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Twice a month, host J. Keith van Straaten and co-host Helen Hong quiz the smartest celebrities they know to find out why they love what they love! Recorded before a live audience in downtown Los Angeles, this game show features comedians, actors, and musicians answering arcane questions on topics they claim to be experts in. But don't worry; if they slip up, there are real experts on hand to give us the facts!
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It’s Friday night and the lights are on bright for a brand new episode of Go Fact Yourself!In this episode…Guests:Carmen Lynch is a comedian who recently released not one, but TWO comedy specials, one in spanish and one in english. She’ll tell us about how the two audiences react differently to comedy. Plus, she’ll explain why “less is more” sums up her advice when traveling.Bobby Massie is a ten year veteran of the NFL. He’ll tell us about his time in the league, including why mental preparation is so important and how he has a 100% catch rate. Bobby is also the founder of Wanderland Outdoors, a company that aims to invite people from all backgrounds to hikes and outdoor adventures with a touch of luxury.Areas of ExpertiseCarmen: Season one of the TV show “Mayor of Kingstown,” the movie When Harry Met Sally, and tall people problems.Bobby: Safari animals, the movie Friday Night Lights, and first edition Pokemon. What’s the difference: Concerted EffortWhat’s the difference between a concert and a recital?What’s the difference between an attempt and an endeavor?Experts:Tobi Bamtefa: Actor whose many roles include playing Bunny in “Mayor of Kingstown.”Brad Leland: Actor who’s played roles in both the movie and TV show “Friday Night Lights.”Hosts: J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongCredits:Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Seeing our next live-audience shows in LA by YOU!
Twivia is what bwings us togewer on a bwand new episode of Go Fact Yourself!In this episode…Guest Co-host:Muffy Marracco is a renowned trivia expert, often seen on the Game Show Network. She also previously appeared on episode 120 of Go Fact Yourself.Guests:Buzzy Cohen is a “Jeopardy!” champion and “Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions” champion. To what does he owe his success on the show? He says it’s all about his specialized training regiment. It may be stressful, but you can’t argue with the results. Buzzy’s new book, Baby Got Facts: Totally 90s Trivia, is available now. Debra Wilson is an actor who starred for eight seasons on “Mad TV.” She also has a prominent career as a voice actor, including being the latest voice of Daisy Duck for Disney. She’ll tell us about what it’s like playing such an iconic character. Plus: find out how you can hear her work right now by just downloading an app!Areas of ExpertiseBuzzy: The movie The Princess Bride, lyrics to Bruce Springsteen’s song “Thunder Road,” and Afro-Brazilian syncretic religions (by which he means Candomblé and Umbanda)Debra: 1970s TV cop shows, tattoo culture, and the giant salmon-pink bird-eater tarantula.  What’s the difference: Monster MashWhat’s the difference between a monster and a creature?What’s the difference between smash and mash?Experts:Joel Madden: Lead singer of the band Good Charlotte and host of the show “Ink Master”Chris Sarandon: Actor and podcast host, whose many iconic roles include playing Prince Humperdinck in The Princess Bride.Hosts: J. Keith van StraatenMuffy MarraccoCredits:Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Seeing our next live-audience shows in LA by YOU!
It's a brand new episode of Go Fact Yourself! It’s a brand new episode of Go Fact Yourself!In this episode…Guests:Adam Felber is a writer, co-host of the “Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone” podcast, and frequent panelist on the NPR quiz show “Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” In contrast with other people who appear on that program, he actually doesn’t care that much about winning. He’ll explain. Plus, Adam tells us why he often has to explain to people that his weight loss journey was absolutely intentional.Jiaoying Summers is a stand-up comedian and host of the podcast “Tiger MILF,” which she uses to showcase the multifaceted personalities of Asian women. Jiaoying will explain why she was forced to join us remotely from Hawaii, and why it’s important to embrace sucking at comedy.Areas of Expertise:Jiaoying: The music of Janis Joplin, daily make-up in less than 10 minutes, and dealing with an Asian mom. Adam: The book Infinite Jest, The Prince album Sign o’ the Times and the movie Groundhog Day.What’s the difference: Student CounselWhat’s the difference between a pupil and a student?What’s the difference between counseling and therapy?Experts:Dave Getz: Artist and drummer for the band Big Brother and the Holding CompanyMichael &Laura Joplin: The siblings of Janis Joplin, and contributors to the book Janis Joplin: Days & Summers.Stephen Tobolowsky: Actor, writer, and storyteller, whose numerous roles include playing Ned in Groundhog Day.Hosts: J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongCredits:Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Seeing our next live-audience shows in LA by YOU!
You’re not hallucinating here – it’s a brand new episode of Go Fact Yourself!In this episode…Guests:Ivy Le is a comedian, actor, and the creator of the podcast FOGO- Fear of Going Outside. Ivy says she had to start from square one for the podcast: From Googling “How to find the outdoors” all the way to learning how to camp. She’ll also tell us about “Tongue In Cheek,” her queer-focused open mic in Austin, Texas.A.J. Jacobs is an author and puzzle podcaster. Most of his books center on his putting himself through elaborate and lengthy lifestyle experiments, like reading the entirety of the Encyclopedia Britannica or living in accordance with the bible. His latest book is entitled The Year of Living Constitutionally: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Constitution’s Original Meaning.Areas of ExpertiseIvy: AAPI American history, ADHD, and edibles.A.J.: Two-letter Scrabble words, the movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and weird Victorian Jobs.What’s the difference: Steeped in historyWhat’s the difference between steeping and brewing?What’s the difference between ancient history and prehistory?Experts:Judge Reinhold: Actor, whose many iconic roles include playing Brad in Fast Times at Ridgemont High.Amy Tan: Award-winning, best-selling author and illustrator, who wrote the novel and screenplay for The Joy Luck ClubHosts: J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongCredits:Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Seeing our next live-audience shows in LA by YOU!
We’re tearing the roof off a brand new episode of Go Fact Yourself!In this episode…Rose Abdoo is an actor you can see now in “Hacks” on Max! She was also on episode 118 of GFY, and tonight she returns as a guest co-host.Guests:Andy Richter is an actor and comedian. He’s most famous for being the sidekick to Conan O’Brien, a role that he learned to love when he realized that it could be anything that he wanted it to be. Andy can be heard on his podcast, “The Three Questions.”Tonya Mosley is the co-host of the legendary radio interview show “Fresh Air” along with Terry Gross. She’s interviewed a lot of people over the years and is happy to share a few tips (and confirm some rumors about Terry Gross). Tonya is also behind the true crime podcast “She Has a Name,” which uses her investigative journalism skills to tell a story that’s very personal. Areas of ExpertiseAndy: Pre-1980s soul and R&B music, professional wrestling in the 20th-century, and hot dogs. Tonya: 1990s pop culture, the musical The Wiz, and homesteading.What’s the difference: The Incredible, Edible EggWhat’s the difference between edible and eatable?What’s the difference between an oval and an ellipse?Experts:Anaïs and Jordanne Dervaes: co-founders Urban Homestead Institute in Pasadena.George Clinton: Grammy-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, who fronts and founded Parliament-Funkadelic.Hosts: J. Keith van StraatenRose AbdooCredits:Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Seeing our next live-audience shows in LA by YOU!
It’s a #MaxFunDrive crossover!Go Fact Yourself  host J. Keith van Straten sat down with the podcast Dead Pilots Society. He and fellow MaxFun hosts Jordan Morris and John Moe discuss unscripted pilots that went nowhere.To hear the full episode, go listen to the latest episode of Dead Pilots Society.Want to be a listener who gets to sit in – or be a guest on the show? Make sure to support us in this year’s MaxFunDrive! maximumfun.org/joinCredits:Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Show engineer is Dave McKeever.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Supporting GFY in the MaxFunDrive by YOU – Go to maximumfun.org/join
Last year, we selected a few listeners to sit in on recordings of Go Fact Yourself! They got to see just how much work goes into a recording of the podcast and learned a lot along the way (but don’t tell anyone). And they seem to have enjoyed it!Want to be a listener who gets to sit in? Make sure to support us in this year’s MaxFunDrive! maximumfun.org/joinAppearing in this episode:Listeners:Steven WebsterKristen AndersonGiovanni SanchezDiana HsuHosts:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongCredits:Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Show engineer is Dave McKeever.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Supporting GFY in the MaxFunDrive by YOU – Go to maximumfun.org/join
Just say yes to a preview of the members-exclusive BoCo from Go Fact Yourself!In the full episode…Guests:Clint McElroy is a former radio broadcaster and the father of the McElroy podcast siblings Justin, Travis, and Griffin. Clint is one of the voices behind “The Adventure Zone” podcast where he plays Dungeons and Dragons along with his sons. Clint will tell us what it’s like turning podcasting into a family business and what it’s like to turn an audio show into a graphic novel. Ella McLeod is one of the hosts of “Comfort Creatures,” an animal enthusiast podcast. But that doesn’t mean that she’s in love with every animal. For instance, she’s not a fan of pigeons. Ella is the author of the upcoming book The Map that Led to You. Areas of Expertise:Clint: The musical Guys and Dolls, the TV show “Star Trek: The Animated Series,” and fantasy football. Ella: Greek gods and goddesses, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and Taylor Swift.What’s the difference: Everyday GrindWhat’s the difference between every day and everyday?What’s the difference between a cup and a mug?Experts:Trey Fanjoy: Award-winning director, whose work includes several music videos for Taylor Swift. You can see a picture of Clint McElroy with Taylor Swift on our showpage at Maximumfun.orgFaith Prince: Actor, whose legendary performances include winning a Tony award for Guys and Dolls (And who loves Michael Jeter’s Tony Awards performance).Hosts:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongCredits:Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Show engineer is Dave McKeever.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Supporting GFY in the MaxFunDrive by YOU – Go to maximumfun.org/join
This episode is part of The #MaxFunDrive! If you love Go Fact Yourself, please go to Maximumfun.org/join to become a MaxFun Member, or to upgrade or boost your existing membership. For a monthly contribution as little as $5 a month, you have a direct hand in helping this show continue. Plus, you have a chance to BE on the show!Happy #MaxFunDrive! We’ve got more fun and surprises for you than ever before. Listen to the pledge breaks for details on all the exciting stuff. And thank you for your support!In this episode…Guests:Rich Permenter is a team leader at a large financial firm in Missouri. He’ll tell us how being a finalist in the Listener Tournament is the culmination of a lifelong love of trivia … at least until he gets on “Jeopardy!”. Rich was so dedicated to joining the podcast that he actually delayed a procedure for his son!Ashley Pagnotta is a professor of physics and astronomy at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. Her research focuses on the science behind exploding stars – which she says aren’t a problem for us here on Earth. Ashley is currently on sabbatical working on a new project: Astronomer in Residence at the Grand Canyon!Areas of ExpertiseAshley: The Killer B’s of the 1990s Houston Astros, Formula One racing from 2018 to the present, and the movie Clueless.Rich: The TV show “Boy Meets World,” 1980s baseball cards, and the band The Aquabats.What’s the difference: A glimmer of hopeWhat’s the difference between to glimmer and to shimmer?What’s the difference between a hope and an aspiration?Experts:Christian Jacobs: lead singer and founder of The Aquabats.James Hinchcliffe and Alexander Rossi: icons of auto racing and hosts of the Off Track with Hinch and Rossi podcast.Hosts: J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongCredits:Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Show engineer is Dave McKeever.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Supporting GFY in the MaxFunDrive by YOU – Go to maximumfun.org/join
This episode is part of The #MaxFunDrive! If you love Go Fact Yourself, please go to Maximumfun.org/join to become a MaxFun Member. For a monthly contribution as little as $5 a month, you have a direct hand in helping this show continue. Plus, you have a chance to BE on the show!Happy #MaxFunDrive! We’ve got more fun and surprises for you than ever before. Listen to the pledge breaks for details on all the exciting stuff. And thank you for your support!In this episode…Guests:Ify Nwadiwe is a comedian, actor, and one of the hosts of Maximum Film!, which he and his co-hosts describe as “a movie podcast that isn’t just a bunch of straight white dudes.” On the show, Ify prides himself on getting to express his unique taste in film, like his opinion that Pacific Rim is a perfect movie. Laurie Kilmartin is a former writer for “Conan” and one half of the podcast The Jackie and Laurie Show. Every week they discuss the state of women in comedy with their peers. Even though the industry still has a long way to go, they’re happy to report that things HAVE gotten better! Laurie’s new comedy special, “Cis Woke Grief Slut,” is available now. Areas of Expertise:Ify: MTV’s “The Challenge,” Black hockey players, and Godzilla.Laurie: The TV show “The Walking Dead,” Living British royals, and the Irish Republican army. What’s the difference: Drilling for oilWhat’s the difference between a drill sergeant and drill instructor?What’s the difference between olive oil and extra virgin olive oil?Experts:Jordan Wiseley: Actor, athlete, and four-time champion of MTV’s “The Challenge.”Josh McDermitt: Actor, famous for portraying Eugene Porter on “The Walking Dead.”Hosts:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongCredits:Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Show engineer is Dave McKeever.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Supporting GFY in the MaxFunDrive by YOU – Go to maximumfun.org/join
This special network wide event is a celebration of the MaxFunDrive! If you’d like to support podcasts you love for just $5 a month and get bonus gifts in the process, go to maximumfun.org/join. We’re kicking off the most exciting time of the year for the MaxFun Network with a trivia game show featuring hosts from tons of great podcasts.J. Keith van Straaten and Helen Hong from “Go Fact Yourself” are joined by:Danielle Radford - “Tights and Fights” John-Luke Roberts -“Sound Heap with John-Luke Roberts” Brea Grant & Mallory O’Meara -“Reading Glasses”If you’d like to hear more hosts competing for trivia supremacy, visit Maximumfun.org for the full version of this show.
In this special mini-episode, we look back on some of the first 144.74 episodes of Go Fact Yourself!As we approach the beginning of the #MaxFunDrive, listeners and GFY staff discuss some of their favorite moments through the years – everything from meeting iconic actors, to literally bowing before your heroes, to personal connections in times of trouble. Plus, we preview some of the special treats coming for you in this year’s drive – starting March 18!In this episode…Guests:Listener Lyn on Bill Kurtis and John Ullinskey from episode 44.Listener Bobby on Adam Ferrara, Ethan Russell, and Glyn Johns from episode 95GFY sound engineer Dave McKeever on Ed Saxon from episode 120GFY Editor and Associate Producer Julian Burrell on Jordan Morris and Yeardley Smith from episode 56Helen Hong on Ryan Kalil, Yeardley Smith, and Anthony Daniels  from episode 75J. Keith van Straaten on Xeni Jardin and Tommy Chong from episode 34Hosts:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongCredits:Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Show engineer is Dave McKeever.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Supporting us in the MaxFunDrive and seeing our next live-audience show in Los Angeles by YOU!
Face front, true believers! It’s the Best of Comic Books special from Go Fact Yourself!The superheroes of Marvel and DC comics are everywhere in pop culture, so it makes sense that a lot of our contestants over the years would choose them as their areas of expertise.In this omnibus collection, you’ll hear from guests like John Hodgman and Jackie Kashian discussing characters like Spider-Man and the Legion of Super-Heroes.In this episode…Guests:Jackie Kashian from episode 14John Hodgman from episode 102Dylan Brody from episode 38Hal Lublin from episode 60Myq Kaplan from episode 132Experts:Mark Waid: Comic book author who’s written stories for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, and Boom Studios.Paul Levitz: Eisner and Inkpot Award-winning writer and editor, who was president of DC Comics and wrote The Legion of Super-Heroes for over a decade.Chris Claremont: New York Times bestselling author and writer of the bestselling comic book issue of all time.Matt Forbeck: New York Times bestselling author whose books include Captain America: The Ultimate Guide to the First Avenger.Marv Wolfman: Legendary and award-winning comic book author and editor, whose career includes creating the character Black Cat for Spider-Man.Hosts:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongCredits:Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Show engineer is Dave McKeever.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Seeing our next live-audience show in Los Angeles by YOU!
Remember it, write it down, take a picture: it’s a brand new episode of Go Fact Yourself!In this episode…Krystina Arielle is a host and actor, currently fronting “Star Wars: The High Republic,” a multimedia series about stories from the franchise. She appeared on episode 105 of GFY and joins us today as guest co-host.Guests:Sarah Wayne Callies is an actor, perhaps best known for her roles in “Prison Break” and “The Walking Dead.” She recently launched Caliber Studios, a company devoted to creating podcasts. One of her first projects is her “Prison Break” rewatch series. It’s a big step for Sarah, but not just because of the new business venture; it’s also one of the few times she’s watched her own work. Michael Yo is an emmy-nominated host, actor and comedian. His new special “I Never Thought” is streaming on YouTube. He’ll tell us about how his comedy has evolved over the years and the impact that his jokes have had on his parents. You can hear Michael Yo almost every day on Sirius XM.Areas of Expertise:Sarah: The sonnets of Edna St. Vincent Millay, lyrics from Paul Simon’s Graceland album, and the movie The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Michael: The movie Friday, the movie Gladiator, the 2001 Miami Hurricanes championship football season.What’s the Difference:No Strings AttachedWhat’s the difference between twine and string?What’s the difference between attach and affix?Experts:Angela Means: Chef and actor, best known for her role as Felisha in the film Friday.Stephan Elliott: Award-winning writer and director, whose work includes The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Hosts:J. Keith van StraatenKrystina ArielleCredits:Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Show engineer is Dave McKeever.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Seeing our next live-audience show in Los Angeles by YOU!
Trivia and podcasting are a love story for the ages on a brand new episode of Go Fact Yourself!In this episode…Guests:David Wilcox is an award-winning singer and songwriter, who happens to be one of J. Keith’s very favorites. His lyrics showcase his passion for intense and often very personal storytelling, so personal that some people have commissioned him to write songs about their lives – with surprising results. David’s album My Good Friends is available now.Gretchen McCulloch is a bestselling author and award-winning linguist. How did she discover how much she loved linguistics? It all started with a stolen book… and ended with her writing her own book. Gretchen is the host of the podcast Lingthusiasm, where she’s posed important questions to listeners like “Is frowning something you do with your forehead or your mouth?”Areas of Expertise:David: Donald Fagen’s album The Nightfly, model year changes on air-cooled Volkswagens from 1949 to 1973, and plumbing.Gretchen: The YouTube show “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries,” the musical SIX, and unexpected recipes that you can make with rhubarb.What’s the Difference:Birds of a FeatherWhat’s the difference between a nest and a roost?What’s the difference between denizens and citizens?Experts:Will Lee: Grammy award-winning musician, whose thousands of album appearances include The Nightfly.Ashley Clements: Award-winning actor, who starred in “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries” and hosts the YouTube show, “The Look Back Diaries”Hosts:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongCredits:Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Show engineer is Dave McKeever.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Seeing our next live-audience show in Los Angeles by YOU!
Pod hearts a trivia show-la on a brand new episode of Go Fact Yourself!In this episode…Guests:Billy Gardell is one of the stars of the CBS sitcom “Bob Hearts Abishola.” He’s had an extensive career across film and television, but people are always surprised to learn that he’s also a comedian. He’ll explain. Plus, he’ll tell us all about his life-changing weight loss journey.Gina Yashere is a comedian and writer who can also be seen on “Bob Hearts Abishola.” She was one of its creative voices behind the scenes. She’ll tell us about how she influenced the development of the show, including creating a role for herself. Areas of Expertise:Billy: The Pittsburgh Steelers, the TV show “The Honeymooners,” and marriageGina: Pickleball, 1990s hip-hop, and elevatorsWhat’s the Difference:Snob Hearts Gorgonzola What is the difference between a “snob” and an “elite"?What is the difference between “gorgonzola” and “blue cheese”?Experts:Ahmad: Hip-Hop artist who earned a Gold Record for the song “Back in the Day.”James Farrior: All pro linebacker, two-time Super Bowl champion, and member of the Pittsburgh Steelers hall of honorHosts:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongCredits:Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Seeing our next live-audience show in Los Angeles by YOU!
It’s a hair-raising brand-new episode of Go Fact Yourself!In this episode…Guests:Philip Bowen is a singer and songwriter. Many discovered him on the latest season of “America’s Got Talent,” where he played a System of a Down cover on… the violin. He’ll explain why his biggest competition on the show wasn’t from other musicians… but from dogs and children. Philip’s debut album “Old Kanawa” is out now.Nafis M. White is an interdisciplinary artist. Her main medium? Hair! Check out her complex works that are held together only by bobby pins. She’ll tell us about how she considers the observer’s entire experience – including why the sounds, smells, and a place to sit. Nafis’s next exhibition will be in San Francisco at the Museum of the African Diaspora in March.Areas of Expertise:Philp: West Virginia University Mountaineers athletics, The Wheel of Time series, and coffee.Nafis: Coach Prime Deion Sanders, Durand Bernarr’s Tiny Desk concert, and slime molds.What’s the Difference:Turf TowWhat is the difference between “turf” and “lawn"?What is the difference between “tow” and “haul”?Experts:Jed Drenning and Owen Schmitt: Former West Virginia University athletes and hosts of the “In the Gun” podcast.Durand Bernarr: Singer, songwriter, and producer.Hosts:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongCredits:Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Live Show Engineer is Jeremy BeaversMaximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Seeing our next live-audience show in Los Angeles by YOU!
You can’t handle this brand new episode of Go Fact Yourself!In this episode…Guests:Ron Funches is a comedian and actor. Ron says that growing up, a lot of people used to make fun of his voice. But now that he’s voiced characters in everything from the Trolls movies to “Harley Quinn” on HBO, he’s more than vindicated. He’ll tell us about how his work focuses on positive affirmations and why he’s so proud to be a dad.Ever Carradine is an actor who has appeared in series like “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Commander in Chief.” Acting is a family business for her; she’s following in the footsteps of John, David, and Keith Carradine. She’ll explain what it was like growing up on film sets and her new non-acting role at SAG-AFTRA.Areas of Expertise:Ron: 1990s professional wrestling, the TV show “I Love Lucy,” and marijuana strains.Ever: 1990s supermodels, the film A Few Good Men, and the 2004 Boston Red Sox.What’s the Difference:Mary LouWhat is the difference between "happy" and "merry"?What is the difference between a bathroom and a loo?Experts:Keith Thibodeaux: actor and musician who played “Little” Ricky Ricardo on “I Love Lucy”Kevin Pollak: award-winning actor and comedian, whose many TV shows and films include A Few Good Men.Hosts:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongCredits:Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Live Show Engineer is Dave McKeever.Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Seeing our next live-audience show in Los Angeles by YOU!
These fancy things will never come in between you and this brand new episode of Go Fact Yourself!In this episode…Guests:Yakov Smirnoff is an iconic comedian, who made a name for himself after making Johnny Carson laugh on “The Tonight Show.” He’ll explain how he had to fight for the chance to be on the show and how he learned to make art in the face of tragedy.Salamishah Tillet is a scholar, activist, curator, and writer, who won a Pulitzer Prize for her work in The New York Times. She’ll tell us about what it was like to keep that honor a secret – even from her friends and family.Areas of Expertise:Salamishah: The Nadal/Federer tennis rivalry, the Donovan McNabb era of the Philadelphia Eagles, and Beyoncé/Rihanna.Yakov: The Canary Islands, the science of love, and the movie Crazy, Stupid, Love.What’s the Difference:Make Some NoiseWhat is the difference between sound editing and sound mixing?What is the difference between a yell and a shout?Experts:Kuk Harrell and Tricky Stewart: Songwriters, producers and executives, whose multiple Grammy awards include hit songs with Beyoncé and Rihanna.Glenn Ficarra and John Requa: Writer, producers, and directors of many TV shows and films, including Crazy, Stupid, Love.Hosts:J. Keith van StraatenHelen HongCredits:Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Guest Live Show Engineer is Jeremy Beavers.Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Seeing our next live-audience show in Los Angelesby YOU!
You might as well jump into this brand new episode of Go Fact Yourself!In this episode…Guest Co-host Niccole Thurman has appeared in shows like HBO’s “Jellystone” and “The Operation with Jordan Klepper” and has very particular criteria for her hotel rooms.Guests:Anna Camp is an actor, best known for her role in the Pitch Perfect movie series. She’ll tell us about some of her upcoming projects and the time that she helped out Morgan Freeman during a difficult moment behind the scenes. Mike Schmidt is a comedian and host of the podcast “The 40-Year-Old Boy.” He’ll tell us about how the show has evolved since it started more than 14 years ago. Plus, we’ll learn why it took three chances before he finally got to appear on this show.Areas of Expertise:Mike: The movie Reservoir Dogs, The Road Warriors wrestling team, and the band Van HalenAnna: Southern cuisine, the play and movie A Streetcar Named Desire, and the TV show “Vanderpump Rules.”What’s the Difference:Cops and RobbersWhat is the difference between a sheriff and chief of police?What is the difference between a criminal and a crookExperts:Greg Renoff: Author of the book Van Halen Rising: How a Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy MetalEmily Mann & Daphne Rubin-Vega: Director and star, respectively, of the 2012 Broadway revival of A Streetcar Named Desire.Hosts:J. Keith van StraatenNiccole ThurmanCredits:Theme Song by Jonathan Green.Live Show Engineer is Dave McKeever.Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.Seeing our next live-audience show in Los Angeles by YOU!
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Stephen Boykin

I really enjoy Go Fact Yourself!!!, This was one of the funniest and best episodes that I've heard so far. It was very entertaining and hilarious! 🌟🌟🌟⭐⭐

Nov 16th
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Stephen Boykin

Very entertaining podcast. Lots of fun and actually educational too! I really enjoy it!

Sep 22nd
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Kurt Grossman

I love this show! I especially love the times when the expert is as excited to meet the contestant as they are to meet the expert.

Aug 26th
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Fusrodog

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

Nov 3rd
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