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

Carmin has stolen Chris' quiz and is handing it off to one of her cohorts, Mama Cass Toreum.

LISTEN TO EPISODE #29 FOR HER MESSAGE

(at the 43:50 mark)

HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

1. She's about to catch a train at a station

2. The train station is playing a familiar tune. Is the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon kicking in this soon in this episode already?

 

Carmin bounced before we got there but good news - she left our quiz with famous singer/snatcher Mama Cass Toreum. Our (New Yorkish?) informant briefs us on what our next steps should be:

LISTEN TO EPISODE #30 FOR OUR INFORMANT MESSAGE

(at the 43:51 mark)

HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

1. Start with two words, one refers to a farm animal meat, and the other refers to sounds another farm animal makes.

2. Put the first word right smack in the middle of the second word and that's the place where singer/snatcher Mama Cass Toreum is with our quiz!

 

Thanks for all of your detective work, listeners! You helped us find thief/singer/natural food additive aficionado Mama Cass Toreum by solving her word sandwich puzzle. 

Unfortunately... she doesn't have the precious stolen quiz. Looks like it was Carmin's trick all along. But Mama Cass Toreum gave us a clue when we busted down the doors to catch her during her live performance:

LISTEN TO EPISODE #31 FOR MAMA CASS TOREUM'S MESSAGE

(at the 43:14 mark)

HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

1. What stars have been guiding hungry travelers for almost a century?

2. Carmin San Mateo is in the country where those stars were first observed.

 

We've been trying to track our stolen music quiz, and boy, what a month it has been. Thanks to you, Super Sleuths, we finally caught Carmin San Mateo and got our beloved quiz back! 

LISTEN TO EPISODE #32 FOR THE DRAMATIC CONFRONTATION

(at the 43:30 mark)

We want to thank all of the listeners who wrote in with answers these past few weeks and we hope you had fun with us on this puzzle adventure.