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Deb, Derek, and last minute fill-in, returning player Adam are ready to flex their pop culture knowledge this week! Round one is a carbo-loaded extravaganza of pop culture properties that have all been breadified, before round two dives into the unnecessary backstories of iconic characters. And it's all capped off with an exciting lightning round! …
 
Rhyming words and mashed up names take center stage this week as Tim, Jeff, and Eleanor compete for the last spot in the Chronic Town Division finals! Round one looks at theoretical spinoff/prequels in the vein of "Better Call Saul," while round two explores possible collaborations between actors and musicians with complimentary names. All that, pl…
 
We're back in the Vancouver Rehearsal Tapes Division this week where Coleen, Liz, and returning player Glenn will duke it out across three round of pop culture trivia. After a social game of My Champion, we'll celebrate the practical stunts that make us gasp at the movies before diving into the Best Supporting Actress category at the Academy Awards…
 
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…
 
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 superher…
 
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 cou…
 
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! Sup…
 
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…
 
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! Suppor…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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 light…
 
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 …
 
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 ro…
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
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 takin…
 
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 …
 
“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…
 
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 …
 
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 w…
 
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 w…
 
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…
 
We're back, and kicking off season six! A brand new crop of 27 players enter the gauntlet for our most challenging season of pop culture trivia yet. This week, we'll enter the Nelvana Division as Michelle, Katherine, and Sean test their knowledge of times that actors portrayed other real life actors, before checking out some reviews of famous pop c…
 
It's an off-season special featuring three great contestants from The Incomparable podcast network. Incomparable founder Jason Snell goes up against tech reporter Glenn Fleishman and our pal Monty Ashley across three rounds of pop culture trivia. Round one looks at famous references to 2001: A Space Odyssey, and round two goes deep in the weeds on …
 
This is it! Our fifth super mondo championship match has arrived, and some stiff competition is coming to close out the season. Aaron, Brigid, and Seth all bring their A-game to three rounds of pop culture trivia to test their mettle. Round one is our kookiest musical game yet, celebrating movies with U.S. cities in their titles, as well as the son…
 
The last match of the season five playoffs has arrived! Jon, Brigid, and Joelle square off over three rounds to fight for a spot in the season five finals. First up, they’ll see which pop culture ‘boys’ deserve their own island reality show in “What Boys Island,” followed by a trip through the pop culture annals of the board game “Clue,” and all th…
 
The season five playoffs roll on with the San Dimas High division finals! Returning winners Aaron, R. Mike, and Dylan open the face off with their knowledge of title characters who start with B. But the stakes elevate when we identify remade properties on the big and small screens from the scantest details about them. And of course, the lightning r…
 
The season five playoffs begin as James, Paul, and Seth duke it out for the North Shore High division title and a spot in the finals. Round one looks at songs with memorable uses of the note to follow sol before round two shakes up the before-and-after answer style with names instead of titles. But only one player can advance, and it all comes down…
 
Two returning faves and one new challenger join us for our first ever December holiday special episode! Amanda, Gerald, and Megan have decked our halls with holiday trivia goodness. Round one kicks it off with identifying fictional holidays from TV shows and specials, before we pile on the legal jargon for our favorite big Christmas movies, inspire…
 
Here it is, the last regular elimination of the season! Brand new contenders Thom, Marina, and Joelle show their stuff in an all-out brawl of pop culture knowledge! In round one, our players prove their moral and spiritual virtue by identifying recent movies from their content warnings on an intensely Christian website. Next, they'll launch into th…
 
New players Dylan, Andy, and Kiiva join us for another round of pop culture trivia this week as we make our way through season five. We'll kick things off in round one with a game about pop culture properties and pop culture people who share an exact name, before heading to one of our most commercially crass games ever. It's a trip to the mall to i…
 
Things are extra tuneful on this week's new episode! Jim, James, and Gerald all face off for pop culture games and trivia that really test their musical minds. A cello-themed round of My Champion gives way to a round one filled with some unexpected movie-singing (though some of these examples are VERY expected if you have been tracking the types of…
 
Brides and reporters take the front seat in this week's contest! Returning from our summer Blockbusters episode, Vandy takes on newcomers Seraphina and Brigid in three rounds of pop culture trivia. Round one allows us to reminisce on our favorite pop culture weddings, before a decidedly less celebratory round two, where we take unethical pop cultur…
 
Another week on The Great American Pop Culture Quiz Show continues our fifth season with first time players Ryan, Rage, and R. Mike! Writing takes center stage with a journalism-themed round of My Champion and trivia about literary adaptations for round one. Then, round two situates us in time to talk Christmas Day movie releases, and determining h…
 
It’s all about supportive partners on this week’s new episode! Newcomers Chris and Karenna square off against season three returner Paul. Round one will test our players’ knowledge of which actors have been onscreen-married to other actors, while round two asks about the cast that “supported” several Best Supporting Actor” contenders to their Oscar…
 
Season five continues with old friends and new faces! Don comes back from season one! Regular game night decathlon participant Jon makes his main show debut! And new face Elana jumps into the fray for the opening match in the season five Rancho Carne High division. Round one highlights some very strange pop culture merchandise, while round two gets…
 
Season two continues with a special guest appearance! New players Aaron and Claire face off against returning player and somtimes-acting-scoremaster Tara Ariano! A decidedly adult round of My Champion gives way to a very kid-oriented round one, with players guessing a pop culture property from an excerpt of a Little Golden Book associated with it. …
 
Season five has begun! A brand new cabal of 27 pop culture know-it-alls have thrown their hats into the ring, and are ready to show their stuff! We'll kick off the bracket with new players Nate and Seth, playing alongside Sean (returning from season one, and our music theatre special). We've got a tribute to the great trailer voiceover artist Don L…
 
The last of our three inter-season specials is a special crossover with our friends at the Listen to Sassy podcast. In addition to guest Scoremaster Tara Ariano and guest Production Master Pamela Ribon, Megan, Maggie, and Jill will duke it out to show off their knowledge of the pop culture of the Sassy Era (and also a surprising amount of Sex and t…
 
The interseason mayhem continues with our first ever all-streaming special, in which our prodigal children return. Season one contestants Anna and Amanda are joined by season four contender Neil for a quiz all about content you’ll find on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max and anything with a ‘plus’ in its name. Cinematic poetry, mashed up TV shows, and a tigh…
 
Before we start season 5 we’ve got a few special episodes for you starting with the hosts of the Mark & Sarah Talk About Songs podcast. Plus some other people. And some quizzes. Support Us On Patreon 🥇 Become a patron and get special perks from ad-free episodes to full bonus matches! Follow Us 🐦 @USAQuizShow on Twitter 📷 @USAQuizShow on Instagram 🧑…
 
We made it! The season five finale. Shannon, Kari, and Erica are each two-time winners, but two of their perfect streaks end today. After hammering into My Champion and nailing The ½ Point, we'll start melting brains with an opposite songs game featuring backwards clips and all kinds of kooky wordplay. We'll follow that up with confused description…
 
It's the final playoff match of the season, locking in the third contestant for the season finale next week. This week, we welcome back Susan, Jessica, and Erica for a pretty grisly episode. First, it's the horrors of capitalism with an audio round about notable product placement. We'll then tone things down in round two for a game all about famous…
 
The Calisota Division finals have arrived! Returning players Dave, Kari, and Kevin have all brought their A-game to this playoff match. After stranding their champions on a desert island, we identify title groups from movies and TV by the actors who played their members. Then, in round two, we test the scientific accuracy of our favorite pop cultur…
 
The season four playoffs commence! Lauryn, Dan, and Shannon are back for the Shermer Division finals —determining our first slot in the season four championship! We kick off round one with a tribute to everyone's favorite beloved also-ran Tom Honks, and his one-letter-changed knockoffs of Tom Hanks movies. Then round two brings back the DVD extras …
 
We might as well be called The Great American HIGH Culture Quiz Show this week! After we dispense with a childish but delightful round of My Champion, Stefanie, Jessica, and Andrew take on trivia rounds about swanky opera versions of popular movies, before kicking into some chronological arrangement of period pieces. Here, knowledge of history is j…
 
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 …
 
Note: There was a 3-question audio gap during the lightning round in the original file uploaded. It has been fixed but you may need to delete the original file and re-download to get it if you already downloaded the first. Sorry about that. A couple of old favorites resurface in new forms on this week's episode. Jeff, Dave (not that Dave) and Shann…
 
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 electroni…
 
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