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!

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132: Happy Halloween! #2



Sugar up *your* skulls with our Halloween trivia-riffic episode filled with brain candy: vampires vaahhhnt to suck your blaaahhhhhd, but why do they hate garlic? Who's Ben Cooper and why should you thank him for your crappy childhood costume? Take our Halloween TV episode title quiz, and a horror movie challenge, and learn about how Halloween came to be.

(Please share your crappy childhood costumes in the comments on our site.)

ALSO: 1960's Jeopardy!

RUNTIME: 55 minutes 23 seconds

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Featured Interlude Music:

"Addams Groove" by MC Hammer  Amazon | iTunes 


PS. Here's the Ben Cooper Fonz costume we talked about on the show. What a thing of self-referencial beauty. 


131: Bibliotheque Discotheque



The library is open for an epic mega-nerd sesh as we jam out to trivia and quizzes about books. Earn your book club gold stars with the return of Dana's "Ya Burnt" segment - can you name the classic children's book by their haterade one-star review? Chris plays appraisor again talking cold, hard, cash - the most expensive books on the planet. Sneaky authors and their literary anagrams, book facts, and the incredulous ways people stored books in the olden days.

ALSO: @WordsAreSoWeird, NY's official state snack

RUNTIME: 48 minutes 53 seconds

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Featured Interlude Music:

"Reading Rainbow" theme song  Amazon | iTunes 






Put on your hightops, sip on some Hi-C, and snack on some Hydrox because we're going high speedin' down that super highway of information. In this hodgepodge quiz episode, Chris gets stately with some very strange official state whats-its, and find out what state is the only one to have an "official state flavor." FUN? ZZ? Karen gives the gang some financial know-how with a punny stock symbol quiz. People have been trying to tell the future using the weirdest things - take Dana's divination quiz and find out. And Colin gets a blast from the past and challenges us in a round of "Have You Ever Noticed?"

RUNTIME: 53 minutes 20 seconds

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129: Father of Mine



Chris is back and and has a new spawn! What better way to celebrate his new fatherhood than having an episode dedicated to dad-dom. Take the Dad Jokes challenge and see how many eye-rollingly cheesy dad jokes have you had the (dis)pleasure of hearing in your lifetime? Paternal puzzles and probs, and weird dads of the animal kingdom. And a Music Round of lyrical odes to fathers and sons.

ALSO: Cotton candy grapes, Um Actually, @WordsAreSoWeird

RUNTIME: 48 minutes 53 seconds

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Featured Interlude Music:

"Papa Loves Mambo" by Perry Como  Amazon | iTunes 



128: Eat Your Veggies!



Vegetables are filled with nutrients but they're also chock-full of weird, weird, weird trivia. Find out why the odd history behind why we associate carrots with the color orange, and what vegetable looks like a severed human head. Quiz about two funny-sounding veggies: the artichoke and the rutabaga, and the common misconceptions and origin stories behind the jack-o-lantern.

ALSO: CHRIS KOHLER BABY WATCH 2014, weird new words that just got added to the Scrabble dictionary

RUNTIME: 49 minutes 13 seconds

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Featured Interlude Music:

"Vegetables" by The Beach Boys  Amazon | iTunes 



127: The Great Outdoors



Ah, the outdoors! Fresh air, lucious greenery, and..... a million things that will try to kill you. So pack up your think and let's head up the summit of outdoors trivia: what to do when killer bees attack? Or when a shark is circling around you? Find out the real way to deal with animal encounters. (Spoiler: yes, movies and TV have been lying to us.) Folk mnemonics, the origin of the Swiss Army Knife, and the very dramatic and weird life of a deer tick. And let's feast on the science behind freeze-dried foods, and we do a live taste test of some of the weirdest camp foods out there.

RUNTIME: 57 minutes 35 seconds

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Featured Interlude Music:

"Outside" by Childish Gambino  Amazon | iTunes 



Fun-Size Mini Show: Bumper Contest!



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 And we're back next week with a full episode brimming with our usual trivia and maybe poo facts.

RUNTIME: 2 minutes 42 seconds


126: I'll Take It To Go



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 






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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