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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 113

Become a trivia master! Wow your friends! Be all smart and stuff!

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Good Job, Brain! #113: How to Prep for Pub Quiz, Part I (2014-06-05)
OUR TRIVIA SECRETS REVEALED! This week, we are celebrating pub trivia by sharing our stories, our strategies, and our tips in hopes to help YOU score big at your local. Find out what topics to study, and how to settle answer disputes. Take Karen’s geography quiz — and if you’re not a sports person, then let Colin help you with some handy sportsball facts to arm your trivia arsenal. We also dive into the origin of pub trivia, and general nuggets about pub culture. ALSO: Our Lando Squarespace ode. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 50m 6s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 112

Somehow, I don’t think the Konami Code is part of this episode’s topics.

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Good Job, Brain! #112: Cracking the Code (2014-05-29)
We give you the 001101000011000100110001 on the puzzling history and facts about codes, and hidden meanings! This origin story of the Enigma machine, code name quiz, and what the foxtrot is up with the NATO alphabet? Learn how James Brown, Beethoven, and Johnny Cash share a cryptic connection. And sit by the counter with a cup of joe and whistleberries, so Chris can serve up the tasty (and weird) history behind coded American diner lingo. ALSO: Lynda’s Graduation quiz. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 53m 33s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 111

This week is all about names of stuff, including all those weird IKEA furniture names.

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Good Job, Brain! #111: What’s in a Name? (2014-05-21)
You asked for it, and here it is — our episode about the sizzling world of names and nomenclature. RAWR! Learn about the Pinocchio Rex and other goofy (but real!) dinosaur names and origins. Can you identify movies from their initials or secret working titles? We also have funky trivia about NBA team names, movie sequels, and brand name translations. Are you sitting on a POÄNG while watching TV on a BESTÅ? Discover the weird world of the IKEA naming system. JA! ALSO: Gremlins II. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 51m 29s
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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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