Rank #1: H.I. #127: Very Hello Internet
Grey and Brady discuss: the annual heat wave, Plŵgpopeth, being remembered for a thousand years yet again, correctly reporting the Apollo anniversary, Grey unintentionally fuels several conspiracy theories, new airport security features and possible paranoia, sneaky sportsball corner, and Formula 1: Drive to Survive.
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Rank #2: H.I. #126: Team Woo Woo
Grey and Brady discuss: a new low for safety videos, Tesla's Auto Navigation beta, the 50th anniversary of Apollo, and meditation.
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Brady gets a new computer, words that must not be spoken, hotstopper distribution, national days, YouTube as the arbiter of truth, flat earthers, pilot announcements on flights, and gun emojis.
Rank #4: H.I. #117: Bandersnatch
Grey & Brady discuss: the total number of gifts in the Twelve Days of Christmas, floating yodas, how Twitter works, Brexit and the worst of all worlds, YouTube deletes all annotations and as God is my witness I will never forgive this treachery, Black Mirror Bandersnatch, Christmas card corner.
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Rank #5: H.I. #56: Guns, Germs, and Steel
Brady & Grey discuss: Brady goes to the doctor (or doesn't), Corporate Compensation Corner massage edition, arguments about Guns, Germs and Steel and a theory of history, breaking news about the New Zealand flag referendum, and thoughts on Making a Murderer.
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Rank #6: HI #115: Pink Flamingo
Brady and Grey discuss: Brady almost dying for The Grams, The UA2408 coverup and the 4153 conspiracy, ruling on what NASA can take into space, Brady buys an iPad Pro, The Numberphile podcast, the unsatisfying resolution of the Amazon HQ2 drama, The Australian Space Agency, and the most disliked video in YouTube's history: Rewind 2018.
Rank #7: H.I. #109: Twitter War Room
Grey and Brady discuss: complaining on Twitter and the clap emoji, laugh inflation and linguistic treadmills, the long half-life of the Hello Internet vinyl edition, Brady is a hotstopper hero, Grey is a villain, Fire in the National Museum of Brazil, Fake or Fortune and Leonardo da Vinci, Listerine on Instagram, Project Cyclops, Grey's Drama Llama theory, and YouTubers burning out.
Rank #8: H.I. #51: Appropriately Thinking It
Brady and Grey discuss: 'Sir'ing, arbitrariness, team Uber, the inevitable auto revolution, YouTube Red, setting the flag referendum date, Fiji also referendums, a potential spin-off podcast is born, recognizing great acts in service of the podcast, not bi-weekly weigh in, Grey's Dialing Down article, and subvocalization.
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Rank #9: H.I. #50: Queen of Spades
Brady and Grey discuss: a first cup of coffee, Rice Rats vs Swamphen, Brady Travels, AirBNB and the sharing economy, first thoughts on the Hello Internet Flag Referendum, Brady's refuses to play games, Hotstopper awareness auction results, the county flags of Liberia, things people happen to be doing while they are listening to the Hello Internet podcast corner, bi-weekly weigh in (YOU SHOULD CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE TEAM!), YouTube Red, and answers to some listener questions for the fiftieth episode.
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Rank #10: H.I #81: Adpocalypse
Grey + Brady discuss: CGP Grey (the penguin) update, Kindle text, listener emails, St April Fools' Day, /r/place, following the rules in sports, the YouTube ad adpocalypse and the news, and West World.
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Rank #11: H.I. #85: Another Person I've Never Heard Of
Brady and Grey discuss: more 51-star flags, Uber tipping, Disney Fast Pass, drama in Greece, Voting Drama, counting in the Gym, and Sportsball Corner.
Rank #12: H.I. #60: The Beautiful Game
Brady and Grey discuss: transporters and dying while asleep, Brady's return from The Forbidden Kingdom, hotstopper follow-up, the best month of gaming, the temptations of a smaller phone, conclusion of the Super Bowl of Flags, ye olde corporate compensation corner, and robots are coming to take your job corner.
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Rank #13: H.I. #96: The Humblehug
Grey & Brady discuss: Star Wars Lego and the Last Jedi reactions, airline safety videos revisited, rating our podcast on iTunes, social advice, Twitter advertises Twitter, rapid fire news, YouTube monetization changes and the eternal adpocalypse again, and Black Mirror Season 4: USS Callister.
Rank #14: H.I. #64: The Quiz Show
Grey and Brady discuss: poker, podcast postcards, bi-weekly auto update, flying the Nail & Gear and the Milwaukee flag, and Brady has Grey take a general knowledge / trivia quiz.
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WORLD LEADERS: Political leaders of these countries (1 point each)
- United States
- United Kingdom
- Name one current Major League Baseballer (1 point)
- Name one person who has ever played Test Cricket (1 point)
- Name four of the countries to win the Men’s World Cup of Soccer more than once (0.5 points each - 2 points max)
WORLD WAR II
- The nuclear bombs dropped on two cities in Japan at the end of WW2.
- The names of the two cities bombed (1 point each)
- Name two of the following - nicknames of either of the two bombs or the two planes that dropped them (1 point each - 2 points max)
A FAMOUS US LANDMARK
- Mount Rushmore is in which state? (1 point)
- The Four Faces carved into Mt Rushmore (0.5 each and 1 point extra for the correct order, left to right)
MUSIC: Who sings these lyrics…
When I was younger so much younger than today, I never needed anybody’s help in any way. (1 point)
Don't forget me, I beg
I'll remember you said,
Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead (1 point)
Got a long list of ex-lovers
They'll tell you I'm insane
But I've got a blank space, baby
And I'll write your name (1 point)
- German composer Beethoven’s first name (1 point)
- 14 Mountains are over 8000m.
- Name four of them (for 1 point each)
FAMOUS WIVES: Name the wives of
- Barack Obama (1 point)
- Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh (1 point)
- Brad Pitt (1 point)
- David Beckham (1 point)
- Name eight films directed by Steven Spielberg (0.5 points each)
- List the 10 largest bodies in the Solar System in descending order (2 points for the list being in descending order, 2 points for it being correct)
- YouTube was founded by three former PayPal employees…. Can you name any one of them? (1 point)
- Year of first YouTube upload (1 point)
- Name either of Reddit’s two founders (1 point)
- What University did Mark Zuckerberg attend? (1 point)
BONUS PICTURE ROUND
Rank #15: H.I. #106: Water on Mars
Grey & Brady discuss the British 'heat wave', water on Mars, Trypophobia, Kit Kat Trademarks, anti-dog discrimination, and YouTube's new news initiative and fake news.
Rank #16: H.I. #63: One in Five Thousand
Grey & Brady discuss: clapping, cheer pressure revisited, Boaty McBoatface / David Attenborough, famous explorers you should know, self-incrimination and being compelled to give testimony, impending Uber tipping, AVs/RVs/SUVs, The Leicester City Foxes fairy tale, the UK/EU referendum (Brexit), and is San Francisco the most valuable city in the world and can maybe London be second.
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Rank #17: H.I. #104: Fruitbooting
Grey and Brady discuss: the cost of platinum, Twitter-less phones, chick flicks and airpods, comments on comments on The Internet, stealing from the self-checkout machines, YouTube subscriptions, and Solo.
Rank #18: H.I. #83: The Best Kind of Prison
On this episode: The Buzz, with CGP Grey, Mother's Day, paperlove, falling out of love with Uber, Trafalgar square safety, implied copyright permission, and do we live in a simulation?
Rank #19: H.I. #91: Last Man to Die?
Grey and Brady discuss: singing, the psychology of self-checkout machines, laygo, animal emoji changes at Apple, yet more ways to be freebooted, 'nudity' on YouTube, school photos, plane crash corner, and death and immortality.
Rank #20: H.I. #69: Ex_Machina
Brady and Grey discuss: saving Grey's horological soul, how good or effective are Apple's presentations, butt dialing, freebooted Grey, YouTube demonitization, and Ex_Machina.