Today we’re going to talk about game shows! Game shows have a long history going all the way back to the 1920s on the radio and then proliferating across media to the massive pop culture icons they are today. And they’re different from most game genres we’ve discussed in this series because chances are most of us won’t participate in shows like Jeopardy!, American Idol, or The Price is Right. Even so, many us are innately familiar with them and actively watch them, much like sports. So today we’re going to talk about the winding history game shows, the event that nearly ended the genre altogether, and of course take closer look at why exactly they’ve become so popular.