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Boom/Bust: The Rise and Fall of HQ Trivia

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The End of HQ Trivia—and the Rise of Zombie HQ

The final episode of our documentary podcast, Boom/Bust: The Rise and Fall of HQ Trivia, examines the final days of the wildly popular trivia game—and its unlikely resuscitation

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“You’re on Notice, HQ”

Episode 7 of our documentary podcast series, ‘Boom/Bust: The Rise and Fall of HQ Trivia,’ examines the beginning of the end for HQ Trivia

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A Rebellion at HQ Trivia

Episode 6 of our documentary podcast series, ‘Boom/Bust: The Rise and Fall of HQ Trivia,’ breaks down a particularly tumultuous era at the trivia startup

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What Colin Kroll Meant to HQ Trivia

An excerpt from Episode 5 of our documentary series ‘Boom/Bust: The Rise and Fall of HQ Trivia’

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Was HQ a Tech Company or a Media Company?

Episode 4 of our documentary podcast series, ‘Boom/Bust: The Rise and Fall of HQ Trivia,’ examines the existential crises that plague so many startups

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What HQ Trivia Learned—or Didn’t Learn—From Vine

Episode 3 of our documentary podcast series ‘Boom/Bust: The Rise and Fall of HQ Trivia’ examines the Silicon Valley founders myth and the lessons of Rus Yusupov and Colin Kroll’s first company, Vine

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Was HQ Trivia Too Viral?

Our documentary podcast series ‘Boom/Bust: The Rise and Fall of HQ Trivia’ looks at the unpredictable nature of the attention economy

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Millions of People Played HQ Trivia. What Happened to It?

Our new documentary podcast series, ‘Boom/Bust: The Rise and Fall of HQ Trivia,’ examines the viral sensation that was HQ Trivia, and asks: Why do the things we love on the internet always disappear?

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Introducing ‘Boom/Bust: The Rise and Fall of HQ Trivia’

The live trivia app was once the obsession of the internet, but then it all went wrong