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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 8

Weird rituals and superstitions? Sounds like OCD acting up to me…

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Good Job, Brain! — Episode 8: Very Superstitious… (2012-04-23)
Gold underwear, chopsticks, and rabbit’s foot – everyone has their own crazy superstitions and lucky charms! We confess to our own weird rituals, talk about really nutty ones in the world of sports and theatre, and find out about the origins of classic superstitions like black cats and triskaidekaphobia. Hope you enjoy the show, fingers crossed! Hyuk hyuk. ALSO: pop quiz, Name that Pooch!, bizarre headlines, Chris’ special CHALLENGE! Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 48m 15s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 7

This episode is all about advertising — including unsuccessful marketing campaigns, which are awesome in hindsight. Anybody remember Crystal Pepsi?

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Good Job, Brain! — Episode 7: Willy Wonka & the Wax Tadpole Factory (2012-04-16)
Chris is finally back with us — just in time for our big advertising episode! Our favorite unsuccessful marketing campaigns, the Wonka Candy Company, advertisement urban legends, 7-Up baby formula, ridiculous infomercials, our own shameless plugs, and the mysterious anatomy of the Starbucks lady creature. ALSO: pop quiz, company mascot/spokesperson quiz, our pub trivia tactics, and the mnemonic for identifying the Rice Krispies Elves!
Running Time: 49m 42s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 6

This week, champion crossword-solver and puzzle-maker Tyler Hinman joins the regular cast. Good job, Good Job, Brain guys!

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Good Job, Brain! — Episode 6: Word Nerds Rejoice! (2012-04-09)
Crossword champ Tyler Hinman joins us for a fantastic fest fawning over words. We talk about the history and process of constructing crosswords, why Noah Webster is our A-hole of the week, and we introduce you to your new ultimate favorite word of THE FOREVER! ALSO: pop quiz, odd spelling bee, Chris Hansen, movie titles lost in translation, and how to memorize the biological taxonomy order. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Tyler Hinman.
Running Time: 51m 40s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 5

This week’s episode of Good Job, Brain! is all quizzes, all the time! Just remember, in a hostage rescue situation, always shoot the hostage in the leg, just like Keanu Reeves would.

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Good Job, Brain! — Episode 5: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! (2012-04-02)
We made it to episode 5! And to celebrate, we recorded an all-quiz episode to get your brain into top fighting shape. Colin’s got a pretty *intriguing* food + drink round of trivia, and he introduces a potential euphemism for the nether region of a cow (what is up with us and animal nether regions?) Dana’s got some Qs on psychic and astrology. And Karen broke out some Double Jeopardy! questions from the official Jeopardy! Board game. ALSO: MUSIC ROUND IS BACK! Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Courtney Patubo.
Running Time: 43m 14s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 4

Thomas Edison was apparently a jerk. Who knew!? Once you absorb some interesting factoids from this podcast, make sure you review it on iTunes and spread the word with some of our handy share buttons!

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Good Job, Brain! — Episode 4: Thomas Butt-Headison and Other Invention Tales (2012-03-26)
We gab about the invention of cornflakes, air-conditioning, tampons, Ouija board, Viagra, and more. Learn the escalator’s deep dark secret, and why all the secretaries in the world should salute the Monkees. And who knew that Tommy Edison sure was a class-A jerkface? Seriously! Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Courtney Patubo. ALSO: Pop Quiz, etymology factoids, high-rated movies, and top film quotes of all time. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 48m 48s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 3

Given the fact that I can barely assemble a grilled cheese sandwich, I have no idea what’s going on here — but it’s time for some learnin’ about food. Make sure you hit some of those share buttons and help this show’s audience keep growing!

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Good Job, Brain! — Episode 3: You Want Truffle Fries With That? (2012-03-19)
Oh boy. How do we even begin to describe this episode? The original idea was to talk about expensive and luxurious gourmet food and the opulent stories behind them… but… well, let’s just say we took a few intriguing turns and found ourselves in the absolutely eccentric (and dark) sector of the haute cuisine world. We really can’t give too much away! ALSO: Pop Quiz, foreign foods, weird name origins of companies. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, Chris Kohler, and the ubiquitous meatball-loving bear.
Running Time: 52m 47s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 2

Fun fact: The Little Mermaid wasn’t trying to kiss the prince, she was trying to kill the prince. Fairy tales pre-Disneyfication were a little darker than the innocent bedtime story versions that come to mind, and this week’s episode of Good Job, Brain! sheds some light on ’em. Give it a listen, and don’t forget to share it with friends!

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Good Job, Brain! — Episode 2: Once Upon a Gruesome Time (2012-03-12)
We dish about classic fairytales along with their more scandalous and gruesome folklore origins. Find out what “Rapunzel” actually means, and learn why Charles Dickens hates Hans Christian Andersen’s face. ALSO: Pop Quiz, how to memorize pi, “First in Line.” Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Chris Kohler, and Dana Nelson.
Running Time: 48m 44s
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