Claire McNear is a staff writer at The Ringer ,and known for the book my book about JEOPARDY! ,Answers in the Form of Questions.
The Ringer's Bill Simmons shares his NBA predictions (3:00). Then he is joined by Kevin Clark to discuss the NFC and NFL playoff odds before giving out his Million-Dollar Picks for NFL Week 10 (26:00). Finally Bill talks with Claire McNear about the recent death of legendary 'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek, her new book, 'Answers in the Form of Questions: A Definitive History and Insider's Guide to Jeopardy!,' researching for the book, and more (1:32:00).
On the Gist, brokered by Russia.In the interview, Claire McNear joins Mike to talk about her new book Answers in the Form of Questions: A Definitive History and Insider's Guide to Jeopardy! In it, McNear explains the history of the game, what it takes to be a contestant and maintain a storied winning streak, and how so much of Jeopardy’s DNA came from its late host - Alex Trebek. Claire is a staff writer at The Ringer.In the spiel, former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe testifies.Email us at thegist@slate.comPodcast production by Daniel Schroeder and Margaret Kelley.Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Beloved "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek died on Sunday at the age of 80 after a battle with cancer. Claire McNear, author of the new book, Answers in the Form of Questions: A Definitive History and Insider's Guide to Jeopardy!, joins us to discuss the show he hosted for 37 seasons. We also take calls from listeners about their experiences being contestants on or auditioning for the trivia show, and their reflections on Trebek's legacy.   EVENT: This Thursday, Claire McNear has an event via the 92nd Street Y at 6pm EST. She'll moderate a talk with 3 of Jeopardy!’s biggest Champions: Austin Rogers, Buzzy Cohen and Pam Mueller & will discuss her book as well as Trebek's legacy.
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