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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 134

Is it safe??

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Good Job, Brain! #134: For Your Safety (2014-11-15)
DO THE SAFETY DANCE! Facts and trivia about keeping you safe. Remember those (super annoying) automatic safety belts that were built into a track along the car door? What happened to them and how did they came about? Having a hard time opening medicine bottles? Well, Chris has quite the story for you on childproof packaging, and how scientists test their safety. Learn about the mesmerizing and magical history of bulletproof vests and why they work. Karen’s just “plane crazy” about all the seemingly fun (but important!) stuff in airplane safety videos. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 52m 11s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 133

Damn kids and your newfangled… stuff!

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Good Job, Brain! #133: That Old Time Rock and Roll (2014-11-07)
Darn you whippersnappers, get off our lawn! This week we celebrate the old, outdated, and obsolete things in the past. Meet the mysterious saltpeter man from the days of yore, whose job totally… stinks. Old name quiz, and what happened a year ago? What about 50 years ago? Journey through time with Dana’s year span quiz. Beep, beep, beep- the riveting rise and fall of beepers and pagers. And revel in modern music in old prose, with the return of William Fakespeare. ALSO: Bexar County, The Hibernator, listener-submitted bumper ad. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 56m 29s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 132

The bogeyman is coming!

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Good Job, Brain! #132: Happy Halloween! #2 (2014-10-31)
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. ALSO: 1960s Jeopardy! Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 55m 23s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 131

Books are awesome!

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Good Job, Brain! #131: Bibliotheque Discotheque (2014-10-23)
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 its one-star review? Chris plays appraiser again, talking cold, hard cash… for 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. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 48m 53s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 130

Time for another pop quiz episode!

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Good Job, Brain! #130: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #26 (2014-10-16)
Put on your high tops, 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 what’s-its, and we find out what state is the only one to have an “official state flavor.” 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?” Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 53m 20s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 129

Happy dad-hood to Chris Kohler! May your children never scoff at your unusually large collection of retro game stuff.

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Good Job, Brain! #129: Father of Mine (2014-10-09)
Chris is back, and he 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 you’ve had the (dis)pleasure of hearing in your lifetime. We tackle paternal puzzles and problems, and weird dads of the animal kingdom. And a Music Round of lyrical odes to fathers and sons. ALSO: cotton candy grapes, “Um, Actually.” Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 48m 53s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 128

Vegetables are good sometimes.

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Good Job, Brain! #128: Eat Your Veggies! (2014-10-01)
Vegetables are filled with nutrients, but they’re also chock-full of weird, weird, weird trivia. Find out the odd history behind why we associate carrots with the color orange, and what vegetable looks like a severed human head. We have a 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, and weird new words that just got added to the Scrabble dictionary. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 49m 13s
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