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Best Gryphon Shafer podcasts we could find (updated July 2020)
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Updated July 2020
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The "Inside Quizzing" podcast is a weekly podcast from quizmasters Scott Peterson and Gryphon Shafer. Each week, these two will discuss quizzing topics, details about the memorization material on a typical quiz season schedule, and anything else they find interesting related to Bible quizzing.
 
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Gryphon and Scott being with a quick review of some of the Internetionals 2020 highlights, then quickly move into a short list of lingering questions and concepts. Then the dynamic duo spend the bulk of the episode discussing and debating the worst rules of Bible Quizzing, the rules with which they would like to take umbrage. As always, email quest…
 
Gryphon and Scott discuss some listener questions and listener feedback, first about the ethics of challenging. Then the dynamic duo discuss in detail some edge cases for "out of context" and the concepts and implications of context in general. And finally, Gryphon and Scott explore how quizmasters are required to rule on provided reference in both…
 
Gryphon and Scott discuss a variety of questions related to quizzing: What do you think is a good way to jump competitively in a virtual meet while still minimizing risk? What are ethical standards for quizzing and coaching in terms of challanging and protesting? Is there such a hing as being "too competitive"? And if so, what might that look like …
 
Gryphon and Scott start off with an Internetionals update. Then they proceed to answer listener questions. First, how to approach a question set that you are unfamiliar with. Second, how to adjust your jumping speed in the middle of a quiz to maximize the probability of getting a correct question. Then the dynamic duo discuss how to deal with stran…
 
Gryphon and Scott welcome back regular guest Jeremy Swingle. Gryphon provides an Internet-ionals update. Then Scott and Jeremy discuss how best to prepare for and answer reference questions. Gryphon talks about Bible Quizzing evangelism and how best to go about it. Then Scott and Jeremy talk about the differences between material years, particularl…
 
Gryphon and Scott welcome special guest Zachary Tinker, CMA Quizzing Leadership Team (CQLT) chair and quizzing leader in the Great Lake District. Zachary announces the upcoming "Internet-ionals" virtual quiz meet and answers questions about it from Scott and Gryphon. The trio then discuss several marked questions from the recent "COVIDQUIZ," the in…
 
The "Inside Quizzing" podcast is a weekly podcast from quizmasters Scott Peterson and Gryphon Shafer. Each week, these two will discuss quizzing topics, details about the memorization material on a typical quiz season schedule, and anything else they find interesting related to Bible quizzing.By Gryphon Shafer and Scott Peterson
 
Gryphon starts off the show with a bunch of news and announcements including: the upcoming virtual district meet 2, virtual quizzing outside our own PNW district, and what's next for PNW Quizzing (remainder of this season and looking into next season). Then Scott responds to the idea of a CBQZ Academy that trains and credentials officials and coach…
 
Gryphon and Scott first discuss the first ever PNW Virtual Quiz Meet, which occurred the previous weekend. They discuss the pros and cons, what worked, lessons learned, and overall thoughts. Then the dynamic duo discuss a few quizzing theories including: the meta foul area reading just the book name, and the introduction of the Theory of Cyclical D…
 
Gryphon and Scott begin with a material overview of the final chapter of this season, 2 Peter, chapter 3. Then the dynamic duo discusses several topics, including new Matthew materials availability and the upcoming PNW Virtual Quiz Meet. Gryphon and Scott discuss Virtual Quizzing rules and process. And then the two answer the critically important p…
 
Gryphon opens the show with a sad, sobering account of the current state of the COVID-19 virus and its impacts on PNW Bible Quizzing and other Bible Quizzing programs. Scott and Gryphon then discuss what they learned about "virtual quizzing" from a series of video conference quizzing tests they conducted a couple days prior with volunteers from sev…
 
Gryphon and Scott discuss and debate a series of curious and interesting questions quizmasters marked for edit during the Madras quiz meet. Gryphon makes a brief announcement about East Hills Alliance Church in Kelso. Then the dynamic duo review Hebrews chapters 10. And then Gryphon and Scott detail ideas around maintaining quizzer energy levels th…
 
Gryphon and Scott discuss the awesome meet that took place the previous weekend at Madras. They discuss the energy level, the statistics data, and how those things might be correlated. Gryphon recounts a few specific quizzes, including the Adult Quizzing League (AQL) quizzes and the meet Finals quiz. Then Scott details a series of interesting stati…
 
Gryphon and Scott quickly overview what's upcoming at District Meet 2 at Madras before jumping into a discussion about Hebrews chapter 9, including study strategies for PNW quizzers. Gryphon provides a CBQZ "version 2" update. Scott walks through several individual and team-based stategies specific to District Meet 2 and this particular time of the…
 
Gryphon and Scott announce various things and stuff related to the upcoming District Meet 2 at Madras. Gryphon announces the location for District Meet 3 (which will be at North Seattle Alliance). The dynamic duo review Hebrews chapters 7 and 8. Then Scott introduces the topic of key verses theory, or the philosophy and practice of key verses lists…
 
Gryphon and Scott recap the cool things that happened at the first regular season district meet this past weekend at EBC (Eastridge Baptist in Kent). Final statistics, meet logistics, and the premier of Adult Quizzing League. The dynamic duo then review Hebrews chapters 5 and 6 with an eye toward memorization tactics and strategies. Gryphon provide…
 
Gryphon and Scott start off by talking about what to expect at PNW's first regular season quiz meet, coming up in a few days at EBC in Kent. They then answer several listener questions from 2 different listeners, one about what the word "word" means in a rulebook context, and another about rhetorical MA questions. The dynamic duo discuss Hebrews ch…
 
Gryphon and Scott are finally back after their long summer hiatus to discuss the new Bible Quizzing season. The dynamic duo start off with a brief recap of the pre-season Scramble meet in the PNW District. They then move on to discuss the upcoming Meet 1 of the regular season, hosted at Eastridge Baptist Church in Kent, Washington. They discuss reg…
 
Gryphon and Scott welcome special guest Allen from Metro District, and the trio discuss various similarities and differences between Metro and PNW. They then discuss the "Winternationals" event, similar to GWI. And then the trio discusses ways used to recruit churches into the quizzing program. Finally, Allen offers up a "weird PNW story." Gryphon …
 
Inspired by a listener question, Gryphon and Scott discuss how best to study over the summer to prepare for the new season without risk of burn out. They then deep-dive into the differences between John and the Hebrews, 1 and 2 Peter materials. Scott talks about the statistics of each book, and Gryphon highlights some of the history around the book…
 
Gryphon and Scott recap the second portion of Internationals, the exciting and riveting Finals Championship that took place in conjunction with LIFE in Orlando. Gryphon recounts some observations of the migration from the University to the Marriott Hotel. The dynamic duo discuss a handful of quizmaster rulings that came out of Internationals and a …
 
In this, the Internationals 2019 episode of Inside Quizzing, Gryphon and Scott report on Internationals 2019 from Internationals 2019 in Orlando, Florida. (Well, Gryphon is there, at least.) The dynamic duo start off by answering a listener question about question type distribution, then they move on to all things Internationals. Gryphon poses a se…
 
Gryphon and Scott return to podcast awesomeness after a long hiatus following PNW District Championships. With less than a week before Internationals in Orlando, the dynamic duo runs through a series of interesting, curious, and sometimes perplexing questions about some esoteric areas of Bible Quizzing rules. They also talk about the upcoming Inter…
 
Gryphon and Scott finally get around to answering and responding to listener questions and comments that have been queuing up the last couple of episodes. Some great discussion is had around a particular proposed CVR, how and why it could be valid, and the implications for question-writers and quizmasters as a result. The dynamic duo then provide a…
 
Gryphon and Scott welcome guest Heather Pitman from the Canadian Midwest District to the podcast. The trio discuss three major topics, starting with more crazy rules ideas that may never get implemented but we wish would be. Then the trio discuss various sacred quizzing traditions, the things we do that aren't necessarily good or bad but we do them…
 
Gryphon and Scott welcome back to the podcast guest Jeremy Swingle of episode 18 fame. The trio initially discuss the Great West Invitational 2019, which concluded the previous weekend. They discuss the event itself, the facility, the food, the quiz rooms, the officials, the questions, the statistics, and the amazing and entertaining road trip. Aft…
 
Gryphon and Scott start off by discussing the most recent PNW District meet, just recently held in Madras, Oregon. Scott recounts the GWI qualifications, District Championship teams qualifications, and the "saying good-bye" to our 11 seniors for this season. Then the dynamic duo discuss a healthy-sized list of curious and sometimes perplexing rulin…
 
Scott and Gryphon begin by reviewing the final 2 chapters of John. Then the dynamic duo discuss the upcoming Madras, Oregon meet scheduled to begin in less than 2 weeks. There's a brief Great West update, specifically around the expanded key verse list and practice question set. Gryphon points out there's no next-season KVL yet, but it's coming. An…
 
Gryphon and Scott start off by chatting about the meet that wasn't, the Lighthouse District Meet that had to be canceled due to snow. The dynamic duo move on to review John chapters 18 and 19. Then they discuss the difficulty of quiz questions and sets across differing levels of competition. They also discuss question starts with "overlapping" mate…
 
To kick things off, Gryphon and Scott review John chapters 16 and 17 with an eye to a preparing for a competitive edge at District meets.The dynamic duo talks briefly about the upcoming District meet at Lighthouse in Puyallup. Weather conditions are expected to be non-ideal. Gryphon waxes eloquently about bylaws in general and the new PNW bylaws sp…
 
Gryphon and Scott conduct a material review of John chapters 14 and 15. Then the dynamic duo discuss a set of fascinating and awesome listener questions including: a specific question about a situation question from John 12:39-40, a request for advice about how to improve challenging and rebuttals, and what a quizzer should likely expect to experie…
 
Gryphon and Scott conduct a material review of John chapters 12 and 13. Scott summarizes some very interesting and cool statistics coming out of the most recent CMA PNW quiz meet at Dallas. Then the dynamic duo discuss a series of hypothetical rules changes ideas, some good, some very weird (but also good), that they would love to see adopted at so…
 
Gryphon and Scott are back, this time reviewing John chapters 10 and 11 in the context of how to get an edge in a mixed-skills teams. The duo recounts the experiences of the recently concluded District Meet 3. Finally, Scott and Gryphon discuss several tricky rulings and interesting questions inspired mostly from this past meet at Dallas, Oregon. A…
 
Gryphon and Scott return after a hiatus the last few weeks to discuss Bible Quizzing topics. They discuss the context rule, how it's subjective and how it needs to remain so. The duo reviews John chapters 8 and 9 and offers tips and suggestions for preparing and advancing using this material. Gryphon provides a CBQZ update about recent new features…
 
Gryphon and Scott review the second district meet, hosted back at ABC. Scott walks through a variety of interesting and encouraging statistics. The duo discuss a handful of tricky questions based on some slight variance in material between similar verses, and they discuss the so-called "quoting rule" and how quizmasters tend to rule and ought to ru…
 
Gryphon and Scott review the last district meet, hosted at EBC. Scott walks through a variety of interesting and encouraging statistics. The duo discuss the advances the PNW district is making in terms of quizzing technology, both hardware and software. Scott and Gryphon deep dive into John chapters 6 and 7. The duo then discuss the role of the int…
 
Gryphon and Scott start the show off with announcements about the upcoming first PNW District Quiz Meet starting tomorrow at Eastridge Baptist Church in Kent. The dynamic duo then do a material review of John chapters 4 and 5. Then they answer questions from emailabout expanding a couple of question types and how to clean house in CBQZ (in terms of…
 
With less than 2 weeks to go before the first official District Quiz Meet of this season, Gryphon and Scott walk through what to expect in broad terms for the upcoming meet. The dynamic duo discuss John chapter 3 in detail and cover ideas for how to prepare specifically over this chapter. They discuss the overlapping roles of the quizmaster, answer…
 
Gryphon and Scott discuss the Scramble meet from the previous Saturday, in all its glory, both the good things and lessons learned. The dynamic duo digs through John chapter 2 with an eye to things to keep in mind when memorizing and preparing. Scott talks about quizmastery things like pronunciation that can give quizzers an edge in meets. Gryphon …
 
Gryphon and Scott continue their walk through the intricacies and interesting-ness-es of situation questions. Scott discusses what "entities" are. Gryphon explains why using English grammatical or punctuation marks for identifying the start of possible situation questions is simultaneously a marginally useful proxy and unreliable for complete cover…
 
Gryphon and Scott talk through some announcements about the upcoming "Scramble" Bible Quiz meet, hosted at Alliance Bible Church in Covington Washington on Saturday, September 15. All are invited and encouraged to come and participate. Moving on, the dynamic duo discuss everything you've ever wanted to know about Situation questions (and probably a…
 
Scott walks us through an Internationals recap including some very awesome statistics, both district representative and individual. The dynamic duo talks about the upcoming new year's material a bit: John. Gryphon talks about the high-level meet schedule for the year and some things to keep in mind there. Scott and Gryphon talk about good ways to s…
 
Everything you've ever wanted to know about Internationals. Scott walks us through a wide array of Internationals-related topics including things like what to expect from jumping speeds, how the meets are different than district-level meets, and how to manage your energy level and focus during and between quizzes. Gryphon provides a CBQZ version 15…
 
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