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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 127

Pffffft, nature is overrated.

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Good Job, Brain! #127: The Great Outdoors (2014-09-26)
Ah, the outdoors! Fresh air, luscious greenery, and… a million things that will try to kill you. So pack up your think, and let’s head up the summit of outdoors trivia. What to do when killer bees attack? Or when a shark is circling around you? Find out the real way to deal with animal encounters (Spoiler: yes, movies and TV have been lying to us). Folk mnemonics, the origin of the Swiss Army Knife, and the very dramatic and weird life of a deer tick. And let’s feast on the science behind freeze-dried foods, and we do a live taste test of some of the weirdest camp foods out there. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 57m 35s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 126

Gogogogogo!!!

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Good Job, Brain! #126: I’ll Take It to Go (2014-09-10)
MOVERS & SHAKERS, this one’s for you! Ever wondered about the things you bring with you when you’re on the go? We share quizzes, trivia, and history about some iconic portable necessities. How the Nintendo Game Boy ruled the world, and the genius behind it. We sure love our beverages, and Colin’s got a quiz about drinks on-the-go. And of course, FOOD — trivia about Chinese takeout, and the brilliant model of the fast food drive-thru window. After you digest that food on-the-go, maybe stop by a porta-pottie? Because Dana has a whole quiz on THAT (of course). ALSO: Listener shout-outs, Bootylicious “Um, Actually.” Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 55m 28s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 125

Personally, I’d peg Karen as more of a Raphael!

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Good Job, Brain! #125: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #25 (2014-09-03)
We figured out our Ninja Turtle equals! Colin, our no-nonsense Leonardo, decided to embarrass us with a quiz about British sayings. Nappy? Agony Aunt? Listen to our attempt to mind the American-British gap. And let’s play another round of “BRAD PITT? OR LASERS?!” Dana, our brainy Donatello, takes us into the world of cheesily-titled Lifetime movies, and a quiz about famous Freds. Chris, our cool-but-rude Raphael, throws abbreviation puzzles at us, and challenges us to an alliterative “Movie Moniker” game. And Karen, the party-hearty Michelangelo, has some questions about honest slogans about famous brands. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 48m 26s
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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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