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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 143

Greetings from Snob Hill!

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Good Job, Brain! #143: A Royal Pain (2015-02-18)
Kneel before the iron throne of trivia and nutty facts about royalty, rulers, and regality: royalty quiz, the very mind-blowing and scandalous world of “pretenders to the throne,” why purple is the color of royalty, and the fascinating job of the royal taster. And of course, our own robot King, E.L.V.I.S., is back with another soulless lyrics quiz! ALSO: Milking dogs. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 57m 7s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 142

Karen’s in good health once more, and back from more Good Job, Brain!

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Good Job, Brain! #142: Don’t Call It a COMEBACK! (2015-02-06)
Except… it is a comeback. YES! WE ARE BACK. Karen has her voice back, and what better way to celebrate her health than to have an episode themed around stories, facts, and quizzes about famous comebacks? In order to rise, you must fall first — and Karen’s got a quiz all about famous (and cringe-worthy) rejection letters. Movie comebacks, music comebacks, and all your favorite old diseases are coming back, too. And, of course, the man who rode the retirement-comeback roller coaster, Mr. 23 himself, Michael Jordan. ALSO: Listener mail! Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 52m 10s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 141

It’s the best of 2014 from Good Job, Brain!

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Good Job, Brain! #141: Best of 2014 (2015-02-06)
It’s our MEGA-long year-end episode! Double the length, double the memories as we try to cram in some of your favorite and notable segments. With the help of our listeners, we’ve picked some of our best quizzes, stories, facts, and music rounds from 2014. Thanks to all for another fantastic year, and let 2015 be a brainy year. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 1h 34m 46s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 140

Pop quiz — holiday-style!

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Good Job, Brain! #140: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #28 Holiday Edition! (2014-12-25)
Are you yearning for yuletide yapping? Then join us at the trivia table, and keep your brain fresh with a jolt of holiday quizzing! Colin gets super-experimental this episode and debuts a new game segment “30 SECONDS TO GLORY!” plus a whole Christmas music round, famous people anagram challenge, and test your holiday IQ. ALSO: “12 Days of GJB Christmas,” as performed by our own Chris Kohler. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 43m 46s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 139

Happy holidays! Eat up!

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Good Job, Brain! #139: Season’s Eatings II (2014-12-22)
ARE YOU READY FOR HOLIDAY EATAPALOOZA?!?!??!! Let us whet your appetite with scrumptious facts and trivia about holiday foods and eating traditions. Why does fruitcake have the most pathetic loser rep? Chris drenches us with the colorful and pungent origins of the fruitcake — and who knew this poop-looking brick had such a wonderful stamp in history? Take the goose/ham/turkey challenge to find out who’s the real MEAT HEAD. We all become envious of Japan after learning about their Christmas tradition, and it’s finger-lickin’ good. And of course, the international phenomenon of the cursed HANGOVER — find out what actually happens to your body after a night of drinking, and other boozy facts. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 48m 49s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 138

A podcast appears! Like magic!

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Good Job, Brain! #138: Abracadabra (2014-12-12)
Shazam! Presto! Prepare to be amazed by origin stories, facts, and trivia about MAGIC. Chris tries to dazzle us (and YOU, the listener) with aural magic tricks. Find out why his mind-reading tricks work. Take our quiz about the magical products all around us. Open Sesame! Abracadabra! Hocus pocus! Find out how and why these magic phrases came to be. We all have heard about Harry Houdini and his great magical escape feats… but did you know he was an avid mythbuster and skeptic? Oh yeah, and his on-and-off friendship with Arthur Conan Doyle. Dramaaaa. ALSO: Poop dust. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 54m 23s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 137

Happy Eldmother’s Day!

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Good Job, Brain! #137: All in the Family (2014-12-05)
Scooch closer, niblings, avuncles, and brother-uterines — because it’s time for a family reunion! We tip our hats to trivia and juicy facts all about families as we inch closer to the holidays. Eldmother? Belsire? Take Dana’s specific family member vocab challenge! Learn what it was really like for family households back in the history times (hint: VERY AWKWARD), TV family sitcoms, animal family names, and a very familial Music Round. ALSO: Listener Brad Pitt or Lasers, special thanks to our families. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 56m 17s
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