During the month of March people are sharing podcasts with the hashtag #trypod. “Trypod,” short for “try a podcast,” urges people to “introduce a friend, relative or co-worker to a new podcast and show them how to listen if they don’t know how.” Check out these four quiz-show podcasts (some of my favorite podcasts) on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or wherever you like to listen to podcasts.
1. Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me. NPR’s weekly comedy news quiz show. Check out this podcast to catch up on the weeks news or to test your knowledge alongside the celebrity panel. Hosted by Peter Sagal & Carl Kasell. This podcast is released every Saturday.
2. Tell Me Somthing I Don’t Know. “Journalism wrapped in a game-show package. Host Stephen J. Dubner (of “Freakonomics Radio”) and three celebrity panelists invite contestants on stage to tell us something we don’t know. Each episode has a new topic, new panelists, and new contestants. There’s also a real-time human fact-checker. Think of the most crackling dinner-party conversation you’ve ever heard.”
3. Ask Me Another. “Ask Me Another brings the lively spirit and healthy competition of your favorite trivia night right to your ears. With a rotating cast of funny people, puzzle writers and VIP guests, it features the wit of host Ophira Eisenberg, the music of house musician Jonathan Coulton, and rambunctious trivia games, all played in front of a live audience.” This podcast is released every Friday.
4. Good Job Brain. “Part quiz show, part offbeat news, and all awesome. We here are nuts about trivia and pub quiz! 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 questions? Gggrraahhh! Then this podcast, fellow trivia nut, is the ultimate mental nutrition for your very big brain. So eat up!”