The Gist

“I’ll Take Second Place for $2,000”

Adam Levin’s recent run on Jeopardy! broke a record, but it wasn’t enough to bring him victory against James Holzhauer.

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In the interview, breaking a record doesn’t always mean going home a winner. Adam Levin learned that in his recent run on Jeopardy!, where he banked more money than any runner-up in the history of the game show (thus walking away with just $2,000). He tells Mike, a fellow Jeopardy! alumnus, about his tactics—and the fact that he has no regrets. Levin is sports information director of Brandeis University’s athletics program.

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