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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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


79: Too Much of a Good Thing



Overload on trivia about OVERLOADING! Find out what happens to your body when you eat too many carrots, and the very dangerous (and  poisonous!) nature of drinking way too much water. Ever feel weird about words when they are repeated over and over and over and over again? "Too Much" quiz, and learn about some odd names for nutty maladies from doing too much of specific activities.

ALSO: Music Round, Time Travel Beaver

RUNTIME: 44 minutes 23 seconds


Featured Interlude Music:

"Is It Too Much" by Ra Ra Riot  Amazon | iTunes 




78: Too Cool for School




Prepare your face for some eyebrow-raising and completely bonkers trivia about school: the odd history behind the classic No. 2 yellow pencil (WHY IS IT NUMBER TWO? WHY IS IT YELLOW? THE WORLD MUST KNOW!), the surreal and the bedazzled things rival colleges fight for, celebrities who used to be teachers, and the impact Minnesota had on videogames. And where did the phrase "freshman fifteen" come from? And are *YOU* smarter than a 1895 eighth grader?

ALSO: 1960's Jeopardy!, listener questions, prep school movie quiz

RUNTIME: 50 minutes 49 seconds


Featured Interlude Music:

"Saved By the Bell" TV Theme  Amazon | iTunes 




77: You're My Number One



Chris discovers the magical and mystical properties of the number nine, and Karen finds mathematical shapes in videogames, snacks, and Las Vegas. Learn a whole lotta nothing... uh... we mean zero! E.L.V.I.S. is back with another quiz - this time with numerically-titled songs. And find out the history and reasoning behind your phone number. And please excuse my dear aunt Sally, and not because she farted, but because she forgot all the silly math mnemonics from elementary school!

ALSO: 1960's Jeopardy!

RUNTIME: 46 minutes 30 seconds


Featured Interlude Music:

"Number One Spot" by Ludacris  Amazon | iTunes 




76: Hey, Hot Stuff




We're going to make your skull-stuffing sweat with some trivia that is hot, hot, hot! How hot is the world's hottest chili pepper? And what is the most efficient remedy to cool of a scorched tongue? Find out all the "tricks" to fire-walking, and don't forget to get some delicious hot anagrams. Learn another nightmare animal that practically boils up the competition. And Chris is a really good Donna Summer.

ALSO: Bizarre headlines, The Peppermaster

RUNTIME: 45 minutes 50 seconds


Featured Interlude Music:

"Hot Stuff" by Donna Summer  Amazon | iTunes 

"Hot in Herre" by Nelly  Amazon | iTunes 







Better get your THINK TANK ready because we're fishing for BRAIN-BOW TROUT in our 15th ALL QUIZ episode! Dana's got a hangover-free quiz about cocktails and drinky-drinks. Chris' current game obsession bleeds into his quiz segment about Disney characters, and Colin hosts another round of "WHAT'S...THE...DIFFERENCE?!" Do you know what *your* demonym is? And Karen prepared an international music round, and a wacky celebrity inventor quiz. Betcha don't know what celebrity has the patent for a naughty jacuzzi.

ALSO: totally rad 80's Squarespace ad, Where Do You GJB?

RUNTIME: 54 minutes 38 seconds



Where Do You GJB?

HEY CRANIAL COOL CATS - Where do you listen to GJB? We wanna see! Whether if it's during the morning commute in Chicago, or camping out in Australia, or family-night-in in Montreal - show us by snapping a pic or a video. (Above: Jon listens to GJB while floating down the Yellowstone River!)

1. Take a photo or video of where you listen to GJB
2. Include your city name
3. Send it via email (, Facebook post, or tweet us (@GoodJobBrain)

We're going to make a big interactive world map with all the submissions!


74: Sequels II: Sequel Harder 2 The Streets




One is good, but is two really better? Test your movie tagline chops with our movie sequel quiz. Do you know the full titles of some of these blockbuster sequels? And what about sequels of people? Karen shares some odd findings on the "Junior" naming tradition. Colin regales us with tales of weird shampoo product sequels that leave us scratching our heads. (Because we're perplexed, not because he gave us lice or anything.) 

ALSO: Bizarre headlines (TURTLE BURGER!), Jeopardy!

RUNTIME: 44 minutes 48 seconds


Featured Interlude Music:

"It Takes Two" by Rob Base and DJ E Z Rock  Amazon | iTunes 




73: Lie, Cheat, and Steal




Tsk tsk tsk. For shame! Tales and trivia about notable cheaters: the marathon runner whose time seemed too good, the journalist whose reports seemed too colorful, and the gutsy guy whose casino caper seemed too easy. And of course, the awesome anti-cheating mechanisms, like plagiarism software and RFID tags, to battle against sneaky behavior! And how a couple of Canadian thieves got themselves in a STICKY situation. 

ALSO: Squarespace Internet Quiz, Pop Quiz with vacationing listeners!

RUNTIME: 51 minutes 34 seconds


Featured Interlude Music:

"Your Cheatin' Heart" (cover) by Ray Charles  Amazon | iTunes 




72: We're Goin' Under

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Get our your goggles and saddle for your giant pet mole, and suit up - because we're going on an underground adventure! We dig deep into the marvel and the twists behind the birth of NYC subway, we find out what's exactly underneath Disney World, and what's up with these weirdo mysterious gobin caves in Bavaria. Take our "Top? Or Bottom?" underwear quiz, and find out what was the building that won WWII and how it became invisible. 

ALSO: "It's Good to be Bad" Villains Quiz, Jeopardy!

RUNTIME: 48 minutes 15 seconds


Featured Interlude Music:

"Under The Sea" by Squirrel Nut Zippers  Amazon | iTunes 





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TEN-HUT! Time to go all bootcamp on your brain with this quiz-only episode. Are you a cake person or a pie person? Sweeten your day with Karen's quiz on dessert flavors and wacky names. Sprint across the finish line with Colin's music segment "Cut to the Chase!" and see if you can identify some of the most iconic movie chase scene scores. Chris prepared us a (very, very hard) literary author pseudonym test as well as a reprise of GIRL vs. BOYS. Think you know your nursery rhymes? Then see how high you can score on Dana's Mother Goose challenge.

ALSO: "Call the Doctor" and country anagrams.

RUNTIME: 48 minutes 43 seconds