Know Nonsense Trivia Podcast

Two professional quizmasters ask their favorite questions of the week!

About the show

Two professional quizmasters ask each other and guests their favorite questions of the week, while providing additional information and commentary. Learn interesting bits of trivia knowledge, discover what goes into crafting a good trivia question or team name, laugh at the hosts many moments of ignorance and pure stupidity and more on the Know Nonsense Trivia Podcast!

Know Nonsense Trivia Podcast is hosted by two independent quizmasters from Southwest Florida, Lee Breshnyda (Know Nonsense Trivia) and Marc Davis (Nice Guys Pizza Trivia).

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  • Episode 38: T-3PO

    March 25th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 10 mins

    Quizmasters Lee and Marc are joined by returning guest Moist Max, a member of the SWFL trivia team The Moist Men who recently logged the top score at a Know Nonsense Trivia Challenge venue, completing their goal of having the top score ever at all three venues. Together they discuss the team's dynamics and answer a full set of questions.

  • Episode 37: Question Marc

    March 18th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 7 mins

    What "M" country was previously known as Burma? What cast member on Saturday Night Live was the first to serve two multi-season tenures on the show? What Disney character’s name roughly translates to ‘child’ for Italian? Quizmasters Lee and Marc answer these questions and more in this episode of #theKnowNo. The two also discuss what to do when a player presents a technically correct answer, whether or not to award any bonus points to the winning team of a tiebreaker question, risque team names and modeling your quiz after your regular players's interests.

  • Episode 36: Changing The Rules

    March 11th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 1 min

    In the late 1860s, Charles and Max Fleischmann created America’s first commercially produced what? What is the highest mountain that exists within the borders of a single country's boundaries? What 1982 coming of age comedy featured Nicolas Cage's first ever film role, which stars two other Best Actor oscar winners? Quizmasters Lee and Marc answer the questions and more, including discussions about team size/player count limits, methods to enforce the rules at trivia night, the pros and cons of asking multiple choice questions.

  • Episode 35: Chickens, Of Course: A Big Toe Joint

    March 4th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 5 mins

    What is the name of the deepest part of the Earth’s seabed called? Bombay Duck, or Bumalo, is what kind of animal? The Nahuatl word for testicle, spoken by the Aztecs, inspired the modern name of what fruit? Quizmasters Lee & Marc answer these questions and more, while also doing a deep dive on the history of literary figure Mother Goose and answering an important question for quizmasters: what's a word worth to your players?

  • Episode 34: Bart Simpson's Dick

    February 25th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 37 mins

    Quizmasters Lee and Marc are joined by fellow quizmaster and trivia host Dallas, who runs a popular trivia night on Tuesdays at 10 twentyfive in Cape Coral, FL, for three full rounds of trivia as well as conversation about his trivia origins, where he gets his questions, his scoring techniques, his experiences running themed trivia nights and managing large player counts at his events. The trio also discuss their approaches of how to write the perfect trivia question and player topic choice.

  • Episode 33: A Perfect Stranger

    February 18th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 4 mins
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    In dating parlance, what is the unofficial fifth season, falling somewhere between Fall and Winter? What female artist has had 25 songs reach #1 on the country music charts, a record for a female artist, tied with Reba McIntyre? Which star of movies such as The World According to Garp, The Big Chill, and Fatal Attraction, played the unlucky pirate that was stuck in the boo box in Stephen Spielberg's Hook? Quizmasters Lee & Marc return after a week off, bemoaning production hiccups while celebrating 25,000 downloads.

  • Episode 32: Porous Morris

    February 3rd, 2019  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 34 mins

    In what country did the French horn originate? What cartoonist once received an unsolicited piece of fan mail from Stephen King, which is rumored to have never been opened? What is Chuck Norris's real first name? Quizmaster Lee and Marc are joined by Jamie in this episode of the Know Nonsense Trivia Podcast. Also, looking back on Jamie's longtime obsession with funny, edgy and creative team names, the three have a discussion on how to come up with a good team name for trivia night (and some cliches to avoid).

  • Episode 31: Gib Teesurbs

    January 28th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 26 mins

    The Pleasure Garden is the first film by what director, released in 1927? What was the code name given to a CIA program of experiments on human subjects in the 1950s? Which rapper's Dad hosts Compton Hood Life Tours? Quizmasters Marc and Lee ask and answer these questions and more on this episode of the Know Nonsense Trivia Podcast! They also have a chat about stressful situations at trivia night from both the player's and quizmaster's perspectives. Plus, find out what Marc likes!

  • Episode 30: Frazzled, Dazzled and Vajazzled

    January 21st, 2019  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 10 mins

    What is Somniloquy? As a boy, who was publicly embarrassed by Theodore Roosevelt during an awards ceremony that grew up to become a famous author? What opera was written by Mozart in one sitting and played the following day without a rehearsal? Quizmasters Lee and Marc invite friend of the show Sheri on for a bit of trivia from categories such as History, Geography, Language, Movies, Comic Books and Fast food as well as a quick discussion about the thoughts behind a good music selection at live trivia events. Kyle Anne returns with a 90s-riffic Rate My Question.

  • Episode 29: Massage Therapists on Retainer

    January 14th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 4 mins

    What two rock and roll legends died at the same age in the same London apartment four years apart? What mountain lake is considered to be the highest navigable lake in the world and is largest lake in South America when measure both by volume and surface area? Quizmasters Lee and Marc ask and answer these questions and more in a new episode of The Know Nonsense Trivia Podcast!

  • Episode 28: Growing Up In Poverty, California (with Lung)

    January 4th, 2019  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 24 mins

    Of all birds, which are the only kind that can see the color blue? Which song is the biggest-selling sheet music in rock history? "AuH2O" was a popular campaign button design for what 1964 presidential candidate? Quizmasters Lee & Marc are joined by the band Lung to answer these trivia questions and check out a few tracks of the Cincinnati band's sophomore album All The Kings Horses.

  • Episode 27: ...But What If You Fly?

    December 31st, 2018  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 23 mins

    What city's team won this season's MLS cup, then took it to a strip club and had a stripper twerk on it? At Disneyland Paris, ”Le Chateau de la Belle au Bois Dormant” is the castle for what fairy tale heroine? Before The Beatles album was titled Abbey Road, it was to be named after what location? Quizmasters Lee and Marc talk about catchphrases they've developed and use regularly at trivia and are joined by singer/songwriter and host of the Be Your Own MILF podcast, Kyle Anne, for a bit of trivia.

  • Episode 26: Adam's Electricity Brain

    December 24th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  2 hrs 3 mins

    What is the name of the toy store featured in the movie Home Alone 2? In Chess, during which move can you capture another piece and not end up in the space it was occupying? What TV show was a spinoff of Good Morning, Miss Bliss? In this episode of #TheKnowNo, Quizmasters Lee & Marc welcome fellow Quizmaster Adam Prawitz, who lives and operates a weekly trivia program in China? Adam details his program,methodology and tools throughout the episode while bringing his own slate of trivia questions for the hosts.

  • A Golden 25th: Hazelnut (It's Its Own Nut)

    December 17th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 23 mins

    Quizmasters Lee and Marc celebrate twenty-five fabulous episodes of the Know Nonsense Trivia Podcast by sharing some stats about #theKnowNo, introducing a new segment ("Best Worst Answers"), discussing what their respective Dark Places look like, and twenty five fresh trivia questions!

  • Episode 24: Huey Lewis's Choad

    December 10th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 20 mins

    Who played piano for Bob Dylan to help him rehearse his part in 1985's We Are The World Charity Single? How many years did it take for the bubonic plague to wipe out half of Europe? The Huey Lewis and the News song "Power Of Love" was written for what blockbuster film? Quizmasters Lee & Marc ask and answer these questions and more, plus a breakdown of a trivia night scoring system & program and the return of Marc's Ray Romano impression!

  • Episode 23: I Can Skip-It In My Dreams

    December 3rd, 2018  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 35 mins

    In ancient memes, who "was here" first, often depicted with a large nose coming over a wall? What flower is so popular that it is the state flower of four states? What was The Dude's source of income in the first draft of the Big Lebowski? Quizmasters Marc and Lee are joined by Max and Lucas of Team Moist fresh off a victory at a live Know Nonsense Trivia Challenge to answer these questions and more! The guests talk about their trivia beginnings in and the allure of trivia, including a connection to Marc's own trivia origin. Max and Lucas also ask several questions of Marc & Lee, stumping and marveling the Know Nonsense Trivia Podcast hosts with a dazzling display of trivia.