Episode 07 – THIS IS JEOPARDY! 5x Champion Alan Dunn’s Strategy

Episode 07 – THIS IS JEOPARDY! 5 time Champion Alan Dunn talks strategy with Tom

Alan Dunn is a 25 year resident of Johns Creek, GA, and is a five-time champion on Jeopardy! Appearing on Jeopardy was a lifelong dream of his. Alan talks about his journey of trying out for the show, getting the big call, and how it worked when he showed up. Something people don’t realize is that Jeopardy is on your own dime. You pay for your own airfare, hotel, and meals. Later, Alan speaks about getting invited to the Tournament of Champions. Tune in for Tom’s financial tip of the day about inflation!

IN THIS EPISODE:

    • [02:10] Alan talks about his journey to his lifelong dream of getting on the show.
    • [15:55] Alan got the big call: he was accepted to appear on Jeopardy!
    • [29:20] One year later, Alan was invited back for the Tournament of Champions.
    • [36:05] After appearing on Jeopardy, Alan was able to reunite with a lot of old friends and family members.
    • [37:30] Tom’s financial tip of the day: inflation is real! If you have money sitting around, then you need to do something with it.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • People don’t realize that Jeopardy is on your own dime. You pay for your own airfare, hotel, and meals.
  • Depending on where you come from, you may break even or even lose money by appearing on Jeopardy.
  • Jeopardy knowledge is a mile wide and an inch deep. You have to know a little bit of everything to succeed on Jeopardy.
  • The best way to prepare for being on Jeopardy is to watch a lot of Jeopardy.

BIO:

Alan Dunn is a 25 year resident of Johns Creek, GA, and was a five-time champion on Jeopardy! in October 2018 and a Quarterfinalist in the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions in November 2019.  He retired in 2020 after 40 years with AT&T.  He and his wife Kim have three grown sons, one grandson, and a rescue puppy named Augie.

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