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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 97

It’s a topic mash-up!

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Good Job, Brain! #97: BYOT (Bring Your Own Topic) (2014-02-05)
It’s a free-for-all this week, as we decided to bring out own topics for this episode. So naturally, it’s a nutty grab bag of some jaw-dropping trivia. Where else can you learn about the birth of the smiley emoticon, how to grow a pineapple in your own house, the jellyfish that is IMMORTAL, and why people call the Academy Award “Oscar?” So bust out your suspenders, because this week is crazy pants. ALSO: Immortality quiz, Hawaiian mystery candy. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 56m 26s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 96

Villains are the best!

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Good Job, Brain! #96: Chillin’ Like A Villain (2014-01-29)
Bust out your monocle, twirl up that ‘stache, and stroke your freaky hairless cat, because it’s time to get evil. This week, we’re headed to our secret island lair to celebrate trivia about villains. Where did the word come from? And we all know that the butler did it, but who was the first butler to actually do it? Colin discovers the real Goldfinger behind James Bond lore, and Dana makes us do impressions for her villain catchphrase quiz. Karen keeps the bat at bay with a quiz about ridiculous Batman villains. ALSO: E.L.V.I.S. is back, Lobetrotter trivia. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 48m 28s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 95

It’s another pop quiz episode! Also, apparently Karen’s mom got punched in the face.

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Good Job, Brain! #95: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #19 (2014-01-22)
We all made quizzes that are a little wackier and more off-the-beaten-path this week! Colin hosts a round of “BRAD PITT… OR LASERS?!” and quizzes us on famous things named after a who, a what, or a where. Dana treats us to some dangerously tasty traditional candy from Sweden while we try to guess the flavor. Karen invites everyone to explore American regional dialects with a vocabulary test, and Chris came up with questions about strange airline facts while on an airplane. ALSO: Karen tells the classic tale, “How My Mom Got Punched in the Face.” Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 50m 42s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 94

Mmmmmm, fruit!

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Good Job, Brain! #94: A Berry Good Episode (2014-01-16)
Orange you glad we’re back for more in 2014? We put fruit facts into the limelight this week, and cherry-picked some pretty juicy trivia. Colin gets to the core of fruit name origins, Chris grapples with a hybrid fruit challenge, and Karen puckers up to the miracle fruit. And don’t just split yet, Dana’s got an a-peeling quiz about bananas. It’s a fruit party, so we’re all raisin the roof. ALSO: Lynda.com teacher quiz, and Tweeting sharks. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 49m 47s
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Good Job, Brain!: Fun-Size Mini Show — HAPPY NEW YEAR!

It’s a bite-sized new episode to kick off 2014!

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Good Job, Brain!: Fun-Size Mini Show — HAPPY NEW YEAR! (2014-01-07)
Bit of trivia and a quiz this week in this mini-episode. New year, new announcements, same bat-time, same bat-channel. Find out why there are actually 12 days of Christmas, and put your perky ears to the test with a Music Round! And we have announcements and exciting news galore. Happy New Year, y’alls! Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 16m 7s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 93

It’s a best of 2013 extravaganza for Good Job, Brain!

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Good Job, Brain! #93: Best of 2013 (2013-12-31)
It’s our KING SIZE year-end episode! We’ve doubled the length of this episode so we could cram in some of your favorite segments. With the help of our listeners, we’ve curated some of the best quizzes, stories, facts, nightmare animals, and music rounds from 2013. Thanks to you guys, dear listeners, for a fantastic year! May your new year be brainy and bright. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 1h 21m 54s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 92

This week, it’s time for a side of… sides.

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Good Job, Brain! #92: Pick a Side (2013-12-24)
We’re a lot giddier than usual this week as we explore the trivia of things on the side. Chris gets kicky with a sidekick quiz, and Dana’s got a list of things that are more famous for their side effects than their intended use. Colin takes us on a lol-lercoaster of ridiculous sideline behavior in sports. Karen dives into the snippy history of the human face profile. Do you know your heads, tails, and the sides of your money? And why are there so many darn chickens crossing the road? ALSO: anniversary gift symbolism, Mashup Music Round! Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 54m 53s
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