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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


64: Itsy Bitsy, Teenie Weenie

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[NOTE: We had some audio technical difficulties during our recording session. We apologize if this episode sounds a little off!] 



Shrink ray, pew pew! Toy dogs, woof woof! Mini golf, putt putt! We celebrate the things that come in smaller packages around us. Trivia about the invention of the miniskirt (oo la la) and weird laws around tiny liquor bottles. See if you can name the baby versions of top cartoon shows, and how many movies about shrinking people can you think of?

ALSO: Brainiacs Book Club

RUNTIME: 47 minutes 17 seconds


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"It's A Small World" by Slim Whitman  Amazon | iTunes 



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Reader Comments (11)

I LOVE your podcasts, keep up the good work because i'm getting smarter every week!

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSimon

Great podcast as always, just querying the lack of an apostrophe in 'Brainiacs Book Club' I reckon there should be, because it is the book club of the Brainiacs.
Sorry, I'm the kind of teen that goes around with a red pen and a piece of chalk for such an occasion that there is a missing or additional apostrophe.

June 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNathan

Colin is back. Get ready to hear him comment on everything when no one asked him to.... : /

June 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEddie

I agree, Eddie. It gets frustrating listening to him say, "Ohhhh yeah (repeats answer as soon as it's said)."

June 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJesse

Awesome episode overall! I loved the theme, too. For some reason, I find myself wanting — to an irrational degree — there to be an episode with the theme "Good Job, Brian!"

Also, another "guys, I live in Japan and speak Japanese, and could probably out-Chris Chris on a lot of this stuff" point: "Studio Ghibli" is pronounced with a soft G ("jibbly") much like how "Pocky" is pronounced "pokey" instead of like it rhymed with "hockey." So yeah, there's your stuffy and self-important Well Actually for the week ^^

June 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

Aaaaaaaand leave it to Colin to take the literal route with 'Gulliver's Travels' just to show how much he knows. Lilliputians couldn't exist in our environment? Shock! Gasp! You don't say!

June 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJesse

Yikes, commenting for the first time and never thought GJB had such whiney fans. Good show as ever guys, particularly enjoyed the segment about the dog breeds! Keep up the great work.

June 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

I'M IN LOVE WITH YOUR SHOW. Very inspiring!

Matt -- agreed.

June 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKenny

Have you ever tried mini-bowling?

June 11, 2013 | Unregistered Commenter7th grader

Hey Brainiacs! Will you please post a list of the books that you suggested this week?!

June 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterIntellagirl

ah maaaaaaaaaan it's so uncool to comment on old episodes of a podcast >.<

May 7, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterGian

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