The Best 5 Weekly Trivia Podcasts To Your Increase Brain Power!
Trivia Podcasts: All You Need to Know
Are you missing your local weekly pub quiz night? Then trivia podcasts are the solution! They combine quintessential pub quiz elements with the nationwide love of pre-recorded audio that can be accessed anytime, anywhere. So, how do they work? They follow the time honoured quizzing tradition in Britain by asking a series of questions and brain-teasers for points, yet instead of being in-person, they are available online at the push of a button.
As pub doors are beginning to slowly open up again, quizzes are nigh on the horizon. Although, it may be some time before large groups can gather and battle-it-out raucously in a packed pub for the title of top trivia expert. In the meantime, open your mind to the world of the trivia podcast.
So, grab your tipple of choice, pens, paper and fire up the speakers. Why not invite your friends over for a simulated pub experience? You can take your time, push pause to grab another cheeky beverage and even have your own happy hour at home. We’ve put together a great list to help satisfy your weekly quiz cravings with these terrific trivia podcasts. Don’t be googling the answers now, as we like to say here at Quiz Coconut – use your coconut!
1. Brain of Britain
This is one of the founding fathers of trivia podcasts. Brain of Britain has been entertaining the British masses since 1953 (although, it was then under a different title as part of the series ‘What Do You Know?’ hosted by Franklin Engelmann). Now, it is hosted by Russell Davies, a prominent journalist and broadcaster. The quiz questions are composed by a trusty team of trivia experts and covers a wide range of general knowledge topic.
So, how does this classic game work? Simple! Four contestants compete on each programme, usually in ’12 heats’, battling it out until the grand final to win a silver salver and the title Brain of Britain.
Contestants must answer correctly within in 10 seconds for the chance to earn points and to be asked another question. If the contestant gives an incorrect answer, their turn ends and the question is offered to the other players. In the event the contestant answers five questions in a row correctly, a bonus point is awarded and control passes to the next contestant. The contestant with the most points at the end of the programme wins. Read more about the game format, here.
2. Quiz Coconut’s Quickfire Quiz-Pod
Amidst the throes of trivia podcasts, there is a new cat in town: Quiz Coconut’s Quickfire Quiz-Pod. Keep things cool this summer with our weekly trivia fix that is sure to give your coconut a workout!
In ten minutes or less, you’ll be entertained with a series of cracking questions to get your brain in gear. The short and snappy format of ten questions means you can tune-in anytime; whether you’re on the move, in your room with a cheeky glass of vino, or even on the loo…there’s always time to test your trivia! After all, there’s always time for a quickie, right?
For those that are missing our famous weekly pub quizzes, our trivia podcast features some of our trademark questions such as such as putting drinks in ascending order from their calorie content and 50/50 style questions. What’s more, there is even a bad joke thrown into the mix! Well, that is for you at home to judge – so listen in and let us know!
It is always our intention to make our quizzes accessible and for abilities, which means we have made sure that our trivia podcast is suitable for the seasoned quizzer or notable newcomer (as well as everything in-between!). From tantalising brain teasers, multiple choice and even listening to songs backwards, everyone can participate in this fun and engaging activity.
There is even the opportunity to get on the podcast and win some prizes. Every fifth episode we invite contestants on to the podcast to try to ‘Crack The Coconut’ and win prizes at a favourite local business! In the first season we welcomed Andrew from Newcastle in the north of England and Jenn from Toronto in Canada. They played together to try to Crack The Coconut with the help of quiz legend Jane Selby from the Quiz League of London.
So, what are you waiting for? Search ‘Quiz Coconut’ wherever you get your podcasts or click here to see where you can listen-in.
This trivia podcast consists of twenty questions split into 4 rounds. Each week includes a form of music trivia (which includes audio files) and general knowledge. Examples of music rounds include name the song by the introduction, national anthems and theme tunes. To make the experience easier, they even have a printable answer sheet to help you keep track at home. Although there is no prize on the metaphorical table, they have an archive of over 800 quizzes you can access.
They even have their own line of merchandise! Check it out, here.
4. Good Job, Brain!
According to their website, this is ‘a podcast that’s part quiz show, part offbeat trivia, and all awesome’. The podcast opens with a ‘Pop Quiz, Hotshot’ question which is taken from a deck of the classic trivia game, Trivial Pursuit. Episodes tend to be themed and include fun rounds such as weird history, ‘amazing facts’, music challenges and general knowledge. For every fifth episode, they do a special ‘All Quiz Bonanza’ where each host prepares a non-themed trivia quiz.
Plus, they even have a charity donation option on their website, a yearly endeavour to support non-profits whose work and mission represent the educational spirit of their podcast.
5. Quiz Quiz Bang Bang
This is a weekly pub trivia podcast hosted by the dynamic duo, Annie and David Flora. It consists of 4 rounds of 4 questions each with a quick-fire ‘Bang Bang Round’, a cryptic round of 3 questions where the answers are clues to the final question. Once a month, they invite a friend to join the podcast to take part in a live game to keep the spirit of being at a pub with your friends alive!
Let us know in the comments which trivia podcast is your favourite!
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