9 episodes

The live trivia app 'HQ Trivia' was once the obsession of the internet, garnering millions of players and an international spotlight. But then it all went wrong. From 'The Ringer' Podcast Network, ‘Boom/Bust: HQ Trivia’ is an exploration of the spectacular rise and fall of the massively popular app, reported and hosted by Alyssa Bereznak.

Boom/Bust: HQ Trivia The Ringer

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7 • 587 Ratings

The live trivia app 'HQ Trivia' was once the obsession of the internet, garnering millions of players and an international spotlight. But then it all went wrong. From 'The Ringer' Podcast Network, ‘Boom/Bust: HQ Trivia’ is an exploration of the spectacular rise and fall of the massively popular app, reported and hosted by Alyssa Bereznak.

    The Future of Trivia, TV, Everything | HQ Trivia

    The Future of Trivia, TV, Everything | HQ Trivia

    HQ will last forever, right?
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    • 29 min
    The Sweetgreen Incident | HQ Trivia

    The Sweetgreen Incident | HQ Trivia

    Is going viral a good thing? 
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    • 24 min
    Partners and Rivals | HQ Trivia

    Partners and Rivals | HQ Trivia

    Why do so many Silicon Valley partnerships fail?
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    • 26 min
    What Are We? | HQ Trivia

    What Are We? | HQ Trivia

    Are we a tech company or a media company?
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    • 36 min
    Colin | HQ Trivia

    Colin | HQ Trivia

    Why are we even doing this?
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    • 30 min
    HCoup | HQ Trivia

    HCoup | HQ Trivia

    Who is really in charge?
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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
587 Ratings

587 Ratings

Eee Em Bee ,

Sad Story

For Scott it must’ve been really frustrating, as essentially the star of a new hit show, to come to the realization that it will never stay that way because he bad bosses.

NyanMix ,

Good Overall, But Some Really Off Parts

The bulk of the season is good, but there’s some over-reliance on personal anecdotes and “humor” in the beginning and the end. The part where the host laughs at the employees for wanting compensation for their time directly after the episode where she details that an ex-employee has an apartment so small they have to unplug his fridge to interview him is particularly egregious.

ajdani ,

Last Episode Ruins It

Was a good listen until the last episode made me rethink her whole take on it. Bashing people that just lost their job for wanting some of the revenue you are making off of their story. Getting on a high horse about this being a “journalistic endeavor”. Last I looked, this wasnt a non-profit effort. If she was willing to bash people for that, what else did she skew perspective on?

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