Ryan and Brian often ask questions aloud during the show, citing ignorance on the given topic. Some of these questions are directly addressed to "The Oracle". In early seasons of the show, Ryan and Brian bestowed the title of Oracle upon Mike Nothnagel, who would respond (via email) each week with answers to the previous week's questions. Beginning in Season 4, Ryan and Brian offered listeners the opportunity to become the new Oracle (as Nothnagel hadn't replied to several questions). After some debate, the title of The Oracle was given to joon pahk.