Live via Zoom:
Thursday, November 19, 7:30 PM ET
Squawkin’ Sports Hosted by Patrick Sauer and David J. Roth
Featuring Claire McNear, author of Answers in the Form of Questions: A Definitive History and Insider's Guide to Jeopardy!
Created and hosted by writers Patrick Sauer and David J. Roth, Squawkin’ Sports is an ongoing series featuring book chats with grown-up authors writing about grown-ups playing kiddie games. For this installment, Sauer and Roth chat with Claire McNear on her new book, Answers in the Form of Questions. Jeopardy! is a lot of things: record-setting game show, beloved family tradition, and proving ground for many of North America’s best and brightest. Answers in the Form of Questions dives deep behind the scenes, with longtime host Alex Trebek talking about his life and legacy and the show’s producers and writers explaining how they put together the nightly game. Readers will travel to bar trivia showdowns with the show’s biggest winners and training sessions with trivia whizzes prepping for their shot onstage. And they’ll discover new tales of the show’s most notable moments and learn how celebrity cameos and Saturday Night Live spoofs built a television mainstay. Answers in the Form of Questions looks to the past—and the future—to explain what Jeopardy! really is: a tradition unlike any other.