233 episodes

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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    • 4.6 • 1.7K Ratings

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!

    224: Today is a Gift, That's Why It’s Called "The Present"

    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.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    223: Braving the Elements

    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.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    222: It Takes Two 2

    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.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Bonus Episode: Escape Rooms with Laura E. Hall!

    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!
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    • 44 min
    221: It's Another One for the Books

    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?


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    • 1 hr 6 min
    220: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #44

    220: ALL QUIZ BONANZA! #44

    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!


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    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

drbuttons ,

The podcast that got me into podcasts!

Absolutely hilarious, intelligent show! I can’t recommend it enough. It’s been years since I stumbled upon GJB while first dabbling in the podcast world. Years later, I’m an avid podcast listener of many genres, but this show remains my all time favorite.

hollycburks ,

My favorite!

I am an equal opportunity podcast listener but this show is by far my favorite! I am so happy it’s back! I never know what I’m going to learn next. Keep up the great work!

jjmorrissiey ,

Great Show!!!

I loved this show before and I am glad they are back. It’s been a long “week”!

I like trying to play along with the trivia.

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