Host Lex Friedman forces his guests to compete in a series of increasingly silly rapid-fire contests. Lex decides who earns points, and his decisions are final. Bragging rights are on the line!
204 Objectivist Mickey
Four contestants are each on a mission To gain points in each round by addition Whoever gets most And doesn’t annoy the host Wins this round of Friendly Competition!
June 8, 2022 — Friendly Competition 8
180 Nice Glenns Finish Last
It’s the return of Friendly Competition, featuring many games and challenges adjudicated via friendly arbitration! Like the Klingon prison planet Rura Penthe, you learn the rules when you break them!
November 26, 2021 — Friendly Competition 7
167 As Wrong As Possible
It’s time for another Friendly Competition, with games of chance, skill, rapping, and rhyming. Hear Glenn and Jean spit verses, listen in on Bohemian Rhapsody trivia, and meet your new friend Silent Carl.
June 23, 2021 — Friendly Competition 6
159 Lex Explains Xylophones
Contestants compete in games of luck and skill, including naming famous Als, chain restaurants, and … numbers. Just any numbers.
March 31, 2021 — Friendly Competition 5
153 I Knew I Ate It Before 1970
Limericks, presidential cartoon characters, and lots of silliness — in other words, another classic competition amongst friends.
December 7, 2020 — Friendly Competition 4
144 Contestants Are Angry
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.
October 27, 2020 — Friendly Competition 3
142 Great For Baseball
It’s time for more Friendly Competition, the podcast where friends compete against each other in ridiculous contests of skill, luck, and speed. Beatles songs, poetry, and plenty of wackiness all ensue!
August 19, 2020 — Friendly Competition 2
138 Quinoa Car
Lex welcomes new scorekeeper Dan Moren and five new players for exciting competitions spanning delightful audio, coin flip predictions, Googlewhacks, and word guessing. Hilarity ensues.
July 1, 2020
134 No One Picked Me
In this inaugural episode of the Friendly Competition game show, host Lex Friedman forces guests Jason Snell, Dan Moren, Kathy Campbell, Monty Ashley, and Tony Sindelar to compete in a series of increasingly silly rapid-fire contests. Lex decides who earns points, and his decisions are final. Bragging rights are on the line!