Know Nonsense Trivia Podcast

Know Nonsense Trivia Podcast

Two professional quizmasters ask each other and guests their favorite questions of the week, while providing additional information and commentary. Learn interesting bits of trivia knowledge, discover what goes into crafting a good trivia question or team name, laugh at the hosts many moments of ignorance and pure stupidity and more on the Know Nonsense Trivia Podcast! Know Nonsense Trivia Podcast is hosted by two independent quizmasters from Southwest Florida, Lee Breshnyda (Know Nonsense Trivia) and Marc Davis (Nice Guys Pizza Trivia).... Show More

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September 16, 2019 71 min
Quizmasters Lee & Marc share their favorite questions of the week from their respective trivia nights, with topics including WORLD RECORDS, MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, WINE, CRYPTOZOOLOGY, FAMOUS INVENTIONS, WORLD HISTORY, BUSINESS, LANGUAGE and more! Introduction WORLD RECORDS - The hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth was 136 degrees Fahrenheit in El Azizia, which is located in which North African country? MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS ...
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September 10, 2019 100 min
Quizmasters Lee & Marc are joined by Kyle Anne to listen to her new single “Two Damn Years” and go through three rounds of trivia questions, with topics including TRAFFIC STATISTICS, SCIENTOLOGY, MOVIES AND MUSIC OF THE 1980’S, HUMAN AND DOLPHIN ANATOMY, AFRICAN HISTORY, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, THE MUPPETS and more! The trio also reveal their individual methodologies for adjusting the difficulty of a trivia question. Round One TRA...
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September 2, 2019 98 min
Quizmaster Marc returns to join Quizmaster Lee and returning guest Kristin, who hosted her first trivia event earlier this month. The trio throw some of their favorite recent trivia questions at each other with topics including BAT SEX, PLAYBOY, COCKTAILS, STATE MOTTOS, CLASSIC TELEVISION, FICITIONAL CARS & POTATO CHIPS and more! Round One PARKS & RECREATION - Pawnee Councilman Jeremy Jamm holds what occupation? STAR TREK -...
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August 25, 2019 101 min
With Quizmaster Marc on vacay, Quizmasters Lee is joined by returning guests and gingers Jamie, Fletcher and Erik for an extended trivia session, with questions, answers and additional background information on the questions and how they were presented live to pub trivia teams. Topics include NORSE MYTHOLOGY, INVENTIONS, POP CULTURE ALSO KNOWN AS, DANGEROUS RACING, COMIC BOOK CAMEOS, STAR WARS, LORD OF THE RINGS, GHOSTBUSTERS, U.S....
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August 18, 2019 96 min
Quizmasters Lee and Marc are joined by Juan Gomez of KING Entertainment, a 12 year veteran in the pub trivia industry. Juan brings a set of questions for the KnowNo squad, as well as stories of his history with trivia, insights into the professional aspects of running trivia events and his unique approach to writing questions for his players. The quizmasters also round-table on topics such as device usage, heckling, handling correc...
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August 11, 2019 65 min
Quizmasters Lee and Marc review their respective pub trivia nights and present their favorite trivia questions of the week. Round One BIOLOGY - In biology, when a dog or cat loses its fur it's known as shedding. What is the term for when a dragonfly or other arthropod sheds its exoskeleton? GEOGRAPHY - What is the only nation that shares a land border with Portugal? MOVIES - Natural Born Killers was based on a screenplay writte...
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August 4, 2019 96 min
Quizmasters Lee and Marc are joined by Quizmaster Adam, a previous guest and host of Adam’s World Trivia at Fashioning Beer in Changchun, China, as heard in episode 53 of the KnowNo. Adam talks about how he’s sourcing new questions during his vacation back to the states. Lee shares a recent tough bonus point round that stumped his players. Round One TELEVISION - What is the real character name of ‘McDreamy’ from Grey’s Anatomy? 198...
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July 28, 2019 76 min
QuizmasterQuizmaster Lee recounts a tumultuous trivia night he hosted recently before trading the week’s favorite trivia questions with Quizmaster Marc. This week’s categories include Star Trek, Australian Animals, U.S. History, Current Events, World Geography, Classic TV, Movie Box Office Records & Release Dates and more! Introduction STAR TREK - Who played George Kirk in 2009’s Star Trek? STAR TREK - Who played Worf on Star T...
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July 21, 2019 66 min
Quizmasters Lee & Marc discuss the important role and challenges of live sound mixing at live trivia events. They also ask and attempt to answer each other’s favorite questions from their week’s trivia! Introduction INSECTS - How many wings does a bee have? MARVEL COMICS - What is the secret identity of Spider-Man villain Carnage? Round One U.S. POLITICS - Ross Perot, who recently passed away and is best known for running for P...
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July 14, 2019 53 min
Quizmasters Lee & Marc are back in the studio with a slate of questions (and a few answers.) Round One BASEBALL - What was Jackie Robinson's jersey number? BUSINESS - What was the year the first iPhone, the iPhone 2G, released? IDENTIFY A COMEDIAN - What comedian appeared in the following movies: Wayne's World, Coneheads, Airheads, Billy Madison AGRICULTURE - Which country, between the Indian and Pacific oceans, is the ...
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July 12, 2019 75 min
Quizmasters Lee & Marc wake up early to compete in Adam’s World Trivia at Fashioning Beer in Changchun, China all the way from Florida via video call! They are offered the opportunity to craft a tiebreaker question for the teams live at the venue. Round One CHINESE LANGUAGE - What is the Chinese word for ‘Sheep’? MATH PUZZLE - Rearrange the following numbers and symbols to form a true equation: 2, 3, 4, 5, +, =. You may...
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June 30, 2019 108 min
Quizmasters Lee & Marc catch up with returning guests and trivia players Jamie and Erik an extended quiz! Jamie shares his team’s system for coming up with a great trivia team name. Lee details a flub he made as a quizmaster and the efforts he took to correct the problem. Introduction FAMOUS LANDMARKS - What is the name of the colorful landmark that exists in Red Square, Moscow, Russia that was built under Ivan the Terrible’s r...
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June 23, 2019 62 min
Quizmasters Lee and Marc explore the pros and cons of allowing large team sizes at pub trivia nights and take on a full slate of trivia. Missed Corrections “The first African American to be elected to public office was Hiram Revels. The first flight (by anyone) was not until 1903.” – Mike Round One ALSO KNOWN AS - What asian island country was known from the beginning of British colonial rule as Ceylon? SEINFELD - What is the name ...
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Quizmasters Lee and Marc are joined by Quizmommy Kyle Anne, who will be hosting our new weekly Know Nonsense Trivia Challenge at Gather in Cape Coral, for a hint-heavy slate of trivia. The three Quizmasters also take on a double shot of Rate My Question. Missed Corrections “Yes, Lee, snowmobiles did exist in the 1920's... and yes, there were Model-T ones. The first snowmobile ever was built in Maine in 1908.” - Tim, MN ”Just li...
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June 9, 2019 76 min
Quizmasters Lee and Marc go one-on-one with their favorite trivia questions of the week after having a quick chat about the benefits and consequences of using trivia night to instigate social change. Round One CLASSIC CARTOONS - What are the names of the brother and sister on The Jetsons? GERMAN FOOD - The name for a traditional egg noodle dish in German cuisine is commonly known as what? PAPAL PROTECTORS - Which country supplies t...
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June 2, 2019 115 min
Quizmaster Lee returns to join fellow QM Marc for some conversation about question writing techniques and facing unique circumstances at live trivia events. They are joined by Proverbial Lightkeeper Elyse, who reports on the Seattle and Minneapolis trivia scenes and reveals her daily trivia routine. Round One STRANGE U.S. GEOGRAPHY – If you were in Stamford, CT and you were to travel directly N,S, E, or W, what state would you end ...
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May 26, 2019 75 min
Quizmaster Marc hosts a triple-threat trivia match with fellow Wet Boiz and KnowNo Team Captains Kristin & Fletcher. Round One FLORIDA GEOGRAPHY - How many counties are there in the state of Florida? HITLER - What was the name of Hitler’s dog? GEOGRAPHY - Perito Moreno (the only glacier that has been gaining size) can be found in Patagonia’s Los Glaciares National Park in what country? MOVIES - How many pigs were used to film t...
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May 20, 2019 68 min
Quizmaster Marc returns from his vacation to join Quizmaster Lee for an episode chock full of trivia, "cerebro a cerebro" style! Lee comes clean about a trivia debacle that occurred while he was covering one of Marc's games. Round One THE BEATLES - Name three songs off of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, not including the first and penultimate tracks (which are self-titled). NBA BASKETBALL - The Charlotte Horn...
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May 11, 2019 70 min
Quizmaster Lee is joined by three jaw-dropping talents from the Southwest Florida music scene: Angela Page (The Young Dead), Frankie Colt (Cobress) and returning guest, the singer-songwriter Kyle Anne! The four ask and answer trivia questions about bugs, 90's rock music, modern art, Italian desserts, African folklore and more! Round One ENTOMOLOGY - Plecia nearctica, bugs that are found mostly in tandem along the gulf coast in ...
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May 5, 2019 88 min
Quizmaster Lee is joined by Dallas, who is fresh off of hosting a Marvel-themed trivia night and preparing for his final Game of Thrones Trivia night next month. Also returning to the #KnowNo this episode is Seth, who has been busy offering local trivia in the form of historical tours of Downtown Fort Myers. The three discuss the complicated nature of Game of Thrones show vs. book trivia, how Seth and Lee first met, and ask and ans...
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