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We Might Be Giant Nerds

Brooklyn's oldest opera house is the stage for a new song from special guests They Might Be Giants, and WNYC's Radiolab hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich spar over who has to have the last word.

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Our audience at the Brooklyn Academy of Music just might bust out into the Macarena. Steve McFarland hide caption

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Contestant Nicholas Coyne is overjoyed when host Ophira Eisenberg modernizes the first lines of literary classics like "Wuthering Heights." Steve McFarland hide caption

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They Might Be Giants and Jonathan Coulton believe that modern-day dramas need some theme song love, too. Steve McFarland hide caption

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Contestants Micaela Blei and Krissa Corbett Cavouras share a hug after a thrilling final round game. Steve McFarland hide caption

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