Welcome to Season Four of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. For this season, we’re going to cover all 50 US states, starting with New York State Trivia. It’ll be a mix of history, geography, and pop culture.
We also have new music, but from the same composer, Jason Shaw at Audionautix.com.
Everything else will be the same. Three rounds of ten questions each (Dorky, Geeky, and Nerdy).
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As Billy Joel once said, I’m in a New York State of mind.
Hey gang, this is Episode 162 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. I’m your host, Brian Rollins and we are kicking off Season Four of the show in the Empire State. This whole season will be all about each of the US states. Their history, geography, and some pop culture thrown in for good measure.
It’s still three rounds of ten questions each. The only thing really new this season is the music. Once again, I’ve got music from Jason Shaw at Audionautix.com. This season’s theme music is, fittingly, Heading West.
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Thanks and now, let’s get to what you’re actually here for: the trivia.
The Dorky Round
6. New York City is the largest city in the state (and the US) by population. What's the second biggest city in New York?
The Geeky Round
5. What New Yorker was both the first Chief Justice of the Supreme court as well as acting Secretary of State?
The Nerdy Round
5. New York state is the birthplace of five US presidents. Who was the first New Yorker to become a US president?
6. Born Walden Robert Cassotto, what New Yorker sold over 1 million singles of the 1958 song, 'Splish Splash'?
9. What two Native American tribal nations dominated New York state, prior to European colonization?
10. What New York Governor and later US Secretary of State, was responsible for adding Alaska to the US?
And that’s it for our first episode of Season Four. I hope you like the season-long theme we’re doing here. I think it’ll be fun.
If you’re a New Yorker, give me a shout on Facebook or Twitter. Let me know what I missed about your home state. I know you all aren’t shy. I’ve never been to New York, but I’m a huge history and theater nerd, so it calls to me. Let me know your “must visit” places.
Also: Remember to pay attention to the order of the episodes this season. They aren’t random. See if you can spot the criteria I used for their order. I’ll see you back here, next Wednesday. And here’s your clue:
What US state was founded as a colony by George Calvert in the early 17th century?
Unlike New York, it’s a state I’ve actually visited and found it to be quite charming.
Thanks for listening.
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