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.

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    • 4.7 • 1.6K 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
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

Nyarl de la Thotep ,

Consistent

With everything else I’ve heard from the many former members that had to leave a community because of the nutballs swinging their nutsacks (metaphorically). I’ve heard from a hundred former members that these experiences are unfortunately common and seem unlikely to change. Not really so smart after all but well infiltrated perhaps.

lbw2739183 ,

Fantastic real life story of a troll mob

You can really tell which of these reviews were written by the Mensa mob…..

Griffin Kay ,

Yes please

I was on the fence until I heard the first of many rap air horns.

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