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

86 EpisodesProduced by Tom Bastek and Mike JacobsWebsite

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.

86 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

Episode 41: Jeopardy!

May 10th, 2021

1:28:09

We are super excited to begin season three with a bang! We cover probably the greatest and most well known game show of all time, Jeopardy! Plus, we bring on a six time champion Dave Leach to take us behind the scenes …

Episode 41: Season 3 is here!

May 6th, 2021

1:07

This week we are not only diving into America's most loved game show, but also interviewing a 6 time winner as well! Join us as we kick off season three with a bang!

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Game Show News to Get You Through - 04

April 22nd, 2021

10:53

Its the last one and thank goodness because Tom sounds like he is in a cave. We talk about late night tv, game show news and this week in gameshow history!

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Game Show News to Get You Through - 03

April 14th, 2021

19:34

Here we go, three down one to go until we are back for Season 3! This week we talk upcoming reboots of gameshows, Doug, and sayings we have around the house for meh-type-things.

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Game Show News to Get You Through - 02

April 8th, 2021

18:19

OH BOY! Another week of game show news and this week in game show history. Plus we talk WWE, and Mike and Tom clearly are out of practice being between seasons. Join us.

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Game Show News to Get You Through - 01

March 30th, 2021

20:47

Hey Gang, you knew we couldn't stay away the whole off season. Now, you don't have to either! Here is a quick game show news and this week in game …

Episode 40: The Video Game Game Show Show

March 22nd, 2021

1:26:56

This week we talk about video games that are based on game shows. And game shows that are based on video games. Plus we have a very special guest Ryan Vickers with us to talk about the new season of The Search for …

Episode 40: The Video Game Game Show Show - Trailer

March 17th, 2021

0:59

This week we are featuring game shows about video games. And we are featuring video games about game shows. And we are talking to Ryan Vickers about the new season of The Search for Canada's Game Shows! Join us as we …

Episode 39: The Amazing Race

March 9th, 2021

1:01:02

This week we return to the reality competition show category for The Amazing Race. We talk about Christian finally getting stumped and watermelon meat. Don't miss it!

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Episode 39 - Trailer

March 6th, 2021

0:38

This week Mike and Tom are diving deep into the reality competition show category. Can you guess which show they are featuring?

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Episode 38: Weakest Link

March 2nd, 2021

58:01

This week we feature the first show to really take its cues from Millionaire in terms of look and feel. Throw in cooperative game play, a memorable host and one of the best game show lines in history and you have …

Episode 38: Trailer

March 1st, 2021

0:47

This week I am making Mike feature a show that kind of makes him mad. Can you guess what it is? Listen to this trailer for clues!

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Episode 37 - What's My Line?

February 24th, 2021

1:04:24

This week we go back to the classic panel game What's My line? And of course, because it is a panel game, Mike is not crazy about it. We talk penmanship, mob hits and more in this episode. Join us!

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Episode 37 - Trailer

February 22nd, 2021

0:42

This week is another classic. But will Mike cooperate enough to find out what the featured show is? Listen in!

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Episode 36: Sale of the Century

February 17th, 2021

1:00:04

This week Mike and Tom feature one of their favorite shows: Sale of the Century. We come up with a pretty tough question for Christian. Can we not look like chumps this week? Tune in to find out!

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Episode 35: Fear Factor

February 9th, 2021

59:33

Mike and Tom talk about their very first reality competition show - Fear Factor. We call out Joe Rogan, talk about PETA and even talk Las Vegas job hunting. Plus another chance to stump or chump!! 

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Episode 35: Trailer

February 8th, 2021

1:06

This week we feature our first Reality Competition Show. Tom still thinks they are game shows, but Mike doesn't. Which one will it be? Don't be afraid! Listen in and find out!

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Episode 34 - Lingo

February 3rd, 2021

58:25

This week we talk one of Mike and Christian's favorite word games, Lingo! (Tom likes it, just not as much). We talk rubens, Roku vs. Chromecast and you will NOT want to miss this edition of Stump the Chump - Now forever …

Episode 34 - Trailer

February 1st, 2021

0:48

This week we feature everyone's favorite word game, but can mike guess it? Listen to this trailer and find out!

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Episode 33 - Singled Out

January 25th, 2021

47:47

This week we go back tot he 90s and talk Singled Out. And although Mike and Tom may not be the biggest fans, they still manage to find some redeeming qualities about the show. Plus, we have a question to stump the …

Episode 33 - Trailer

January 25th, 2021

0:46

This week we give you guys a mid 90s feature but you will have to guess which show it is. Can you pick it right?

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Episode 32: Tic Tac Dough

January 19th, 2021

59:00

This week on the show, Mike and Tom cover one of the true classics: Tic-Tac-Dough! Plus we once again try not to look like chumps with a trivia question for Christian as well as game show news, this week in gameshow …

Episode 32 - Trailer

January 17th, 2021

0:37

This week we go back to a game show that is a classic. And is comes from a super classic game. Listen to the hints in this trailer and see if you can guess what our featured show is!

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Episode 31: Bowling for Dollars

January 13th, 2021

1:06:31

This week we go back to an American pastime: Bowling. And a 1970s American pastime: Bowling for Dollars! Plus, this week in game show history, and we …

Episode 30 - Trailer

January 10th, 2021

0:37

This week we are featuring a show that was incredibly popular in spite of giving away little money and had almost no gameplay. Can you guess what it …

Episode 30: High Rollers

January 5th, 2021

57:57

This week we talk about Alex and Wink and Dice rolling on High Rollers. We also get into Alcohol and hookers?! Weird, right? Listen in!

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Episode 30 - Trailer

January 3rd, 2021

0:51

This week we are putting on the listeners to guess which show we are featuring. See if the clues we give in this trailer can tell you and you can in turn tell us!(?) Good Luck!

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Episode 29: Legends of the Hidden Temple

December 29th, 2020

1:11:10

This week we are featuring Legends of the Hidden Temple - the epitome of 90s kids game shows! Plus Mike, Christian and I
talk 90s snack food and we have another Stump the Chump question! Joins us!

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Episode 29 - Trailer

December 27th, 2020

0:41

This week we are going back into the 90s to Mike's childhood and Tom's almost childhood to bring back a great show called...

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Episode 28: Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

December 22nd, 2020

1:03:09

This week Mike and Tom take on the education system of America as well as get on a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles kick and a dog training tangent. PLUS! Will this be the week we STUMP THE CHUMP? Tune in!

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Episode 28: Trailer

December 18th, 2020

0:41

This week we are going back to school. And Mike and Tom are not happy about it. But we know we are going to stump the chump this week!

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Episode 27: Deal or No Deal

December 14th, 2020

58:27

Here it is. Deal or No Deal. Mike, Tom and Christian talk about the show and Mike and Tom go off on a few tangents. We try to stump the chump again. Can Christian finally be beaten?!

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Episode 27: Trailer

December 6th, 2020

0:32

This week we feature a game show.

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Episode 26: Concentration

November 30th, 2020

1:04:12

This week we are headed back to the 50s! One of the first shows back after the game show scandals, Concentration made you use your brain to make matches. Mike and Tom reminisce about the Classic version hosted by Alex …

Episode 26: Trailer

November 28th, 2020

0:56

This week we are featuring a show that apparently combines puzzles, matching and using your brain. Plus news, our first listener submitted stump the chump, this week in game show history and more! Join us!

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Episode 25: Press Your Luck

November 24th, 2020

1:18:08

This week we are featuring Christian's favorite show. No, for real. He could have talked about it for hours. We hit up the news, this week in game …

Episode 25: Trailer

November 22nd, 2020

1:00

This week we are featuring one of Christian's favorite game shows.  Plus we put him to the test again with another Stump the Chump question. Can we …

Episode 24: Win Ben Stein's Money

November 17th, 2020

56:29

This week we go back to the early 2000s to visit Mike in his college days. We talk with Christian about the new shows coming out this January and …

Episode 24: Trailer

November 15th, 2020

0:46

This week we are heading back to the late 90s early 2000s and to Mike's college days.  Can you figure out what show we are talking about? I Would bet …

Episode 23: Let's Make a Deal

November 9th, 2020

1:12:06

This week we discuss the American Treasure that is Monty Hall. We also talk about the passing of another in Alex Trebek. Plus the other news, Stump the Chump, This Week in Game Show History and more!

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Episode 22 - Card Sharks

November 5th, 2020

1:03:27

This week we go back to another classic game show: Card Sharks! Christian has the news and we go down the rabbit hole of game show video games. 100 …

Episode 22 - Trailer

November 2nd, 2020

0:39

This week we go back to another classic game show. Christian holds all the cards with the news and Mike continues his streak of not freezing up. …

Episode 21 - Wheel of Fortune

October 27th, 2020

1:07:07

Welcome back to Season 2! We are starting back strong with one of America's favorite game shows, Wheel of Fortune! Tom and Mike welcome back Christian with the news and introduce the new feature, Stump the Chump!

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Episode 21 Trailer

October 24th, 2020

0:53

This is the week where we are back with season two! We are showcasing one of the all-time greats! We'll catch up with Christian and much more!

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TTWTW Presents: Behind the Show: The Million Dollar Cough

October 17th, 2020

40:23

This week, join us for a special edition of the show exploring the biggest game show cheating scandal since the 1950s: the Charles Ingram Scandal. We have gathered, researched and interviewed to bring you this look at …

TTWTW Presents: Behind the Show: The Million Dollar Cough - Trailer

October 10th, 2020

0:48

This week, join us for a special edition of the show exploring the biggest game show cheating scandals since the 1950s: the Charles Ingram Scandal. We are ramping up to season 2 and it starts with Tell Them What They've …

Episode 20 - The Really BIG Show!

September 14th, 2020

1:30:22

Join us this week as we wrap up season one with a REALLY BIG SHOW! We feature six different game shows that feature the word "big" in them. Plus Christian gives us even more great info beyond the news! Previews of the …

Episode 20: The Really Big Show TRAILER!

September 11th, 2020

1:27

Join us this week as we close out season one with a really BIG show! We will look at six, count 'em, six featured shows, have even more contributions from Christian and announcements for what is coming up next season!

Episode 19: Win, Lose or Draw

September 7th, 2020

52:32

This week Tom and Mike take a turn in Burt Reynolds' living room and talk all things WLD. Find out which one of them has the lowest rating for a game …

Episode 19 - Trailer

September 5th, 2020

0:54

This week we are asking the age old question, "Can you draw 'Purple People Eater?'." If you can, and your team can guess it in 60 seconds, you may …

Episode 18 - Gambit

August 31st, 2020

46:14

This week we are featuring one of Mike's favorite shows. I mean favorite X-men character. Well, both. Christian concludes his investigation into the lost episode of Carmen Sandiego and more!

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Episode 18 - Trailer

August 29th, 2020

0:54

This week we are featuring one of mike's favorite shows. I mean favorite X-men character. Well, both. Check it out this week!

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Episode 17 - The Gong Show

August 24th, 2020

49:45

This week Mike and Tom tackle one of the zaniest shows to ever broadcast on television. They both surprise themselves on their final opinion of the show, and Christian gets to the bottom of the lost episode of Where in …

Episode 17 - Trailer

August 22nd, 2020

0:52

This week our featured show is on the hunt for talent. Tom definitely feels that his bowling skills are qualified enough to be a part. Can you tell what we are GOiNG for?

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Episode 16 - Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

August 17th, 2020

1:01:24

This week we go back to the glory days of learning geography by watching unhappy children play WITWICS?. A solid part of Mike's upbringing and we …

Episode 16 - Trailer

August 15th, 2020

0:45

In this week's trailer Tom does everything in his power to guess what this week's featured show is. Can you tell from the hint's Mike gives as to what it is? Listen and let us know!

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Episode 15: Hollywood Squares

August 10th, 2020

1:03:27

This week Mike and Tom finally define their roles by fighting about the worth of the featured game show, Hollywood Squares. Christian comes at us …

Episode 15 - Trailer

August 6th, 2020

0:59

This week the Game Show Guys are featuring a game based on a true childhood favorite. Can you figure out which game it is? Find out this MOnday wherever fine podcasts are downloaded. (Or honestly, wherever you are …

Episode 14: American Gladiators

August 3rd, 2020

52:23

This week we are featuring our most physical game show yet, American Gladiators. Join Tower (Mike) and Nitro (Tom) as they talk all things AG and Turbo (Christian) joins them for the news. Tom also puts Mike through a …

Episode 14 - Trailer

August 1st, 2020

0:48

What do horse poop, an Elvis Impersonator and Armitron have in common? They are all related to our featured show this week. See if the hints in this teaser can help you figure it out and we'll gladly give you a thumbs …

Episode 13: The Joker's Wild

July 27th, 2020

41:14

This week The Game Show Guys are embracing the little devil on our shoulder and featuring the Joker's Wild. Mike's virgin ears are pierced with the …

Episode 13 - Trailer

July 26th, 2020

1:55

This week we are embracing the little devil on our shoulder and featuring a game show that involves lots of gambling themes. And although we don't …

Episode 12: Scrabble

July 20th, 2020

42:06

This week we kick it old school with the crossword style game, Scrabble! Listen in as Mike and Tom geek out about Chuck Woolery's hosting skills, and …

Episode 12 - Trailer

July 18th, 2020

1:43

This week MIke and Tom go back in time to talk about one of their favorite game show hosts in the show that he is not best known for. Listen in to this trailer and see if you can figure out what show we are featuring …

Episode 11: Password

July 13th, 2020

48:03

This week on the show, Mike and Tom feature a game show that  is totally approachable for almost any age with minimal game play but a whole bunch of …

Episode 11 - Trailer

July 11th, 2020

1:47

This week on the show can Mike and Tom feature a game show that has been fictionalized a time or two. Listen to the celebrity pair-ups in this trailer to find out what approachable feature we have for you this week. 

Episode 10: Supermarket Sweep

July 6th, 2020

55:39

This week on the show we talk about the nostalgic hit of Supermarket Sweep. Christian has the news, Mike and Tom go down the Toys R Us Super Toy Run …

Episode 10 - Trailer

July 4th, 2020

2:29

Does Mike have what it takes to make it on our next featured game show? Listen in and tell us what your guess is for this week's episode! #tomhastoomuchfunwiththese

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Episode 9: Remote Control

June 29th, 2020

44:01

On the show this week we go back to the late 80s / early 90s and get into the craziness that was Remote Control. We also have Christian with the …

Episode 9 - Trailer

June 27th, 2020

1:41

This week we are featuring a show that takes us back to the 80s and 90s. What is it? Listen up and give us a guess!

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Episode 8: Match Game

June 22nd, 2020

42:29

This week we visit the celebrity party that is Match Game. Mike and Tom go head to head on the feels for it, and Christian has a _____ beginning to the news. Listen in to fill in the blank! 

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Episode 8 - Trailer

June 20th, 2020

1:34

Mike and Tom are going head to head on this one! Is it great or is it terrible! Get out your orange shag for this!

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Episode 7: Cash Cab

June 15th, 2020

48:22

Special guest and host of Cash Cab: Chicago, Beth Melewski, joins the show and takes us behind the scenes and gives us the inside scoop on everything Cash Cab! Plus Mike and Christian nerd out on video game tennis and …

Episode 7 - Trailer

June 11th, 2020

3:03

This week we take the production to another level because we have a very special guest on the show. That and I just like making Mike and I have to …

Episode 6: Double Dare

June 8th, 2020

41:29

Mike and Tom take a HUGE trip down the nostalgia highway by going back in time to showcase Double Dare,  everyone's favorite kids game show from the 80s till today! Find out where the name GAK came from, how the sights …

Episode 6 - Trailer

June 5th, 2020

2:12

Can you guess what game show we are going to feature this week? 10-year-old Mike Jacobs can! Listen in to what will probably be our messiest episode …

Episode 5: Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

June 1st, 2020

38:47

This week on the show Christian comes in with the news, Tom talks about how he used to host a local version of Millionaire, and Mike makes the discovery that he is smarter than the average millionaire. Listen in to hear …

Episode 5 - Trailer

May 29th, 2020

2:23

Sometimes I think we have as much fun with the trailers as we do the podcast. See if Mike can figure out what the feature game show is going to be this week. Better yet, can you?

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Episode 4 - The Pyramid

May 25th, 2020

33:51

This week we feature the game show that won nine daytime emmy awards and had more name changes than any other game show in history - The Pyramid! Tom gets to talk dead people, Christian from buzzerblog.com joins us live …

Episode 4 Trailer - The Pyramid

May 22nd, 2020

1:45

Listen in this week and find out about DEAD PEOPLE! Well, At least two hosts are dead. But the Pyramid is a National Treasure!

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Episode 3 - You Bet Your Life

May 19th, 2020

33:58

This week we go WAY back in time to welcome Groucho Marx to the party. It is You Bet Your LIfe and we talk all about it. We are proud to bring in our new partner, BuzzerBlog.com and their News Editor, Christian Carrion …

Episode 3 Trailer - You Bet Your Life

May 15th, 2020

1:38

Week Three has us going old school to bring back the days of Groucho Marx. You won't believe some of the guests they had on this show! Tune in this …

Episode 2 - The Price is Right

May 11th, 2020

36:53

This week we talk about all things Price is Right. Well as much as we can cram in, anyway. Literally, the history of the Price is Right is the history of the game show. Plus what is new in the world of game shows and …

Episode 2 Trailer - The Price is Right

May 8th, 2020

1:38

This week, we're talking The Price is Right! Join us for 30 minutes of game show news and information, plus Mike will shave his head. www.tellthemwhattheyvewon.com #gameshow #awesome

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Episode 1 - Family Feud

May 1st, 2020

38:23

Welcome to Tell Them What They've Won! This is our first episode where we discuss what is new in the world of game shows and showcase our featured show, Family Feud! From Richard Dawson to Steve Harvey, we talk about …

Episode 1 Trailer

April 23rd, 2020

1:47

Join us this week as we debut our brand new podcast! Our featured show will be Family Feud! 

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