Tell Them What They've Won - America's Favorite Game Show Podcast

Tell Them What They've Won - America's Favorite Game Show Podcast

The Game Show Guys, Tom Bastek and Mike Jacobs are bringing you stories about game shows, both past and present. This podcast showcases a different game show each week, as well as touches on game show news, interviews and more.

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May 11, 2022 46 min

This week Christian takes us back to the glorious age of Who Wants to be a Millionaire rip-offs. We might even argue that we are still in said age. Needless to say, Christian may or may not have caused some anger this week. Listen and find out.

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This week we talk about the predecessor to Press Your Luck, Second Chance. We also talk about Team Ken vs. Team Mayim, Chuck Barris, and iconic 70s game show sets and contestants as well. And we try to stump Christian again.

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April 12, 2022 45 min

This week we are talking about the amazing Canadian game show from the late 70s/early 80s: The Mad Dash. Plus we dive into waterproof earbuds, bull shoulders and debunk the dollar sign debacle of one line or two!?

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April 4, 2022 46 min

Season four has arrived! Tom is back from surgery, Christian is here for more than the news and we totally dig on the game play of The Big Showdown! We also talk about upcoming cancelations, Is it cake?, and Jeopar-Day! Join us!

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Another quick update and chat to help get us through to season #4!

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This week we are bringing you an update on what is going on with us, the show and what you can look forward to in season four!

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This week we are talking about US game shows that went to Japan, Japanese game shows that came to the US and shows that only ever played in Japan. Plus, we dive deep into the true definition of “Japanese Game show,” Kenny G and of course, our tribute to the late Betty White.

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This week we are talking about US game shows that went to Japan, Japanese game shows that came to the US and shows that only ever played in Japan. Plus, we dive deep into the true definition of “Japanese Game show,” Kenny G and of course, our tribute to the late Betty White.

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December 20, 2021 68 min

This week we discuss Mike's favorite (kidding) show, Survivor. We also talk about un-woke TV executives, cursing cars and nudity!

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December 1, 2021 89 min

This week we are featuring the reality game show American Idol. And we have a ton to say about it. Plus, on an episode about singing, Mike does none. But he breakdances.

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November 21, 2021 42 sec

This week we are featuring the reality game show American Idol. And we have a ton to say about it. Plus we break down the entire music industry, talk about most unwanted song in the world and we bring back more talk on good ole Shrimp Boogaloo.

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November 17, 2021 65 min

This week we are featuring the game show Funhouse. The set was amazing, the host great, but could it compete with Double Dare? We also talk about Shrimp, Bad Video Games and even “badder” consolation prizes.  Season Three is winding down, so don't miss it!

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November 15, 2021 42 sec

This week we are featuring the game show Funhouse. We also talk about Shrimp, Bad Video Games and even “badder” consolation prizes. Season Three is winding down, so don't miss it!

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This week we are featuring the game show Holey Moley! And we have an interview with Holy Moley Season 3 Champion Rachel Lentsch! Rachel will take us behind the scenes and give us the tell-all about being on the show!

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October 30, 2021 37 sec

This week we are featuring the game show Holey Moley! And we have an interview with Holy Moley Season 3 Champion Rachel Lentch! Rachel will take us behind the scenes and tell everything we wanted to know about what goes on during the game! Don't miss it!

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October 27, 2021 82 min

This week we are featuring the cooking reality game show, Top Chef And, as we often do, we revisit the meaning of a game show. Plus we talk about McDonald’s Cheeseburgers, and announce some special upcoming interviews as well as Mike's fascination with western Jamaican fatback.

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October 25, 2021 53 sec

This week we are featuring the cooking reality game show, Top Chef and we get VERY specific about Emmy award categories. Plus we talk about McDonald’s Cheeseburgers, some VERY special upcoming interviews and of course, Mike's fascination with western Jamaican fatback.

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October 6, 2021 76 min

This week we are featuring Nickelodeon's GUTS! Plus we talk about keyboard evolution, the beginnings of extreme sports, and farting on command, and more.

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This week we are featuring Nickelodeon's GUTS! Plus we talk about keyboard evolution, the evolution of Extreme sports, and farting on command. That's a lot of evolutions.

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September 29, 2021 70 min

This week we are featuring a staple of the Jacobs' family, Name That Tune. We also talk about more fingers in fast food, arcade games, mike sings Icona Pop, and we drop a hot dog at the beach!

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