12 episodes

A weekly comedy podcast about Jeopardy! from comedians Emily Heller and John Cullen.

What Is...? A Jeopardy! Podcast Heller & Cullen

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

A weekly comedy podcast about Jeopardy! from comedians Emily Heller and John Cullen.

    Week of May 6: Cabbage Patch Kidding

    Week of May 6: Cabbage Patch Kidding

    It's a week of almosts on Jeopardy!, as Weckiai Rannila and Alison Gross both have impressive 3-day runs, but ultimately fall short of the automatic entry to the Tournament of Champions. But it's ok, because we love the vibe of Friday's game and we love our new champion Will, who learned everything there is to know from The Simpsons. Emily also learned something brand new about her parents this week, and John got a taste of Alberta living. Plus, we found out that Jeopardy! fans were very upset with a Final Jeopardy clue, and the Cabbage Patch Kids made some people an awful lot of money. Oh, and that Emily looked like one when she was a baby.

    Source: TIME: "The Strange Cabbage Patch Craze" by Otto Friedrich.
    Associated Press: "Cleveland's Cabbage Patch Kids Turn 25".
    Special thanks to The Jeopardy! Fan and J-Archive.

    This episode is produced by Producer Dan. Music by Nate Heller. Art by Max Wittert.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Week of April 29: The One Percentie

    Week of April 29: The One Percentie

    Are you rich and got even richer by winning on Jeopardy!? Give us a call! It's a great showing and a sure Second Chance invite for Ferdinand Percentie as Amy Hummel gets the 3rd TOC invite of the season–the second from regular play–and Weckiai Rannila starts a streak of her own after knowing how to dance the Macarena and some poor FJ! wagering from her opponent. We learn a LOT about the Macarena this week including the insane Canadian history of the song, Jeopardy! fans are fuming about a Triple Stumper, and we make a lot of Occupy Wall Street jokes on a podcast in 2024. We get it.
    Special note this week: we will be covering the ongoing Jeopardy! Masters, but all at once, when it's over, with a special guest. So stay tuned for that.

    Source: Stereogum: "The Number Ones: 'Macarena' by Los Del Rio" by Tom Breihan.
    Special thanks to The Jeopardy! Fan and J-Archive.

    This episode is produced by Producer Dan. Art by Max Wittert. Music by Nate Heller.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Week of April 22: "Oh, the Humanity!"

    Week of April 22: "Oh, the Humanity!"

    It's the week of Amy Hummel! We have a new 3-game champion and we also have one of our favorite responses of the week...EVER. We also learn a lot about our contestants' musical pursuits, Ken has a new Final Jeopardy! tic we are enjoying, and we wildly screw up once again in our new closing segment of the show, "Final Final Jeopardy!" Plus, you'll find out why Jeopardy! fans are apparently imagining Alex Trebek rolling over in his grave and we learn a lot about the luxurious and disastrous Hindenburg.

    You can follow the show on Instagram at @whatisajeopardypodcast and on Twitter at @jeopardypodcast. And if you like the show, please rate it 5 stars wherever you're listening to it, and tell a friend!

    Source: Airships.net: "LZ-129 Hindenburg: A Detailed History" by Dan Grossman.
    Special Thanks to The Jeopardy! Fan and the J-Archive.

    This episode is produced by Producer Dan. Music by Nate Heller. Art by Max Wittert.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Week of April 15: Foghorn Leghorn

    Week of April 15: Foghorn Leghorn

    We have our first entrant into the Season 40 Tournament of Champions, and it's Alison Betts! After a few runaways and one close game, Alison wins her fifth game and punches her ticket to the ToC, but she is dethroned by another strong player, Marko Saric. We break down all the games as usual, plus Emily reveals her history with The Lonely Island, curling gets mentioned on the show, J! fans are Joker-fied after the Harley Quinn FJ! clue, and we conclude it all with a little parley at the Summit.

    You can follow us on Instagram at @whatisajeopardypodcast and on Twitter at @jeopardypodcast.

    Source: International Churchill Society: "Churchill and the 'German Question'" by Klaus Larres.
    Special Thanks to The Jeopardy! Fan and J-Archive.

    This episode is produced by Producer Dan. Music by Nate Heller. Art by Max Wittert.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Week of April 8: Back to Life, Back to Regular Jeopardy!

    Week of April 8: Back to Life, Back to Regular Jeopardy!

    It's baaaaaaacckkkkk! Regular games have returned after the completion of the JIT...but the first game back leaves us wondering if maybe the tournaments should come back, actually. We cover Victoria's triumphant victory at the JIT, the emergence of our first great player of the new season, and some hilarities that could only ensue on a regular-play game of J! We also dig into the controversy surrounding the Producer's Pick for the Masters, and we learn about Xolo dogs.

    You can follow us on Instagram at @whatisajeopardypodcast and on Twitter at @jeopardypodcast.

    Source: American Kennel Club: Xoloitzcuintli Dog Breed Information.
    Special thanks to The Jeopardy! Fan and J-Archive.

    Produced by Producer Dan. Music by Nate Heller. Art by Max Wittert.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Week of April 1: Two JIT-Heads

    Week of April 1: Two JIT-Heads

    We are back to regularly scheduled programming after last week's first-ever guest, and it's time to start JIT-ting everywhere as we cover the final QF game, all the semifinals, and Finals Game 1. Victoria Groce knocks off Sam Buttrey to ensure the possibility of a new Masters contestant, Amy gets two $400 clues correct that save her tournament life, and Andrew continues true-Daily-Doubling his way to the top, with some great anecdotes along the way. In JFAF, the Canadian fans are pissed off about a Triple Stumper on Gordon Lightfoot and we go deep on The Golden Horde.

    Follow us on Instagram at @whatisajeopardypodcast and on Twitter at @jeopardypodcast.

    Special thanks to The Jeopardy! Fan and the J-Archive.

    Produced by Producer Dan, Music by Nate Heller, Art by Max Wittert.

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Laur Em ,

My favourite Jeopardy podcast

The hosts are very funny and have great chemistry! Perfect companion to watching the show. Fun segments too

carrot12235 ,

Finally!

A good Jeopardy recap podcast! Great hosts, funny, the right amount of banter and a gathering place for nerds about nerds. Can’t wait for more episodes!

BPri123123 ,

What is….. my new favourite podcast

John and Emily are so funny and this is a delight to listen to.

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