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
Mar212016

177: FIGHT!

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Fists up, brains up! This week, we're heading into the ring filled with facts and trivia about fighting: learn about the (nice) Japanese tradition of spider fighting, and find out why MMA fighters should not blow their noses. Colin finds out what exactly did occur and spur, sir, during that fateful duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. Everyone was kung-fu fighting in Karen's Asian martial arts quiz, and just how well do you know your professional wrestler movie cameos?

ALSO: beaver teeth, eyeball transplant

 

RUNTIME: 1 hour 2 minutes 4 seconds

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Featured Interlude Music:

"Kung Fu Fighting" by Carl Douglas  Amazon | iTunes 

 

Friday
Mar112016

176: Lost in Translation

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Ex squeeze me? Baking powder? We take a trip around the world and get lost in translation this week! Pardon Colin's French because he borrowed a bunch of words in his quiz, and darling Dana dives into the astonishing history of the Navajo code talkers, and why & how it baffled so many enemies during the World Wars. Foreign dubbing in Hollywood, and the patterns of translated movie titles in Japan. Chris has a bonus quiz about fake movies that are in real movies! It's a movie-ception!

ALSO: Oreo facts

RUNTIME: 1 hour 5 minutes 4 seconds

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Featured Interlude Music:

"Lost in Translation" by Auryn  Amazon | iTunes 

 

 

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Saturday
Feb202016

175: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #35

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Get out your tickets out because we're all aboard on the brain train to Quiz Town! Celebrate the leap year with Dana's quizzy ode to February 29th. And Chris noticed a very common trend with the Grammy's and he even hands out an award in his posthumous Grammy's quiz. We rip the orchestral bandaid off and drill down on classical music that most often shows up in pub quiz, and let's play our first ever round of NBA or GAME OF THRONES.

ALSO: octopus safety warning, gifts from listeners

RUNTIME: 1 hour 2 minutes 56 seconds

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Sunday
Feb142016

174: Whoops!

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Goofs and gaffs, d'ohs and duhs, we tried getting all the banana peels cleared away for this trivia episode about mistakes. Ah, the joys of live TV and all that could go wrong... Take Colin's quiz about major TV slip-ups, and one oddball find from a classic TV show. From space missions to the stock market, Chris curates the greatest hits of tiny typos that had colossal consequences throughout history. Karen's riding along with Road Pig, visiting a few cartography mistakes. And Dana just felt mean and made us a quiz where our punishment for getting the answers wrong was eating unusual foods in... unusual shapes.

ALSO: The Oscars thank-you ticker 

RUNTIME: 56 minutes 11 seconds

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Featured Interlude Music:

"Oop...I Did It Again" by Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox feat. Haley Reinhart  Amazon | iTunes 


Thursday
Feb042016

173: A Sticky Situation

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STICK AROUND for facts and trivia about things that are gooey, sticky, and syrupy. Chris found a bunch of sticky words but they're so sticky that some other letters got rolled in-- see if you can solve his adhesive anagrams. Sticky quiz about desserts and glues, and the bizarre but devastating wave of molasses that destroyed the city of Boston. Learn about some REALLY weird animals that use their stickiness to their advantage.

ALSO: listener challenge answers revealed, Super Bowl pub quiz cheat sheet

RUNTIME: 53 minutes 18 seconds

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Featured Interlude Music:

"Sticky Fingers" by Above & Beyond  Amazon | iTunes 


Sunday
Jan242016

172: Catch Up! Listener Challenge, Puffy Snakes, Xenografts

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It's our catch-up episode, and we got lots weird facts to share and special listeners to thank. Karen's back from her 5 million races over the fast few weeks and has so many stories to tell (involving dolphin poop and oddly-shaped cucumbers), and had so many real-life listener encounters! Colin's got some interesting news about scientists discovering the first and only (?) odorless vertebrate animal. A listener mailbag featuring a real xenograft encounter, and take our music quiz listener challenge! Email gjb.podcast@gmail.com with your answer!

RUNTIME: 32 minute 50 seconds

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Monday
Jan042016

171: BEST OF 2015 (Cheesy Awards Show Edition)

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We present to you our best segments, quizzes, food facts, and more in our 2015 round-up episodes highlighting the brainiest and weirdest trivia from last year. And it ain't a cheesy awards show without a parody opening song, awkward presentation speeches, uplifting orchestral music, and punny jokes!

RUNTIME: 1 hour 34 minutes 12 seconds

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Thursday
Dec242015

170: ALL QUIZ BO-HO-HO-NANZA!

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Two episodes in one week? It's a Christmas miracle, folks! Yes, a special quiz-filled show about the holidays for the holidays for you and your friends & family to play together. Sometimes all you need is a turkey, handsome mister soul, and a misheard lyrics quiz to make the holidays bright. And are your fingers crossed for the hottest toy of the year? Take Dana's toy quiz about the it-toy of the 90's. E.L.V.I.S. is back with some non-traditional holiday tunes. And grab your pen and paper and start sweatin' because Karen is putting 30 seconds on the clock.

ALSO: Donald Duck, bristle cone pine

RUNTIME: 1 hour 4 minutes 47 seconds

Tuesday
Dec222015

169: Too Cute!

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Cohorts, come coo at and cuddle with crumbs of cuteness. Facts and trivia about things that are cute: baby animal names quiz, the power of Sanrio, and Japan's most valuable kawaii characters and mascots. Learn about Hello Kitty phobia and take Chris' animal fear quiz. "You're so cute, I just wanna eat you up!" Yes folks, "cute aggression" is a real phenomenon, and you're not the only one who loses their cool over puppy photos as Colin dives into the science behind what makes things cute.

ALSO: Salt water taffy origin revealed!

RUNTIME: 49 minutes 17 seconds

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Featured Interlude Music:

"I'm Cute" from Animaniacs  Amazon | iTunes 

 

Tuesday
Dec152015

168: It Takes Two

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Prepare for trouble! Make it double! We're all about facts and quizzes about pairs and duos this week. Twins playing tennis, oooo minty fresh! Learn some pretty weird facts about Doublemint gum and what exactly is Wrigley doubling up on? Movie buffs rejoice in Colin's film pairs quiz, and who is Philip and why are people putting pants on him? Karen's all about Texas Hold'em and funny card pair nicknames. Dana quizzes us on musical duos, and we explore the uncommon world of raccoonnookkeeping.

ALSO: Weird trivia food taste test

RUNTIME: 1 hour 2 seconds

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Featured Interlude Music:

"It Takes Two" by Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock  Amazon | iTunes