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How “Thorsten A. Integrity” Runs a Trivia Empire

The founder of LearnedLeague breaks down his process for writing thousands of trivia questions.

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Episode Notes

This week, host June Thomas talks to Shayne Bushfield, aka Thorsten A. Integrity, founder of the online trivia competition LearnedLeague. In the interview, Shayne explains how LearnedLeague works and discusses his efforts to make trivia more inclusive by expanding the “trivia canon.” He also reveals how he’s been able to write thousands of unique trivia questions over the years.

After the interview, June and co-host Isaac Butler talk about their experiences with trivia.

In the exclusive Slate Plus segment, June asks Shayne who the new host of Jeopardy! should be.

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Podcast production by Cameron Drews.

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  • June Thomas is the co-host of Slate's Working podcast. She is writing a book about archetypical lesbian spaces.