Best Trivia podcasts we could find (Updated March 2019)
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Tim Harford and the More or Less team try to make sense of the statistics which surround us. From BBC Radio 4
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.
TED Radio Hour
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.
The stories behind the world's most recognizable and interesting sounds.
The Why Factor
The extraordinary and hidden histories behind everyday objects and actions
The Forum
Discover world history, culture and ideas with today’s leading experts.
A weekly lesson on a specific topic with some of Sydney's greatest teachers.
Every Little Thing
ARRRRR pirate peg legs really a thing? Who invented the Cha Cha Slide? How old is Winnie the Pooh? 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 Every Little Thing is produced Gimlet Media and hosted by Flora Lichtman.
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.
Good Job, Brain!
Part quiz show, part offbeat news, and all awesome. We here are nuts about trivia and pub quiz! And we are darn sure there are people out there who share our unusual obsession. Play along and laugh along as Karen, Colin, Dana, and Chris school each other on some of the weirdest and most interesting facts about our funny little world.Do you relish beating your friends at Trivial Pursuit? Do you blab out the answers at the gym when Jeopardy! is on? And don't you just loathe badly worded questi ...
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
Trivia Geeks Live!
Blazing Caribou Studios presents Trivia Geeks! The bi-monthly podcast game show that awakens your funny bone. It’s the internet’s most unpredictable game show, where anything can happen and usually does! Parental Advisory.
Radio 4 Quiz
Intelligent and challenging quiz games on BBC Radio 4. Featuring Round Britain Quiz, Counterpoint and Brain of Britain with Quiz Masters including Paul Gambaccini.
Join us as we discuss various topics ranging from Law to the Natural Sciences. High Frequency Radio is a Talk Show like none other!
Let Me Google That
Fascinating fodder to fuel your next trip down a Wikihole.
Brandon Fibbs & Kyle Sullivan each pick a starting topic on Wikipedia, crack it open, and see what hides inside. Follow where curiosity leads.
What If Series
There’s a line between possible and impossible, a wall we can’t break through or tear down. But what if we could climb to the top and take a look at the other side? What if the line between fiction and reality was just a little blurrier, and our world a little stranger? Join Jeramy, Jack, and Ryan as they look at twists on our reality and ignore the difference between what can and cannot be to ask, “What If…?”.
New episode every Thursday at 11AM PT!Be part of the show at the free video version at week Jared Petty hosts a game show where 2 contestants debate over Top 10 lists.
Damn Interesting
The audio side of Legitimately intriguing true stories from history, science, and psychology. Audiobook-like narration with sound effects and music.
Ask Me Another
Host Ophira Eisenberg and house musician Jonathan Coulton bring the lively spirit of your favorite trivia night right to your ears. Hear hilarious games, puzzles, and music, all played in front of a live audience.
The Story Behind
The Story Behind tells the extraordinary history of the ordinary. Everyday objects are more closely examined, from their ancient beginnings through the present—all within 5-10 minutes.
No Dumb Questions
A Science guy (Destin) from the deep south hashes things out with a Humanities/History guy (Matt) from the wild west.
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.
John Dickerson of Slate’s Political Gabfest revisits a moment from the American carnival of politics. Hear about the grand speeches, emergency strategies, baby kissing, and backstabbing that make each presidential cycle so fascinating.
If you've ever wondered "why", then this is the hour for you. Sometimes simple, sometimes intelligent, but almost always entertaining, probably the best hour of radio you could ever download!
Trivia Uncut
Trivia questions about all types of subjects done in a conversational and fun way. Become a supporter of this podcast:
Live, from Joe's mom's half-finished basement....listen to a parade of financial headlines, personal finance experts, creatives, and people with stories that inspire us. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, hosts Joe Saul-Sehy & OG meet at the card table and bring you guests, trivia, your letters about saving, investing, and risk management, and much more. Academy of Podcast winner for "best business podcast of the year," 2017 Plutus award winner for "best personal finance podcast," and Kipl ...
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.
MeatEater Podcast
The MeatEater Podcast with Steven Rinella covers hunting, fishing, nature, wildlife conservation, and wild foods with humor, irreverence, and plenty of unexpected viewpoints and surprising trivia. Recorded on the road from locations around the U.S., the podcast features a recurring cast of guests with their own unique areas of outdoor expertise.
Comic Geek Speak is the best podcast about comic books for fans and new readers alike. Put together by a group of life-long comic geeks, it's 4-5 hours a week of comic book history, current comic news, and a general look at the industry. In addition to all the latest in comics talk, the show also features creator interviews, listener responses, contests, and trivia, lots of trivia. So listen in and experience all the joys of a Wednesday afternoon at the comic shop, from the comfort of your o ...
Planetary Radio brings you the human adventure across our solar system and beyond. We visit each week with the scientists, engineers, leaders, advocates and astronauts who are taking us across the final frontier. Regular features raise your space IQ while they put a smile on your face. Join host Mat Kaplan and Planetary Society colleagues including Bill Nye the Science Guy, Bruce Betts, and Emily Lakdawalla as they dive deep into the latest space news. The monthly Space Policy Edition takes ...
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After Credits Cast
Aaron and Ryan get together every week to discuss movies ranging from Marvel to Space Jam to The Room. We talk about the movie stats, a goofy summary, reviews upon release, fun trivia, and (for a series of films) give them a ranking to see what the best of that series is. Join us every week and feel free to contribute with comments, questions, and feedback for your favorite movies.
An unholy amalgam of politics, historical anecdotes, cocktail recipes, performances by talented people, and interviews with people who are doing interesting things with their lives.
Troubled Waters
Troubled Waters is the pop culture quiz show where comedians disagree to disagree. Twice a month, Dave will stoke pointless arguments between two teams of comedians and make them compete against each other in order to settle their meaningless debates once and for all. Winner takes home the right to be right.
Facts Machine
Three NYC-based trivia hosts abandon the bar and gather around a mic. Story-telling, pub-style trivia quizzes, and an absurd amount of puns ensue.
From wars and crimes to literature and politics, join us as we do trivia and discuss all sorts of interesting topics from history.
The Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society Podcast revisits the great horror and suspense shows from the golden age of radio, including tales from Suspense, Lights Out Everybody, The Witch’s Tale, The Shadow, and more. Each episode features a classic, or maybe-not-so classic story from the scary old-time radio vault, complete with historical notes and nerdy trivia. At the end of each podcast, your hosts, Tim, Joshua and Eric discuss the merits of the story and decide whether or not it stands ...
Animation podcast featuring interviews, tutorials and news-of-the-week reaction discussions with animators Stephen Brooks & Rob Yulfo.
Broadcasting from Atlanta, This Epic Disaster is a weekly comedy podcast about the epic disasters in all of our lives, from bad relationships to crappy jobs to just plain old poor life choices. But it’s also about friendship, good beer, and making the best of whatever your day to day existence might throw at you. Hosted by long-time podcasters Cheri Brown and Rick Baldwin, TED features stories, interviews, games, trivia, chat, and valuable information you can use when the things in your life ...
Quiz and Hers
The trivia podcast where we test each other's knowledge, and the strength of our relationship.
Rewatching the Entire Highlander Universe! Each week, the Rewatchers explore a new episode of the Highlander TV series, bringing you trivia, laughs, and an in depth look at the Highlander mythos. If you have any questions or comments about the episodes, you can join the conversation by liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter @TheRewatchers, or emailing us directly at
Discussing all things Star Wars Related! From A New Hope to the Last Jedi and Beyond we love talking Star Wars. WE debate Star Wars, have Star Wars trivia, and discuss all the latest news and rumors which mostly consist or WHO IS SNOKE and Luke's Lightsaber! The Knights of Ren are Clones of Luke... or they're dark side worshipers... it doesn't matter because it's fun talking the wars!Email Us: rebelscumbags@gmail.comCheck Out Our T-Shirts! Check out our T-Shirts! ...
Films on Trial
Do you like films? Do you like debating whether a film is a cinematic triumph, or if it’s a big hot mess? Well, we’ve got a brand new podcast for you. We aim to settle those raging debates once and for all, as we put Films on TrialWe’re five lads from Liverpool and each week we will act as judge, prosecution, defence and witness, as we recreate a courtroom scenario, and decide whether a much loved (or hated) film should end up on the Hit List or not. There are also regular sections on news, ...
Man vs. Movies
Man vs. Movies is a movie review program originally airing on community radio in Melbourne, Australia. Join host James Josipovic as he reviews all the latest films, discusses classic and cult favourites, as well as fun movie trivia and film related music.
Whoever you are, wherever you are, I can promise you this, there's a horror movie out there that's JUST for you -- And we're gonna help you find it on Horror 101. This is a horror podcast out of Windsor, Ontario where we focus on some of the greatest titles that you may have missed over the last few decades. Our show is laced with great soundtrack music, audio clips from scenes that we discuss, interesting production trivia and much, much more. Join Cash and his cohorts as they celebrate the ...
Marvel Noise
Home of the Marvel Noise Podcast
Verbal Ham Radio
A everyday average normal guy perspective on music, sports, comedy, movies, video games, trivia, parody elements and just hope you laugh.
Super Co-op Squad is a weekly talk show all about discussing gaming, comics and the movies and TV's show that spawn from them with unique perspective, from the minds of three very different gamers. Johnnie, Garrett & Joshua are a crew of 3 friends who love chopping it up about games and all the media they love and thought, "Hey, we do this all the time anyway so lets do it in a podcast!". Join the Super Co-op Squad as they talk about current gaming trends, upcoming titles, movies & more, and ...
Geek Wars
A Geek Trivia Game Show Podcast where contestants compete to prove to the world that they are the greatest geek of all. Hosted by @DM_Mitch. Follow us at @GeekWarsPod. A Proud part of the Block Party Podcast Network
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Brock interviews our own Andrew Fantasia at Toronto Comic Con about his new Sci Fi novel SIDESCROLLER at Toronto Comic Con!Support us on Patreon! this video and help spread the word!Subscribe: on iTunes: ...…
Trivia Geeks Live! brings you a new episode, simply titled “Valentine’s Massacre” you’re welcome. This week, Imran Javed hosts the game tonight with one podcaster that broke his leg sword fighting with cat toys, and the other that actually LIKES working with his father-in-law! Wow! Trivia Geeks welcomes Chris from Play Comic Podcast and Derek f ...…
In Ireland, #StPatricksDay was just a minor religious holiday for centuries — and not one that involved drinking. Then Americans appropriated it in the 1960s and now we have the #shamrockshake. This podcast is sponsored by Brandless
SPONSORED BY: HELLOFRESH For $80 off your first month of HelloFresh, go to and enter ndq80. Discuss this episode here STUFF IN THIS EPISODE: Tarzan - You’ll Be In My Heart by Phil Collins Spiderman - “Go Get ‘em, Tiger” Alita Battle Angel Trailer Man in the High Castle Trailer Smarter Every Day - The Future of War, ...…
Greg Fitzsimmons, Jake Weisman, Emily Heller and Matt Ingebretson join host, Dave Holmes to decide once and for all, do you have to wear green on St. Patrick's Day? Team Green Emily Heller and Greg Fitzsimmons Team Not Green Jake Weisman and Matt Ingebretson This week, our contestants argue over whether or not a mummy's head should be returned ...…
Today we compare the live action Batman V Superman with its animated counterpart. You might say we expose Warner Bros' Kryptonite here. =============================== You can find us on: Patreon: YouTube: Pippa: iTunes: ...…
Comedian and actor Aparna Nancherla dishes about interning at NPR, transforming her struggles with mental health into comedy, and working at a soul-crushing office job. Then, the Corporate star joins Jonathan Coulton and Ophira Eisenberg for a round of Fact Bag.
Is #MercuryRetrograde a thing or do we just want to believe it's a thing? This podcast is sponsored by Brandless
Why do many of us hate, even fear math? Why are we convinced we're bad at it? This hour, TED speakers explore the myths we tell ourselves and how changing our approach can unlock the beauty of math. Guests include budgeting specialist Phylecia Jones, mathematician and educator Dan Finkel, math teacher Eddie Woo, educator Masha Gershman, and rad ...…
Kevin Coello joins Greg to argue the best moments from Kevin Smith's View Askewniverse!
All bias aside, all three of us LOVE both Marvel & DC shows, movies, games, and comics. Without question, we all agree this film is a range of problematic to outright horrible. Feel free to disagree, but wait until you see our companion piece tomorrow. It's not that it isn't as good as Marvel, but that this isn't as good as DC has been or can b ...…
Three birthdays and an indie hodgepodge! Adam Levine of Maroon 5 fame, John Sebastian of Lovin’ Spoonful fame, and Irene Cara of Fame…fame. (73 minutes) Featuring Title Artist Length Artwork Album Original Artist Versions Buy Dancing in the Dark Wilder Adkins 4:12 Dancing in the Dark/I'm Goin' Down Bruce Springsteen 25 Amazon Can’t Find My Way ...…
Tove Jansson was a Finnish-Swedish author and illustrator best known for her children’s books about the Moomins. These white, hippo-like characters live in the imaginary world of Moominvalley where they subtly challenge social norms and utter philosophical statements such as "I knew nothing, but I believed a lot." While the Moomins brought Jans ...…
Brock & James talk #rebelsremembered, galaxy's edge and more!Support us on Patreon! this video and help spread the word!Subscribe: on iTunes: out our T-Shirts! http://shrsl ...…
Welcome to the FOUNDATION! On This Episode of the Foundation, Host Sot El Will Discuss the REQUIRED Mindstate of a Private Trustee. As We Transition to the Private, there are Principles that MUST be Acknowledged in order to Maximize the Execution of the Contract. From Dealing with Public Agents to How to Title Property, We Will Be Discussing th ...…
This episode of Whistlestop travels to March 4, 2019 when Senator Rand Paul quoted from Montesquieu on Twitter: “When the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person or in the same body of magistrates, there can be no liberty.” A statement that helped guide the founders towards a valuable separation of power. Whistlestop is S ...…
This episode of Whistlestop travels to March 4, 2019 when Senator Rand Paul quoted from Montesquieu on Twitter: “When the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person or in the same body of magistrates, there can be no liberty.” A statement that helped guide the founders towards a valuable separation of power. Whistlestop is S ...…
The last few days have seen developments that will shape the space exploration plans of Canada and the USA. The Planetary Society’s Kate Howells is a member of Canada’s Space Advisory Board. She reviews the nation’s new space policy. Planetary Society Chief Advocate Casey Dreier takes us through highlights of the just-released NASA budget propo ...…
Lindy Lee is one of Australia’s most respected contemporary artists, with a career spanning three decades in Australia and internationally. As a first generation Chinese Australian Lindy Lee has always felt ambivalent about where she belonged. Take a listen how her life has influenced her art with Elizabeth Ann Macgregor, Director of the Museum ...…
Tammy Baldwin is the Junior US Senator from Wisconsin & was the first openly gay woman to be elected to Congress. She joins Jonathan to talk about her involvement in American politics, being the first openly gay Senator, the power of representation in government, how to have an active role in local, state, & federal government, and more. Find S ...…
Aviator of the USAF. Warrior of the Kree. Dominator of the box office! Carol Danvers, alias Captain Marvel, has finally come into her own, and in this episode we offer our cosmic-powered critique of her motion picture debut. Brace yourself for SPOILERS! (1:31:08)
We’re listening to “The Lottery,” an adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s famous tale of a village’s distinctive annual tradition presented by NBC Presents: Short Story. In this classic parable, all the families in town gather together to draw lots as part of a time-honored celebration to guarantee a bountiful harvest. Which family will draw the pap ...…
This week we bring you an animation news episode and there's a lot to talk about! Hulu is bringing a new kind of ragtag group of Marvel heroes together with a series of... series... and they're animated (of course). We also talk about how movies like Hotel Transylvania can go for 4 sequels (and Puss in Boots gets a sequel after 10 years) and wh ...…
Video games! Tabletop games! IRL role-play gaming! The ... lottery? Dr. Jane McGonigal is a video game developer, TED speaker, bestselling author and total badass with a deep knowledge of how games -- and especially video games -- can motivate, soothe and connect us. We talk about everything from Monopoly to dance offs, Fortnite, vintage Atari, ...…
In this chapter, we learn the origins of Colin's titular search for vengeance, as a bout of binge drinking and Dahlia (a prostitute with a heart of gold), trigger gruesome memories of ancient Romans crucifying his wife. When Colin discovers that the Roman leader, Marcus Octavius, now rules New York from a golden tower over Central Park, he team ...…
For those who don't know, 3D Hubs help engineers worldwide to cost-effectively source custom parts. Upload your parts to their online platform to get an instant quote and send your parts into production in less than five minutes. Their main manufacturing technologies are 3D printing, CNC machining, and Injection Molding.We were lucky enough to ...…
We want to say thank you to everyone who listened to the first series of Wikisurfer. We are already hard at work writing episodes for series two, but before we record anything, we first wanted to hear from you. We just posted a survey on our website ( Please take just a few minutes to share some of your thoughts about ...…
In this episode, Justin musters six questions about invasions, and lays siege to Hallie in an attempt to become Season 3 champion! We also do battle over English history, sci-fi TV, and pro wrestling. Theme music: "Thinking it Over" by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY 2.0 E-Mail: Facebook: ...…
The ocean; not just the majority of our planet’s surface, but the evolutionary cradle of all life. There’s something alluring about it, even with all its dangers. Everyone remembers days spend spent poolside in the summer, or their first trip to the beach. Some flat-out live for the sea, spending more time on a ship than on the shore. What is i ...…
Episode 64: It's "St. Patrick's Day" Week and we get our Irish on by discussing St. Patrick's Day and Irish etiquette. We crack open our HUGE sack of listener mail and then discuss 18 of the best Irish movies you can watch for your celebration. Rick decides to try out CBD hemp oil and throws out an interesting idea for a future show. Our Live B ...…
While spoons, knives, and chopsticks have been commonplace for centuries, forks didn’t make it to most silverware drawers until the mid-1800s. What took so long? ELT investigates. Guest: Darra Goldstein, food historian, cookbook writer, and founding editor of Gastronomica, Thanks to caller Nicole.
Tom Sutcliffe hosts the teams from the North of England and the Midlands
We are told obesity is on the rise - globally. But if you think about it, how often do you see an obese chief executive, or tech entrepreneur, or politician even? Especially a female one. Perhaps the reason is because society discriminates against fat people.In this Why Factor we explore why it is OK to be anti-fat, where that attitude comes fr ...…
Barbie turns 60 this month! Since her debut in 1959 she's had many looks, careers, and amassed quite an impressive collection of friends and extended family. This podcast is sponsored by Brandless
Steven Rinella talks with his big brother Matt Rinella, along with Matt Drost, Ron Boehme, Mark Kenyon, and Janis Putelis. Subjects Discussed: Latvian hellos; beach access and the end of summer; deer season in review; elite deer hunters; summing up Michigan in a single word; Uncle Ted and Uncle Bobby; drinking frozen Boone’s Farm; detaining bea ...…
Movie trailers have undergone a huge evolution. They’ve gone from those cheesy voice-of-God narrators in the ‘80s and ‘90s, to boojes and bwaas. Professor James Deaville delivers the history of trailers, and Youtuber Craven Moorhaus offers a hilarious takedown of the sounds and dialogue that are common in the modern trailer style. After you hea ...…
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Trivia Geeks Live! brings you your new Bi-monthly episode OVERTIME Another fine installment of Overtime! Kari and Brandon deliver you a special Overtime every other week for your listening pleasure. No guests, just Brandon and Kari going head-to-head battling to outwit the other in our new segment called: Overtime. Thanks to all those behind th ...…
Are women really less likely than men to be hired for jobs in tech just because of their sex? A study claims that sexism in the recruitment process is holding women back from entering the tech sector. But the study is not all it seems. There are much better statistics that can help explain why fewer women than men work in tech in the USA and le ...…
This week the gang put Where Eagles Dare on trial. Is it daring? Or not worth sharing? In the news, the gang talk about... Plus in this week’s Film Feels we discuss our Favourite hell raisers. Also, this week’s quiz is all about... All of that plus a Caption Contest, musical instruments, sound effects, impressions and banter. www.filmsontrial.c ...…
Get your sunblock ready, because it's about to get HOT with All-Star Superman! ============================ You can find us on: Patreon: YouTube: Pippa: iTunes: Google Play: Sti ...…
Natasha Lyonne walks us through her NYC survival kit. Then we quiz the actor, who grew up in Herman Melville's house, on other famous authors' homes. This episode originally aired September 23, 2016.
We #springforward this weekend for Daylight Saving Time, but why? And does it actually help? This podcast is sponsored by Brandless
Original broadcast date: August 25, 2017. How much of who we are is biology? How much is learned? And how much can we change? This hour, TED speakers on how genes and experience collaborate — and compete — to make us who we are. TED speakers include neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky, epigeneticist Moshe Szyf, pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris, and ...…
O Captains! our Captains! This episode is fun! Fuel your excitement for the Captain Marvel movie by learning a little more about how three inheritors of the mantle of Mar-Vell first ascended to the official rank of 'Captain,' as seen in three key Marvel back issues: Monica Rambeau (Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16), Genis-Vell (Captain Marvel [199 ...…
Get your first refill pack free at your 30-day trial at or text KF to 500-500.Gary Whitta shows up to argue with Greg about the best fast food restaurants in the world!
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