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My Year in Mensa

Author: iHeartPodcasts and Jamie Loftus

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Jamie Loftus takes you through her year in the high-IQ Mensa society, from taking the test as a joke to spending the Fourth of July with 2000 angry Mensans in Phoenix. Chaos reigns, but at least it tests well.
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Welcome to My Year in Mensa, episode two!NOTE: ALL NAMES IN THIS PIECE HAVE BEEN CHANGED. This is a first-person account based on my own writing and experience within the group, and the rest is sourced below. If you have further questions, feel free to reach out at myyearinmensa@gmail.com.Theme song by Sadie Dupuis (@sad13)Featuring the voices of Miles Gray, Caitlin Durante, Jacquis Neal, Anna Hossnieh, Danl Goodman, Ify Nwadiwe, Dani Fernandez, Maggie Mae Fish, Shereen Lani-Younes, Isaac Taylor, and Jack O'Brien.Music used in this episode:"Through the Crystal" by Jeremy Blake: from the free YouTube Audio Library"Absolutely Nothing" by Jeremy Blake: from the free YouTube Audio Library"Lost and Found" by Jeremy Blake: from the free YouTube Audio Library"Run Amok" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)"Onion Capers" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)"Sightlines" by Jeremy Blake: from the free YouTube Audio Library"Official National Anthem" by Jingle Punks: from the free YouTube Audio Library"Pixelland" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.comLicense: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)"Welcome to HorrorLand Kevin MacLeod" (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/All sources for this series can be found at: http://jamieloftusisinnocent.com/myyearinmensasources--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jamie-loftus/message Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome to My Year in Mensa, episode one!NOTE: ALL NAMES IN THIS PIECE HAVE BEEN CHANGED. This is a first-person account based on my own writing and experience within the group, and the rest is sourced below. If you have further questions, feel free to reach out at myyearinmensa@gmail.com.Theme song by Sadie Dupuis (@sad13)Featuring the voices of Miles Gray, Caitlin Durante, Jacquis Neal, Anna Hossnieh, Danl Goodman, Ify Nwadiwe, Dani Fernandez, Maggie Mae Fish, Shereen Lani-Younes, Isaac Taylor, and Jack O'Brien.Music used in this episode:"Through the Crystal" by Jeremy Blake: from the free YouTube Audio Library"Absolutely Nothing" by Jeremy Blake: from the free YouTube Audio Library"Lost and Found" by Jeremy Blake: from the free YouTube Audio LibraryEric Andre goes to Mensa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-pAWbqdyuY"Welcome to HorrorLand Kevin MacLeod" (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/All sources for this series can be found at: http://jamieloftusisinnocent.com/myyearinmensasources--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jamie-loftus/message Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome to My Year in Mensa, episode final!NOTE: ALL NAMES IN THIS PIECE HAVE BEEN CHANGED. This is a first-person account based on my own writing and experience within the group, and the rest is sourced below. If you have further questions, feel free to reach out at myyearinmensa@gmail.com.Theme song by Sadie Dupuis (@sad13)Featuring the voices of Miles Gray, Caitlin Durante, Jacquis Neal, Anna Hossnieh, Danl Goodman, Ify Nwadiwe, Dani Fernandez, Maggie Mae Fish, Shereen Lani-Younes, Isaac Taylor, and Jack O'Brien.Music used in this episode:"Through the Crystal" by Jeremy Blake: from the free YouTube Audio Library "Absolutely Nothing" by Jeremy Blake: from the free YouTube Audio Library "Lost and Found" by Jeremy Blake: from the free YouTube Audio Library"Highland, Bagpipe, Joyful Song": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_ZqBSq7_GALicensed to YouTube by Epidemic Sound (on behalf of Epidemic Sound); Epidemic Sound Publishing "Scheming Weasel (faster version)" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)"Clean Soul" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)“Your Call" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)"The Time of My Life" Karaoke (Fair Use): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGAW18eoevk"Pixelland" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)"Official National Anthem" by Jingle Punks: from the free YouTube Audio LibraryAll sources for this series can be found at: http://jamieloftusisinnocent.com/myyearinmensasources--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jamie-loftus/message Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome to My Year in Mensa, episode three!NOTE: ALL NAMES IN THIS PIECE HAVE BEEN CHANGED. This is a first-person account based on my own writing and experience within the group, and the rest is sourced below. If you have further questions, feel free to reach out at myyearinmensa@gmail.com.Theme song by Sadie Dupuis (@sad13)Featuring the voices of Miles Gray, Caitlin Durante, Jacquis Neal, Anna Hossnieh, Danl Goodman, Ify Nwadiwe, Dani Fernandez, Maggie Mae Fish, Shereen Lani-Younes, Isaac Taylor, and Jack O'Brien.Music used in this episode:"Through the Crystal" by Jeremy Blake: from the free YouTube Audio Library"Absolutely Nothing" by Jeremy Blake: from the free YouTube Audio Library"Lost and Found" by Jeremy Blake: from the free YouTube Audio LibrarySheldon Cooper Sexist Joke: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMQZuBytY4Q"Unseen Horrors" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)"Pooka" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)"Scheming Weasel (faster version)" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)"Pixelland" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)All sources for this series can be found at: http://jamieloftusisinnocent.com/myyearinmensasources--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jamie-loftus/message Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Comments (33)

Martin S.

I had to give up on this, the constant airhorn was driving me crazy. I'm sure it's a great story though.

Apr 14th
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Will Shogren

I really do like Jamie, she has a sort of innate gentleness that's hard to resist, even if you hate Robert Evans and the rest of that set.

May 1st
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Will Shogren

Loftis made a podcast where she pesters the most autistic dweebs on the planet in the name of feminism and pretends to have been in some sort of danger, I really like it. 😊

May 1st
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E Meany

Highly entertaining and funny. I'm going to look up more of her stuff.

Aug 7th
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InverDarr

What an enormous whinefest. Most Mensa members are white supremacists and nerds! Are you some type of nut? BTW, groups of smart people in America are also determined by SAT scores, Ivy League degrees and whether their ancestors were on the Mayflower so the nation that Mensa is unusual is nonsense. Amateur sound effects. Make a generalisation against white men = liberal, make a generalisation against black people = racism. I started off thinking that you should have called the police over the threats but that fell by the wayside very quickly.

Feb 22nd
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Leigh Collins

Came on here to say the same thing as Aaron...

Sep 3rd
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Aaron Neuhouser

@19:30 That's phrenology, not eugenics.

Sep 2nd
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Mar 17th
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אברהם פרידמן

you are wonderful

Mar 1st
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Whitney Ivanoff

This was unexpectedly very interesting and a breezy listen. Finished it in two days. Check it out, fam!

Feb 26th
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Emma Otero

this is hilarious!

Feb 24th
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Caroline Crum

Wow, really loved this story. So interesting and equally horrifying. I binge listened to this and you are a brilliant writer Jamie... Going to find your social media now. 😊

Feb 23rd
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Fernando A.

I really tried to give it a try since the story seemed so interesting. All the edits and the silly sound effects are extremely annoying.

Feb 22nd
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ethan costello

Listened in one day while doing all my laundry. Fascinating story about a great topic: everyone knows what MENSA is, no one knows much more than that. It sounds a lot like an old school Sci Fi/Fantasy con. Ha

Feb 19th
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Whitney Ivanoff

Jamie, this is appalling! Can't wait to hear the rest of your story. 😱 👍

Feb 17th
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WatchDawg

Thank you for having men do male voices and women for women. Something fucking wondery doesn't get.

Feb 17th
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WatchDawg

I find you amusing.

Feb 17th
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ABR

Fun fact: "Hoser" is slang for idiot in northern Wisconsin and the UP of Michigan. And Canada, apparently. It's actually pretty derogatory, but I find it amusing that the Firehouse members call themselves that.

Feb 16th
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beth ford

I immensely enjoy this. Funny, interesting and pretty fucking accurate of what I've experienced. The sound effects are hilarious, even the air-horns, which April seems to hate. A very entertaining listen.

Feb 14th
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Amanda Joy

the sound on this bugs out at like, 3/4 way thru

Feb 14th
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