Ciquizza: The Fix podcast
By The Washington Post
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Do you like game shows? Do you like politics? Whatever, you will LOVE The Ciquizza anyway. Each week the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza puts two supposedly smart guests to the test with questions on news, politics, entertainment. The winner will be covered in glory. The loser will be subject to public shaming. For real. [This podcast is no longer releasing new episodes.]
||CleanThe one where Chris leaves||Chris makes a bittersweet announcement.||3/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||The one with the champions||Ciquizza alum and former champions go head to head in a battle that includes past DNC chairs, solving news haiku and president attacking rabbits.||3/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||The one where the media reviews the media||Two of WaPo's media columnists, Margaret Sullivan and Erik Wemple face off in a competition of quotes about the media, politics at the Oscars and ... Jelly Bellys?||3/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||The one where Chris sings too much||The Hill's Reid Wilson battles WaPo's Matea Gold over baby pandas, Presidential facial hair and fruity anagrams.||2/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||The one with the fact checkers||Lauren Carroll of PolitiFact and WaPo's Michelle Ye Hee Lee put their fact checking skills to the test as they try to figure out real or fake headlines and who said which quote.||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||The one with Elizabeth Warren||Host of Press Pool on Sirius XM, Julie Mason goes against WaPo's Dana Milbank. They try to figure out Betsy DeVos's real first name and bond over their mutual love of CNN's Jake Tapper.||2/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||The one where we re-fight the Republican primary||Former Ted Cruz communications advisor, Amanda Carpenter and former spokesman for Jeb Bush, Tim Miller||2/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||The one with the critics||Two of WaPo's critics, Alyssa Rosenberg and Chris Richards, try to name the performers for Trump's inauguration, decide if some headlines are real or fake and figure out who Donald Trump has called a low life on Twitter.||1/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||The one with Donald Glover||CNN's Mary Katherine Ham goes against WaPo's Wesley Lowery in a battle where Donald Glover is almost always the right answer, the orange guys win and nobody is exactly sure which president is on the $2 bill.||1/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||The one with the Harvard grads||Top Hillary Clinton aide Brian Fallon and WaPo's Abby Phillip try to figure out who had Washington's biggest PR nightmare this week and call Chris out on his presidential facial hair knowledge.||1/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Holiday one||For the holidays we turn the tables and Carol quizzes Chris on reindeer, menorahs and the history of the New Year's Eve ball.||12/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||The one with the frienemies||The duo behind Politico’s Playbook, Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman, face off. They try to puzzle out news haikus, sort the real headlines from the fake ones and try to name some dead presidents.||12/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||The one with the tie breaker||Politico's Eliana Johnson and WaPo's Carlos Lozada learn how bubble wrap was invented and try to name everything Donald Trump has called disgusting in a tweet.||12/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||The one with Lorelai Gilmore||Stu Rothenberg, publisher of The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report goes against Capital Weather Gang's Jason Samenow. They solve haiku riddles and put their presidential history knowledge to the test.||11/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||The one on Thanksgiving||In a special Thanksgiving themed edition with WaPo's Dave Weigel and soon-to-be WaPo's Ashley Parker guess how many feathers a full-grown turkey has and prove to know an awkward amount of information about Gilmore Girls.||11/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||The one where Chris and Neil rap a lot||It’s a vicious intrasquad game between Wapo-ers Neil Greenberg and Allison Michaels. The Post duo debate how old Thomas Jefferson would be, how many reindeer pull Santa's sleigh and who is on the $500 bill.||11/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||The one we taped on election day||Politico's Julia Ioffe and WaPo's Joel Achenbach try to figure out where Porkopolis is, which president was the first to see the Pacific Ocean and who is older Kim Kardashian or Chris Pratt?||11/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||The one where Alex tries to win. Again.||WaPo's Alex Petri is back and tries to win back her dignity against Daily Caller's Matt Lewis. They duel over presidential duels and that one FBI director that liked to dress up as a woman.||11/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||The one where Fun-employed becomes a thing||Former NBC dude Luke Russert and WaPo's Danielle Paquette try to figure out Adam Sandler's hometown, decide whether Shaq really bought a Krispy Kreme franchise and name as many 'Racing President's' as possible.||10/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||The one with the two millennials||ESPN's Clinton Yates and WaPo's Michelle Lee try to name "Saturday Night Live" presidential impersonators, puzzle over who said Trump snorts and battle over how an EZ Bake oven gets hot.||10/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||The one with two Internet reporting stars||Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold and former NPR staff Andy Carvin engage in a battle of wits over famous political cities, celebrity endorsements and diphallic terata.||10/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||The one with the two internet nerds||Tech reporting legend Walt Mossberg and Internet person Caitlin Dewey figure out who is on Trump’s Mount Rushmore, guess the original price for a Kindle and wonder what Jeb Bush’s real name is.||10/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Elahe Izadi vs Joe House||Legendary eater and 'Shackhouse' co-host Joe House faces off against WaPo pop culture writer and resident stand-up comic Elahe Izadi. And, yes, one of the questions mentions Lake Titicaca||9/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CNNs Brianna Keilar vs. Washington Posts Neil Greenberg||Brianna ‘all the polls’ Keilar and Neil ‘fancy stats’ Greenberg try to outwit each other over golden toilets and The Big Lebowski||9/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Cook Political Report's Amy Walter vs. Washington Post's Carlos Lozada||A political nerd and a book nerd face off in a battle of wits and wisdom. They debate debate moderators and try to name all the states where Donald Trump owns hotels.||9/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||NBC's Chuck Todd vs Washington Post's Alexandra Petri||Chuck Todd, a political nerd, and Alex Petri, a humor nerd, face off in an epic showdown. They battle over quotes, headlines and what movie Chris has never heard of that won the Labor Day box office fight. Also, prizes!||9/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||The fourth question is ...||Have you ever spent 5 hours debating which president is the best looking?||9/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||The third question is ...||Can you draw the United States from memory?||9/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||The second question is ...||Have you ever said “In the words of Friedrich Nietzsche?”||8/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||The first question is ...||Do you like feeling better than other people?||8/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Unfortunately extremely disappointed....
Big fan of Chris' work in the WP, Morning Joe and MTP. This podcast seems ill conceived and uninteresting for a very interesting guy.
Awful "both-sides" pundit also lousy podcaster
If you're reading this, you probably already have formed your own opinion about the host from the schlock he's been writing for years. I gave this a shot because he books some good guests, but he's even schlockier than I'd feared he be. Typically clever and intelligent people somehow become dull and tiresome in his presence. Powerful, powerful schlock.
The annoying, not funny class clown
Interrupts his guests constantly, talks over them, poor jokes and dialogue.