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"Ender's Game of Thrones" w/ Jason Concepcion

"Ender's Game of Thrones" w/ Jason Concepcion

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The Puzzler Podcast welcomes Jason Concepcion, a podcaster, writer, and host of various podcasts, including the Six Trophies and X-Ray Vision podcast. The episode features a title mashup game called "Ender's Game of Thrones," where they combine two titles with a common word and give clues for the mashup version. For example, "A series where a child soldier named Andrew Wiggins fights off both insectoid aliens and the house of Lannister" is Ender's Game of Thrones. They play through several rounds, with Jason successfully guessing mashups like "Spice World Wars-y" and "Doctor Who Wants to Be a Millionaire." The episode concludes with an extra credit puzzle for listeners: "A group of school kids enter the upside down in search of Chi Nwa Chebe's award-winning novel."

Outlines

00:00:00
Introduction and Guest Introduction

This Chapter introduces the episode and welcomes Jason Concepcion, a podcaster, writer, and host of various podcasts, including the Six Trophies and X-Ray Vision podcast. They briefly discuss the recent events that have happened since their last interaction.

00:02:53
Title Mashup Game: Ender's Game of Thrones

This Chapter introduces the title mashup game called "Ender's Game of Thrones," where they combine two titles with a common word and give clues for the mashup version. They play through several rounds, with Jason successfully guessing mashups like "Spice World Wars-y" and "Doctor Who Wants to Be a Millionaire."

00:10:25
Extra Credit Puzzle

This Chapter presents an extra credit puzzle for listeners: "A group of school kids enter the upside down in search of Chi Nwa Chebe's award-winning novel."

Keywords

The Puzzler Podcast
The Puzzler Podcast is a podcast hosted by AJ Jacobs, focusing on puzzles and games. The podcast features various guests and challenges, including word puzzles, trivia, and pop culture references.

Jason Concepcion
Jason Concepcion is a podcaster, writer, and host of various podcasts, including the Six Trophies and X-Ray Vision podcast. He is also known for his work on the official Game of Thrones podcast.

Ender's Game of Thrones
Ender's Game of Thrones is a title mashup game featured on The Puzzler Podcast. The game involves combining two titles with a common word and giving clues for the mashup version.

Title Mashup
Title Mashup is a game or activity where two or more titles are combined to create a new, often humorous, title. This is often done by taking words from different titles and merging them together.

Pop Culture
Pop Culture refers to the prevailing trends, interests, and activities of a particular society or group, especially as reflected in the media and entertainment.

Spice World Wars-y
Spice World Wars-y is a title mashup combining the Spice Girls movie "Spice World" and the Brad Pitt film "World War Z." It suggests a scenario where the Spice Girls are involved in a zombie apocalypse.

Doctor Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
Doctor Who Wants to Be a Millionaire is a title mashup combining the British science fiction series "Doctor Who" and the game show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire." It suggests a scenario where the Doctor participates in the game show.

Mystery Science Theater 3000
Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) is a cult classic comedy television series where a group of people watch bad movies and make humorous commentary on them. It is known for its witty and sarcastic humor.

Austin Powers
Austin Powers is a popular comedy film series starring Mike Myers as a British secret agent who travels through time to fight evil. The series is known for its over-the-top humor and parody of spy films.

Black Mirror
Black Mirror is a British science fiction anthology series that explores the dark side of technology and its impact on society. It is known for its thought-provoking and often disturbing episodes.

Q&A

  • What is the title mashup game played on The Puzzler Podcast?

    The game is called "Ender's Game of Thrones," where they combine two titles with a common word and give clues for the mashup version.

  • What are some examples of title mashups played in the episode?

    Some examples include "Spice World Wars-y" (Spice World + World War Z) and "Doctor Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" (Doctor Who + Who Wants to Be a Millionaire).

  • What is the extra credit puzzle presented at the end of the episode?

    The extra credit puzzle is: "A group of school kids enter the upside down in search of Chi Nwa Chebe's award-winning novel."

Show Notes

Hello, Puzzlers! AJ has a new book out! You can order "The Year of Living Constitutionally" right now!.


Puzzling with us today: writer, podcaster, and host of "X-Ray Vision", Jason Concepcion!


Join host A.J. Jacobs and his guests as they puzzle–and laugh–their way through new spins on old favorites, like anagrams and palindromes, as well as quirky originals such as “Ask Chat GPT” and audio rebuses.


Subscribe to The Puzzler podcast wherever you get your podcasts! 


"The Puzzler with A.J. Jacobs" is distributed by iHeartPodcasts and is a co-production with Neuhaus Ideas. 


Our executive producers are Neely Lohmann and Adam Neuhaus of Neuhaus Ideas, and Lindsay Hoffman of iHeart Podcasts.


The show is produced by Jody Avirgan and Brittani Brown of Roulette Productions. 


Our Chief Puzzle Officer is Greg Pliska. Our associate producer is Andrea Schoenberg.

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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