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#47 – Who Was the Greatest Athlete of the 20th Century?

Welcome to episode #47 of the Last Call Trivia Podcast! Join us for a round of general knowledge questions to get the game started. Then, we’re hopping in our time machines for a round of 20th Century Trivia!

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Brianna LeCompte

I still remember attending my first Trivia night back in 2013. A group of my coworkers were discussing some options for happy hour venues and when we saw that a spot down the street was hosting a Trivia Night, we decided to go for it. I was instantly hooked. When the opportunity arose to join the Last Call team, I was ecstatic. Working with a talented and creative team to spread my love of trivia across the country-what could be better! I currently manage sales and outreach in our west coast areas. Outside of work, I love to travel and am also an avid equestrian and Disney movie lover.All Posts

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Podcast Episode 47 Round 1

Round One

First up, we have a Words Trivia question that challenges the Team to name the winged angelic being that is used in the title of a Smashing Pumpkins song. Bonus Trivia: Can you guess which country produces the most pumpkins in the world?


Next, we have a Science Trivia question about an element with a one-letter chemical symbol. Looking for more Trivia about the chemical elements? Check out episode #25 of the Last Call Trivia Podcast for a theme round that will be right up your alley!


The first round wraps up with a Companies Trivia question about a former wooden toy manufacturer who went on to great success when he switched materials in the 1950s. Speaking of 1950s toys, Barbie made her debut in this decade. Did you know about Barbie’s surprising back story?


Bonus Question

Today’s Bonus Question is a follow-up to the Companies question from the first round. The team is asked to guess how many pieces are included in a specific edition of this toy. Calling all collectors out there, can you help the Team earn the bonus point?

Podcast Episode 47 Round 2

Round Two

Who’s feeling nostalgic? Join us as we throw it back for today’s theme round of 20th Century Trivia!


The second round kicks off with a Books Trivia question about writer and activist Betty Friedan, who is widely credited with sparking American feminism in the 20th century. If you prefer 19th-century literature, click here to learn more about Irish poet, playwright, and novelist, Oscar Wilde.


Next, we have a Sports Trivia question about one of the athletes named on the Associated Press’s list of “100 Greatest Athletes of the 20th Century.” Spoiler alert: Click here to learn more about the athlete in question, who accomplished some amazing feats despite his short career.


Round Two concludes with a Presidents Trivia question that challenges the Team to name the first and last U.S. presidents to serve in the 20th century. Bonus Trivia: Do you know which President was the shortest-serving in U.S. history?


Final Question

We’ve reached the Final Question of the game, and today’s category of choice is Geography. Let’s go on a quick Trivia tour across America!


The Trivia Team is given a list of five U.S. states and asked to place them in order by the number of states they border. Can you help the Team navigate to the right answer? Listen in and find out!