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S4 E4 - Trivia Nerds, Assemble!

S4 E4 - Trivia Nerds, Assemble!

May 6, 2019

Avengers: Endgame is currently obliterating box office records, so Hallie has assembled six super-powered questions about Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! We also marvel at facts about psychoanalysis, secret societies, and Turkish cuisine. So grab your hammer, your shield, and your shawarma, and hulk out with us, because we are Groot.

3:58: Q1 (Arts & Literature): What is the full name of the comic book artist who co-created Iron Man, Thor, and Ant-Man, three of the original Avengers, with his arguably more famous older brother?

10:33: Q2 (Sports & Games): What is the only team in the Big Four North American sports leagues which shares its name with one of the Avengers?

19:00: Q3 (Science): What Marvel character, who is part of the Savage Avengers, a comic coming out this month, shares a name with a psychological complex proposed by Carl Jung as a girl’s psychosexual competition with her mother?

29:14: Q4 (Sounds & Screen): What 1944 film by Republic Pictures, the first film about any Avenger, is named after an Avenger who, after being recruited in the 1960s, was given retroactive “founding member” status in place of the Hulk, and has since starred in eponymous films in 1990, 2011, 2014, and 2016?

39:49: Q5 (Times & Places): Namor, one of the 1980s Avengers recruits, was a former member of what fictional group of superhumans that is also the name of several real groups that were part of an Enlightenment-era society founded on May 1, 1776 to oppose religious influence over public life and abuses of state power?

49:24: Q6 (Everything Else): As anyone who has seen the movie The Avengers knows, the gang goes to eat shawarma at the end after Tony Stark decides that that is what they should do after fighting the Chitauri.  Shawarma is based on what type of kebab of Ottoman Turkey which is cooked on a vertical rotisserie and which translates as “to turn”?

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S4 E3 - Mr. and Mrs. Irrelevant

S4 E3 - Mr. and Mrs. Irrelevant

April 29, 2019

With the third overall episode in Quiz and Hers Season 4, Justin selects… a whole game about the NFL Draft! We also trade questions about Midwest geography, a uniquely modern form of art, and antitrust law. Will Justin’s picks pay off, or will Hallie win this Draft Day competition?

3:20: Q1 (Sports & Games): One of the most notable trades in draft history happened in 2004, when the San Diego Chargers drafted a quarterback with the first overall pick.  He refused to play for San Diego, so they traded him to the New York Giants for another QB, whom they had drafted fourth overall.  Name both of these now-veteran signal-callers.

13:17: Q2 (Times & Places): The 2015 and 2016 drafts were held in Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre, across the street from what historic park, which is named for a President, and hosted a draft-themed fair?

20:23: Q3 (Science): The draft is when the NFL relies most heavily on the methods of data science, but American football has been slower to adopt analytics than other sports.  In other words, the NFL does not yet have an equivalent to what empirical, data-driven approach to building a baseball team, which gets its name from the Society for American Baseball Research?

32:37: Q4 (Everything Else): The NFL’s drafting procedures have occasionally come under scrutiny as restricting players’ autonomy, but the league has argued that, because they are agreed on in collective bargaining between the Player’s Association and the League, they are not in violation of what Antitrust Act, named for an Ohio Senator?

40:37: Q5 (Arts & Literature): To promote last year’s draft, the NFL commissioned five artists, including Jerod “Dtox” Davies and Jose “Bware Sparks” Ramirez to paint five top prospects at various sites around Dallas.  What particular type of art were these paintings?

46:37: Q6 (Sounds & Screen): From 2006 to 2014, the draft was held in what New York City venue, known for its art deco architecture, concerts, and Christmas shows?

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S4 E2 - Monster Mash

S4 E2 - Monster Mash

April 22, 2019

In a monstrous new episode, Hallie asks Justin six questions about monsters of myths and movies! We also discuss religion, genetic anomalies, and Southeast Asian history.

2:05: Q1 (Science): What genetics term, used to describe a single organism which has cells with distinct genotypes, is also the name of a mythological creature that is a lion with the head of a goat coming out of its back and a tail ending in a snake’s head?

8:21: Q2 (Times & Places): The Batutut, also known as forest people, are a group of creatures believed to be seen in wilderness areas of Vietnam, northern Borneo, and what landlocked Southeast Asian country, which translates to Land of a Million Elephants?

15:34: Q3 (Arts & Literature): What Flemish painter, heavily influenced and occasionally employed by Peter Paul Rubens, painted several works of art inspired by mythology, including “Pegasus” and the even more famous “Prometheus”?

20:11: Q4 (Sports & Games): A mythical creature with two hooved legs and wings, believed to inhabit the Pine Barrens in the southern part of its home state, also lends its name to the only professional sports team in that state.  Name the team.

27:46: Q5 (Everything Else): The ghatotkacha, a mythical creature with a head shaped like a percussion instrument called a ghatam, is part of Hindu mythology and is mentioned in what Sanskrit epic, the longest epic poem known, which is part of the Itihasa?

33:15: Q6 (Sounds & Screen): Godzilla, probably the most famous monster in popular culture, has starred in 35 films, 32 of which are owned by the Japanese production company Toho.  What Japanese film genre, which uses a lot of special effects and contains the subgenre kaiju, does the Godzilla franchise belong to?

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S4 E1 - Rocket Mammal: Eating Up His Feed Up Here Alone

S4 E1 - Rocket Mammal: Eating Up His Feed Up Here Alone

April 15, 2019

To kick off Season 4, Justin has come up with the most bizarrely specific theme in Q&H history: animals in space. Why? Why not. We also talk about the space race, impossibly indestructible critters, and a showdown between an artist and US customs. Yeah, this is a weird one.

3:06: Q1 (Everyting Else): One of the most popular memes in Internet history is “Nyan Cat”, which combines a Japanese pop song and an 8-bit animation of a cat flying through space leaving a rainbow in its wake.  Even more bizarre, the cat’s torso consists of what breakfast food?

10:13: Q2 (Science): The phylum of animals sometimes called “water bears” are among the most resilient animals on Earth, and have been found to be able to survive extreme temperatures, radiation, and, yes, even the vacuum of outer space.  What is the scientific name for this phylum?

15:50: Q3 (Sports & Games): A group of anthropomorphic rabbits called the Broodals, who live on the Moon, feature as antagonists in the latest installment of what long-running video game franchise?

25:36: Q4 (Times & Places): In 1957, Laika became the first animal to orbit Earth.  What kind of animal was Laika?

32:45: Q5 (Arts & Literature): What sculpture by Constantin Brâncuși, which very much fits the theme of this game, was controversially declared to be an industrial product, and taxed accordingly, when it was brought to the United States in 1926?

39:09: Q6 (Sounds & Screen): What variety show, which originally aired from 1976-1981, featured a house band called Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, and, more relevant to today’s theme, a recurring sketch called “Pigs in Space”?

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S3 E10 - Let’s Get Our Facts Strait, Or, Strait-Up Quizzin’

S3 E10 - Let’s Get Our Facts Strait, Or, Strait-Up Quizzin’

March 18, 2019

Time for some strait talk. In the last episode of Season 3, strait-laced Hallie goes strait after strait-faced Justin, with six strait-up questions about straits.  We also straiten out some facts about spy movies, The Odyssey, and Istanbul (not Constantinople).

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S3 E9 - The Quizzish Invasion

S3 E9 - The Quizzish Invasion

March 11, 2019

In this episode, Justin musters six questions about invasions, and lays siege to Hallie in an attempt to become Season 3 champion!  We also do battle over English history, sci-fi TV, and pro wrestling.

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S3 E8 - .. / .-.. — …- . / - .-. .. …- .. .-

S3 E8 - .. / .-.. — …- . / - .-. .. …- .. .-

March 4, 2019

Today, Hallie gets cryptic, with six questions about codes of all sorts, including Morse, secret, cheat, and computer.  This encrypted transmission also includes discussions of video games, historical fiction, and progressive rock.

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S3 E7 - Let’s Talk About Socks, Baby!

S3 E7 - Let’s Talk About Socks, Baby!

February 25, 2019

This week, Justin tries to unseat Hallie as the unofficial “lamest theme with the best title” champion, by writing an entire darned game about socks. We also pull some recent political history, a famous work of art, and a legendary singer out of the drawer.

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S3 E6 - Ice, Ice, Baby

S3 E6 - Ice, Ice, Baby

February 18, 2019

Brr, it’s cold in here! In this episode, Hallie brings on the deep freeze, with six icy questions about all things cool, crisp, and cryonic.  We also chill out with discussions of Broadway musicals, Olympic sports, and a modern literary legend.

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S3 E5 - This Episode Will Drag-On

S3 E5 - This Episode Will Drag-On

February 12, 2019

Burn, baby, burn! This time, Justin unleashes the dragon with six questions about everyone’s favorite mythical fire-breathing serpents!  We also talk Minor League Baseball, Old English literature, and Indonesian wildlife.

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