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The Great American Pop Culture Quiz Show

63 EpisodesProduced by David T. Cole, Dan Cassino & Taylor ColeWebsite

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… read more

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S05.E01: Just Plane Crazy

September 27th, 2021

41:39

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! …

Special: Spot The Sassy

September 20th, 2021

53:38

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, …

Special: The Erratum of Algorithmical Alphabets

September 13th, 2021

56:12

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 …

Special: Mark & Sarah & Taylor Talk About Songs

September 6th, 2021

51:17

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.


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S04.E13: Two Sides Of The Same Record

August 30th, 2021

57:53

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 …

S04.E12: Murders Of Mistaken Identity

August 23rd, 2021

53:55

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 …

S04.E11: Group Shot

August 16th, 2021

44:25

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 …

S04.E10: Tom Honks!

August 9th, 2021

45:22

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 …

S04.E09: What's Opera, Doc?

August 2nd, 2021

45:25

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 …

S04.E08: Scooby Who?

July 26th, 2021

41:15

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 …

S04.E07: The Town & The City

July 19th, 2021

43:06

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 …

S04.E06: Vanjealousy

July 12th, 2021

46:15

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 …

S04.E05: Conclusions Of Contentment

July 5th, 2021

44:51

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 …

S04.E04: The Mirror Has Three More Faces

June 28th, 2021

51:46

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

In round …

S04.E03: The Clothes Lineup

June 21st, 2021

53:02

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 …

S04.E02: Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead

June 14th, 2021

45:25

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 …

S04.E01: Before And BAFTA

June 7th, 2021

55:10

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 …

Special: I Know What You All Did Last Summer

May 31st, 2021

44:55

Summer is here! Before season four gets into full swing, we're celebrating the summertime movies season with an episode all about summer …

Special: The Threeclippy Opera

May 24th, 2021

51:53

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 …

S03.E13: Say Hello To My Little Friend

May 17th, 2021

49:17

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 …

S03.E12: Re-Highered Suits

May 10th, 2021

49:52

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 …

S03.E11: A Passing Retrograde: Doug's Revenge

May 3rd, 2021

42:26

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 …

S03.E10: More Anything? More Everything!

April 26th, 2021

50:34

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 …

S03.E09: Johannes Bassoon's 8-bit Wonders

April 19th, 2021

47:50

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 …

S03.E08: The Great American Pop Culture Quiznos

April 12th, 2021

50:07

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 …

S03.E07: Whatever Floats Your Quote

April 5th, 2021

45:14

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, …

S03.E06: Save The Cat

March 29th, 2021

45:04

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 …

S03.E05: Yippee-ki-yay, Mr Falcon!

March 22nd, 2021

45:53

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 …

S03.E04: Eat The Rich

March 15th, 2021

49:37

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 …

S03.E03: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Present And Accounted For

March 8th, 2021

43:55

Welcome back! It's the third match of season three! We've got Eric, Guy, and Joel to face some games that deal with extra letters and alternate …

S03.E02: A Goofy Movie

March 1st, 2021

52:50

Season three continues as we move from the Cellular Division to the Appellate Division. Sean, Simone, and Randy have all brought their A-games for a …

S03.E01: Whose Title is it Anyway?

February 22nd, 2021

45:40

It's the first match of season three. For the next nine weeks, you'll hear from 27 brand new listener contestants battling it out for the next title. We'll kick it off this week with Andrew, Conrado, and Alison. Round …

Special: We Have The Meets

February 15th, 2021

47:10

We're taking a little break before we get into season three with a romantic comedies quiz for (the day after) Valentine's Day! We've got three rom-com heads Greta, Sarika, and Meredith to test the knowledge of the best …

S02.E13: Opposites Attack

February 8th, 2021

1:04:41

Here it is! The season two championship match! Our three divisional champs have come a long way, but only one of them will be our next Super Mondo Champion of Champions! Chris Sims of War Rocket Ajax, Fug Girl Heather …

S02.E12: Go Big Or Go Gnome

February 1st, 2021

1:05:06

The final round of the divisional finals has arrived! This week, we have return engagements by Dan Kois from Slate, David Roth from Defector, and Margaret H. Willison of the Appointment Television podcast. They'll pit …

S02.E11: Weather Or Not

January 25th, 2021

46:47

This week's playoff barn burner features Chris Sims from War Rocket Ajax, Tim Grierson from the Grierson & Leitch podcast, and Linda Holmes from …

S02.E10: OSHA The Watcher

January 18th, 2021

53:31

The season 2 playoffs have arrived! Hot off their previous victories, Alan Sepinwall, Jeff Cannata, and Heather Cocks return for the Joy Luck Division Finals! After a sweet game of "My Champion," our players will name …

S02.E09: One Letter Oaf

January 11th, 2021

1:06:19

After last week's Pop Culture Happy Hour match, it's only right that friend of that show Margaret H. Willison should play with us this week. She's …

S02.E08: Regrettable Television Pop Quiz

January 4th, 2021

55:12

Something's making all of us happy this week: it's guest players Linda Holmes, Glen Weldon, and Aisha Harris from NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour!

These …

S02.E07: The Graduate

December 14th, 2020

58:19

When you're lucky enough to have The Fug Girls on your show, it only makes sense that you quiz your players on iconic movie fashions. So that's exactly what we did on this week's episode when GoFugYourself.com's Heather …

S02.E06: Speaking In Tongues

December 7th, 2020

1:01:21

Recurring uses of songs in movies and TV, along with fictional languages are the main focus of the games this week. And while that content doesn't …

S02.E05: Check Your Local Listings And Your Math

November 30th, 2020

1:02:27

90s nostalgia and failed superhero movies take center stage on this week's contest! That's appropriate, given the presence of comic experts Matt Wilson, Chris Sims, and Benito Cereno from the world's most destructive …

S02.E04: Extra Special Editions

November 23rd, 2020

1:02:55

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 …

S02.E03: The Rent Is Too Damn High

November 16th, 2020

56:44

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 …

S02.E02: Marge Excitable's The A.V.-ary Club

November 9th, 2020

1:00:05

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 …

Special: The Extra Hot Great American Pop Culture Quiz Show

November 4th, 2020

1:07:39

We are delighted to welcome our friends from the Extra Hot Great podcast for a special crossover episode outside the bracket of the regular …

S02.E01: Johannes Bassoon's Songs in the Key of Westworld

November 2nd, 2020

53:39

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 …

Special: On The Podcast, With The Microphone, By The Host

October 26th, 2020

57:21

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 …

Special: Tales To Astonish

October 19th, 2020

49:08

With the first season of The Great American Pop Culture Quiz Show complete, we celebrate with our first of many theme matches — Marvel Comics and the …

S01.E13: An American Trail: We Will Go West

October 12th, 2020

57:59

After 12 matchups of pop culture knowledge display, 24 contestants eliminated, and 36 Lightning Rounds played, it all comes down to this: The Season …

S01.E12: Bad Romance

October 5th, 2020

48:00

Trivia! Playoffs! Musicals! Exclamation Points! The last round of the playoffs is here! Prior champions Joe, Monty, and Kevin duke it out, pop …

S01.E11: FarmFork Presents Faking The Band

September 28th, 2020

1:00:50

Filmed books and fictional bands abound this week on The Great American Pop Culture Quiz Show! The playoffs continue as returning victors Alex, Ilan, …

S01.E10: And Where The Hell Was I?

September 21st, 2020

48:41

The playoffs begin with Oscar acceptance speeches and mysterious locations! Returning champions Derek, Anna, and Bobby battle it out by touting all …

S01.E09: From A Different Perspective

September 14th, 2020

44:20

This week on The Great American Pop Culture Quiz Show, contestants Don, Cate, and Kevin "consider the alternative" about some favorite TV shows, …

S01.E08: Disney Minus

September 7th, 2020

52:36

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 …

S01.E07: Half & Halftones

August 31st, 2020

52:09

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 …

S01.E06: Old Man MacTavish's Confused Direction

August 24th, 2020

53:51

Valiant efforts are put forth all around as our players navigate the confused ramblings of an elderly cinephile before getting a look behind the …

S01.E05: Johannes Bassoon’s Minor Quibbles, Major Qualms

August 17th, 2020

54:29

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 …

S01.E04: The Titles Of Dr. Moreau

August 10th, 2020

52:33

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 …

S01.E03: The Vending Machine

August 3rd, 2020

57:06

A new division on the season one bracket means three new players will run the gauntlet this week on The Great American Pop Culture Quiz Show. After …

S01.E02: Marge Excitable's Periodical Table Of Elements

July 27th, 2020

46:37

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 …

S01.E01: I'd Buy That For A Dollar

July 20th, 2020

49:15

The inaugural season of The Great American Pop Culture Quiz Show kicks off with our first three official eye-of-the-tiger competitive players. Marvel …

Special: Apocalypse Chow

July 13th, 2020

48:08

For our first episode, we called on three of our friends to kick the tires here at The Great American Pop Culture Quiz Show. In this non-regulation …

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