Quiz Show

February 05, 2022


When the network decides to bring in a more telegenic contestant, the WASP-ish Charles Van Doren (Ralph Fiennes), to replace Queens-born Herbie Stempel. Stempel takes aim at the show, announcing that the game is rigged. An idealistic young lawyer working for a Congressional subcommittee Dick Goodwin is brought in to examine the claim that winners were given the answers.

Craig, Alan and guest Bryan Richards (@FirewaterCast on twitter) discuss entitlement, making a name for yourself, the Funnybooks and Firewater podcast and the movie Quiz Show on this week’s Matinee heroes!!

Show Notes

  • 0:54

    Craig, Alan and guest Bryan Richards discuss his Funnybooks and Firewater podcast

  • 18:31

    Craig, Alan and Bryan discuss the movie “Quiz Show”

  • 47:59


  • 1:11:21

    Double Feature

  • 1:16:22

    Final Thoughts

  • 1:22:15

    A preview of next week’s episode “Argo”

Next week… The fall of the Shah leads to American hostages and the making of “Argo”

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