The Collective Brain Podcast

The flagship show of the network.  The one that started it all.  The cast may change, the segments may change, but it’s always guaranteed to be a good time.

 

Season 1 ran for twenty episodes that started on February 22, 2011 and finished on July 5, 2011.  The hosts were Jason and Jimmy.

Episode 1  (2.22.11) – Inaugural show

Episode 2  (3.2.11) – Bollywood, Aunt Jane’s Famous Bacon Recipe, Great Illustrated Classics

Episode 3 (3.8.11) – First guest host, Ken – G.H.O.St Klub

Episode 4 (3.15.11) – Isthmus interview with Harry (part 1)

Episode 5 (3.22.11) – Isthmus interview with Harry (part 2)

Episode 6 (3.29.11) – Comet Hale-Bopp, Iridium flares

Episode 7 (4.5.11) – Guest host Ken – G.H.O.St Klub

Episode 8 (4.12.11) – Guest host JP – Stream of Unconsciousness I

Episode 9 (4.19.11) – Guest host Ken – The circus, Stream of Unconsciousness II

Episode 10 (4.26.11) – Guest host Harry – Stream of Unconsciousness III

Episode 11 (5.3.11) – Surfing the internet, Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work

Episode 12 (5.10.11) – Guest host Ken – Hunting & Fishing episode

Episode 13 (5.17.11) – Guest host JP – Superman, Joe Chin celebrity interview

Episode 14 (5.24.11) – Daisy the pig, Stream of Unconsciousness IV

Episode 15 (5.31.11) – Memorial Day, Stream of Unconsciousness V

Episode 16 (6.7.11) – Hollywood, video games

Episode 17 (6.14.11) – Television extravaganza and discussion with Harry, Nikki and Michael

Episode 18 (6.21.11) – Coal Festival and a wedding

Episode 19 (6.28.11) – Guest host JP – Stream of Unconsciousness VI

Episode 20 (7.5.11) – “Freedom” episode

Following season 1, Jason kept the feed active by posting “bonus” episodes consisting of behind-the-scenes material and previously unaired segments.  This run of extra episodes became known as season 1.5

Season One Finale Video (7.12.11) – A video released for the end of season 1.  This was also considered to be episode 20-1.

Episode 20-2 Video (7.26.11) – Jimmy and Jason recorded a short episode and this video was created using the audio

Episode 20-3 (8.2.11) – This was the pre-show recording from episode 12, the Hunting & Fishing episode with guest host Ken

Episode 20-4 (8.9.11) – The raw recordings (including bloopers) of three different Brain Theatre segments

Episode 20-5 (8.16.11) – Pre- and post-show recordings from episode 10 with guest host Harry

Episode 20-6 (8.23.11) – Pre- and post-interview recordings from the Isthmus interview with Harry from episodes 4 and 5

Episode 20-7 (8.30.11) – The first of several pilot episodes recorded.  The first recording of The Collective Brain and the last “summer bonus episode.”

Season 2 ran for twelve episodes that started on September 7, 2011 and finished on November 22, 2011.  The hosts were Jason and Ken.  Even though it was a new season, the episode numbers continued where season 1 left off.

Episode 21 (9.7.11) – Bowling, Burning Man Festival

Episode 22 (9.14.11) – Sol Rosenberg talks about the free cruise he won

Episode 23 (9.21.11) – Talk Like A Pirate Day

Episode 24 (9.28.11) – The arrival of fall, the break up of R.E.M.

Episode 25 (10.5.11) – Guest hosts JP and Darrin – Blacksmithing

Episode 26 (10.11.11) – Jason’s birthday, Netflix/Qwikster

Episode 27 (10.18.11) – Fall weenie roast

Episode 28 (10.26.11) – Gadhafi is dead, G.H.O.St Klub investigation

Episode 29 (11.2.11) – Halloween Spooktacular

Episode 30 (11.9.11) – Guest host Harry – various news items

Episode 31 (11.16.11) – Guest host Jimmy – Bahamas cruise

Episode 32 (11.22.11) – Guest host Harry – Thanksgiving

A month following the season 2 finale episode, they got together and recorded a Christmas Special.  This episode was categorized as season 2.5

2011 Christmas Special (12.23.11) – Jason, Ken, Harry and Nikki play a Christmas game

Season 3 ran for twelve episodes that started on February 22, 2012 and ended on May 10, 2012.  The hosts were Jay, Ken and Harry.

Episode 33 (2.22.12) – Return to the airwaves

Episode 34 (3.1.12) – Trivia nights and the new Celebrity Match-Up segment

Episode 35 (3.8.12) – The newest Guardian Ambassador and the new Beverage Talk segment

Episode 36 (3.15.12) – Guest host Mike – Space Station interview

Episode 37 (3.22.12) – Guest host Brad – Muffin Loaf reunion SUPER-SIZED show

Episode 38 (3.29.12) – Brad joins the show late – the British Isles

Episode 39 (4.5.12) – 23rd anniversary of the Traveling Deengelburys

Episode 40 (4.12.12) – Brad returns – Interview with Squatchy and Chopper Dan

Episode 41 (4.19.12) – Mike, Brad and Joe are the guests – Interview with Angry Elmo

Episode 42 (4.26.12) – Brad returns – Interview with Skeeter Jones, the Voice of the Collective Brain

Episode 43 (5.4.12) – Brad returns – Our 2012 Summer Movie Preview

Episode 44 (5.10.12) – Brad returns – The season finale with a huge list of special guests

Following season 3, a bonus episode was released every two weeks to give the listeners something to listen to during the show’s summer break.  These episodes were collectively known as season 3.5

Episode 44-2 (5.24.12) – outtakes and bloopers from the season 3 finale

Episode 44-3 (6.7.12) – Season 3 pilot episode #1 (3 edits)

Episode 44-4 (6.21.12) – Season 3 pilot episode #2 (3 edits)

Episode 44-5 (7.5.12) – Friday, December 10, 1976

Episode 44-6 (7.19.12) – A lesson in donkeys

Episode 44-7 (8.2.12) – Chemistry

Episode 44-8 (8.16.12) – Mr. Pig taste test

Episode 44-9 (8.30.12) – Illinois State Fair coverage

Season 4 ran for twelve episodes that started on September 27, 2012 and ended on December 13, 2012.  The hosts were Jay, Ken, Harry and Brad.

Episode 45 (9.27.12) – Our 2012 Summer Movie Review

Episode 46 (10.4.12) – Commercial haunted houses

Episode 47 (10.11.12) – Corrine joins Jay and Brad as they discuss legendary scary creatures

Episode 48 (10.18.12) – EVP’s captured by G.H.O.St. Klub

Episode 49 (10.25.12) – season 2 Throwback Episode with Jay and Ken

Episode 50 (11.1.12) – 50th episode anniversary – the history of Halloween

Episode 51 (11.8.12) – Disney’s acquisition of all things Lucas

Episode 52 (11.15.12) – Nikki joins Jay and Brad as they discuss favorite types of art

Episode 53 (11.22.12) – Thanksgiving

Episode 54 (11.29.12) – The first free-form episode

Episode 55 (12.6.12) – The second free-form episode

Episode 56 (12.13.12) – The season finale

Immediately following the season 4 finale episode, they got together and recorded a Christmas Special.  One additional bonus episode aired between seasons 4 and 5.  These episodes were categorized as season 4.5

2012 Christmas Special (12.20.12) – Jay, Ken, Harry, Brad and Mike enjoy Christmas

Episode 56-2 (01.03.13) – Collection of season 4 intros

Season 5 ran for twelve episodes that started on September 27, 2012 and ended on December 13, 2012.  The hosts were Jay, Ken, Harry and Brad.

Episode 57 (02.25.13) – Disney Star Wars update

Episode 58 (03.04.13) – Cities we’ve visited or want to visit

Episode 59 (03.11.13) – Toys and games from our youth

Episode 60 (03.18.13) – Fast food discussion

Episode 61 (03.25.13) – What are the real causes of violence and bullying in school today?, guest host Mike

Episode 62 (04.01.13) – Vehicles we’ve owned, guest host Mike

Episode 63 (04.08.13) – Theme parks

Episode 64 (04.15.13) – Time travel destinations

Episode 65 (04.22.13) – Collectible cards

Episode 66 (04.29.13) – Muffin Loaf 10th Anniversary Reunion

Episode 67 (05.06.13) – Concerts we’ve seen

Episode 68 (05.13.13) – Our earliest television memories

Following season 5, a bonus episode was released every two weeks to give the listeners something to listen to during the show’s summer break.  These episodes were collectively known as season 5.5

Episode 68-2 (05.27.13) – Season 5 Squatchy Spectacular

Episode 68-3 (06-10-13) – Jay’s “Iron Man 3” review

Episode 68-4 (06-24-13) – Season 5 deleted scenes (part 1 of 2)

Episode 68-5 (07-08-13) – Season 5 deleted scenes (part 2 of 2)

Episode 68-6 (07-22-13) – 2013 Summer Movie Talk

Episode 68-7 (08-05-13) – Season 5 advertisers

Episode 68-8 (08-19-13) – Season 5 Pilot episode

Season 6 ran for twelve episodes that started on September 9, 2013 and ended on December 2, 2013.  The hosts were Jay, Ken, Harry and Brad.

Episode 69 (09.09.13) – Our summer vacation

Episode 70 (09.16.13) – What would be our perfect day

Episode 71b (09.30.13) – Vinyl records

Episode 72 (10.07.13) – The Scary Movie Episode

Episode 73 (10.14.13) – The Halloween Costume Episode

Episode 74 (10.21.13) – The Universal Monsters Episode

Episode 75 (10.28.13) – The Scary TV Show Episode

Episode 76 (11.04.13) – The Spooky Music and Sounds Episode

Episode 77 (11.11.13) – Our first jobs

Episode 78 (11.18.13) – Movie soundtracks

Episode 79 (11.25.13) – The JFK assassination

Episode 80 (12.02.13) – Black Friday

Following season 6, the traditional Christmas Special was recorded.  This was followed by additional unreleased material during the show’s winter break.  These episodes were collectively known as season 6.5

2013 Christmas Special (12.23.13) – Jay brings back original Collective Brain co-host Jimmy

Episode 80-2 (01-06-14) – Season 6 Squatchy Spectacular

Episode 80-3 (01-20-14) – Season 6 Pilot episode

Episode 80-4 (01-27-14) – The Collective Brain Cathartic Crate unboxing video

Episode 80-5 (02-10-14) – Season 6 Pilot Episode Contest winner…

Season 7 began on February 24, 2014, and ended on May 19, 2014.  The hosts were Jay, Ken, Harry, Brad and Jimmy (kind of).

Episode 81 (02-24-14)

Episode 82 (03-03-14)

Episode 83 (03-10-14)

Episode 84 (03-17-14)

Episode 85 (03-24-14)

Episode 86 (03-31-14)

Episode 86.5 (04-07-14)

Episode 87 (04-14-14)

Episode 88 (04-21-14)

Episode 89 (04-28-14)

Episode 90 (05-05-14)

Episode 91 (05-12-14)

Episode 92 (05-19-14)

Following season 7, a bonus episode was planned to be released every two weeks to give the listeners something to listen to during the show’s summer break.  These episodes are collectively known as season 7.5

Episode 92-2 (06-02-14) – Season 7 Pilot episode

Episode 92-3 (06-16-14) – Squatchy Spectacular #3

Episode 92-4 (06-30-14) – The Lavender Lounge

Patriotic Bonus (07-04-14) – 2014 Fourth of July Spectacular

Episode 92-5 (07-14-14) – Hubbard’s Cupboard (part 1 of 2)

Episode 92-6 (07-28-14) – Hubbard’s Cupboard (part 2 of 2)

Episode 92-7 (08-11-14) – Western Hero Complete

Episode 92-8 (08-26-14) – The Collective Brain Unboxing Video #2

Episode 92-9 (09-08-14) – The Great Salsa Taste Test

Season 8 began on September 17, 2014, and ended on December 12, 2014.  At the beginning of the season the hosts were Jay, Ken and Harry.  Around mid-season Brad returned as the fourth host.  Jimmy also guest-hosted quite a bit.

Episode 93 (09-19-14)

Episode 94 (09-26-14)

Episode 95 (10-03-14)

Episode 96 (10-10-14)

Episode 97 (10-17-14)

Episode 98 (10-24-14)

Episode 99 (10-31-14)

Episode 100 (11-07-14)

Episode 101 (11-14-14)

Episode 102 (11-21-14)

Episode 102.5 (11-28-14)

Episode 103 (12-05-14)

Episode 104 (12-12-14)

Following season 8, a bonus episode was released every two weeks to give the listeners something to listen to during the show’s winter break.  These episodes are collectively known as season 8.5

Episode 104-2 (12-19-14) – The 2014 Christmas Spectacular (messages from the Holiday Hotline)

Episode 104-3 (01-02-15) – “Name That Football Team!”

Episode 104-4 (01-16-15) – Season 8 Pilot episode

Episode 104-5 (01-30-15) – Outtakes from season 8 (pt 1)

Episode 104-6 (02-13-15) – Outtakes from season 8 (pt 2)

Season 9 began on February 27, 2015, and ended on May 15, 2015.  Regular hosts were Jay, Brad, Jimmy, and new host Martin.  Ken and Harry also hosted most of the season, but as schedules got busy they had to miss a few of the later episodes.

Episode 105 (02-27-15) – Trip to Mars

Episode 106 (03-06-15) – Greatest vacations

Episode 107 (03-13-15) – Practical jokes

Episode 108 (03-20-15) – Car troubles

Episode 109 (03-27-15) – Annoying celebrities from 2014

Episode 110 (04-03-15) – Fan clubs

Episode 111 (04-10-15) – Cigars

Episode 112 (04-17-15) – Car wrecks they’ve been in

Episode 113 (04-24-15) – Cosmetic surgery

Episode 114 (05-01-15) – Things they cook

Episode 115 (05-08-15) – Concerts

Episode 116 (05-15-15) – Streaming vs hardwired TV programming

Following season 9, a bonus episode was released every two weeks to give the listeners something to listen to during the show’s summer break.  These episodes are collectively known as season 9.5

Episode 116-2 (05-29-15) – Season 9 pilot episode

Episode 116-3 (06-12-15) – Collection of season 9 pre-show recordings

Episode 116-4 (06-26-15) – The Best of Bitter Bob Ross

Episode 116-5 (07-10-15) – The music of season 9

Episode 116-6 (07-24-15) – Collection of season 9 sound bites

Episode 116-7 (08-07-15) – Season 9 “Bored Meeting”

Season 10 began on September 4, 2015, and ended on November 20, 2015.  Regular hosts were Jay, Ken, Brad, and Jimmy, with early-season contributions from Harry and Martin. 

Episode 117 (09-04-15)

Episode 118 (09-11-15)

Episode 119 (09-18-15)

Episode 120 (09-25-15)

Episode 121 (10-02-15)

Episode 122 (10-09-15)

Episode 123 (10-16-15)

Episode 124 (10-23-15)

Episode 125 (10-30-15)

Episode 126 (11-06-15)

Episode 127 (11-13-15)

Episode 128 (11-20-15)

Following season 10, a bonus episode will occasionally be released to give the listeners something to listen to during the show’s winter break.  These episodes are collectively known as season 10.5

Episode 128-2 (12-04-15) – Season 10 pilot episode

Episode 128-3 (12-11-15) – Sound bites

Episode 128-4 (12-25-15) – The 2015 Christmas Spectacular

Episode 128-5 (01-08-16) – Season 10 “Bored Meeting”

Episode 128-6 (01-22-16) – Star Wars Ep 7 preview show

Episode 128-7 (02-05-16) – Unaired outtake clips

Season 11 began on February 26, 2016, and will continue for twelve episodes.  Regular hosts are Jay, Ken, Brad, and Jimmy.

Episode 129 (02-26-16)

Episode 130 (03-04-16)

Episode 131 (03-11-16)

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