Go Fact Yourself

Twice a month, host J. Keith van Straaten and co-host Helen Hong bring together the smartest celebrities they know and make them look dumb...and then smart again! 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! If you're in the Los Angeles area and would like to be in the audience for a podcast taping, get your free ticket at gofactyourpod.com!



episode 95: Ep. 93: Bridger Winegar & Ginny Hogan

You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here -- It’s a new episode of Go Fact Yourself!

Bridger Winegar is a writer and podcaster who’s worked on shows like “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” Since he started as a Production Assistant, he knows the early parts of show business are pretty thankless; so he does his best to be helpful to those just starting out-- even if he’s sometimes a little too helpful. He’ll tell us all about that and why it was hard to interview his former boss on his podcast “I Said No Gifts!”

Ginny Hogan is a comedian whose writing has appeared in The Atlantic and The New Yorker. Between her writing and her work in the condiment industry, you could say she’s done it all… so why can’t she use her real name as her twitter account? Her greatest accomplishment might be her research blog where she analyzed the profiles from all of her online dates and discovered some startling revelations about herself. Ginny's scripted podcast “Yes We Mustard” is available on Audible. 

Our guests will answer trivia questions about great music of the 1990s and a great show of the 2000s!

What’s the Difference: Minnie Driver!

What’s the difference between “small” and “little”?

What’s the difference between all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive?

Areas of Expertise:

Bridger: The movie Clifford 1990s Power Pop, and Utah Cuisine

Ginny: The TV show “Gilmore Girls,” The history of Facebook, and Sobriety Memoirs

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten

Helen Hong

Bridger Winegar

Ginny Hogan

With guest experts:

Dan Wilson, Grammy-winning songwriter, producer, and performer, who helped lead the 1990s power pop movement with Semisonic.

Keiko Agena, actor, from “Gilmore Girls,” whose recent credits include “Better Call Saul” and “Prodigal Son.”

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.

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 2021-10-01  1h11m