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Litecast: Jeopardy Champion/ISU Alum Alan Johnson Interview + @ISUCoachBurner on Football Season

““This. Is. March.” - Jon Rothstein” - The Litecast”

It’s a guest heavy week this week. We kick off the month of madness with a fun conversation with ISU Coach and get his thoughts on JJ Watt signing with the Cardinals instead of his beloved Cleveland Browns. He also tells the story about how his old account got suspended from Twitter, and start thinking about the UNI football game on September 4th, with some tips for the student section. Plus, with rumors floating that he is the coach in waiting if Matt Campbell ever moves on, is he ready to talk about it?

Then, in a different kind of interview, Austin sits down with Iowa State alum and recent Jeopardy! champion Alan Johnson to talk about his 15 minutes of fame, applying for the show, and how he tried to build the right kind of knowledge. We also had to give him a hard time about the contestant interview segment gone wrong and meeting the GOAT Ken Jennings. Since Alan is an Iowa State alum, we got to talk about Iowa State things too. As a native Chicagoan, Alan had a great story of how Iowa State came on his radar and how he knew Ames was the place he felt comfortable calling home. Plus, we reminisce on his favorite hang out spots and the changes to campus in recent years. Lastly, since he’s a big podcast fan himself (30 days worth per year of minutes!), he gave a couple of recommendations for what he’s listening to these days. It’s a great conversation and well worth the listen!

Thanks as always to Es Tas Bar & Grill for sponsoring. Stop by for a $3 margarita!