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!

I Knew I Ate It Before 1970

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


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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.

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


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!

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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.

Lex Friedman and Dan Moren with Brian Hamilton, Glenn Fleishman, Jean MacDonald, Kathy Campbell and Tony Sindelar


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!

Lex Friedman with Dan Moren, Jason Snell, Kathy Campbell, Monty Ashley and Tony Sindelar


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