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68 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
The ACME Detective Agency is enlisting gumshoes to track down master thief Carmen Sandiego and her VILE crime syndicate. Join us as we discuss the (probably) first ever game show based on a computer game, figure out a helpful way to remember which ocean goes where (aside from having a third grade education), and eulogize The Chief.
63 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
This week, John Baker and Jonathan "The Hustler" Motney dive into the new ABC game show hosted by Craig Ferguson. Learn about the game, the downfall of late night TV, and how to look like a real hustler.
60 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
Queen For a Day
There’s a lot you can say about this post-World War 2 game show, and it’s likely that not a lot of it would be good. We take a look back and analyze this show through a 2021 lens, and fondly remember those days of yore when parading out women to share their sob stories, and then voting (by applause) on who is the most pathetic, was still socially acceptable.
63 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
What's better than a game show based on a puzzle game you played as a kid? A game show based on TWO puzzle games you played as a kid. We take you from Concentration's start in the 50s through Alex Trebek's run in the 90s.
66 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
Would I Lie To You?
It’s the one question where the answer is almost always yes. Of course I would. This British panel show helps us find out which celebrities are the best liars, and which are the best at sniffing them out. Join us as we put on our transatlantic voices to listen to people with funny accents tell amusing lies and stories in order to earn points that ultimately mean nothing.
61 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
This week, we discuss the game show that’s kind of like Simon Says, but the power of the world’s mightiest government compels you to do their bidding at the threat of military force. Veteran mockumentary actor John Michael Higgins hosts this laugh-a-minute tour through American colonization, imperialism, and genocide. Either that, or it’s a Game Show Network knockoff of Family Feud.
69 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
You Bet Your Life
If you only wanted to watch a game show if it wasn't really a game show, this might be the game show for you. Groucho Marx grew a real mustache to host this post-war NBC hit (World War II being the aforementioned war). This week, we learn all about it, smoke some cigars, and ask what's wrong with reality TV.
69 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Sale of the Century
If you love a great deal, this is the game show for you. Get a stereo system for $5, a family vacation for $15, and get bamboozled into coming back to defend your title the next day and almost certainly walking away with nothing. This week, we dive into Sale of the Century, break down how it works, its Ameri-Austral-ican origins, and do some really bad accents.
66 minutes | May 25, 2021
The Dating Game
Do you like dating people, but hate having to make an informed decision about who to date? This show might be for you! We head back to the Swinging Sixties to learn about the game, hunt down a serial killer, and figure out if you were a raccoon, what would be your favorite piece of trash and why.
65 minutes | May 11, 2021
Tune into the ONLY podcast that takes place entirely inside an apartment. This week, we delve into our first game show from the Discovery Channel: Cash Cab. Learn about host Ben Bailey, try your hand at the red light challenge, and help us figure out why this show is on Bravo now.
67 minutes | May 4, 2021
This week, a couple of squares take you through Hollywood Squares: the only game show where you play tic-tac-toe on Joan Rivers’ face. We talk about their Brady Bunch opening credits-looking set, the hosts, the center squares, testicular cancer, and so much more.
67 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
This week, we answer the question: Do you have it? Join John "The Piranha" Baker and Jonathan "Maniac" Motney as we take you through the story of Nickelodeon Guts, try to bring home a glowing piece of the Crag, and go to Mo for the scores.
71 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Celebrities, one word clues, love connections: Password had it all. Well, mostly just those three things. This week, we talk through this word association game's debut in the 60s, it's Plus-sized and Super versions (you know, like tampons), and more.
65 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
When disco went out, Chain Reaction came in. This early 80s game show is like a game you’d find in the puzzles section of the Sunday Times. We break down all six degrees of this game, talk through its history and hosts, and try to alternate words for an hourlong podcast.
65 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
Press Your Luck
This week, we go for big bucks and no whammies as we break down Press Your Luck. Learn about the history of the show, a little bit of scandal, and its recent revival.
63 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
Long before Ready Player One, Nick Arcade put kids in the game. This episode, we talk about the Nickelodeon game show that combined trivia, video game skills, and a bunch of weatherman-adjacent skills.
63 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Imagine a game show that’s actually just a really long commercial. Now imagine the guy most famous for getting intimate with a pie hosting that game show. Congratulations, you’re a Pepsi executive. This week, we discuss the Jason Biggs-hosted Cherries Wild, dive back into American Pie, and more.
70 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
It’s both a game show and the strongest shape. The show that started out as The $10,000 Pyramid (and had bumped up to $100,000) gave us a whole lot of Dick Clark, bad guesses, and even worse clues. This week we dive into The Pyramid in all its forms, its schemes, and even NFTs (what are they???).
73 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Deal or No Deal
The great thing about this game show is that you've got a choice. Deal or No Deal put Howie Mandel's shiny dome back on the map, and this week, we dive into the game show, its stylish metal briefcases, Howie's other fine work, and more.
68 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
Let’s Make a Deal
Since the dawn of time, man has been on the hunt for a good deal. And thanks to Monty Hall, there’s no better place to dress in a ridiculous costume and make some deals than on Let’s Make a Deal. In this episode, we get into all the deals, the zonks, the Monty Hall Problem, the Wayne Brady Solution, and more.
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