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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 15

It’s another pop quiz, hotshots… are you ready?

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Good Job, Brain! — Episode 15: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #3 (2012-06-11)
Zip up those flies, Smarty Pants, because we’re trying out some new stuff for this episode! Fascinating factoids and quizzes about ice cream, humble beginnings, Disney, and… robot voices? Surprises GALORE, so we don’t want to spoil too much. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 39m 39s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 14

This week is all about toys for babies. Speaking of which, E3 sure is fun this year.

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Good Job, Brain! — Episode 14: You Betcha, Dollface (2012-06-04)
…BY THE POWER OF GRAYSKULL! Join us as we skip down memory lane and talk about the delightful origins and facts behind our favorite dolls and action figures. Learn how Star Wars and Barbie revolutionized the toy industry, how Cabbage Patch dolls get fertilized, and WHAT EXACTLY IS STRETCH ARMSTRONG MADE OUT OF?! ALSO: toy name quiz, and see if you can find the two Mel Brooks references Karen made in the episode! Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 47m 54s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 13

This week, it’s a monster of an episode — as suggested by Good Job, Brain! fan Nathan M.!

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Good Job, Brain! — Episode 13: It’s a Monster Mash! (2012-05-28)
Grrarr! We find possible scientific theories about the existence of popular monsters such as cyclops, unicorns, and the Loch Ness monster. We do some unnecessarily extensive research on how exactly would mermaids make merbabies, and sexy vampire lore. ALSO: monster body part quiz, what “Godzilla” actually means, a mnemonic that will help you memorize all of the 12 labors of Hercules in order, and the “Black & Blue” quiz. This is our first backer-dictated topic show. Thanks to Nathan M. for suggesting the topic! Couldn’t have done it without your support, dude.
Running Time: 50m 38s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 12

My answer to all pop quizzes is “shoot the hostage in the leg.” Thanks, 1994-era Keanu Reeves!

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Good Job, Brain! — Episode 12: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #2 (2012-05-21)
Hey Smart Cookies — LET’S GET READY TO CRUMMBBLLEE! We each prepared our own quiz segments to keep your noggin nimble and your reflexes rapid. Movies, literature, animal superlatives, famous final lines, and we have the most ridiculously awesome TV movie pitch (give us a call, Syfy Channel!). ALSO: Karen’s trivia woes, MUSIC ROUND, Presi-dogs. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 47m 44s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 11

This week’s episode of Good Job, Brain! is fashion, AKA something I know nothing about. Oh boy!

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Good Job, Brain! — Episode 11: Hey, Your Fly Is Open (2012-05-14)
Remember when Hypercolor and acid-wash jeans were cool? Lots of laughs in this episode about ridiculous fashion trends and their origins. Learn about intriguing facts behind a simple pair of blue jeans, powdered wigs, and more. And also, we have to thank Colin for his very intensive research on the bikini. Really taking one for the team. ALSO: Pop quiz!, impressive tricky geography trivia THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND, and new listener challenge (don’t forget to email your answers to gjb.podcast@gmail.com). Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 47m 39s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 10

Animals are, in fact, weird — a fact that this week’s episode of Good Job, Brain! definitely elaborates on.

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Good Job, Brain! — Episode 10: Animals Are Weird (2012-05-07)
Chris said it best: Nothing that man can think up in science-fiction stories is crazier, creepier, and more disgusting than nature. Mother Nature is a very odd gal. We share our research on weird animals and behavior, and shocking animal ingredients in our everyday lives. Freelance bees, whale regurgitation, zombie ants, and the famous dog who ate everything. ALSO: Pop quiz!, famous paradoxes, how to memorize very specific parts of the male anatomy in a very particular order, and NEW LISTENER CHALLENGE! Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 48m 10s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 9

This week, Karen and crew talk about pizza whistles, swazzle stars, swizzle swirls, choco tacos, silly straws, ice cream salad, gummy bear soup, laffy taffy sandwiches, twizzler twirls, and caramel-n-marshmallow stew.

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Good Job, Brain! — Episode 9: Finger Lickin’ Good (2012-04-30)
DOH! You might end up in a food coma just from listening to this episode. Greasy and sugary origin tales behind junk food and outrageous snack finds: donuts, maltballs, Cheetos, and other delicious offenders. ALSO: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, double-letter quiz, and new listener challenge! Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 49m 8s
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