Jason Hartman is joined by host and quiz master of Good Job, Brain!, Karen Chu. Karen founded a trivia podcast as a hobby, joined by her pub trivia team, because they just love sharing trivia with otherJason Hartman is joined by host and quiz master of Good Job, Brain!, Karen Chu. Karen founded a trivia podcast as a hobby, joined by her pub trivia team, because they just love sharing trivia with others. Karen relates how important being passionate about your genre and your topics is to successful podcasting.

She feels a podcast is convenient because the audio can be listened to in the car, at the gym, wherever a person may be and whenever they are able to listen. Though the podcast is not monetized at this point, she was able to raise enough money through a Kickstarter initiative to start the show. Karen shares the steps she took to get her podcast up and running. Karen looked at successful and failed podcast projects to see what did and didn’t work, and armed with her research, she factored in what audiences were drawn to for her Kickstarter project, including catchy graphics and videos. From this, the Good Job, Brain! podcast was born. With over 100,000 unique downloads on iTunes, having been featured on iTunes home page, and 157 reviews in seven shows in almost three months, Karen’s podcast is proof that a brand new podcast can become successful quickly with a little upfront research.

Karen Chu and her teammates have been playing pub quiz trivia in San Francisco for several years. They are a pretty solid group, noting that their success all comes down to teamwork. Karen founded Good Job, Brain! because she is sure there are people out there who share her team’s unusual obsession with trivia. Good Job, Brain! is a free weekly audio podcast that’s part quiz show, part offbeat news, and all awesome. Karen and her team bring interesting mental nutrition to their listening audience, while having fun doing something they love.s. Karen relates how important being passionate about your genre and your topics is to successful podcasting.