The Great American Pop Culture Quiz Show

The Great American Pop Culture Quiz Show

Join us each week on The Great American Pop Culture Quiz Show for three fun rounds of trivia designed to challenge your pop culture brain and tickle your podcast fancy. Cheer on your favorite contestant as they progress towards the season championship match or throw your hat in the ring and apply to become a contestant yourself!

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July 26, 2021 41 min

This week, we welcome Renee, Kevin, and David to the show for all manner of fanciful framing for pop culture trivia. First, the gnomes from season two return with even MORE groan-worthy titles to fill out their kooky cinematic universe. Then, the gang from Mysteries Inc. bring out their famous friends with an audio round about Scooby-Doo celebrity guest stars. All this, plus a lightning round seal up the playoff roster for the Cali...

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A couple of old favorites resurface in new forms on this week's episode. Jeff, Dave (not that Dave) and Shannon have a few pop culture trivia challenges ahead of them this week, starting with...

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July 12, 2021 46 min

This week, we welcome Josh, Tripp, and Erica to the show for trivia about dual performances and ambient electronica: a classic pairing of topics if there ever was one. We're seeing double in round one, when we talk movies and TV where one actor played multiple roles. After that, we welcome special guest Vangelis, the Academy Award-winning electronic composer to the show. He has reworked other Oscar-winning scores into his signa...

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A last minute substitution doesn't faze our players one bit in this week's exciting match. Aaron and Kari are joined by returning contestant and friend of the show Tara Ariano for a highly competitive brawl. We begin at the end this week with a round one about the details of happy endings of movies and TV. Round two drives PAST the endings and into the world of misbegotten movie sequels. Spoiler alert: some of these movies ...

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Characters are VERY welcome in our games today as Dan, Ian, and Colin square off for trivia all revolving around overlapping personalities.

In round one, we bring back "The Mirror Has Three Faces" for a game where they name the iconic character from three actors who have all played them.

Then, in round two, we change it up a bit by merging famous movie quotes said by the same actor in different roles. All this, plus the light...

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June 21, 2021 53 min

This week, we kick off a new division with Susan, Laura, and Stephen! A surprisingly intimidating karaoke party in "My Champion" leads to an awful lot of fanfare for round one where players guess movie production companies from just the sound of their logos. Then, we'll keep the sequence going with "The Clothes Lineups" where contestants add one more name to those BLANK & BLANK & BLANK etc. shirts. And o...

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Things are absolutely wretched in the BEST way on this week's episode. Liz, Dave, and Matt get down with their bad selves for the most reviled characters and content. Round one will quiz them on the deaths of famous witches throughout pop culture, before round two goes deep on the taglines for winners of the Golden Raspberry Awards (aka the Razzies). The only non-dreadful thing about this episode is the players themselves!


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June 7, 2021 55 min

Season four has begun! A brand new cabal of 27 contestants kicks off today with Neil, Jennifer, and Lauryn. A model game of My Champion gives way to trivia about some truly wild crossover events that you can ONLY find in the pages of comic books. Round two classes things up a bit with a mashup game about BAFTA winners. And, of course, it all comes down to the lightning round.


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Summer is here! Before season four gets into full swing, we're celebrating the summertime movies season with an episode all about summer blockbusters. Returning season one champion Ilan takes on two eager new players, Lynn and Vandy, with some trivia about the big budget releases from May to August. Round one features excerpts of novelizations of big blockbusters, while round two has the players identify a movie from its deeper...

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May 24, 2021 51 min

Season four is on the way! But in the meantime, we pulled in some musical enthusiast friends for a special episode of trivia and games all about the world of music theatre. Adam, Sean, and Gabi will face an unusual My Champion challenge, wrestle with some rewritten "I Want" songs, and really rack up the points in an old fashioned audio round of "Name That Musical." Some high scoring lightning rounds make this one a ...

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We've arrived at out third season finale! This week, our three divisional victors Kate, Mike, and Randy will all square off to become the next super mondo champion of champions.

The game kicks off with a special round of My Champion that recalls another notable third season finale, before round one quizzes our players on movies that mash up characters from all kinds of other properties. The mashing up gets even brainier in round...

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May 10, 2021 49 min

The final match of the season three playoffs has arrived! Returning players Julia, Eric, and Mike compete to claim the last spot on our season three championship match next week. The game kicks off with a musical challenge where faded audio clips form unlikely supergroups (e.g. Crowded House of Pain). Things get numerical in round two as players pick the pop culture property with the highest playing card in its title. After our kin...

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Small changes make big differences on this week's episode. The season three playoffs continue with a tense match to decide the winner of the Appellate Division. After Randy, Trip, and Will undertake a high society dinner challenge for their champions, round one asks them to name movies and TV shows whose titles have had one letter changed.

In round two, we'll take a different tack to alter some movies by describing their plo...

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The season three playoffs have arrived! Today, returning victors Emma, Conrado, and Kate square off for a spot in the championship match. Round one tests their knowledge of movies and tv shows that are composed of characters from other pop culture properties, while round two asks them to identify recent best picture winners by their DVD extras. And as always, it all comes down to the lightning round.


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Ever wonder what the greatest one-hit wonders of all time would sound like if they were played by an old-school Nintendo? Of course you haven't! Why would you? Regardless, you'll find out on this week's episode with fierce competitors Paul, Mike, and Stephanie! After the "8-Bit Wonders" have concluded, we'll quiz the players on movies whose titles sound like they SHOULD be in a series, but aren't. You...

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Somehow, we've stumbled into a bit of a family affair on this week's episode. Brothers Andre and Antonio will take on each other (as well as Will) in a pop culture battle of chain restaurants and calendars. In round one, our players will decipher the mashed up titles of movies or tv shows with popular American chain restaurants.Our players have a rocky start, but get a bit of a jumpstart once we flip open the calendar with ...

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April 5, 2021 45 min

Frankly, my dear...it's a new episode! Shared surnames and classic movie quotes take center stage on this week's competition, where competitors Kate, Lauren, and Molly are ready for their close-ups. In round one, they'll call me Mister Tibbs as they identify the common surnames between notable characters and actors. Then, I'll be back to test their knowledge of quotes from the AFI's "100 Years...100 Movie Qu...

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March 29, 2021 45 min

It's a barn-burner, this week! Will, Liz, and Julia all bring their A-games, but stay cool under pressure as they ponder how their champions would defuse a bomb. Once the wires are cut, they'll amp up the tension further in round one when they "save the cat." Literally. Microfragments of lyrics to title songs from popular movies make up round two. How few words will it take for our players to name that song? As alwa...

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March 22, 2021 45 min

Get your bleep buttons ready, then throw them away for this week! That's because after Trip, Tanya, and Valerie figure out how their champions would deal with shenanigans from a mirror universe, they'll name movies by the sanitized-for-TV versions of iconic profane dialogue. Low culture yields to high culture in round two when we look at real-life, peer-reviewed academic studies of our favorite pop culture, and try to make ...

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March 15, 2021 49 min

We're back in the Cellular Division this week with parentheticals and, meals for the wealthy. After Alexis, Dawn, and Emma's champions navigate the workday with a massive hangover, we identify songs and movies JUST from the parts of their titles that appear in parentheses. In round two, we'll flip the script on "eating the rich" with a quiz about the meals served to wealthy characters we love and love to hate. A...

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