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!

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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


91: Let's Get Physical

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Lace up your shoes and strap on that shiny leotard because it's time to sweat. Trivia and origin stories of things, people, and places that keep yourself fit. Take the atheletic brand quiz and find out where the names like Reebok and Adidas came from. Karen admits to some very candid and personal issues people go through when engaging in endurance sports. Find out why people hit the gym, and where the concept of "the gym" originate from. Do you know your infomercial fitness products and the celebrities who endorse them?

RUNTIME: 48 minutes 1 second


Featured Interlude Music:

"Let's Get Physical" by Olivia Newton John  Amazon | iTunes 


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Reader Comments (5)

You asked for suggestions on what you can do to mark the 100th episode - how about creating it as a video instead of audio podcast? I imagine it would probably take a bit more work on your part and you might be a bit shy, but as a one-off it would be amazing to see, especially for long-time listeners!

December 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMilly Shaw

Is it weird if we can't swim, or are we just a more advanced evolutionary species who are moving further away from our water relatives?

December 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoey

Hey guys! I love the show but I thought I should point out that Elisabeth Hasselback (nee Filarski) actually placed 4th during the second season of Survivor The Australian Outback. She was the last competitor from the Kucha tribe to be voted from the game. The final was comprised of Tina Wesson and Colby Donaldson with the win going to Tina from Knoxville, TN.

December 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJake Neblett

Hi Good stuff brain, firstly, I LOVE your podcast, I listen to it when I go running. On this particular episode Karen talked about "aunt flo" coming to cheer her on during a run and how on the next leg she got "one upped" by a guy who pooped himself. Well I can't believe it but as i was listening to this ep I got the WORST sore stomach ever! I was in so much pain and I knew I wouldn't be able to make it all the way home as I was in the country. So I did what any Good job brainer would do... I ran behind a tree and pooped by the side of the road. Thank you for giving me the courage to poop guys, I owe you one!

January 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChucky

Hi GJB, I love your show--my twin got our whole family listening and now I spread the gospel of GJB. I'm sorry to be the obnoxious fan, but Colin's pronunciation of Widener Library was a little off. It's pronounced WIDE-in-er. And I believe it was the woman's son, not her husband, who drowned in the Titanic. He was a bibliophile who died trying to retrieve a book he'd recently collected. Other conditions of the endowment: there are fresh flowers placed in the reading room each day, and the university can't touch brick or mortar on the building (repairs are done in a very roundabout way).

And she did include a condition that all students who graduated Harvard were requierd to pass a swim test, but my understanding is that was federally overruled when the Americans with Disabilities Act passed. Any ideas how other schools get around that?

January 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnn F

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