Good Job, Brain!: Episode 69

Musical facts for your ears!

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Good Job, Brain! #69: The Sound of Music (2013-07-09)
The hills are alive with SO MANY FREAKING FACTS ABOUT MUSIC: the oldest instrument of the history of mankind, notable moments in recording history, the first talking doll recordings (creepy!), music scandals on TV quiz, the actual lowdown on hidden secret messages and the whole backward-song craze that swept the nation. Where exactly “is the place in France where the naked ladies dance”?, and just why singing the Happy Birthday song might get you in legal trouble. ALSO: Fictional workplace quiz, Chicago World’s Fair. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 55m 50s
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The Comedy Button: Episode 84

Sorry for the skip last week — we were all way too busy with a million dumb things. But hey, we’re back!

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The Comedy Button — Episode 84 (2013-07-05)
This week, we spin the Comedy Button topic wheel, discuss Ryan’s style (and what would happen if he found himself unexpectedly alone), marvel at Radford University’s latest screw-up, report on San Francisco’s gay pride parade, consider the idea of an Escape from San Francisco movie, hear all about Ryan’s awesome dad, and learn a thing or two about game design. Starring Scott Bromley, Brian Altano, Anthony Gallegos, Ryan Scott, and Max Scoville.
Running Time: 51m 23s
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The Geekbox: Episode 226

Former Geekbox regular Justin Haywald — fresh out of his gig as a game industry analyst — makes his return to the podcast tonight, hopefully for good! Also: That blogroll image is totally relevant, I promise.

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The Geekbox — Episode 226 (2013-07-03)
Wherein we discuss the return of old friends, weird diets, commercials for dumb baby games, grossly disproportionate retribution, Zynga’s follies, Candy Crush Saga, Rogue Legacy, the sizes of our screens, the best games 2005, Game & Wario, MMO addiction, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf (again). Starring Ryan Scott, Justin Haywald, Ryan Higgins, and Olivia Jane, with special guest April Scott.
Running Time: 1h 17m 53s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 68

It’s definitely summer — learn some fun facts while you’re busy burning up!

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Good Job, Brain! #68: Fun in the Sun (2013-07-02)
Ready for summer vacation? Load this episode up while you bask under the red hot day-star! Tan your brain with awesome glowing facts: the (kind of gross) history of the ice cream cone, weird trivia about daylight saving time, wacky watermelon stories, the inspiration behind the Slip ‘n Slide, and the summer nectar of the gods — Slurpee. Summer jams lyrics quiz. And what makes a movie a “blockbuster?” Why is it even called that? ALSO: Tech company animal mascot quiz, and “Um…Actually…” Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 54m 59s
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The Geekbox: Episode 225

It’s another super-long episode, to help make up for that terrible E3 skip week! Also: I think we’re going to do a big spoiler chat for The Last of Us in next week’s episode. Make sure to hit our contact form, and tell us what you thought of the ending!

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The Geekbox — Episode 225 (2013-06-26)
Wherein we discuss TV show endings, The Last of Us, Uncharted, Indiana Jones’ worst moments, the most insane Goonies-related musings ever, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded, the Ouya, New Super Luigi U, and the best games of 2004. Starring Ryan Scott, Adam Fitch, Ryan Higgins, and Olivia Jane.
Running Time: 1h 44m 17s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 67

Good Job. Brain!: An insulin shot straight to your mind.

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Good Job, Brain! #67: Bad Medicine (2013-06-25)
Paging Doctor Feelgood! We need 100cc of trivia facts STAT!!! We explore the trivia-filled world of medicine — specifically, the weird and wacky medical treatments: old-timey snake oil, traveling medicine shows, alcohol, quacks, that wonder-drug “calomel,” leeches (no, no, they’re actually quite nice!), Hollywood “script doctors,” and an odd story about… ancient Chinese ingenuity? Yeah… ALSO: Dog show facts, and XYZ quiz. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 42m 38s
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The Comedy Button: Episode 83

It’s our first episode with Anthony recording remotely from his new Seattle apartment, so hopefully the change isn’t too noticeable for you guys (and we’ll definitely work out any kinks in the coming weeks).

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The Comedy Button — Episode 83 (2013-06-21)
This week, Anthony joins us from Seattle to tell us about his cat-sitter, we search Yelp for highway review scores, Anthony gets real job, we ponder some interesting puppetry, crack costs skyrocket, Max’s girlfriend becomes an official mouth-doctor, the gang plays “Where’s Ryan?” at E3, we talk spy tech, Brian races in the Malibu Grand Prix, we conclude that arcade ticket machines are the worst things ever, 90 percent of our emails are still bad, we send a 14-year-old on a scavenger hunt of doom, and we discuss big finishes. Starring Scott Bromley, Brian Altano, Anthony Gallegos, Ryan Scott, and Max Scoville.
Running Time: 1h 11m 24s
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