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Dec 7, 2020

Claire McNear (author, The Ringer) joins us for a lesson in rookie journalism, as she gets blocked by MC Hammer for some, shall we say, unprofessional practices. Block: Hammer Time! Given Claire's new book is about Jeopardy!, the Blocked Boys take the opportunity to talk all things Jeopardy! with her, including John's Jeopardy! tweets, the show's audition process, the terrible anecdotes, and Celebrity Jeopardy!. And of course, the BBs still find time to talk their usual BS, as they get into the monoliths, #StoptheSteal, Pokémon, the apocalypse, and John tells the story about his tough day in a ninth-grade classroom this week. 


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Claire McNear is a staff writer for The Ringer and her book, "Answers in the Form of Questions: A Definitive History and Insider's Guide to Jeopardy!", is available wherever you get your books. She can be followed on Twitter at @ClaireMcNear.