4 episodes

Jamie Loftus takes you through her year in the high-IQ Mensa society, from taking the test as a joke to spending the Fourth of July with 2000 angry Mensans in Phoenix. Chaos reigns, but at least it tests well.

My Year in Mensa iHeartPodcasts

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 199 Ratings

Jamie Loftus takes you through her year in the high-IQ Mensa society, from taking the test as a joke to spending the Fourth of July with 2000 angry Mensans in Phoenix. Chaos reigns, but at least it tests well.

    Episode 1: IQ and the Average Girl

    Episode 1: IQ and the Average Girl

    Welcome to My Year in Mensa, episode one!
    NOTE: ALL NAMES IN THIS PIECE HAVE BEEN CHANGED. This is a first-person account based on my own writing and experience within the group, and the rest is sourced below. If you have further questions, feel free to reach out at myyearinmensa@gmail.com.

    Theme song by Sadie Dupuis (@sad13)
    Featuring the voices of Miles Gray, Caitlin Durante, Jacquis Neal, Anna Hossnieh, Danl Goodman, Ify Nwadiwe, Dani Fernandez, Maggie Mae Fish, Shereen Lani-Younes, Isaac Taylor, and Jack O'Brien.

    Music used in this episode:
    "Through the Crystal" by Jeremy Blake: from the free YouTube Audio Library"Absolutely Nothing" by Jeremy Blake: from the free YouTube Audio Library"Lost and Found" by Jeremy Blake: from the free YouTube Audio LibraryEric Andre goes to Mensa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-pAWbqdyuY"Welcome to HorrorLand Kevin MacLeod" (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    All sources for this series can be found at: http://jamieloftusisinnocent.com/myyearinmensasources

    --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jamie-loftus/message

    • 38 min
    Episode 2: Phoenix in July

    Episode 2: Phoenix in July

    Welcome to My Year in Mensa, episode two!
    NOTE: ALL NAMES IN THIS PIECE HAVE BEEN CHANGED. This is a first-person account based on my own writing and experience within the group, and the rest is sourced below. If you have further questions, feel free to reach out at myyearinmensa@gmail.com.
    Theme song by Sadie Dupuis (@sad13)
    Featuring the voices of Miles Gray, Caitlin Durante, Jacquis Neal, Anna Hossnieh, Danl Goodman, Ify Nwadiwe, Dani Fernandez, Maggie Mae Fish, Shereen Lani-Younes, Isaac Taylor, and Jack O'Brien.
    Music used in this episode:
    "Through the Crystal" by Jeremy Blake: from the free YouTube Audio Library "Absolutely Nothing" by Jeremy Blake: from the free YouTube Audio Library "Lost and Found" by Jeremy Blake: from the free YouTube Audio Library"Run Amok" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)"Onion Capers" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)"Sightlines" by Jeremy Blake: from the free YouTube Audio Library "Official National Anthem" by Jingle Punks: from the free YouTube Audio Library "Pixelland" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.comLicense: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)"Welcome to HorrorLand Kevin MacLeod" (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
    All sources for this series can be found at: http://jamieloftusisinnocent.com/myyearinmensasources
    --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jamie-loftus/message

    • 38 min
    Episode 4: Scottish Hooters and the Death of the Mensa Slut

    Episode 4: Scottish Hooters and the Death of the Mensa Slut

    Welcome to My Year in Mensa, episode final!
    NOTE: ALL NAMES IN THIS PIECE HAVE BEEN CHANGED. This is a first-person account based on my own writing and experience within the group, and the rest is sourced below. If you have further questions, feel free to reach out at myyearinmensa@gmail.com.
    Theme song by Sadie Dupuis (@sad13)
    Featuring the voices of Miles Gray, Caitlin Durante, Jacquis Neal, Anna Hossnieh, Danl Goodman, Ify Nwadiwe, Dani Fernandez, Maggie Mae Fish, Shereen Lani-Younes, Isaac Taylor, and Jack O'Brien.
    Music used in this episode:
    "Through the Crystal" by Jeremy Blake: from the free YouTube Audio Library  "Absolutely Nothing" by Jeremy Blake: from the free YouTube Audio Library  "Lost and Found" by Jeremy Blake: from the free YouTube Audio Library"Highland, Bagpipe, Joyful Song": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_ZqBSq7_GALicensed to YouTube by Epidemic Sound (on behalf of Epidemic Sound); Epidemic Sound Publishing"Scheming Weasel (faster version)" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)"Clean Soul" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)  License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)“Your Call" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)"The Time of My Life" Karaoke (Fair Use): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGAW18eoevk"Pixelland" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)  License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)"Official National Anthem" by Jingle Punks: from the free YouTube Audio Library
    All sources for this series can be found at: http://jamieloftusisinnocent.com/myyearinmensasources
    --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jamie-loftus/message

    • 44 min
    Episode 3: Hotel Meetings, Mead Guys and MAGA Hats

    Episode 3: Hotel Meetings, Mead Guys and MAGA Hats

    Welcome to My Year in Mensa, episode three!
    NOTE: ALL NAMES IN THIS PIECE HAVE BEEN CHANGED. This is a first-person account based on my own writing and experience within the group, and the rest is sourced below. If you have further questions, feel free to reach out at myyearinmensa@gmail.com.
    Theme song by Sadie Dupuis (@sad13)
    Featuring the voices of Miles Gray, Caitlin Durante, Jacquis Neal, Anna Hossnieh, Danl Goodman, Ify Nwadiwe, Dani Fernandez, Maggie Mae Fish, Shereen Lani-Younes, Isaac Taylor, and Jack O'Brien.
    Music used in this episode:
    "Through the Crystal" by Jeremy Blake: from the free YouTube Audio Library "Absolutely Nothing" by Jeremy Blake: from the free YouTube Audio Library "Lost and Found" by Jeremy Blake: from the free YouTube Audio LibrarySheldon Cooper Sexist Joke: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMQZuBytY4Q"Unseen Horrors" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)"Pooka" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)"Scheming Weasel (faster version)" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)"Pixelland" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
    All sources for this series can be found at: http://jamieloftusisinnocent.com/myyearinmensasources
    --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jamie-loftus/message

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
199 Ratings

199 Ratings

SSJSES ,

And I liked the sound effects too - so there!

I really appreciated the honesty with which she approached describing the people she encountered and the encounters themselves, as well as the way she left the tensions in their personalities, opinions, and behaviour unresolved.

pauljwb ,

Loftus offers true POV

Here after finding one of Loftus’ other podcast. Great tempo, fairly presented, funny and informative I will continue to seek out all of her work. We must protect her at all costs 😭

CD1970CD1970 ,

Could be better

I would have stuck it out had it not been for the air horn and the jeopardy buzzer. They grated on my nerves enough that I had to quit.

Top Podcasts In Society & Culture

CBC Podcasts
iHeartPodcasts
Glennon Doyle & Cadence13
American Public Media
CBC Podcasts
CNN

You Might Also Like

iHeartPodcasts and Cool Zone Media
iHeartPodcasts
Sarah Marshall
chelsey weber-smith
Slate Podcasts
Sarah Marshall + Alex Steed