Game Show! from The Incomparable

Game Show! from The Incomparable

www.theincomparable.com/gameshow
A podcast featuring word games, trivia, classic board games, and even a few reimagined classic game shows from years gone by. We rotate through several different games, with different hosts, from episode to episode. What they all have in common is chat, humor, and fun.


127: It Is I, The Deceptor!
Mar 11 • 75 min
It’s time for more Low Definition, the game show that builds your word power! But with poop jokes! We also investigate government agencies, ponder the final words of French philosophers, and ponder some questionable input from the users of Google….
126: The Murder Edition
Feb 26 • 75 min
Death, destruction, slaughter, and a bit more death — and that’s just the questions. Once again, Antony Johnston gathers a panel of north Americans to play a British edition of Trivial Pursuit, and it gets dark……
125: Non-Quadruped Thaumaturgy
Feb 9 • 59 min
This is the first episode of a new game show, Are You The Spy? Panelists must name clues that point to potential topics like Bigfoot, Transfiguration, or the Fast and the Furious movie franchise. One spy doesn’t know the topic they’re trying to discuss,…
124: Wayne Gretzky
Jan 25 • 78 min
From Wild, swingin’ Swaziland to the frozen north of Canada, there’s nothing better than getting a bunch of friends together to play trivia games — even when Trivial Pursuit changes how its own cards work. AGAIN….
123: Three of the Four Have Been to Space
Jan 8 • 79 min
Welcome back to “Inconceivable!”, the show that tests two teams’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure. In our latest episode, our teams test their knowledge of suspiciously similar spies, things that don’t fit a pattern, and classic ’80s…
122: That Seems Naughty
Dec 17, 2019 • 46 min
A new Parsely adventure? It’s a Christmas miracle! We take a tour of the North Pole and try to save Christmas by entering basic commands into a human parser. What secrets lie in the Candy Cane Forest? Who lives atop Yeti Mountain? What is Mary Claus’s…
121: Canadian Crime Fighting Beaver
Dec 7, 2019 • 30 min
Turns Out returns, as we take a look at toys that caused holiday riots like Tickle Me Elmo, the Cabbage Patch Kids, and Barbara the Beaver. You don’t know Barbara the Beaver? Maybe you’ve heard of Flirting Flossie? What is the liquid filled dice agitator…
120: Gobble Search
Nov 14, 2019 • 80 min
Your favorite game of bad words and even worse definitions is back! In this mildly Thanksgiving-themed episode of Low Definition, Steve reveals a surprising co-host, we learn about other cultures, and discover that something is rotten in Denmark’s movie…
119: The Michelangelo of Space Alpaca Raising
Oct 30, 2019 • 81 min
We return to Fiasco, featuring a visit to Space Station 119, generally considerd the bus station of space stations. From there, a complicated web of intrigue is spun, involving alpacas, poison gas, a hammer, and a very elusive piece of paperwork. Space…
118: Resources and Wood and Stuff
Oct 1, 2019 • 69 min
Let’s play TL;DR, the game of hasty summaries and reckless connections! Two teams compete against each other, and the clock, to show off how little they know about anything that isn’t Marvel. Watch out for Quinn’s surprising deep cuts, and a new ‘Lizzing’…
117: Luxuriating with Lord Spooky
Sep 17, 2019 • 67 min
You stop your bicycle by a forbidding wrought-iron gate. A cobblestone path winds its way to the north. To the east and west stretches a dark and lonely road. It is raining….
116: Flubber Franchise
Aug 23, 2019 • 61 min
Once again a group of unsuspecting game players must answer trivia questions randomly selected from random editions of Trivial Pursuit! Plus there may be more Chex trivia—you never know. In this episode, our members of the World of People ponder many…
115: I Named Two Klingons!
Aug 7, 2019 • 60 min
Our audience: the final frontier. Federation Feud returns, as two teams comprised of two Star Trek fans and one non-Star Trek fan each battle for control of the galaxy by guessing your stupid answers to our stupid Star Trek questions!…
114: I Believe In The Juicy Rooster
Jul 24, 2019 • 77 min
From Chex Trivia about music, to Chex Trivia about TV, to Chex trivia about the ’50s and ’60s, this episode of Random Pursuit has it all! Also a bunch of regular Trivial Pursuit sets, including Doctor Who and Star Wars, but it really did seem like Chex…
113: Robbie Williams is Not Dead
Jul 3, 2019 • 78 min
What’s a motorway? What’s an FA Cup? When is a mall not a mall? And why do British Trivial Pursuit question-setters have their mind set on topless women? Antony Johnston once again flings nonsense at a panel of confused North Americans for your education…
112: Spelling Bee
Jun 19, 2019 • 63 min
Who doesn’t love a Spelling Bee? Inspired by the annual National Spelling Bee, this bee features five of our regular panelists attempting to spell hard words selected by our chief speller, Jean MacDonald. (If you want to test yourself before listening to…
111: If Only We’d Ever Read a Book
Jun 5, 2019 • 62 min
Welcome back to “Inconceivable!”, the show that tests two teams’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure. This time around, our teams test their knowledge of fictional characters’ epitaphs, compound word games, and award-winning books and…
110: Federation Feud!
May 22, 2019 • 56 min
We’ve gathered two teams from the corners of the Alpha and Beta quadrants to compete in this game, where we try to guess the stupid answers Star Trek fans gave to our stupid Star Trek questions. Which team will reign supreme? The answer will surprise you….
109: I Think This One Has a Talking Helicopter
May 8, 2019 • 60 min
It’s time once again to play TL;DR, the game of hasty summaries and reckless connections where two teams battle against the clock, each other, and a sometimes surprising paucity of pop culture knowledge. Will anyone ever get those elusive bonus points?…
108: I Hate People and Places
Apr 24, 2019 • 104 min
We didn’t get to play Random Pursuit at the Gallifrey One convention this year, so we got the group behind last year’s wacky installment back together virtually to play again. Will Liz go for the Prosecco? Did Deb get enough cheese and crackers? Is Jason…
107: I Solved a Question From the Future
Apr 10, 2019 • 65 min
Welcome back to “Inconceivable!”, the show that tests two teams’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure. We’ve returned to quiz our panelists on a variety of topics, including books of chronological conveyance, a panoply of people with…
106: Shiver Me Pleasure
Mar 27, 2019 • 69 min
Once more unto the breach, dear elflock, and raise the chirogymnast! Steve Lutz is back with more stupid real words and the even stupider fake definitions supplied by a bunch of confused panelists. And it’s almost baseball season, so the host is also…
105: TL;DR
Mar 12, 2019 • 53 min
It’s time to try out a new game show; one we only just invented, and have never played before! Antony Johnston leads the charge into the unknown as we play a game of hasty summaries and reckless connections….
104: There Are No Letters in Our Bingo
Jan 30, 2019 • 84 min
Perhaps it’s just his British charm? Perhaps it’s the rolled Rs? Somehow, Antony Johnston has once again convinced a group of North Americans to answer questions from a decades-old UK 20th Anniversary Edition of Trivial Pursuit, leading them into a sick…
103: Don’t Give Me Any Grife
Jan 16, 2019 • 59 min
Welcome back to “Inconceivable!”, the show that tests two teams’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure. After a long hiatus, we’ve assembled two teams to match wits when it comes to the first lines of well known books, decipher the origins…
102: Chasing the Gingerbread Dragon
Dec 19, 2018 • 127 min
Scheming elves, desperate reindeer, and strung-out misfit toys—what could this be? Why, it’s a very special Christmas-themed game of Fiasco! We bring disaster and misfortune straight to the North Pole for your delight and amusement….
101: The Low Definition ‘18 Christmas Special
Dec 11, 2018 • 79 min
Deck the halls and pour the egg nog, it’s time for the return of a vaguely Christmas-themed episode of Low Definition, a game where players come up with inane definitions of ridiculous words. Plus there are diversions into cultural Christmas traditions,…
100: John Lemon
Nov 27, 2018 • 100 min
For our 100th episode spectacular, Kathy Campbell hosts a gigantic panel of players as we play mini versions of numerous Incomparable Game Show games, from Low Definition to Random Pursuit to Feuding Families to Inconceivable and beyond….
99: The Famous Bat-Gun
Nov 15, 2018 • 54 min
Break out your utility belt, dust off your high school bookshelf, and step into the nearest available time machine, because we’re one episode short of the big Game Show 100th Episode Spectacular! To fill the time, let’s play one more round of Feuding…
98: K’on Bragh!
Nov 1, 2018 • 85 min
The trivia questions are random, the topics even more random, and yet the players keep coming back for more punishment! It’s the return of Random Pursuit, where it turns out that fandom is great, but trivia boxes designed to serve fandom are not. Not at…
97: That’s Not How Trees Work
Oct 17, 2018 • 65 min
If a train leaves from Montreal at five past the hour, how many cats will catch 100 mice in the barber shop? It’s time for Mindtrap, a game of brain teasers, puzzles, and atrocious puns….
96: That Bear!
Oct 2, 2018 • 81 min
We’re back with even more randomly selected trivia questions from even more random editions of Trivial Pursuit! Star Wars! Doctor Who! Religion questions for kids! No subject is too obscure, and no question is too easy….
95: Take a Bow
Sep 18, 2018 • 93 min
You stand among the ruins of the once-glorious Action Castle (castle castle castle). All that’s left is this courtyard, a lonely tower, and a few crumbling walls. A rickety wooden stairway leads up to the tower. A dark stairwell descends to the dungeon.…
94: A Penguin Knows to Respect a Gun
Sep 4, 2018 • 106 min
Time for another Fiasco! This time our collaborative storytelling game goes to a research station in Antarctica, where there are penguins and broken relationships and illegal medications, as you might expect….
93: The Whole Hasperat
Aug 21, 2018 • 35 min
Welcome back to “Inconceivable!”, the show that tests two teams’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure. For this episode, recorded live at the World Science Fiction Convention in San Jose, CA, it’s a North American face-off, as Team USA…
92: I’m Very Epicurious
Aug 8, 2018 • 74 min
It’s time once again for Low Definition, a game show featuring a panel of guests trying to guess the definitions of dumb words. In this episode we borrow a book from a Little Free Library, go to see an American movie in Italy, and try to figure out nerds….
91: A Squashed Bee Gee
Jul 24, 2018 • 84 min
Cruel Brit Antony Johnston uses nostalgia-filled trivia meant for nostalgic UK players to confuse a collection of non-nostalgic North Americans….
90: Random Tolkien Table
Jul 10, 2018 • 46 min
Welcome back to “Inconceivable!”, the show that tests two teams’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure. It’s a nail biter this time around, as our panelists try to identify movies of the NATO alphabet, attempt to determine which items come…
89: I’ve Studied the Bible
Jun 26, 2018 • 79 min
Inside a clerk’s office in a hotel in the old west town of Boomtown comes a story so dramatic and confusing that it must have been made up on the spot. Join host Tony Sindelar as he guides four players through a tale of greed, betrayal, and weird…
88: Pantheon of Muppets
May 30, 2018 • 53 min
We return with yet more stupid guesses about your stupid answers to our stupid questions! Two “families” of Incomparable panelists compete for glory and adulation, and also something about Cool Cat….
87: You Shall Not Pass
May 16, 2018 • 54 min
Based on a survey of Incomparable listeners, it’s time once again for a battle between two “families” of podcast panelists, who will attempt to guess the strange answers our listeners gave to innocuous questions! Along the way we’ll build a hamburger,…
86: Death and Ferris Wheels
May 2, 2018 • 63 min
On this episode, we play the new game, You Think You Know Me, created by Ami Baio, a card game in which you win by knowing facts and beliefs of the people with whom you’re playing. If Cards Against Humanity is “a party game for horrible people,” You Think…
85: Always Trust Mr. Peanut
Apr 18, 2018 • 68 min
Welcome back to “Inconceivable!”, the show that tests two teams’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure. Smug and acrimonious are the watchwords in this installment, as our two teams butt heads while trying to figure out the difference…
84: The Three-Pack
Apr 4, 2018 • 99 min
We return to the game of strange words, stranger idioms, and the strangest mixed drinks of all time! This time we dip our toe into international waters, with three European guests who join us in being flummoxed by the English language. But it turns out…
83: I’m Hungry and I Like Cake
Mar 21, 2018 • 41 min
Welcome back to “Inconceivable!”, the show that tests two teams’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure. Recorded in front of a live audience at Emerald City Comicon 2018! Warning: This episode contains explicit language. Two teams of…
82: It’s Meatloaf Day!
Mar 7, 2018 • 87 min
It’s a text-adventure journey into horror, as our human players enter the mental hospital in search of the truth about their sister. They’d better tell the computer to SAVE GAME every now and then. You never know what might happen……
81: The Ghost Has Spoken
Feb 21, 2018 • 60 min
Look, not every Game Show features a bunch of us in a room in person drinking alcohol and answering trivia questions. But this episode, recorded live in Los Angeles at the Gallifrey One convention, absolutely does. The explicit box has been checked, so go…
80: The Answer’s Always Michael George
Feb 7, 2018 • 83 min
And again we cross the pond to Jolly Old Blighty, where Antony Johnston will confuse and confound a collection of North Americans with questions about the United Kingdom in the 1980s. From Andrew Ridgeley’s bandmate to old BBC sitcoms, we have literally…
79: Yelling at Rocks
Jan 24, 2018 • 84 min
We’re back with more random trivia from random trivia games! Now even more random, with the addition of even more editions of Trivial Pursuit!…
78: There Are No Hamburgers in the Phantom Zone
Jan 3, 2018 • 76 min
Welcome back to “Inconceivable!”, the show that tests two teams’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure. In our latest episode, our panelists are challenged to remember the dying words of memorable characters, try to figure out which heroes…
77: The Low Definition Holiday Special!
Dec 20, 2017 • 85 min
Welcome, one and all, to the Low Definition Holiday Special! Presented for your holiday-themed entertainment: a collection of weird words, translated movie titles, search-engine autocompletes, and peculiar holiday traditions. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and…
76: Would You Like to Buy an Apple?
Dec 6, 2017 • 41 min
Join us for our second visit to the Victorian Parlour, where we shall play more amusements and delights that would be as at home in the parlours of England as in the rail cars of America. It’s elemental, dear listener….
75: It All Boils Down to Valerie Bertinelli
Nov 26, 2017 • 56 min
If you like The Incomparable’s other Game Shows—well, this isn’t them. This is Clickthrough, a quiz show driven by the erratic behavior of its host, Glenn Fleishman, and Wikipedia’s random article feature. It’s like reading the encyclopedia, if it were…
74: Baseballers
Nov 8, 2017 • 79 min
Our game of random trivia returns, with players randomly assigned one of 72 different categories across 12 different boxes of Trivial Pursuit questions. From Doctor Who companions to very loosely defined Leisure questions, our contestants will truly be…
73: Dinosaur Jousting with Pitchforks
Oct 25, 2017 • 81 min
We’re back with more Low Definition, in which your friends invent stupid definitions for stupid (but real) words. Plus we get a little literary, ponder more historical advertising, and take a visit to congress to learn how a stupid bill doesn’t become a…
72: You’re Rolling Like Terrible People
Oct 11, 2017 • 76 min
Random Pursuit returns! In this game, players have to answer questions from random categories randomly selected across 12 different editions of Trivial Pursuit! And this time things get a little dark… and a little blue. Glenn’s kids, look away! (And all…
71: The Count Of Monte Brisco County
Sep 27, 2017 • 69 min
Welcome back to “Inconceivable!”, the show that tests two teams’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure. The show picks up a few new voices this week, who are immediately put to the test with their knowledge of time travel movies, a round of…
70: A Dog Named Bodyslam
Sep 13, 2017 • 68 min
With the fall TV season getting underway, what better time to take a look at some TV pilots that didn’t quite make it? We predict the future in the past in the form of a question, get caught swapping bodies in outer space, wrestle with the law, and get…
69: Victorian Parlour Games
Aug 30, 2017 • 55 min
Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Monty Ashley requests your presence in his parlour for a series of entertainments that are sure to delight you….
68: It’s Not All Horrible Childhood Memories
Aug 16, 2017 • 62 min
Welcome back to “Inconceivable!”, the show that tests two teams’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure. It’s a bitter rivalry this week, as our competitors must identify fictional watering holes, attempt to suss out repeat movie roles from…
67: Welcome to Engineering
Aug 2, 2017 • 73 min
It’s time to play another Parsely game, in which a group of humans try to confuse a computer parser (played by a human). This time, it’s time to investigate a space station! Will it be an Action Castle success, or a Jungle Adventure disaster?…
66: Low Definition: I Will See a Wrinklepuff
Jul 19, 2017 • 77 min
Low Definition returns with more ridiculous words, Google searches, haikus, art installations, and more….
65: The Famous Mickey
Jul 6, 2017 • 76 min
Random Pursuit is back! Join a brand new panel of non-random players as they roll a nauseating number of sixes, learn all about Canada, and show off their barnyard animal knowledge….
64: Random Pursuit
Jun 21, 2017 • 71 min
A random selection of Incomparable panelists play a game of Trivial Pursuit where everything is random — not just the categories, but which of 10 different games of Trivial Pursuit the questions will come from! Who will emerge as the random trivia…
63: Tales of Glenn!
Jun 7, 2017 • 38 min
Presented to you: an experiment in storytelling. Five people, five unbelievable stories of the amazing adventures of Glenn Fleishman, who knows everyone’s cousin and has seen things you wouldn’t believe. From the shores of Hawaii to the Arctic Circle,…
62: Dr. Tiff and the Electric Catfish
May 25, 2017 • 90 min
We’re back with more ridiculous words and even more ridiculous definiitions! Plus, we venture to a place we pray Chewbacca has never been….
61: Inclined To Go For The Liquor
May 9, 2017 • 55 min
Welcome back to “Inconceivable!”, the show that tests two teams’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure. Our teams sing the body corporate as they try to identify fictional companies, then put their musical skills to the test as they play…
60: Feuding Families III: Pity Pass
Apr 26, 2017 • 53 min
Once more we return to our survey of Incomparable listeners from last summer, which allows two teams of humans to collectively feud while guessing what listeners answered to our ridiculous questions. It’s Feuding Families time! How Glenn ever won on…
59: We Are the World
Apr 12, 2017 • 85 min
UK Trivia returns! Antony Johnston once again forces a bunch of North Americans to answer questions about obscure 1980s trivia that only British people should understand….
58: Low Definition XI: Lesser of Two Weevils
Mar 30, 2017 • 89 min
More ridiculous definitions of ridiculous words. We also visit an unexpected man in an unexpected location, do some more Google searches, and borrow a book from a Little Free Library….
57: Spies, Pies, and Electronics
Mar 23, 2017 • 51 min
Welcome back to “Inconceivable!”, the show that tests two teams’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure. Recorded in front of a live audience at Emerald City Comicon 2017! Hear the audience gasp and applaud! Witness our attempts to share…
56: Hug Per Point
Mar 1, 2017 • 35 min
The Game of Matching returns! Recorded live at the Gallifrey One convention in Los Angeles, our contestants try to guess the responses of three panelists, just like a game show from the 1970s, but totally different! Questions have a distinct British TV…
55: There Is a Sign Here
Feb 15, 2017 • 53 min
It’s time for another journey into the realm of classic text adventures mixed with painful human dynamics, as we return to the world of… Action Castle! (castle, castle, castle). Yes, that’s right, we’re playing “Action Castle 2.” Can the sequel live up to…
54: Low Definition: Up to the Third Knuckle
Feb 1, 2017 • 72 min
Low Definition returns with more ridiculous people, places, things, and foreign-language movie titles! Plus a shocking number of orifices….
53: Mmmoootiny!
Jan 19, 2017 • 49 min
It’s been a while, but we’re back with another game of Introvocabulum, the game show that’s definitely not Password. Pull up a chair and practice your Care Bear Stare in preparation for this exciting episode!…
52: How Is That Starfleet?
Jan 4, 2017 • 78 min
From hell’s heart, five players take a stab at answering “Star Trek” trivia questions from game master and Star Trek expert Scott McNulty. He tasks us, and we shall have him! Or not….
51: Yule Cat Saves the Kids
Dec 21, 2016 • 53 min
Let’s see…Sondheim’s songbook, horse skulls, the ghost of Paul Lynde, why pissed on shark is not necessarily better than the pissed off kind, dinner at Sardi’s, goat erections, truly stinky cheese, the wrong Perry Mason, fountain boys, Christmas Pickles…
50: Low Definition: A Family of Clowns
Dec 9, 2016 • 65 min
It’s time once again to make up fake definitions for stupid words. This time we also dive into unexplored regions of both iTunes and the App Store. But don’t worry, listener! Steve Lutz is gunning for you….
49: We Love Our Listeners!
Nov 22, 2016 • 41 min
Not a feud! No families! Nine Incomparable panelists take sides to guess your dumb answers to our dumb survey questions, live from Anaheim….
48: Don’t Read the Creepy Old Book
Nov 9, 2016 • 38 min
Welcome back to “Inconceivable!”, the show that tests two teams’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure. Recorded at the Now Hear This festival in Anaheim, California, our two teams of veteran panelists face off in front of a live (if small)…
47: Low Definition: The Spooky Edition
Oct 24, 2016 • 69 min
When quidnuncs screeve in hempen hahas, and strange and tasteless words echo through the fjords… Whenever Liebig quivers where the Blattnerphone is deathly still… That is the time when pooks are present, pudifying their ballhooters with relish; delight….
46: Dang, I Wish We Were Physicists
Sep 28, 2016 • 51 min
Welcome back to “Inconceivable!”, the show that tests two teams’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure. By your powers combined, this episode’s panelists take on a spate of trivia about the classic ’90s cartoon Captain Planet and the…
45: The Incomparable’s Ten-Foot Poll
Sep 14, 2016 • 43 min
Our panelists predict your stupid answers to our stupid questions….
44: Low Definition: The Wicker Moze
Aug 30, 2016 • 71 min
We’re back with more ridiculous definitions! Moze returns from his recent victory, but has to deal with the pressure of being a champion as everyone attempts to avoid falling into his trap. Steve has a good feeling about the victory chances of several…
43: I Don’t Know What Wapping Is
Aug 16, 2016 • 105 min
The tables are turned! In this episode, Antony Johnston forces a bunch of North Americans to answer questions from the UK edition of Trivial Pursuit! Bloody Americans……
42: Game Night: International Genus
Aug 3, 2016 • 82 min
Representatives from three different nations square off in a battle of 1980s trivia! (Trivia from the 1980s, not trivia about the 1980s.) Canada invented Trivial Pursuit and we’re playing from the U.S. edition, so they’ve got the upper hand. Will our UK…
41: Low Definition: Hell Is Other People’s Words
Jul 19, 2016 • 69 min
More ridiculous definitions, both real and imagined. Plus, we’ll take your orders for some disgusting mixed drinks, and ponder a Slovenian proverb….
40: Sorcerel Realism
Jul 6, 2016 • 58 min
Welcome back to “Inconceivable!”, the show that tests two teams’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure. This month mash-ups of movie actors and Dungeons & Dragons classes are a critical hit, our panelists attempt to identify the critical…
39: Low Definition: The Amount of Pan in a Thing
Jun 22, 2016 • 106 min
We return with more made-up definitions to ridiculous words. And don’t miss the art project in the center of the room….
38: Game Night: Gospel According to Short Round
Jun 8, 2016 • 55 min
We’re back with another edition of trivia from the 1980s, as we play the original Trivial Pursuit and struggle with questions about geography, railroads, and famous mobsters, all the while grappling with the very definition of the word “leisure.” (Also,…
37: Low Definition: This Word Sucks
May 27, 2016 • 74 min
Hide your kids and dictionaries! It’s time for a return to our game of made-up definitions, this time with some added Googling and romance (noveling)….
36: This is How We Lost America in the First Place
May 11, 2016 • 73 min
Welcome back to “Inconceivable!”, the show that tests two teams’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure. And now for something completely…well, partially different. Team United Kingdom faces off against Team North America for a grudge match,…
35: Introvocabulum: Overeager Judge
Apr 26, 2016 • 47 min
Pre-taped from the Internet, it’s a new game show that involves pairs of players guessing a magic word with single-word clues. If this sounds like the classic game show “Password,” IT IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING LIKE PASSWORD….
34: What Am I Doohan Hangin’ Round?
Apr 14, 2016 • 41 min
In case you thought we were bluffing, Turns Out is back with the unbelievable stories of where some of your favorite science fiction series really came from. Aleen Simms and Glenn Fleishman join host David J. Loehr in trying to pull the Andorian velour…
33: Exits Are Unknown
Mar 29, 2016 • 48 min
We return to the dangerous land of group text adventures with “Jungle Adventure”, in which the survivor of a plane crash wanders through a dark jungle. And wanders. And wanders….
32: Intangibility is a Serious Problem
Mar 16, 2016 • 72 min
Welcome back to “Inconceivable!”, the show that tests two teams’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure. Think you can identify a movie from its final line? It’s harder than it sounds. Our panel tries their hand at that task, along with…
31: Low Definition: Tempted by the Little Man
Mar 1, 2016 • 64 min
An hour of fun Definitions from Steve Lutz Plus Florida Man…
30: Game Night: TARFIS
Feb 15, 2016 • 40 min
Live from the Gallifrey One convention in Los Angeles, a special “Doctor Who”-themed edition of The Game of Matching! Awkward answers to silly questions! Telepathy gone awry! And more fun than you can shake a [blank] at….
29: Laser Cars are Really Sweet
Feb 3, 2016 • 47 min
Welcome back to “Inconceivable!”, the show that tests two teams’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure. In our long-awaited return, our all-star panel tries to identify fake fantasy lands, mashes up robots (or not), and tries their best to…
28: Game Night: Dental Dam
Jan 19, 2016 • 52 min
In this edition of Game Night, we play a game called The Game of Matching that is totally not at all like a celebrity panel show from the 1970s. Also, Glenn does poetry….
27: Low Definition: Lake Tourist
Dec 20, 2015 • 78 min
In this special holiday edition of Low Definition, our contestants must grapple with weird definitions, obscure holidays, Norwegian movie titles, and even a Morrissey song….
26: Pundit Showdown: Rivalry of the Fruits
Dec 1, 2015 • 53 min
The Pundit Showdown returns with a year-end edition that covers the Surface Book, Jimmy Iovine, Jessica Jones, emoji, and a visit to the Festivus pole….
25: Counterclockwise: Order of the University of Phoenix
Nov 25, 2015 • 40 min
This time we discuss the “Harry Potter” series, both the books and the movies. Topics include: gadgets/spells we wish we could have, decisions J.K. Rowling regrets (and we do too), greatest moments in the series, and the ultimate reason why this series is…
24: Game Night: Stephen Hawking Said
Nov 17, 2015 • 44 min
“Family Feud 1977” returns, as our six contestants face off in an attempt to guess what game show audiences in 1977 were thinking. Let’s play the feud!…
23: Low Definition: Space Blobs
Nov 11, 2015 • 58 min
In this game that’s absolutely nothing like Balderdash and not a product of Canada, players create their own fake definitions for real worlds. And there are a few twists along the way, because this is most definitely not Balderdash….
22: Cabaret of Fire
Nov 4, 2015 • 57 min
Welcome back to “Inconceivable!”, the show that tests two teams’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure. In our latest episode, our panel of panels susses out fake video game villains and knightly houses, plays a game of “What’s the magic…
21: Light Lamp
Sep 22, 2015 • 45 min
What if you cross a party game with an old-school text adventure? You get Action Castle, the game that turns a human being into an old-style command line prompt and a bunch of people into a single bumbling adventurer. Go west! Get fish! Inventory!…
20: Pundit Showdown: Breakfast Octopus
Sep 7, 2015 • 42 min
With an Apple media event on the horizon, it’s time for a return to the Pundit Showdown! Four pundits vie to become our latest champion! Let’s go to the tote board!…
19: Low Definition: The Liripoop Interlude
Sep 1, 2015 • 51 min
Balderdash! Our game of fake definitions returns with new stupid words that almost nobody has ever heard of before. Which player will reign supreme? (Since Dan’s not on this episode, it probably won’t be Jason.)…
18: Harry Potter and the Odor of the Weasel
Aug 25, 2015 • 52 min
Welcome back to “Inconceivable!”, the show that tests two teams’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure. For our first show recorded live and in person, our panels tell us the difference between warlocks and wizards, identify Terry Pratchett…
17: Low Definition: Hempen Humbug
Aug 4, 2015 • 56 min
Once a month the Incomparable family plays a game, like you might around the table with your family. This month it’s Balderdash, the game of obscure words and ridiculous definitions. You’ll never look at pooks the same way again….
16: Pundit Showdown: International Incident
Jul 28, 2015 • 44 min
The Pundit Showdown returns with our panel of four technology experts answering host Philip Michaels’ questions in hopes of earning points and glory! But which panelist will strain international relationships to the breaking point? (Hint: He has a beard.)…
15: Vampire Or Not
Jul 21, 2015 • 48 min
Welcome back to “Inconceivable!”, the show that tests two teams’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure. Obscure 1990s vampires! Batman villains! … High school chemistry? Those are just a few of the things that we quiz our panelists on this…
14: Counterclockwise: Zombie King
Jul 13, 2015 • 32 min
This month’s Counterclockwise is all about HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” Is you-know-who really dead? Who is left to cheer for? Are TV viewers supposed to keep spoilers quiet so as not to offend book readers? Of all the deaths, what was the most memorable? We…
13: Game Night: Golfing with Hitler
Jun 13, 2015 • 121 min
This month on Game Night, we take a second spin at playing Trivial Pursuit—the original Genus Edition from the 1980s, of course. Strangely enough, things get a little scatological when we get to the brown spaces….
12: Twelve Angry Clowns
Jun 4, 2015 • 43 min
Welcome back to “Inconceivable!”, the show that tests two teams’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure. As ever, host Dan Moren and scorekeeper/announcer Lex Friedman are on hand to oversee the proceedings, doling out points where…
11: Counterclockwise: All-Father Knows Best
May 26, 2015 • 44 min
This month’s Counterclockwise topic is the Marvel Cinematic Universe! And joining us to discuss four Marvel-themed topics are superhero aficionados Lisa Schmeiser and John Moltz. We do some fantasy casting, offer our choices for best and worst Marvel…
10: Pundit Showdown: February Flashback Edition
May 5, 2015 • 41 min
There was a time when our thoughts turned to Super Bowls and holiday-quarter Apple financial results and the death of the Shack. That long-ago time was February 2015, when Philip Michaels dusted off the old Pundit Showdown format he stole from the BBC and…
9: Mogo is Displeased
Apr 30, 2015 • 57 min
Welcome back to “Inconceivable!”, the show that tests two teams’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure. As ever, host Dan Moren and scorekeeper/announcer Lex Friedman are on hand to oversee the proceedings, doling out points where…
8: Je Suis La Poire
Apr 24, 2015 • 30 min
As April winds down, we remember great and not-so-great April Fools jokes. Jason has a lot of de Gaulle, Scott has a nose for pranks, David has an outdated video game console, and Glenn glenns about the original Glenner because Glenn….
7: Game Night: Family Spats
Apr 15, 2015 • 58 min
It’s game night! In this installment we’re playing the mid-1970s “Family Feud” home game, which forces our two teams of modern players to guess the thoughts of 100 people waiting in line to see a TV show sometime in the mid-’70s. So put on your spats and…
6: Counterclockwise: Long TARDIS Nights
Apr 10, 2015 • 39 min
This month’s Counterclockwise topic is “Doctor Who”! And here to discuss four fresh “Doctor Who” topics in 42 minutes or less are “Doctor Who” podcast luminaries Steven Schapansky (Radio Free Skaro, The Memory Cheats) and Erika Ensign (Verity!, The Audio…
5: Lies, Lies, Lies, Yeah
Mar 25, 2015 • 39 min
In our new panel game of bluffs and double bluffs, Erika’s not drinking the Kool-Aid or whatever that is, everyone finds Glenn’s story hard to swallow, Jason goes international, and David brings up haggis. Also, Dan is not on Candid Camera, because…
4: Counterclockwise: Lost in Stars
Mar 17, 2015 • 41 min
It’s time again for Counterclockwise, the panel show where four people discuss four geeky aspects of a single topic, and it’ll all get done in less than 42 minutes. This week, Jason and Dan are joined by Scott McNulty and David Loehr to discuss “Star…
3: Mansplained to Doom!
Mar 12, 2015 • 53 min
Welcome back to “Inconceivable!”, the show that tests two teams’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure. As ever, host Dan Moren and scorekeeper/announcer Lex Friedman are on hand to oversee the proceedings, doling out points where…
2: Counterclockwise: Space Minivan
Feb 16, 2015 • 41 min
It’s time for Counterclockwise, the panel show where four people discuss four geeky aspects of a single topic, and it’ll all get done in less than 42 minutes. This week on our inaugural Counterclockwise, Jason and Dan are joined by Tony Sindelar and John…
1: Serious Nerdery
Feb 9, 2015 • 44 min
Welcome to the first episode of Inconceivable!—a show that tests our panelists’ knowledge of the nerdy, the useless, and the obscure. Each month, two teams will face off to answer diabolical questions about TV shows, comics, movies, books, games, and…
0.3: Tennis with Errol Flynn
Mar 31, 2014 • 143 min
Our friends play an entire Trivial Pursuit game. The whole thing. Eight players, the original Genus Edition, no waiting. (Originally posted as Total Party Kill #19.)…
0.2: Game Show II
Mar 30, 2014 • 96 min
In the spirit of April Fool’s Day, we present the second edition of The Incomparable Game Show. Two teams match up in a battle of trivia and pointlessness. (Or is that redundant?) (Originally released as The Incomparable #188.)…
0.1: Game Show
Apr 1, 2012 • 82 min
It’s the Incomparable Game Show! In a clash of young(ish) versus old(ish), two teams vie for the honor of being the team who wins. Sci-fi questions, confused androids, and a visit from a parallel-universe version of The Incomparable are all part of the…