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Episode 4

Geoffrey Baer puts contestants from across Chicago to the test as they contemplate all things Chicago. In this episode, we ask: where's the station to board the "Soul Train"? We look for the Jewels in Chicago's crown, and we dig up some dirt in a backroom deal.

Episodes

Episode 4

Geoffrey Baer puts contestants from across Chicago to the test as they contemplate all things Chicago. In this episode, we ask: where's the station to board the "Soul Train"? We look for the Jewels in Chicago's crown, and we dig up some dirt in a backroom deal.

Episode 3

Geoffrey Baer puts contestants from across Chicago to the test. In this episode, we serve up Chicago by the slice, actually, a lot of slices. We chase down a runaway baby buggy and we go shopping for mysteries at the mall.

Episode 2

Geoffrey Baer puts contestants from across Chicago to the test by asking if they know: the Chicago alphabet, what a bread shortage in Puerto Rico has to do with a Chicago delicacy, and what Abe Lincoln did in his spare time.

Episode 1

Geoffrey Baer puts contestants from across Chicago to the test as they contemplate all things Chicago. Meet contestants from all over, including a high school student in Lakeview, a Hollywood producer, a South Side father, a sports radio host, and more.

Trivia Explainers - Spoiler Alert! These videos reveal quiz answers!

Walking The Stroll in Bronzeville

What was the nickname of the entertainment district along South State Street during the heyday of Bronzeville as “The Black Metropolis?” Geoffrey Baer explains.
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The Queen's Gift

What gift did Queen Victoria send Chicago after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871? Geoffrey Baer explains.

The Father of Gospel Music

Songwriter Thomas A. Dorsey created the first gospel choir while working as the music director for which Chicago church? Geoffrey Baer explains.
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El Arquitecto

What gift did Queen Victoria send Chicago after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871? Geoffrey Baer explains.

Chicago’s First Pride Parade

How did the Chicago Pride Parade get its start? Geoffrey Baer has the answer.

Illuminating the 1933 World's Fair

Who flipped the switch that started the 1933 World’s Fair? Geoffrey Baer explains.

Radioactivity in Red Gate Woods

Geoffrey Baer explains how traces of the world’s first nuclear reactor can be found at Red Gate Woods.

Searching for Bud Billiken

With a huge parage and picnic in his honor, Bud Billiken is a household name in Chicago. But who was Bud Billiken? Geoffrey Baer explains.

The Origin of the Jibarito

Geoffrey Baer explains the origins of the jibarito, a sandwich craze that got its start in Chicago.

How the Twinkie Got Its Flavor

The Twinkie was once filled with banana cream, but it eventually switched to a vanilla filling. Geoffrey Baer explains.

Welcome to Ford City

The building that houses Ford City Mall near Midway Airport was originally built for another purpose. Geoffrey Baer explains.
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What Happened to the First Ferris Wheel?

After the Ferris Wheel debuted at the 1893 World’s Fair, where did it go next? Geoffrey Baer explains.

Behind the Scenes Extra

Behind the Scenes of The Great Chicago Quiz Show

Get a behind-the-scenes look at how The Great Chicago Quiz Show came together.