20 episodes

A podcast where panelists compete to entertain the audience while answering unusual general knowledge questions posed by The Professor, our host Dr. Jerry C. Jaffe. Grades are awarded and each episode ends with the top student winning the coveted classroom prize, The Golden Banana.

Gold Star Classroom Dr. Jerry C. Jaffe

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A podcast where panelists compete to entertain the audience while answering unusual general knowledge questions posed by The Professor, our host Dr. Jerry C. Jaffe. Grades are awarded and each episode ends with the top student winning the coveted classroom prize, The Golden Banana.

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    This is our season 3 finale, and what a
    special episode it is.  Recorded
    live, backstage at the world famous Bay Street Theatre, home club of Lady
    Chablis as well as the Savannah Comedy Revue.  This episode was recorded in a short break after a comedy
    show and before a wonderful transvestite burlesque show, and what wild and fun
    scene it was.  Everyone there was
    fun and gracious to be around!  Now, back to class! 
    Do any of these luminaries’ students have a heart, and if so, do they
    know anything about it???  And
    then, questions about a mysterious and famous rock band form the 60s and
    tidbits of trivia about Georgia (and, so it seems, Illinois!).  Who will shine out when all around is
    dark, and win themselves the coveted classroom prize, the Golden Banana?



    Charlie Weiner is a legendary comedian
    and musician, known best for his classic record 12 inches of Weiner!



    Matt Theisen is an actor, teacher, and
    fight coordinator who once got kicked in the chest by an overeager actor, and
    who is currently building his own farm.



    Thom Paris is producer of the Savannah
    Comedy Revue!

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    Record atthe Barnes & Nobles in Mentor (thanks Chad!).  It is comic book expert Chris Lambert versus actor andcomputer engineer Eric Jaffe (no relation!).  One of them may actually be a living fossil, if either ofthem can figure out what a living fossil is!  And when Mel Brooks portrayed Governor William J. LePetomane in Blazing Saddles, hischaracter’s name was an homage to famous Moulan Rouge performer—does anybodyremember this famous old-timer!  Ifthey do, maybe they will win today’s coveted classroom prize, the GoldenBanana!

    ChrisLambert is an author, actor, comic book expert who once sang with Bad Finger(and I do mean, ONCE!).  Follow hiswork on-line here: http://e-comicsgazette.com/

    Eric Jaffeis an actor currently touring his one-man show C-, as seen here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/c-1.3672720

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    A greatgroup of students gathered during the blizzard of ’15 to answer questions aboutanimal science, celebrity gossip, and Viking lore.  Are any of my students listening at home diurnal, and if so,are you diurnal enough to win the coveted classroom prize, the Golden Banana?

    Dr. Zane Johnson is an Associate Professor of Biology at Lake Erie College.

    Mark Riccadonna is a comedian, actor and storyteller whsoe biggest influence is quizmaster Donnie Smith. 

    SteveFielder is an actor, comedian, and fire performer.  He runs the CLE Improv troop.  Find him on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/steve.fielder.7?fref=ts

    • 28 min
    Season 3 Episode 9

    Season 3 Episode 9

    Recorded at the famous Mojo’s Comedy Cellar in Youngstown, Ohio.  These students have to deal with solar weather and movie villains.  Do you know who the American Film Institute voted the number 1 villain in American film history?  If you do, maybe YOU could win the coveted classroom prize, the Golden banana!

    • 31 min
    Season 3 Episode 8

    Season 3 Episode 8

    These student’s are a classroom full of asterisks!  “What is with the number two?” has a very different meaning in this context.  And if anyone knows what an “ampersand” is they may win today’s Nerd Prize!  As astronomy nerds, we all love Mars and Venus,  but what do you know about them?  And if anyone can get their head out of their asterisk they will win the coveted classroom prize, the Golden Banana.  Recorded live at Grumpy Dave’s in Bowling Green!

    • 28 min
    Season 3 Episode 7

    Season 3 Episode 7

    A special episode recorded at the famous Beachwood Ballroom in Cleveland, OH.  These are some top-notch learned (ie nerdy) students, and the Nerd Prize will definitely be up for grab!  We have fun testing this class on topics like world population statistics, space utilization, and truly true originals of the superstitions related to Friday the 13th.  And, in the end, only one can receive the coveted classroom prize, the Golden Banana.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

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everybodytothelimit ,

I love Gold Star Classroom!

Interesting and funny, 10/10 would recommend.

tslow ,

Best thing I've ever heard

Great podcast cool idea