326: Quiz Show

326: Quiz Show

Feb 16, 2007
A man with social anxiety goes through a transformation on a TV game show, a young woman with high ideals has them dashed by a TV game show, and teams compete to solve some of the hardest puzzles in the world, for fun.
The secret life of quiz shows, the life behind the questions and answers.
  • Roger Dowds won several hundred thousand pounds on the Irish version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire, which is why Ronan Kelly, the host an Irish public radio program, first went to interview him. During their talk together, it became clear that Roger was a very unlikely game show champion. Ronan's story about Roger Dowds first appeared on his own program called Flux. It came to the attention of This American Life after winning a prize at the Third Coast International Audio Festival. (26 minutes) EducationTelevision
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    • "Reflexos", Luiz Eca

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