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 Oct 26, 2021
Creative trivia with engaging hosts.

 Mar 22, 2021
Informative and entertaining! I re-listened last March at the start of lockdown, and it made me feel like I was at the pub with friends and life was normal. Can't wait for the new episodes!

Pub trivia with good friends
 Jul 15, 2018
I love how this podcast always draws me in, trying to answer the questions along with the others. If you want to make it feel more like pub trivia, drink a beer while listening!


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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246: Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Our tongues are now strangely sticky and weirdly sweet from licking all these envelopes to deliver you amazing facts about shipping and mail! Find out how Hugh Jackman is (kind of) connected to the US postal rules regarding mailing live scorpions. Chris sorts through rumors about a strange loophole in our nation's postal history. Karen's got a music round and directions to a secret theme, and Colin discover the deadly dangers of shipping food. ALSO: lottery update, grab bag delivery quiz, Good Job, Cats! Take our listener survey! For advertising inquiries, please contact! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 21, 2023
Trivia is blooming, and the facts are emerging from the cold winter ground. Happy Spring 2023 season, and let's lush this place up with quizzes galore! Come meet our special quizmaster guest: ChatGPT! With some guidance from Colin, our new friend has written a quiz all about artificial intelligence domination. Take Chris' "Super Sugar Anything" challenge if you know your consumer product names. And it's time to blast some grunge and help Karen settle into her new home state with a quiz all about movies and shows set in the very moody and very rainy Pacific Northwest. ALSO: fabrics quiz, Atari 50, Baby Boomer Trivial Pursuit Good Job, Brain is part of the Airwave Media podcast network. For advertising inquiries: Listener survey: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 14, 2023
244: It's a Switcheroo
Scintillating swaps, scandalous switches, and sweet substitutions! Play Karen's letter-switching game focused around the best selling video games of all time. Learn about the most outrageous and bumbling horse racing scandal that involves copious amount of henna hair dye. We got a double dose of TV quizzes involving beloved shows that started out as midseason replacements, and shows that famously recasted actors. Find out how to make eggless egg whites, and the time has finally come to test your knowledge on human-animal transformation movies. For advertising inquiries, please contact! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 15, 2022
243: Sit Back and Relax
Recline and kick your feed up, and let us soothe your mind with relaxing facts. From cucumber facials to nightcaps, wind down the night with Karen's personal rituals quiz. Maybe go on a stress-reducing camping expedition where you can sleep AND poop under the stars. Colin shares a truly wonderful recent breakthrough in P.I.T.W. (Pooping In The Woods) innovation. Does tinkering with a fidget spinner help ease the nerves? Then take our scientific desk toy challenge! And the (British) people have spoken! Chris has a chill music round featuring the most popular relaxing songs based on a survey among 2000 British people. Can you identify all these easy listening winners? For advertising inquiries, please contact! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 08, 2022
242: Crashing the Party
To celebrate NASA successfully smashing a spacecraft into an asteroid, we're all about impactful trivia this week! Oh dear, two words have collided into each other in Karen's portmanteau brand name quiz. We find out about the first ever recorded "car" crashes. From molasses to jelly packets, trucks spill the darnedest things! Chris tells us how to prevent a computer crash, and American hustle of the humble bubble wrap. For advertising inquiries, please contact! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 01, 2022
241: Halloween Clips Spooktacular
Mwwahah, we dug through the cemetery of past episodes to patch together this Frankenstein clips show. The infamous Ghost Host has graciously materialized to take you on a ride through our frightfully fall-themed face-filled festive favorites. Flesh eating bugs! Squash coffee! Trick or treat! (Turns out it's both when it comes to Scandinavian candy.) Fonsillectomy! A memorable scream, and more! For advertising inquiries, please contact! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 25, 2022
We are living, laughing, and loving in this truly outrageous All Quiz this week with special guest: crossword designer & longtime listener, Neville Fogarty! It's us versus "the other guys" in Colin's top selling band quiz. And excuse you, it wasn't Karen who fartlek a deuce in the 5-hole, it was somebody in her sports jargon quiz! "Between You & Me" - Neville riddles us with what is sandwiched between two very specific things. (And we hope you didn't study because) Chris (finally) debuts the (long awaited) parenthetical song quiz filled with (rum) drinks, (Christmas) time, and (self) doubt. ALSO: little league, Merv Griffin, and "successories." For advertising inquiries, please contact! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 18, 2022
239: Accessories Pull It All Together
We're shining the big, bright, brainy spotlight this week on the... more secondary things in our lives: the add-ons, the trimmings, the enhancements. Colin has prepared an unreal quiz about Barbie accessories that have caused arm-flailing outrage, cringe controversy, and risky recalls. Karen ponders about accessories in the digital world: what are some things people use to spruce up their online space and make it their own? And what does this have to do with the most viewed photograph in the history of humankind? Put on your best scrunchies and slap bracelets because Chris takes us back to December 1989, when the world first witnessed the ultimate video game accessory: the Power Glove. “It’s so bad.” For advertising inquiries, please contact! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 11, 2022
Trivia and facts about things that have been wiped out and erased. Karen has removed one letter from famous book titles! Can you recognize these literary works by their bonkers updated plot summaries? Enjoy the debut of Colin's segment, "Hey, It's Not Written in Stone... Oh Wait, Actually It Is Written in Stone?" about how people remedied typo goofs on very, very, very famous monuments. Chris sparks our interest in mysterious movies that have been wiped out of existence all because old film had a nasty habit of burning down buildings. Find out how dry erase markers work, and the very tantalizing love triangle that takes place in erasable pens. For advertising inquiries, please contact! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 04, 2022
237: Good Morning, Brain!
It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new life for... mesmerizing trivia, and we're feeling good! Chris is out in the barn, finding out just how hardcore roosters are. Why do they crow at daybreak? Colin's in the kitchen brewing an aromatic coffee quiz just for you. And if you're not a caffeine person, Karen can pour you a glass of a-peeling facts about how the once ignored orange ended up on your breakfast table. Make trivia a part of your complete breakfast! (But what technically makes a breakfast "complete" anyways?) ALSO: Oldest dogs For advertising inquiries, please contact! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 27, 2022
236: It's Hip to Be Square
Wombat poop, CD cases, and lunch boxes - join in on our revelatory revelry respectfully recognizing rectangles! Get your angles right with facts about squares and cubes. Take Chris' double question set challenge inspired by the Nintendo GameCube. Karen's got the scoop on historic ice cream square containers, and dishes out a food packaging quiz. Colin goes true crime on us, Ancient Greek style, and shares a tale about intrigue, secret societies, murder on the high seas....and the square root of two...? For advertising inquiries, please contact! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 20, 2022
We had a raging "Orange Lobster Summer," and now we're back with more trivia! Dana takes us on an epic quizzy wiki dive, and Karen's showing off an alluring alliteration round where all the questions (and some answers) are completely alliterative. And the D's have it! Colin's Di, De, Da, Du famous name quiz. The candyman sure can in Chris' "It's Kinda Sweet" weird candy trivia tribute, dedicated to Dana! This will be Dana's last GJB episode - and yes, we are very sad! But let's rotate that frown 180 degrees, and let's have one last brainy blast. For advertising inquiries, please contact! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 13, 2022
234: SPECIAL - Lost Episode From the Vault
Can't think of a better way to spend our season finale than time travel back to 2018 when we recorded an All Quiz episode that we forgot about and never aired. So put get those fidget spinners out and get magically whisked away to a time where people tuned into HQ Trivia everyday, including Dana, who crafted a tricky multiple choice inspired by it. A time when NBA teams first debuted the jersey sponsor logo that inspired Colin to craft his hometown sponsor quiz. Karen goes international with a foreign language music round and a hard quiz about global pies. And Chris serves us a very refreshing music quiz. Be prepared for some amazing outdated references. Four years have never felt so long ago. But whether if it's 2022 or 2018, we're just happy you're here with us. Good Job, Brain is part of the Airwave Media podcast network. For advertising inquiries, please contact! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 10, 2022
233: Some Friendly Competition
The crew gets captivated by curious competitions and crazy contests. Scratch deep into the history of the state lottery. Take a juicy bite out of that red bell pepper, Chairman Kaga because we're going to crown the next Iron Chef expert in Dana's food competition...competition. PC vs. Mac, Campbell's vs. Progresso, Ford vs. Ferrari, test your rivalry knowledge in Karen's quiz. We lose our minds (and our balloons) over Chris' segment about the biggest Guinness World Record goofs. ALSO: eggcorn watch, blue lobster updates, final Wordle logic puzzle. Good Job, Brain is part of the Airwave Media podcast network. For advertising inquiries, please contact! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 03, 2022
232: Dirt Off Your Shoulder
We get our hands dirty this week! How can the most expensive dirt in the world be worth 9 BILLION dollars? And importantly, *where* can you find it? From Windex to Tide, Colin's cleaning brands challenge will be sure to leave you spotless. Dana's got a quiz all about dirty-titled movies, and Karen shares the aromatic mystery behind moon dust. And watch out for the goose poop when learning about dirty jobs like egg addling and cherry blowing. Also: Wordle logic puzzle, and recording from Las Vegas. Good Job, Brain is part of the Airwave Media podcast network. For advertising inquiries, please contact! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 26, 2022
231: In Circles
Our first episode dedicated to a shape! Facts and quizzes about things that are circular, spherical, and round. Take the International House of Food Balls quiz and learn about the worldly origins of Taiwanese boba milk tea. Colin shares a harrowing tale about the manhole cover that might have flown into outer space. Round shapes you'd want to nerd out about, turn tables, and a Wordle-inspired listener challenge! Good Job, Brain is part of the Airwave Media podcast network. For advertising inquiries, please contact! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 19, 2022
Karen has another round of "Drop a Deuce" and Dana has us filling in the missing lyrics. Do you know your TV finales? Then come on down for a round of "Last in Line!" Do you do the Freddo or eat the Freddo? We celebrate the magical world of Aussie foods with "Dance fad or Australian Snack"? And Colin's quiz got us traveling from point A to point B so we'll C U letter. Good Job, Brain is part of the Airwave Media podcast network. For advertising inquiries, please contact! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 12, 2022
229: Let's Get Loud
Decibels! Voices that shatter glass! Loudest concert records! We're pumping the trivia jam this week with intriguing facts about volume and sound. The 1883 eruption of the Krakatoa volcano holds the record of being the loudest event in human history, but is it possible to fully comprehend a volume of that magnitude? Blast that car radio and tune in for a twisty tale about an epic Singaporean radio call-in contest. And Chris turns it up to eleven with a quiz dedicated to the *loudest* number. We are airing bumpers created by GJB listeners this year! This week: Hudson, who is not Levar Burton Good Job, Brain is part of the Airwave Media podcast network. For advertising inquiries, please contact! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 05, 2022
228: Lock and Key
C'mon, let's head down to the trivia vault filled with facts about security, protection, and secrets! Fort Knox has been called the most secure vault on planet Earth but what actually goes on at Fort Knox? Nowadays, we don't leave the house without our "wallet, keys, phone" but did you know people in the 1800s wouldn't leave the house without their chatelaines? Take Karen's famous secret recipe quiz and learn about how food companies protect and lock up their delicious secret formulas. Why is a vault called a vault? And are skeleton keys made of bone? Good Job, Brain is part of the Airwave Media podcast network. For advertising inquiries, please contact! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 29, 2022
227: Seeing Red
It's a red-letter day as Dana gets caught red-handed with the red herring in her general red quiz, and Colin dispels common myths about red traffic lights. Musicians are seeing red in Chris' truly epic trivia round about the biggest Grammy's upsets, inspired by Taylor Swift's album, Red. And Karen puts the literal cherry on top with facts about the artificial red flavor, and the most iconic red food, the maraschino cherry. We are airing bumpers created by GJB listeners this year! This week: Georges Lefevre, our fearless FB fan group leader and his 6yo daughter, Avaline. Good Job, Brain is part of the Airwave Media podcast network. For advertising inquiries, please contact! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 22, 2022
226: The Power of Ten
TEN YEARS since our first episode! Let's all celebrate the number 10. Butter up your cheddar bay biscuits because Karen looks into the strange repeating occurrence of rare-colored decapods that keep showing up at Red Lobster. "That was ten years ago!?" Dana tests our (foggy) recall with a 2012 vs 2019 dictionary quiz. Colin steps his foot in the yard as he tries to pound facts into our brains to get us fathom the hilarious history of Americans trying to adopt the base ten metric system. Chris quizzes us on famous events that have happened on October 10th throughout history. We are airing bumpers created by GJB listeners! This week it's an original piece by Abigail Clarke who arranges women's barbershop music! Good Job, Brain is part of the Airwave Media podcast network. For advertising inquiries, please contact! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 15, 2022
Happy new 2022 season! We hit the ground running with our best Wordle strategies, and Colin's tricky cooperation multiple choice quiz, "Can You Beat a Monkey with a Dart Board?" We welcome spring with Chris' quiz about March-related sayings, and Dana's got us thinking hard about wood with "Tree People," inspired by her new carpentry hobby. And can you identify the Shakespeare play by its most famous line? What about when they're spoken by your favorite cartoon characters, thanks to AI technology? Good Job, Brain is part of the Airwave Media podcast network. For advertising inquiries, please contact! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 08, 2022
224: Today is a Gift, That's Why It’s Called "The Present"
We're wrapping this season up with an episode all about gifts and presents! Remember Tickle Me Elmo, Razor scooters, and the Talk Boy? Then take a walk down memory lane with Colin's hottest toy challenge. Learn about a present you should never give yourself from the hardware store, and Dana's got a list of Christmas song presents and she's checking it twice. And Karen's writing gift tags in "From Country with Love," a quiz about country-to-country gifting traditions. Also: horror bird statue, and the thrilling conclusion to our puzzle adventure with Carmin San Mateo. Good Job, Brain is part of the Airwave Media podcast network. For advertising inquiries, please contact! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 21, 2021
223: Braving the Elements
It's elementary, my dear Watson! Find the hidden element name in Colin's quiz. Karen discovers her beloved childhood TV elementals have a strange and strong tie to Bruce Springsteen. There are 11 periodic elements whose symbols are not represented by their names. Chris finds out how and why that is, while sharing some bonkers facts about how some elements got their names. Relax the mind and play "Oh you mean...?" - the debut of Dana's very experimental homophone phrase game where we completely lost it! And it's our last Carmin San Mateo puzzle as we inch closer and closer. Good Job, Brain is part of the Airwave Media podcast network. For advertising inquiries, please contact! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 14, 2021
222: It Takes Two 2
We're all seeing double this week now that we've made it to our 222nd episode. We don our raccoonnookkeeper uniforms for Chris' double letter Scrabble word challenge but this time, it's all about words that strangely begin with twinning letters. Celebrate human-animal pals in this Dana's duo quiz, and learn weird facts about reduplicated cities that are so nice, they named them twice: Walla Walla, Pago Pago, and what exactly is so funny about Canada's Saint-Louis-du-Ha!-Ha!? Buy low and sell high in Colin's corporate partnership quiz with some mind-melting trivia behind famous companies. And of course, we're traveling to our third destination in space trying to catch Carmin San Mateo and her greaser henchwoman, Didi Connvict. Good Job, Brain is part of the Airwave Media podcast network. For advertising inquiries, please contact! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 07, 2021
Bonus Episode: Escape Rooms with Laura E. Hall!
Ah hah! We trapped Laura E. Hall (author of Planning Your Escape, puzzle maker, and escape room designer) into a bonus interview with Chris! Can she escape before Chris starts overloading her with Fleetwood Mac facts? We are delighted to debut our first ever one-on-one interview special with Laura, a bona fide expert and pioneer in the field of escape room and immersive experience design. Laura shares some history, behind-the-scenes accounts, and stories about seeing way too many butts. And remember, the real prize is the friendships we made along the way, so Laura discusses ways for people to best come together and work together without ruining relationships! Good Job, Brain is part of the Airwave Media podcast network. For advertising inquiries, please contact! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 07, 2021
221: It's Another One for the Books
Get hype for type and go gooey for Dewey because this week, it's all about books, writing, and reading! Dana's quiz about famous librarians gets us jumping from page to page, and Karen's graphic novel quiz gets us hopping from panel to panel. Colin dives deep into the Microsoft archives to discover the dramatic origin of Comic Sans, and the man behind this typeface phenomenon. Discover what common words and phrases we use everyday actually stem from the tradition of the printing press. And do you ever wonder why books have a certain smell? Our own chronic book sniffer Chris is on the chemical case! Also: Where in outer space is Carmin San Mateo? Good Job, Brain is part of the Airwave Media podcast network. For advertising inquiries, please contact! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 30, 2021
Hope you have a lot of toast handy because it's a jam-packed episode! Karen puts on "LollaPUPlooza" - THE festival for dog breed trivia! We dive into the crayon box and explore some of the more quizzical Crayola color names. And it's the return of "First in Line" where we try to identify movies solely by their first few words. 4x4? 45 record? Colin gets us to play "What's That Number" that's all about meaningful numbers in everyday names. Artist Nigel Sussman drops by for Pop Quiz, and tells us all about the mouth-watering piece he has created for us that's now available in our new merch store. And we're still trying to catch Carmin San Mateo who has our trivia prize! Help us find the next location! Good Job, Brain is part of the Airwave Media podcast network. For advertising inquiries, please contact! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 23, 2021
219: Special - Escape This Pub Quiz
Hold on to your butts and get ready for a trivia-filled escape adventure this week! We asked Dani & Bill from Escape This Podcast to create and run a surprise audio trivia escape room just for us. Come fuse into our skin-meld quadrabody for some intrigue, puzzles, quiz questions, and laughs in this loving ode to pub quiz. Good Job, Brain is part of the Airwave Media podcast network. For advertising inquiries, please contact! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 16, 2021
218: Are You Worth Your Salt?
These trivia pretzels are making us thirsty because we are upping our sodium intake this week to celebrate the crystalline savory goodness that is salt. Learn how people absolutely and hilariously dunked on Thomas Jefferson and his quest for the mysterious and legendary "salt mountain." Take Dana's salty quiz, and take a trivia joyride with Colin across the Bonneville Salt Flats, and find out why car commercials are always being filmed there. And get ready for a truly wild, wild, wild origin story behind the humble barnacle. ALSO: World Porridge Making Championship, NACL word quiz Good Job, Brain is part of the Airwave Media podcast network. For advertising inquiries, please contact! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 09, 2021
217: It's the Cat's Meow!
Just call us Selina Kyle as we leap from cat quiz to cat quiz in this week's special feline feature. After waiting for eight long years, Chris finally gets to share part two of "Fictional Cats!" Karen's got questions all about foods deceptively named after feline body parts, and Dana's got a quite the catalogue of cattery categories. And let's celebrate astounding cat super powers - why their eyes glow, and what is up with that butt wiggle? Also: bee poo Good Job, Brain is part of the Airwave Media podcast network. For advertising inquiries, please contact! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 02, 2021
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! Good Job, Brain is part of the Airwave Media podcast network. For advertising inquiries, please contact! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 26, 2021
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." Good Job, Brain is part of the Airwave Media podcast network. For advertising inquiries, please contact! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 19, 2021
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
Jul 01, 2021
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
Jun 23, 2021
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
Jun 23, 2021
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
Jun 16, 2021
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
Jun 07, 2021
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
Jun 01, 2021
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
May 24, 2021
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
May 17, 2021
207: A Hobby a Day Keeps the Doldrums Away
We're decoupaging our way through trivia and facts about hobbies! Since there are very few official terms for specific collection hobbies, Karen's got a quiz about made-up hobby names with the help of our Twitter fans. Chris gives us a glimpse of some *wild* stuff that has shaken and changed the world of video game collecting. Boot up that Cricut to slice through Dana's arts & crafts quiz. And Colin introduces us to the most amazingly irrational hobby as we record on Pi Day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 10, 2021
206: Internationally Known
We're making stops around the world in this episode dedicated to foreign countries! Perk your ears up for Karen's special foreign language pop music round, and learn the mnemonic for the seven STANs. Listen to the incredible tale of an international vacation gone awry when a German tourist mistook Bangor for San Francisco. Dana's bringing back Belgium or Not Belgium, and didn't you hear? Tiny is all the rage now: tiny food, tiny houses, and of course, a quiz about the tiniest countries in the world! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 03, 2021
Shake your pensive pompoms and march with the brainy band because it's a trivia GJB homecoming rally! Feast on "Before & After" club sandwiches with Karen, take the famous scams challenge with Dana, and get our butts kicked in Chris' "Things My 6 Year Old Knows" Quiz. Teamwork makes the dream work as we work together to figure out when certain words entered in Colin's dictionary game. ALSO: A long awaited Um, actually..., a very impressive listener email, Presi-Dogs Part II, hand stuff Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 26, 2021
Fun-Size Mini Show: Welcome Back, Trotter
Let's light up our lobes, lovely listeners because WE'VE MISSED YOU! It's 2021, and we're back together (virtually) for a new season of GJB. In this mini episode, we catch up on the hiatus and of course, dip our toes back into the big trivia pool with a music quiz. So bask in the chlorinated smell of a brand spanking new season of Good Job, Brain! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 26, 2021
204: Go West
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 turns out, there are a whole lot more ways to die along the real Oregon Trail as Chris found out. Dana's got a westward quiz, and Karen celebrates the weird and offbeat inventions conjured up in her San Francisco quiz. Colin, the word nerd, blows our mind with a moooooving story about cattle, and we end with a triply translated "Western" movie quiz. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 11, 2018
203: The Great Escape
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 Orlando? Well, then buckle up your seat belt as you pass through BUGGZ, BUNIE, TWETY and BURRD; learn all about the system of invisible waypoints your plane has to travel through and their insanely punny weird names. How does fat leave the body after weight loss? And Let's celebrate the tenacious spirit and the creeptastic intelligence of the squiggly octopus, by regaling the tales of famous octopus escapes. And every tried an Escape Room - we give you our best tips. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 29, 2018
202: This is Only A Test
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 yellow, and why do we always have to always use No.2? Why can't we use pens on Scantron sheets? Chris answers these pencil questions as our ~lead~ expert. See how well you know your common test abbreviations and acronyms in Karen's quiz. And boy, buckle up for the most insane job application test ever just for a chance to work under GJB's favorite a-hole, Mister Thomas Alva Edison. Also: What happens when seagulls eat pepperoni Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 16, 2018
201: You Know, For Kids!
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, and Dana has prepared her first ever themed Music Round! Colin found out about the phenomenal history of nursing human babies with GOATS. Ever wonder how TV and movie "newborn" actors get casted, and what actually goes on during a baby delivery scene? And Chris gives us the ultimate Kid's Movies quiz with a surprising twist. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 05, 2018
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 music round, and jump into another mentally sweaty round of "Lifetime Movie? Or Not Lifetime Movie?" It's a milestone for us, so why not celebrate the famous achievements of others in Karen's award speeches quiz? And see if you're a Broadway Baby in Chris' musicals title challenge. You want animals? We got your celebrity-named species right here! And we end with a Disney property quiz, and Chris' ultimate Weird Al gauntlet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 25, 2018
199: Bring on the FANfare!
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 tidbits inspired by our own GJB fans: music fan quiz, Chris puts on the "Belgian whistles" on his giant compiled list of eggcorns, grab a zinFANdel and take Dana's proFANity-free FANcy word quiz, and learn about the most intriguing one-person towns. Get your cheese hat ready for Colin's sports fandom quiz, and things get real with a GJB fan favorite topic: the octopus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 17, 2018
198: High and Dry
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 desert quiz. Ever wonder what goes on in the back of a dry cleaning store and how dry cleaning actually works? Why ask why when you have Chris explaining the very strange and awesome story behind the dry beer craze of the 90's. It's Dana's turn of sharing an amazing animal story of a special creature that can survive dry conditions, and pretty much all other extreme conditions as well. And of course, we got a themed music round for all our pop culture buffs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 22, 2017
197: Let's Make a Deal
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 sale expert negotiator Chris teach you the trick and psychology of haggling. Dana's got a grab bag quiz about mongering, and Colin shares the ultimate story about some epic maneuvers in one of the greatest (and drama-filled) contract deals in sport history. If you're a Storage Wars or Antiques Road Show junkie, then it's time to find out the greatest (and actually REAL) garage sale scores of all time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 02, 2017
196: We Could Be Heroes
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 heroic songs. Colin found a town that features not one but two heroes in the food industry. And what sandwich is made of french fries? Karen is pleased to finally share her hero sandwich quiz.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 11, 2017
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 ever.) Revel in nostalgia as we try to answer (and draw) Dana's newspaper comics challenge. Say yes to rocking that denim-on-denim look in Colin's national phrase quiz. Chris belly flops into failed rock albums, and Karen's got an easy music round but with a very difficult theme. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 24, 2017
194: Gimme A Break!
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 yourself to Colin's advertising slogan quiz about getting away from it all. Chris has an extra hard (but fun!) music quiz. Our resident game designer Dana breaks it down for us and explains how to define and design "fun" and Karen's got an air travel challenge for all the avid and savvy fliers out there.   ALSO: Nematodes and Zealandia Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 09, 2017
193: Under the Sea
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! From candles to protein bars, we trace the flavor's origin from ignition to popularity BOOM. Colin quizzes us about Sea Monkeys, Seabiscuit, and more "sea-words." And Chris explains how and just why the English breakfast ties into our marine-related topic. Also: We missed everyone!, Serena Williams title update Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 20, 2017
192: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
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 your team is low on the scoreboard, then you know it's time for a good ol' motivational coach speech backed by some inspirational music; see if you can identify these iconic sport movies by their classic locker room speech. Meatwagon? Lollipop man? Can you guess what semi-obscure team sport by their wacky position names? And Chris prepared us for a sports team anagram quiz, and now, we're rooting for the Lubes and the Clots. ALSO: Handsome Dan, Red Rover sucks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 30, 2016
191: I'm FALLing and I Can't Get Up
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 leaves. Take Dana's quiz and find out about weird Oktoberfest facts. Would you want to try McDonald's Japanese special seasonal offerings? And c'mon, let's get down to business: WHY THE PUMPKIN SPICE? ALSO: Enordnilap quiz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 18, 2016
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 quiz, and oil up those adorable gears for Chris' Cute Robot Challenge. Most trivia nuts can name the number one tallest building or number one nation with the most Olympic medals but who's sitting at number two? Dana's got a round of music for us and we close it out with another true crime lateral thinking puzzle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 19, 2016
189: The Golden Touch
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 quiz. Ever had a pet goldfish? Well, they are much more complex, and "colorful" animals than we give them credit for, and learn some glimmering facts about the common goldfish. Find out what the Civil War Gold Hoax is and why Lincoln got super pissed.  Also: The first US Pizza ATM! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 15, 2016
188: BFFs
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 tour the animal kingdom for some unusual and surprising(ly dark) animal pairings. What's it like being friends with LeBron James, and take Chris' odd quiz inspired by famous BFF Brits, Sirs Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart. From garage to glory, see if you can name the famous bands formed by childhood friends. ALSO: more beaver facts, why exactly should you not swim after eating Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 07, 2016
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 game companies change their games to avoid some odd international ban rules. Dana's got a quiz on US presidents and their personal quirks have dotted the history of the White House with bunch of weird bans. See if you know what foods are not allowed in the US, and E.L.V.I.S. is back speaking some lyrics from songs that all used to be on BBC's restricted list. You might be able to name the musical artist but can you name why these songs weren't allowed on the air waves? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 17, 2016
186: Eggsellent
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 special guest who has very strong opinions on this particular dish.) And of course, how can we do an episode on eggs without sharing another weird animal reproduction story? This time: the mating horror of the anglerfish. Dana has prepped an egg salad of a quiz for us while Colin serves up a protein-filled egg word quiz. And what exactly are Faberge Eggs, and what makes them so insanely expensive? ALSO: US hiking facts, Tanked Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 09, 2016
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 course! Chris did some mad research and found an alarming amount of modern films that based on classic books and made it into a quiz. Pub quizzes love asking about abbreviations and acronyms so boot up that screaming modem because Colin prepared the M.O.T.A.A.Q: Mostly Outdated Technology Abbreviations and Acronyms Quiz. Inspired by previous quizzes, Karen presented the RAZZCARS challenge! Featuring actors who have won both Oscars (best film achievement) and Razzies (worst film achievement.) And time to play "Brad Pitt? Or Lasers?" with a fan-submitted quiz.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 28, 2016
184: Spice Up Your Life!
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 what you think it is)! Sail around the world with us as we dive into the spice trade and how it resulted in some of the dishes we now eat. Take our spicy music quiz and Karen finds out what the cinnamon challenge is. ALSO: horse racing primer, baby camel names Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 18, 2016
183: Eyes on the Prize
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 spectrum, cringe at the entertainment lows in our Razzie award challenge. Find out how scientists cleverly smuggled and hid gold Nobel prizes right under Nazi noses during WWII, and get ready to pin some county fair blue ribbons on to some comically large and record-breaking produce. And Chris dissects more carnival game scams and the story behind a prized Rastafarian banana.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 07, 2016
182: Dress You Up
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 why Mario sports his classic overalls getup and has his signature mustache. Take Dana's non-uniform uniform quiz, and peak into the high-tech world of tracking Disney's gigantic costume empire. Goofy military uniform inventions, camouflage, and blunders & bloops in sport uniforms. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 22, 2016
181: Good Job, BRAIN!
We want your 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 out what exactly is photographic memory and now we all want to be memory athletes for the Olympics of memorization. Karen revisits Temple of Doom and tries to pinpoint the real origin of the monkey brains dish and why is it in popular culture so much. And believe it or not, Colin dons his Ripley mustache and shares a brainy story of a remarkable man named Phineas Gage. ALSO: More audio palindromes, Chris' Boston trivia Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 10, 2016
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' misused vocabulary quiz, and find out if you're like an animal. And let's play "30 Seconds to Glory!" Also, we went to the zoo and so of course, we're reporting back some real weird animal facts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 13, 2016
178: Spy vs. Spy
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 James Bond music quiz. Find out what kind of (tasty?) spy work Julia Child did for the US government, and test your espionage movie and show IQ. Infiltrate and retrieve the precious cargo in Chris' hidden word quiz, and we live in a mad, mad world of Spy vs. Spy - so are you on team White Spy or Black Spy? And of course. SPY. CATS. SPY-CATS. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 31, 2016
177: FIGHT!!!
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 spider fighting, and find out why MMA fighters should not blow their noses. Colin finds out what exactly did occur and spur, sir, during that fateful duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. Everyone was kung-fu fighting in Karen's Asian martial arts quiz, and just how well do you know your professional wrestler movie cameos? ALSO: beaver teeth, eyeball transplant Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 21, 2016
176: Lost in Translation
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 bunch of words in his quiz, and darling Dana dives into the astonishing history of the Navajo code talkers, and why & how it baffled so many enemies during the World Wars. Foreign dubbing in Hollywood, and the patterns of translated movie titles in Japan. Chris has a bonus quiz about fake movies that are in real movies! It's a movie-ception! ALSO: Oreo facts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 08, 2016
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 hands out an award in his posthumous Grammy's quiz. We rip the orchestral bandaid off and drill down on classical music that most often shows up in pub quiz, and let's play our first ever round of NBA or GAME OF THRONES. Also: octopus safety warning, gifts from listeners Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 21, 2016
174: Whoops!
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 and all that could go wrong... Take Colin's quiz about major TV slip-ups, and one oddball find from a classic TV show. From space missions to the stock market, Chris curates the greatest hits of tiny typos that had colossal consequences throughout history. Karen's riding along with Road Pig, visiting a few cartography mistakes. And Dana just felt mean and made us a quiz where our punishment for getting the answers wrong was eating unusual foods in... unusual shapes. ALSO: The Oscars thank-you ticker  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 13, 2016
173: A Sticky Situation
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 some other letters got rolled in-- see if you can solve his adhesive anagrams. Sticky quiz about desserts and glues, and the bizarre but devastating wave of molasses that destroyed the city of Boston. Learn about some REALLY weird animals that use their stickiness to their advantage.  ALSO: listener challenge answers revealed, Super Bowl pub quiz cheat sheet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 04, 2016
172: Catch Up! Listener Challenge, Puffy Snakes, Xenografts
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 few weeks and has so many stories to tell (involving dolphin poop and oddly-shaped cucumbers), and had so many real-life listener encounters! Colin's got some interesting news about scientists discovering the first and only (?) odorless vertebrate animal. A listener mailbag featuring a real xenograft encounter, and take our music quiz listener challenge! Email with your answer! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 24, 2016
171: BEST OF 2015 (Cheesy Awards Show Edition)
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 song, awkward presentation speeches, uplifting orchestral music, and punny jokes! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 05, 2016
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 friends & family to play together. Sometimes all you need is a turkey, handsome mister soul, and a misheard lyrics quiz to make the holidays bright. And are your fingers crossed for the hottest toy of the year? Take Dana's toy quiz about the it-toy of the 90's. E.L.V.I.S. is back with some non-traditional holiday tunes. And grab your pen and paper and start sweatin' because Karen is putting 30 seconds on the clock. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 24, 2015
169: Too Cute!
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 Hello Kitty phobia and take Chris' animal fear quiz. "You're so cute, I just wanna eat you up!" Yes folks, "cute aggression" is a real phenomenon, and you're not the only one who loses their cool over puppy photos as Colin dives into the science behind what makes things cute. Also: Salt water taffy origin revealed! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 23, 2015
168: It Takes Two
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 Wrigley doubling up on? Movie buffs rejoice in Colin's film pairs quiz, and who is Philip and why are people putting pants on him? Karen's all about Texas Hold'em and funny card pair nicknames. Dana quizzes us on musical duos, and we explore the uncommon world of raccoonnookkeeping. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 16, 2015
167: What's Your Guilty Pleasure?
  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 TV? Chris confesses his love for his girlfriend, Judge Judy, and shares the story of how she became TV's highest paid star, and how exactly do courtroom shows work. Get your hands nice and jazzy as Karen delivers a handy Broadway show tunes quiz that will show up in pub trivia one day. And we love Disneyland facts, and we love pee facts, so why not both? Some of the outrageously funny things that the Disneyland custodial crew has ever seen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 01, 2015
166: Nuzzle in Puzzles
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 Hinman! Tyler blows our minds with CRYPTIC crosswords. Learn facts about solving a Rubik's Cube, answer old-timey riddles, and unscramble animal anagrams. How do you move Mount Fuji? Learn why you might get asked to solve puzzles during a job interview, and the "hare-y" puzzle hunt that captivated the world. ALSO: Listener Neville wrote us a crossword for your nerdy pleasure Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 10, 2015
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: UK's most upbeat song, Bugs Bunny's accessories Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 29, 2015
164: What the Folk?
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 18, 2015
163: GJB LIVE!
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, LEGAL happy birthday sing-a-long! Apparently Chris is already looking at options and venue, and planning for a New York East Coast show already. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 09, 2015
162: New Slang
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 fourbagger into the five-hole when taking Colin's colorful sport slang quiz, and the weird and morbid story behind "drinking the Kool-Aid." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 02, 2015
161: Slippery When Wet
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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 18, 2015
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 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 01, 2015
159: Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na... BATMAN!
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 to very very fake Batman character. And if you like 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... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 27, 2015
158: Sweeping Epics
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 some of the tactics, lingo, and rules about jamming the most hotdogs into your mouth hole. Make sure you have a pen and some paper to take on Karen's epic character challenge (experimenting with a new quiz format) and Colin doesn't give us intermission in his segment about epic movies clocking in over 3 hours. AND. YES. MUSIC. ROUND. EPIC. GUITAR. SOLOS. How many can you name? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 11, 2015
157: Beautiful in Every Way
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 indulge in a bird poo treatment? Let's play a spa-themed game of "Place, Person, or Thing?" and discover the quasi-standard unit of beauty. (Yes! There *is* a unit that describes beauty!) We debunk home beauty remedies, and look! There she goes that girl is so peculiar; with a dreamy far-off look, and her nose stuck in a book. THAT BELLE! Chris finds out if Beauty and the Beast is indeed a tale as old as time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 28, 2015
156: Fantastical Food
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 fantasy food! We've talked about the history behind Willy Wonka, but what about the failed and successful modern attempts of bringing Roald Dahl's whimsical candy onto store shelves? Karen took a stroll on Fleet Street and found a weird trend with pies... and Dana got dark too with a horror food quiz. Find out what real foods you're eating now are actually impostors, and why is the Mock Turtle crying in Alice in Wonderland. What the heck *IS* a mock turtle? Of course, a pretty intense Harry Potter food quiz (along with a "Fake? Or British?" sub-segment). And yes, one (just one) Star Wars food trivia question. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 16, 2015
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 Scandinavian and Nordic countries apart, and of course, return of torture candy. Chris masterfully hid birds in his word game quiz, and how many gallons are in a peck? How many hot dogs are in the new Pizza Hut hot dog pizza crust? These important life questions are answered in Dana's HOW MANY challenge that will stump most. Rich Playboy magnate Hugh Hefner, or sliced bread...which came first? We're back with another eye-opening round of BRAD PITT? OR LASERS? filled with even more random pairings.  ALSO: Monsters, death ray, listener puzzle answer ALSO ALSO: There's a hidden bird in this episode description :) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 05, 2015
Fun-Size Mini Show: Music Location Puzzle
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 online? And future episode previews? Yup, you got it. And of course, stay for Karen's music quiz location puzzle! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 23, 2015
154: To Boldly Go
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 Buck Rogers - the copycat race to space story dominance. NGet fuzzy and cuddly with Dana's sci-fi pet quiz (and some heated discussion about Jabba the Hutt). Are you having a bad day? Could it be because of Mercury is in retrograde? BUT WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?! Chris delivers a brutal deep-cut quiz on Battlestar Galactica cast's other acting gigs, and sci-fi movies you probably didn't know were based on books. ALSO: Iceland facts, dementor wasps Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 14, 2015
153: Let There Be Light!
Ah, finally, and *enlightening* episode! Let it shine, let it shine, let it...... destroy? Chris tells us about the infamous Las Vegas "death ray" and how a simple CFL lightbulb destroyed his videogame dreams. Bask in facts about glow-in-the-dark toys, fireflies...and "fire-pigs." And yes, the human race have finally invented a mind-boggling material that cannot be any more black. NONE MORE BLACK! And music round is back with some light rock.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 05, 2015
152: Follow the Leader
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 traditions among different sports. Leaders with animal names, and the intriguing origin of Rastafarians and their holy leader. Why would anyone be in the lead of a race and then disappear?! The weird world of rabbit runners who get paid to run fast, and drop out of a race. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 15, 2015
151: Cheers!
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 why the next time you drink wine, you should really make a toast to Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde creator, Robert Louis Stevenson. Learn about the strange types of mead, or honey wine, and Colin's got his beer/thinking cap on with a quiz about brewskies. Alcoholic plants, and yes, alcoholic animals. Specifically, a real bear who enjoyed beer way too much. ALSO: the "fastest" train, PRESENTS!, featured listener websites Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 29, 2015
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 a few sassy out-of-context movie summaries for us to identify. Do you listen to the show in the car? - Then you'll probably ace Colin's car make quiz. Karen's sandwiching words again, but this time it's all about musicians, and Dana's really obsessed with Taylor Swift's dating life. ALSO: "word flip," random Christmas Trivia, and see if you can catch our first censor bleep Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 18, 2015
149: Collect All the Things!
Gotta catch'em all! We celebrate trivia and facts about collecting and collectors: our resident Star Wars droid afficionado Colin quizzes us on eBay abbreviations, and our resident video game hoarder Chris regales us with the mysterious tale of Atari's real-life treasure of gold and jewels. What does a "vexillologist" collect? What about a "vapoludologist"? Karen witnesses how Disney pin trading gets seeded, and Dana's got a quiz on celebrities and the weird and specific stuff they collect. And are Grandma's Hummel figurines really worth something? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 12, 2015
148: Take Out the Trash
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 invention of the Trash feature in computers. Learn the tale of the Mobro 4000 - how the legendary floating island of New York City trash sailed up and down the coast of the Atlantic. You talking smack? Take the trash talk quiz! ...And find out exactly how should you poop in the woods.    Also: movie body count trivia Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 06, 2015
147: The Doctor is In
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 take a spoonful of odd lingo and code words doctors use behind your back. CLEAR! Find out what's fact and what's fiction behind common medical procedures shown in TV and movies. And how a dead half of a frog inspired one of the greatest literary classic of all time.  ALSO: Marvel challenge quiz, walls that repel urine Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 27, 2015
146: It's a Date!
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 find your mate, and we cringe at some of our own dating horror stories. Karen's got a quiz about very specific online dating sites, and can *you* name these famous date scenes in movies? ALSO: Rollover puzzle solution Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 18, 2015
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 triple-decker style with oodles of quizzes to jam into your earholes and straight up into your squishy brain. Play "People, Place, or Thing?" while Chris makes us throw the gauntlet down in a first-ever GJB head-to-head challenge between SPORTS and DISNEY. Karen's bringing back an international covers music round.  ALSO: Listener roll-over puzzle, "Cereal Serial"     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 07, 2015
144: Mascot Mania
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 name the sports team by their cheesy mascots? Take Dana's quiz on beloved product spokesperson/spokesanimal/spokesthing, and Chris' VERY HARD videogame mascot challenge. Find out how frozen orange juice made a huge (and controversial) splash with a Disney character, and how Montreal broke ground in mascot history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 25, 2015
143: A Royal Pain
Kneel before the iron throne of trivia and nutty facts about royalty, rulers, and regality: royalty quiz, the very mindblowing and scandalous world of "pretenders to the throne," why purple is the color of royalty, and the fascinating job of the royal taster. And of course, our own robot King, E.L.V.I.S. is back with another soulless lyrics quiz! ALSO: milking dogs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 18, 2015
142: Don't Call it a COMEBACK!
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 to rise, you must fall first, and Karen's got a quiz all about famous (and cringe-worthy) rejection letters. Movie comebacks, music comebacks, and all your favorite old diseases are coming back too. And of course, the man who rode the retirement-comeback rollercoaster, Mr. 23 himself, Michael Jordan.   ALSO: Listener mail! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 06, 2015
141: BEST OF 2014
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, stories, facts, and music rounds from 2014. Thanks to all for another fantastic year, and let 2015 be a brainy year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 06, 2015
140: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #28 - Holiday Edition!
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 experimental this episode and debuts a new game segment "30 SECONDS TO GLORY"!, a whole Christmas music round, famous people anagram challenge, and test your holiday IQ. ALSO: "12 Days of GJB Christmas" as performed by our own Chris Kohler Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 26, 2014
139: Season's Eatings II
ARE YOU READY FOR HOLIDAY EATAPALOOZA?!?!??!! Let us whet your appetite with scrumptious facts and trivia about holiday foods and eating traditions. Why does fruitcake have the most pathetic loser rep? Chris drenches us with the colorful and pungent origins of the fruitcake, who knew this poop-looking brick had such a wonderful stamp in history? Take the Goose/Ham/Turkey challenge to find out who's the real MEAT HEAD. We all become envious of Japan after learning about their Christmas tradition, and it's finger-lickin' good. And of course, the international phenomenon of the cursed HANGOVER - find out what actually is happening to your body after a night of drinking and other boozy facts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 22, 2014
138: Abracadabra
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 about the magical products all around us. Open Sesame! Abracadabra! Hocus pocus! Find out how and why these magic phrases came to be. We all have heard about Harry Houdini and his great magical escape feats but did you know he was an avid mythbuster and skeptic? Oh yeah, and his on-and-off friendship with Arthur Conan Doyle. Dramaaaa. Also: poop dust Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 13, 2014
137: All in the Family
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 families as we inch closer to the holidays. Eldmother? Belsire? Take Dana's specific family member vocab challenge! Learn what it was really like for family households back in the history times (hint: VERY AWKWARD), TV family sitcoms, animal family names, and a very familial Music Round. ALSO: Listener Brad Pitt or Lasers, special thanks to our families Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 06, 2014
136: Raise Your Voice
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 makes your voice squeaky, famous speeches every pub trivia team needs to know, and how to speak Australian! ALSO: Congrats Rob! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 28, 2014
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 round of women who RROOOCCKKKK (not lady geologists), and time to play a round of "Hey, Where'd You Get That Cheese?", Chris got his Thanksgiving menu all mixed up, How to Know Your Dragons, and movie director credit challenge!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 21, 2014
134: For Your Safety
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? Having a hard time opening medicine bottles? Well, Chris has quite the story for you on child-proof packaging and how scientists test their safety. Learn about the mesmerizing and magical history of bulletproof vests and why it works. Karen's just "plane crazy" about all the seemingly fun (but important!) stuff in airplane safety videos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 15, 2014
133: That Old Time Rock and Roll
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 man from the days of yore whose job totally....stinks. Old name quiz, and what happened a year ago? What about 50 years ago? Journey through time with Dana's year span quiz. Beep, beep, beep- the riveting rise and fall of beepers and pagers. And revel in modern music in old prose with the return of William Fakespeare. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 08, 2014
132: Happy Halloween! #2
Sugar up *your* skulls with our Halloween trivia-riffic episode filled with brain candy: vampires vaahhhnt to suck your blaaahhhhhd, but why do they hate garlic? Who's Ben Cooper and why should you thank him for your crappy childhood costume? Take our Halloween TV episode title quiz, and a horror movie challenge, and learn about how Halloween came to be. (Please share your crappy childhood costumes in the comments on our site.) ALSO: 1960's Jeopardy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 31, 2014
131: Bibliotheque Discotheque
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 Dana's "Ya Burnt" segment - can you name the classic children's book by their haterade one-star review? Chris plays appraisor again talking cold, hard, cash - the most expensive books on the planet. Sneaky authors and their literary anagrams, book facts, and the incredulous ways people stored books in the olden days. ALSO: @WordsAreSoWeird, NY's official state snack Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 23, 2014
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 official state whats-its, and find out what state is the only one to have an "official state flavor." FUN? ZZ? Karen gives the gang some financial know-how with a punny stock symbol quiz. People have been trying to tell the future using the weirdest things - take Dana's divination quiz and find out. And Colin gets a blast from the past and challenges us in a round of "Have You Ever Noticed?" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 17, 2014
129: Father Of Mine
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 Jokes challenge and see how many eye-rollingly cheesy dad jokes have you had the (dis)pleasure of hearing in your lifetime? Paternal puzzles and probs, and weird dads of the animal kingdom. And a Music Round of lyrical odes to fathers and sons. ALSO: Cotton candy grapes, Um Actually, @WordsAreSoWeird Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 09, 2014
128: Eat Your Veggies!
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 carrots with the color orange, and what vegetable looks like a severed human head. Quiz about two funny-sounding veggies: the artichoke and the rutabaga, and the common misconceptions and origin stories behind the jack-o-lantern.  ALSO: CHRIS KOHLER BABY WATCH 2014, weird new words that just got added to the Scrabble dictionary   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 02, 2014
127: The Great Outdoors
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 shark is circling around you? Find out the real way to deal with animal encounters. (Spoiler: yes, movies and TV have been lying to us.) Folk mnemonics, the origin of the Swiss Army Knife, and the very dramatic and weird life of a deer tick. And let's feast on the science behind freeze-dried foods, and we do a live taste test of some of the weirdest camp foods out there. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 26, 2014
Fun-Size Mini Show: Bumper Contest!
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 theatrical! Be positive! Be brainy! The sky's the limit. And for a behind-the-scenes look, check out our never-aired bumper skit we made for fun. It's weird. You can email us your GJB bumper ad masterpiece to And we're back next week with a full episode brimming with our usual trivia and maybe poo facts.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 19, 2014
126: I'll Take It To Go
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 ruled the world and the genius behind it, we sure love our beverages and Colin's got a quiz about drinks on the go. And of course, FOOD - trivia about Chinese takeout, and the brilliant model of the fast food drive-through window. After you digest that food on the go, maybe stop by a portapottie? Because Dana has a whole quiz on THAT. Of course. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 11, 2014
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? Agony Aunt? Listen to our attempt to mind the American-British gap. And let's play another round of "BRAD PITT? OR LASERS?!" Dana, our brainy Donatello takes us into the world of cheesily-titled Lifetime movies, and a quiz about famous Freds. Chris, our cool but rude Raphael, throws abbreviation puzzles at us, and challenge us to an alliterative "Movie Moniker" game. And Karen, the party-hearty Michelangelo has some questions about honest slogans about famous brands. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 04, 2014
124: Bootylicious
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 origins may surprise you! And Chris finds the most beautiful booty in classical art that has been mesmerizing people for centuries. Our very serious problem with a specific butt hole, and of course, J Lo. Did she insure her behind? What does that mean to insure a butt? ALSO: The Lion's Share jackpot finally hit! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 28, 2014
123: At the Movies
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 learning about the most famous and popular sound effect that appears in almost every major film. Dana's got a film crew quiz, and Chris brings back a movie quote challenge (this time, it's not a trick!). Ever heard of TRANSMORPHERS? Or ATLANTIC RIM? Karen dives into the weird world of "mockbusters." And in the early days of Hollywood, how did they move from silent movies to talkies? And take Colin's "I Know That Guy!" actor challenge.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 21, 2014
122: We Salute You!
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 course. Discover the fully packed history of canned foods and how we have Napoleon to thank. From cereal mascot to comic book hero, let's see how many fictional military characters do you know in Dana's lightning round quiz. We dive into famous everyday items that were developed for the military, and how pigeons used to reign the battle-strewn skies. And attention GIs, pack your MREs on that VTOL while navigating through Colin's military acronym challenge.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 14, 2014
121: Dot Com
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 history behind the @ symbol and how it became synonymous with email, and find out where and take you, along with other generic URLs that cleverly redirects you to some of the top brands and companies. Take the country domain quiz, and just how email savvy are you? ALSO: 1960's Jeopardy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 06, 2014
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 story. Dana tests us on knowledge about our own bodies in an anatomy challenge. Colin follows the rule of threes in his missing trio quiz while Karen tests the gang about the language origins of famous brand names. And strap on your seat belts because we debut a new music segment, "SLOW DOWN, LADY!"  ALSO: Mott & Bow, Hawaiian coconut bras Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 31, 2014
119: All Around the World
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 the strange origin of passenger air travel and exactly what you had to do to "fly" from New York City to Los Angeles. Dana's got space tourism on top of mind and Chris mapped out some funky destinations but it's all jumbled up in his anagram segment. Are you a world traveller? Then you'll probably ace the airport code quiz, and our lonely island challenge. ALSO: Aussies rule! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 24, 2014
118: It's Legen-DAIRY
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 more milk - and just what kind of music gets them into the mood? Weird trivia about breast milk and why "nipple" is a funny word. Dana falls into a wiki cheese hole, while Colin gulps down the history of the milk container. And no, mice actually don't usually go for cheese. ALSO: Solution to our Music Puzzle Challenge Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 15, 2014
Fun-Size Mini Show: Music Puzzle Challenge!
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 win yourself some GJB goodies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 09, 2014
117: We Love the 90s
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 facts, Ninja turtles, and famous firsts in TV, movies, and world news. Slap on some knowledge about the invention and science behind the slap bracelet. And walk down memory lane as we discuss the omnipresent activist ribbon explosion, and the Y2K hysteria. And test your pop knowledge with the ultimate boy band quiz. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 01, 2014
116: Your Love is Like a Rollercoaster, Baby, Baby
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 park in Orlando, and tells us all about the tricks and technology in this new era of amusement parks. Karen shares her very extensive rollercoaster experience and how binaural sound almost made her pee. And it's time for a round of "ROLLERCOASTER? Or HEAVY METAL ALBUM?" And whet your appetite with the amusement park food invention quiz.  Also: Clam the clam. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 24, 2014
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 zoom from fantasy (Chris' Harry Potter and the Wiki Hole quiz in preparation for his press junket for the opening of Diagon Alley in Universal Studios Orlando) to current events (Colin's quick World Cup primer). Dana found some relaly weird name origins behind famous bands, and it's us against Google in our auto-complete game show challenge. And E.L.V.I.S. is back! ALSO: Pressure quiz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 19, 2014
114: How to Prep for Pub Quiz Part II
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 firsts, US States, and an extremely punny mnemonic that helps you memorize the 12 gods of Mount Olympus, their Greek + Roman names, and their domain.  ALSO: Pub food factoids (WHY ARE SAUSAGES CALLED BANGERS?!) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 12, 2014
113: How to Prep for Pub Quiz Part I
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 answer disputes. Take Karen's geography quiz, and if you're not a sports person, then let Colin help you with some handy sportsball facts to arm your trivia arsenal. We also dive into the origin of pub trivia and general nuggest about pub culture.  Also: Our Lando Squarespace ode   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 05, 2014
112: Cracking the Code
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? Learn how James Brown, Beethoven, and Johnny Cash share a cryptic connection. And sit by the counter with a cup of joe and whistleberries so Chris can serve up the tasty (and weird) history behind coded American diner lingo.  ALSO: Lynda's Graduation quiz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 29, 2014
111: What's in a Name?
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 their initial or secret working titles? We also have funky trivia about NBA team names, movie sequels, and brand name translations. Are you sitting on a POÄNG while watching TV on a BESTÅ? Discover the weird world of the IKEA naming system. JA! ALSO: Gremlins II   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 21, 2014
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 nation with a city name quiz. Dana's been snooping around Amazon and made a game about hilariously punny celebrity autobiography book titles. Take the "The Pen is Not Mightier Than the Sword" challenge and see how well you know your famous fictional swords. And Karen's back to embarrass the others by forcing them to answer in the form of an impression in her celebrity quiz.  ALSO: Boardgames, AND. THE. RETURN. OF. BELGIUM? OR NOT BELGIUM?   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 14, 2014
109: It's Treasure-Hunting Time
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, the secrets behind Al Capone's "hotel," the real inspiration behind pirate treasure maps, and what would YOU put in a time capsule representing 2014? And just how well do you know your treasure-hunting movies? Chris is back from the desert and has a first-hand report on the legendary video game mystery of the famed Atari digsite! ALSO: Exploding whale updates Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 08, 2014
108: Oh Baby!
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, and learn how Target uses the magic of data to know when you're pregnant before anybody else. Dana reminds us that we are the worst at Oscars superlatives in her young Oscars quiz. Colin has a lullaby rock cover music round, and Karen shares some cool names for baby animals. And as promised, one nightmare animal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 01, 2014
107: Shop Til You Drop
Cha-ching! A whole episode about trivia and sizzling facts about shopping?! CHARGE IT. We buzz about the Lincoln shopping secret, 99-cent pricing, how supermarkets trick you into buying more, and where did those WACKY WAVING INFLATABLE ARM FLAILING TUBE MAN things you see infront of retail lots come from?! Get savvy with shopping in the department store quiz, and learn about how the iconic shopping cart came to be. ALSO: Easter eggs, Brainiacs' Book Club Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 24, 2014
106: Life of the Party
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 Party music quiz, etymology of party words, Dana finds the first examples of party balloons (and it's gross), Karen wants to climb the traditional ham pole of Spain's La Tomatina tomato-throwing festival, and Colin explores the weird ritual of having live birds fly out of pies.  ALSO: GJB listener John wrote us an "Um, Actually..." theme song! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 15, 2014
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.' soothing metallic voice are in luck because he's back crooning his favorite opening lines of famous songs. Our minds melted during Dana's pregnancy/baby test, and Chris shows some love to the cat people with a quiz about fictional cats. And see if you can identify these earworm rock songs in reverse! ALSO: Tia/Tamara Mowry mnemonic, Disney's secret unbuilt thrill ride Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 10, 2014
104: Fooled Ya
The left-handed burger? Trees that grow spaghetti? Celebrate April Fools' Day with us by learning some of the redonkulous trivia behind pranks and hoaxes. Colin regales us with the history behind iconic novelty gags like the Whoopee Cushion, Joy Buzzer, and the Snake Nut Can. Dana impresses us with the Mechanical Turk hoax, and Chris sets off to find out about the origin of April Fools. Karen emits some facts about fart humor (and an accompanying fart quiz), and are you up for the celebrity death hoax challenge? ALSO: Colin's Takedown, Our Patreon Debut! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 01, 2014
103: In Yo Face!
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 fiesty drunk octopodes in bathrooms? Karen offers up a quiz about the psychological phenomenon of interpreting faces. Colin dots this episode with the plump facts about moles. Take our idiom challenge, and learn about the secrets of blurring faces (and butt cracks) on TV. ALSO: Carmin San Mateo, 3-eyed animals Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 26, 2014
102: The Need for Speed
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 Las Vegas craziness). And exactly fast are the fastest things in the world? Play our Price-Is-Right speed test, and can you hold on to this FAST word puzzle? Colin captivates us with the wacky and illegal world of coast-to-coast racing. And what actually makes instant noodles instant?  ALSO: Carmin San Mateo, Lobetrotter You can be our wingman anytime. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 20, 2014
101: Um, Actually...
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 facts, and nerdery. It's time to load up your trivia ammo! Colin schools EVERYONE on a misused vocabulary quiz, and Chris shares how we've been doing things wrong in the kitchen. Dana's snoops around, and blows our mind about blood. Karen finds out where words like "nerd" and "dweeb" come from. ALSO: Good Job, BRIAN! quiz, Carmin San Mateo, Lobetrotter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 12, 2014
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 brains with some tricky quizzes: Chris gets animated in his movie round, Nerak's got a weird word elzzup, Colin has 100 on the mind, and Dana needs help with change. And can you identify these classic literary works by their 1-star Amazon reviews? ALSO: Music Round, New Zealand Challenge, and a visit from a familiar face voice Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 05, 2014
99: Viva Las Vegas! Part II
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, Nintendo had a Vegas connection? Colin obsesses over blackjack and the history of card-counting, and Dana's got a celebrity quiz about quicky weddings. Karen answers some of her burning questions about playing cards and Chris shares hotel facts that might literally shock you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 19, 2014
98: Viva Las Vegas! Part I
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 Karen checks in to ridiculously themed Vegas hotel that (luckily) never got built. Find out what those cherries and BARs on slot machines really mean, and Dana's dips into a grab bag of trivia bites about this sparkly town. And see if you know your gamblin' games. ALSO: The Tonight Show top list, and the hotels of our dreams Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 12, 2014
97: BYOT
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 to grow a pineapple in your own house, the jellyfish that is IMMORTAL, and why do people call the Academy Award "Oscar." So bust out your suspenders because this week is crazy pants. ALSO: Immortality quiz, Hawaiian mystery candy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 05, 2014
96: Chillin' Like A Villain
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 come from? And we all know that the butler did it, but who was the first butler to actually do it? Colin discovers the real Goldfinger behind James Bond lore, and Dana makes us do impressions for her villain catchphrase quiz. Karen keeps the bat at bay with a quiz about ridiculous Batman villains. ALSO: E.L.V.I.S. is back!, Lobetrotter trivia Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 29, 2014
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 us on famous things named after a who, a what, or a where. Dana treats us to some dangerously tasting traditional candy from Sweden while we try to guess the flavor. Karen invites everyone to explore American regional dialects with a vocab test, and Chris came up with questions about strange airline facts while on an airplane. ALSO: Karen tells the classic tale, "How My Mom Got Punched in the Face." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 23, 2014
94: A Berry Good Episode
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 to the core of fruit name origins, Chris grapples with a hybrid fruit challenge, and Karen puckers up to the miracle fruit. And don't just split yet, Dana's got an a-peeling quiz about bananas. It's a fruit party, so we're all raisin the roof. ALSO: teacher quiz, tweeting sharks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 16, 2014
Fun-Size Mini Show: Happy New Year!
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 Music Round! And we have announcements and exciting news galore. Happy New Year, y'alls! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 07, 2014
93: BEST OF 2013
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 fantastic year! May your new year be brainy and bright. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 01, 2014
92: Pick a Side
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 intended use. Colin takes us on a lol-lercoaster of ridiculous sideline behavior in sports. Karen dives into the snippy history of the human face profile. Do you know your heads, tails, and the sides of your money? And why are there so many darn chickens crossing the road? ALSO: anniversary gift symbolism, Mashup Music Round! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 25, 2013
91: Let's Get Physical
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 like Reebok and Adidas came from. Karen admits to some very candid and personal issues people go through when engaging in endurance sports. Find out why people hit the gym, and where the concept of "the gym" originate from. Do you know your infomercial fitness products and the celebrities who endorse them?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 18, 2013
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 entertainers solely for the purpose of embarrassing everybody else. Colin dips into wordplay for his "Word in a Word" quiz. And can you identify these famous quotes when slowed down to "witness protection" speed? And witness how we all completely lose it during Dana's segment about processed foods. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 11, 2013
89: Sock It to Me
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 tales about our glorious feet: what does the "pink" in "pinky toe" mean? Why do we hang up stockings for Christmas? And where did the measurement of feet and miles come from? Karen blows minds with the phenomenon of "Frito Feet," and we dip our toes in Chris' idiom quiz. ALSO: Check your body for some mildly odd genetic traits. Just sayin'. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 03, 2013
88: Oh Behave!
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 and delightfully wacky rules of table manners. Learn about the Do's and Don'ts of pub trivia, the violent origin of the handshake, and old-timey advice to present thy proper self. Who's got two thumbs and might piss off other cultures? - Colin's public service announcement about common hand gestures that might mean not-so-great things in certain countries. ALSO: Warby Parker EYE-Q quiz, the number 88 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 26, 2013
87: The Truth About Cats and Dogs
BREAKING MEWS! Put your paws up for some barking mad trivia about our furry companions: the amazing death-defying righting reflex of cats and "high-rise syndrome," we sift through the colorful history of cat litter, the many faces of Cerberus, and a purr-fect quiz. We try to answer burning questions like do dogs really watch and understand TV? How many toes can a cat actually have? ALSO: "Um, Actually" double-header Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 19, 2013
86: The Life Aquatic
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 a complete hit and turning point for the studio, handy/horrible mnemonics for memorizing bodies of water, and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Anchors aweigh in a nautical term quiz, and find out what happens to aquariums when abandoned. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 13, 2013
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 minds with tricky foreign-sounding company name quiz. Colin whets our appetite with questions about restaurants and cooking, and listeners Ben & Jon crafted us a rather....sinister segment. ALSO: E.L.V.I.S. watches TV! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 06, 2013
84: Happy Halloween!
OOoooOOoOoooOoooOooOo~ Salutations spooks and spectres! Munch on these trivia treats: Tim Burton quiz, eye-opening statistics on the most popular costumes throughout the year, what might actually happen in case of a zombie attack, and the origin and history of the quintessential "spooky" sounds.  ALSO: Music Round, Bizarre Headlines, RIP Haribo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 30, 2013
83: Up in the Air
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 airplane in history, the wondrous nature of bird poop, the hair-raising history of window cleaners, clouds and the atmosphere, and some real a-hole birds.  ALSO: Merch store news!, "Double-Double" Quiz, a fantastic "Um, Actually..." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 23, 2013
Fun-Size Mini Show: Live from Chris' Wedding! (And He Doesn't Know Because It's a Surprise)
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 segments in secret at the wedding reception as a surprise for him. Why are wedding gowns white? Why don't people throw rice at weddings anymore? Where does the word "honeymoon" come from? Laughs were chortled, love was celebrated, and wine was drunk. Lots of wine. Lots. Thanks for letting us share this moment with you guys, listeners. And congrats to Chris and Regina, may their life together be prosperous and brainy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 15, 2013
82: Body Hackin'
BODY MODIFICATIONS - ways to decorate and enhance the body! Plastic surgery tidbits and vocabulary quiz, outrageous/cool/eyeroll-inducing celebrity tattoos, and hacking your own body with....home electronics? The amazing body transformations of the mimic octopus, and breakthroughs in sports reconstructive surgery. And pee tattoo. ALSO: Second Chance Pub Quiz, Brainiacs' Book Club Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 09, 2013
81: Danger! Danger!
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 Dana ROAR about the legendary "Big 5." Just exactly how lethal are your day-to-day activities? Find out about the most dangerous jobs in America, and why Alfred Nobel was such a (smart) weirdo. And why a turn-of-the-century craze is still haunting France and France's wallet today. ALSO: 1960's Jeopardy, SQUARE TRIVIA! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 02, 2013
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 & Demons." Fire up your follicles with a quiz all about hair-removing products (and pain, we suppose). Karen's got a list of animals whose species names are all dedicated to celebrities, and Dana brings it with a lightning round of TV's beloved anti-heroes. Colin's doubled over duos, and Chris is just "plane crazy." ALSO: World's Ugliest Animal, podcast facts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 25, 2013
79: Too Much of a Good Thing
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 they are repeated over and over and over and over again? "Too Much" quiz, and learn about some odd names for nutty maladies from doing too much of specific activities ALSO: Music Round, Time Travel Beaver Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 18, 2013
78: Too Cool for School
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 IT NUMBER TWO? WHY IS IT YELLOW? THE WORLD MUST KNOW!), the surreal and the bedazzled things rival colleges fight for, celebrities who used to be teachers, and the impact Minnesota had on videogames. And where did the phrase "freshman fifteen" come from? And are *YOU* smarter than a 1895 eighth grader? ALSO: 1960's Jeopardy!, listener questions, prep school movie quiz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 11, 2013
77: You're My Number One
Chris discovers the magical and mystical properties of the number nine, and Karen finds mathematical shapes in videogames, snacks, and Las Vegas. Learn a whole lotta nothing... uh... we mean zero! E.L.V.I.S. is back with another quiz - this time with numerically-titled songs. And find out the history and reasoning behind your phone number. And please excuse my dear aunt Sally, and not because she farted, but because she forgot all the silly math mnemonics from elementary school! ALSO: 1960's Jeopardy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 05, 2013
76: Hey, Hot Stuff
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 most efficient remedy to cool of a scorched tongue? Find out all the "tricks" to fire-walking, and don't forget to get some delicious hot anagrams. Learn another nightmare animal that practically boils up the competition. And Chris is a really good Donna Summer. ALSO: Bizarre headlines, The Peppermaster Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 28, 2013
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 quiz segment about Disney characters, and Colin hosts another round of "WHAT'S...THE...DIFFERENCE?!" Do you know what *your* demonym is? And Karen prepared an international music round, and a wacky celebrity inventor quiz. Betcha don't know what celebrity has the patent for a naughty jacuzzi. ALSO: totally rad 80's Squarespace ad, Where Do You GJB? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 21, 2013
74: Sequels II: Sequel Harder 2 The Streets
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 blockbuster sequels? And what about sequels of people? Karen shares some odd findings on the "Junior" naming tradition. Colin regales us with tales of weird shampoo product sequels that leave us scratching our heads. (Because we're perplexed, not because he gave us lice or anything.)  ALSO: Bizarre headlines (TURTLE BURGER!), Jeopardy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 14, 2013
73: Lie, Cheat, and Steal
Tsk tsk tsk. For shame! Tales and trivia about notable cheaters: the marathon runner whose time seemed too good, the journalist whose reports seemed too colorful, and the gutsy guy whose casino caper seemed too easy. And of course, the awesome anti-cheating mechanisms, like plagiarism software and RFID tags, to battle against sneaky behavior! And how a couple of Canadian thieves got themselves in a STICKY situation.  ALSO: Squarespace Internet Quiz, Pop Quiz with vacationing listeners! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 07, 2013
72: We're Goin' Under
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 and the twists behind the birth of NYC subway, we find out what's exactly underneath Disney World, and what's up with these weirdo mysterious gobin caves in Bavaria. Take our "Top? Or Bottom?" underwear quiz, and find out what was the building that won WWII and how it became invisible.  ALSO: "It's Good to be Bad" Villains Quiz, Jeopardy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 31, 2013
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 with Colin's music segment "Cut to the Chase!" and see if you can identify some of the most iconic movie chase scene scores. Chris prepared us a (very, very hard) literary author pseudonym test as well as a reprise of GIRL vs. BOYS. Think you know your nursery rhymes? Then see how high you can score on Dana's Mother Goose challenge. ALSO: "Call the Doctor" and country anagrams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 23, 2013
70: Go Big or Go Home
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 that are BIG. We find out what space might actually smell like, the noisy nature of oceans, and the mysterious, wondrous, bittersweet....and... "explosive" nature of whales.  ALSO: We try out auditory palindromes!!! And a special Dnuor Cisum quiz! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 16, 2013
69: The Sound of Music
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 talking doll recordings (creepy!), music scandals on TV quiz, the actual lowdown on hidden secret messages and the whole backward-song craze that swept the nation. Where exactly "is the place in France where the naked ladies dance"?, and just why singing the Happy Birthday song might get you in legal trouble. ALSO: Fictional workplace quiz, Chicago World's Fair Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 10, 2013
68: Fun in the Sun
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 time, wacky watermelon stories, the inspiration behind the Slip N Slide, and the summer nectar of the gods - Slurpee. Summer jams lyrics quiz. And what makes a movie a "blockbuster"? Why is it even called that?  ALSO: Tech company animal mascot quiz, "Um...Actually..." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 03, 2013
67: Bad Medicine
Paging Doctor Feelgood! We need 100cc of trivia facts STAT!!! We explore the trivia-filled world of medicine - specifically, the weird and wacky medical treatments: old-timey snake oil, traveling medicine shows, alcohol, quacks, that wonder drug "calomel", leeches (no, no, they're actually quite nice!), Hollywood "script doctors," and an odd story about... ancient Chinese ingenuity? Yeah... ALSO: Dog Show facts, XYZ quiz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 25, 2013
66: All By Myself
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 the hermit crab (and its nightmare cousin, the coconut crab), the physical and psychological effects of human isolation experiments, the amazing trail-blazing lone wolf game designers of the Atari age, and of course, famous band members who struck it big with their own solo careers. ALSO: marathon mnemonic and factoids, and E.L.V.I.S. music quiz! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 18, 2013
Yeeeaaaahhhhh! Another quiz-filled tasty entree to satisfy your hunger for weird information. Are you a boardgame expert? Then Dana gotcha covered in her boardgame pieces test. Chris had colors on his mind, and also a very intriguing (and maybe infuriating?) "middle in line" movie quiz. Karen makes everyone play Family Feud, and Colin want us to get into his "domain." MOST IMPORTANTLY- we host our first ever taste test quiz and try to name the wacky flavors of snack Colin brought back from Asia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 12, 2013
64: Itsy Bitsy, Teenie Weenie
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 invention of the miniskirt (oo la la) and weird laws around tiny liquor bottles. See if you can name the baby versions of top cartoon shows, and how many movies about shrinking people can you think of? ALSO: Brainiacs Book Club Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 05, 2013
63: It's A-MAIZE-ing!
(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 stalk the whereabouts of this golden plant: from car parts to Doritos, from liquor to Beavis & Butthead. Enter the freaky world of corn reproduction and find out the real reason behind corned beef's name. Smile from ear to ear as we explore the corny universe of pick-up lines. ALSO: Fictional language quiz, and Dana's big game debut! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 28, 2013
62: So Fresh, So Clean
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? Learn about the massive undertaking of cleaning the Statue of Liberty, and the after-dark secretsssss of tidying up Disneyland. ALSO: Music Round! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 21, 2013
61: Waking Up is Hard to Do
Good morning, brains! Love it or hate it, getting up in the morning is something we have to face every single day. Well,'re a nocturnal mole-person. We gab about juicy trivia and silly histories behind some of our favorite and least favorite parts of the morning ritual: Saturday morning cartoons, extremely hyper morning drink quiz, the dreaded hangover, the morning commute, the worst/best invention of the world - the snooze button, and play a round of "ENERGY DRINK?...Or SHOW ON THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL?" ALSO: bad kids' jokes, and "Element or Drug?" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 15, 2013
Fun-Size Mini Show: William Fakespeare
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 fun-size episode featuring our pal, William Fakespeare... and see if you can identify the lyrics line by line! (Sadly, we did not win first place. Close, but no cigar. We're sad pandas.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 07, 2013
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 even meatier round of famous sidekicks. Colin's obsessed with secret origins of seemingly plain household iteams, and Karen has a special M-U-S-I-C R-O-U-N-D. ALSO: Pub trivia US States questions, and movie biographies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 30, 2013
59: Creepy Crawlies
Bllyyeeechhh....we celebrate the slimey, slithery, and creepy creatures of our world! Crunchy facts about crime-solving bugs, deceptively cute snails, and the guinea worm. Learn the right first aid steps of how to remove a bug stuck inside your ear. And when life gives you toads, you make "toad sausages." ALSO: a quiz about the master of creep - Stephen King, and a sssssssssspecial dedication. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 23, 2013
58: Hey Ladies!
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 Karen's....seaweed... shirt? We try to find out why pink is for girls and blue is for boys, and just how high Susan B. Anthony ranks on the Sass-o-Meter. ALSO: Music Round and a special message for Boston. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 16, 2013
57: Fake It Till You Make It
Impostors! Countefeits! Forgeries! Decoys! Yes, a show all about FAKES. The history of counterfeit money may surprise you, but probably not as much as the shocking secrets of that ol' regular inkjet printer sitting in your house RIGHT NOW! We also talk about stunningly weird (and perhaps, frightening) examples of biomimicry in the animal kingdom. Chris quizzes us on notable fake bands, and Dana shares a crazy-pants story about faking one's own death...for fun. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 09, 2013
56: Your Body is a Wonderland
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 blesses us with tales of mysterious sneezing phenomenon, and Karen ponders why your pee smells weird after eating asparagus. Learn the origin behind the saying "5 o'clock shadow" and just what to watch for if you're a lifeguard. ALSO: Capital Capitals Quiz Part II! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 03, 2013
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 theme songs. Karen is totally excited to see if people enjoy her "William Shakespeare Goes to a House Party Quiz." Dana's got an apPEAling and PEAceful word game, and "What Would Keanu Do?" And Chris presents a round of "Last in Line 2: The Overblown Sequel."  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 26, 2013
54: Epic Fail
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 Coke, the wobbly Tacoma Narrows Bridge, the dotcom boom, and the biggest financial movie flop in the world. And why "sexy yogurt" should NEVER exist.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 19, 2013
53: Take A Bite Outta Crime
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 quizzes about notable real and fictional criminals, and play a round of "Stolen? Or Not Stolen?" about famous (and possibly purloined) prized possessions. ALSO: Listener's Choice Music Round, L&O:GJB Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 11, 2013
52: Trivia About Trivia
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, and gush over other TV game shows. Famous riddlers and question-askers throughout literary history, and exactly why is a raven like a writing desk? ALSO: "Initial Here" quiz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 04, 2013
51: Oh What a Circus
Come one, come all! Behold as we uncover tasty circus and carnival factoids from under the big top: circus lingo, superstitions, and codes for danger. If so many people are scared of clowns, why are they an integral part of the circus? Join in on our elephant parade of pachyderm myths and the story behind Jumbo. And find out how carnival games are rigged and the best ways to beat them. ALSO: International House of Pancakes quiz. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 26, 2013
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 science and brings back "Mash It Up!" And IN A LAND... IN A TIME... ONE WOMAN (Dana) quizzes us on blockbuster taglines. Colin's got age on the mind and.... E.L.V.I.S. IS BACK! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 19, 2013
49: LOL
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 She Said" jokes, the invention of the Laugh Track, how MAD magazine came to be, comedy duos, and what actually makes hyenas laugh so much. ALSO: Wachamacallit Quiz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 12, 2013
48: Sports Trivia for Non-Sports People
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, and what sport is awesomely known as "flutterguts." Chris bats a home run sports anagram quiz, Colin tells us the nightmarish tale of being a professional sports accountant, and Dana gives us some "English Pleasure." ALSO: DO DOGS REALLY DREAM?, Puzzle Music Round Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 04, 2013
47: Zzzzzzzz...
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 when drifting to sleep, the fascinating history about beds, and what's actually *in* your bed. ALSO: a special TV theme song Music Round, and awful riddles written by children Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 28, 2013
46: Baby, It's Cold Outside
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 started, what happens to your body when you're stuck in the cold depths of outer space, and why you feel like going to the bathroom a lot more during cold weather. (Yay, pee.) Speaking of hot chocolate, learn about a secret delicious plant that cures sore throats! ALSO: Chris' insane Music Round Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 21, 2013
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 titled autobiography "Soulacoaster." Also: Music Round, Shakespeare superlatives, noodles, and company logos.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 14, 2013
Fun-Size Mini Show
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"?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 07, 2013
44: BEST OF 2012
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 clips show! Have a happy and brainy new year! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 31, 2012
43: Our Favorite Things
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 in your attic might be worth lots of money! Colin quizzes us on his love of typography. Karen's favorite thing is actually extremely poisonous. And Dana schools us on her favorite thing: wordplay. ALSO: how to prepare for a quiz bowl, genetic hybrids (ZORSE!), the trivia-heavy story of Fleetwood Mac, and "Painter? Or Cheese?" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 24, 2012
42: Season's Eatings!
Put on your stretchy pants and prepare to feast on these holiday food facts: fermented shark from Iceland's midwinter festival, superstitions around Christmas pudding, Jell-O (with cheese?), and the prowess of the Easter hare. ALSO: Country name quiz, 42 & antipodes, and our failed attempts at coming up with alternate names for vegetarian haggis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 17, 2012
41: Celebrity Secretttsssss
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 your house, intriguing human body anomalies and the famous people who have them, stage names vs. real names. ALSO: Music Round, eyeball mnemonic, and the BONOBOS SMARTY PANTS LISTENER CHALLENGE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 10, 2012
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 of Dana's weird words for weird things segment. Karen's get into character for a round of literature. Chris schools us on video game consoles, and Colin asks, "What's the Difference?" ALSO: military stinkbombs, and Scooby Doo's real name. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 04, 2012
39: Smell Ya Later
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 stores are manipulating you with scents, anosmia, and can you trademark a smell? ALSO: fantastic old-timey words, "First in Line" quiz. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 26, 2012
38: The Man Show
Grrah! Get ready to punch trivia in the face with your MANLINESS because we are celebrating MAN stuff: important moments in beard history, etymology behind BBQ, snacks designed for men only, innovations in urinals, and the classic(?) American folktale of Paul Bunyan. ALSO: Pepsi's new fat-blocking soda, collective nouns, and what exactly does "begging the question" mean? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 20, 2012
37: Hold Your Tongue!
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 name? Drink your can of Bite the Wax Tadpole while Karen quizzes the gang on mind-bogglingly stellar examples of translation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 13, 2012
36: Happiest Podcast On Earth
Zippadeedoodah! Our mind-blowing offbeat Disney episode: the tale behind early Lucas/Disney collaboration, the secret psychology of waiting in lines in Disney parks, Disney song quiz, Walt Disney's lesser-known roots, Michael Jackson, and.... A REAL-LIFE VIDEOGAME ISLAND?! ALSO: Album art music challenge, CSI: GJB! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 06, 2012
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 of candy just in time for Halloween. Serving the sweet scoop on Cadbury Creme Eggs, Tootsie Roll Pops, Gobstoppers, and more. ALSO: "Wonka? Or Urban Dictionary?," candy name quiz, a very special comics quiz formulated for extra awesomeness and gamma radiation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 29, 2012
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 special Music Round, Chris grills us on burgers, Colin's got travel on the mind, and Dana describes dancing diddies. ALSO: the best punctuation mark, license plates, brain anagram puzzles, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 22, 2012
33: Have You Seen My Stapler?
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, office movie trivia, coffee breaks, and the not-so-nice origin of the Scotch tape. ALSO: secrets to identifying major African nations, science quiz, the world's fastest clown, and a very special listener challenge! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 15, 2012
32: Ugh, It's Just a Fad
Still remember how to do the Macarena? We reminisce and discuss the origins of Pogs, singing raisins, ridiculous trend diets, Sanrio, and Hello Kitty. If you think modern fads are nuts, we also talk about the ridiculous crazes from the old-timey days like collecting limes, portable marionettes, and the first 3D movie mania. ALSO: bizarre headlines, and we finally caught Carmin San Mateo and got our music quiz back! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 08, 2012
31: Color Me Bad!
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, chameleons, the legitimacy of purple, cheddar cheese vs. flamingos, color character name quiz, Crayola crayon controversy, heterochromia, and why we'd want to take Monet to a rave party. ALSO: animal collective nouns, wine quiz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 01, 2012
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 movie trivia GALORE. This episode is dedicated to our superfriend and superlistener Fred G who's our top Kickstarter backer!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 24, 2012
29: Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto
Prepare for the inevitable robot uprising by learning about...well, robots! Eymology, first appearances in culture, hanging out in the uncanny valley, historical Japanese tea-serving automatons and French duck robots. Inspiration behind C3PO & R2D2, TV + Movie Robot quiz, and of course, our own robot E.L.V.I.S. is back! ALSO: Brainiacs Book Club, and a *VERY AWESOME* music round.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 17, 2012
28: We're All a Little Looney
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 origins behind our favorites, Villains quiz, cartoon bands, how Simpsons was created in a moment of panic, and more! ALSO: "What's in a Name?" quiz Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 10, 2012
27: Ticket to Ride
All aboard! Mind-blowing facts about transportation. We find out what's up with those old-timey bikes with the humongous front wheel, airplane secrets, the Hindenburg, JK Rowling's minor error, and train facts that will make your brain go OOoOooOooOoO! ALSO: "Whose Ride is it Anyways" quiz, and "One Letter Off" word puzzle and new listener challenge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 03, 2012
26: Where in the World is...
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 course, the gang relives the golden sleuthing days of Carmen Sandiego. ALSO: Our new favorite words, special edition listener challenge, easy trick for memorizing the colors of the eBay and Google logos in order Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 27, 2012
Our most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, Muppetational all-quiz show! Dana's got a round of Muppets trivia, Colin's got a geography and mononym celebrity names, Karen mixes things up with a mash-up round, and Chris quizzes us on very MAN-ly superhero names. ALSO: mind-blowing history behind the fortune cookie, the best/worst/sleaziest International Date Line pick-up line ever, and of course, a mini-segment of our favorite animal sex facts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 20, 2012
24: OMGlympics!
Go for the gold with these lesser known Olympics trivia and history tidbits: hot air ballooning, mascot quiz, the weird link between pole vaulting and Donkey Kong, Olympic ring color mnemonic, Fatso the Wombat, and the strange science behind official equipment. ALSO: the cure for jet-lagged hamsters, Oklahoma's state vegetable, "Hey! That Sounds Familiar!" Music Round, and GO BANANAS with our very special announcement! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 13, 2012
23: I'll Drink to That
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: milkshakes, boba tea, sodas, and hot chocolate. Dana tries to stump us with Snapple lid factoids, and Chris hosts the game "Coke or Pepsi?" ALSO: 80's quiz battle, and a very special round of New York City trivia Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Aug 06, 2012
Breaking bulletin, boardgame buffs! Facts and origin stories of our favorite classic boardgames: Monopoly, Scrabble, and Trivial Pursuit. Boardgames modification quiz, the importance of Monopoly "house rules", and we venture back into a bit of Star Wars trivia. Also: a VERY special 80's version Pop Quiz, Hot Shot!, how to memorize the Bill of Rights, and we announce the winner of our Singing Robot naming contest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 30, 2012
21: Plants Are Messed Up
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, drug plants, and yes, we even named a plant our A-Hole of the Week! Also: plant character quiz, "Whose Ride is it Anyways?," LSD baseball, and a special Encyclopedia Brown tribute. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 23, 2012
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 mystery round ("Mysteround?"), Dana challenges us to a dance-off, and Colin made us a round of "Sports Trivia for Non-Sports Fans." And guess who's back? THE CRAZY SINGING ROBOT. Also: "backronyms," why Karen is mad at Siri, and one bizarre headline. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 16, 2012
19: The Most Important Meal of the Day
We salivate over bountiful breakfast trivia: cereal mascots, waffles, Pop-Tarts, and Cap'n Crunch. Dig into the historical facts behind bagels, Aunt Jemima, and the intense beef between Kellogg's & Post! Also: weird words, Chris' first Music Round attempt, and ...yogurt in uncomfortable places. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 09, 2012
18: Splish Splash I Was Taking A Bath
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 both low and high tech regarding the Japanese public bathrooms. ALSO: Band name origin quiz, and the trick to identifying the countries in Central America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jul 02, 2012
17: Off With Their Heads
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 importantly, find out how Van Halen and Barney the dinosaur saved the day! ALSO: Music Round takes a trip to the movies, "Um...Actually" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 25, 2012
16: Don't You...Forget About Me
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 literature? Also: "Common Thread" quiz, how to correctly identify the four Teletubbies, and awesome celebrity anagrams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 18, 2012
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 to spoil too much. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 11, 2012
14: You Betcha, Dollface
...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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jun 03, 2012
13: It's a Monster Mash!
Grrarr! We find 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 28, 2012
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 21, 2012
11: Hey, Your Fly is Open
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, the bikini, powdered wigs, and more. ALSO: pop culture style quiz, new listener challenge, and impressive tricky geography trivia.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 14, 2012
10: Animals Are Weird
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. ALSO: pop quiz!, famous paradoxes, and how to memorize very specific parts of the male anatomy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
May 07, 2012
9: Finger Lickin' Good
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: Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade, double-letter quiz, and new listener challenge! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 30, 2012
8: Very Superstitious...
Gold underwear, chopsticks, and rabbit's foot. Everyone has their own crazy superstitions and lucky charms. We confess to our own 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! (Har har.) ALSO: bizarre headlines, name the famous pooch, Chris' special challenge! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 23, 2012
7: Willy Wonka & the Wax Tadpole Factory
What do wax tadpoles and Wonka have in common? Find out in this big advertising episode! Our favorite unsuccessful marketing campaigns, advertisement urban legends, ridiculous informercials, company mascot/spokesperson quiz, our own shameless plugs, the ultra-useful mnemonic for identifying the Rice Krispies Elves, and the mysterious anatomy of the Starbucks lady creature. BONUS: Our pub trivia tactics! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 16, 2012
6: Word Nerds Rejoice!
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 09, 2012
An all-quiz episode! Movie portrayals, psychic trivia, food+drink, rhymes, and Music Round is back. Ladies and Gentlemen, fire up those brains! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Apr 02, 2012
4: Thomas Butt-Headison and Other Invention Tales
That Tommy Edison sure was a class-A jerkface! We also gab about the invention of cornflakes, air-conditioning, tampons, Ouija board, Viagra, and more. ALSO: pop quiz, etymology factoids, highest-rated movies, and top film quotes of all time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 26, 2012
3: You Want Truffle Fries With That?
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. Castoreum, kopi luwak civet coffee, ortolans… we really can't give too much away. ALSO: pop quiz, foreign food translations, weird name origins of companies Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 19, 2012
2: Once Upon a Gruesome Time
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" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 12, 2012
1: Candy is Dandy but Liquor is Quicker
Kanpai! Slainte! Cheers! Douse yourself in eccentric facts about liquor, spirits, and libations. Seagull wine, beer laws, cocktail origins, "alternative" imbibation methods, and more. Also: pop quiz, music round, and how to memorize the provinces of Canada. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 05, 2012