It’s the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing and what better way to celebrate than with thirty Astronomy trivia questions!
Once again, we’ve got the one and only Blaine Dowler as the host this week.
Buckle up and check your pre-flight checklist, it’s time to launch.
Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=thevoicesin0c-20l=am2o=1a=0395670292" alt="" width="1" height="1">
Out of the seven Apollo expeditions to land on the moon, six of the efforts succeeded outstandingly and one failed. Lost Moon is the story of the failure and the incredible heroism of the three astronauts who brought their crippled vehicle back to earth. This account–written by Jim Lovell, commander of the mission, and his talented coauthor, Jeffrey Kluger–captures the high drama of that unique event and is told in the vernacular of the men in the sky and on the ground who masterminded this triumph of heroism, intellectual brilliance, and raw courage. A thrilling story of a thrilling episode in the history of space exploration
Do you hear the people sing? Singing the songs of angry men?
This Sunday marks the 230th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille, in Paris, France. A huge moment in the French Revolution. The week, we’re diving into the sordid and bloody affair with thirty trivia questions that are sure to challenge you.
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Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleonna.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=thevoicesin0c-20l=am2o=1a=1598039547" alt="" width="1" height="1">
The 25 years between the onset of the French Revolution in 1789 and the Bourbon Restoration after Napoleon in 1814 is an astonishing period in world history. This era shook the foundations of the old world and marked a permanent shift for politics, religion, and society – not just for France, but for all of Europe. An account of the events alone reads like something out of a thrilling novel: France’s oppressed and hungry masses rise up against their government. In Paris, crowds storm the Bastille looking for bread and weaponry. Rumors, panic, and fear grip the nation as it faces an uncertain future. The National Assembly adopts the Declaration of the Rights of Man, the first bold step toward the invention of democratic politics and a republican state. A young Corsican named Napoleon Bonaparte stuns Europe with his military strategy and political boldness. Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon is your opportunity to learn the full story of this captivating period. Taught by Dr. Suzanne M. Desan, these 48 exciting lectures give you a broad and comprehensive survey of one of the most important eras in modern history.
Does whatever a spider can…
This week we’re all new with a guest host, Blaine Dowler! Get ready for Spider-Man: Far From Home with thirty questions about everyone’s favorite wall-crawling super hero.
Spider-Man: Death of the Stacysna.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=thevoicesin0c-20l=am2o=1a=0785167277" alt="" width="1" height="1">
The deaths that still shape the Spider-verse! During the early 1970s, a pair of plot lines changed comic-book mortality forever. Shock followed shock when Spider-Man lost a friend, a lover and an enemy in a dynamic drama that stunned readers as no comic deaths had before and few have since!
This week we’re diving into the history and geography of the Great White North in honor of Canada Day this July 1st.
Canada: An Illustrated Historyna.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=thevoicesin0c-20l=am2o=1a=1771621206" alt="" width="1" height="1">
From the early days of exploration and settlement to Canada’s participation in space exploration and the 2015 federal election, this illustrated history conveys the drama and scope of the nation. Through accessible commentary and a wealth of images, both well-known and obscure facets of Canadian history are presented in this splendid compendium.
You’ve got a friend in us. This week, ahead of Toy Story 4, we’re putting up thirty questions about the animation juggernaut, Pixar. From their humble beginnings in the 1980’s to one of the highest grossing studios in the world, Pixar has come a long way.
Speaking of Toy Story 4, if you’re planning on going this weekend, check out the BOGO on tickets from Alamo Drafthouse.
Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspirationna.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=thevoicesin0c-20l=am2o=1a=B00FUZQYBO" alt="" width="1" height="1">
Creativity, Inc. is a manual for anyone who strives for originality and the first-ever, all-access trip into the nerve center of Pixar Animation—into the meetings, postmortems, and “Braintrust” sessions where some of the most successful films in history are made. It is, at heart, a book about creativity—but it is also, as Pixar co-founder and president Ed Catmull writes, “an expression of the ideas that I believe make the best in us possible.”
Who’s up for some Harry Potter Trivia? Every great journey has to start somewhere. The billion dollar plus franchise got its start with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Or, to us North American’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Either way, it’s past time we went into the Wizarding World and the 20th episode seemed like the perfect time to do it.
Grab your wand and quills and get to class. You don’t want detention with Snape again!
Published in conjunction with the special exhibition Harry Potter: A History of Magic, this complete catalog of the over 150 artifacts on display gives readers an up-close look at magical treasures from all over the world. Exclusive to the New York run are amazing artifacts from American institutions — including an original Audubon illustration, a narwhal’s tusk (or is it a unicorn’s horn?), an ancient Iranian astrolabe, and more — as well as never-before-seen original artwork by Mary GrandPré and early correspondence between J.K. Rowling and her American editor, Arthur Levine.
Today we’re heading into the beyond with Physics. How well do you know your waves and particles? Dive into thirty trivia questions and see how you score.
Programming Note: This marks the end of the Saturday episodes. We’ll go back to Wednesday only from here on out. But fear not, these academic-themed topics will now be rolled into our regular schedule. And, you may see a bonus episode here and there, just to keep you on your toes.
“The whole thing was basically an experiment,” Richard Feynman said late in his career, looking back on the origins of his lectures. The experiment turned out to be hugely successful, spawning a book that has remained a definitive introduction to physics for decades. Ranging from the most basic principles of Newtonian physics through such formidable theories as general relativity and quantum mechanics, Feynman’s lectures stand as a monument of clear exposition and deep insight. Now, we are reintroducing the printed books to the trade, fully corrected, for the first time ever, and in collaboration with Caltech. The lectures are essential reading. Not just for students of physics but for anyone seeking an introduction to the field from the inimitable Feynman.
Hey Bub, you ready for the X-Men? Join Charles Xavier and the whole crew for some x-tremely x-citing trivia this episode as a run-up to the new movie, X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
Additionally, we have a shout out to Jay Miles X-Plain the X-Men podcast for ideas and info.
An epic tale of triumph and tragedy! When the Dark Phoenix rises, suns grow cold and universes die! Gathered by Charles Xavier, the X-Men have dedicated their wondrous abilities to protect mankind – even those who hate and fear them. one of their own, Jean Grey, has unwittingly attained power beyond conception – and been corrupted, absolutely. The X-Men must decide: Is the life of the woman they cherish worth the existence of an entire universe? This touching tale of ultimate power and the triumph of the human spirit has been a cornerstone of the X-Men mythos for over three decades.
This week we adjourn from the lab and head to the theater. Or theatre, if you prefer. Regardless, we’re all about the life and works of The Bard, William Shakespeare.
Get your scripts handy and let the play begin.
William Shakespeare is one of the most recognizable names in the world. Regardless of country, language, age, or gender, people are familiar with the Bard’s work and his contributions to literature, theatre, art, and music. His genius was so evident that he became famous and respected throughout England in his own lifetime, eventually earning the attention and patronage of the king himself.
Oh no, there goes Tokyo.
This week we dodge the giant feet and awesome breath of Godzilla and the many monsters that have come with him.
A huge, Godzilla-sized thank you to Luke Jaconetti from the Earth Destruction Directive for helping out with this episode’s questions!
An in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the epic movie from Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures. Packed with beautiful concept art, on-set photography, and detailed insight from key members of the production, this beautiful book tells the story of how Godzilla and his foes were brought to life.
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