This series is all about libsyn’s newest podcasters. Its sole purpose is to introduce these awesome podcasts to the world as well as share their podcasting insight to empower the community!
Q & A with Karen Chu from Good Job, Brain
Why did you start podcasting?
We four nerds here at Good Job, Brain! have been playing pub trivia for the past three years and we really are so passionate about learning weird facts and stories. We love finding random facts and share them with each other.
“Did you know Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey were in Red Dawn together before Dirty Dancing?! And Red Dawn was the first ever PG-13 rated movie!” “Did you know Shellac is made of residue from the shell of a lac beetle? Woah!”
We used to once work together at a game company. One of our coworkers would always bring a sack lunch that his wife packed for him, and she always included a Trivial Pursuit card in his lunch pack. We would end up eating lunch together and try to answer Trivial Pursuit questions together. As silly as it may sound, this soon caught on and more and more people joined us, and this tradition of a lunch quiz was born.
And it occurred to me then that trivia can bring people together!
What’s your show about?
Our show is part quiz show and part offbeat trivia. Our show is structured to feature different segments. We host quizzes, share our tricks of memorizing interesting facts (how to memorize all the Canadian provinces in geographical order), and every week, we share stories and findings about a specific topic.
How have you promoted your podcast?
Currently, like many others, we rely on Twitter and Facebook. Initially, we started as a Kickstarter initiative and not only did that help us get some funding, it also served as a pretty awesome promotional tool and created a lot of awareness outside our own immediate social circle. And as a fun little thing, I made us “business cards” which really are Trivial Pursuit cards affixed with a sticker label with our website address.
What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started?
The really sobering fact I’ve learned from podcasting is just how much we say “um,” “like,” and “you know.” I cannot believe how much of those filler words have woven into our spoken vocabulary!
Sometimes when I listen back to our episodes, I want to punch myself every time I mutter “uh….” Most of my time is spent editing out all of those words! But as we’re getting into the groove of things, we are getting a lot better, and practice makes, you know, perfect. 🙂
How about working your brain? Do it up by subscribing to Good Job, Brain!. If you have any questions or feedback you can reach out to gjb.podcast (at) gmail (dot) com. We’re sure they’ll be happy to hear from you!
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