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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 110

Another month, another hot round of quizzes.

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Good Job, Brain! #110: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #22 (2014-05-14)
Replenish your smarts with some brainor-ade in this all-quiz show! Colin tests us to see if we know our acronyms, and takes us hopping around the nation with a city name quiz. Dana’s been snooping around Amazon and made a game about hilariously punny celebrity autobiography book titles. Take the “The Pen Is Not Mightier Than the Sword” challenge and see how well you know your famous fictional swords. And Karen’s back to embarrass the others by forcing them to answer in the form of an impression in her celebrity quiz. ALSO: Board games, AND. THE. RETURN. OF. BELGIUM? OR NOT BELGIUM? Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 50m 27s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 109

Heck yeah, rich stuff!

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Good Job, Brain! #109: It’s Treasure-Hunting Time (2014-05-07)
Pick up your shovel and get ready to dig into the world of hidden and buried treasure! Uncover facts behind the fictional golden city of El Dorado, the secrets behind Al Capone’s “hotel,” the real inspiration behind pirate treasure maps, and what would YOU put in a time capsule representing 2014? And just how well do you know your treasure-hunting movies? Chris is back from the desert, and has a first-hand report on the legendary video game mystery of the famed Atari dig site! ALSO: Exploding whale updates. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 53m 36s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 108

Congrats to Good Job, Brain! co-host Chris Kohler on his impending father-dom! Woohoo!!

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Good Job, Brain! #108: Oh Baby! (2014-04-30)
BIG NEWS! Chris is going to be a dad! We’re celebrating his big news with an episode filled with facts and quizzes about babies, kids, and one nightmare animal. Grab a train ticket to Whoville for Chris’ Dr. Seuss quiz, and learn how Target uses the magic of data to know when you’re pregnant before anybody else. Dana reminds us that we are the worst at Oscars superlatives in her young Oscars quiz. Colin has a lullaby rock cover music round, and Karen shares some cool names for baby animals. And, as promised, one nightmare animal. ALSO: Harry’s shaving mini-quiz. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 52m 29s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 107

This week’s episode is a monument to consumerism.

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Good Job, Brain! #107: Shop Til You Drop (2014-04-23)
Cha-ching! A whole episode about trivia and sizzling facts about shopping?! CHARGE IT. We buzz about the Lincoln shopping secret, 99-cent pricing, how supermarkets trick you into buying more, and where did those WACKY WAVING INFLATABLE ARM-FLAILING TUBE MAN things you see in front of retail lots come from?! Get savvy with shopping in the department store quiz, and learn about how the iconic shopping cart came to be. ALSO: Easter eggs, Brainiacs’ Book Club. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 55m
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 106

Par-tay!

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Good Job, Brain! #106: Life of the Party (2014-04-15)
Put on your party hats and loosen up that belt for some cake, because we’re nerding out about parties this week! Festive facts and celebratory stories about party rituals, inventions, and more: Shakespeare Goes to a House Party music quiz, etymology of party words, Dana finds the first examples of party balloons (and it’s gross), Karen wants to climb the traditional ham pole of Spain’s La Tomatina tomato-throwing festival, and Colin explores the weird ritual of having live birds fly out of pies. ALSO: GJB listener John wrote us an “Um, Actually…” theme song! Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 45m 5s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 105

QUIZZES EVERYWHERE!

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Good Job, Brain! #105: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #21 (2014-04-09)
Keep your arms and legs inside the vehicle, because we’re about to blast you off to BRAIN TOWN with an all-quiz episode. It’s time to play another installment of “BRAD PITT?… OR LASER?” and those who miss E.L.V.I.S.’ soothing metallic voice are in luck, because he’s back crooning his favorite opening lines of famous songs. Our minds melted during Dana’s pregnancy/baby test, and Chris shows some love to the cat people with a quiz about fictional cats. And see if you can identify these earworm rock songs in reverse! ALSO: Tia/Tamara Mowry mnemonic, Disney’s secret unbuilt thrill ride. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 49m 31s
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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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