Currently Browsing: Good Job, Brain!

Good Job, Brain!: Episode 29

BEEP BOOP ROBOTS ARE AWESOME.

Discuss this episode on our forums!

Good Job, Brain! — Episode 29: Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto (2012-09-17)
Prepare for the inevitable robot uprising by learning about… well, robots! Etymology, first appearances in pop culture, hanging out in the uncanny valley, historical Japanese tea-serving automatons, and French duck robots. The inspiration behind C-3PO and R2-D2, TV + movie robot quiz, and of course, our own robot E.L.V.I.S. is back! ALSO: Brainiacs Book Club, *VERY AWESOME* music round… listener challenge…? Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 46m 27s
Direct DownloadiTunesZune MarketplaceGoodJobBrain.comRSS

Good Job, Brain!: Episode 28

Hey, cartoons and the ’80s — two of my favorite things!

Discuss this episode on our forums!

Good Job, Brain! — Episode 28: We’re All a Little Looney (2012-09-10)
Watch out for those ACME anvils, because we’re transporting everyone into the world of TV cartoons this week! Brief history of animation, why you have to thank the government for the ’80s cartoon explosion, mind-blowing origins behind our favorites, villains quiz, cartoon bands, how The Simpsons was created in a moment of panic, and more — TMNT, Ren & Stimpy, Jem, Smurfs, Gargoyles, Animaniacs, Scooby Doo, Disney… and the list goes on! ALSO: “What’s in a Name?” quiz, and the logistics of diving into a pool of gold coins. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 44m 45s
Direct DownloadiTunesZune MarketplaceGoodJobBrain.comRSS

Good Job, Brain!: Episode 27

…but can you survive a fall from a plane by wrapping yourself in a life raft?

Discuss this episode on our forums!

Good Job, Brain! — Episode 27: Ticket to Ride (2012-09-03)
All aboard! Mind-blowing facts about transportation. We find out what’s up with those old-timey bikes with the humongous front wheel, airplane secrets, the Hindenburg, JK Rowling’s minor error, and train facts that will make your brain go OOoOooOooOoO! ALSO: Whose Ride Is it Anyways? quiz, and “One Letter Off” word puzzle and new listener challenge. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 43m 28s
Direct DownloadiTunesZune MarketplaceGoodJobBrain.comRSS

Good Job, Brain!: Episode 26

My favorite landmark is the Internet!

Discuss this episode on our forums!

Good Job, Brain! — Episode 26: Where in the World Is… (2012-08-27)
HIT IT, ROCKAPELLA. We celebrate our half-birthday milestone by talking about our favorite world landmarks: Eiffel Tower, Great Wall of China, Giza Pyramids, and Chris reveals his Statue of Liberty obsession. And of course, the gang relives the golden sleuthing days of Carmen Sandiego. ALSO: Our new favorite words, easy trick to memorizing the colors of the eBay and Google logos in order. DON’T FORGET: Our special half-birthday listener challenge! Email us at gjb.podcast@gmail.com with the correct answer and you might win a limited edition GJB Castore-o’s woodblock print! Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 40m 29s
Direct DownloadiTunesZune MarketplaceGoodJobBrain.comRSS

Good Job, Brain!: Episode 25

I hate quizzes. Especially when I can’t find an easy way to just respond with that one line from Speed. It’s not applicable here — you know, unless you like shooting Muppets in the stuffing.

Discuss this episode on our forums!

Good Job, Brain! — Episode 25: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #5 (2012-08-20)
Our most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, Muppetational all-quiz show! Dana’s got a round of Muppets trivia, Colin’s got geography and mononym celebrity names, Karen mixes things up with a mash-up round, and Chris quizzes us on very MAN-ly superhero names. ALSO: mind-blowing history behind the fortune cookie, the best/worst/sleaziest International Date Line pick-up line ever, and of course, a mini-segment of our favorite animal sex facts. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 42m 17s
Direct DownloadiTunesZune MarketplaceGoodJobBrain.comRSS

Good Job, Brain!: Episode 24

I always wanted the Really Rottens to win the Laff-A-Lympics. Fun fact: They did, a couple of times. Another fun fact: This has nothing to do with the actual, real-life Olympics discussed in this week’s podcast. Make sure to visit the show’s new sponsor, Bonobos, for some cool stuff!

Discuss this episode on our forums!

Good Job, Brain! — Episode 24: OMGlympics! (2012-08-13)
Go for the gold with these lesser known Olympics trivia and history tidbits: hot air ballooning, mascot quiz, the weird link between pole vaulting and… Donkey Kong?!, Olympic ring color mnemonic, Fatso the Wombat, and the strange science behind official equipment. ALSO: the secret cure for jet-lagged hamsters, Oklahoma’s state vegetable, and our “Hey! That Sounds Familiar!” music round. We have a spectacularly spiffy and sparky sponsor for this episode! Meet our new friends, Bonobos! Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, and Dana Nelson.
Running Time: 46m 21s
Direct DownloadiTunesZune MarketplaceGoodJobBrain.comRSS

Good Job, Brain!: Episode 23

Iced venti vanilla white mocha with whip, please!

Discuss this episode on our forums!

Good Job, Brain! — Episode 23: I’ll Drink to That (2012-08-06)
We invite you to lean back, relax, and indulge in a nice refreshing beverage with us! Quench your thirst with amazing facts about beloved beverages: milkshakes, sodas, hot chocolate, and more. Find out what “boba” really means and what is really the WORST DRINK ever. Dana tries to stump us with Snapple lid factoids, and Chris hosts the game “Pepsi or Coke?” ALSO: another ’80s version Pop Quiz, Hot Shot! — and a *very* special round of New York City trivia. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 41m 12s
Direct DownloadiTunesZune MarketplaceGoodJobBrain.comRSS