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#15 – What’s the Secret to a Memorable Newspaper Headline?

Welcome to Episode #15 of the Last Call Trivia Podcast! As usual, the game kicks off with a round of general knowledge questions. Then we’re putting on our best 'Newsies' impression for a round of Newspaper 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 15 Round 1

Round One


We start out today’s show with a Geography Trivia question about a particular Nordic country located between Greenland and Norway. Spoiler alert: Did you know this country is home to the world’s northernmost capital?


Next, we have a Lyrics Trivia question that references a 2009 Black Eyed Peas song that features two Hebrew phrases. And as one of our Trivia players points out later in the show, Black Eyed Peas member will.i.am has a fascinating piece of Trivia tied to his name.


Round One wraps up with a Companies Trivia question about the world’s first “ski-thru” which opened at the California mountain resort Palisades Tahoe in 2012. Spoiler alert: Click here to learn more about the origin of one of this chain’s most iconic menu items.


Bonus Question


Today’s Bonus Question is a follow-up to the Companies question from Round One. The Trivia Team is asked to guess how many locations this chain had in 1991, and they draw from several interesting references to come up with their answer. If you’re craving Trivia about this spot’s menu, check out these facts about another popular seasonal item.

Podcast Episode 15 Round 2

Round Two


It’s time for our Theme Round of the game, and today we’re tackling Newspaper Trivia. Extra, extra, read all about it!


Round Two kicks off with a Business Trivia question that asks the team to identify which newspaper was purchased by Jeff Bezos in 2013. Of course, the newspaper is one of several major enterprises for Bezos, in addition to Amazon and Blue Origin, his aerospace manufacturing and spaceflight services company.


Next, we have a History Trivia question about one of the most memorable newspaper headlines of all time…which also happened to be incorrect. Spoiler alert: Here’s a look at the newspaper headline in all of its infamous glory.


Round Two concludes with a Symbols Trivia question about the earliest reference to a popular U.S. symbol. While it isn’t the answer, the team references Ben Franklin’s thoughts on the national bird during their discussion. Here’s what Franklin’s stance was on the bald eagle versus the turkey.


Final Question


It’s time to take things home with a multi-part Final Question in the category of Movies. In today’s Final, the Trivia Team is asked to name four specific films based on their working titles and stars. 


While half of the answers come to the team relatively quickly, the other half leave room for more debate. Can you help the team come to the correct set of answers? Tune in to find out!