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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 173

What a sticky situation this is!

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Good Job, Brain! #173: A Sticky Situation (2016-02-04)
STICK AROUND for facts and trivia about things that are gooey, sticky, and syrupy. Chris found a bunch of sticky words, but they’re so sticky that some other letters got rolled in — see if you can solve his adhesive anagrams. Sticky quiz about desserts and glues, and the bizarre but devastating wave of molasses that destroyed the city of Boston. Learn about some REALLY weird animals that use their stickiness to their advantage. ALSO: listener challenge answers revealed, Super Bowl pub quiz cheat sheet. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 53m 18s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 172

Racing! Science! Xenografts!

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Good Job, Brain! #172: Catch Up! Listener Challenge, Puffy Snakes, Xenografts (2016-01-24)
It’s our catch-up episode, and we got lots weird facts to share, and special listeners to thank. Karen’s back from her 5 million races over the last few weeks and has so many stories to tell (involving dolphin poop and oddly-shaped cucumbers), and had so many real-life listener encounters! Colin’s got some interesting news about scientists discovering the first and only (?) odorless vertebrate animal. A listener mailbag featuring a real xenograft encounter, and take our music quiz listener challenge! Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 32m 50s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 171

The Good Job, Brain! cast looks back on 2015 in this best-of episode.

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Good Job, Brain! #171: BEST OF 2015 (Cheesy Awards Show Edition) (2016-01-04)
We present to you our best segments, quizzes, food facts, and more in our 2015 round-up episode — highlighting the brainiest and weirdest trivia from last year. And it ain’t a cheesy awards show without a parody opening song, awkward presentation speeches, uplifting orchestral music, and punny jokes! Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 1h 34m 12s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 170

Happy holidays, everyone!

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Good Job, Brain! #170: ALL QUIZ BO-HO-HO-NANZA! (2015-12-24)
Two episodes in one week? It’s a Christmas miracle, folks! Yes, a special quiz-filled show about the holidays for the holidays for you and your friends and family to play together. Sometimes, all you need is a turkey, handsome mister soul, and a misheard lyrics quiz to make the holidays bright. And are your fingers crossed for the hottest toy of the year? Take Dana’s toy quiz about the it-toy of the ’90s. E.L.V.I.S. is back with some non-traditional holiday tunes. And grab your pen and paper, and start sweatin’ — because Karen is putting 30 seconds on the clock. ALSO: Donald Duck, bristle cone pine. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 1h 4m 47s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 169

Cute things are the best things.

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Good Job, Brain! #169: Too Cute! (2015-12-22)
Cohorts, come coo at and cuddle with crumbs of cuteness. Facts and trivia about things that are cute: baby animal names quiz, the power of Sanrio, and Japan’s most valuable kawaii characters and mascots. Learn about Hello Kitty phobia and take Chris’ animal fear quiz. “You’re so cute, I just wanna eat you up!” Yes folks, “cute aggression” is a real phenomenon… and you’re not the only one who loses their cool over puppy photos as Colin dives into the science behind what makes things cute. ALSO: Salt water taffy origin revealed! Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 49m 17s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 168

We’re seeing double!

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Good Job, Brain! #168: It Takes Two (2015-12-15)
Prepare for trouble! Make it double! We’re all about facts and quizzes about pairs and duos this week. Twins playing tennis, oooo minty fresh! Learn some pretty weird facts about Doublemint gum… and what exactly is Wrigley doubling up on? Movie buffs rejoice in Colin’s film pairs quiz, and who is Philip and why are people putting pants on him? Karen’s all about Texas Hold’em and funny card pair nicknames. Dana quizzes us on musical duos, and we explore the uncommon world of raccoonnookkeeping. ALSO: Weird trivia food taste test. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 1h 2s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 167

Pleasures? Guilty? No such thing.

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Good Job, Brain! #167: What’s Your Guilty Pleasure? (2015-11-30)
Time to let our hair down, uncover and admit to some of our guilty pleasures, and the facts and trivia behind them. The lurid crime-filled world of Law & Order: SVU, reality shows, and how real is courtroom TV? Chris confesses his love for his girlfriend Judge Judy — and shares the story of how she became TV’s highest-paid star, and how exactly do courtroom shows work. Get your hands nice and jazzy as Karen delivers a handy Broadway show tunes quiz that will show up in pub trivia one day. And we love Disneyland facts, and we love pee facts, so why not both? Some of the outrageously funny things that the Disneyland custodial crew has ever seen. ALSO: Star Wars Lego Mad Libs. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 1h 2m 30s
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