RPadTV 3000 Episode 3: Karen Chu and Chris Kohler

Good Job Brain showrunner Karen Chu and co-host Chris Kohler are the latest guests on RPadTV 3000! I was lucky enough to know these cats when I lived in San Francisco and we were all part of the games media. At the time, Karen was at 1Up and Chris was at Wired. I respected them as peers and enjoyed their company as friends. One of their favorite leisure activities was pub trivia and they were able to parlay their love of trivia into the ultra-successful podcast Good Job Brain.

In addition to sharing the story of Good Job Brain and how the podcast has evolved, Karen Chu and Chris Kohler talk to me about:

  • Karaoke memories (karaoke was one of our favorite pastimes, partially because it was the most economical way for some of our friends to drink)
  • Japanese curry (Chris Kohler is probably America’s leading expert on Japanese curry)
  • Karen Chu making awesome nerd sneakers (Mega Man! Zoidberg!)
  • Disney marathons
  • Las Vegas trips
  • The famous Elton John song “Don’t Let Your Son Go Down on Me” “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me”
  • And more

This was a fun podcast for me to host, mostly because I love both of these people and haven’t seen them in years. I believe the last time I saw Chris Kohler was at DICE 2019. As for Karen Chu, it has been much, much longer than that. It’s very cool that a “work” project allowed us to spend some time together. More importantly, for those of you that don’t know them, congratulations — you just met two cool people!

When you have a chance, please check out Good Job Brain. Also, please, please, please follow me on Facebook, YouTube, and (especially) Twitch to help the show grow. Likes, follows, subscriptions, etc. are immensely appreciated.