Trivia Escape Pod

A Games, Comedy and Hobbies podcast
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The last time we saw Dan Spencer, he was a half-man, half-cat floating through space. But this time, he's fully human, and we give him trivia questions about Parks & Recreation, parts of a whole, Weird Al Yankovic, and a “90’s Movie Subtract a Letter”  round. Co-hosted by Engineer Rachael! Follow Dan on Twitter: @dantendo64 Listen to Dan's podcast, Concept, wherever fine podcasts are sold: This week's theme song: "Soul Sister" by Robbero (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.
Comedian Alex James stumbles upon a corona virus-stricken escape pod where frequent guest Lizzy Garcia has taken over hosting duties. She and Ross give Alex trivia questions about Stranger Things, physical therapy, popular purchases, and Grey’s Anatomy, as well as a “Subtract One Letter” movie round. And our podcat Spock finds true love. Find out why Julia is trapped on a spacewalk and who our pod's A.I. really is. Follow Lizzy on Twitter: @lizzylynngarcia Catch Alex on stage with Hush Hush at Mettlesome's Okay Alright Theater:
Fellow trivia host and comedian Jason Matthews gets trivia questions about famous subtitles, streets and boulevards, an alternate alphabet, and popular people on Wikipedia. We’ve also got a “change one letter” movie round. Follow Jason on Twitter: @thejmatt
Stand-up comedian Jesse Bernier comes aboard to answer trivia questions about scientists, Star Wars, world capitals, and poetry, as well as a Movie Smash round. The gang gets obsessed with Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison, Spock takes a spacewalk, and Jesse comes up with about thirteen great ideas for merch.  Follow Trivia Escape Pod on Twitter and Instagram: @TriviaEscapePod 
Professor and lovable scamp Sarah Boyd boards the pod to answer trivia questions about Friends, state nicknames, and hit records, as well as a “this or that” round. Engineer Rachael co-hosts this special episode, with also features a live broadcast from our old buddy Dr. Spin! Follow Sarah on Twitter: @selliebee  
Lizzy Garcia is back on the pod! We have trivia questions about novels, Disney, #1 hits, Arthur Miller, and video games, as well as a cat-pun movie round. Find out which actor should star in every Star Wars film, which actor should star as Princess Peach, and how intensely Julia has studied The Little Mermaid. Featuring a brand-new theme song from our old buddy, Dr. Spin (@yingling).
Business student, dank meme creator, and former logistics officer for the US Army Joe Steigman is involved in a little fender bender with our escape pod, but sticks around long enough for us to abuse him with questions about boy bands, the NBA, Star Wars, and studying abroad. Meanwhile, Ross and Julia get a ton of space-mail.
Poet Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach stops by for trivia questions about world capitals, the royal family, dog names, and railroads, as well as a "Who Am I, What Am I, Where Am I?" round. Follow Julia on Twitter: @julkdas
Improv comedian Chris Ayers has been conspiring with Spock and Engineer Rachael, but we still managed to ask him some questions about TV romances, crime and punishment, Abraham Lincoln, and James Bond movies, as well as a “Change One Letter” movie round. Follow Chris on Twitter or Instagram, or check him out at ComedyWorx in Raleigh, NC.
Data scientist and competitive card gamer Michael Lawson tackles trivia questions about amusement parks, electronic music, sweeteners, the Torah, and  board games, as well as a Movie Smash round. Will he be able to solve the secret round that our AI has set up for him?
Comedian and "double Virgo" Will Purpura stops in to answer questions about unicorns, arthropods, clowns, education, and fictional characters. He also hears new plots for kids' movies in an "Add a Letter" round and talks about an exercise plan that will give him the best abs known to man. Find Will live at The PIT Chapel Hill:
Statistician, game show contestant, and polymath Andrew Thomas docks with the pod to answer questions about maps and legends, college football, Egyptian gods, military tacticians, and animals on infrared cameras. He also tackles a "Change One Letter" movie round. We'll also talk turkey about holiday movies. Follow Andrew on Twitter: @acthomasca
Librarian, writer, and fool Abigail Armstrong, a crowd favorite at our live shows, docks with the escape pod to answer questions about cartoons and animation, important apps, and Emmy winners. She also puzzles over diary entries written by sci-fi characters. Follow Abigail on Twitter: @ghostscissoring.  
Writer Lizzy Garcia, the co-host of “Why Am I Watching This?”, comes aboard. Brace yourself as we discuss our favorite characters during a Marvel trivia round, mispronounce bones of the body, feed Lizzy a "subtract a letter" movie round, and go into the depths of Brendan Fraser. Will we finally reach space CookOut? Follow Lizzy on Twitter: @lizzylynngarcia Check out the "Furry Vengance" movie posted that had us so disturbed:
Podcaster and comedian Dan Spencer comes aboard the pod without a shirt to answer a whole Disney round and questions about firefighters, video games, and bestselling books. He also wrestles with an "Add a Letter" TV show round and some floating Spock fur. Follow Dan on Twitter: @dantendo64 Follow Concept Podcast on Twitter: @ConceptPodcast Intro music: Je Suis Charlie by Shelflife (c) copyright 2015 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license. Ft: Emily and freedom of speech
Maker and entrepreneur Mermaid docks with the pod to answer questions about Lindsay Lohan and Miley Cyrus, Grammy awards, and imported beers. She also takes on a "Change a Letter" movie round and answers a whole round about bad actors. Features a new theme song from Dr. Spin... perhaps the best one yet! Follow Dr. Spin on Twitter: @yingling
Comedian and on-ice announcer Wade Minter returns to the podcast in time for a round of pirate trivia questions. He also tackles questions about NBA coaches, groups of animals, late night shows, and camping supplies, and puzzles through an “Add a Letter” movie round.  Follow Wade on Twitter: @minter
In our spooktacular Halloween episode, the Trivia Escape Pod gang enters a haunted house in space and meets up with vampire Shirley (Ashley Melzer) and compost monster Swamp Dave (Jack Reitz). The AI serves up trivia questions about spooky songs, Halloween facts, and a "Change One Letter" movie round focused on horror movies. Also, Spock is transformed into a dog with razor-sharp claws. Will Ross and Julia survive long enough to make it back to their escape pod? Check out live shows from Ashley & Jack at their theater, Okay Alright:
Engineer Rachael takes the mic as poet, performer, and community activist Tariq Luthun docks with the pod. He takes on questions about Marvel comics, NBA salaries, women in government, and more, and puzzles through a Movies Out of Order round cooked up by the AI. Follow Tariq on Twitter: @tariqLuthun
Dog-Eared Books owners Stephanie Stegemoller and Caitlynne Garland come aboard to answer questions about Friends, state capitals and “dirty” things. They puzzle over an “Add One Word” movie round, and talk about their upcoming picture book chronicling the adventures of River, The Three-Legged Dog. Follow Dr. Spin on Twitter: @yingling Follow Endless Jeopardy on Twitter: @EndlessJeopardy Follow Dog-Eared Books on Facebook:
This week with comedian Corey Brown, we have our first mystery round where not even our guest knows the theme. Play along as Corey tackles questions about Monopoly, alliterative treats, and the worst US states to live in. Can he rise to heights of the Empire of “300” or will he be demoted to 119.5?  Find Corey on Twitter: @CorBrown
Monica Byrne, author of The Girl in the Road, docks with the pod to answer questions about Batman and his various gadgets, Greek myth, and curious mammals. She also puzzles over a Broadway musical “Change a Letter” round and discovers which web site is the most trusted source on the web. Learn Monica’s newest news and hear the genesis of #BatPotatoToaster.   Follow Monica on Twitter: @monicabyrne13
Pandemonium breaks out when nonprofit finance director (and former Jeopardy contestant) Dave Mills docks with the escape pod. The AI serves up questions about punk rock, baseball sluggers, language and grammar, and anniversary gifts, and love is in the air. Dave puzzles through a Movie Scramble round, and tells us a little bit about the mission of El Futuro. Find out why Julia’s voice is lower and why Spock is beside himself with jealousy. Find Dave on Twitter at: @beekeeperGM Find and donate to El Futuro at There’s a Donate button at the top of the page!
Writer, editor, and Internet media goddess Claire Campbell takes a forced break from her kids to join the Trivia Escape Pod and answer questions about angels, Broadway musicals, and crusty old hard rock acts. She puzzles through a Who Am I / What Am I / Where Am I round, and tells us stories from the early days at Follow Claire on Twitter: @clairolina Find Dr. Spin (Nick Yingling) on Twitter: @yingling To learn more about how to educate, register, and empower all North Carolina citizens to cast their ballots, visit
Researcher and archer Rebekah Knight boards the pod to tackle a fill-in-the-blank round and answer questions about Disney movies, baby animals, and well-paid actresses. Get a definitive answer about whether pineapple belongs on pizza or in empanadas, and re-live Jeb Bush’s “please clap” moment. Follow Rebekah on Twitter: @aknighttale
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Podcast Details

Created by
Ross White
Podcast Status
Aug 13th, 2019
Latest Episode
Mar 17th, 2020
Release Period
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour

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