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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 104

Yep, an episode about the most annoying day of the year. Enjoy, and support Good Job, Brain! on its new Patreon page if you can!

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Good Job, Brain! #104: Fooled Ya (2014-04-01)
The left-handed burger? Trees that grow spaghetti? Celebrate April Fools’ Day with us by learning some of the redonkulous trivia behind pranks and hoaxes. Colin regales us with the history behind iconic novelty gags like the Whoopee Cushion, Joy Buzzer, and the Snake Nut Can. Dana impresses us with the Mechanical Turk hoax, and Chris sets off to find out about the origin of April Fools. Karen emits some facts about fart humor (and an accompanying fart quiz), and are you up for the celebrity death hoax challenge? Also, try to spot our slip in this episode! Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 48m 24s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 103

Your face is weird.

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Good Job, Brain! #103: In Yo Face! (2014-03-26)
Time to face off with facts about your FACE. Chris explores the things *in* your face, (specifically, up your nostrils) in his dedicated booger segment. Seeing Virgin Mary on your grilled cheese sandwiches? Or seeing feisty drunk octopodes in bathrooms? Karen offers up a quiz about the psychological phenomenon of interpreting faces. Colin dots this episode with the plump facts about moles. Take our idiom challenge, and learn about the secrets of blurring faces (and butt cracks) on TV. ALSO: Carmin San Mateo, 3-eyed animals. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 48m 5s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 102

This week, Good Job, Brain! goes 2 Fast 2 Furious.

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Good Job, Brain! #102: The Need for Speed (2014-03-19)
Turbocharge your ear-holes with our episode about things speedy, fast, and instant. Find out about the weird origin of FedEx (hint: it involved some Las Vegas craziness). And exactly fast are the fastest things in the world? Play our Price-Is-Right speed test, and can you hold on to this FAST word puzzle? Colin captivates us with the wacky and illegal world of coast-to-coast racing. And what actually makes instant noodles instant? And you can be our wingman anytime. ALSO: Carmin San Mateo, Lobetrotter. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 56m 48s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 101

Time to relearn all those little things that you get wrong all the time!

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Good Job, Brain! #101: Um, Actually… (2014-03-12)
Ah yes, the “Um, Actually…” — a phrase in every trivia fan’s utility belt. We dedicate the whole episode to the culture of corrections, misquoted facts, and nerdery. It’s time to load up your trivia ammo! Colin schools EVERYONE on a misused vocabulary quiz, and Chris shares how we’ve been doing things wrong in the kitchen. Dana’s snoops around Snopes.com, and blows our mind about blood. Karen finds out where words like “nerd” and “dweeb” come from. ALSO: Good Job, BRIAN! quiz, Carmin San Mateo, Lobetrotter. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 56m 59s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 100

It’s the 100th episode of awesome, brainy trivia. Congrats to Karen and the rest of the cast on two awesome years!

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Good Job, Brain! #100: 100! (2014-03-05)
Lots of festivity in our 2nd anniversary and 100th episode! We’re celebrating this milestone by celebrating… YOU. Warm up your hearts with listener messages and questions sprinkled throughout the show. And warm up your brains with some tricky quizzes: Chris gets animated in his movie round, Nerak’s got a weird word elzzup, Colin has 100 on the mind, and Dana needs help with change. And can you identify these classic literary works by their 1-star Amazon reviews? ALSO: Music Round, New Zealand Challenge, and a visit from a familiar face voice. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 1h 21m 58s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 99

It’s part 2 of the Good Job, Brain! gang’s Vegas vacation.

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Good Job, Brain! #99: Viva Las Vegas! Part II (2014-02-18)
Our wallets may be a little lighter, but we’re winning big in titillating facts and trivia about Sin City. Did you know before Super Mario and Zelda, Nintendo had a Vegas connection? Colin obsesses over blackjack and the history of card-counting, and Dana’s got a celebrity quiz about quickie weddings. Karen answers some burning questions about playing cards, and Chris shares hotel facts that might literally shock you. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 51m 43s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 98

Hey, it’s my favorite city!

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Good Job, Brain! #98: Viva Las Vegas! Part I (2014-02-11)
May luck be a lady tonight! We’re actually in Las Vegas this week — so be prepared for a jackpot of shiny facts about gambling, hotels, games, Hoover Dam, and more. Chris gets clever with a hotel name puzzle quiz, and Karen checks in on a ridiculously themed Vegas hotel that (luckily) never got built. Find out what those cherries and BARs on slot machines really mean, and Dana’s dips into a grab bag of trivia bites about this sparkly town. And see if you know your gamblin’ games. ALSO: The Tonight Show top list, and the hotels of our dreams. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 50m 55s
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