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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 22

This one’s for all you people who think that putting all the tax money in Free Parking is part of the Monopoly rules. YOU’RE JUST MAKING THE GAME LONGER. AND THEN COMPLAINING THAT THE GAME TAKES TOO LONG. STOP THAT.

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Good Job, Brain! — Episode 22: DO NOT PASS GO (2012-07-30)
It’s our classic boardgames show and we share facts and origin stories of our favorite classic boardgames: Monopoly, Scrabble, and Trivial Pursuit. Boardgames modification quiz, the importance of Monopoly “house rules,” and we venture back into a bit of Star Wars trivia. ALSO: a VERY special ’80s version Pop Quiz, Hot Shot!, how to memorize the Bill of Rights, and we announce the winner of our Singing Robot-naming contest. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 49m 22s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 21

Plants: Those things Poison Ivy kills people with!

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Good Job, Brain! — Episode 21: Plants Are Messed Up (2012-07-22)
Ironic to describe our plants show as “meaty,” but boy oh boy, we cover LOTS of fantastic topics in this episode: poisonous plants, stinky plants, drug plants, and yes, we even named a plant our A-Hole of the Week! Deadly nightshade, durian & jackfruit, devious grass, reindeer drug mushrooms, and a special plant character quiz. ALSO: “Whose Ride Is it Anyway?,” LSD in baseball, and a very special Encyclopedia Brown tribute. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 53m 4s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 20

Another pop quiz episode! I’m fresh out of Speed references this time.

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Good Job, Brain! — Episode 20: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #4 (2012-07-16)
So many segments in our 4th All Quiz Bonanza show: Chris schools us on “bookkeeping” and crazy English words derived from Japanese, Karen has a mystery round (“Mysteround?”), Dana challenges us to a dance-off, and Colin gives us a round of “Sports Trivia for Non-Sports Fans.” And guess who’s back? THE CRAZY SINGING ROBOT. Also: “backronyms,” why Karen is mad at Siri, and one bizarre headline. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 44m 13s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 19

It’s breakfast, AKA the most important meal of the day, AKA the one I’m most likely to skip when I’m in a hurry (which is always)!

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Good Job, Brain! — Episode 19: The Most Important Meal of the Day (2012-07-09)
We salivate over bountiful breakfast trivia: cereal mascots, Eggos, and Pop-Tarts. Dig into the historical facts behind bagels, Aunt Jemima, and the intense beef between Kellogg’s & Post. Find out what makes Belgian waffles different than American waffles, and what Cap’n Crunch’s full name is! And of course… yogurt in uncomfortable places (DON’T WORRY, IT’S FOR SCIENCE!). ALSO: weird words, Chris’ Music Round debut. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 45m 39s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 18

This week: the bathroom episode! I was going to use the image of Freddy Krueger’s gloved hand rising up from the bathtub in the original Nightmare on Elm Street, but I figured that might be a little misleading.

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Good Job, Brain! — Episode 18: Splish Splash I Was Taking a Bath (2012-07-02)
Squeaky clean fun facts behind the things you use in the bathroom: Why does orange juice taste weird after you brush your teeth? Mind-blowing truth behind shampoo, what Listerine was really made for, toilet tidbits, and both low and high tech regarding Japanese public bathrooms. ALSO: band name origin quiz, and the trick to identifying the countries of Central America. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 46m 45s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 17

This week’s episode is torture! Not literally, of course — but you get to learn about things like the iron maiden. In the immortal words of Bill & Ted in the face of such things, “Excellent!”

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Good Job, Brain! — Episode 17: Off With Their Heads (2012-06-25)
We explore the history and validity behind classic execution and torture methods: guillotine, iron maiden, Catherine wheel, walk the plank, and Chinese water torture. More importantly, find out how Van Halen and Barney the dinosaur saved the day! ALSO: “Um… Actually,” Music Round goes to the movies! Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 52m 3s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 16

How can any of us handle work (or school) on a day like today?

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Good Job, Brain! — Episode 16: Don’t You… Forget About Me (2012-06-18)
HEY HEY HEY HEY. It’s our Sweet Sixteen show, and we’re all about teen movies — trivia about Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, American Pie, and more! Did you know many teen movies out there are actually based on classic literature? ALSO: “Common Thread” quiz, how to correctly identify the four Teletubbies, and awesome celebrity anagrams. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 44m 53s
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