Tue, 29 October 2013
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
Direct download: GJB_084_halloween.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:18pm PDT
Wed, 23 October 2013
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..."
Direct download: GJB_083_up.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:12am PDT
Tue, 15 October 2013
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!
Direct download: GJB_minishow_chriswedding.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:51pm PDT
Wed, 9 October 2013
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
Direct download: GJB_082_bodymod.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33am PDT
Tue, 1 October 2013
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!
Direct download: GJB_081_danger.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:34pm PDT