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

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 

 

Thursday
Apr302015

151: Cheers!

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Watch out because we're burping up facts and trivia about booze and beers! After 150 episodes, we're revisiting our topic from episode one! Find out why the next time you drink wine, you should really make a toast to Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde creator, Robert Louis Stevenson. Learn about the strange types of mead, or honey wine, and Colin's got his beer/thinking cap on with a quiz about brewskies. Alcoholic plants, and yes, alcoholic animals. Specifically, a real bear who enjoyed beer way too much.

ALSO: the "fastest" train, PRESENTS!, featured listener websites

RUNTIME: 1 hr 1 minute

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Featured Interlude Music:

"Alcohol" by Barenaked Ladies  Amazon | iTunes 

 

Saturday
Apr182015

150: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #30

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What's the best way to celebrate our 150th full length episode? With quizzes about Taylor Swift, word games, music maships and more. DUH. Chris' got a few sassy out-of-context movie summaries for us to identify. Do you listen to the show in the car? - Then you'll probably ace Colin's car make quiz. Karen's sandwiching words again, but this time it's all about musicians, and Dana's really obsessed with Taylor Swift's dating life.

ALSO: "word flip," random Christmas Trivia, and see if you can catch our first censor bleep

RUNTIME: 44 minutes 30 seconds

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Saturday
Apr112015

149: Collect All the Things!

(^^^ That's Chris!)

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Gotta catch'em all! We celebrate trivia and facts about collecting and collectors: our resident Star Wars droid afficionado Colin quizzes us on eBay abbreviations, and our resident video game hoarder Chris regales us with the mysterious tale of Atari's real-life treasure of gold and jewels. What does a "vexillologist" collect? What about a "vapoludologist"? Karen witnesses how Disney pin trading gets seeded, and Dana's got a quiz on celebrities and the weird and specific stuff they collect. And are Grandma's Hummel figurines really worth something?

RUNTIME: 55 minutes 33 seconds

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Featured Interlude Music:

"Collection of Stamps" by I'm From Barcelona  Amazon | iTunes 

 

Sunday
Apr052015

148: Take Out the Trash

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It's time for spring cleaning so get ready to sweep up factoids about garbage: Oscar the Grouch, the 5-Second Rule, and the surprisingly recent invention of the Trash feature in computers. Learn the tale of the Mobro 4000 - how the legendary floating island of New York City trash sailed up and down the coast of the Atlantic. You talking smack? Take the trash talk quiz! ...And find out exactly how should you poop in the woods.

ALSO: movie body count trivia, intense Star Wars Squarespace ad

RUNTIME: 59 minutes 17 seconds

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Featured Interlude Music:

"I Love Trash" by Oscar the Grouch  Amazon | iTunes 

 

Friday
Mar272015

147: The Doctor is In

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Doctor, these patients need 100CC of trivia STAT! We're prescribing some extra-strength weird facts this episode so make sure to relax and breathe normally. Get the blood flowing with a general medical quiz, and then take a spoonful of odd lingo and code words doctors use behind your back. CLEAR! Find out what's fact and what's fiction behind common medical procedures shown in TV and movies. And how a dead half of a frog inspired one of the greatest literary classic of all time. 

ALSO: Marvel challenge quiz, walls that repel urine

RUNTIME: 50 minutes 9 seconds

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Featured Interlude Music:

"Coconut" by Harry Nilsson  Amazon | iTunes


Tuesday
Mar172015

146: It's a Date!

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Sweaty palms, racing heartbeat, and a whole lotta akwardness! It's our episode about dating: dating alarms in Iceland, the 3 key questions to ask to find your mate, and we cringe at some of our own dating horror stories. Karen's got a quiz about very specific online dating sites, and can *you* name these famous date scenes in movies?

ALSO: Rollover puzzle solution

RUNTIME: 47 minutes 33 seconds

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Featured Interlude Music:

"First Date" by Blink-182  Amazon | iTunes 

 

Saturday
Mar072015

145: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #29

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Thus, the Earl of Trivia requested a quiz between two slices of bread, and that is how trivia came to be! Instead of one quiz sandwich, we're going triple-decker style with oodles of quizzes to jam into your earholes and straight up into your squishy brain. Play "People, Place, or Thing?" while Chris makes us throw the gauntlet down in a first-ever GJB head-to-head challenge between SPORTS and DISNEY. Karen's bringing back an international covers music round. 

ALSO: Listener roll-over puzzle, "Cereal Serial"

RUNTIME: 57 minutes 57 seconds

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Wednesday
Feb252015

144: Mascot Mania

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Gotta go fast! From a speedy blue hedgehog to a prospector named after a bread, we plunge into the wacky and ridiculous world of mascots. Can you name the sports team by their cheesy mascots? Take Dana's quiz on beloved product spokesperson/spokesanimal/spokesthing, and Chris' VERY HARD videogame mascot challenge. Find out how frozen orange juice made a huge (and controversial) splash with a Disney character, and how Montreal broke ground in mascot history.

ALSO: 1960's Jeopardy!

RUNTIME: 1 hour 1 minute 51 seconds

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Featured Interlude Music:

"Mascot Mania" by Jello Biafra And Mojo Nixon  Amazon | iTunes 

 

Wednesday
Feb182015

143: A Royal Pain

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Kneel before the iron throne of trivia and nutty facts about royalty, rulers, and regality: royalty quiz, the very mindblowing and scandalous world of "pretenders to the throne," why purple is the color of royalty, and the fascinating job of the royal taster. And of course, our own robot King, E.L.V.I.S. is back with another soulless lyrics quiz!

ALSO: milking dogs

RUNTIME: 57 minutes 7 seconds

 

Featured Interlude Music:

"Royals" by Pentatonix  Amazon | iTunes