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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 165

It’s another all quiz bonanza!

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Good Job, Brain! #165: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #33 (2015-10-29)
Quintessentially quirky and quenching queue of quandaries and quizzes! Chris presents his case that 1992 was a golden year of cinema in his Academy Awards quiz. “A man is found dead in a room next to a puddle of water… what happened!?” — play some lateral situational puzzles based on true stories with Karen. Dana found some super-weird words, and Colin has a special round of “I Liked Their Earlier Stuff Better.” What a hipster, that guy. ALSO: The UK’s most upbeat song, Bugs Bunny’s accessories. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 50m 19s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 164

Just folkin’ around.

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Good Job, Brain! #164: What the Folk? (2015-10-19)
What is folk, and what counts as folklore? We get folked up by imbibing a lot of trivia nuggets about stories, rituals, and music passed down from generation to generation! How come every nursery rhyme seems to have a hidden murderous and/or political origin? Colin goes on a Fool’s Errand and opens our eyes to hazing and camp pranks that keep getting passed down. Get folkin’ excited for animal proverb origins, and a *challenging* Greek mythology quiz. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 59m 57s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 163

It’s the GJB team’s very first live show, straight from San Francisco!

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Good Job, Brain! #163: GJB LIVE! (2015-10-09)
We held our first ever live event and it was awesome! And of course, we made sure that our non-attendee friends and listeners can get in on the action, so we’re releasing half of our live show as this week’s episode. Get down with some of your GJB favorites: YA BURNT! beloved movie edition, E.L.V.I.S., and even William Fakespeare paid us a real visit. ALSO: some Q&A from the audience, and a LEGAL happy birthday sing-a-long! Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 51m 31s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 162

Learn about the newfangled jazz that the kids are talking.

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Good Job, Brain! #162: New Slang (2015-10-01)
Humans say the weirdest things, and we take a roller coaster dive into finding out the origins of slang words, and how some of them evolved into everyday use: the first “people’s dictionary,” The New York Times’ unintentionally hilarious slang clarifications — and Karen theorizes how “BAE” came to be, and notices how many sayings came from making typos. Don’t hit a four-bagger into the five-hole when taking Colin’s colorful sport slang quiz, and the weird and morbid story behind “drinking the Kool-Aid.” Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 58m 13s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 161

OH YEAH!

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Good Job, Brain! #161: Slippery When Wet (2015-09-18)
This week, we celebrate one of our favorite states of matter: LIQUID! (Well, there are only three to choose from. ANYWAYS.) Sip up some fictional beverages in Dana’s quiz. Get buzzed with some liquid energy with Karen’s weird Starbucks facts. Partake in a guaranteed “no pee” science quiz, and take the Coke or Pepsi challenge! And we might have found the most a-hole animal of THE FOREVER — and its manipulative role with humans in the quest of finding liquid gold: honey. ALSO: Congrats Walkie Talkie building!, Um… Actually. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 1h 7m 37s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 160

Pop quiz time!

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Good Job, Brain! #160: ALL QUIZ BONANZA #32! (2015-09-04)
A real grab bag in this week’s ALL QUIZ episode — from fake James Brown to Key lime pie; from New Jersey to consoles. Take the heteronym challenge and find the pair of identical words with totally different meaning and sounds. If there’s a New Jersey… then where’s the original Jersey? Is there an original Zealand? Karen’s got regional American food on her mind, and it’s Chris’ turn for a Music Quiz… of Mr. White-and-Nerdy himself, “Weird Al” Yankovic. And a parody challenge! ALSO: Weird story behind the invention of safety pins. Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 52m 40s
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Good Job, Brain!: Episode 159

Comic books: Indisputably the most accessible and new-reader-friendly medium ever.

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Good Job, Brain! #159: Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na… BATMAN! (2015-08-26)
Holy comic book trivia, Batman! We battle against crime, and some of Marvel’s silliest criminals ever in a REAL or FAKE comic book villain quiz. Learn what sets Japanese manga apart from American comics in terms of business and reading habits, and the very very real inspiration behind the very very fake Batman character. And if you like the “Brad Pitt or Laser?” quiz, then you’ll love “BATMAN? OR TASER?” Colin shares some very outdated and ridiculous Comic Code Authority guidelines from 60 years ago. ALSO: GJB LIVE!, Game of Thrones Um, Actually… Starring Karen Chu, Colin Felton, Dana Nelson, and Chris Kohler.
Running Time: 1h 3m 49s
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