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.


//  ON iTUNES  

//  ON Stitcher 

//  ON SoundCloud 

//  PODCAST RSS 

We're built on Squarespace!

The raddest site-building platform.

For a free trial & 10% off on new accounts, use the code:

GOODJOBBRAIN

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

Monday
Apr092012

Ep 6: Word Nerds Rejoice!

Crossword champion and puzzle superman Tyler Hinman joins us for a fantastic fest fawning over words. We talk about the history and process of constructing crosswords, why Noah Webster is our A-hole of the week, and we introduce you to your new ultimate favorite word of THE FOREVER! No, seriously.

ALSO: pop quiz, odd spelling bee, Chris Hansen, movie titles lost in translation, and how to memorize the biological taxonomy order.

RUNTIME: 51 minutes 40 seconds

 

DIRECT DOWNLOAD  /  ITUNES  /  RSS 

 

Featured interlude music:

"Ten Thousand Words" by The Avett Brothers  Amazon | iTunes  | Spotify

"California English" by Vampire Weekend  Amazon | iTunes  | Spotify

 

References (1)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.
  • Response
    Response: own

Reader Comments (2)

I memorized the taxonomic order as an undergrad using: Kelly Plays Cello Only For Great Sex.

April 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSicSemperTyrannosaurus

Hi! I just found this podcast and I LOVE IT! I have a lot of free time right now (in between jobs) and it definitely keeps my spirits up/educates me!! :) You guys are so smart! 2 things: the rooster buzzer sounds like my alarm clock so when I hear it I start to panic like I'm in bed in the morning waking up late...and I was listening on the metro and said "June!" out loud when someone was hesitating on an answer and I'm sure I looked like a freak. But, I don't care because it's so enjoyable! Anyways, thanks and I'm excited to hear more. :)

May 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersweetmaddy

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>
« SHAMLESS PLUG: Play T-Rex T-Party! | Main | All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm Ready for My Close-Up! »