Tell Them What They've Won - America's Favorite Game Show Podcast
By Tom Bastek and Mike Jacobs
The Game Show Guys, Tom Bastek and Mike Jacobs are bringing you stories about game shows, both past and present. This podcast showcases a different game show each week, as well as touches on game show news, interviews and more.
We are super excited to begin season three with a bang! We cover probably the greatest and most well known game show of all time, Jeopardy! Plus, we bring on a six time champion Dave Leach to take us behind the scenes of being on the show. Christian is back for Stump or Chump and we have a devil of a time playing the game from This Week in Game Show History. THIS SHOW IS PACKED!
Hey Gang, you knew we couldn't stay away the whole off season. Now, you don't have to either! Here is a quick game show news and this week in game show history to get you through till season 3 starts up!
This week we talk about video games that are based on game shows. And game shows that are based on video games. Plus we have a very special guest Ryan Vickers with us to talk about the new season of The Search for Canada's Game Shows. It is a HUGE episode and a great way to end season 2!
This week we are featuring game shows about video games. And we are featuring video games about game shows. And we are talking to Ryan Vickers about the new season of The Search for Canada's Game Shows! Join us as we wrap up Season 2 in style!
This week we feature the first show to really take its cues from Millionaire in terms of look and feel. Throw in cooperative game play, a memorable host and one of the best game show lines in history and you have Weakest Link! Plus we talk about Transformers vs. Gobots and more!
This week we talk one of Mike and Christian's favorite word games, Lingo! (Tom likes it, just not as much). We talk rubens, Roku vs. Chromecast and you will NOT want to miss this edition of Stump the Chump - Now forever renamed Stump or Chump.
This week we go back tot he 90s and talk Singled Out. And although Mike and Tom may not be the biggest fans, they still manage to find some redeeming qualities about the show. Plus, we have a question to stump the chump, this week in gameshow history and game show news, too.
This week on the show, Mike and Tom cover one of the true classics: Tic-Tac-Dough! Plus we once again try not to look like chumps with a trivia question for Christian as well as game show news, this week in gameshow history and more!
This week Mike and Tom take on the education system of America as well as get on a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles kick and a dog training tangent. PLUS! Will this be the week we STUMP THE CHUMP? Tune in!
This week we are headed back to the 50s! One of the first shows back after the game show scandals, Concentration made you use your brain to make matches. Mike and Tom reminisce about the Classic version hosted by Alex Trebek and we try to stump Christian with our first listener submitted question.
This week we are featuring a show that apparently combines puzzles, matching and using your brain. Plus news, our first listener submitted stump the chump, this week in game show history and more! Join us!
This week we are featuring Christian's favorite show. No, for real. He could have talked about it for hours. We hit up the news, this week in game show history and once again see if we can stump the Know-it-all Carrion. Plus Mike and Tom dish on the new Supermarket Sweep. Tune in!
This week we are featuring one of Christian's favorite game shows. Plus we put him to the test again with another Stump the Chump question. Can we finally fool him? And what happened this week in game show history. Tune in to find out!
This week we go back to the early 2000s to visit Mike in his college days. We talk with Christian about the new shows coming out this January and even find out if Mike can win a million dollars. Join us!
Welcome back to Season 2! We are starting back strong with one of America's favorite game shows, Wheel of Fortune! Tom and Mike welcome back Christian with the news and introduce the new feature, Stump the Chump!
This week, join us for a special edition of the show exploring the biggest game show cheating scandal since the 1950s: the Charles Ingram Scandal. We have gathered, researched and interviewed to bring you this look at an amazing story!
This week, join us for a special edition of the show exploring the biggest game show cheating scandals since the 1950s: the Charles Ingram Scandal. We are ramping up to season 2 and it starts with Tell Them What They've Won Presents: Behind the Show: THe Million Dollar Cough. Don't miss it!
Join us this week as we wrap up season one with a REALLY BIG SHOW! We feature six different game shows that feature the word "big" in them. Plus Christian gives us even more great info beyond the news! Previews of the off season and what is up next in season 2!
Join us this week as we close out season one with a really BIG show! We will look at six, count 'em, six featured shows, have even more contributions from Christian and announcements for what is coming up next season!
This week Tom and Mike take a turn in Burt Reynolds' living room and talk all things WLD. Find out which one of them has the lowest rating for a game show so far and why! Also, Christian comes in with game show news, and we talk about a legend about a temple, too.
This week we are asking the age old question, "Can you draw 'Purple People Eater?'." If you can, and your team can guess it in 60 seconds, you may have what it takes to be on the show, Win Lose or Draw! Listen to this trailer, because Tom clearly doesn't.
This week Mike and Tom tackle one of the zaniest shows to ever broadcast on television. They both surprise themselves on their final opinion of the show, and Christian gets to the bottom of the lost episode of Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego!
This week we go back to the glory days of learning geography by watching unhappy children play WITWICS?. A solid part of Mike's upbringing and we talk about it. We also make fun of Christian's appearance (and Hair) on Who Wants to be a Millionaire?. Trust us, it's worth it.
This week Mike and Tom finally define their roles by fighting about the worth of the featured game show, Hollywood Squares. Christian comes at us with some news and gets really salty about another show's cancellation. It's a week full of DRAMA!
This week the Game Show Guys are featuring a game based on a true childhood favorite. Can you figure out which game it is? Find out this MOnday wherever fine podcasts are downloaded. (Or honestly, wherever you are listening to this trailer right now, duh.)
This week we are featuring our most physical game show yet, American Gladiators. Join Tower (Mike) and Nitro (Tom) as they talk all things AG and Turbo (Christian) joins them for the news. Tom also puts Mike through a game of American Gladiator or Running Man Stalker!
What do horse poop, an Elvis Impersonator and Armitron have in common? They are all related to our featured show this week. See if the hints in this teaser can help you figure it out and we'll gladly give you a thumbs up!
This week The Game Show Guys are embracing the little devil on our shoulder and featuring the Joker's Wild. Mike's virgin ears are pierced with the vulgarity of one of the game show's hosts! Christian with the news and TABLE TOP PLINKO IS HERE!
This week we are embracing the little devil on our shoulder and featuring a game show that involves lots of gambling themes. And although we don't lose money, Mike's virgin ears are pierced with the vulgarity of one of the game show's hosts! Christian with the news and more!
This week we kick it old school with the crossword style game, Scrabble! Listen in as Mike and Tom geek out about Chuck Woolery's hosting skills, and Christian tells us about the one of the most expensive accidents in game show history. It's a three letter word for America's Favorite Game Show Podcast - FUN!
This week MIke and Tom go back in time to talk about one of their favorite game show hosts in the show that he is not best known for. Listen in to this trailer and see if you can figure out what show we are featuring this week!
This week on the show, Mike and Tom feature a game show that is totally approachable for almost any age with minimal game play but a whole bunch of history. Christian dives deep into the battle of the sexes and Mike discovers a true American treasure. The password is....FUN!
This week on the show can Mike and Tom feature a game show that has been fictionalized a time or two. Listen to the celebrity pair-ups in this trailer to find out what approachable feature we have for you this week.
On the show this week we go back to the late 80s / early 90s and get into the craziness that was Remote Control. We also have Christian with the news, Mike admits to reading Playboy as a kid and Tom gets all up in the Dad Rock. What a show!
Special guest and host of Cash Cab: Chicago, Beth Melewski, joins the show and takes us behind the scenes and gives us the inside scoop on everything Cash Cab! Plus Mike and Christian nerd out on video game tennis and Tom waxes poetically (again). Don't miss this one!
This week we take the production to another level because we have a very special guest on the show. That and I just like making Mike and I have to act like fools a lot. Check out this weeks promo and find out who the big guest is going to be!
Mike and Tom take a HUGE trip down the nostalgia highway by going back in time to showcase Double Dare, everyone's favorite kids game show from the 80s till today! Find out where the name GAK came from, how the sights and smells of the game are simply unforgetable and why there were never any poop obstacles. All that and Christian with the news and The Week In Game Show History!
This week on the show Christian comes in with the news, Tom talks about how he used to host a local version of Millionaire, and Mike makes the discovery that he is smarter than the average millionaire. Listen in to hear about the game show that changed the look and feel of the industry with just one chair.
This week we feature the game show that won nine daytime emmy awards and had more name changes than any other game show in history - The Pyramid! Tom gets to talk dead people, Christian from buzzerblog.com joins us live for news and Mike finds out he shares a very special birthday! Don't miss this episode!
This week we go WAY back in time to welcome Groucho Marx to the party. It is You Bet Your LIfe and we talk all about it. We are proud to bring in our new partner, BuzzerBlog.com and their News Editor, Christian Carrion to get us up to date with what is going on in the game show world! And Mike may be forced to Tarzan.
This week we talk about all things Price is Right. Well as much as we can cram in, anyway. Literally, the history of the Price is Right is the history of the game show. Plus what is new in the world of game shows and Mike may even yodel.
Welcome to Tell Them What They've Won! This is our first episode where we discuss what is new in the world of game shows and showcase our featured show, Family Feud! From Richard Dawson to Steve Harvey, we talk about them all. Give us a listen and let us know what you think. Obviously, we are going to be growing this in many ways, behind the show, interview and game play episodes all coming to a podcast player near you! Thanks for listening!