Ep. 44: Christopher Short – Geeks Who Drink Head Editor, Jeopardy Superchamp

Christopher Short is a six-time Jeopardy! champion, and the Chief Editor for Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes. Pretty much all of 22,000 or so questions asked at any of the 700+ quizzes Geeks Who Drink hosts all across the country have passed in front of Christopher and been given his blessing. It’s a monumental undertaking, and it’s not often we get to peek inside the black box of Geeks Who Drink editorial. This is your inside access into the Geek side of Geeks Who Drink.

Christopher talks about how rounds come into existence, round types they’ve thrown away due to player feedback, the grind of creating new music rounds every single week, and a whole lot more. It’s an incredibly illuminating chat, and one you’ll adore if you’ve ever wondered how Geeks Who Drink comes up with a unique quiz six nights a week.

We also talk about his stint as Jeopardy! champ in part two of our all-access conversation. Find out what’s involved before you make it on the air, what taping day is like, how torturous the interview portion of the show actually is (spoiler: it sucks as bad as it seems), and a ton of other juicy info.

It’s a loaded show this week. You can download the episode on iTunes, stream it on Stitcher, or listen at the Jon of All Trades homepage.

One minor technical note: I talked to Christopher via Skype, and that’s why the audio quality is just a little bit different. Still clear, just a bit different sounding. Also, that explains the weird picture at the top of this companion blog.


This is the third of four episodes highlighting Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes. All throughout January, on the road to Geek Bowl IX, I’m highlighting a different aspect of this company. Why? I love geeking out, and I love drinking. I’ve played in 3 Geek Bowls, and if you haven’t gone before, you should go this year. For more information about Geek Bowl IX or to purchase tickets, click here. Why should you go? Take it from the company itself: ” Geek Bowl is a dork bacchanal. Dress to the nines, drink up and enjoy, because we’ll give you one hell of a show.” And even if you don’t go, here’s what’s coming the rest of the month:

January 7: The Slumpbusters

January 14: Quizmaster Johnny

January 21: Question Writer and Head Editor

January 28: The Geeks Who Drink founder

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