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Best Trivia podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
Best Trivia podcasts we could find
Updated February 2020
Updated February 2020
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The extraordinary and hidden histories behind everyday objects and actions
A lovingly crafted podcast that reveals the stories behind the world's most recognizable and interesting sounds.
If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.
Tim Harford and the More or Less team try to make sense of the statistics which surround us. From BBC Radio 4
Decoder Ring is the show about cracking cultural mysteries. In each episode, host Willa Paskin takes a cultural question, object, or habit; examines its history; and tries to figure out what it means and why it matters.
Everyone needs a little help being a human. From sleep to saving money to parenting and more, we talk to the experts to get the best advice out there. Life Kit is here to help you get it together.
Who invented pants? How did ‘pink for girls’ and ‘blue for boys’ happen? What do dogs say when they bark? ELT is here to answer your burning questions. If you have a question that needs answering, call the ELT Help Line at 833-RING-ELT or send an audio message to firstname.lastname@example.org. Every Little Thing is produced by Gimlet Media and hosted by Flora Lichtman.
Forgotten stories from the pages of history. Join us for surprising and curious tales from the past and challenge yourself with our lateral thinking puzzles.
A weekly exploration of all the things Jonathan Van Ness (Queer Eye, Gay of Thrones) is curious about. Come on a journey with Jonathan and experts in their respective fields as they get curious about anything and everything under the sun.
Guy Raz explores the emotions, insights, and discoveries that make us human. The TED Radio Hour is a narrative journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, and new ways to think and create.
Will and Mango have lots of questions. Will we ever live without sleep? How do rats keep outsmarting humans? Where are the sunniest tax havens to hide your money? Join these Part-Time Geniuses as they dive into ridiculous topics... and discover some pretty smart stuff along the way.
Most people have no idea what's hiding behind their favorite things. We dig deep into everything from charities to the Founding Fathers to the Bible, and turn up disturbing stories and salacious details. From the Space Race to the Wizard of Oz, there might just be a dark side to everything. The Dark Side Of is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.
The Moncrieff team take a closer look at the everyday items that changed our world.
A weekly twenty question trivia quiz podcast.
A science guy from the deep south (Destin) and a humanities guy from the wild west (Matt Whitman) discuss deep questions with varying levels of maturity.
A weekly podcast for knowledge about anything and everything. From North Korea to Nicolas Cage, Tim and Tom leave no stone unturned in their humble quest to make the world a more informed place. Put away the encyclopedia four-eyes because this may just be the last resource you'll ever need. Wikipedia, consider yourselves on warning.
If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but always entertaining.JamesO'Brien on LBC (http://www.lbc.co.uk/james-obrien-3537)
What if Dear Abby was an investigative reporter? Each week on How To!, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charles Duhigg ("The Power of Habit") takes on listeners’ toughest problems and, with the help of experts, finds the answers to questions you’ve always wanted to ask, but couldn’t. Until now.
Intelligent and challenging quiz games on BBC Radio 4. Featuring Round Britain Quiz, Counterpoint and Brain of Britain with Quiz Masters including Paul Gambaccini.
The team at the wildly popular TodayIFoundOut YouTube channel discuss a variety of fascinating topics to help you feed your brain.
The Symbolic World looks at symbolism in all its forms, from its source in sacred stories and images to contemporary culture and ultimately how it shapes the very world we encounter.
Interested in science, technology, machinery, engineering and the history behind everyday things? Want a fast and fun way to get your kids interested in STEM? Look no further! We break down a weekly engineering topic in a way that everyone can understand and enjoy.Twitter: @UnproEngInstagram: Unprofessional_EngineeringFacebook: UnprofessionalEngineering
Twice a month, host J. Keith van Straaten and co-host Helen Hong bring together the smartest celebrities they know and make them look dumb...and then smart again! Recorded before a live audience in downtown Los Angeles, this game show features comedians, actors and musicians answering arcane questions on topics they claim to be experts in. But don't worry, if they slip up, there are real experts on hand to give us the facts! If you're in the Los Angeles area and would like to be in the audie ...
It really is all true! Stories about stuff that you never needed to know, but your life would be incomplete without. They serve no real purpose other than to entertain. If you're the curious type and have a few minutes to spare, then spend some of it listening to this ever-growing collection of stories. Great for those that are looking for a little bit of trivia in their lives.
Trivial Warfare Blitz is a fast paced trivia game from the folks who brought you the original Trivial Warfare. Each Blitz episode features 3 players competing with each other to answer the most rapid fire questions and claim trivial superiority.
Quiz Quiz Bang Bang is a weekly pub trivia practice podcast. For three weeks out of the month it is straight questions and answers as read by the hosts Annie and David Flora. Once a month we invite friends to join us for a live game of quiz bang trivia to add the humor, thought processes and fun. The show’s format is 4 rounds of 4 questions each with a quick-fire Bang Bang Round after Round 2. After Round 4, a final Big Bang round caps off the show with 3 questions, the answers of which are ...
Fascinating fodder to fuel your next trip down a Wikihole.
Smash Boom Best is a debate show for kids and families from the makers of the award-winning podcast, Brains On. Every episode takes two cool things, smashes them together and let's you decide which is best. Cats versus Dogs. Pizza versus Tacos. Super Speed versus Super Strength. Who will be crowned the Smash Boom Best? Our debaters use facts and passion to make their case...teaching listeners how to defend their own opinions along the way. Produced By American Public Media. @smashboombest
Hosted by Kai Ryssdal and Molly Wood, “Make Me Smart with Kai & Molly” is a weekly podcast about the economy, technology and culture. In a time when the world is moving faster than ever, this podcast is where we unpack complex topics, together. Because none of us is as smart as all of us.
Emma has a LOT on her mind. Good thing she has a podcast to talk about it all. Appropriately named, anything really does go on this podcast. Thoughts, conversations, and advice on topics from relationships and dealing with failure, to the trials and tribulations of being a cat mom, and ridiculous stories with friends we can all relate to. It’s raw, intimate, and nothing is off limits (seriously, Anything Goes) . It may be serious, it’ll mostly be funny, and it’ll always be entertaining. New ...
The Important Thing with Michael (“Rands”) Lopp and Lyle Troxell. Let’s spend a few minutes of your life listening and learning about an Important Thing.
The Good News Podcast is your daily reminder that not all news is bad, produced by Colleen and Neil. 👁
Trivial Warfare is the podcast that takes the pub quiz out of the pub and brings it home to you. Trivial Warfare is a weekly game shared by people all over the world that features all the same banter, jokes and fun that you share with your friends at your local quiz nights. TW is your gateway to a larger world of trivia and your invitation into an awesome community of people who love trivia games just as much as you do. Give the show a try and have fun with Jonathan, Chris, Carmela and Ben a ...
A weekly lesson on a specific topic with some of Sydney's greatest teachers.
Children are full of curiosity and questions about the world. Each Friday, join Molly Oldfield, the very first question writer (or QI Elf) on the BBC TV show QI and author of three books as she answers questions - often with the help of experts - sent into the show by children around the world. If you're a kid with questions you want answered or if you want to learn interesting facts about life on earth, this is the podcast for you.
Triviality is a weekly pub trivia style game show where a lack of seriousness meets a little bit of knowledge. Join our hosts every Tuesday to play along with our fast-paced game or simply enjoy the clash of intellect and personalities. This is TRIVIALITY. Hosted by: Ken, Matt, Neal, and Jeff.
Each week, Melissa Kirsch & Alice Bradley of Lifehacker bring in all-star guests to tackle the stuff that matters—like how to be happy, how to buy a TV, how to be less bad with money and how to tell if you’re dating a psychopath. Look, you're doing great, but quite frankly we think you can be a little better. All your friends do too. It's time for The Upgrade.
A fortnightly podcast that explains things in the news to help you appear smarter, to an audience that knows no less ;-). Basically, we take topics and attempt to deconstruct them - using generous pilfering from Wikipedia, a bit of humour (that's a flexible usage of the word), Wodehouse quotes and more. Occasionally, we invite guests who know better than us (not a high bar) to discuss fun careers and stuff.Hosted by three pun-loving madcaps who think Malad is the best thing since Android: Ch ...
Volcanoes. Trees. Drunk butterflies. Mars missions. Slug sex. Death. Beauty standards. Anxiety busters. Beer science. Bee drama. Take away a pocket full of science knowledge and charming, bizarre stories about what fuels these professional -ologists' obsessions. Humorist and science correspondent Alie Ward asks smart people stupid questions and the answers might change your life.
Max Meiners hosts this special Nintendo themed bonus game. Dave Fischer and Ryan Chodora take on Ken and Jeff in this 8-bit episode. Jeff jumps over some barrels and Ken unearths the Master Sword. 3, 2, 1... fight! Thank you to our Patrons for making all bonus episodes possible! https://www.trivialitypodcast.com/the-cream-of-the-crop/ Support us Di…
Celebrating fifteen years of PodQuiz, this week's rounds are Music (Backbeat), the Number Fifteen, Directorial Debuts (Quickfire), and the Natural World. The music is The Pendulum Swings's (It Must Be) Somebody's Birthday.By James Carter
Are you ready to answer some fun trivia questions? We have another episode out with a nice variety of questions. Do you know how to answer the following questions: There are 11 countries in the world that start with the letter A. Only 2 of them don't end in A. Name 1 of them? Betelgeuse is one of the brightest stars in which constellation? Who is k…
This weeks show features an outstanding team performance that is sure to impress you. We're joined in studio by Justin and Emily Wentz! They go up against the team of Joe Magee and Carmela Smith with Jonathan hosting. Enjoy! SPONSOR - www.audible.com/twaBy Oakes Media Group
Dipping into the archive for stories on the art of prediction and wood burner pollutionBy BBC Radio 4
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Katie and Neil discuss a new exhibit at the DuSable Museum in Chicago.By The Good News Podcast
Today we’re answering three questions about LONG things! One’s about long hair, the next about long necks and the last about long breaths! Our first question comes from Sophie, she would like to know: how long would it take for my hair to be like Rapunzel? Hear from top hairdresser Lino Carbosiero MBE about how long it would take as well as some ti…
You might be wondering how to prevent coronavirus and protect your family if the virus continues to spread. Nancy Messonnier from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shares five things you can do to prepare. One takeaway: wash your hands often with soap and water.By NPR
We're hard at work on new episodes of the TED Radio Hour, which will start rolling out in March. In the meantime, new host Manoush Zomorodi shares some of her favorite episodes of the show. This episode originally aired on May 10, 2019. Our greatest breakthroughs and triumphs have one thing in common: creativity. But how do you ignite it? And how d…
Today Josh and Chuck sit down and detail the complicated life of the late, great Sammy Davis Jr. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio
This week, Emma takes on the tricky topic of relationships. She gets into some of her past relationships, and how to deal with tough breakups and heartbreak. Plus, why you should consider being friends first, the importance of having time to yourself, and why having different views than your significant other isn’t a bad thing. Plus, she answers qu…
Emilie du Chatelet was esteemed in 18th-century France as a brilliant physicist, mathematician, thinker and linguist whose pioneering ideas and formidable translations were known all across Europe. And yet, after her death in childbirth in her mid-40s she was nearly forgotten, and if she was remembered at all, then as a companion and collaborator o…
John Liu, Noah Lubowsky, and Peter Olexa enter the Blitz arena this week to face off in the second game of Wave 10. Only one will survive and move on to the Wave 10 championship. Listen in to find out who it will be!By Oakes Media Group
Want to start a new habit? Think small. That's the counterintuitive idea in BJ Fogg's book, Tiny Habits. Fogg explains that making small behavior changes requires just a little motivation and lots of celebrating — and can lead to big change.By NPR
Another installment of Wiki Woman! Here is a link to Esther Duflo's TED Talk:https://www.ted.com/talks/esther_duflo_social_experiments_to_fight_poverty?language=enBy The Good News Podcast
Get ready for some Hawaiian folklore, people. Today we discuss the Night Marchers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio
CONTENT WARNING: This conversation contains details about scenes that emergency first responders encounter which include car accidents, suicide, house fires, and bushfires. Fiona Macken is a volunteer Firefighter with the Country Fire Authority and 3rd Lieutenant of the Diamond Creek Fire Brigade. In 2009 she was deployed during the Black Saturday …
You might see a word or phrase suddenly pop up over and over again in the news, or in your office, that you find incredibly annoying. What’s the origin of these words, are they new or in fact quite old? Take a listen to this week’s lesson with the ABC’s language expert Tiger Webb.
… it’s bad. There are now 80,000 cases of COVID-19 worldwide, including new diagnoses in Italy, Iran and South Korea. This news has sent American markets plummeting, and prompted the CDC to warn of an outbreak Tuesday morning, but the World Health Organization isn’t declaring a pandemic yet. Here to talk with us about pandemics past and their econo…
One of the best college resume builders out there, Formula SAE gives university students the chance to put their knowledge to the test by manufacturing a formula-style race car that is judged on various criteria. We take a look at the process that goes into building a successful Formula SAE program, the manufacturing process, competition, and rules…
“Everyone procrastinates, but not everyone is a procrastinator,” quoth Dr. Joe Ferrari, a charming, hilarious expert on the subject. The research psychologist, author and DePaul University professor sits down for a truly delightful exploration of why we procrastinate, how prevalent it is, when it becomes harmful, some myths about procrastination, w…
Indigo is a color with a rich past. Learn all about it today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio
Anthony is that rarest of things in American politics—a swing voter who is up for grabs in 2020. Caught between his Republican voting history and his current dislike of President Trump, Anthony is now registered as an Independent. But does he follow his head or his heart? In this episode of How To!, we bring in veteran political advisors David Axel…
Cruiserweight Champion Anne Barry hosts this excellent game with a mystery theme. Universal Champion Cheyenne Fletcher teams up with Neal to take on Ken and Jeff. Ken gets a cut on his back and someone tries to milk Jeff. Which team will have what it takes? Questionable Company https://m.facebook.com/Questionable1company Come see us at TriviaCon! h…
When someone comes to you for advice, where do you start? This very meta episode of Life Kit explores how to give good advice to the people you care about. Hint: it's not always about fixing someone's problems.By NPR
Beer Trivia with Goose Island Everyone knows that trivia and beer go together but what about trivia about beer? We are fortunate to have two brewers from Goose Island, Tim Faith and Jon Naghski, join us on this beer themed episode. This episode was written by Tim and will test the depths of your beer knowledge. Are you able to answer questions like…
Simon Tierney joins Sean for this week's 'Stuff That Changed The World' today he featured scissors.
The contest of lateral thinking with Tom Sutcliffe and panellists from Wales and ScotlandBy BBC Radio 4
Katie and Neil discuss Jimmy Carter's most recent batch of solar panels.By The Good News Podcast
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From Bonnie and Clyde to more modern iterations, the past century has seen a plethora of corrupt duos—pulling off stunts that range from stupid to lethal. For some lovers, the slogan “us against the world" gets taken to a whole new level.By Parcast Network
In the 1870s, new farmsteads on the American plains were beset by enormous swarms of grasshoppers sweeping eastward from the Rocky Mountains. The insects were a disaster for vulnerable farmers, attacking in enormous numbers and devouring everything before them. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll describe the grasshopper pla…
Calling all insomniacs, tossers, turners, blanket hogs, disco nappers and snooze button pushers! This week we are talking to the experts about how to get a good night's sleep. And our advice goes way beyond putting your devices away before bed. Have an idea for a future episode? Call us at 347-687-8109 and leave a voicemail, or write to us at upgra…
In our 34th episode, we discuss the value created by Executive Assistants, explain what a Chief of Staff does, how to build teams, why calendars are hard, and why Lopp keeps rewriting the book.
There have been several stoic philosophers like Seneca the Younger, Marcus Aurelius & Epictetus (Jiggles) who have influenced the school of Hellenistic philosophy. What is stoicism you may ask? How does one become a stoic? Do we suffer more often in imagination than in reality? To put your curiosity out of misery, Naren, Chuck & Tony explain the ph…
Milk, milk, milk, it's all anyone can talk about anymore. But between cow's milk, almond milk, soy milk, rice milk, oat milk, and more how can you choose? I'll tell you how, by listening to this episode entitled simply "Milk." Also a frank and honestly overdue talk about Werther's Originals. Lastly we solve a problem involving mistaken identity in …
On the last Sunday of every month, Parcast Rewind replays a classic episode of The Dark Side Of that you might have missed! Once envisioned as a Christian utopia, the land of Hollywood quickly evolved into a place of crime and debauchery. When the film industry infiltrated the quiet community in the early 1900s, it brought with it a world of chaos …
Artificial Intelligence – or AI for short – is often depicted in films in the shape of helpful droids, all-knowing computers or even malevolent ‘death bots’. In real life, we’re making leaps and bounds in this technology’s capabilities with satnavs, and voice assistants like Alexa and Siri making frequent appearances in our daily lives. So, should …
In 1925, the parents and sisters of 9-year-old Evelyn Castle were killed after their car collided with a train. What came next for Evelyn was totally unexpected. It's a story that is both heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time. Also learn about the origins of the term blockbuster, the theft of 55 right-footed shoes, a woman who refused to be …
The fear of cults in the 1970s drove Americans to look the other way on kidnappings, abuse and torture of cult members by deprogrammers – but did it even work? Find out in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisersBy iHeartRadio