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Episode 1159 - Requiem for a skyline - Can you digit? - Interviewing the interviewer - James k. polk - Storm

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Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 1159, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet.

Round 1. Category: Requiem For A Skyline

  • 1: In November of 1972, the Kingdome was dedicated in this West Coast city. In March 2000, the Kingdome was demolished in this West Coast city.
  • Seattle.
  • 2: In 1978, New Jersey's Marlborough-Blenheim Hotel got checked out to make way for a casino in this city.
  • Atlantic City.
  • 3: Northwestern University's old Prentice Women's Hospital, an example of Brutalist architecture, was demoed in 2013-2014 in this big city.
  • Chicago.
  • 4: Sunset Boulevard isn't the same since the bulldozer came for the home and playground of many movie stars called the Garden of this.
  • the Garden of Allah.
  • 5: Demolished in 1999, the Jorba Labs near Madrid was often called this general 6-letter term for a sacred building in China.
  • a pagoda.

Round 2. Category: Can You Digit?

  • 1: John Stossel, a co-anchor of this ABC News show, overcame stuttering and has won 19 Emmys.
  • 20/20.
  • 2: Number of stories on each of the 1,483-foot-high Petronas towers, or of keys on a standard piano keyboard.
  • 88.
  • 3: For the records, translate these 2 Roman numerals, XLV and LXXVIII.
  • 45 and 78.
  • 4: Tennyson's "Valley of Death" chargers minus the total number of U.S. senators.
  • 500.
  • 5: In print journalism this number is traditionally used to mark the end of a piece of copy.
  • 30.

Round 3. Category: Interviewing The Interviewer

  • 1: About his famous interviews with Richard Nixon, he said he felt empathy, not sympathy, for Nixon.
  • David Frost.
  • 2: In February 2011 he sat down for a somewhat grumpy interview with his replacement, Piers Morgan.
  • Larry King.
  • 3: (Hi. I'm Anderson Cooper.) Hosting a 2009 special on the Time 100, I got to interview Barbara Walters and her co-hosts on this show about their influence.
  • The View.
  • 4: This late "Meet the Press" host told the N.Y. Times he sometimes felt like shaking his guests and saying, "Answer the question".
  • (Tim) Russert.
  • 5: In 2005 Mike Wallace got the treatment he'd often dished out--from this "Fox News Sunday" interviewer.
  • Chris Wallace (his son).

Round 4. Category: James K. Polk

  • 1: Mrs. Polk banned this in the White House so you couldn't have waltzed into James' office.
  • dancing.
  • 2: Polk's was the first inauguration reported via this communications device; Morse was at the key.
  • the telegraph.
  • 3: While Speaker of the House Polk was called this president's lackey and nicknamed "Young Hickory".
  • Andrew Jackson.
  • 4: During Polk's term of office the border of the United States was extended west to this natural boundary.
  • the Pacific Ocean.
  • 5: In 1845 Polk reaffirmed this president's "Doctrine" against European colonization of America.
  • the Monroe Doctrine.

Round 5. Category: Storm

  • 1: Hurricane Camille leaves only one operational shrimping boat in Bayou La Batre in this 1994 Oscar winner.
  • Forrest Gump.
  • 2: This 2000 film was based on Sebastian Junger's bestseller about a hurricane that meets a cold front.
  • The Perfect Storm.
  • 3: Bogey and Bacall's final film together was this one that saw them waiting out a storm in Florida.
  • Key Largo.
  • 4: The probe used to investigate tornados in this film is aptly named Dorothy.
  • Twister.
  • 5: In this cool 2004 film, climatologist Dennis Quaid is right and much of the U.S. evacuates to Mexico.
  • The Day After Tomorrow.

Thanks for listening! Come back tomorrow for more exciting trivia!

Special thanks to https://blog.feedspot.com/trivia_podcasts/

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Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 1159, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet.

Round 1. Category: Requiem For A Skyline

  • 1: In November of 1972, the Kingdome was dedicated in this West Coast city. In March 2000, the Kingdome was demolished in this West Coast city.
  • Seattle.
  • 2: In 1978, New Jersey's Marlborough-Blenheim Hotel got checked out to make way for a casino in this city.
  • Atlantic City.
  • 3: Northwestern University's old Prentice Women's Hospital, an example of Brutalist architecture, was demoed in 2013-2014 in this big city.
  • Chicago.
  • 4: Sunset Boulevard isn't the same since the bulldozer came for the home and playground of many movie stars called the Garden of this.
  • the Garden of Allah.
  • 5: Demolished in 1999, the Jorba Labs near Madrid was often called this general 6-letter term for a sacred building in China.
  • a pagoda.

Round 2. Category: Can You Digit?

  • 1: John Stossel, a co-anchor of this ABC News show, overcame stuttering and has won 19 Emmys.
  • 20/20.
  • 2: Number of stories on each of the 1,483-foot-high Petronas towers, or of keys on a standard piano keyboard.
  • 88.
  • 3: For the records, translate these 2 Roman numerals, XLV and LXXVIII.
  • 45 and 78.
  • 4: Tennyson's "Valley of Death" chargers minus the total number of U.S. senators.
  • 500.
  • 5: In print journalism this number is traditionally used to mark the end of a piece of copy.
  • 30.

Round 3. Category: Interviewing The Interviewer

  • 1: About his famous interviews with Richard Nixon, he said he felt empathy, not sympathy, for Nixon.
  • David Frost.
  • 2: In February 2011 he sat down for a somewhat grumpy interview with his replacement, Piers Morgan.
  • Larry King.
  • 3: (Hi. I'm Anderson Cooper.) Hosting a 2009 special on the Time 100, I got to interview Barbara Walters and her co-hosts on this show about their influence.
  • The View.
  • 4: This late "Meet the Press" host told the N.Y. Times he sometimes felt like shaking his guests and saying, "Answer the question".
  • (Tim) Russert.
  • 5: In 2005 Mike Wallace got the treatment he'd often dished out--from this "Fox News Sunday" interviewer.
  • Chris Wallace (his son).

Round 4. Category: James K. Polk

  • 1: Mrs. Polk banned this in the White House so you couldn't have waltzed into James' office.
  • dancing.
  • 2: Polk's was the first inauguration reported via this communications device; Morse was at the key.
  • the telegraph.
  • 3: While Speaker of the House Polk was called this president's lackey and nicknamed "Young Hickory".
  • Andrew Jackson.
  • 4: During Polk's term of office the border of the United States was extended west to this natural boundary.
  • the Pacific Ocean.
  • 5: In 1845 Polk reaffirmed this president's "Doctrine" against European colonization of America.
  • the Monroe Doctrine.

Round 5. Category: Storm

  • 1: Hurricane Camille leaves only one operational shrimping boat in Bayou La Batre in this 1994 Oscar winner.
  • Forrest Gump.
  • 2: This 2000 film was based on Sebastian Junger's bestseller about a hurricane that meets a cold front.
  • The Perfect Storm.
  • 3: Bogey and Bacall's final film together was this one that saw them waiting out a storm in Florida.
  • Key Largo.
  • 4: The probe used to investigate tornados in this film is aptly named Dorothy.
  • Twister.
  • 5: In this cool 2004 film, climatologist Dennis Quaid is right and much of the U.S. evacuates to Mexico.
  • The Day After Tomorrow.

Thanks for listening! Come back tomorrow for more exciting trivia!

Special thanks to https://blog.feedspot.com/trivia_podcasts/

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