A podcast featuring word games, trivia, classic board games, and even a few reimagined classic game shows from years gone by. We rotate through several different games, with different hosts, from episode to episode. What they all have in common is chat, humor, and fun.

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Ethereal Werewolf

Are You The Spy?

Welcome back to “Are You The Spy?” Panelists must name clues that point to potential topics like Superman, werewolves, or Kermit the Frog. One spy doesn’t know the topic they’re trying to discuss, and must figure it out before the rest of the group figures them out. In this episode, players put their knowledge (or lack thereof) of superheroes, mythical creatures, blockbuster franchises, and Muppets to good use.

If you would like to play along as a civilian and know the topic words that the spies are trying to guess, click here to see the answers. If you would like to play along as the spy, just start listening!

Are You The Spy? Quinn Rose with Mois├ęs Chiullan, Glenn Fleishman, Tony Sindelar and Jean MacDonald


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153

I Knew I Ate It Before 1970

Friendly Competition

Limericks, presidential cartoon characters, and lots of silliness — in other words, another classic competition amongst friends.

Lex Friedman and Dan Moren with Tony Sindelar, Scott McNulty, Jean MacDonald, Arnie Niekamp and Kate Walsh


152

Everybody Had Weltschmerz

It’s time for the second annual Incomparable Spelling Bee! Five new contestants enter the ring, spelling English words competitively! Only one can be crowned this year’s Champion Speller. Along the way, we’ll learn some important lessons about parts of speech and using things in a sentence.

Jean MacDonald and Monty Ashley with Julia Skott, James Dempsey, Glenn Fleishman, Dan Moren and Jason Snell


151

I Learned the Truth at Seventeen

Random Pursuit

We have a lot of new trivia blood in this episode! The scores are also pretty bloody, and Scorekeeper Steven makes no bones about it. At least there’s always fantasy in the adult box.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky with Monty Ashley, Riley Silverman, Cicero Holmes, Rachel Donner and Brian Hamilton


150

Can I Have A Ding Ding?

Inconceivable!

Welcome back to “Inconceivable!”, the show that tests two teams’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure.

The querulous questioning quiz returns, as we make our panelists decipher book titles in a dead language; decide between wizards, swords, and aliens; and battle heroic smashed-up movies. It’s David J. Loehr, Julia Skott, and Monty Ashley versus Shelly Brisbin, Glenn Fleishman, and Kelly Guimont, and nothing riding on it but the whole game!

Dan Moren and Lex Friedman with David J. Loehr, Julia Skott, Monty Ashley, Shelly Brisbin, Glenn Fleishman and Kelly Guimont


149

A Heart-Stricken Moose

Have you found other Game Show episodes too comfortably on the rails? Welcome to Bedecked, a Game Show concept that does away with tracks, trains, passengers, and the idea of reality itself. In this first outing, panelists each bring one or more decks of cards from games (listed below) to play on an arbitrary board created by the host. Will Moby Dick defeat a blue dragon? Can knowledge of synonyms for prison keep Monty from pursuing new and exciting narratives? Only time will tell, and a salty Kathy.

Glenn Fleishman with David J. Loehr, Kathy Campbell, Kelly Guimont, Monty Ashley and Shelly Brisbin


148

Don’t Show Your Bossk

Break out your Lego bounty hunters and put away your adult Wookiee holo-entertainment—it’s time for the game where Incomparable listeners infuriate and confuse Incomparable panelists with their opinions about Star Wars! Two teams feud, like families, in a galaxy-spanning battle for points, planets, and porgs.

Jason Snell with Erika Ensign, Tony Sindelar, Dan Moren, David J. Loehr, Kelly Guimont and Monty Ashley


147

His Nose

Random Pursuit

This is another genre-editions only episode, in which we wonder where the heck the Doctor is, are overwhelmed by Harry Potter, and discover just how terrible the genre questions really are.

Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky with Dan Moren, Shelly Brisbin, Katrina Griffiths, David J. Loehr and Tansy Rayner Roberts


146

This Belt Bucky is Trickle

Parsely (Action Castle)

Howdy pardner! It’s time for tumbleweeds and cactuses, as we head to the Old West for a text adventure. You’re sleeping one off, but there’s trouble afoot! Can our players avoid getting shot or being victimized by the many dangers of the desert? Probably not.

Tony Sindelar with Aleen Simms, Dan Moren, James Thomson, Monty Ashley and Will Wagner


145

7 or C?

Game Night

It’s the second-ever (and first public) episode of 7 or C! It’s a game where all the questions are about sevens or C. Seriously, that’s it.

Tony Sindelar and James Thomson with Antony Johnston, Shelly Brisbin, Glenn Fleishman and Kathy Campbell


144

Contestants Are Angry

Friendly Competition

The music of REM, the randomness of numbers, improvised poetry, and a real live joke contest are just some of the shenanigans in the latest edition of everyone’s favorite game show where everything stays friendly — except for occasional animosity toward the host, which is totally fair.

Lex Friedman and Dan Moren with Julia Skott, Kathy Campbell, Glenn Fleishman, Tony Sindelar and Mick Murtha


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