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

Wednesday
Sep252013

80: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #16

 

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Get out your smoothie cup because we're about to whip up your melon with some quenching quizzes! Let's play "Japan, Or Not Japan?" and "Angels & Demons." Fire up your follicles with a quiz all about hair-removing products (and pain, we suppose). Karen's got a list of animals whose species names are all dedicated to celebrities, and Dana brings it with a lightning round of TV's beloved anti-heroes. Colin's doubled over duos, and Chris is just "plane crazy."

ALSO: World's Ugliest Animal, podcast facts

RUNTIME: 44 minutes 48 seconds

UM ACTUALLY...: Though Gervais did have the world record in most podcast downloaded, Adam Carolla broke it in 2011 [source]. Thanks to the listeners for pointing that out!

 

Tuesday
Sep172013

79: Too Much of a Good Thing

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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 

 

 

Tuesday
Sep102013

78: Too Cool for School

 

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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 

 

 

Thursday
Sep052013

77: You're My Number One

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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 

 

 

Wednesday
Aug282013

76: Hey, Hot Stuff

 

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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 

 

 

Tuesday
Aug202013

75: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #15

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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

 

Saturday
Aug172013

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 (gjb.podcast@gmail.com), Facebook post, or tweet us (@GoodJobBrain)

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

Tuesday
Aug132013

74: Sequels II: Sequel Harder 2 The Streets

 

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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 

 

 

Wednesday
Aug072013

73: Lie, Cheat, and Steal

 

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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 

 

 

Wednesday
Jul312013

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