Trivial Warfare Trivia

Trivial Warfare Trivia

Published by: Oakes Media Group
92 Episodes | First Released: Apr 28 '15
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Taylor Leigh V
Jun 12
Rating:   4
Could be good but...

They drag the trivia in with nonstop talking and laughing at their own comments. Luke easily be cut down to 20 minutes of actual trivia. Talk less and more questions. It is trivia after all... 30 seconds a question is still to much.Also, more historical trivia would be nice. I feel like these people do not watch jeopardy or any real trivia show. Too much non-trivia trivia.

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Capn Nubs
Jun 10
Rating:   10
Always been a fan but happy to see them stand up.

Happy to see they’re using their platform to have a conversation about a topic that has been silenced for too long because it may make people feel “uncomfortable” or whatever the case. Spread it!

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Slow Drover
Jun 5
Rating:   4
Not great but Not Bad

Could be a great Trivia Podcast but for them shoving their politics down your throat every now and again. I guess they have to show how "woke" they are.

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Sarah Cyclone 78
Apr 26
Rating:   10
Trivial fun

Look forward to this pod. Fun and informative.

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Kigital
Apr 10
Rating:   2
Ok but for the Racisim

I had heard every episode of Trivial warfare so far an it has been ok. I got to listening to the Shakespeare episode and the Questioner started in on a racisct rant about white people - The host did not stop her or refute her open racisim. I am suprised it was not edited out or the whole episode dropped. I really can not take the degredation of a whole group of people reguardless of what race, it is just wrong.

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EdieInCharlottesville
Mar 11
Rating:   10
Love so much

I love this podcast. Trivia questions are a perfect difficulty level. If I had one suggestion I’d say more women’s episodes! Thanks for all the entertainment :)

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Writin'Reviews
Feb 12
Rating:   10
Black History Episode - 2020

CIAA was missed as a conference consisting mostly of HBCUs.

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Tori4455
Jan 9
Rating:   2
Too much Jonathan

I used to love this podcast, and I could handle Jonathan’s personality in small chunks, but now the podcast feels like 80% banter and Jonathan putting people down and only 20% trivia. Really disappointing and a poor show of class from what was once a good podcast.

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JMJ23
Jan 3
Rating:   10
Love it

Hilarious, educational, fun. Make this your next listen on a road trip.

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Melody (S8)
Dec 5 '19
Rating:   2
Uses other’s content without permission

The host of this podcast is all about drama and on top of that, steals content from other writers without so much as a thank you. Pretty embarrassed I used to be a fan. Take note - lots of people are pulling their money from this podcast... there has to be a reason.

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Kirlojo
Nov 13 '19
Rating:   4
Had to stop listening

I love trivia and in that sense this is a good podcast. But had to stop listening because Jonathan just seems like a bully in his treatment of co-hosts and guests and such, and whines and makes excuses when he’s wrong. Unfortunately it seems like this is just how he is- I tried to listen to his other podcasts, but he’s almost even more unkind and condescending on those shows.

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BaseballDoug826
Nov 7 '19
Rating:   2
Starts off great but wears you down

Content is amazing and the questions are the perfect balance of difficult and easy. But the hosts will wear your down to the point where you can’t listen any more. Not everyone is bad, Ben and Chris are very fun and entertaining. Jonathan is an egotistical, narcissistic, and often jerk of a trivia player. He has excuses whenever he gets a question wrong. Makes fun of other people often. And is always putting down the other hosts. He often says that it’s all in fun but it’s not enjoyable to listen to. You can tell other hosts aren’t really having “fun” which is why I assume Chris isn’t on very often anymore. Carmelas personality can be a little grinding and a little similar to Jonathan’s at times but she writes great questions. This issue with this show is that the personality of some of the hosts comes through in a not-so-fun way often and it makes the listener uncomfortable and turned off. I think it’s clear that other people in the trivia community feel a similar way because the usual people that make the rounds on all the trivia shows don’t come on trivial warfare anymore. Kudos to to TW for being one of the first trivia podcasts but a lot others do it better at this point.

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Rose Ashline
Oct 21 '19
Rating:   10
Addicted to Trivial Warfare

I discovered Trivial Warfare a few months ago and have steadily digested every episode I can get my hands on at a rate of 8+ hours a week. As a girl who has always reveled in her nerdiness and has alway sought to be a connoisseur of random and possibly useless facts, trivia has always been an interest, but this podcast, along with joining a local pub trivia team, has helped to fan the flames. As a mom, college student professional cleaning fairy (i.e. housekeeper), I have precious little time to sit and read, but when I'm working I pop in my earbuds and learn and giggle my way through several episodes. Can't get enough!

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JillQ2016
Oct 1 '19
Rating:   6
Take the trivia...leave the cannoli

10/1 Update...after this week’s episode I’ve decided Jonathan is just too unkind with his words, so I will be unsubscribing. Once I was obsessed with this podcast, but lately I can’t get over how Jonathan speaks to his “friends.” He is always “joking” but it come across cruel to me. Especially when it comes to Chris, he seems to have the best time making fun of him. I imagine this might work in their real life, but on air it comes off cruel. Love Ben and Carmela!!

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Marvcow
Aug 28 '19
Rating:   6
Fun game. Annoying bits.

I’m currently listening to the live in Vegas episode. The game is fun and entertaining, but Carmella’s constant vocal fry is a big speed bump in the fun and is just plain annoying. It comes and goes making it seem like she’s forcing the fry. I may listen again, but will probably skip the episodes she’s in.

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Ovin vonKrumpenstien
Aug 19 '19
Rating:   2
Don't understand new business model

EDIT: Need to update to reflect new opinions. This podcast shouldn't even be on Apple Podcasts. It should be on stitcher premium or something else in that category. Recently went to subscription service for weekly content. Free listeners were getting one every other week which was fine and fair. The last two episodes for free listeners were OLD EPISODES!!! Who does that? What are you doing with your money from your subscribers?? You're making much more money than before and putting out less content... Makes zero sense. And on top of that I was on the fence about starting to subscribe but now that I'm seeing lack of effort to free listeners I'm no longer on the fence and will not be subscribing and may unsubscribe since I'm not getting new episodes anyway. Older ReviewI just want to start this off by saying I LOVE this podcast. I've been subscribed for a long time. I drive a lot for work and listen to tons of podcasts. I've donated to quite a few and was close to doing so with TW as well until recently. Jonathan recently mentioned wanting to make the podcast his full time job soon which is a great decision. With that said I'm not entirely sure why the podcast changed. It was normally a weekly podcast and now it's bi-weekly unless you pay the monthly "donation" to get beyond the pay wall and get the episodes. I feel if he wants to become a full time content creator then the result should be to create more content with the money he is earning. People who don't want to donate, or can't donate, shouldn't be penalized by missing out on an episode. The people who do donate should be getting the weekly episode plus an exclusive episode. Otherwise he is just getting paid more money for the same amount of content. I understand that if we like something we should pay because many people say that but some of the success of the podcast can be attributed to the listener base since they have subscribed, listened, and I'm sure mentioned it to friends. Again, I still like the podcast but I feel the TW team is alienating some of their listeners by asking for money and not producing an equal amount of content with those earnings

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Desiree Dillon
Aug 1 '19
Rating:   6
Best Trivia Podcast available, but needs work.

The questions are usually good. Not too easy not to hard. But the banter is excessive. Maybe it would work better as two different podcasts.

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Elizabeth3325
Jul 29 '19
Rating:   2
LoveD the podcast..

I used to love this podcast. I love most of the hosts, I don’t mind the bit of conversations and I think most of their interaction is great...except..I can’t handle Jonathan’s personality. Don’t mean to call him out but it’s made my husband and I stop listening. He comes across as egotistical and narcissistic. I feel like when he created the paywall (I get it, it’s a job..it’s a lot of work) he criticized people who didn’t pay and it majorly turned me off. I felt reprimanded and felt he was greedy playing up people who paid and created not great content for people not yet paying. I do donate to podcasts but not ones that smack my hand if I chose not to donate. I stopped listening for months but tried again today. Jonathan is full of himself and is too competitive in a cocky way. Again, I really like everyone else so if that doesn’t get on your nerves it’s a fun podcast. Definitely fun with the set up and trivia..it’s not hard enough that I feel like an idiot but not too easy. Just don’t know what to do when the main creator is someone I just can’t handle anymore.

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awood821
Jul 25 '19
Rating:   10
This Fab Four keeps me coming back for more

I look forward to starting my week with a new episode from Trivial Warfare. I try and save that episode for my Monday commute to work but sometimes I just can’t wait! Jonathan, Chris, Ben and Carmela are wonderful hosts who complement each other very well. They each bring their own strengths to the show and it’s so hard to pick a favorite...so I don’t! I look forward to being able to meet the whole gang in person someday, but until then I will admire them all from afar, come back each week and continue to listen to past shows over and over again. Jonathan’s hard work on this podcast really shows and made my decision to support the show through Patreon a no-brainer. Don’t let the nay-sayers grind you down! You have so many more supporters than not, my friends! #TWA4LIFE

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heytheremark
Jun 10 '19
Rating:   4
I’m sad.......

Because this show used to be my favorite and now I only listen to certain episodes. I love the trivia and the banter and the guests but some of the hosts have really turned me off mainly due to what feels like them pushing their societal/political beliefs on the listeners. I understand we all have opinions but this show used to be about trivia and unity and now it seems like it’s turned into ego hour with a side of trivia. I’m not done with it but I will continue to delete certain episodes and move on.

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