Good Job, Brain! podcast

Good Job, Brain!

Part quiz show, part offbeat trivia, and all awesome. We here are nuts about trivia and pub quiz! And we are darn sure there are people out there who share our unusual obsession. Play along and laugh along as Karen, Colin, Dana, and Chris school each other on some of the weirdest and most interesting facts about our funny little world. Do you relish beating your friends at Trivial Pursuit? Do you blab out the answers at the gym when Jeopardy! is on? And don't you just loathe badly worded questions? Gggrraahhh! Then this podcast, fellow trivia nut, is the ultimate mental nutrition for your very big brain. So eat up!

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    216: Happy Halloween! #3


    We can have a whole debate about the most disliked Halloween candy, but Chris goes the extra mile of hate-researching his sugar nemesis: Necco Wafers. Get trapped in a mansion with Karen and the golden rules of detective murder mystery writing, and the origin behind "the butler did it." The story behind the first (and maybe only) photograph of a zombie and author Zora Neale Hurston's fascination with Haitian voodoo culture. And let's build a haunted house with science - amazing facts behind the most common spooky decor that's probably around you right now! For advertising inquiries, please contact! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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    215: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #43


    We're blasting into season three with a special All Quiz featuring signature classic quizzes and listeners' faves! Dana's got the help of AI this time as we decipher which Lifetime movie titles are real or generated by a bot. We get a visit from our favorite bardy bard and the funky bunch, William Fakespeare. Let's play a round of "Drop a Deuce" and Colin's international food quiz. And which King is which in "Carole or Stephen?" and last but not least, we end with a listener-submitted round of "Brad Pitt or Lasers." For advertising inquiries, please contact! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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    214: There's No Place Like Home


    It's our last episode of this season, and it has been such a wonderful homecoming, so let's celebrate with trivia all about house and home! Famous fictional addresses, animal nest vocab test, and it's all water under the house in this homey English expressions quiz. Take a twisty cruise with Karen, and meet the master squisher of the household, Victor Mills. Also: James Taylor, Decathlon challenge, we announce our inaugural Good Job, Brain! Charity Fund grant recipients.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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    213: Watch Party


    Let’s melt our brains with a trivia-filled celebration all about TV! Can you figure out what films these funny newspaper TV summaries by Rick Polito are describing? Dana tests us on the most watched moments in world history, and Karen tries to find the weakest link in her game show quiz. Colin takes us on a wild ride about NBA TV rights that starts with Will Ferrell, makes a pitstop at KFC, and then ends with the greatest deal in sports history. Find yourself trapped in a TV show? Take this quiz to escape Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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    Bonus Episode: Being on a Game Show 101


    It's our bonus episode all about game shows with our first ever panel of experts! Join Karen and former game show contestants Elliot, Amy, and Tyler in a roundtable about what’s it like being on a game show. Elliot schools us on how to best prepare, work, and earn your win. What’s it like filming during COVID? What was Amy’s winning strategy on Supermarket Sweep? Find out how much Karen has to pay in taxes for her winnings, while Tyler shares his hot book-stacking tips for call backs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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    212: Remember Me?


    How well do you remember the last few years or is it one giant year blob? We discover some current events trivia that... might not be so current after all. Need a special memory manipulation service? Take Chris' memory-altering movie test! And why do smells conjure up memories? Bust out your childhood sticker collection because we find out the origin of scratch and sniff stickers. Let's soar all over the world in Karen's memorial monument quiz. ALSO: ultimate sports memorabilia, GJB 2012 Debut Challenge Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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    211: In Full Bloom


    The sun's shining, the bees are buzzing, and the flowers are blooming just so they can pass on genetic material and then die. But cheer up because we got trivia about the green stuff around us! Colin ponders about hummingbirds and what animal can actually poop out an avocado pit, and Dana gets our green juice flowing with a garden quiz. It's okay if you hate eating vegetables because you can still play TOSS THAT SALAD with Karen. And Chris quizzes us on some famous fictional plants. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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    210: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #42


    Grab something to drink because this trivia snack mix is making me thirsty! A bit of math & science from Karen with her time unit quiz (but just remember to play Fortnite with her in a fortnight)! A bit of Disney from Chris who tests our live action Disney film knowledge spanning over 50 years. A bit of etymology from "The Long and Short of It" aka Colin's clipped word quiz. And a bit of gawker pop culture from Dana who finds out which one of us is a reality show expert. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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    209: Have You Tried Rebooting It?


    Reboots, reinventions, resets, and rebirths! Travel around the world in Karen's former place names quiz. Jenny from the Block? No, it's Lucy from the Sewer! Chris introduces us to the actress who was once was Lucille LeSueur until she got rebranded. Colin's getting the band together for his album reunion quiz, and Dana tries our tech knowledge with a reboot vocab test. ALSO: Mr. Splashy Pants, and Chris' Cameo quiz prize reveal!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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    208: Lock It Down!


    It sure has been an eventful year, so here is our episode filled with quizzes surrounding lockdown life. Love a good inventions quiz? Then we invite you to play a round of "War, Plague, or Depression!" Chris misses karaoke and shares its surprising origin story. Karen dives into shopping trends and has a quiz about top selling items. Colin takes us on a virtual trip to Florence to visit the quarantine-friendly but mysterious "wine windows." And subject yourself to a very tough Cameo audio challenge! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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