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

Thursday
Sep182014

Fun-Size Mini Show: Bumper Contest!

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We want you to share your brilliant ideas and creations with the GJB universe! We're calling for listener audio submissions, and inviting you to make a GJB bumper ad. We might just use yours on the show. Be silly! Be theatrical! Be positive! Be brainy! The sky's the limit. And for a behind-the-scenes look, check out our never-aired bumper skit we made for fun. It's weird.

You can email us your GJB bumper ad masterpiece to gjb.podcast@gmail.com. And we're back next week with a full episode brimming with our usual trivia and maybe poo facts.

RUNTIME: 2 minutes 42 seconds

Wednesday
Sep102014

126: I'll Take It To Go

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MOVERS & SHAKERS, this one's for you! Ever wondered about the things you bring with you when you're on the go? We share quizzes, trivia, and history about some iconic portable necessities: how the Nintendo Game Boy ruled the world and the genius behind it, we sure love our beverages and Colin's got a quiz about drinks on the go. And of course, FOOD - trivia about Chinese takeout, and the brilliant model of the fast food drive-through window. After you digest that food on the go, maybe stop by a portapottie? Because Dana has a whole quiz on THAT. Of course.

ALSO: Listener shout-outs, Bootylicious Um Actually

RUNTIME: 55 minutes 28 seconds

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Featured Interlude Music:

"Ready to Go" by Republica  Amazon | iTunes 

 

Wednesday
Sep032014

125: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #25

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I think we figured out our ninja turtle equals. Colin, our no-nonsense Leonardo decided to embarrass us with a quiz about British sayings. Nappy? Agony Aunt? Listen to our attempt to mind the American-British gap. And let's play another round of "BRAD PITT? OR LASERS?!" Dana, our brainy Donatello takes us into the world of cheesily-titled Lifetime movies, and a quiz about famous Freds. Chris, our cool but rude Raphael, throws abbreviation puzzles at us, and challenge us to an alliterative "Movie Moniker" game. And Karen, the party-hearty Michelangelo has some questions about honest slogans about famous brands.

RUNTIME: 48 minutes 26 seconds

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Thursday
Aug282014

124: Bootylicious

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It is finally time to talk about.... the butt. Yes. Butt trivia and butt facts and butt quizzes. We dive into the history of butt words, and some origins may surprise you! And Chris finds the most beautiful booty in classical art that has been mesmerizing people for centuries. Our very serious problem with a specific butt hole, and of course, J Lo. Did she insure her behind? What does that mean to insure a butt?

ALSO: The Lion's Share jackpot finally hit!

RUNTIME: 45 minutes 19 seconds

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Featured Interlude Music:

"Bootylicious" by Destiny's Child  Amazon | iTunes 

 

Wednesday
Aug202014

123: At the Movies

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Get yourself some popcorn and fake butter topping and get ready for an episode all about the silver screen! Like easter eggs? Then you'll love learning about the most famous and popular sound effect that appears in almost every major film. Dana's got a film crew quiz, and Chris brings back a movie quote challenge (this time, it's not a trick!). Ever heard of TRANSMORPHERS? Or ATLANTIC RIM? Karen dives into the weird world of "mockbusters." And in the early days of Hollywood, how did they move from silent movies to talkies? And take Colin's "I Know That Guy!" actor challenge.

RUNTIME: 53 minutes 56 seconds

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Featured Interlude Music:

"Hooray for Hollywood" by Rosemary Clooney  Amazon | iTunes


 

Wednesday
Aug132014

122: We Salute You!

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1, 2, 3, 4, I don't know what I've been told!
5, 6, 7, 8, Good Job, Brain is on a roll!

Why, with quizzes and weird facts about military life, of course. Discover the fully packed history of canned foods and how we have Napoleon to thank. From cereal mascot to comic book hero, let's see how many fictional military characters do you know in Dana's lightning round quiz. We dive into famous everyday items that were developed for the military, and how pigeons used to reign the battle-strewn skies. And attention GIs, pack your MREs on that VTOL while navigating through Colin's military acronym challenge.

RUNTIME: 53 minutes 56 seconds

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Featured Interlude Music:

"The Soldiering Life" by The Decemberists  Amazon | iTunes


 

Wednesday
Aug062014

121: Dot Com

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Let's face it, we all heart the internet, so this week, we are jamming pub-quiz-worthy webby facts into the tubes to your brain. Learn about the history behind the @ symbol and how it became synonymous with email, and find out where salad.com and coffee.com take you, along with other generic URLs that cleverly redirects you to some of the top brands and companies. Take the country domain quiz, and just how email savvy are you?

ALSO: 1960's Jeopardy!

RUNTIME: 51 minutes 45 seconds

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Featured Interlude Music:

"Technologic" by Daft Punk  Amazon | iTunes

 

Thursday
Jul312014

120: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #24

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Alright you Quiztina Aguileras and Equizabeth Taylors, it's time for another all quiz episode! Chris has word puzzles on his mind inspired by The Maze of Games - see if you can find the hidden arcade games hidden in the story. Dana tests us on knowledge about our own bodies in an anatomy challenge. Colin follows the rule of threes in his missing trio quiz while Karen tests the gang about the language origins of famous brand names. And strap on your seat belts because we debut a new music segment, "SLOW DOWN, LADY!"

ALSO: Hawaiian coconut bras

RUNTIME: 49 minutes 13 seconds

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Thursday
Jul242014

119: All Around the World

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Please put your seat back in the full upright position, and your tray table up as we're about to take off into this travel-themed episode! Discover the strange origin of passenger air travel and exactly what you had to do to "fly" from New York City to Los Angeles. Dana's got space tourism on top of mind and Chris mapped out some funky destinations but it's all jumbled up in his anagram segment. Are you a world traveller? Then you'll probably ace the airport code quiz, and our lonely island challenge.

ALSO: Aussies rule!

RUNTIME: 46 minutes 25 seconds

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Featured Interlude Music:

"All Around the World" by Theophilus London  Amazon 


 

Tuesday
Jul152014

118: It's Legen-DAIRY

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Hope your ear aren't lactose intolerant because this week it's all about the wacky fact-filled world of dairy. Find out how music helps cow produce more milk - and just what kind of music gets them into the mood? Weird trivia about breast milk and why "nipple" is a funny word. Dana falls into a wiki cheese hole, while Colin gulps down the history of the milk container. And no, mice actually don't usually go for cheese.

ALSO: Solution to our Music Puzzle Challenge

RUNTIME: 44 minutes 57 seconds

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Featured Interlude Music:

"Milkshake" by Kelis  Amazon | iTunes