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Off the top rope for the three count fall, it’s the reigning defending champion of trivia: Go Fact Yourself!Colt Cabana is a professional wrestler who appears every week on All Elite Wrestling on TNT. Wrestling is a little different in the middle of a pandemic; but even though he can’t be in front of a crowd much, he’s found other ways to keep his audience engaged. He’ll tell us all about that and why his mother thinks of him as the “Hebrew Hunk” of wrestling.Colt takes on a fellow TV personality: Emmy-winning TV host Sukanya Krishnan. Her first day on a job was covering one of the most significant events of the last 20 years: the 9/11 terrorist attacks. But not all of her work is so serious: one of her latest projects is being the host of game show “90 Day Fiance: Love Games” on Discovery Plus -- a show J. Keith wrote!Our guests will also talk about ‘80s hits (music and movies) and winning gold (championships and Grammys).What’s the Difference: Weather or NotWhat’s the difference between weathering and erosion?What’s the difference between fog and haze?Areas of Expertise:Colt: The 1989 Chicago Cubs, First Amendment audits and the movie Over The Top.Sukanya: 1970s and 1980s TV sitcom themes, Whitney Houston trivia and Spanish slangAppearing in this episode:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongColt CabanaSukanya KrishnanWith guest experts:Steve Dorff, member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame who had #1 hit tracks across four decades.David Mendenhall, award-winning actor, producer and entertainment attorney with over 50 film credits -- including Over the Top.Go Fact Yourself was devised and produced by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, in collaboration with Maximum Fun. Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Vaccine-getting by YOU.
Ep. 84: Best of TV

Ep. 84: Best of TV

2021-05-2101:09:46

Get settled on the couch and grab some snacks: it’s another “Best Of” edition of Go Fact Yourself!As we all were stuck inside for most of the past year, TV was one of the only sources of entertainment that didn’t go away. We’ve collected some of our favorite contestants from the early episodes of the show who chose TV shows as their area of expertise.You’ll hear from tons of great guests like Cristela Alonzo, Pete Holmes and many more, as they talk about shows like “Mad Men,” “The Golden Girls,” and “Jeopardy.” Happy binging!Appearing in this episode:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongCristela Alonzo from Episode 4Pete Holmes from Episode 9Louis Virtel from Episode 17Alison Rosen from Episode 24Glen Weldon from Episode 27With guest experts:Jim Colucci, Entertainment writer, radio reporter, editor at CBS Watch magazine and author of Golden Girls Forever.Allan Havey, actor and comedian, from “Mad Men.”Jerome Vered, writer and all-time winner of “Jeopardy.”Gloria Loring, actror and singer-songwriter from “The Facts of Life.”Brian Firkus actor, singer and embodiment of drag-queen Trixie Mattel.Go Fact Yourself was devised and produced by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, in collaboration with Maximum Fun. Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Mask-wearing and vaccine-getting by YOU.
Make sure to listen to our second pledge break for a very special announcement that could put YOU on an episode of GFY...It’s all about that classic trio of music, movies and medicine this week on our second #MaxFunDrive episode of Go Fact Yourself!Justin McElroy’s podcast career spans multiple shows including the hugely popular “My Brother, My Brother and Me,” and “The Adventure Zone.” Through it all, he’s never lost sight of the things he owes his career to: a lifetime of insulting his brothers and the recently shut down Yahoo Answers service.Justin will compete against his wife Dr. Sydnee McElroy. She shows off her medical expertise on the podcast “Sawbones” (which she hosts with Justin!) and “Still Buffering” (which she hosts with her siblings). Sydnee’s also asked to display her knowledge in other unconventional places… mainly at family functions and to strangers who want her to check their moles. This episode is a special Max Fun Drive edition of trivia competition. To become a Max Fun Member and support Go Fact Yourself for as little as $5 a month, go to Maximumfun.org/joinWhat’s the difference: Oh Rob!What’s the difference between a robbery and a burglary?What’s the difference between rob and steal?Areas of ExpertiseJustin McElroy: Wood working, the show Sleep No More and the band They Might Be GiantsSydnee McElroy: Archie comics, the movie Grease 2 and making slimeAppearing in this episode:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongJustin McElroyDr. Sydnee McElroyWith guest experts:Maxwell Caulfield, actor and filmmaker with dozens of credits across Broadway, TV and film -- including Grease 2.John Linnell, founder of Brooklyn alternative rock legends They Might Be Giants.Go Fact Yourself was devised and produced by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, in collaboration with Maximum Fun. Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Mask-wearing and vaccine-getting by YOU.
Go Fact Yourself is joining forces with Politifact for the United Facts of America -- a (virtual) festival of fact checking -- May 10-13. To get 30% off tickets to the event and to see a special video edition of Go Fact Yourself, visit bit.ly/FactsFest and enter the promo code “FACTS2021” at checkout.And… make sure to listen to our second pledge break for a very special announcement that could put YOU on an episode of GFY...Whether you want to sing about Summer lovin’ or the Big Bang, we’ve got you covered on this special #MaxFunDrive episode of Go Fact Yourself!Dave Shumka is one of the hosts of Maximum Fun’s “Stop Podcasting Yourself,” which has been around for 13 years. While things have certainly changed in the world of podcasting, Dave says their longevity can be attributed to their show’s vague initial premise of “bland white people.”Dave’s opponent is Laura House, the voice behind one of Maximum Fun’s newest shows, “Tiny Victories.” The show is meant to be a celebration of the little things in life. Laura will explain how the podcast is a reflection of a mindset that she tries to bring into the real world. This episode is a special Max Fun Drive edition of trivia competition. To become a Max Fun Member and support Go Fact Yourself for as little as $5 a month, go to Maximumfun.org/joinWhat’s the difference: The Greenhouse EffectWhat’s the difference between a greenhouse and a hothouse?What’s the difference between “effective” and “efficacious” when referring to vaccines?Areas of Expertise:Dave Shumka: Erotic thrillers, 1990’s Canadian popular music and Dairy QueenLauar House: The movie Grease, The movie Grease 2 and Gothic English literatureAppearing in this episode:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongDave ShumkaLaura HouseWith guest experts:Tyler Stewart, drummer for the band Barenaked Ladies.Randal Kleiser, director of the film Grease.Go Fact Yourself was devised and produced by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, in collaboration with Maximum Fun. Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Mask-wearing and vaccine-getting by YOU.
Sing a Broadway hit from your favorite local landmark and get ready for the newest episode of Go Fact Yourself!Lewis Black is famous for his brand of curmudgeonly comedy. He’s been a constant presence on “The Daily Show” since it was hosted by Craig Kilborn. But despite that tenure, people are still surprised to learn that he remains part of the show now that it’s hosted by Trevor Noah. He’ll tell about how his role has changed over the years and how he got his Emmy for an unexpected reason. Lewis’s comedy special “Thanks for Risking Your Life” is available now.Helen Zaltzman is a podcaster of the highest order. She’s the host of “The Allusionist” and “Veronica Mars Investigations.” In addition to hosting her own shows, she also does her best to provide assistance to her peers with her podcaster support group. She’ll tell us about that and why her grandmother’s gravestone is one of the funniest things she’s ever seen.Our guests will answer trivia questions about big windmills for small towns and big stage roles for small meows.What’s the difference: thyme of the seasonWhat’s the difference between an herb and a spice?What’s the difference between seasoning and flavoring?Areas of Expertise:Lewis Black: 1960’s Broadway, the film Dr. Strangelove and reasons not to practice JudaismHelen Zaltzman: Old English riddles, themed towns in the United States and the TV show “Naked and AfraidAppearing in this episode:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongLewis BlackHelen ZaltzmanWith guest experts:Charlie Uhrig, mayor of Solvang, CaliforniaBetty Buckley, Tony award-winner known as “The Voice of Broadway”Go Fact Yourself was devised and produced by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, in collaboration with Maximum Fun. Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Mask-wearing and vaccine-getting by YOU.
Grab a roundtrip ticket and go for the gold, it's a brand new episode of Go Fact Yourself!Heidi Gardner is a cast member of “Saturday Night Live,” known for her kooky characters and celebrity impressions. Now that she’s in her fourth season with the show, she’s experienced it all. That includes some celebrity encounters with people she’s imitated on TV. Orlando Leyba is a stand up comedian. Between his appearances on "The Tonight Show" and his new special "Adorable," he has one goal with his comedy: to radiate joy. He’ll tell us about how that mission has led him through a fun career path...and some bizarre encounters with fans. “Adorable” is streaming now on HBO Max. Our guests will answer trivia questions about ice skating, flight taking and code breaking!What’s the difference: Code of ConductWhat’s the difference between a cipher and a code?What’s the difference between a train engineer and a train conductor?Areas of Expertise:Heidi Gardner: Figure skating, the 1992 Olympic “Dream Team” and the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles.Orlando: Airline travel hacks, the TV show “Fixer Upper” and how to make fluffy eggs.Appearing in this episode:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongOrlando LeybaHeidi GardnerWith guest experts:Gary Leff, author of the popular travel blog “View from the Wing” and co-founder of insideflyer.com.Tara Lipinski, member of the U.S. figure skating Hall of Fame who won the gold medal at the 1998 Olympics.  Go Fact Yourself was devised and produced by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, in collaboration with Maximum Fun. Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Mask-wearing and vaccine-getting by YOU.
This episode is sponsored in part by Cancer Support Community Los Angeles and their fundraising comedy game show, “Funny On Purpose” -- hosted by J. Keith! Featuring scheduled guests (and former GFY guests) Ophira Eisenberg, Laraine Newman, Mindy Sterling and more! Go to http://bit.ly/FunnyonPurpose to watch the show on April 1!You’ve been served some out-of-the park trivia on the newest episode of Go Fact Yourself! Jason Benetti is the play-by-play announcer for the Chicago White Sox, and Jason had a firsthand look at the strangest baseball season in history. Even though there weren’t any crowds, each game did showcase some not-safe-for-work dialogue from the players. Jason will tell us some of the ways he managed to cover that up for viewers and what it was like calling a no-hitter in an empty stadium. Jason’s competitor is Liz Feldman, an Emmy award-winning writer who’s worked in comedy for years. Now, she’s reached new career highs with the Netflix series “Dead to Me.” She’ll tell us all about why she’s decided to wap the show up in its third season and how she came up with the concept after a pitch meeting that was severely lacking in La Croix flavors.Our guests will answer questions about restaurants, shyness and comedy that involves puppies and courtrooms.What’s the difference: I Have ReservationsWhat’s the difference between a reservation and an appointment?What’s the difference between someone who is reserved and someone who is shy?Areas of Expertise:Jason Benetti: The book Infinite Jest, the TV show “Survivor” and the film Best in Show.Liz Feldman: The current LA Dodgers, NBC Sitcoms of the 1980s and famous lesbians.Appearing in this episode:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongLiz FeldmanJason Benetti.With guest experts:Michael Hitchcock, actor, writer and producer who’s appeared in all of Christopher Guest’s improvised films.Marsha Warfield, comedian and actor whose career spans four decades. Go Fact Yourself was devised and produced by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, in collaboration with Maximum Fun. Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Mask wearing by YOU.
**J. Keith is running for office! If you live in Los Angeles, please check out the Progressive Slate he’s on for Mid City West Neighborhood Council at mcw2021.com! Register for your ballot by March 9 and mail it in by March 16**Sing a song, watch a movie and let it go on this brand new Go Fact Yourself!Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez are an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony-winning songwriting couple. They’re best known for music they’ve made for Disney movies, including Frozen and Coco -- and now the theme music for “WandaVision!”They’ll give us a crash course on how they’ve written such memorable songs over the years -- everything from deciding which story beats demand to be sung to how to incorporate math into dramatic lyrics.This will be a couples contest for questions on commercials, constipation and comedy.What’s the difference: Number TwoWhat’s the difference between the name suffixes “Jr.” and “II”?What’s the difference between a laxative and a stool softener?Areas of ExpertiseKristen Anderson-Lopez: Religious musicals from the 1970s and 1980s, TV commercial jingles that aired in the tri-state area from 1981 to 1986 and Symptoms of schizophrenia.Robert Lopez: The TV show “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” The making of the film The Godfather and The history of hamburgers.Appearing in this episode:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongRobert LopezKristen Anderson-LopezWith guest experts:Lynn Ahrens, Tony-winning songwriter whose career highlights include TV’s “Schoolhouse Rock,” Broadway’s Ragtime and dozens of commercial jingles.Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff, Peabody-winning writer/performers from “Mystery Science Theater 3000.”Go Fact Yourself was devised and produced by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, in collaboration with Maximum Fun. Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Mask wearing by YOU.
Head to Tosche station and make a stop at the royal palace, it's a new episode of Go Fact Yourself!Yeardley Smith has been the voice of Lisa Simpson since 1989. Yeardley’s normal voice actually sounds very similar to the voice of her famous character, but she’ll explain the subtle ways that it’s changed over the years. You can hear Yeardley on “The Simpsons” and on the true crime podcast “Small Town Dicks.” Plus, she was an expert on episode 57 of Go Fact Yourself!Ryan Kalil is a ten-year veteran of the NFL. He played center for the Carolina Panthers for most of his career. Even though he’s spent most of his life as an athlete, his early passions were steeped in pop culture and comedy. He’ll tell us about how his love for superheroes led to him becoming a jock. Ryan is also the founder of the production company Mortal Media.Our guests will answer questions about the dark side of the force, the strong side of sports and the Walt Disney family of entertainment.What’s the difference: Tinder and BumbleWhat’s the difference between tinder and kindling?What’s the difference between “bumble” and “fumble”?Areas of Expertise:Yeardley Smith: Cooking, knitting and Princess Diana Ryan Kalil: The life and work of Walt Disney, The movie The Rocketeer and The original Star Wars trilogy.Appearing in this episode:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongYeardley SmithRyan KalilWith guest experts:Ingrid Seward, writer of 18 books on the royal family and the editor of “Majesty Magazine.”Anthony Daniels, actor best known for playing the role of C-3PO in the Star Wars films. Go Fact Yourself was devised and produced by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, in collaboration with Maximum Fun. Theme Song by Jonathan GreenMaximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura SwisherAssociate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Mask wearing by YOU.
Check in with your doctor and take a seat in the makeup chair, it’s a new episode of Go Fact Yourself!Cady Huffman has been seen in TV shows like “The Good Wife” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” She’s also a Broadway star, perhaps best known as her role in the original cast of The Producers -- for which she won a Tony! She’ll tell us about how being up for a prestigious award doesn’t mean that you can take the day off from performing on-stage. You can see Cady on the webseries “Cady Did.”Jonah Ray is a comedian and actor who hosted the revival of the series “Mystery Science Theater 3000.” He’ll tell us about what it was like to see the famous spoof comedy show tackle movies that he grew up with. We’ll also learn more about what could be his crowning achievement: Being friends with Weird Al. Jonah is the host of the podcast Jonah Raydio.Our guests will answer questions about hot flashes, cold-hard facts and the best places to keep your major awards.What’s the difference: You got dissedWhat’s the difference between misinformation and disinformation?What’s the difference between being uninterested and disinterested?Areas of Expertise:Cady Huffman: the TV show “Call the Midwife,” cat peculiarities and menopause. Jonah Ray: 1994 punk music, the movie Ed Wood and Hawaii.Appearing in this episode:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongCady HuffmanJonah RayWith guest experts:Dr. Jen Gunter, OB/GYN and author of the books The Vagina Bible and the upcoming The Menopause Manifesto.Ve Neill and Yolanda Toussieng, makeup artist and hair stylist who both won back-to-back Academy Awards for their work on the films Mrs. Doubtfire and Ed Wood.Go Fact Yourself was devised and produced by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, in collaboration with Maximum Fun. Theme Song by Jonathan GreenMaximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura SwisherAssociate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Mask wearing by YOU.
Set the kettle to a full boil and put on a quality flick! It’s a new episode of Go Fact Yourself!Alice Ripley is a Tony Award-winning Broadway icon, whose trailblazing performances include Side Show and Next to Normal. She recently appeared in the one-woman show, The Pink Unicorn, which is being adapted into a film. She’ll tell us all about that… and why she’s one of the reasons that this podcast exists! (Hint: She would be the expert if J. Keith were a guest!)Lee Wilkof is an actor who originated the role of Seymour in the musical Little Shop of Horrors -- and he appeared with Alice Ripley in a revival that was headed to Broadway … until it wasn’t. Lee has been acting for decades on stage and screen -- including the badge of honor for any performer: numerous appearances on “Law & Order.” You can see Lee in the short film Any Song and as an expert on episode 67 of Go Fact Yourself.Our guests will answer questions about high-quality tea, high-quality gold and high-quality movies.What’s the difference: Silver and gold What’s the difference between silver and sterling silver?What’s the difference between gold-plated and gold-filled?Areas of ExpertiseAlice Ripley: Making tea, English words from Latin and Greek elements and getting out stains. Lee Wilkof: The battle of Gettysburg, the film Barry Lyndon and Jewish food.Appearing in this episode:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongAlice RipleyLee WilkofWith guest experts:Jinlan Zhong, Chinese tea expert and owner of Music City Tea in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.Ryan O’Neal, Oscar-nominated actor from many memorable films including What’s up, Doc? and Barry LyndonGo Fact Yourself was devised and produced by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, in collaboration with Maximum Fun. Theme Song by Jonathan GreenMaximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura SwisherAssociate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Mask wearing by YOU.
We’re down 40-Love, but we’re gonna turn this prison escape around! It’s a new episode of Go Fact Yourself!Freddie Wong is a filmmaker and host of the podcast “Story Break” right here on the Maximum Fun Network. If you haven’t heard it, Freddie and the rest of the panel improvise silly stories for movies. That includes sequels for movies series like Star Wars and Boss Baby. What’s their secret for such creative ideas? It all starts with the basic understanding that every creative idea is stupid on some level. You can also hear Freddie on the “Dungeons and Daddies” podcast.Competing against Freddie is Erin Foley, host of the podcast “Sports without Balls,” where she interviews women athletes and sports enthusiasts. She’ll tell us all about her favorite conversations that she’s had on the show and explain once and for all which sport is sexiest. Erin Foley’s comedy album “Deep Dive” is available now.Our contestants are joined by guest co-host Allie Goertz in a show that was recorded earlier this year in front of a live audience at the Angel City Brewery! (So some of the stuff mentioned isn’t quite so timely anymore.)What’s the difference: Clean the table What’s the difference between “sterilize” and “disinfect”?What’s the difference between flatware and cutlery?Areas of Expertise:Freddie Wong: Magic, burgers in Los Angeles and the movie Face/Off.Erin Foley: Women’s tennis, cheesy dance pop from the 1990’s and the TV show “The Bachelor.”Appearing in this episode:J. Keith van StraatenAllie GoertzFreddie WongErin FoleyWith guest experts:Julie Heldman, Olympic Gold Medalist and one of women’s tennis’ Original Nine. Her book, Driven: A Daughter’s Odyssey, is available now. Mike Werb and Michael Colleary, screenwriters whose credits include the screenplay for the film Face/Off.Go Fact Yourself was devised and produced by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show was recorded from the Angel City Brewery in downtown Los Angeles, by our live sound engineer, Dave McKeever.Theme Song by Jonathan GreenMaximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura SwisherAssociate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Christmas-Merrying by YOU.
Can we get a price check on podcasts? It’s a new episode of Go Fact Yourself -- featuring stars from the hit NBC sitcom “Superstore”!Ben Feldman is an actor known for playing quirky and lovable characters on shows like “Mad Men” and “Drop Dead Diva.” But he’ll tell us about one role that allowed him to showcase his talent of portraying a jerk… and Helen Hong was there to see it in person! Ben is in the upcoming series “Monsters at Work” on Disney+.Ben’s opponent is renowned comedian and actor Lauren Ash. Like Ben, she also stars in “Superstore.” She’ll tell us about how the show has helped her navigate uncharted waters, including life in a pandemic and stan twitter. Lauren also hosts the podcast “True Crime and Cocktails”This week, our contestants will answer questions about the joy of competition and the magic of true love.What’s the difference: CopycatWhat’s the difference between “Imitate” and “Emulate”?What’s the difference between cat hair and cat fur?Areas of ExpertiseBen Feldman: The play and move Glengarry Glen Ross, 1990’s Alt-Rock, Los Angeles sandwiches.Lauren Ash: The TV show “The X-Files,” The TV show “90-Day Fiance” and the 1992-93 Toronto Blue Jays baseball team.Appearing in this episode:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongBen FeldmanLauren AshWith guest experts:David and Annie Toborowsky, couple featured on the TLC series “90 Day Fiance” and stars of “Spice It Up” on Facebook Watch.  (“90 Day Fiancé” currently airs Sunday nights on TLC and new 90 Day spinoffs will be on the new streaming platform Discovery+, launching January 4th).  Joe Mantegna, Tony Award-winning actor who performed in the original cast of Glengarry Glen Ross.Go Fact Yourself was devised and produced by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show is recorded from multiple homes at a safe social distance.Theme Song by Jonathan GreenMaximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura SwisherAssociate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Mask-wearing by YOU.
Here’s the story… of a lovely podcast! It’s a new episode of Go Fact Yourself!David Lindsay-Abaire is a playwright, lyricist and the first Pulitzer prize-winning contestant in the history of our show. He’ll tell us all about the great productions he’s made for broadway and how he managed to win such a prestigious award... when he wasn’t even nominated for it.Rachel Dratch has had a storied career in comedy. She endeared herself to “Saturday Night Live” when she co-created and embodied the character Debbie Downer. She’ll tell us about how she developed the bit along with the signature trombone sound that plays in her segments. This week, our contestants will answer questions about classic skits, classic comedy and classic families -- that were all on TV!What’s the difference: Shear MadnessWhat’s the difference between shears and scissors?What’s the difference between a sociopath and a psychopath?Areas of ExpertiseDavid Lindsay-Abaire: Boston slang words, notable graduates of Sarah Lawrence College and the TV game show “Match Game” from 1973 to 1982.Rachel Dratch: 1983-1984 Pop Music Lyrics, Modern Art in the collection of MoMa, and the TV show “The Brady Bunch.”Appearing in this episode:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongDavid Lindsay-AbaireRachel DratchWith guest experts:Joyce Bulifant, author and actor, who’s appeared on Broadway, in movies and on television.Susan Olsen, artist, author, and actor... who played Cindy Brady on “The Brady Bunch.”Go Fact Yourself was devised and produced by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show is recorded from multiple homes at a safe social distance.Theme Song by Jonathan GreenMaximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura SwisherAssociate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Mask-wearing by YOU.
Do you hear the people sing? It’s another edition of Go Fact Yourself!Jim O’Heir is best known for his role as Jerry/Larry/Terry/Garry on NBC’s beloved comedy “Parks & Recreation.” But despite the show’s monstrous fanbase, he says that he still hears people confuse it with another beloved NBC comedy. You can probably guess which one. He’ll tell us all about his career and why he was so shocked when he won his first Emmy award.Dulcé Sloan is a frequent correspondent on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.” What’s one of her most memorable things about working on the show? It’s gotta be the costumes -- she’s dressed up as everything from a Christmas Tree to God with an afro. Plus, she’ll tell us about how she feels right at home with Korean culture, from the history to the TV to the food.Guests answer questions about (and shed some tears for) intergalactic voyages, international plays and the perfect Korean meal spread.What’s the difference: Trust but VerifyWhat’s the difference between “distrust” and “mistrust”?What’s the difference between “verify” and “confirm”?Areas of Expertise:Jim O’Heir: The 2020 U.S. election, The musical Les Miserable, The TV show “Mama’s Family.”Dulcé Sloan: The TV show “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” the TV show “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and historical Korean dramas.Appearing in this episode:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongJim O'HeirDulcé SloanWith guest experts:Judy Kuhn, multiple Tony, Olivier and Grammy-nominated Broadway actor. Nana Visitor, actor best known for her roles in the TV shows “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and “Wildfire”Go Fact Yourself was devised and produced by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show is recorded from multiple homes at a safe social distance.Theme Song by Jonathan GreenMaximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura SwisherAssociate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Mask-wearing by YOU.
Perfect your stroke and dance in Purple Rain, it’s time for Go Fact Yourself!Michael Peña is an actor whose career began with his roles in dramas like Crash and World Trade Center. But after a while he decided, much to the hesitation of his agent, that he wanted to take his career in a new direction: comedy. He’ll tell us about his memorable roles in the Ant-Man and Dora The Explorer films and how his entire career began because a family friend noticed he was good at impressions.Michael will compete against his wife: screen-writer and fine artist Brie Peña! She’s traveled with Michael a lot for his job and even gotten to live in other countries with her family for months at a time. What’s one of the most significant things she misses from her travels? Well… it used to be nice seeing how eager the English were to hug their friends. Our contestants are ready to answer questions about birdies, a Tiger and a PrinceWhat’s the difference: Couch PotatoWhat’s the difference between a couch and a sofa?What’s the difference between a sweet potato and a yam?Areas of Expertise:Michael Peña: Tiger Woods’ golf coaches and techniques, movie quotes from early Woody Allen films, grunge music featured at Lollapalooza 1992.Brie Peña: The music and producing work of Prince from 1979 to 1985, renovating old Dutch colonial houses, French bulldog behavior and the pros and cons of having one. Appearing in this episode:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongMichael Peña Brie PeñaWith guest experts:Rudy Duran, award-winning golf coach and Tiger Woods’ first golf coachLisa Coleman, Emmy and Grammy award-winning musician, who played keyboard for Prince’s band “The Revolution”Go Fact Yourself was devised and produced by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show is recorded from multiple homes at a safe social distance.Theme Song by Jonathan GreenMaximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura SwisherAssociate Producer and editor is Julian Burrell.Mask-wearing by YOU.
Turn up your favorite song and raise a glass, it's time for more Go Fact Yourself!Eliza Skinner is known for her comedy and musical improvisation, but she’s also got a TV show out now on Disney+! “Earth To Ned” is a talk show with a cast made up entirely of puppets from the Jim Henson company. She’ll explain why, despite all the aliens and spaceships, it’s still a lot like its contemporaries… just with more coordination to make the host talk. Eliza Skinner’s debut comedy album, “Regarding My Lovers,” is available now. Eliza’s opponent is her friend and fellow TV producer Josh Gondelman. He works behind the scenes on the show, “Desus and Mero,” which has gone through some creative changes since the quarantine started. He’ll explain. Plus, he’ll tell us all about his discovery that a good pep talk can make all the difference in a rough situation (even when that situation is 2020). Our contestants will answer questions about life behind the scenes and classic shows on the stage and screenWhat’s the difference: God complexWhat’s the difference between the gospel and the scripture?What’s the difference between “complex” and “complicated”?Areas of ExpertiseEliza Skinner: Stephen Sondeim, the Jamestown colony and Beanie BabiesJosh Gondelman: The NBA bubble in Florida, the first seven seasons of the TV show “Cheers” and celebrities from Massachusetts.Appearing in this episode:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongEliza SkinnerJosh GondelmanWith guest experts:Michel Cerveris, actor, singer and guitarist who’s won two Tony Awards.George Wendt and Bernadette Birkett, actors best known for their respective roles as Norm and Vera on the show “Cheers.”Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show is recorded from multiple homes at a safe social distance.Theme Song by Jonathan GreenMaximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura SwisherThe show is edited by Julian Burrell.Mask-wearing by YOU.
Binge some classic television and brush up on your U.S. history, it’s time for another episode of Go Fact Yourself!Frank Conniff is a comedian and writer who’s made a career out of mocking bad movies. He was one of the minds behind the Peabody award-winning show “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” where he and his co hosts mocked hundreds of movies. And while you might think he hates all the bad movies that he makes fun of, he’ll explain why all the jokes are actually an extension of his love of cinema. Frank continues the tradition of “MST3K” on his newest live show “The Mads are Back.” Frank’s opponent is actor Courtney Henggeler. You may have seen her on the show “Cobra Kai.” While that show had a very dedicated following when it was streaming on YouTube Red, it’s since gained a lot of popularity when it moved to Netflix. She’ll tell us all about that show and some fun stories from her other projects that include pitches to Lifetime and turning off Justin Timberlake.Our guest co-host is a former guest! It’s comedian and actor Jill-Michele Melean.Our contestants will answer trivia on books to read, shows to stream and presidential dreams.What’s the difference: Standing on ceremonyWhat’s the difference between a physical stance and a physical posture?What’s the difference between “ceremonial” and “ceremonious”?Areas of ExpertiseFrank Conniff: The singer-songwriter Laura Nyro, tin pan alley songwriters of the 1930s and the Kennedys.Courtney Henggeler: Britney Spears, the TV show “Beverly Hills: 90210, and cooking for a Jewish man who is afraid of butter. Appearing in this episode:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongFrank ConniffCourtney HenggelerWith guest experts:Fredrik Logevall, Pulitzer-winning author and Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government and Professor of History, Harvard University.Ian Ziering, actor known for his roles in “Beverly Hills: 90210” and “Swamp Thing.”Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show is recorded from multiple homes at a safe social distance.Theme Song by Jonathan GreenMaximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura SwisherThe show is edited by Julian Burrell.Mask-wearing by YOU.
Out of the park and onto the stage, it’s a new Go Fact Yourself!Wink Martindale is a radio and TV legend. He got his start as a disc jockey in Memphis, Tennessee and eventually became a fixture as a game show host. He’s been the moderator of tons of shows like “Tic-Tac-Dough” and “High Rollers.” He’ll tell us some great stories from his career before settling into a game show role he’s less familiar with: being a contestant. You can find more Wink on his YouTube channel and in his book Winking at Life.Opposite Wink is actor Arden Myrin. She’s practically done it all when it comes to her roles on TV; everything from a guest appearance “Friends” to starring on the Netflix series “Insatiable.” Recently she was featured in the Los Angeles Times not for her career accomplishments, but for her ability to decorate her home on a budget. Arden is the host of “The Bachelor” fan podcast “Will You Accept This Rose?” and is the author of the new book Little Miss Little Compton.Our contestants will  answer trivia about killer plants, bespectacled athletes and the law of desserts.What’s the difference: Torte ReformWhat’s the difference between a torte and a tart?What’s the difference between “reformed” and “transformed”?Areas of ExpertiseWink Martindale: radio history, the 1950’s St. Louis Cardinals and Elvis PresleyArden Myrin: the movie Moonstruck, the musical Little Shop of Horrors and the fact that not all cats can be bonded. Appearing in this episode:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongWink MartindaleArden MyrinWith guest experts:Lee Wilkof, American actor and originator of the role of Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors.Bill Virdon, former Major League Baseball player, manager and coachGo Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show is recorded from multiple homes at a safe social distance.Theme Song by Jonathan GreenMaximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura SwisherThe show is edited by Julian Burrell.Mask-wearing by YOU.
Tune up your guitar and try to write one great song… It’s a new Go Fact Yourself!Jade Catta-Preta is best known as the host of “The Soup” on the E! Network. How did she develop into such a strong lead for the show? Well it turns out that she learned english by watching talk show hosts when she was growing up. She’ll tell us more about her time on TV and explain how she’s still making comedy in 2020. You can get tickets now to Jade’s next stand-up show in October.Jade’s fellow contestant is musician Dave Hill. If you think you haven’t heard of his work, you may recognize one of his tracks as the theme song to HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.” He’ll tell us about how he landed that gig... by exerting as little effort as possible. You can hear Dave on “Dave Hill’s Podcasting Incident” right here on the Maximum Fun Network.Our guests will answer trivia about hit musicals, hit music and animals taking hits of sedatives.What’s the difference: Calm Down!What’s the difference between a domesticated animal and a tame animal?What’s the difference between a sedative and tranquilizer?Areas of ExpertiseDave Hill: The rules of ice hockey, electric guitars and dog breeds.Jade Catta-Preta: Miley Cyrus, the musical RENT and laser hair removalAppearing in this episode:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongJade Catta-PretaDave HillWith guest experts:Tim Parnin, musician, guitar shop owner and vice president of technology for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Tony-winning actor from the musical RENTGo Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show is recorded from multiple homes at a safe social distance.Theme Song by Jonathan GreenMaximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura SwisherThe show is edited by Julian Burrell.Mask-wearing by YOU.
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Fusrodog

poor guy can't see his favorite idol. I feel bad

Nov 3rd
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