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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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... Read more

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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 written by... Read more

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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... Read more

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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 Trek:... Read more

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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 Presi... Read more

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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 world’s larg... Read more

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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 arrange the... Read more

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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 rule?... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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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 listen... Read more

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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... Read more

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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 ... Read more

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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 the m... Read more

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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 Hornets, a professio... Read more

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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 the ... Read more

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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... Read more

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April 29, 2019 60 min

In this episode of the Know Nonsense Trivia Podcast, Marc takes Lee to task over a difficult Muppets question. Lee gives an overview on his recent programming strategy based on player-suggested categories. Together the Quizmasters enjoy a full slate of trivia covering a variety of topics including Black History, Game of Thrones, Ancient Instruments, US Geography, Tiki Culture, Biology and more! Round One BLACK HISTORY - What jazz p... Read more

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April 21, 2019 81 min

Quizmasters Lee and Marc are joined by Mike Kiniry, host and co-creator of WGCU's Thee Song Stories Podcast for an all music trivia episode. Round One WHAT ALBUM? - On what album would you find Queen's hit song "Bohemian Rhapsody"? MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS - What singer-songwriter wrote songs for the movies Walk Hard and Get Him to the Greek? Dan Bern MORE MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS - What indie rock songwriting legend contributed to the soundtrac... Read more

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April 15, 2019 94 min

Quizmasters Lee & Marc discuss a particular question that brought the former's quiz to a standstill. The quizmasters welcome friend of the show and first time guest Erik for a full slate of trivia questions. Questions Introduction * ANATOMY - What two parts of your body never stop growing? Round One VIDEO GAMES - According to the Tetris wiki, how many tetraminos, or pieces, are there? CLASSIC STAR WARS - First appearing in Star War... Read more

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April 7, 2019 53 min

Quizmasters Lee & Marc ask each other their favorite trivia questions of the week and mull over an alphabetical Rate My Question submission from Team Captain Kristin! Questions Round One FLORIDA MAN - In 2016, a Florida Man was charged with assault with a deadly weapon after throwing what through a drive-through window? CURRENT EVENTS - Who is the current attorney general of the United States? MYTHOLOGY - What wolf-like creature in... Read more

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