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We kick things off with a Lyrics Trivia question about the 1979 earworm, “Escape.” If you’re in the mood for even more iconic songs from the end of the decade, here’s a Spotify playlist of the top songs of 1979. One of these songs might just come up in a future Trivia question, so we’ll consider it “studying.”
Next up, we have a People Trivia question about a famous inventor who helped cure Mark Twain of an uncomfortable ailment. Speaking of forward-thinking people, did you know the theme round of one of our previous podcast episodes was all about famous inventors? Check it out here!
Round One wraps up with a Presidents Trivia question that asks our team to name the U.S. President with the phrase “Now he belongs to the Ages” inscribed on his tomb. Spoiler alert: click here for more information about the site, including photos of the tomb.
Today’s Bonus Question is a follow-up to the Presidents question from Round One. Our Trivia Team is asked to identify when the last living descendent of this President passed away. They have an interesting methodology behind their answer, but will it be enough to earn them the Bonus Point? Listen in and find out!
Much to the joy of at least one member of the Trivia Team, the theme for Round Two of today’s show is Video Game Trivia. Ready, Player One!
The category for the first question is Common Bonds, and the Team is asked to identify a military term that also appears in the name of a popular video game series. Do you know what word for an intensive or sudden military attack is also in the name of a sports video game series first released by Midway in 1997? Tune in to see if you’re correct!
Next up, we have a Characters Trivia question about a star from several classic Nintendo video games. For more Trivia about iconic characters, check out this post on the origins and evolution of Mickey Mouse!
Round Two concludes with a Movies Trivia question that asks the Team to name the arcade game that MGM sent to Matthew Broderick to help him prepare for his role in WarGames. Speaking of MGM, did you know they signed Judy Garland in 1935 without a screen test?
It’s time to cap things off with a multi-part Final Question in the category of History. Hopefully you’ve brought your sea legs along for this one!
In today’s Final Question, the Trivia Team is asked to place four famous ships in the order of their maiden voyages from earliest to most recent. The Team is quickly able to identify the maiden voyage date of one of the ships – the RMS Titanic – but will they be able to correctly place the others? Listen in to see if you can help sort them!