Episode 90 – It’s Not Easy Being Green: Frogs

In our 90th episode, Lauren grabs the bull(frog) by the horns and gives us the lowdown on those tailless amphibians affectionately known as “frogs.” [Yinz still like weird creature stuff, right?] Later, enjoy a quiz about other jumping animals!

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[Music: 1) Three Dog Night, “Joy to the World,” 1970; 2)  Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 88 – Trivia, But Make It FASHION

In our 88th episode, Lauren revisits the world of fashion– this time teaching us the ways of designers from the 1970s. [It was truly the decade of pants, btw.] Later, enjoy a quiz called “Studio 54”!

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[Music: 1) Lady Gaga, “Donatella,” 2013; 2)  Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 86 – A Series Of Series, Part 1: The Duneverse

In our 86th episode, Lauren partakes in the spice mélange and summarizes all six original Dune books to [a slightly horrified and definitely confused] Julia. Later, enjoy a quiz called “The Spice Must Flow”!

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[Music: 1) Fatboy Slim, “Weapon of Choice,” 2000; 2)  Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 84 – London’s Burning

In our 84th episode, Lauren experiences a burning desire to discuss the Great Fire of London. [Let’s all retroactively name “London in 1666” the Official Worst Place To Live ™ .] Later, enjoy “A Quiz on Other Hot Things”!

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[Music: 1) “London’s Burning,” The Clash, 1977; 2)  Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 79 – What Are You, Some Kind of Rembrandt? (P-ART 4: Picasso’s Hot Flames of Knowledge)

In our 79th episode, Lauren finishes sketching out this P-ART series with a chapter on everyone’s favorite modern artist, Pablo Picasso. (Btw, not all of his works are portraits with the facial parts all jumbled… Also, he was kind of a jerk!) Later, enjoy a quiz called “Un cuestionario sobre españa (A Quiz About Spain)”!

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[Music: 1) The Modern Lovers, “Pablo Picasso,” 2010; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 77 – What Are You, Some Kind of Rembrandt? (P-ART 3: The Frenchmen)

In our 77th episode (and third installment in her “P-ART” series), Lauren impresses tout le monde with her French pronunciations and covers the lives and times of Paul Cézanne and Henri Matisse (two more Artists You Should Know). Later, enjoy a quiz on French movies!

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[Music: 1) Edith Piaf, “Non, je ne regrette rien,” 1960; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 75 – What Are You, Some Kind of Rembrandt? (P-ART 2: The Van Gogh-ing)

In our 75th episode, Lauren paints us a portrait of another Artist You Should Know– it’s time to lend an ear and learn all about Vincent Van Gogh. Later, enjoy a quiz called “Sunflowers and Starry Nights”!

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[Music: 1) Sir Georg Solti , Chicago Symphony Orchestra , 1980, “Pictures at an Exhibition,” Modest Mussorgsky; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 73 – What Are You, Some Kind of Rembrandt? (P-ART 1)

In our 73rd episode, Lauren draws upon her vast art history knowledge to sketch out the lives (and well-known works) of three Artists You Should Know. Later, enjoy a quiz called “There’s No Right Way to Write a Quiz”!

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[Music: 1) Max Richter, Vivaldi’s “Spring 1,” 2012;  2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 71 – The Craft So Long to Learn

In our 71st episode, Lauren fabricates a lesson all about the international movement for a return to craftsmanship in decorative and fine arts from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. [Get ready to feel inspired by wood and natural shapes.] Later, enjoy a quiz also called “Arts and Crafts”!

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[Music: 1) Sussex Folk Trio Music Video, 2011, via YouTube;  2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 69 – Kardashian Konfidential: For Trivia Purposes Only

In our sixty-ninth episode, Lauren bravely goes where no trivia podcast before us has dared: to keep up with the Kardashians. [You know, for TRIVIA PURPOSES ONLY.] Later, enjoy a quiz with such a punny title we don’t want to spoil it in the ep notes. And stick around for a fun segment from our friends Jeff, Ken, Matt, and Neal from the Triviality Podcast!

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[Music: 1) Kim Kardashian, “Jam (Turn It Up),” 2011.  2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]