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

Sunday
Apr052015

148: Take Out the Trash

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It's time for spring cleaning so get ready to sweep up factoids about garbage: Oscar the Grouch, the 5-Second Rule, and the surprisingly recent invention of the Trash feature in computers. Learn the tale of the Mobro 4000 - how the legendary floating island of New York City trash sailed up and down the coast of the Atlantic. You talking smack? Take the trash talk quiz! ...And find out exactly how should you poop in the woods.

ALSO: movie body count trivia, intense Star Wars Squarespace ad

RUNTIME: 59 minutes 17 seconds

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Featured Interlude Music:

"I Love Trash" by Oscar the Grouch  Amazon | iTunes 

 

Friday
Mar272015

147: The Doctor is In

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Doctor, these patients need 100CC of trivia STAT! We're prescribing some extra-strength weird facts this episode so make sure to relax and breathe normally. Get the blood flowing with a general medical quiz, and then take a spoonful of odd lingo and code words doctors use behind your back. CLEAR! Find out what's fact and what's fiction behind common medical procedures shown in TV and movies. And how a dead half of a frog inspired one of the greatest literary classic of all time. 

ALSO: Marvel challenge quiz, walls that repel urine

RUNTIME: 50 minutes 9 seconds

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Featured Interlude Music:

"Coconut" by Harry Nilsson  Amazon | iTunes


Tuesday
Mar172015

146: It's a Date!

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Sweaty palms, racing heartbeat, and a whole lotta akwardness! It's our episode about dating: dating alarms in Iceland, the 3 key questions to ask to find your mate, and we cringe at some of our own dating horror stories. Karen's got a quiz about very specific online dating sites, and can *you* name these famous date scenes in movies?

ALSO: Rollover puzzle solution

RUNTIME: 47 minutes 33 seconds

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Featured Interlude Music:

"First Date" by Blink-182  Amazon | iTunes 

 

Saturday
Mar072015

145: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #29

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Thus, the Earl of Trivia requested a quiz between two slices of bread, and that is how trivia came to be! Instead of one quiz sandwich, we're going triple-decker style with oodles of quizzes to jam into your earholes and straight up into your squishy brain. Play "People, Place, or Thing?" while Chris makes us throw the gauntlet down in a first-ever GJB head-to-head challenge between SPORTS and DISNEY. Karen's bringing back an international covers music round. 

ALSO: Listener roll-over puzzle, "Cereal Serial"

RUNTIME: 57 minutes 57 seconds

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Wednesday
Feb252015

144: Mascot Mania

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Gotta go fast! From a speedy blue hedgehog to a prospector named after a bread, we plunge into the wacky and ridiculous world of mascots. Can you name the sports team by their cheesy mascots? Take Dana's quiz on beloved product spokesperson/spokesanimal/spokesthing, and Chris' VERY HARD videogame mascot challenge. Find out how frozen orange juice made a huge (and controversial) splash with a Disney character, and how Montreal broke ground in mascot history.

ALSO: 1960's Jeopardy!

RUNTIME: 1 hour 1 minute 51 seconds

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Featured Interlude Music:

"Mascot Mania" by Jello Biafra And Mojo Nixon  Amazon | iTunes 

 

Wednesday
Feb182015

143: A Royal Pain

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Kneel before the iron throne of trivia and nutty facts about royalty, rulers, and regality: royalty quiz, the very mindblowing and scandalous world of "pretenders to the throne," why purple is the color of royalty, and the fascinating job of the royal taster. And of course, our own robot King, E.L.V.I.S. is back with another soulless lyrics quiz!

ALSO: milking dogs

RUNTIME: 57 minutes 7 seconds

 

Featured Interlude Music:

"Royals" by Pentatonix  Amazon | iTunes


Friday
Feb062015

142: Don't Call it a COMEBACK!

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Except.... it is a comeback. YES! WE ARE BACK. Karen has her voice back and what better way to celebrate her health than to have an episode all themed around stories, facts, and quizzes about famous comebacks. In order to rise, you must fall first, and Karen's got a quiz all about famous (and cringe-worthy) rejection letters. Movie comebacks, music comebacks, and all your favorite old diseases are coming back too. And of course, the man who rode the retirement-comeback rollercoaster, Mr. 23 himself, Michael Jordan.

ALSO: Listener mail!

RUNTIME: 52 minutes 10 seconds

 

Featured Interlude Music:

"Mama Said Knock You Out" by LL Cool J  Amazon | iTunes 

 

Friday
Feb062015

141: Best of 2014

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It's out MEGA-long year-end episode! Double the length, double the memories as we try to cram in some of your favorite and notable segments. With the help of our listeners, we've picked some of our best quizzes, stories, facts, and music rounds from 2014. Thanks to all for another fantastic year, and let 2015 be a brainy year.

RUNTIME: 1 hr 34 minutes 46 seconds

 

Tuesday
Jan202015

Crickets!

Apologies, GJB listeners! You probably noticed that we haven't come out with a new episode for a few weeks now. Quick update: Karen got extremely sick and lost her voice. But she's on the up and up, and will be able to speak soon. So stay tuned!

Thursday
Dec252014

140: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #28 Holiday Edition!

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Are you yearning for yuletide yapping? Then join us at the trivia table and keep your brain fresh with a jolt of holiday quizzing! Colin gets super experimental this episode and debuts a new game segment "30 SECONDS TO GLORY"!, a whole Christmas music round, famous people anagram challenge, and test your holiday IQ.

ALSO: "12 Days of GJB Christmas" as performed by our own Chris Kohler

RUNTIME: 43 minutes 46 seconds