Good Job, Brain! is a free weekly clean* audio podcast that's part quiz show & part offbeat news. It's the ultimate nutrition for your brain. So eat up!

*no explicit language. But poop does come up sometimes all the time.


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WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE?

KAREN // @momopeche

Game geek, candyfreak, bad runner.  

EXPERTISE: Geography, Hip Hop, Dogs, Patrick Swayze, Scout

 

COLIN // @colin13

Cannot tolerate lines that are not 100% parallel or 100% perpendicular.

EXPERTISE: Classic Rock, Academy Awards, NBA, Star Wars, Sniper

 

DANA // @ItsKindaSweet

Kinda sweet, kinda hilarious. Game designer extraordinaire.  

EXPERTISE: Literature, Indie Rock, Pop Culture, New Zealand, Prince, Medic

 

CHRIS // @kobunheat

Walking retro videogame almanac. Ravenclaw.  

EXPERTISE: US government, James Taylor, videogames, Spy

Wednesday
Aug262015

159: Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na... BATMAN!

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Holy comic book trivia, Batman! We battle against crime, and some of Marvel's silliest criminals ever in a REAL or FAKE comic book villain quiz. Learn what sets Japanese manga apart from American comics in terms of business and reading habits, and the very very real inspiration behind to very very fake Batman character. And if you like Brad Pitt or Laser quiz, then you'll love "BATMAN? OR TASER?" Colin shares some very outdated and ridiculous Comic Code Authority guidelines from 60 years ago.

ALSO: GJB LIVE!, Game of Thrones Um, Actually...

RUNTIME: 1 hour 3 minutes 49 seconds

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Featured Interlude Music:

"Batman Theme" by Neal Hefti  Amazon | iTunes 

 

Monday
Aug102015

158: Sweeping Epics

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Grab your mighty sword and charge into the battle for tivia about the most EPIC STUFF!!! We go from high-brow with a quiz on *actual* epic poems laced with hints and clues to low-brow with epic eating contests- learn some of the tactics, lingo, and rules about jamming the most hotdogs into your mouth hole. Make sure you have a pen and some paper to take on Karen's epic character challenge (experimenting with a new quiz format) and Colin doesn't give us intermission in his segment about epic movies clocking in over 3 hours. AND. YES. MUSIC. ROUND. EPIC. GUITAR. SOLOS. How many can you name?

RUNTIME: 57 minutes 30 seconds

 

Featured Interlude Music:

"Drink Up Me Hearties Yo Ho" by Hans Zimmer  Amazon | iTunes 

 

Saturday
Aug012015

Submit Your Video!

We're making a video montage of GJB listeners around the world! This is something we want to showcase at our upcoming (mysterious) live event. We want all of our listeners to get a glimpse at what other fellow listeners are like!

In 10 seconds or less, tell us:

 

  • your name
  • city/state/country you are from
  • what are your favorite types of facts

 

Email us your video at gjb.podcast@gmail.com

Here's an example video:

 

 

Tuesday
Jul282015

157: Beautiful in Every Way

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Let's spend a day prettying ourselves up! Ah, how about a nice relaxing snail facial to give your visage a nice fresh look? Or maybe you want to indulge in a bird poo treatment? Let's play a spa-themed game of "Place, Person, or Thing?" and discover the quasi-standard unit of beauty. (Yes! There *is* a unit that describes beauty!) We debunk home beauty remedies, and look! There she goes that girl is so peculiar; with a dreamy far-off look, and her nose stuck in a book. THAT BELLE! Chris finds out if Beauty and the Beast is indeed a tale as old as time.

ALSO: Listener Mailbag, How the deathray building can't be stopped

RUNTIME: 58 minutes 41 seconds

 

Featured Interlude Music:

"Beautiful" by Snoop Dogg  Amazon | iTunes 

 

Thursday
Jul162015

156: Fantastical Food

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Hold your breath. Make a wish. Count to three. Come with me, and you'll be... in a world of PURE IMAGINATION.... and of filling your face with fantasy food! We've talked about the history behind Willy Wonka, but what about the failed and successful modern attempts of bringing Roald Dahl's whimsical candy onto store shelves? Karen took a stroll on Fleet Street and found a weird trend with pies... and Dana got dark too with a horror food quiz. Find out what real foods you're eating now are actually impostors, and why is the Mock Turtle crying in Alice in Wonderland. What the heck *IS* a mock turtle? Of course, a pretty intense Harry Potter food quiz (along with a "Fake? Or British?" sub-segment). And yes, one (just one) Star Wars food trivia question.

RUNTIME: 57 minutes 23 seconds

 

Featured Interlude "Music"

You'll just have to find out.

 

Sunday
Jul052015

155: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #31

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What kind of quirky quaint quizzical quandaries do we have in store for you this week? Colin just got back for Sweden and we finally get to tell our Scandinavian and Nordic countries apart, and of course, return of torture candy. Chris masterfully hid birds in his word game quiz, and how many gallons are in a peck? How many hot dogs are in the new Pizza Hut hot dog pizza crust? These important life questions are answered in Dana's HOW MANY challenge that will stump most. Rich Playboy magnate Hugh Hefner, or sliced bread...which came first? We're back with another eye-opening round of BRAD PITT? OR LASERS? filled with even more random pairings. 

ALSO: Monsters, death ray, listener puzzle answer

ALSO ALSO: There's a hidden bird in this episode description :)

RUNTIME: 59 minutes 56 seconds

 

Tuesday
Jun232015

Fun-Size Mini Show: Music Location Puzzle

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What did the fast tomato say to the slow tomato? "KETCHUP!" Yes, Karen catches up with a few Um...Actually's, listener questions, and announcements. Potential meetup? Play games with all of us and with the community online? And future episode previews? Yup, you got it. And of course, stay for Karen's music quiz location puzzle!

You can email us your answer to gjb.podcast@gmail.com. And we're back next week with a full episode brimming with our usual trivia and maybe poo facts.

RUNTIME: 23 minutes 31 seconds

Sunday
Jun142015

154: To Boldly Go

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By Grabthar's hammer, you shall be avenged with trivia overload about science-fiction. What was the true cultural origin of sci-fi? Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers - the copycat race to space story dominance. NGet fuzzy and cuddly with Dana's sci-fi pet quiz (and some heated discussion about Jabba the Hutt). Are you having a bad day? Could it be because of Mercury is in retrograde? BUT WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?! Chris delivers a brutal deep-cut quiz on Battlestar Galactica cast's other acting gigs, and sci-fi movies you probably didn't know were based on books.

ALSO: Iceland facts, dementor wasps

RUNTIME: 53 minutes 2 seconds

 

Featured Interlude Music:

"Major Tom" by Shiny Toy Guns  Amazon | iTunes 

 

Friday
Jun052015

153: Let There Be Light

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Ah, finally, and *enlightening* episode! Let it shine, let it shine, let it...... destroy? Chris tells us about the infamous Las Vegas "death ray" and how a simple CFL lightbulb destroyed his videogame dreams. Bask in facts about glow-in-the-dark toys, fireflies...and "fire-pigs." And yes, the human race have finally invented a mind-boggling material that cannot be any more black. NONE MORE BLACK! And music round is back with some light rock.

ALSO: Mailbag, updates, EGGCORNS

RUNTIME: 56 minutes 39 seconds

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Featured Interlude Music:

"This Little Light of Mine" by Joss Stone and Buick Audra  Amazon | iTunes 

 

Friday
May152015

152: Follow the Leader

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Kneel and bow before trivia about those who are leaders of the pack! Take Chris' quiz on business leaders who name their famous companies after their own swagga self. Why we call sport team leaders "coaches" and the traditions among different sports. Leaders with animal names, and the intriguing origin of Rastafarians and their holy leader. Why would anyone be in the lead of a race and then disappear?! The weird world of rabbit runners who get paid to run fast, and drop out of a race.

RUNTIME: 51 minutes 10 seconds

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Featured Interlude Music:

"Leader" by Yarah Bravo  iTunes