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Part pub quiz show, part offbeat news, and all awesome. All the time! We here are nuts about trivia. And we are darn sure there are people out there who share our unusual obsession. Do you relish beating your friends at Trivial Pursuit? Do you blab out the answers at the gym when Jeopardy! is on? Then this podcast, fellow trivia nut, is the ultimate mental nutrition for your very big brain. So eat up!
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211: In Full Bloom

211: In Full Bloom

2021-06-0756:041

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 factoids and quizzes 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. And we find out if it true that figs have dead wasps in them? Also: last meal, world's largest painting
210: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #42

210: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #42

2021-06-0101:04:08

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. Also: a baked good, Do you know your Triple Firsties?
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! 
208: Lock It Down!

208: Lock It Down!

2021-05-1701:06:26

It sure has been an eventful year, so here is our episode filled with facts and 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 simultaneous origin story. Karen dives into shopping trends of the past year 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!
Feed your starters, and check your ebay notifications because 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, so it's time to go back up the attic again and and check to see if your old Nintendo game can fetch massive money! 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.
We're making stops around the world in this episode dedicated to geography and foreign countries! Perk your ears up for Karen's special foreign language pop music round, and learn the mnemonic for remembering the seven STANs. Listen to the incredible (and incredibly real) tale of an international vacation gone awry when a German tourist mistook Bangor, Maine for San Francisco, California. Dana's bringing back Belgium or Not Belgium, and didn't you hear? Tiny is all the rage now: tiny food, tiny houses, tiny dogs, and of course, a quiz about the tiniest countries in the world!
205: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #41

205: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #41

2021-04-2601:02:211

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
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!
204: Go West

204: Go West

2018-07-1101:03:33

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

203: The Great Escape

2018-06-2901:07:271

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.
202: This is Only A Test

202: This is Only A Test

2018-06-1601:02:22

Get your scrap paper ready and those number two pencils sharpened because this week, we are filling up the Scantron sheets with bizarre facts and wacky trivia about tests and exams! Speaking of pencils, why are they 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
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.
200: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #40

200: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #40

2018-05-2501:18:17

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

199: Bring on the FANfare!

2018-05-1701:09:43

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

198: High and Dry

2017-06-2201:09:07

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.
197: Let's Make a Deal

197: Let's Make a Deal

2017-06-0201:13:32

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

196: We Could Be Heroes

2017-04-1101:04:10

Come one, come all! We're celebrating heroes that comes in all shapes and sizes: from the underdogs of the fast food world to life-changing inventors. We got a grab bag hero quiz, and Chris has an epic music round of 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. 
195: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #39

195: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #39

2017-03-2401:03:26

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

194: Gimme A Break!

2017-03-0959:06

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

193: Under the Sea

2017-02-2001:07:092

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
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Bradley Turney

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jun 10th
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Lindsay Z

omg. I have missed this show so much. I am SO EXCITED!

May 25th
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Octoberon

y'all have no idea how happy it makes me to see the little orange 1 over your icon nowadays

May 12th
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Octoberon

Are you back?! oh my God are you BACK?!

Apr 30th
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Patrick DiGiovanni

I miss this podcast so much!

Nov 21st
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Cece Mendoza

COME BACK

Jun 26th
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bingo

fyi I would pay a 5$ monthly subscription if y'all made new podcasts....

May 29th
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Dominic Youe

Annoyed by lack of The Specials in the music quiz... Too Much Too Young!

Apr 17th
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Lauren Svatek

Yas!! I got the Black Sabbath one!

Nov 20th
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Nyisforsuckers

are they gone again?

Aug 10th
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Becc Moore

best part of my commute to and from work!

Aug 2nd
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Toni K

Welcome Back! 😁

Jul 6th
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Brandon Farley

I can do

Jun 20th
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Parker Carbonneau

holy crap I thought your podcast was over forever welcome back !!!

May 25th
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Ahmed Bahaa

welcome back guys, we missed you

May 25th
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Nyisforsuckers

YAY! I'VE BEEN RELISTENING FOR SO LONG!

May 17th
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Whoa!!! Finally! I was about to do a 2nd round of listening... YES!!!!!

May 17th
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Jeison Ortiz López

I can't believe you're back!!! I haven't listened the last episode yet but this is amazing!!

May 17th
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Mark Spurr

Yahoo!

May 17th
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Nyisforsuckers

moar plz

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