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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 156

Willy Wonka, you say?

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Good Job, Brain! #156: Fantastical Food (2015-07-16)
Hold your breath. Make a wish. Count to three. Come with me, and you’ll be… in a world of PURE IMAGINATION… and of filling your face with fantasy food! We’ve talked about the history behind Willy Wonka, but what about the failed and successful modern attempts of bringing Roald Dahl’s whimsical candy onto store shelves? Karen took a stroll on Fleet Street and found a weird trend with pies… and Dana got dark too with a horror food quiz. Find out what real foods you’re eating now are actually impostors, and why the Mock Turtle is crying in Alice in Wonderland. What the heck IS a mock turtle? Of course, we’ve got a pretty intense Harry Potter food quiz (along with a “Fake? Or British?” sub-segment). And yes, one (just one) Star Wars food trivia question. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 57m 23s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 155

“Brad Pitt? Or Lasers?” is probably the best game ever invented.

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Good Job, Brain! #155: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #31 (2015-07-05)
What kind of quirky quaint quizzical quandaries do we have in store for you this week? Colin just got back from Sweden and we finally get to tell our Scandinavian and Nordic countries apart… and of course, return of torture candy. Chris masterfully hid birds in his word game quiz, and how many gallons are in a peck? How many hot dogs are in the new Pizza Hut hot dog pizza crust? These important life questions are answered in Dana’s HOW MANY challenge that will stump most. Rich Playboy magnate Hugh Hefner, or sliced bread… which came first? We’re back with another eye-opening round of “BRAD PITT? OR LASERS?” filled with even more random pairings. ALSO: Monsters, death ray, listener puzzle answer. ALSO ALSO: There’s a hidden bird in this episode description. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 59m 56s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 154

Set phasers to stun, and may the Force be with you, Frodo.

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Good Job, Brain! #154: To Boldly Go (2015-06-14)
By Grabthar’s hammer, you shall be avenged with trivia overload about science fiction. What was the true cultural origin of sci-fi? Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers — the copycat race to space story dominance. Get fuzzy and cuddly with Dana’s sci-fi pet quiz (and some heated discussion about Jabba the Hutt). Are you having a bad day? Could it be because of Mercury is in retrograde? BUT WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?! Chris delivers a brutal deep-cut quiz on the Battlestar Galactica cast’s other acting gigs, and sci-fi movies you probably didn’t know were based on books. ALSO: Iceland facts, dementor wasps. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 53m 2s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 153

Light it up!

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Good Job, Brain! #153: Let There Be Light (2015-06-05)
Ah, finally, an *enlightening* episode! Let it shine, let it shine, let it… destroy? Chris tells us about the infamous Las Vegas “death ray” and how a simple CFL light bulb destroyed his video game dreams. Bask in facts about glow-in-the-dark toys, fireflies… and “fire-pigs.” And yes, the human race has finally invented a mind-boggling material that cannot be anymore black. NONE MORE BLACK! And our music round is back with some light rock. ALSO: Mailbag, updates, EGGCORNS. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 56m 39s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 152

The chains of command!

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Good Job, Brain! #152: Follow the Leader (2015-05-15)
Kneel and bow before trivia about those who are leaders of the pack! Take Chris’ quiz on business leaders who name their famous companies after their own swagga self. Why we call sport team leaders “coaches” and the traditions among different sports. Leaders with animal names, and the intriguing origin of Rastafarians and their holy leader. Why would anyone be in the lead of a race and then disappear?! The weird world of rabbit runners who get paid to run fast, and drop out of a race. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 51m 10s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 151

DRUNK IN PUBLIC. Or something.

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Good Job, Brain! #151: Cheers! (2015-04-30)
Watch out, because we’re burping up facts and trivia about booze and beers! After 150 episodes, we’re revisiting our topic from episode one! Find out why the next time you drink wine, you should really make a toast to Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde creator Robert Louis Stevenson. Learn about the strange types of mead, or honey wine — and Colin’s got his beer/thinking cap on with a quiz about brewskies. Plus alcoholic plants, and yes, alcoholic animals. Specifically, a real bear who enjoyed beer way too much. ALSO: the “fastest” train, PRESENTS!, featured listener websites. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 1h 1m
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 150

A special pop quiz for the 150th episode of Good Job, Brain!

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Good Job, Brain! #150: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #30 (2015-04-18)
What’s the best way to celebrate our 150th full-length episode? With quizzes about Taylor Swift, word games, music mash-ups, and more. DUH. Chris has a few sassy out-of-context movie summaries for us to identify. Do you listen to the show in the car? Then you’ll probably ace Colin’s car make quiz. Karen’s sandwiching words again, but this time it’s all about musicians… and Dana’s really obsessed with Taylor Swift’s dating life. ALSO: “word flip,” random Christmas Trivia, and see if you can catch our first censor bleep. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 44m 30s
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