Season 4 of FunkQuest opened with 3 time semi-finalist, two time finalist but never actual winner, number 1 Barbara Braendlein. Funking up was newcomer and number 16 seed, JR Reed.

Or just listen to the audio below

We still do ladies first on FunkQuest, and in any event, it was good to show the new guy the ropes.

Question 1
Barb chose the row of bikes.
Where do you keep your trophys/medals/certificates?
Barb confessed that she was the kind of person that never won any medals trophies or certificates as a child (or adult).
But that if she ever won FunkQuest, the trophy (or lack of) would have pride of place in her house.
JR chose that most American of things. The big red car.
Who would you want with you in the nuclear bunker?
We agreed that this would be for a couple of hundred years at least so the correct choice is required.
JR picked the rapper Snoop Dog and a porn star. (Probably a bad combination...)

Question 2
Barb picked the Daffodils.
Who would you want to be the narrator of your life story?
Barb picked her partner on the FunkQuest tag team challenge, Liverpool's finest Phil Pelucha.
JR picked the pen and paper.
How many capital cities have you been to?
There was a good initial confirmation from JR - did we mean state capitals or national capitals?
He recounted Monaco and Tel Aviv (right before the 1979 The Egypt–Israel treaty signed by Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin).

Question 3
Barb picked the plastic yoghurt pots
When did someone apologise to you?
After going to a family event the day before, Barb said her children were the last people to apologise (for being tired...)
Great kids...
JR picked the cake.
Which job won't exist in a years time?
JR has a Samsung dishwasher which has malfunctioned and the customer service support is via text. #fail
So, after a short discussion, any kind of customer service or interaction with the public.

Question 4
Barb picked the football (after a discussion, of course with North Americans about what they actually called this).
How many takes aways did you have last month?
Barb said one. Pizza. They were trying out the Uber Eats app.
JR picked the haunted house.
How many times a week do you hoover up?
JR said it depended on the weather. He lives in a log cabin in Missouri.

Question 5.
Barb picked the bevy of swans.
Where is the comfiest place you have ever been?
Barb recounted a hotel in Salt Lake City with a bed and bedroom over looking the mountains.JR picked the Umbrellas
Where do you prefer to watch something? Live or on TV?
Being autistic, JR said he needed to watch for noise, bright lights and too many sensory stimulations.

What are the FUNKQUEST rules?

FunkQuest is a fun interactive online game that features five rounds. Each player selects the icon which most tweaks their interest.  Each Funky icon has a Funky question.
The question shown may or may not be related to the icon.

SO potential Funksters have to think on their feet. The winner is decided by the audience and goes through to the next round.

What's so good about FUNKQUEST ?

Funky Thinkers know that IDEAS only come from free-flowing CONVERSATION.
Listening (without prejudice) to new ideas and speakers from outside your usual network truly qualifies as FUNKY.
Each question has a strict time limit. So no multi-headed long and complicated self indulgent stories to endure.  Just short punchy bite-sized truly Funky ideas, as we GET THE FUNK OUT!

One of these FUNKSTERS is through to the QUARTER FINALS of FunkQuest - Season 4. But who? YOU decide.

To vote for your favourite FUNKSTER in FunkQuest is easy...

1. Listen or watch the episode from start to finish.

2. Take note of which FUNKSTER gives you the biggest insight, idea, thought or suggestion.

3. Follow the instructions on how to vote at the end of the show.

4. Follow along with #funkquest.

The winning FUNKSTER in this case goes through to the QUARTER FINAL of FunkQuest - Season 4.

Voting closes 12 noon UK/Big Ben time Friday 12th November 2021

  • As someone who has been messed around by customer service of large corporations, I am voting for JR. I feel his pain over the dishwasher service.

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