20 episodes

For the last 60 years, one TV program has kept us coming back for more. How did Jeopardy! first capture the American imagination? Join host Buzzy Cohen as he peels back the curtain on the quintessential quiz show that made it cool to be smart. We'll go behind the scenes with contestants, staffers, and fans to explore the show’s history — including longtime host Alex Trebek — relive favorite moments, and uncover the magic behind the big blue gameboard.

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This Is Jeopardy! The Story of America’s Favorite Quiz Show Sony Music Entertainment / SPTV

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7 • 246 Ratings

For the last 60 years, one TV program has kept us coming back for more. How did Jeopardy! first capture the American imagination? Join host Buzzy Cohen as he peels back the curtain on the quintessential quiz show that made it cool to be smart. We'll go behind the scenes with contestants, staffers, and fans to explore the show’s history — including longtime host Alex Trebek — relive favorite moments, and uncover the magic behind the big blue gameboard.

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    Stars…They’re Just Like Us (Jeopardy! Contestants)

    Stars…They’re Just Like Us (Jeopardy! Contestants)

    Since 1992, celebrities — from actors and comedians to news anchors and politicians — have duked it out on Stage 10 to become Jeopardy! champions and win millions of dollars for charity. Hear stars like Regis Philbin and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar take their place behind the podiums, and follow Michael McKean’s journey to dominating Celebrity Jeopardy!







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    • 44 min
    Live from New York…It’s Jeopardy!

    Live from New York…It’s Jeopardy!

    Alex Trebek once said that he didn’t mind the SNL parodies of Jeopardy! — in fact, he loved them because they meant he, and the show, had “arrived.”



    The SNL sketches — Celebrity Jeopardy! and Black Jeopardy! — might be some of the most well-known parodies of the show. How did they reflect Jeopardy!’s popularity and cement its enduring cultural appeal?







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    • 47 min
    The Making of a Jeopardy! Champion

    The Making of a Jeopardy! Champion

    You’ve watched them play night after night. You’ve followed their unbelievable streaks and stats. In the last few years, a growing number of Jeopardy! champions have captured the public’s attention for their lengthy runs and aggressive strategies.



    What allowed them to rise? What tactics do they use? And what does their success signal about the future of America’s favorite quiz show?





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    • 38 min
    You Got "The Call"...Now What?!

    You Got "The Call"...Now What?!

    Over the years, thousands of contestants have competed on Stage 10. That’s a lot of people…and a lot of different paths to Jeopardy!. But the thing is, when you ask contestants how they prepared for their big shot, the stories are more varied — and more unexpected — than you might think.



    In this episode, we hear from several contestants about how they got themselves game-ready.





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    • 39 min
    So Long, Everybody!

    So Long, Everybody!

    On March 6, 2019, Alex Trebek shared a public message, explaining that he was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer. His announcement shocked and saddened people across the world.

    In this episode, we hear from those who were closest to Alex about how he approached the next 20 months. What did those final weeks feel like…and how did Alex and the Jeopardy! team maneuver them together? How did the show, and its loyal viewers, prepare for the next chapter of Jeopardy!?





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    • 36 min
    Jeopardy! Love Stories, On and Off Stage 10

    Jeopardy! Love Stories, On and Off Stage 10

    You might not think Jeopardy! creates the ideal conditions for romance, but several contestants would tell you otherwise. Stories of love, on and off Stage 10.







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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
246 Ratings

246 Ratings

Srt49er ,

Awesome Pod

Huge fan of Jeopardy! and the pod. Fun, interesting, uplifting, and at times sad. I had the absolute privilege of spending a week in the Galapagos with Alex, his wife Jean, Rocky Schmidt and others on the Jeopardy crew. Jean is one of the kindest, classiest people I have ever met and after seeing her and Alex together, hearing her talk about Alex in such a deeply personal and intimate way was incredibly moving and brought a flood of tears. I’m not sure I could listen to it again—it hit me that hard. Thanks, Buzzy and the rest of the team that put together this pod.

Would love to see an episode featuring Johnny Gilbert. We probably don’t think about it but the show wouldn’t be the same without him.

USA Mknitter ,

Thoroughly Enjoyable!

I didn’t begin watching Jeopardy! until 8 years ago and find myself watching it most nights now. Buzzy Cohen is a great narrator and storyteller! I’m greatly appreciating the history, biographies and personalities of everybody, strategies— everything that is included in this podcast! It’s one of my favorite podcasts, and I am a podcast junkie, too 😋

Newmousebrute ,

Great show

If you love Jeopardy you will love this show. Buzzy is a great host

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