Episode 161

Trivial Pursuits


June 14th, 2022

38 mins 14 secs

Season 5

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About this Episode

Professional TV quiz writer Alex McMillan joins us to talk about how to write tantalizing Eurovision trivia. We also learn about some of the differences between UK and US game show writing.

Trivial Pursuits Summary

  • News: Russia suspended (for realsies), Kalush Orchestra sells trophy, Cyprus using All Together Now (1:21)
  • Eurovision Learned League 1DS (4:43)
  • Welcome, Alex McMillan! (7:22)
  • How does one become a quiz show writer? (12:18)
  • How do you distill a body of knowledge into something manageable? (18:01)
  • Differences in UK Quiz Writing and US Quiz Writing (26:25)
  • What is the distinction between Trivia and Minutia? (31:49)


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