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

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    • 4.7 • 570 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.

    Selling for Parts | HQ Trivia

    Selling for Parts | HQ Trivia

    Did I come all this way for nothing?

    • 34 min
    Coins | HQ Trivia

    Coins | HQ Trivia

    What have we become?

    • 33 min
    HCoup | HQ Trivia

    HCoup | HQ Trivia

    Who is really in charge?

    • 26 min
    Colin | HQ Trivia

    Colin | HQ Trivia

    Why are we even doing this?

    • 30 min
    What Are We? | HQ Trivia

    What Are We? | HQ Trivia

    Are we a tech company or a media company?

    • 36 min
    Partners and Rivals | HQ Trivia

    Partners and Rivals | HQ Trivia

    Why do so many Silicon Valley partnerships fail?

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
570 Ratings

570 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.

Jack Greenwald ,

Memory Lane

What a nostalgic podcast for something that JUST happened! Not to mention a crazy story - thank you for bringing this back and telling the story so well.

LDMiles ,

Not what I expected, but in a good way

I, like many others, tuned-in to play HQ Trivia for months...and then, I stopped all of a sudden. I never could put my finger on the reason, but listening to Alyssa brought it all back to me. I remembered hearing rumbles of the craziness behind-the-scenes, and then Colin’s death cemented it for me.

Give this podcast a listen for a true “behind the curtain” experience of what really happened to this tech-media start-up.

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