Episode 11 – Open Up Your Mystery Baskets

In our eleventh episode, Julia tantalizes your tastebuds with a variety of uncommon foodstuffs that have shown up on everyone’s favorite Food Network competition show. Later, try your hand [or neck?] at a quiz called “You Have Been Chopped!”

 

[Music:  1) Nic Bommarito, “Plant Food,” 2015. Courtesy of Nic Bommarito, CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 10 – You’re in a Cult (Call Your Dad)

In our tenth episode, Lauren indoctrinates us with details about a whole mess o’ cults, including one that made its way to Western New York. [Don’t worry, no Scientology here, folks!] Later, try your hand at the hardest quiz you’ve ever heard on world religions.

[Music: 1) The Cult of Dom Keller, “Broken Arm of God,” 2016. Courtesy of The Cult of Dom Keller, CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 09 – Absolutely Radiant

In our ninth episode, Julia illuminates us about the life and times of Marie Skłodowska Curie, the brilliant Nobel Prize-winning scientist who discovered radium and polonium [and blasted through some glass ceilings along the way]. Later, enjoy our ten-question quiz titled “That’s Radioactive, Man!”

 

[Music:  1) The Crypts!, “Marie Curie,” 2015. Courtesy of The Crypts!, CC BY 4.0 license;  2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 08 – Strange Creatures

In our eighth episode, Lauren acquaints us with some bizarre fauna [and one exotic creature’s body part that still mystifies scientists]. Later, enjoy a ten-question quiz on “Animals–Weird or Not.”

[Music: 1) Montplaisir, “This tuning is so dramatic,” 2017. Courtesy of Montplaisir, CC0 1.0 Universal License; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 07 – Ain’t No Mountains High Enough

In our seventh episode, Julia guides you to several of the highest summits in the world so that you don’t have to hike there yourself. Learn some useful mountain facts [and the longest place name in the English language]. Later, enjoy our ten-question quiz titled “Purple Mountains Majesty”!

 

[Music:  1) Monroe Brothers (Charles and Bill), “On Some Foggy Mountain Top,” 1936.  2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 06 – Fashion Kills

In our sixth episode, Lauren takes us on a fabulous journey to the early haute couture ateliers of Europe [and divulges to us how Coco Chanel was “a piece of work”]. Later, enjoy a ten-question quiz titled “Fashion Kills”!

 

[Music: 1) Keith Jars, “Aquatic Kiss,” 2017. Courtesy of Keith Jars, CC0 1.0 Universal License; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 05 – What the Dickens

In our fifth episode, Julia regales us with details about famous author Charles Dickens and summarizes all of his most important books. [Spoiler alert: There are lots of orphans and debtors’ prisons.] Later, enjoy our ten-question quiz titled “Dicks ‘N’ Charleses”!

 

[Music: 1) Lee Maddeford, “Embellir (with Les Gauchers Quintet),” 2010. Courtesy of Lee Maddeford, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license.  2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 04 – Project Apollo, or, Dads in Spaaaace!

Houston, we’ve had a problem here… In our fourth episode, Lauren enlightens us on the numerous Apollo missions planned and executed by NASA.  Find out how astronauts are like dads [and which ones are responsible for some lunar graffiti]. Then, enjoy a ten-question quiz on SPAAAACE!

[Music: 1) Anonymous420, “I n t e r s t e l l a r   C a p i t a l i s m,” 2017. Courtesy of Anonymous420, CC0 1.0 Universal License; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 03 – Intoxicating Liquors

In our third episode, Julia shares highlights of the temperance movement in the U.S. [honestly, more thrilling than it sounds!], followed by the Constitutional amendments which bookended Prohibition. Later, enjoy our ten-question quiz on Potent Potables!

[Music: 1) Paul Biese Novelty Orchestra, “Mystery!,” 1919; 2) Golden Gate Orchestra, “Charleston (Fox Trot),” 1925; 3) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 02 – Faces in Places

In our second episode, Lauren talks about how her new favorite Netflix show sent her down a wiki-hole on pareidolia. Then, enjoy our ten-question quiz on General Trivia You Should Know!

[Music: 1) Anonymous420, “W o r k   M u s i c,” 2017. Courtesy of Anonymous420, CC0 1.0 Universal License; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]