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

Monday
Jan212013

46: Baby, It's Cold Outside

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BRR! Whip up a cup of hot chocolate as we gab about things that are cool, cold, and icy. We teach you how to build an igloo, how the ice industry started, what happens to your body when you're stuck in the cold depths of outer space, and why you feel like going to the bathroom a lot more during cold weather. (Yay, pee.) Speaking of hot chocolate, learn about a secret delicious plant that cures sore throats!

ALSO: Chris' insane Music Round

RUNTIME: 42 minutes 9 seconds

 

Featured Interlude Music:

"Baby, It's Cold Outside" by Haley Reinhart & Casey Abrams  Amazon | iTunes 

 

Monday
Jan142013

45: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #9


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Knead your noggin and noodle with this quiz-filled episode! Awesome segments like "First In Line" and "Metal Band...Or Disease?" What exactly is the name and origin of the Michelin Man? Find out who wrote the awesomely titled autobiography Soulacoaster.

ALSO: Music Round, Shakespeare superlatives, noodles, and company logos

RUNTIME: 44 minutes 51 seconds

 

Featured Interlude Music:

"The Beginning" by RuPaul  Amazon | iTunes 

"What's My Name?" by Rihanna  Amazon | iTunes 

"Bella Notte" by Disney Studio Chorus  Amazon | iTunes 

 

Monday
Jan072013

Fun-Size Mini Show

 

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We're resting up our brains this week so enjoy this little fun-size mini episode with the usual segments: Pop Quiz, Hot Shot!, Um...Actually..., and what exactly is the origin of the term "jaywalking"?  

We'll be back next week with our regular programming. 

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RUNTIME: 7 minutes 36 seconds

 

Monday
Dec312012

44: BEST OF 2012


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The weirdest, the poopiest, the funniest, and the silliest moments of Good Job, Brain! all in one end-of-year episode. We share are favorite quizzes, facts, and histories. That's right, there ain't no shame in having a clips show! Have a happy and brainy new year!

RUNTIME: 53 minutes 3 seconds

 

Monday
Dec242012

43: Our Favorite Things


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Brown paper packages tied up with string...these are a few of my favorite things! Chris shares his Nintendo expertise and that old box of videogames in your attic might be worth lots of money! Colin quizzes us on his love of typography. Karen's favorite thing is actually extremely poisonous. And Dana schools us on her favorite thing: wordplay.

ALSO: how to prepare for a quiz bowl, genetic hybrids (ZORSE!), the trivia-heavy story of Fleetwood Mac, and "Painter? Or Cheese?"

RUNTIME: 45 minutes 24 seconds

 

Featured Interlude Music:

"My Favorite Things" by Julie Andrews  Amazon | iTunes 

 

Monday
Dec172012

42: Season's Eatings!


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Put on your stretchy pants and prepare to feast on these holiday food facts: fermented shark from Iceland's midwinter festival, superstitions around Christmas pudding, Jell-O (with cheese?), and the prowess of the Easter hare. 

ALSO: Country name quiz, 42 & antipodes, and our failed attempts at coming up with alternate names for vegetarian haggis.

RUNTIME: 46 minutes 9 seconds

 

Featured Interlude Music:

"We Wish You A Merry Christmas" by Weezer  Amazon | iTunes 

 

Monday
Dec102012

41: Celebrity Secretttsssss


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Unwind with us while we indulge in the guilty pleasure of weird celeb gossip: famous stars with crazy high IQ, why you should not let Prince rent your house, intriguing human body anomalies and the famous people who have them, stage names vs. real names.

ALSO: Music Round, eyeball mnemonic, and the BONOBOS SMARTY PANTS LISTENER CHALLENGE!

RUNTIME: 45 minutes 48 seconds

 

Featured Interlude Music:

"Paparazzi" by Lady Gaga  Amazon | iTunes 

 

Monday
Dec032012

40: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #8

 

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Turn up the Trivia Newton John because your brain's about to get PHYSICAL! Can you name the popular hang-out spots from TV shows? See if you know any of Dana's weird words for weird things segment. Karen's get into character for a round of literature. Chris schools us on videogame consoles, and Colin asks, "What's the Difference?"

ALSO: military stinkbombs, Scooby Doo's real name, camel mnemonic

RUNTIME: 42 minutes 42 seconds

 

Featured Interlude Music:

"Things" (Cover) by Robbie Williams  Amazon | iTunes 

"Where Everybody Knows Your Name" by Gary Portnoy  Amazon | iTunes 

"Makes No Difference" by Sum41  Amazon | iTunes 

 

Monday
Nov262012

39: Smell You Later

 

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Hey, who farted? We sniff out the story behind scents and smells! How our brains associate smells with memories, Smell-o-Vision at the movies, bizarre perfume ingredients, the odd world of celebrity fragrances, how stores are manipulating you with scents, anosmia, and can you trademark a smell? 

ALSO: Um, Actually..., fantastic old-timey words, "First in Line" quiz.

RUNTIME: 47 minutes 50 seconds

 

Featured Interlude Music:

"Smells Like Teen Spirit" (Cover) by The Jingle Punks Hipster Orchestra  Amazon | iTunes 

 

Monday
Nov192012

38: The Man Show

 

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Grrah! Get ready to punch trivia in the face with your MANLINESS because we are celebrating MAN stuff: important moments in beard history, etymology behind BBQ, snacks designed for men only, innovations in urinals, and the classic(?) American folktale of Paul Bunyan. 

ALSO: Pepsi's new fat-blocking soda, collective nouns, and what exactly does "begging the question" mean?, E.L.V.I.S. Round

RUNTIME: 48 minutes 2 seconds

 

Featured Interlude Music:

"Whatta Man" by Salt-n-Pepa ft. En Vogue  Amazon | iTunes