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Learn something new every day! Question of the Day, the award-winning interactive trivia game for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant is now a daily podcast.
For a few minutes each day, the Question of the Day Flashcast, or miniature podcast, features veteran radio hosts Murray Horwitz and Tamika Smith, as they discuss each day’s topic. Entertaining and educational, the Flashcast explores questions about science, history, literature, movies, geography, and more.
Created by Matchbox.io, Question of the Day is available through such voice assistants as Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Samsung Bixby. With millions of fans in eight countries around the world, Question of the Day is one of the most popular voice experiences out there.
To receive the full Question of the Day experience, just ask:

“Alexa, what’s the question of the day?” or “Hey Google, ask question of the day.”
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Question of the Day Murray and Tamika

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Learn something new every day! Question of the Day, the award-winning interactive trivia game for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant is now a daily podcast.
For a few minutes each day, the Question of the Day Flashcast, or miniature podcast, features veteran radio hosts Murray Horwitz and Tamika Smith, as they discuss each day’s topic. Entertaining and educational, the Flashcast explores questions about science, history, literature, movies, geography, and more.
Created by Matchbox.io, Question of the Day is available through such voice assistants as Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Samsung Bixby. With millions of fans in eight countries around the world, Question of the Day is one of the most popular voice experiences out there.
To receive the full Question of the Day experience, just ask:

“Alexa, what’s the question of the day?” or “Hey Google, ask question of the day.”
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    John Steinbeck

    John Steinbeck

    What makes John Steinbeck a writer worthy of the Nobel Prize in Literature? In today's Flashcast, Murray and Tamika discuss the author's social conscience, his best works, and what happened to the original manuscript of his 1937 novella Of Mice and Men.
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    The Voyager Golden Records

    The Voyager Golden Records

    Did you know phonograph records were placed on board the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 spacecrafts? Join Murray and Tamika today as they discuss this documentation of Earth's civilization, what's on them (hint: not just music), and why they were created.
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    Joan of Arc

    Joan of Arc

    A teenage girl leads an army of French men against a conquering force from England, and wins? It's not a movie -- it's history! In today's Flashcast, Murray and Tamika dive into the story of Joan of Arc, "The Maid of Orleans."
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    Goats Goats Goats!

    Goats Goats Goats!

    Let's talk about goats. Did you know they have rectangular pupils? Did you know Tamika wants to own one? In today's Flashcast, Murray and Tamika discuss these curious creatures, what they're like, and what one has to do with the Oscars.
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    The Bauhaus Movement

    The Bauhaus Movement

    The 20th century architectural movement known as Bauhaus emphasized combining form with function. Join Murray and Tamika in today's Flashcast as they discuss the history and influence of the movement, as well as where you can see the designs today.
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    Where the Americas Meet

    Where the Americas Meet

    The region where North America and South America come together is a fascinating and challenging place. In today's Flashcast, Murray and Tamika discuss why the region has perplexed explorers throughout history, and why it forces the Pan-American highway to have a 100km gap.
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

hot wheels 1962 ,

Love it!

Thank you so much for this podcast, you two! Not only do I gain a daily nugget of knowledge, but you never fail to bring me a smile, or even, everyone's in a while, a chuckle, or out right laugh! Keep up the good work!

Tcwing ,

Questions great, podcast a little cringey at times

Love the questions.

The discussion part with Murray & Tamika, while generally great, can really be cringey to me sometimes in one particular aspect, in that they take on these roles of "old white guy who knows about everything before 1980" and "young black woman who knows about contemporary pop culture." I find this tiresome. They both have the information. Why rehearse this eye-rolling dynamic when they could both be Alex Trebek, or take turns without reference to their actual age? It feels patronizing to me, as if someone named Tamika couldn't possibly be expected to have knowledge of Russian history, whereas Murray "naturally" does. Ugh.

Ms. Anime Lover ,

OMG?! So awesome!!!

Ok, so even though I’m a kid I still really love this podcast, it’s super educational and funny, and it’s overall just amazing! Also, Murray and Tamika are so kind sounding, and I recommend this to everybody!

~Ur local cringy bookworm📚

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