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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 124

DAT AZZ.

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Good Job, Brain! #124: Bootylicious (2014-08-28)
It is finally time to talk about… the butt. Yes — butt trivia and butt facts and butt quizzes. We dive into the history of butt words, and some origins may surprise you! And Chris finds the most beautiful booty in classical art that has been mesmerizing people for centuries. Our very serious problem with a specific butt hole, and of course, J Lo. Did she insure her behind? What does it mean to insure a butt? ALSO: The Lion’s Share jackpot finally hit! Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 45m 19s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 123

Inside the movie magic!

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Good Job, Brain! #123: At the Movies (2014-08-20)
Get yourself some popcorn and fake butter topping, and get ready for an episode all about the silver screen! Like Easter eggs? Then you’ll love learning about the most famous and popular sound effect that appears in almost every major film. Dana’s got a film crew quiz, and Chris brings back a movie quote challenge (this time, it’s not a trick!). Ever heard of TRANSMORPHERS? Or ATLANTIC RIM? Karen dives into the weird world of “mockbusters.” And in the early days of Hollywood, how did they move from silent movies to talkies? And take Colin’s “I Know That Guy!” actor challenge. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 53m 56s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 122

Aaaaaaarmy training, sir!

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Good Job, Brain! #122: We Salute You! (2014-08-13)
1, 2, 3, 4, I don’t know what I’ve been told! 5, 6, 7, 8, Good Job, Brain is on a roll! Why, with quizzes and weird facts about military life, of course. Discover the fully packed history of canned foods and how we have Napoleon to thank. From cereal mascot to comic book hero, let’s see how many fictional military characters you know in Dana’s lightning round quiz. We dive into famous everyday items that were developed for the military, and how pigeons used to reign the battle-strewn skies. And attention GIs, pack your MREs on that VTOL while navigating through Colin’s military acronym challenge. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 53m 56s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 121

Internet: The podcast.

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Good Job, Brain! #121: Dot Com (2014-08-06)
Let’s face it: We all heart the Internet. So this week, we are jamming pub-quiz-worthy webby facts into the tubes to your brain. Learn about the history behind the @ symbol and how it became synonymous with email, and find out where salad.com and coffee.com take you, along with other generic URLs that cleverly redirects you to some of the top brands and companies. Take the country domain quiz, and just how email savvy are you? ALSO: 1960s Jeopardy! Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 51m 45s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 120

Time for your monthly pop quiz episode!

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Good Job, Brain! #120: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #24 (2014-07-31)
Alright you Quiztina Aguileras and Equizabeth Taylors, it’s time for another all-quiz episode! Chris has word puzzles on his mind, inspired by The Maze of Games — see if you can find the hidden arcade games hidden in the story. Dana tests us on knowledge about our own bodies in an anatomy challenge. Colin follows the rule of threes in his missing trio quiz, while Karen tests the gang about the language origins of famous brand names. And strap on your seat belts, because we debut a new music segment, “SLOW DOWN, LADY!” ALSO: Hawaiian coconut bras. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 49m 13s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 119

Where we’re going, we don’t need roads. Or maybe we do.

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Good Job, Brain! #119: All Around the World (2014-07-24)
Please put your seat back in the full upright position, and your tray table up, as we’re about to take off into a travel-themed episode! Discover the strange origin of passenger air travel and exactly what you had to do to “fly” from New York City to Los Angeles. Dana’s got space tourism on top of mind, and Chris mapped out some funky destinations — but it’s all jumbled up in his anagram segment. Are you a world traveller? Then you’ll probably ace the airport code quiz, and our lonely island challenge. ALSO: Aussies rule! Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 46m 25s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 118

It’s the Legen-dairy Thread!

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Good Job, Brain! #118: It’s Legen-DAIRY (2014-07-15)
Hope your ears aren’t lactose intolerant, because this week, it’s all about the wacky fact-filled world of dairy. Find out how music helps cow produce more milk — and just what kind of music gets them into the mood? Weird trivia about breast milk and why “nipple” is a funny word. Dana falls into a wiki cheese hole, while Colin gulps down the history of the milk container. And no, mice actually don’t usually go for cheese. ALSO: Solution to our Music Puzzle Challenge. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 44m 57s
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