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*no explicit language. But poop does come up sometimes all the time.

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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


Fun-Size Mini Show: William Fakespeare





WE'RE ON SITE! We had a bit of a scheduling conflict this week because we made it to the PUB TRIVIA GRAND FINALS*. So please enjoy this little fun-size episode featuring our pal, William Fakespeare... and see if you can identify the lyrics line by line! 

*We did not win first place. Close, but no cigar. We're sad pandas.

RUNTIME: 5 minutes 2 seconds



Here is the William Fakespeare transcription:

O Sweet Cherished of Mine, O Sweet Cheeks of Thine

(Baby Got Back)

Rollover to see the original line of lyrics!

Zounds! Rebecca, witness her backside
tis brimming with heft.
The maiden resembles a harlot of nimble sharp-tongued knaves.
Alas, I know not of these men, and wherefore they parle.
The giglot shall be mistaken, filth and hiren, no less.
For the rump, tis herculean.
How spherical! The globes protrude, no?
Pray tell, her sanguine fluid flows from Moor?

I desire for dazzling damsel derrieres, I dare not deceit.
Mine kinsmen shant renounce such fact.
Whence the day-maid saunters, such petite corseted stem
Yet gluteus orbs of flesh intrude thine visage
Mine bulge. Bounced and bounded.

Back end block
robed in frock.
Mine heart stalk,
mine eyes gawk.

O! Nonpareil maiden of mine
a portrait must capture thine grace.
The brotherhood cast and cry caution
yet, effects, thine absolute ass makes. I quiver with rapture.
O! Soft seated skin of thine.
So desires a setting in mine carriage of fine.

Ravage me! Ravage me!
Wenches against thee art unmatched.
They prance in parlours, I notice
but actions of love are hopeless.
She hath perspire,
Hath loin on fire,
a racing stallion without tire.

I chide ho-hum gazettes that state:
people plead for planar posteriors.
Give me leave to ask those of ebon armor
She bears such sweet dough o flesh.

Hark, mine brothers! (Aye!) Mine Brothers! (Aye!)
Hath thine maid a round rear of real remark? (Aye! Aye!)
Do implore the ladies to flit, float, and flutter
Allow those glorious globes to spin with splendor.
O Sweet Cherished of mine, O sweet cheeks of thine.
Visage from the village of the holy angels. Backside from the borough of the mighty oak.
O Sweet Cherished of mine, O sweet cheeks of thine.





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Don't slam that snooze button because it's TRIVIA O'CLOCK. We got a chock-full of quizzical goodness. Dana's got a meaty round of....meats, and an even meatier round of famous sidekicks. Colin's obsessed with secret origins of seemingly plain household iteams, and Karen has a special M-U-S-I-C  R-O-U-N-D. 

ALSO: Common pub trivia US States questions,  movie biographies

RUNTIME: 47 minutes 24 seconds


Featured Interlude Music:

"Our House" by Madness  Amazon | iTunes 




59: Creepy Crawlies

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Bllyyeeechhh....we celebrate the slimey, slithery, and creepy creatures of our world! Crunchy facts about crime-solving bugs, deceptively cute snails, and the guinea worm. Learn the right first aid steps of how to remove a bug stuck inside your ear. And when life gives you toads, you make "toad sausages."

ALSO: A quiz about the master of creep - Stephen King, and a sssssssssspecial dedication.

RUNTIME: 40 minutes 41 seconds

FROM THIS SHOW: Here's our Peaches condolence card along with the Huntington Branch Library address:

41 Church Street,  Shelton, CT 06484


Featured Interlude Music:

"Creep" by TLC  Amazon | iTunes 

"Creep" (cover) by Richard Cheese  Amazon | iTunes 



58: Hey Ladies!

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We did The Man Show, and it's the girls' turn this time! Find out how well you'll fare in Chris' epic battle of the sexes challenge. "Electrifying" facts behind fashion, famous firsts, women in song titles, and Karen's....seaweed... shirt? We try to find out why pink is for girls and blue is for boys, and just how high Susan B. Anthony ranks on the Sass-o-Meter.

ALSO: Music Round and a special message for Boston.

RUNTIME: 49 minutes 35 seconds


Featured Interlude Music:

"Ladies of the World" by Flight of the Conchords  Amazon | iTunes 



57: Fake It Till You Make It

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Impostors! Countefeits! Forgeries! Decoys! Yes, a show all about FAKES. The history of counterfeit money may surprise you, but probably not as much as the shocking secrets of that ol' regular inkjet printer sitting in your house RIGHT NOW! We also talk about stunningly weird (and perhaps, frightening) examples of biomimicry in the animal kingdom. Chris quizzes us on notable fake bands, and Dana shares a crazy-pants story about faking one's own death...for fun.

RUNTIME: 44 minutes 39 seconds


Featured Interlude Music:

"Fake Is The New Real" by Alice Smith  Amazon | iTunes 


56: Your Body is a Wonderland





The human body is truly amazing! We HEAD up the discussion about body gunk, and the mysterious and wonderful world *inside* your belly button. Colin blesses us with tales of mysterious sneezing phenomenon, and Karen ponders why your pee smells weird after eating asparagus. Learn the origin behind the saying "5 o'clock shadow" and just what to watch for if you're a lifeguard.

ALSO: Capital Capitals Quiz Part II!

RUNTIME: 50 minutes 14 seconds


Featured Interlude Music:

"Rock Your Body" by Justin Timberlake  Amazon | iTunes 






GET. PUMPED. YES. So many quizzes in all shapes and sizes! Get inside Colin's head and see if you can identify some of his favorite instrumental TV theme songs. Karen is totally excited to see if people enjoy her "William Shakespeare Goes to a House Party Quiz." Dana's got an apPEAling and PEAceful word game, and "What Would Keanu Do?" And Chris presents a round of "Last in Line 2: The Overblown Sequel." 

RUNTIME: 43 minutes 16 seconds


54: Epic Fail




Flops, failures, and follies! We dedicate this show to all those who have picked themselves up after falling down. Facts and juicy stories about New Coke, the wobbly Tacoma Narrows Bridge, the dotcom boom, and the biggest financial movie flop in the world. And why "sexy yogurt" should NEVER exist.

ALSO: Who Wants to be a Millionaire Pop Quiz

RUNTIME: 46 minutes 24 seconds


Featured Interlude Music:

"Flip, Flop, and Fly" by Big Joe Turner  Amazon | iTunes 



Announcement: New Shows Now on Tuesdays

From our kourageous, kinda kooky kaptain Karen:

Hi everyone!

Starting the week of 3/18, we will be publishing new episodes of Good Job, Brain! on TUESDAYS. 

We get so much mail from listeners telling us that they look forward to Mondays because of our show...which is exactly why I chose to publish on Mondays. I love the idea of starting the week with a mental workout so I truly, truly apologize for the day change.

I want to be perfectly honest and transparent: As some of you may know, we record on Sundays. Then I spend the rest of the day to edit, splice, and fact-check the show to get it ready for the next day. I frequently pull all-nighters quite the aggressive schedule. However, I just recently landed an awesome full-time job (YAY) and I foresee myself struggling to find time to get the show out on Mondays. (Also, I'm getting too old to pull all-nighters! Why was it so easy back in college?)

I just want to thank everyone for understanding, and I believe that having an extra day for me will actually improve the quality of the show! Really appreciate all of your support.

See you guys now on Tuesdays!

-..- --- -..- ---,





53: Take A Bite Outta Crime

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Bada bing! Keep your eyes open as we head down the dark alley of crime. Learn about the history of the tommy gun, mafia lingo, and the fascinating start of early crime scene investigation. Test your crime IQ with our quizzes about notable real and fictional criminals, and play a round of "Stolen? Or Not Stolen?" about famous (and possibly purloined) prized possessions. 

ALSO: Listener's Choice Music Round, L&O:GJB

RUNTIME: 49 minutes 16 seconds


Featured Interlude Music:

"Smooth Criminal" covered by Alien Ant Farm  Amazon | iTunes 

"Won't Get Fooled Again" by The Who  Amazon | iTunes