S02.E04
The Joy Luck Division 2nd Eliminations

Extra Special Editions

DVD Box Sets and franchise chronologies are at the center of our games this week with three contestants from the /Filmcast! We are pleased to welcome David Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Jeff Cannata for a week of movie trivia. They’ll identify movies from descriptions of their extravagant DVD box sets (some of which are pretty

S02.E03
Hired Goons Division 1st Eliminations

The Rent Is Too Damn High

Dan Kois, June Thomas and Sam Adams duke it out to see who will move on and represent Slate in the Hired Goons divisional finals. Extra! Extra! We start things off in news publication-style by having our contestants identify movies and TV shows from those in-universe newspaper headlines that spin at you (and why do

S02.E02
Physical Media Division 1st Eliminations

Marge Excitable’s The A.V.-ary Club

We’re quizzing on bird puns and director filmographies this week with none other than Grierson & Leitch! Joined by Tribune News Service critic Katie Walsh, they all soar through a test of their knowledge of pop culture with bird names in their titles (think One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest). After that, they’ll stretch their

Off-Season
Non-Regulation Match

The Extra Hot Great American Pop Culture Quiz Show

We are delighted to welcome our friends from the Extra Hot Great podcast for a special crossover episode outside the bracket of the regular season. Tara Ariano, Sarah D. Bunting, and Mark Blankenship (of the Blankenship Chair) join us for TV trivia modelled after a typical Extra Hot Great episode! We’ll open with a new

S02.E01
The Joy Luck Division 1st Eliminations

Johannes Bassoon’s Songs in the Key of Westworld

This week, we kick off our season two Battle of the Podcasts with special guests from Rolling Stone, Uproxx, and The Hollywood Reporter for our TV Critics Powerhouse match! Alan Sepinwall, Daniel Fienberg, and Brian Grubb will compete in some TV trivia games to identify Westworld player piano versions of HBO theme songs, and name

Off-Season
Non-Regulation Match

On The Podcast, With The Microphone, By The Host

It’s an all Halloween and horror episode for Spooky Season here at The Great American Pop Culture Quiz Show! We’ve got Garon Cockrell from Never Not Funny, Kate Sanchez from But Why, Tho? and Joe Reid from This Had Oscar Buzz testing their knowledge about classic and contemporary spooky entertainments! After a debate about exorcisms,

Off-Season
Non-Regulation Match

Tales To Astonish

With the first season of The Great American Pop Culture Quiz Show complete, we celebrate with our first of many theme matches to come — Marvel Comics and the Marvel Cinematic Universe! Join us as Ben, Darren and Tim test their knowledge of all things Marvel including a Marvel Cinematic Universe invasion of the rest

S01.E13
Championship Match

An American Trail: We Will Go West

Derek, Ilan, and Monty complete the running of the trivia gauntlet first by getting into contrarian pop music. How many songs that have “don’t” in the imperative can our players identify? Then, it’s a test of pop culture settings and U.S. geography as our players arrange movie and TV settings from east to west. After

S01.E12
Oceanic Airlines Division Finals

Bad Romance

Trivia! Playoffs! Musicals! Exclamation Points! The last round of the playoffs is here! Prior champions Joe, Monty, and Kevin duke it out, pop culture trivia-style, for the last slot in the season one championship match. After a round of trivia about pop culture romances that don’t exactly hold up to scrutiny, players will test their

S01.E11
Delta Tau Chi Division Finals

FarmFork Presents Faking The Band

Filmed books and fictional bands abound this week on The Great American Pop Culture Quiz Show! The playoffs continue as returning victors Alex, Ilan, and Nick tackle trivia about what happens when a movie or TV version of a book is better than the original. Then, our contestants become armchair rock critics for our favorite

S01.E10
Sabor de Soledad Division Finals

And Where The Hell Was I?

The playoffs begin with Oscar acceptance speeches and mysterious locations! Returning champions Derek, Anna, and Bobby battle it out by touting all their pop culture knowledge. But only ONE will continue on to the championship match! Our first game this week asks players to identify the Hollywood figure by listening to their Oscar acceptance speeches,

S01.E09
Oceanic Airlines Division 3rd Eliminations

From A Different Perspective

This week on The Great American Pop Culture Quiz Show, contestants Don, Cate, and Kevin “consider the alternative” about some favorite TV shows, naming shows based on plot descriptions from the point-of-view of secondary characters. Then, we’ll switch gears to movies with a deep dive on the IMDb Top 100 movies. Players will aim low

S01.E08
Delta Tau Chi Division 3rd Eliminations

Disney Minus

This week, it’s Disney minus the weird, dark and creepy stuff they left out of their animated adaptations. Before that however, our players will speculate on the birthing techniques of their favorite characters, and then try to name the common character from a list of three different actors who have played them. Then as promised,

S01.E07
Sabor de Soledad Division 3rd Eliminations

Half & Halftones

It’s a cavalcade of comic book crossovers and pop culture rhymes in this week’s competition! After a rousing round of My Champion, Bobby, Stephen and Susanna test their knowledge of crazy comic book crossover events that brought together unlikely characters and properties. Then, it’s on to a rhyming game, where from a mashed up description,

S01.E06
Oceanic Airlines Division 1st Eliminations

Old Man MacTavish’s Confused Direction

Valiant efforts are put forth all around as our players navigate the confused ramblings of an elderly cinephile before getting a look behind the scenes at the lesson plans of some favorite pop culture teachers. A last-minute substitution makes for an unusual, but nonetheless exciting game on this week’s episode of The Great American Pop

15 Weird Pieces Of Pop Culture Merch From S01.E05

All the products from the game 'The Price Is Correct.'

S01.E05
Delta Tau Chi Division 2nd Eliminations

Johannes Bassoon’s Minor Quibbles, Major Qualms

It’s time to identify the altered TV show themes our resident composer has created when he confused his major and his minor keys up. After that, it’s time to browse some very silly pieces of very real pop culture merch — and pay all the respect to the vociferous fans of a certain animated series.

S01.E04
Sabor de Soledad Division 2nd Eliminations

The Titles Of Dr. Moreau

This week we invite you to listen to our contestants defend their favorite characters from deadly sharks, and test their knowledge of forgotten movie sequels, before piecing together some mashed up TV and movie titles à la The King and I, Tonya. Yes it’s the return to the Sabor de Soledad Division, where Anna, Chip,

S01.E03
Oceanic Airlines Division 1st Eliminations

The Vennding Machine

After defending the sandwich skills of their favorite characters in “My Champion,” Amanda, Lea, and Joe will test their memories of movies that share their titles with popular songs. Later, the stakes will rise as they combine their pop culture knowledge with their understanding of a deck of playing cards. Will they go all in

S01.E02
Delta Tau Chi Division 1st Eliminations

Marge Excitable’s Periodical Table Of Elements

Season one of The Great American Pop Culture Quiz Show continues onward with three players who are more than up to a challenge. Adam, Alex, and Kelly-marie brave some terrible wordplay combining their pop culture knowledge with their memory of high school chemistry in “Periodical Table of the Elements” before honing their musical ears while