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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 180

Quiz time! And, you’re not seeing things; there doesn’t appear to be an episode 179!

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Good Job, Brain! #180: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #36 (2016-04-13)
Oh ho ho! A real grab bag of quizzes this week: from the germiest places in your house to foreign currency. Find the interloper word in Chris’ misused vocabulary quiz, and find out if you’re like an animal. And let’s play “30 Seconds to Glory!” Also, we went to the zoo and so of course, we’re reporting back some real weird animal facts. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 1h 10m 51s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 178

My money is always on the gray spy.

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Good Job, Brain! #178: Spy vs. Spy (2016-03-31)
Let’s dart past sharks with frikkin’ laser beams attached to their heads and break into the underground trivia lair that’s all about espionage and spycraft! Listen to us flunk the pub trivia James Bond primer, AND the James Bond music quiz. Find out what kind of (tasty?) spy work Julia Child did for the U.S. government, and test your espionage movie and show IQ. Infiltrate and retrieve the precious cargo in Chris’ hidden word quiz, and we live in a mad, mad world of Spy vs. Spy — so are you on team White Spy or Black Spy? And of course. SPY. CATS. SPY-CATS. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 1h 7m 42s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 177

FIGHT!

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Good Job, Brain! #177: FIGHT! (2016-03-21)
Fists up, brains up! This week, we’re heading into the ring, filled with facts and trivia about fighting: Learn about the (nice) Japanese tradition of spider fighting, and find out why MMA fighters should not blow their noses. Colin finds out what exactly did occur and spur, sir, during that fateful duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. Everyone was kung fu fighting in Karen’s Asian martial arts quiz, and just how well do you know your professional wrestler movie cameos? ALSO: beaver teeth, eyeball transplant. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 1h 2m 4s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 176

WAT?

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Good Job, Brain! #176: Lost in Translation (2016-03-11)
Ex-squeeze me? Baking powder? We take a trip around the world and get lost in translation this week! Pardon Colin’s French, because he borrowed a bunch of words in his quiz… and darling Dana dives into the astonishing history of the Navajo code talkers, and why and how it baffled so many enemies during the World Wars. Foreign dubbing in Hollywood, and the patterns of translated movie titles in Japan. Chris has a bonus quiz about fake movies that are in real movies! It’s a movie-ception! ALSO: Oreo facts. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 1h 5m 4s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 175

It’s quiz time, once again.

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Good Job, Brain! #175: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #35 (2016-02-20)
Get out your tickets out, because we’re all aboard on the brain train to Quiz Town! Celebrate the leap year with Dana’s quizzy ode to February 29th. And Chris noticed a very common trend with the Grammys, and he even hands out an award in his posthumous Grammys quiz. We rip the orchestral band-aid off and drill down on classical music that most often shows up in pub quiz, and let’s play our first ever round of “NBA or GAME OF THRONES.” ALSO: octopus safety warning, gifts from listeners. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 1h 2m 56s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 174

D’OH!

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Good Job, Brain! #174: Whoops! (2016-02-14)
Goofs and gaffs, d’ohs and duhs, we tried getting all the banana peels cleared away for this trivia episode about mistakes. Ah, the joys of live TV and all that could go wrong… take Colin’s quiz about major TV slip-ups, and discover one oddball find from a classic TV show. From space missions to the stock market, Chris curates the greatest hits of tiny typos that had colossal consequences throughout history. Karen’s riding along with Road Pig, visiting a few cartography mistakes. And Dana just felt mean and made us a quiz where our punishment for getting the answers wrong was eating unusual foods in… unusual shapes. ALSO: The Oscars thank-you ticker. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 56m 11s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 173

What a sticky situation this is!

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Good Job, Brain! #173: A Sticky Situation (2016-02-04)
STICK AROUND for facts and trivia about things that are gooey, sticky, and syrupy. Chris found a bunch of sticky words, but they’re so sticky that some other letters got rolled in — see if you can solve his adhesive anagrams. Sticky quiz about desserts and glues, and the bizarre but devastating wave of molasses that destroyed the city of Boston. Learn about some REALLY weird animals that use their stickiness to their advantage. ALSO: listener challenge answers revealed, Super Bowl pub quiz cheat sheet. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 53m 18s
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