Good Job, Brain!

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Part pub quiz show, part offbeat news, and all awesome. All the time! We here are nuts about trivia. And we are darn sure there are people out there who share our unusual obsession. Do you relish beating your friends at Trivial Pursuit? Do you blab out the answers at the gym when Jeopardy! is on? Th… read more

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204: Go West

July 11th, 2018

1:03:33

Gather up your wagon and get ready to move out west into the world of kooky and spectacular trivia and quizzes. Don't die of dysentery because as it …

203: The Great Escape

June 29th, 2018

1:07:27

We're busting out! Escape movie quiz, but really, how well do you know your Stephen King movies! Chris spills secrets of escaping handcuffs and straightjackets from the Houdini Handbook. Planning on a lavish escape to …

202: This is Only A Test

June 16th, 2018

1:02:22

Get your scrap paper ready and those number two pencils sharpened because this week, we are filling up the Scantron sheets with bizarre facts and wacky trivia about tests and exams! Speaking of pencils, why are they …

201: You Know, For Kids!

June 5th, 2018

57:20

Get your best burp cloth ready for a real spewing of facts and trivia all about kids. Of course, Karen's got her baby edition of Nightmare Animals, …

200: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #40

May 25th, 2018

1:18:17

The long and undulating road to 200 is HERE. We've made it -- and it's an ALL QUIZ! We're starting the celebration off with Colin's mystery themed …

199: Bring on the FANfare!

May 17th, 2018

1:09:43

Woah woah woah, finally a new episode from our hiatus?! YES - and what better way to come back than with a brand new episode turgid with brain-filling trivia that's all about you, the FANS! Facts about fandom and …

198: High and Dry

June 22nd, 2017

1:09:08

Time to wring out them brain cells and learn trivia and facts about things that are dry! Get out your map and compass in order to navigate Colin's …

197: Let's Make a Deal

June 2nd, 2017

1:13:32

Time for some wheeling and dealing, and let us haggle and dazzle you with trivia and facts about making those deals! Why don't you *~come on down~* and take Karen's quizzes about our favorite game shows? Let our yard …

196: We Could Be Heroes

April 11th, 2017

1:04:10

Come one, come all! We're celebrating heroes that comes in all shapes and sizes: from the underdogs of the fast food world to life-changing inventors. We got a grab bag hero quiz, and Chris has an epic music round of …

195: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #39

March 24th, 2017

1:03:26

Soak and soothe your brain in our hot tub of quizzes and trivia! (And on a related note, find out why we may never go into a hut tub or public pool …

194: Gimme A Break!

March 9th, 2017

59:06

We're taking a joyride on the road to 200 episodes, and here to share facts and quizzes about taking breaks and getting away for some fun! Treat …

193: Under the Sea

February 20th, 2017

1:07:09

Set sail on the H.M.S. Trivia! We're back with the sea's rich bounty of quizzes and facts: we got ghost sharks, sea movies, Dead Sea, and sea riddles. And move aside pumpkin spice, make way for sea salt caramel craze! …

192: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

November 30th, 2016

52:52

We're getting the band back together with trivia about cooperation and teams! We find out the scary secret (and science) behind tug of war, and it's not just rope burns you need to worry about. When it's half time and …

191: I'm FALLing and I Can't Get Up

November 18th, 2016

56:56

Come all nymphs and sprites, let us sing the autumnal hymns to honor the great harvest. Trivia and quizzes about the fall season: the many names of the season and find out the real murderous secret behind falling …

190: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #38

October 19th, 2016

55:50

We're baaccckkkkk! And on the road to 200! "Labrador" and "mikado"? Find out other truly bizarre but 100% real and official color names in Karen's …

189: The Golden Touch

August 15th, 2016

1:03:57

It's the GJB gold rush and we're running to find odd facts and stories about gold. From golden raisins to Golden Girls, Dana's got a gilded grab-bag …

188: BFFs

August 7th, 2016

55:38

Celebrate your pals and buds with this trivia-centric episode about BFFs. You might recognize TV BFFs, but can you identify the show just by their character names? Harder than it sounds in Dana's TV BFFs quiz. And let's …

187: BANNED

July 17th, 2016

53:46

Quizzes and trivia about banned and prohibited things in the US and around the world! Want to name your newborn baby "@"? We share a smattering of banned baby names we found from around the world. Learn about how video …

186: Eggsellent

July 9th, 2016

1:04:29

We crack open the trivia-filled world of EGGS! Which end of the egg comes out of a chicken first? Chris fluffs it up with the science and how-to behind perfect scrambled eggs. (And we have a micro interview with a very …

185: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #37

June 28th, 2016

57:49

Time to combine that black matter and white matter and turn it into grey matter with our all quiz episode! How do we get people more into classic literature? Well, with a teen movie starring Hilary & Haley Duff, of …

184: Spice Up Your Life!

June 18th, 2016

56:19

Secrete saliva with some succulent segments and stories about seasonings and spices! Find out what the most popular Japanese dish is (and it's not …

183: Eyes on the Prize

June 7th, 2016

1:04:16

Winning is nice, but getting a prize for it is even better. So get ready to head to the podium to receive some award-winning trivia! Celebrate the entertainment highs in our almost-EGOT quiz, and on the other end of the …

182: Dress You Up

May 22nd, 2016

1:01:55

Strap on those jodhpur pants, dust off those epaulets, and it's time to suit up for this week's episode on uniforms and costumes! Find out exactly …

181: Good Job, BRAIN!

May 10th, 2016

48:33

We want your brains......to be smarter and stronger! This week we found weird trivia stories about our weirdest and most mysterious thinkin' organ. Ever been impressed by someone with a photographic memory? Dana finds …

180: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #36

April 13th, 2016

1:10:51

Oh ho ho! A real grab bag of quizzes this week: from the germiest places in your house to foreign currency. Find the interloper word in Chris' …

178: Spy vs. Spy

March 31st, 2016

1:07:42

Let's dart past sharks with frikkin' laser beams attached to their heads and break into the underground trivia lair that's all about espionage and spycraft! Listen to us flunk the pub trivia James Bond primer, AND the …

177: FIGHT!!!

March 21st, 2016

1:02:41

Fists up, brains up! This week, we're heading into the ring filled with facts and trivia about fighting: learn about the (nice) Japanese tradition of …

176: Lost in Translation

March 8th, 2016

1:05:04

Ex squeeze me? Baking powder? We take a trip around the world and get lost in translation this week! Pardon Colin's French because he borrowed a …

175: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #35

February 21st, 2016

1:02:57

Get out your tickets out because we're all aboard on the brain train to Quiz Town! Celebrate the leap year with Dana's quizzy ode to February 29th. And Chris noticed a very common trend with the Grammy's and he even …

174: Whoops!

February 13th, 2016

56:12

Goofs and gaffs, d'ohs and duhs, we tried getting all the banana peels cleared away for this trivia episode about mistakes. Ah, the joys of live TV …

173: A Sticky Situation

February 4th, 2016

53:19

STICK AROUND for facts and trivia about things that are gooey, sticky, and syrupy. Chris found a bunch of sticky words but they're so sticky that …

172: Catch Up! Listener Challenge, Puffy Snakes, Xenografts

January 24th, 2016

32:50

It's our catch-up episode, and we got lots weird facts to share and special listeners to thank. Karen's back from her 5 million races over the fast …

171: BEST OF 2015 (Cheesy Awards Show Edition)

January 5th, 2016

1:34:12

We present to you our best segments, quizzes, food facts, and more in our 2015 round-up episodes highlighting the brainiest and weirdest trivia from last year. And it ain't a cheesy awards show without a parody opening …

170: ALL QUIZ BO-HO-HO-NANZA!

December 24th, 2015

1:04:47

Two episodes in one week? It's a Christmas miracle, folks! Yes, a special quiz-filled show about the holidays for the holidays for you and your …

169: Too Cute!

December 23rd, 2015

49:18

Cohorts, come coo at and cuddle with crumbs of cuteness. Facts and trivia about things that are cute: baby animal names quiz, the power of Sanrio, and Japan's most valuable kawaii characters and mascots. Learn about …

168: It Takes Two

December 16th, 2015

1:00:02

Prepare for trouble! Make it double! We're all about facts and quizzes about pairs and duos this week. Twins playing tennis, oooo minty fresh! Learn some pretty weird facts about Doublemint gum and what exactly is …

167: What's Your Guilty Pleasure?

December 1st, 2015

1:02:31

 

Time to let our hair down, uncover and admit to some of our guilty pleasures and the facts and trivia behind them: the lurid crime-filled world of Law & Order: SVU, reality shows, and how real is courtroom …

166: Nuzzle in Puzzles

November 10th, 2015

1:01:21

What has 10 arms, 4 mics, and insanely nerdy about things like crosswords, riddles, anagrams, and quizzes? Why, it's this episode of GJB that's all about puzzles- featuring our good friend and crossword king Tyler …

165: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #33

October 29th, 2015

50:20

Quintessentially quirky and quenching queue of quandaries and quizzes! Chris presents his case that 1992 was a golden year of cinema in his Academy …

164: What the Folk?

October 18th, 2015

59:58

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 …

163: GJB LIVE!

October 9th, 2015

51:32

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. …

162: New Slang

October 2nd, 2015

58:14

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 …

161: Slippery When Wet

September 18th, 2015

1:07:38

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 …

160: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #32

September 1st, 2015

52:41

A real grab bag in this week's ALL QUIZ - from fake James Brown to key lime pie; from New Jersey to consoles. Take the heteronym challenge and find …

159: Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na... BATMAN!

August 27th, 2015

1:03:49

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 …

158: Sweeping Epics

August 11th, 2015

57:31

Grab your mighty sword and charge into the battle for tivia about the most EPIC STUFF!!! We go from high-brow with a quiz on *actual* epic poems laced with hints and clues to low-brow with epic eating contests- learn …

157: Beautiful in Every Way

July 28th, 2015

58:42

Let's spend a day prettying ourselves up! Ah, how about a nice relaxing snail facial to give your visage a nice fresh look? Or maybe you want to …

156: Fantastical Food

July 16th, 2015

57:23

Hold your breath. Make a wish. Count to three. Come with me, and you'll be... in a world of PURE IMAGINATION.... and of filling your face with …

155: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #31

July 5th, 2015

59:57

What kind of quirky quaint quizzical quandaries do we have in store for you this week? Colin just got back for Sweden and we finally get to tell our …

Fun-Size Mini Show: Music Location Puzzle

June 23rd, 2015

23:31

What did the fast tomato say to the slow tomato? "KETCHUP!" Yes, Karen catches up with a few Um...Actually's, listener questions, and announcements. Potential meetup? Play games with all of us and with the community …

154: To Boldly Go

June 14th, 2015

53:03

By Grabthar's hammer, you shall be avenged with trivia overload about science-fiction. What was the true cultural origin of sci-fi? Flash Gordon and …

153: Let There Be Light!

June 5th, 2015

56:39

Ah, finally, and *enlightening* episode! Let it shine, let it shine, let it...... destroy? Chris tells us about the infamous Las Vegas "death ray" …

152: Follow the Leader

May 15th, 2015

51:11

Kneel and bow before trivia about those who are leaders of the pack! Take Chris' quiz on business leaders who name their famous companies after their own swagga self. Why we call sport team leaders "coaches" and the …

151: Cheers!

April 29th, 2015

1:01:28

Watch out because we're burping up facts and trivia about booze and beers! After 150 episodes, we're revisiting our topic from episode one! Find out …

150: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #30

April 18th, 2015

44:30

What's the best way to celebrate our 150th full length episode? With quizzes about Taylor Swift, word games, music maships and more. DUH. Chris' got …

149: Collect All the Things!

April 12th, 2015

55:33

Gotta catch'em all! We celebrate trivia and facts about collecting and collectors: our resident Star Wars droid afficionado Colin quizzes us on eBay …

148: Take Out the Trash

April 6th, 2015

59:18

It's time for spring cleaning so get ready to sweep up factoids about garbage: Oscar the Grouch, the 5-Second Rule, and the surprisingly recent …

147: The Doctor is In

March 27th, 2015

50:09

Doctor, these patients need 100CC of trivia STAT! We're prescribing some extra-strength weird facts this episode so make sure to relax and breathe normally. Get the blood flowing with a general medical quiz, and then …

146: It's a Date!

March 18th, 2015

47:33

Sweaty palms, racing heartbeat, and a whole lotta akwardness! It's our episode about dating: dating alarms in Iceland, the 3 key questions to ask to …

145: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #29

March 7th, 2015

57:57

Thus, the Earl of Trivia requested a quiz between two slices of bread, and that is how trivia came to be! Instead of one quiz sandwich, we're going …

144: Mascot Mania

February 25th, 2015

1:01:52

Gotta go fast! From a speedy blue hedgehog to a prospector named after a bread, we plunge into the wacky and ridiculous world of mascots. Can you …

143: A Royal Pain

February 18th, 2015

57:08

Kneel before the iron throne of trivia and nutty facts about royalty, rulers, and regality: royalty quiz, the very mindblowing and scandalous world …

142: Don't Call it a COMEBACK!

February 6th, 2015

52:11

Except.... it is a comeback. YES! WE ARE BACK. Karen has her voice back and what better way to celebrate her health than to have an episode all themed around stories, facts, and quizzes about famous comebacks. In order …

141: BEST OF 2014

February 6th, 2015

1:34:46

It's out MEGA-long year-end episode! Double the length, double the memories as we try to cram in some of your favorite and notable segments. With the help of our listeners, we've picked some of our best quizzes, …

140: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #28 - Holiday Edition!

December 26th, 2014

43:47

Are you yearning for yuletide yapping? Then join us at the trivia table and keep your brain fresh with a jolt of holiday quizzing! Colin gets super …

139: Season's Eatings II

December 22nd, 2014

48:50

ARE YOU READY FOR HOLIDAY EATAPALOOZA?!?!??!! Let us whet your appetite with scrumptious facts and trivia about holiday foods and eating traditions. …

138: Abracadabra

December 13th, 2014

54:24

Shazam! Presto! Prepare to be amazed by origin stories, facts, and trivia about MAGIC. Chris tries to dazzle us (and YOU, the listener) with aural magic tricks. Find out why his mind-reading tricks work. Take our quiz …

137: All in the Family

December 6th, 2014

56:17

Scooch closer niblings, avuncles, and brother-uterines because it's time for a family reunion! We tip our hats to trivia and juicy facts all about …

136: Raise Your Voice

November 28th, 2014

51:45

La la la laaaaaaaaaa~ We explore the world of voice and speech. Learn about the history of "the robot voice" and the crazy machines that made synthesized speech possible, we turn into Munchkins and find out why helium …

135: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #27

November 21st, 2014

49:58

Watch out for those whizzing quizzes - it's time for our hodge podge of random quizzes to keep your brain in tip-top pub trivia shape: lightning …

134: For Your Safety

November 15th, 2014

52:12

DO THE SAFETY DANCE! Facts and trivia about keeping you safe. Remember those (super annoying) automatic safety belts that were build into a track along the car door? What happened to them and how did they came about? …

That Old Time Rock and Roll

November 8th, 2014

56:30

Darn you whippersnappers, get off our lawn! This week we celebrate the old, out-dated, and obsolete things in the past. Meet the mysterious saltpeter …

132: Happy Halloween! #2

October 31st, 2014

55:24

Sugar up *your* skulls with our Halloween trivia-riffic episode filled with brain candy: vampires vaahhhnt to suck your blaaahhhhhd, but why do they …

131: Bibliotheque Discotheque

October 23rd, 2014

52:43

The library is open for an epic mega-nerd sesh as we jam out to trivia and quizzes about books. Earn your book club gold stars with the return of …

130: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #26

October 17th, 2014

53:20

Put on your hightops, sip on some Hi-C, and snack on some Hydrox because we're going high speedin' down that super highway of information. In this hodgepodge quiz episode, Chris gets stately with some very strange …

129: Father Of Mine

October 9th, 2014

48:54

Chris is back and and has a new spawn! What better way to celebrate his new fatherhood than having an episode dedicated to dad-dom. Take the Dad …

128: Eat Your Veggies!

October 2nd, 2014

49:14

Vegetables are filled with nutrients but they're also chock-full of weird, weird, weird trivia. Find out why the odd history behind why we associate …

127: The Great Outdoors

September 26th, 2014

57:36

Ah, the outdoors! Fresh air, lucious greenery, and..... a million things that will try to kill you. So pack up your think and let's head up the summit of outdoors trivia: what to do when killer bees attack? Or when a …

Fun-Size Mini Show: Bumper Contest!

September 19th, 2014

2:43

We want you to share your brilliant ideas and creations with the GJB universe! We're calling for listener audio submissions, and inviting you to make a GJB bumper ad. We might just use yours on the show. Be silly! Be …

126: I'll Take It To Go

September 11th, 2014

55:29

MOVERS & SHAKERS, this one's for you! Ever wondered about the things you bring with you when you're on the go? We share quizzes, trivia, and history about some iconic portable necessities: how the Nintendo Game Boy …

125: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #25

September 4th, 2014

48:27

I think we figured out our ninja turtle equals. Colin, our no-nonsense Leonardo decided to embarrass us with a quiz about British sayings. Nappy? …

124: Bootylicious

August 28th, 2014

45:19

It is finally time to talk about.... the butt. Yes. Butt trivia and butt facts and butt quizzes. We dive into the history of butt words, and some …

123: At the Movies

August 21st, 2014

53:57

Get yourself some popcorn and fake butter topping and get ready for an episode all about the silver screen! Like easter eggs? Then you'll love …

122: We Salute You!

August 14th, 2014

53:57

1, 2, 3, 4, I don't know what I've been told! 5, 6, 7, 8, Good Job, Brain is on a roll! Why, with quizzes and weird facts about military life, of …

121: Dot Com

August 6th, 2014

51:45

Let's face it, we all heart the internet, so this week, we are jamming pub-quiz-worthy webby facts into the tubes to your brain. Learn about the …

120: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #24

July 31st, 2014

49:13

Alright you Quiztina Aguileras and Equizabeth Taylors, it's time for another all quiz episode! Chris has word puzzles on his mind inspired by The Maze of Games - see if you can find the hidden arcade games hidden in the …

119: All Around the World

July 24th, 2014

46:25

Please put your seat back in the full upright position, and your tray table up as we're about to take off into this travel-themed episode! Discover …

118: It's Legen-DAIRY

July 15th, 2014

44:58

Hope your ear aren't lactose intolerant because this week it's all about the wacky fact-filled world of dairy. Find out how music helps cow produce …

Fun-Size Mini Show: Music Puzzle Challenge!

July 9th, 2014

5:07

It's a minisode this week and boy, do we have a challenge for your ear holes! See if you can solve this special music puzzle and maybe, you might …

117: We Love the 90s

July 1st, 2014

56:33

EXTREME!!! Pull out your Dunkaroos and dive into the artificially colored frosting of 90's trivia: fads, foods, music and more! 90's snack food …

116: Your Love is Like a Rollercoaster, Baby, Baby

June 24th, 2014

48:20

Keep your arms and legs inside the vehicle as we freefall into a bumpy ride of amusement park trivia. Rides, food, parks and more! Chris is back from the press preview event of the new addition to the Harry Potter theme …

115: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #23

June 19th, 2014

53:03

Listen up all you Joey Triviannis and Trivia Newton Johns - are you ready for another quiz-filled scrumptious audio eclair?! In our All Quiz #23, we …

114: How to Prep for Pub Quiz Part II

June 12th, 2014

42:11

Continuing our 2-part celebration of pub trivia! Sharing our own stories and tips from our own pub quiz experience, and lamenting our topic weaknesses. And of course, what we think are common topics to know: videogame …

113: How to Prep for Pub Quiz Part I

June 5th, 2014

50:07

OUR TRIVIA SECRETS REVEALED! This week, we are celebrating pub trivia by sharing our stories, our strategies, and our tips in hopes to help YOU score big at your local. Find out what topics to study, and how to settle …

112: Cracking the Code

May 29th, 2014

53:33

We give you the 001101000011000100110001 on the puzzling history and facts about codes, and hidden meanings! This origin story of the Enigma machine, code name quiz, and what the foxtrot is up with the NATO alphabet? …

111: What's in a Name?

May 21st, 2014

51:29

You asked for it, and here it is - our episode about the sizzling world of names and nomenclature. RAWR! Learn about the Pinocchio Rex and other goofy (but real!) dinosaur names and origins. Can you identify movies from …

110: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #22

May 14th, 2014

50:28

Replenish your smarts with some brainor-ade in this all-quiz show! Colin tests us to see if we know our acronyms, and takes us hopping around the …

109: It's Treasure-Hunting Time

May 8th, 2014

53:47

Pick up your shovel and get ready to dig into the world of hidden and buried treasure! Uncover facts behind the fictional golden city of El Dorado, …

108: Oh Baby!

May 1st, 2014

52:30

BIG NEWS! Chris is going to be a dad! We're celebrating his big news with an episode filled with facts and quizzes about babys, kids, and one nightmare animal. Grab a train ticket to Whoville for Chris' Dr Seuss quiz, …

107: Shop Til You Drop

April 24th, 2014

55:00

Cha-ching! A whole episode about trivia and sizzling facts about shopping?! CHARGE IT. We buzz about the Lincoln shopping secret, 99-cent pricing, …

106: Life of the Party

April 15th, 2014

45:06

Put on your party hats and loosen up that belt for some cake because we're nerding out about parties this week! Festive facts and celebratory stories about party rituals, inventions and more: Shakespeare Goes to a House …

105: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #21

April 10th, 2014

50:01

Keep your arms and legs inside the vehicle because we're about to blast you off to BRAIN TOWN with an all quiz episode. It's time to play another installment of "BRAD PITT?...OR LASER?" and those who miss E.L.V.I.S.' …

104: Fooled Ya

April 1st, 2014

48:25

The left-handed burger? Trees that grow spaghetti? Celebrate April Fools' Day with us by learning some of the redonkulous trivia behind pranks and …

103: In Yo Face!

March 26th, 2014

48:06

Time to face off with facts about your FACE. Chris explores the things in your face, (specifically, up your nostrils) in his dedicated booger segment. Seeing Virgin Mary on your grilled cheese sandwiches? Or seeing …

102: The Need for Speed

March 20th, 2014

56:49

Turbo charge your ear-holes with our episode about things speedy, fast, and instant. Find out about the weird origin of FedEx (hint: it involved some …

101: Um, Actually...

March 12th, 2014

57:00

Ah yes, the "Um, Actually..." - a phrase in every trivia fan's utility belt. We dedicate the whole episode to the culture of corrections, misquoted …

100!

March 5th, 2014

1:21:59

Lots of festivity in our 2nd anniversary and 100th episode! We're celebrating this milestone by celebrating...YOU. Warm up your hearts with listener messages and questions sprinkled throughout the show. And warm up your …

99: Viva Las Vegas! Part II

February 19th, 2014

51:44

Our wallets may be a little lighter but we're winning big in titillating facts and trivia about Sin City. Did you know before Super Mario and Zelda, …

98: Viva Las Vegas! Part I

February 12th, 2014

50:55

May luck be a lady tonight! We're actually in Las Vegas this week - so be prepared for a jackpot of shiny facts about gambling, hotels, games, Hoover Dam, and more. Chris gets clever with a hotel name puzzle quiz, and …

97: BYOT

February 5th, 2014

56:26

It's a free-for-all this week as we decided to bring out own topics for this episode. So naturally, it's a nutty grab bag of some jaw-dropping trivia. Where else can you learn about the birth of the smiley emoticon, how …

96: Chillin' Like A Villain

January 29th, 2014

48:28

Bust out your monacle, twirl up that 'stache, and stroke your reaky hairless cat because it's time to get evil. This week, we're headed to our secret island lair to celebrate trivia about villains. Where did the word …

95: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #19

January 23rd, 2014

50:42

We all made quizzes that are a little wackier and more off-the-beaten path this week! Colin hosts a round of "BRAD PITT.....OR LASERS?!" and quizzes …

94: A Berry Good Episode

January 16th, 2014

49:47

Orange you glad we're back for more in 2014? We put fruit facts into the limelight this week and cherry-picked some pretty juicy trivia. Colin gets …

Fun-Size Mini Show: Happy New Year!

January 7th, 2014

16:08

Bit of trivia and a quiz this week in this mini episode. New year, new announcements, same bat time, same bat channel. Find out why are there actually twelve days of Christmas, and put your perky ears to the test with a …

93: BEST OF 2013

January 1st, 2014

1:21:55

It's our KING SIZE year-end episode! With the help of our listeners, we've curated some of the best quizzes, stories, facts, nightmare animals, and music rounds from 2013. Thanks to you guys, dear listeners, for a …

92: Pick a Side

December 25th, 2013

54:54

We're a lot giddier than usual this week as we explore the trivia of things on the side. Chris gets kicky with a sidekick quiz, and Dana's got a list of things that are more famous for their side effects than their …

91: Let's Get Physical

December 18th, 2013

48:01

Lace up your shoes and strap on that shiny leotard because it's time to sweat. Trivia and origin stories of things, people, and places that keep yourself fit. Take the atheletic brand quiz and find out where the names …

90: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #18

December 11th, 2013

41:08

Oil up your noodle so you can slurp up some quiz time deliciousness. Dana heats up our brains (and meatballs) with "SWEDEN? OR NOT SWEDEN?" Chris has Christmas music on his mind while Karen made a quiz about …

89: Sock It to Me

December 3rd, 2013

46:37

Ah, the foot; the meatbrick with 5 sprouting flesh morsels can hold so much mystery, wonder, and microbes. Let us rock your socks off with trivia and …

88: Oh Behave!

November 26th, 2013

47:18

Chin up, elbows off the table, and stop picking your nose! We explore the world of manners and etiquette this week. Chris quizzes us on the torturous …

87: The Truth About Cats and Dogs

November 19th, 2013

45:59

BREAKING MEWS! Put your paws up for some barking mad trivia about our furry companions: the amazing death-defying righting reflex of cats and …

86: The Life Aquatic

November 13th, 2013

47:42

Strap on your floaties because we're going out to sea. Marinate on these marvelous marine morsels of trivia: the history of the first ever submarine and its very silly name, what exactly made Disney's The Little Mermaid …

85: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #17

November 6th, 2013

50:21

We're down a person but we're making it up by SMUSHING MORE QUIZZES UP YOUR EAR-HOLES. Yo dawg, I heard you like portmanteaus - so enjoy a crazy portmanteau-ception! Chris gets musical with "Who am I?" and blows our …

84: Happy Halloween!

October 30th, 2013

47:28

OOoooOOoOoooOoooOooOo~ Salutations spooks and spectres! Munch on these trivia treats: Tim Burton quiz, eye-opening statistics on the most popular …

83: Up in the Air

October 23rd, 2013

46:47

Pooping, peeing, puking, and plummeting - this *uplifting* episode sure got things covered. Rise to the top and touch the sky with trivia, quizzes, and stories about aerial matters: what is believed to be the worst …

Fun-Size Mini Show: Live from Chris' Wedding! (And He Doesn't Know Because It's a Surprise)

October 15th, 2013

19:55

We couldn't record a regular show because it was our co-host Chris' wedding over the weekend. BUT TRIVIA CANNOT BE STOPPED. So we recorded short …

82: Body Hackin'

October 9th, 2013

51:11

BODY MODIFICATIONS - ways to decorate and enhance the body! Plastic surgery tidbits and vocabulary quiz, outrageous/cool/eyeroll-inducing celebrity …

81: Danger! Danger!

October 2nd, 2013

49:05

Watch out, brains because it's going to get dangerous up in here. Learn about the deadly secrets behind animal kingdom's own goofball - the blowfish, and why people actually want to eat it. (Get it? Goof-BALL? Ok.) Hear …

80: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #16

September 25th, 2013

44:49

Get out your smoothie cup because we're about to whip up your melon with some quenching quizzes! Let's play "Japan, Or Not Japan?" and "Angels & …

79: Too Much of a Good Thing

September 18th, 2013

44:24

Overload on trivia about OVERLOADING! Find out what happens to your body when you eat too many carrots, and the very dangerous (and  poisonous!) nature of drinking way too much water. Ever feel weird about words when …

78: Too Cool for School

September 11th, 2013

50:50

Prepare your face for some eyebrow-raising and completely bonkers trivia about school: the odd history behind the classic No. 2 yellow pencil (WHY IS …

77: You're My Number One

September 5th, 2013

46:31

Chris discovers the magical and mystical properties of the number nine, and Karen finds mathematical shapes in videogames, snacks, and Las Vegas. …

76: Hey, Hot Stuff

August 28th, 2013

45:50

We're going to make your skull-stuffing sweat with some trivia that is hot, hot, hot! How hot is the world's hottest chili pepper? And what is the …

75: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #15

August 21st, 2013

54:38

Better get your THINK TANK ready because we're fishing for BRAIN-BOW TROUT in our 15th ALL QUIZ episode! Dana's got a hangover-free quiz about cocktails and drinky-drinks. Chris' current game obsession bleeds into his …

74: Sequels II: Sequel Harder 2 The Streets

August 14th, 2013

44:48

One is good, but is two really better? Test your movie tagline chops with our movie sequel quiz. Do you know the full titles of some of these …

73: Lie, Cheat, and Steal

August 7th, 2013

51:35

Tsk tsk tsk. For shame! Tales and trivia about notable cheaters: the marathon runner whose time seemed too good, the journalist whose reports seemed …

72: We're Goin' Under

July 31st, 2013

48:15

Get our your goggles and saddle for your giant pet mole, and suit up - because we're going on an underground adventure! We dig deep into the marvel …

71: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #14

July 23rd, 2013

48:44

TEN-HUT! Time to go all bootcamp on your brain with this quiz-only episode. Are you a cake person or a pie person? Sweeten your day with Karen's quiz on dessert flavors and wacky names. Sprint across the finish line …

70: Go Big or Go Home

July 16th, 2013

51:52

Hey, Mr. Big Stuff, who do you think you are? From the big man (Colossus of Rhodes) to the Big Mac, we share awesome facts and quizzes about things …

69: The Sound of Music

July 10th, 2013

55:50

The hills are alive with SO MANY FACTS ABOUT MUSIC: the oldest instrument of the history of mankind, notable moments in recording history, the first …

68: Fun in the Sun

July 3rd, 2013

55:00

Ready for summer vacation? Load this episode up while you bask under the red hot day-star! Tan your brain with awesome glowing facts: the (kind of gross) history of the icecream cone, weird trivia about daylight saving …

67: Bad Medicine

June 25th, 2013

48:54

Paging Doctor Feelgood! We need 100cc of trivia facts STAT!!! We explore the trivia-filled world of medicine - specifically, the weird and wacky …

66: All By Myself

June 18th, 2013

42:38

Are you lonesome tonight? Well, these people sure are! We salute and celebrate the ones who tend to do things by themselves: the crazy solo life of …

65: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #13

June 12th, 2013

49:29

Yeeeaaaahhhhh! Another quiz-filled tasty entree to satisfy your hunger for weird information. Are you a boardgame expert? Then Dana gotcha covered in …

64: Itsy Bitsy, Teenie Weenie

June 5th, 2013

47:17

Shrink ray, pew pew! Toy dogs, woof woof! Mini golf, putt putt! We celebrate the things that come in smaller packages around us. Trivia about the …

63: It's A-MAIZE-ing!

May 28th, 2013

43:23

(Let's see how many corn puns we can fit in this episode description) Ah shucks! So many kernels of facts in this husky episode about corn. Let's …

62: So Fresh, So Clean

May 21st, 2013

49:49

LATHER UP for some amazing quizzes and facts about things that are squeaky clean: famous cleaners on TV, infomercials, marketing deodorant, the rise and fall of a surprising cleaning product... and what exactly IS soap? …

61: Waking Up is Hard to Do

May 15th, 2013

49:17

Good morning, brains! Love it or hate it, getting up in the morning is something we have to face every single day. Well, unless...you're a nocturnal …

Fun-Size Mini Show: William Fakespeare

May 7th, 2013

5:03

WE'RE ON SITE! We had a bit of a scheduling conflict this week because we made it to the PUB TRIVIA GRAND FINALS. So please enjoy this little …

60: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #12

April 30th, 2013

47:25

Don't slam that snooze button because it's TRIVIA O'CLOCK. We got a chock-full of quizzical goodness. Dana's got a meaty round of....meats, and an …

59: Creepy Crawlies

April 23rd, 2013

40:41

Bllyyeeechhh....we celebrate the slimey, slithery, and creepy creatures of our world! Crunchy facts about crime-solving bugs, deceptively cute …

58: Hey Ladies!

April 16th, 2013

49:35

We did The Man Show, and it's the girls' turn this time! Find out how well you'll fare in Chris' epic battle of the sexes challenge. "Electrifying" facts behind fashion, famous firsts, women in song titles, and …

57: Fake It Till You Make It

April 9th, 2013

44:40

Impostors! Countefeits! Forgeries! Decoys! Yes, a show all about FAKES. The history of counterfeit money may surprise you, but probably not as much …

56: Your Body is a Wonderland

April 3rd, 2013

50:14

The human body is truly amazing! We HEAD up the discussion about body gunk, and the mysterious and wonderful world *inside* your belly button. Colin …

55: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #11

March 26th, 2013

43:16

GET. PUMPED. YES. So many quizzes in all shapes and sizes! Get inside Colin's head and see if you can identify some of his favorite instrumental TV …

54: Epic Fail

March 19th, 2013

46:25

Flops, failures, and follies! We dedicate this show to all those who have picked themselves up after falling down. Facts and juicy stories about New …

53: Take A Bite Outta Crime

March 11th, 2013

49:16

Bada bing! Keep your eyes open as we head down the dark alley of crime. Learn about the history of the tommy gun, mafia lingo, and the fascinating start of early crime scene investigation. Test your crime IQ with our …

52: Trivia About Trivia

March 4th, 2013

49:12

It's our first birthday and it's our TRIVIACEPTION show! Believe it or not, amazing facts about the king of amazing facts, Robert Ripley. The business behind bad trivia. We try our luck in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, …

51: Oh What a Circus

February 26th, 2013

45:32

Come one, come all! Behold as we uncover tasty circus and carnival factoids from under the big top: circus lingo, superstitions, and codes for …

50: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #10

February 19th, 2013

39:14

Unclog and do some mental plumbing with some extra strength BRAINO. In this rad all quiz episode, Chris celebrates the number 50, and shares classic lateral thinking puzzles & brain teasers. Karen's got a round of …

49: LOL

February 12th, 2013

50:38

Prepare to get your funnybone/ulner nerve tickled! We take a closer look at the things that make us laugh: the rich surprise history of "That's What …

48: Sports Trivia for Non-Sports People

February 4th, 2013

46:03

SPORTS: you either love it or it makes you groan. Fear not! We SERVE up intriguing sports facts that you will lurve... so heads up! We finally learn why football is called "soccer," the hotly contested origin of tennis, …

47: Zzzzzzzz...

January 28th, 2013

47:06

Warning! Our show on sleep is actually far from a snoozefest! We find out about the eye-popping origin of the word "nightmare," the amazingly INTENSE sleep behavior of hummingbirds, why you feel the falling sensation …

46: Baby, It's Cold Outside

January 21st, 2013

42:10

BRR! Whip up a cup of hot chocolate as we gab about things that are cool, cold, and icy. We teach you how to build an igloo, how the ice industry …

45: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #9

January 14th, 2013

44:52

Knead your noggin and noodle with this quiz-filled episode! Awesome segments like "First In Line" and "Metal Band Or Disease?" What exactly is the name and origin of the Michelin Man? Find out who wrote the awesomely …

Fun-Size Mini Show

January 7th, 2013

7:36

We're resting up our brains this week so enjoy this little fun-size mini episode with the usual segments: Pop Quiz, Hot Shot!, Um...Actually..., and what exactly is the origin of the term "jaywalking"?  

44: BEST OF 2012

December 31st, 2012

53:04

The weirdest, the poopiest, the funniest, and the silliest moments of Good Job, Brain! all in one end-of-year episode. We share are favorite quizzes, facts, and histories. That's right, there ain't no shame in having a …

43: Our Favorite Things

December 24th, 2012

45:25

Brown paper packages tied up with string...these are a few of my favorite things! Chris shares his Nintendo expertise and that old box of videogames …

42: Season's Eatings!

December 17th, 2012

46:10

Put on your stretchy pants and prepare to feast on these holiday food facts: fermented shark from Iceland's midwinter festival, superstitions around …

41: Celebrity Secretttsssss

December 10th, 2012

45:49

Unwind with us while we indulge in the guilty pleasure of weird celeb gossip: famous stars with crazy high IQ, why you should not let Prince rent …

40: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #8

December 4th, 2012

42:43

Turn up the Trivia Newton John because your brain's about to get PHYSICAL! Can you name the popular hang-out spots from TV shows? See if you know any …

39: Smell Ya Later

November 26th, 2012

47:51

Hey, who farted? We sniff out the story behind scents and smells! How our brains associate smells with memories, Smell-o-vision at the movies, bizarre perfume ingredients, the odd world of celebrity fragrances, how …

38: The Man Show

November 20th, 2012

48:03

Grrah! Get ready to punch trivia in the face with your MANLINESS because we are celebrating MAN stuff: important moments in beard history, etymology …

37: Hold Your Tongue!

November 13th, 2012

41:04

Let's have fun fumbling through the English language! Think you know when to use i.e., e.g., [sic], etc.? Misheard lyrics, "eggcorns," finger fumblers, and more! Is there a special profession meaning behind YOUR last …

36: Happiest Podcast On Earth

November 6th, 2012

47:12

Zippadeedoodah! Our mind-blowing offbeat Disney episode: the tale behind early Lucas/Disney collaboration, the secret psychology of waiting in lines …

35: I WANT CANDY

October 29th, 2012

47:44

Let's get hopped up on sugar GUYS, GALS, & GILA MONSTERS. Controversy! Intrigue! Hot molten explosions in your face! We dive into the weird world …

34: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #7

October 22nd, 2012

39:19

Get out your sandpaper because this one's for the quiz buffs! So many individual quiz segments. Karen rounded up her favorite film scores for a …

33: Have You Seen My Stapler?

October 15th, 2012

46:14

Let's spend a day at the office! We find out how the modern office cubicle came into being, the shockingly old history behind the vending machine, …

32: Ugh, It's Just a Fad

October 8th, 2012

47:03

Still remember how to do the Macarena? We reminisce and discuss the origins of Pogs, singing raisins, ridiculous trend diets, Sanrio, and Hello …

31: Color Me Bad!

October 1st, 2012

47:29

Roses are red / violets are blue / we can't talk about color / without mentioning poo. We dive into the world of color: weird color names, …

30: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #6

September 24th, 2012

47:02

SWEAT. Flex those Adonis mental muscles because it's another All Quiz Bonanza! Video game trivia, "Belgium or Not Belgium?," Tarantino flicks, famous scientist anagrams, name that X-Men power, rockstar alter egos, and …

29: Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto

September 17th, 2012

46:27

Prepare for the inevitable robot uprising by learning about...well, robots! Eymology, first appearances in culture, hanging out in the uncanny …

28: We're All a Little Looney

September 10th, 2012

44:46

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 80's cartoon explosion, mind-blowing …

27: Ticket to Ride

September 3rd, 2012

43:28

All aboard! Mind-blowing facts about transportation. We find out what's up with those old-timey bikes with the humongous front wheel, airplane …

26: Where in the World is...

August 27th, 2012

40:30

DO 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 …

25: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #5

August 20th, 2012

42:18

Our most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, Muppetational all-quiz show! Dana's got a round of Muppets trivia, Colin's got a geography and …

24: OMGlympics!

August 13th, 2012

46:22

Go for the gold with these lesser known Olympics trivia and history tidbits: hot air ballooning, mascot quiz, the weird link between pole vaulting …

23: I'll Drink to That

August 6th, 2012

41:13

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: …

22: DO NOT PASS GO

July 30th, 2012

49:22

Breaking bulletin, boardgame buffs! Facts and origin stories of our favorite classic boardgames: Monopoly, Scrabble, and Trivial Pursuit. Boardgames …

21: Plants Are Messed Up

July 23rd, 2012

53:05

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, …

20: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #4

July 16th, 2012

44:14

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 …

19: The Most Important Meal of the Day

July 9th, 2012

45:40

We salivate over bountiful breakfast trivia: cereal mascots, waffles, Pop-Tarts, and Cap'n Crunch. Dig into the historical facts behind bagels, Aunt …

18: Splish Splash I Was Taking A Bath

July 2nd, 2012

46:45

Squeaky clean fun facts behind the things you use in the bathroom: why does orange juice taste weird after brushing your teeth? Mind-blowing truth behind shampoo, what Listerine was really made for, toilet tidbits, and …

17: Off With Their Heads

June 25th, 2012

52:03

ALRIGHT ALRIGHT I'LL TALK! We explore the history and validity behind classic and historical execution and torture methods: guillotine, iron maiden, Catherine wheel, walk the plank, and Chinese water torture. More …

16: Don't You...Forget About Me

June 18th, 2012

44:53

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 …

15: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #3

June 11th, 2012

39:39

Zip up that fly, 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? Suprises GALORE so we don't want …

14: You Betcha, Dollface

June 3rd, 2012

47:54

...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 …

13: It's a Monster Mash!

May 28th, 2012

50:38

Grrarr! We find scientific theories about the existence of popular monsters such as cyclops, unicorns, and the Loch Ness monster. We do some …

12: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #2

May 21st, 2012

47:44

Hey Smart Cookies - LET'S GET READY TO CCRRUUMMMBLLLEEEE. An all-quiz episode to keep your noggin nimble. Movies! Literature! Animal superlatives! Dogs! Famous Final Lines! ...and of course...the Music Round is back.

11: Hey, Your Fly is Open

May 14th, 2012

47:40

Remember when Hypercolor and acid-wash jeans were cool? Lots of laughs in this episode about ridiculous fashion trends and their origins. Learn about …

10: Animals Are Weird

May 7th, 2012

48:11

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, …

9: Finger Lickin' Good

April 30th, 2012

49:08

DOH! You might end up getting a food coma just from listening to this episode. Greasy and sugary origin tales behind junkfood and outrageous snack finds: donuts, maltballs, Cheetos, and other delicious offenders. ALSO: …

8: Very Superstitious...

April 23rd, 2012

48:15

Gold underwear, chopsticks, and rabbit's foot. Everyone has their own crazy superstitions and lucky charms. We confess to our own rituals, talk about …

7: Willy Wonka & the Wax Tadpole Factory

April 16th, 2012

49:43

What do wax tadpoles and Wonka have in common? Find out in this big advertising episode! Our favorite unsuccessful marketing campaigns, advertisement …

6: Word Nerds Rejoice!

April 9th, 2012

51:40

Crossword champ Tyler Hinman joins us for a fantastic fest fawning over words. We talk about the history and process of constructing crosswords, why …

5: ALL QUIZ BONANZA!

April 2nd, 2012

43:15

An all-quiz episode! Movie portrayals, psychic trivia, food+drink, rhymes, and Music Round is back. Ladies and Gentlemen, fire up those brains!

4: Thomas Butt-Headison and Other Invention Tales

March 26th, 2012

48:49

That Tommy Edison sure was a class-A jerkface! We also gab about the invention of cornflakes, air-conditioning, tampons, Ouija board, Viagra, and …

3: You Want Truffle Fries With That?

March 19th, 2012

52:47

Expensive gourmet food and the opulent stories behind them. Let's just say we took a few intriguing turns and found ourselves in the absolutely …

2: Once Upon a Gruesome Time

March 12th, 2012

48:44

We dish about classic fairytales along with their more scandalous and gruesome folklore origins. Find out what "Rapunzel" actually means, and learn …

1: Candy is Dandy but Liquor is Quicker

March 5th, 2012

44:25

Kanpai! Slainte! Cheers! Douse yourself in eccentric facts about liquor, spirits, and libations. Seagull wine, beer laws, cocktail origins, …

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