19 episodes

(Fan account. Not an official Good Weekend podcast) Just like a regular Saturday morning around the breakfast table, host John Leary, challenges his guests to the quiz from the Good Weekend and invites them to collaborate on the answers in the pursuit of a perfect score. It rarely ever happens - but that’s part of the fun.

The Weekend Quiz Podcast John Leary

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    • 4.8, 22 Ratings

(Fan account. Not an official Good Weekend podcast) Just like a regular Saturday morning around the breakfast table, host John Leary, challenges his guests to the quiz from the Good Weekend and invites them to collaborate on the answers in the pursuit of a perfect score. It rarely ever happens - but that’s part of the fun.

    Episode 19. Existential Crisis with Yael Stone and Jack Manning Bancroft

    Episode 19. Existential Crisis with Yael Stone and Jack Manning Bancroft

    This episode, the podcast threatens to go off the rails as the anxiety of the quiz almost gets too much for guest, Yael Stone. Nevertheless, she and Jack do really well with quite a few tricky questions - even managing to successfully phone a friend early on.

    The US Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4 of what year?

    Starting with “T”, what musical instrument is played without the physical touch of the performer?

    and Which “barbarian” mercenaries sacked Rome in AD410?

    • 35 min
    Episode 18. This Goes With That with Sean Kelly & Anne-Louise Sarks

    Episode 18. This Goes With That with Sean Kelly & Anne-Louise Sarks

    I'm so glad I asked Sean and Anne-Louise to be on this podcast because not only do they do a smashing job of answering the questions, but unbeknownst to me, the quiz holds a special place in their relationship... or it does for one of them at least.

    Where in the body is the ethmoid bone?

    In what country do lions, tigers and leopards live in the wild?

    and

    Who was the first actor to win an Oscar playing a comic book character?

    • 35 min
    Episode 17. Brought To You By Toblerone with Laetitia Lemke and Rob Collins.

    Episode 17. Brought To You By Toblerone with Laetitia Lemke and Rob Collins.

    Not actually sponsored by Toblerone... 

    This episode, answering the questions are Laetitia and Rob from their home in Darwin.

    They get some really tricky ones in this quiz, but they bring it home at the end.

    Which planet in the solar system has the most moons?

    What type of instrument is a sackbut?

    and What geographic feature is part of the Toblerone logo?

    • 35 min
    Episode 16. Dithyrambs, Petrology and Alfred Butts with Geraldine Hakewill & Mark Winter

    Episode 16. Dithyrambs, Petrology and Alfred Butts with Geraldine Hakewill & Mark Winter

    Geraldine Hakewill and Mark Winter are delightful humans. Geri manages to keep her competitive nature in check and Mark provides some very canny answers and at the end of the day, we've all learnt something. Like what a dithyramb is.

    Which UK band produced the 1990s hit song Things Can Only Get Better?

    Pembroke and Cardigan are breeds of which dog?

    and Which is bigger: Neptune or Uranus?

    • 32 min
    Episode 15. Sea Breeze with Tim Minchin and Toby Schmitz

    Episode 15. Sea Breeze with Tim Minchin and Toby Schmitz

    Two Perth boys get more than their fair share of questions about Western Australia. And they manage to get a good deal of the answers to the questions outside their areas of expertise - but it's the ones inside that pose the greatest challenge.

    Who was the first Australian to play in the US NBA?

    Lake Taupo is the largest lake by surface area of which country?

    and Which has never been an Olympic sport: squash, tug-of-war or horse long jump?

    Remember to subscribe, rate and review, and follow @weekendquiz on twitter.

    • 32 min
    Episode 14. Don't Overthink It with Robyn Butler and Wayne Hope

    Episode 14. Don't Overthink It with Robyn Butler and Wayne Hope

    Joining John on this episode are Robyn Butler and Wayne Hope, neither of whom know who is claimed to have said: “Doctor Livingstone, I presume." But then, who does know that?

    Plenty of bonus points on offer in this quiz. And sometimes you find that the first thing that pops into your head is the correct answer... but also, sometimes you're way off.

    What word denotes both a bureaucrat of imperial China and a kind of citrus fruit?

    What country uses the internet domain extension fj?

    and which city was the first to host the Olympic Games outside of Europe and North America?

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Will and Gabrielle ,

We’re loving this podcast

It’s relaxing, super friendly, and it’s got many a needed chuckles. Leary is a natural host gently prodding his sometimes-hapless guests along the way. It’s our tidy-the-house go-to.

Minnie Thomas 89 ,

Sunday drives and competitive trivia

We love this podcast!! We listen to it every Sunday as we drive to our new hike destination.
We love the guests and their commentary, it’s Hilarious listening to our how minds work to answer quizzes.

We love listening to this podcast every Sunday as we drive to our new hike destination. It does however highlight our intellectual inaccuracies. It is great as a conversation started as we learn new things.

StingerStinger ,

Great Listen

So good to be able to know you’re definitely smarter than famous people. But seriously, this is a great listen, good to crack open the good weekend quiz and read along with mates over the brunch table on a Saturday or Sunday. Get amongst it people.

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