question into a before and after answer. EXAMPLE: Must Be Santa Monica Boulevard"

  1. This Massively Multiplayer Game has had 8 major expansions since its release in 2004 including: The Burning Crusade, Heaven and Nature, and The Sounding Joy.    Joy to the World of Warcraft

  2. This condition that causes a temporary weakness or paralysis of the muscles in the face is, strangely enough, often caused by rides in sleighs, usually those pulled by a single horse.    Jingle Bell's Palsy

  3. This 2004 film stars an ensemble cast consisting of Catherine Zeta-Jones, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, and 140 other extras and at least 184 birds.    Ocean's Twelve Days of Christmas

  4. The sequel to this classic 1987 ABC sitcom saw several notable changes including the absence of the ever joyful and triumphant Michelle and the move of the entire cast from San Francisco to Bethlehem.    O Come All Ye Faithfull(er) House

  5. In this Tom Clancy novel and film, Jack Ryan (Harrison Ford) discovers he is being kept in the dark by colleagues who are conducting a covert war against a golden harp cartel in Colombia. The movie ends at the stroke of midnight with Ryan beginning his testimony to congress.   It Came Upon a Midnight Clear and Present Danger

  6. This gameshow composed by John Henry Hopkins Jr. in 1857 pits three wise contestants against primary school children.    We Three Kings of Orient Are you smarter than a 5th grader?

  7. This English vocalist of Culture Club might actually be best known for his impressive (albeit repetitive) drum performances.    The little drummer Boy George

  8. Name the song: "I take a deep breath and i get real high and out jumps good ol' Santa Claus. I scream from the top of my lungs 'Ho ho ho, who wouldn't go!' "    What's Up on the Housetop

  9. A young mother and her child find themselves trapped in a small house surrounded by flesh eating ghouls in this 1968 horror film.    Silent Night of the Living Dead

  10. In this classic Dickens novella (and its many adaptations) our meek and bold main character is visited by dings, dongs, and ding-dongs, while learning the real meaning of bringing good cheer.    A Christmas Carol of the Bells

Episode 33

The group really stresses Corey's compulsive need for the keyword to be in the keyword challenge,
and then plays Eat, Drink, Smoke, or Wear!

  1. Shisha    hookah filling - smoke

  2. Kaftan    Ankle-length robe worn in the Middle East - wear

  3. Fougasse    French bread, similar to focaccia - eat

  4. Ushanka    Russian furry hat - wear

  5. Soju    Korean rice liquor - drink

  6. Parejos    Cigar - smoke

  7. Brigadeiro    Brazilian chocolate truffle - eat

  8. Tej    Ethiopian honey wine - drink

  9. Lehenga    Indian ankle-length skirt - wear

  10. Satay    SE Asian grilled meat on a stick - eat

Episode 32

Did you know "mechanics" doesn't just mean people who work on things that have engines?

  1. Kwame's element, Linka's element, Wheeler's element...    Earth, Wind & Fire

  2. Current Penguin, former Texan, former Laker...    Crosby, Stills & Nash

  3. Bit of hair, food thickener, big volume measurement...    Lock, Stock, & Barrel

  4. Balki relative, fictional bartender, Globetrotting Neal...   Larry, Moe & Curly

  5. Rush's "Barchetta", Dido's "Flag", Orgy's "Monday"...    Red, White & Blue

  6. Pray performer, Neidhart nickname, OB need...    Hammer, Anvil & Stirrups

  7. Transcendentalist author, 90s talk show host, beloved golfer...    Emerson, Lake & Palmer

  8. A Monkee, a Beatle, a Carpenter...    Peter, Paul & Mary

  9. Slab, Butterhead, Heirloom...    Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato

  10. A famous "News" man, a famous news headliner, a famous comedian in the news in 2017...    Huey, Dewey & Louis

Episode 31

Pop culture. Relevant reference to the episode. Ken's awesome. James is great.

  1. Drew Carey reveals that the cost is the performer of "I'm Too Sexy."    The Price is Right Said Fred

  2. Sister Sledge sings about parents, siblings and children answering 100-person surveys.    We Are Family Feud

  3. Carrie Underwood can't do this on her own, so she will let our Lord and Savior buy the vowels.    Jesus, Take the Wheel of Fortune

  4. Talking Heads face a giant slot machine on a show about a jester's crazy, crazy existence.    The Joker's Wild Wild Life

  5. American Woman band has a desire to win a 7-digit cash prize.    The Guess Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

  6. Judas Priest hopes that Satan doesn't get "zonked" on this show.    Let's Make a Deal with the Devil

  7. It's a surprise game show in a taxi, hosted by the jazz great known for "Minnie the Moocher."    Cash Cab Calloway

  8. A single person faces a mob, all singing the Five for Fighting song about the human lifespan.    1 vs. 100 Years

  9. You might succeed, fail, or listen to the title track of Aerosmith's 5th album.    Win, Lose or Draw the Line

  10. This group might say "Relax" when they try to connect three celebrities in a row, tic-tac-toe.    Frankie Goes to Hollywood Squares

Episode 30

My hands are so cold.

  1. According to a 10 year study of over 20,000 participants, for every year a couple spends together there is a consistent 3% increase in likelihood that one of them will cheat on the other.    False

  2. According to a 2018 study, 65% of Americans believe they are smarter than the average person. Roughly one third of them "strongly agree" that they are.   True

  3. According to a study in 2013, 95% of people don't wash their hands properly.    True

  4. According to a 2019 study by the University of Oregon, people are 84% more likely to trust a business they've never heard of if it has a smiling mascot.    False

  5. According to a study done in the 90s, children from rich families will hear an average of ~2100 words per hour, with children of families in poverty hearing an average of ~600 words per hour.    True

  6. According to collaborative study between MIT and Google, nearly 80% of internet traffic in the US from May to October was done without pants.   False

  7. Speaking of pants, according to a study done by YouGov this year, nearly half of all people working from home are pantsless.    True

  8. According to a study by UNICEF, 23% of schools in the world have no toilets.    True

  9. According to 16 studies done between 1927 and 2001, 92% of people who see another person wearing the same thing (partially (same shoes/jacket) or completely (same outfit)) as them will judge the other person negatively.    False

  10. According to a study published in March of 2019, mosquitoes sucked more blood and had more sex after listening to the song "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" by Skrillex in 10-minute spurts, compared to mosquitoes left in silence.   False

Episode 29

Two awesome guests, and a great discussion about movie trivia! Where the hell was my invite?

  1. Before and After: A teenage criminal is conditioned to feel repulsed by violence as his dim witted brother played by Jack Black hurts his chances to get into Stanford?    A Clockwork Orange County

  2. Tri-Bond: Vin Diesel, Ted Danson, Giovanni Ribisi    Saving Private Ryan

  3. Who Wants To Be A Millionaire: Movie Edition: Action Heroine Ellen Ripley, a warrant officer above The USCSS Nostromo, is portrayed by what actress?    Sigourney Weaver

  4. Remake Movie Math: Take the number in the title of the George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Matt Damon Frank Sinatra remake, add the number in the title of the Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Eli Wallach Akira Kurosawa remake, and subtract the number in the title of the Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishburne, and Ja Rule John Carpenter remake.    Ocean’s 11 (Ocean’s 11) + The Magnificent Seven (Seven Samurai), subtracted by Assault on Precinct 13 (Assault on Precinct 13) = 5

  5. Home Video: Three films were chosen to be the first releases on the new format of VHS in 1976. One was a 1965 musical adaptation that for five years was the highest grossing film of all time, the second was a 1970 biographical war film starring George C. Scott, and the third was a 1970 black comedy war film/turned tv show that lost Best Picture to the previous film. Can you name two out of the three?    The Sound of Music, Patton, M*A*S*H

  6. Straight Oscars Question: What film, based on a Kander & Ebb musical, holds the distinction of winning the most Oscars without taking home the Best Picture prize which ultimately went to The Godfather?    Cabaret

  7. Netflix: David Fincher’s first film since 2014’s Gone Girl entitled MANK will be released on Netflix, and was shot entirely in Black and White to evoke the groundbreaking cinematography of Gregg Toland who shot what 1941 film that serves as Mank’s Inspiration?    Citizen Kane

  8. Patrick Swayze: To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar has Patrick Swayze starring as Vida Boheme, a drag queen on a road trip with her co-Drag Queen Of The Year champion Noxeema Jackson, and their drag princess protege Chi-Chi Rodriguez. The supporting roles are played by what tough guy and funny guy?    Wesley Snipes & John Leguizamo

  9. Red Apple Cigarettes are a fictional brand of smokes used by characters of what eccentric filmmaker?    Quentin Tarantino

  10. The fan favorite character of Tommy Jarvis appears in three out of the 12 films in what franchise? Actors who portrayed him include Corey Feldman, John Shepherd, and Thom Matthews.   Friday The 13th


Episode 28

We talked about Holidays, and TOMORROW is a holiday! ISN'T THAT CRAAAAZY?

  1. Since 1981, what company has maintained the Turkey Talk Line, a toll-free helpline for customers with questions about preparing and cooking turkey?    Butterball

  2. Featuring the single Dreams, the 1993 album “everybody else is doing it so why can’t we?” Served as the debut album of what alternative rock band?    The Cranberries

  3. What CBS sitcom featured the episodes Slapsgiving, Slapsgiving 2: Revenge of the Slap, and Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmarra?    How I Met Your Mother

  4. Founder of the Hog farm, The longest running hippie commune in America, Hugh Nanton Romney Jr is the real name of what peace activist and comedian? He is most well know for his work at Woodstock where he served as a stage announcer, and the hog farm served as the “please force,” providing security for the event.    Wavy Gravy

  5. Commercially produced Pumpkin Spice mixes are generally a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and what other spice made from dried, unripe berries if the pimenta tree? Other than its use in pumpkin spice, this spice is most well known for its use in Jerk Chicken.    Allspice

  6. Developed by George Lerner in 1949, and first distributed by Hasbro, what toy became the first toy advertised on television on April 30th, 1952?    Mr. Potato Head

  7. What team has the longest streak of Turkey Day games of any team in the NFL, having hosted a home game every Thanksgiving day since 1945?    Detroit Lions

  8. Originating as a slang term for Quaaludes in the 70s, what plural nickname is currently used as a slang term for ecstasy due to its association with raves and concerts?    Disco Biscuits

  9. Not be confused with the wattles hanging from their necks, what is the name of the fleshy protuberance that hangs over a turkey’s beak? Also not to be confused with a puzzle bobble style computer game popular in the early 2000s.    Snood

  10. In the Hunger Games series of books and movies, what is the name of the large structure featured in the center of the Hunger Games arena which provides the tributes with weapons, food, and shelter?    The Cornucopia

Episode 27

Hey, I told you there's not much here to check out. This was the music episode, so we don't have questions/answers to share this week. However, if you'd like access to the audio files so you can quiz your friends with it, shoot us a message at and we'll see what we can do!

Episode 26

This was an important episode. I hope you listen to it.

  1. Two men have played private eye John Shaft on the big screen. Name both of them.    Richard Rountree, Samuel L Jackson

  2. What alum of Harvard and Columbia penned the book "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry"?    Neil deGrasse Tyson

  3. MLK Sr. and Jr. were both named after the German reformer Martin Luther, but neither were born with that name. What is their birth first name?    Michael

  4. What inventor is credited with creating precursors to modern hair relaxers, gas masks, and traffic signals?    Garrett Morgan

  5. What 1985 movie, directed by Steven Spielberg, shares the record for the most Oscar nominations without a win?    The Color Purple

  6. In "The Boondocks", Uncle Ruckus claims to be stricken with a fictional variation of what real disease, which is believed to be caused by an autoimmune destruction of melanocyte cells?    Vitiligo

  7. Name the author of this poem: I’ve known rivers: I’ve known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins. My soul has grown deep like the rivers.    Langston Hughes

  8. In 2015, what former tennis star was tackled to the ground by undercover NYPD police in a case of mistaken identity?    James Blake

  9. The Atlanta Compromise was a verbal agreement struck between Black leaders and Southern White leaders, guaranteeing vocational education and due process for Black people in exchange for not pursuing voting or other civil rights. What famous Black leader was the primary architect of this agreement?    Booker T Washington

  10. Per the 2010 US Census, there were 19 large cities (over 100K population) with a black majority (over 50% black). At 82.7%, which of these cities had the highest majority? Hints: city limits only, and was also the most populous city on this list in 2010.    Detroit


Episode 25

THE GANG GOES LIVE! And immediately regrets it. Sorry for the audio quality!

  1. The actress who currently plays Aunt May has a side job as a famous italian plumber.    Marissa Tomario (or Mariossa Tomei)

  2. This frontman of a popular grunge band put on a mask and appears to have developed breathing problems.    Eddie Vader (or Kurt CoBane)

  3. Bart, Lisa, and Maggie's dad is the strongest man in the Bible.    Homer Samson

  4. Genghis just became the pilot of the Millenium Falcon.    Khan Solo

  5. Material Girl decides to become the Queen of Disco.    Madonna Summers

  6. "Hoochie Coochie Man" singer becomes an American broadcast journalist with stints on The View and 20/20.    Muddy Walters

  7. The "father of modern linguistics" retires and becomes a singer and guitarist for Blink-182 and Alkaline Trio.    Noam Chomskiba

  8. After graduating from Hogwarts, he decides to use his magic to become a nanny for the Banks family.    Harry Poppins

  9. Jim Hellwig's ring persona becomes the arch-enemy of Mario.    The Ultimate Wario

  10. Former America's Got Talent host is actually an annoying, clumsy Gungan.    Jar Jar Banks (or Tyra Binks)


Episode 24

Trying to talk about awkward stuff without being awkward.

Episode 23

Proof that at least one of us has a wife!

  1. What conspiracy theory, also sometimes called SLAP, has roughly 17% of people globally believing that governments are trying to control the population or the weather by releasing chemicals from airplanes in the atmosphere?    Chemtrails

  2. Tied in part to the fact that it went $2bn over budget, theories surrounding which building range from an underground Illuminati headquarters to ancient alien symbology and Biblical premonitions? Having several murals depicting Nazis and the end of times probably doesn't help things, but the people who run this airport, which averaged nearly 190,000 visitors per day in 2019, say it's all in fun.     Denver International Airport

  3. Deaths and disappearances are especially popular with conspiracy theorists. The death of which world leader is said to have been blamed on 42 groups, 82 assassins, and 214 individual people? Despite being the subject of government investigations, and untold books, movies, documentaries, no one has ever been found guilty in a court of law.     John F. Kennedy

  4. One of the stranger theories I stumbled upon is the idea that this celebrity had a twin, and that twin was murdered by Disney (in either 1998 or 2001). The reasoning seems to either be that one was a better performer, or that the other got in a car accident, and it was less sad to pretend they never existed. It's especially interesting that this person has portrayed a twin, AND a person avenging the death of their twin. Who is it?     Lindsay Lohan

  5. A theory that I never get tired of seems to have originated on Reddit in 2018. It focuses on the fact that this company tends to have WAY TOO MANY stores in a close proximity to each other, especially considering you'll only buy their product once every 7 to 10 years. And in case you were wondering, a spokesperson has confirmed that their name is, in fact, NOT a pun.      Mattress Firm

  6. Also called UFO ranch and Sherman Ranch, what property is located in Utah and purported to be a hotbed of activity for paranormal experiences? Reports abound of cattle mutilation, werewolves, aliens, and, of course, the 'harmful witches' of Navajo culture for which it was named. For the record, no Jedi have been reported there.      Skinwalker Ranch

  7. There's a theory floating around that the makers of this product intentionally used an inferior formula to release a 'new' version of their signature product in the 80s in order to drive up sales of the original. When the then-President of the company was questioned about it, he claimed "The truth is, we're not that dumb, and we're not that smart."     Coca Cola

  8. Statements made by which US President have been used by conspiracy theorists as evidence that his First Lady had been replaced by a body double, after either dying during a surgery, or simply leaving her husband? Apparent slip-ups include stating "she wishes she could be here," while she was standing by his side; and pointing to an empty window from which he claimed she was watching the proceedings.     Donald Trump

  9. I know this sounds like some silly tinfoil hat, conspiracy theory crap, but I promise, it’s legit. After John Lennon released a protest song that help release a man convicted for marijuana possession, what US president aggressively tried to have him deported?     Richard Nixon

  10. Let's end on a funner, simpler note. For the last several years there have been theories that a certain movie title was chosen to help hide conspiracy theories about the movie studio's namesake. I won't tell you more than that, because I think this is all you need. What movie am I talking about?     Disney's Frozen


Episode 22

I don't know why Jason told you to check out the site. I'm not doing ANYTHING fun or interesting with it!

  1. If your anhyzer S-Shot looked like it was going to ace, but instead of hitting the chains, it doinked, you might be playing what sport?    Disc Golf/Frolf

  2. If you weren’t paying attention to your blade while feathering, and you caught a crab that knocked you out of your footstretchers and past the cox, you might be participating in what team sport?    Rowing/Crew

  3. Native to southeast Asia, the game Sepak Takraw is often described as being a combination of what two other sports?    Volleyball and Soccer

  4. Popular in Scandinavian countries, Bandy is very similar to what other sport, but is played with more players to a team, smaller game equipment, and a larger play area?    Hockey

  5. In Darts, the game 501 is played by lowering your score to exactly zero by subtracting the value of your throws. Often seen at the professional level, what is the minimum number of darts needed to “check out” in a game of 501?    9

  6. In E-Sports, 8 minute 4 stock no items is the most common rule set for competitive tournaments for what video game series first introduced in 1999?    Super Smash Brothers

  7. The two most popular sports in Ireland are Gaelic Football, and what other sport, a combination of hockey and rugby where players use flat paddles to move the ball down the field?    Hurling

  8. Sometimes called the fastest game in the world because the Pelota can reach speeds over 180 mph, what sport popular in Latin American countries utilizes a piece of equipment known as a cesta to catch and throw the pelota?    Jai Alai

  9. The Lead, the Second, the Vice, and the Skip are the names of player positions in what olympics sport? The position names also indicate the order in which the players throw during an End.    Curling

  10. Easily identified by designs on their equipment, blockers, Pivots , and Jammers are the player positions in what contact sport? Blockers equipment is plain, Pivots have a stripe, and jammers have a star.    Roller Derby

Pictures of Erin's Hurling Stick will be online tomorrow or later today or something.

(sorry, I'm too high to figure out inline images right now)

Episode 21

Since we're revisiting how we got into trivia, Jason decided to pull out one of his first ever trivia rounds. It's a winner!

  1. What is Europe's longest river?    Volga

  2. What Ivy League college, founded as an Indian school, is found in Hanover?    Dartmouth

  3. What kind of animal was Missy, the pet that Texas A&M's Missiplicity project was founded to clone?    Dog

  4. What wrestler died after falling 78 feet into the ring when the rigging on his harness malfunctioned?    Owen Hart

  5. What musical theater duo gave the world such classics as The Sound of Music, The King and I, South Pacific, and Oklahoma?    Rodgers and Hammerstein

  6. What TV puppeteer gave the world Lamb Chop, Charlie Horse, and Hush Puppy?    Shari Lewis

  7. In personal ads what does the abbreviation SWF stand for?    Single White Female

  8. Which controversial politician resigned as Governor of Alaska in July 2009?    Sarah Palin

  9. What type of word puzzle was introduced in the New York World in 1913?    Crossword Puzzle

  10. If you are visiting Tiger River, Sun Bear Forest, and Gorilla Tropics, what world-famous California zoo are you in?    San Diego Zoo

  11. What is the loudness, in decibels, of a blue whale's whistling call, the loudest sound made by any animal?    188 Db

Episode 20

Adam, a nostalgic trivia specialist, presented this special round on Episode 20!

  1. Inspector Callahan first used the now iconic Smith & Wesson Model 29 revolver, in what 1971 crime drama? Dirty Harry

  2. In 1996, the Macarena completely swept the nation. It was a Hot100 No. 1 for 14 straight weeks, and was certified 4X Platinum. Name this Spanish Pop Duo who wrote and performed the mega hit, and who's name translates to "Those From the River". Los Del Rio

  3. Jumping the Shark has become a term used for any show that has become too ridiculous for it's own good. But the term originated when a character did exactly that in 1977 on what show? Happy Days

  4. Name this person who was the only woman to ever hold the office of Prime Minister of India. She was elected to a fourth term in 1980, but was assassinated by two of her bodyguards in 1984. Indira Gandhi

  5. This angelic actress was known for having her own line of hair care products in the 70s? Farrah Fawcett

  6. What 90s slang, meaning "relevant information" came about from the telephone number for local directory assistance? (What's the) 4-1-1

  7. Used in classics like Duck Hunt, the Nintendo Beam Gun or Light Gun was released in Japan on February 18, 1984. But when brought to the US, it was rebranded with this name? NES Zapper

  8. The Los Angeles Lakers represented the Western Conference in the NBA Finals in 8 of the 10 years of the 80’s. The other two times the Western Conference was represented in the Finals, it was done by this team? Houston Rockets

  9. Name this open source operating system which first released on September 17, 1991, and was developed by Finnish born Linus Torvalds. Linux

  10. This packaged beverage was introduced in 1981 and became a must have in lunch boxes and after little league games — that is if you could actually get the straw in. Capri Sun

Episode 19

OH. MY. GOD. We had THREE GUESTS on this episode, and apparently they're kind of a big deal. Listen to the episode to find out more about them. Here's the questions!

  1. A 1998 film starring Bruce Willis, and a battle that has yet to be fought on the fields of Megiddo. Armageddon

  2. 2 Engagements and an Unpleasant Stay in Hospital. 4 Weddings and a Funeral

  3. A settlement full of harlequins. Clown Town

  4. In evolutionary biology, two of the “Four F’s” are fleeing and procreation. What are the other two? Feeding and Fighting

  5. Curl up and _ (Beauty Salon) Dye

  6. Michelle Williams's first band, if they were creepy kids who murdered all the adults in their rural farm town. Destiny's Children of the Corn

  7. In which country is the town of Pripyat, which was permanently abandoned in 1986? Ukraine

  8. Always a bridesmaid, only occasionally a bride, which actor has failed to win 18 of her 21 nominations for the Best Actress/Best Supporting Actress Oscars? Meryl Streep

  9. “It's a pretty awful 1960's style concrete building. It's really nothing special at all. Save yourself the effort and view it from the bridge or harbour - the further away you are the less awful it looks.” Sydney Opera House

  10. In 1998, the man who discovered REM sleep – in which people dream – appears to have died in his sleep. This is unfortunate, because he was doing what at the time? Driving

Episode 18

Randall joined us! Check out his questions!

  1. What company spokesman known for his trademark outfit including horn-rimmed glasses was so commonly asked if he was real that in his book he states “I want to make it clear that I am real.”    Orville Redenbacher

  2. Name the Wes Anderson film about a family that sounds regal, but isn’t?    The Royal Tenenbaums

  3. What is the passive recreational activity of forcing the body to produce melanin to combat damage to DNA caused by ultraviolet radiation?   Sunbathing

  4. Comedian and actor David Atkins has performed under what mononymous stage name throughout his television and movie career. He chose the name as tribute to the exploits of a fictional middle-eastern mariner?    Sinbad

  5. What kind of Wizard is portrayed by Roger Daltrey both in the concept rock opera and subsequent film “Tommy”?    Pinball

  6. Now ambassador at large for international religious freedom, name the former governor of Kansas who left that office with one of the lowest ratings of any governor after instituting a massive tax cut known as The Kansas Experiment?    Sam Brownback

  7. What 1981 comedy is about an illegal race whose name they shortened and altered by removing the words “Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash”?    The Cannonball Run

  8. What sporting tool is common to cornhole and hackey sack?    Beanbag

Episode 17

We don't talk about it.

Episode 16

Our 16th episode happened. The guys had alcohol, played with webcams, y'all, I don't know why I am typing stuff on here. I mean, it made sense on the first episode that I did this for, because we were sharing some images. I don't know what else to share, though. Want to see the questions that Jeremy asked? Here you go!

  1. While only being introduced in November of 2019, what is the more common title give to the Disney+ Character "The Child", becoming an internet sensation and one of the top memes of the year?    Baby Yoda

  2. In what film would you find the following 3 actors:    Jurassic Park

  3. What U.S. Government Bureau was created on July 26th, 1947 when Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act into law?    The CIA

  4. In what fictional city would you find the characters of Fred, Wilma, Barney, and Betty?    Bedrock

  5. What Television Personality, who hosted a popular talk show from 1991 through 2018, also has Lawyer, Actor, Musician, and Mayor of Cincinnati on his long résumé?   Jerry Springer

  6. What product, originally introduced in France in 1903, was made popular in the culinary world in 1911 when the company Tobler began wrapping its chocolate Bars in it?    Aluminum Foil

  7. Originally founded as a Spanish colony in 1706, what city is the biggest in its state, and also served as the backdrop to the hit AMC show, Breaking Bad?    Albuquerque

  8. What popular e-commerce website, headquartered in San Jose, CA, was founded by Pierre Omidyar in 1995 and is now ranked as the #8 Top-Rated Workplace according to Indeed?    Ebay

  9. According to a 2012 study done at Ohio State University, what specific population of people has grown to an estimated 251,000 in North America, after seeing an unexpected uptick in growth?    The Amish

  10. What do the nine previous answers all have in common?    All can be found in the title of songs by "Weird Al" Yankovic

Episode 15

On Episode 15 Jason, Jeremy, and Jeff were joined by Jeremy Cahnmann, from Brain Bash Trivia, making this our first All-Chicago episode! The topic was Science and Nature questions, and the guys shared what does and doesn't work, how awesome collective animal group names are, and horror stories. Also, I wasn't on this episode, and kind of forgot to listen to it earlier, so I'm actively listening to it, right now, at 2x speed listening for errors, issues, digressions, and things to talk about in this synopsis before I launch it in roughly 5 minutes. Maybe Jason will jump on later and make this more interesting. 😁

Episode 14

Episode 14 had Calvin, Corey, Erin, and Jeremy joined by Rob, who helps Erin over at Orange Cat. Before recording, Corey ate an edible and got progressively higher as it went. Surprisingly, our editor Ken was still able to put together a decent show! We talked mostly about the transition from trivia player to trivia host, and it was fun. Hope you enjoy listening to it!


Episode 13

Episode 13 was hosted by Corey, Erin, and Jason, with guest host Cheyenne from Questionable Company in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Our main topic of discussion is returning to live events, but we also get a little bit into the overall experience of post-lockdown trivia, and how we're dealing with it.

During the recording, Jason got bored and made this meme,

which Corey quickly updated with the relevant text from the recording.

And yes, that is Corey's face. In fact, that is Corey's face on Erin's water bottle.

During this episode, you may notice that Corey took over a lot. He made himself a whiskey and diet while we set up the stream, and his pour may have been a bit heavy. He apologizes for this.

Maybe we'll have him get high for the next recording. That's legal in Washington, so why not?

See you next week!

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