Writer and classics scholar Alex Karsten comes aboard to answer trivia questions about kid’s books, world languages, Jack Ryan, and (It’s Always Sunny in) Philadelphia, and puzzle over an all-anagrams movie round. Find out which Greek poet is the Chef Boyardee of antiquity, hear about monk hoaxes, and find out which movie Alex will ride and/or die for.

Find Alex on Twitter: @alexkarsten

In our inaugural episode, we chat with Engineer Rachael, who usually works below-decks in our escape pod, and we’re visited by Spock, the pod-cat who likes to wreak havoc on our life support systems. Engineer Rachael takes on challenging trivia questions about Harry Potter, words containing a “v,” and the Avengers, and puzzles over a “change one letter” movie round.