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! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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June 20, 2022 44 min

Our seventh season loops back around to the Monster division for another exciting matchup! Returning contender Jon takes on new challengers Mark and Josh. We'll start with some classic popular popular music presented in an unconventional way, then head out into the wild wilderness to go a pop culture hunt for Bigfoot (and his cousins Sasquatch, the Yeti, and the abominable snowman). All this, plus a lightning round! Bzzzzzap!


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Season seven rolls on as we make our way back to the Chronic Town division. Brendan, Dan, and Jeff will all battle it out to advance to the playoffs by showing off their knowledge of TV shows and popular songs that share a title. Then, they’ll blending properties from the highest and lowest of brows: pinpointing the crossover stars between superhero films and Oscar best picture winners. And as (almost) always, it all comes down to ...

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May 23, 2022 48 min

Bark bark! We’re back for our next episode, with a canine twist! Rob, Chloe, and Thom are here to test their knowledge of dog, dog-adjacent, and dogified pop culture as we kick off season seven’s Vancouver Rehearsal Tapes Division. We’ll put puppy-based puns into existing pop culture titles, before quizzing on actual pop culture pooches. And of course, it all comes down to the lightning round!


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May 16, 2022 47 min

Season seven continues this week with all-new players Ross, Drew, and Amy. After a Marvel-ous round of My Champion, round one takes a cue from Encanto to explore all the characters we DON'T talk about. Round two celebrates the actresses who played Jerry's many (many many) girlfriends on Seinfeld, before it all comes down to the lightning round!


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May 9, 2022 47 min

Season seven begins! A whole new bracket of 27 combatants kicks off in the Chronic Town Division with Sarah, Conrado, and Matthew. They'll gut some fish (so to speak) before quizzing on iconic intro text and narration from movies and TV (appropriate to introduce a new season). Then, they'll sharpen their musical ears in round two by identifying 80s songs from short snippets of their instrumental interludes. And of course, t...

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May 2, 2022 47 min

This episode comes to you from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…it's a Star Wars trivia special! We have three enthusiasts in the studio to try their hand at their knowledge of the settings and sounds of the Star Wars universe, plus all sorts of other tidbits, nooks, and crannies to quiz on. We'll be back next week for season seven!


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April 25, 2022 56 min

We’re between seasons this week, so we are welcoming three special guests from the Maximum Film podcast on the Maximum Fun network. Comedian Ify Nwadiwe, festival programmer Drea Clark, and critic Alonso Duralde join us for movie trivia about titles appearing in dialogue, and an exploration of the shared DNA of “cousin movies” with a salute to the hyper-specific movie lists from all the weirdo-geniuses on letterboxd. And as always,...

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April 18, 2022 47 min

This is it, y'all! We have made it to the season six finale with three absolute tanks ready to duke it out to become our next super mondo champion of champions. Look out for odd premises in round one where we insert the surnames of actors into unrelated properties that have their first name. But keep your eyes on the floor for round two so that you don't step on the bricks from the pop culture Lego sets we'll be quizzin...

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Here we are, the last playoff match of season before next week’s championship bout! Returning victors Ian, Megan, and Danny test their knowledge of a thing we do not talk about. Round one will throw a dinner party for our favorite title characters before round two dives into the byzantine logic behind the titling of movie sequels. A customary lightning round caps off a tense match. See you next week for the season finale!


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The divisional finals continue as Paul, Chris and Larra fight it out for Ubu bragging rights. Round one will make you hungry as we visited pop culture-ified chain restaurants and round two will feed that juicy chess club brain of yours with etymological clues to movies, TV, actors and more. Plus we got the lightning round, The Threequalizer and we even find time to slam evil like all good phantoms do.


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March 28, 2022 46 min

The season six playoffs have arrived, where our three returning victors battle it out for a spot in the finals! Some quick musical deciphering of TV themes heats things up in round one, before a second round about characters who are both literally and figuratively blue. But will it be Colin, Sean, or Adam who can pull off the strongest lightning round and advance to the championship match?


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March 21, 2022 48 min

It's Oscars-week, listeners! So we're taking a break before the season six playoffs for an Academy Awards trivia special with three very special guests. Joe Reid and Chris Feil (This Had Oscar Buzz) and Katey Rich (Vanity Fair / Little Gold Men) will have their awards season historical acumen tested with a tougher-than-usual Oscar speech game, and puzzles about long term Oscar narratives. Some crazy title-deciphering makes ...

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March 14, 2022 37 min

The first eliminations of season six come to a close with a tight match between Amy, Cheyenne, and Ian. It's gerunds on parade in round one as we add an 'i-n-g' to some of our favorite titles. Then, we take a trip to the lab to explore the madness behind some pop culture mad scientists. It all wraps up with the lightning round, which completes the lineup for the Mark VII Division finals! Join us next week for an off-sea...

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March 7, 2022 43 min

If The Matrix: Resurrections reminded us of anything, it’s that cat-based content will always be appealing online. We’re putting that to the test this week as Jessi, Larra, and Eric compete for a spot in the Ubu Division finals. Round one looks at the catification of the names and content of some of our favorite pop culture properties, before taking a hard turn from the silly to to the hoity toity with a round two that’s sure to sc...

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February 28, 2022 42 min

The last batch of elimination matches in each division kick off this week as the Nelvana division finds its third contender. Will it be Lynn? Will it be Bob? Will it be Colin? Listen as they musically globetrot through a round about songs with countries in their titles, then get physical-physical with another DVD extras round, perusing the special features of second installments in mega movie franchises. It all caps off with one sh...

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February 21, 2022 49 min

“Oh. My. God. Becky. Look at this episode. It is so big.” A first-time, last minute fill-in contestant doesn't slow the momentum down for this week's new episode. Daniel, Morgan, and Megan face off in three rounds of pop culture trivia to determine who will head to the playoffs. First, one of the silliest games we've played attempts to give Sir Mix-A-Lot the depth and dimensionality he's always deserved. Then, thing...

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February 14, 2022 44 min

Letters and numbers each get their moment in the spotlight on this week’s new episode. The Ubu Division rages on with Jac, Paul, and David squaring off in three rounds of pop culture games and trivia. They’ll start with a patented “One Letter Off” game, this time with the titles of action movies. Then, we’ll peruse the extravagant prices of iconic (and not so iconic) props from movies and TV. A game with info you can use in your re...

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February 7, 2022 45 min

Just put your lips together and blow on in to another week at The Great American Pop Culture Quiz Show! Eric, Michelle, and Adam begin their face-off as their champions struggle to enjoy a Pink Floyd concert. Later, they'll identify famous pop culture whistling, before coming to answers that seem to be right on the tips of their tongues. It's all wrapped up in the lightning round, as the Nelvana division gets its second pla...

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January 31, 2022 48 min

It's another week here on The Great American Pop Culture Quiz Show, this time kicking off our Mark VII division with Megan, Keith, and Cornelius. These players will square off in three rounds of trivia about everything from Don LaFontaine voiceovers in 90s movie trailers to iconic pop culture fashion choices. Plus some other things in between you won't want to miss!


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January 24, 2022 41 min

Words! Words! Words! We got them and our three contestants Chris, Mieka, and Tara have to figure them all out. In round one we've over-redacted four letter words in the [blank] and TV titles of 2021 and in round two we challenge our players to name the pop culture properties various made-up words belong to. Blerg! And of course it all comes down to saying it comes down to the lightning round.


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