Writing Trivia Is Hard: An Interview

“Writing trivia is hard, there’s a lot of fact-checking involved. You have to make sure that there is only one answer to the question, which is harder than you might think.”

Travis Larchuk is the head writer for NPR’s trivia, puzzle, and word play show Ask Me Another. When PEM sat down with Larchuk, he told us about the tricky nature of crafting trivia questions and a recent controversy on the show: a question about bad-smelling fruit (how many can there be?).

Read the transcript.


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