Go Fact Yourself

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!

http://maximumfun.org/shows/go-fact-yourself

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h9m. Bisher sind 123 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 5 days 18 hours 59 minutes

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episode 32: Ep. 32: Guy Branum & Emily Heller


In honor of the #MaxFunDrive, Go Fact Yourself presents a special network crossover! Guy Branum is a comedian and host of the podcast "Pop Rocket". He's also a pop culture savant, as detailed in his book My Life as a Goddess. If you want to know more about the pop culture he loves, you'll have to read the book… but he's happy to provide a glimpse through some of his answers today...


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 2019-03-22  1h17m
 
 

episode 31: Bonus Ep. 31.5: opening for Judge John Hodgman


Our regularly scheduled episode has been moved to next week for the #MaxFunDrive. This mini-episode of Go Fact Yourself was recorded as part of a live open for Judge John Hodgman. First, Bailiff Jesse Thorn gives a warm welcome to the audience. Then J. Keith and Helen will share some laughs and get to know members of the crowd...


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 2019-03-15  20m
 
 

episode 30: Ep. 31: Greg Fitzsimmons & Shawn Pelofsky


Fans of comedy, cars and Howard Stern rejoice: This episode of Go Fact Yourself is sure to delight! Shawn Pelofsky is a comedian whose special "Stretch It Out" is available now. She’s ready to be quizzed about her favorite things; But she’s also excited to share a personal experience with one of her greatest loves: Bette Midler. Shawn goes up against comedian Greg Fitzsimmons, who you can hear hosting two podcasts: "Ftizdog Radio" and "Childish...


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 2019-03-01  1h7m
 
 

episode 29: Ep. 30: Sasheer Zamata & Samm Levine


"The Simpsons," Quentin Tarantino and comedy come together on Go Fact Yourself! Sasheer Zamata is best known for her roles on "Saturday Night Live" and as the host of the variety showcase Sasheer Zamata Party Time. She’ll tell us about why a very... confusing invasion of her privacy has her so protective of her personal possessions. Sasheer will go up against actor Samm Levine, who you may know from the Quentin Tarentino film Inglorious Basterds...


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 2019-02-15  1h7m
 
 

episode 28: Ep. 29: Scott Thompson & Jenny Yang


It's a collision of comedians on this episode of Go Fact Yourself! Scott Thompson is known for being part of the famed comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall. How did he become a part of such a well-regarded group of funny people? Let's just say that it all started with a table full of donuts. He'll explain the rest. Scott faces off against comedian Jenny Yang. Growing up, she thought that she was destined for a career in political activism...


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 2019-02-01  1h4m
 
 

episode 27: Ep 28: Felicia Day & Elliott Kalan


It’s a trivia mix of film, TV and the internet this week on Go Fact Yourself with two of the creative forces behind Netlfix's “Mystery Science Theater 3000!” Elliot Kalan is a newly published children’s author of the book Horse Meets Dog. He’s also the host of fellow Maximum Fun podcast The Flop House. The show is all about discussing bad movies, but Elliott’s made sure that that never impacts his love of great films… even if he can only watch them on his iPad these days...


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 2019-01-18  1h9m
 
 

episode 26: Ep. 27: Cara Santa Maria & Glen Weldon


Happy National Trivia Day! Let’s celebrate with a collision of journalists who also host podcasts! Cara Santa Maria is the host of the podcast Talk Nerdy with Cara Santa Maria. She’s also a science communicator and there’s a chance that her proficiency in STEM will lead her to victory in this trivia battle. Her opponent is Glen Weldon, panelist on NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast...


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 2019-01-05  1h1m
 
 

episode 25: Ep. 26: Lea Thompson & Sandeep Parikh


Nerdy media of the past and present collide on this edition of Go Fact Yourself! Lea Thompson is an actress, perhaps best known for her role in the classic Back to the Future series. But lately, she’s developed a reputation for losing reality TV competitions to such illustrious pop culture fixtures like Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong and Alfonso Ribiero. But she’s ready to end that trend on this show! Competing against Thompson is Sandeep Parikh, star of the series The Guild...


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 2018-12-21  1h0m
 
 

episode 24: Ep. 25: Wil Wheaton & Anne Wheaton


It’s the very first couple-edition of Go Fact Yourself! Wil Wheaton is an actor, writer and geek-culture legend. He’s been in everything from Star Trek: The Next Generation where he starred as the character Wesley Crusher, to his YouTube series TableTop. He’s glad to come onto the show and answer trivia questions about his interests; but he also is eager to prove that he knows these subjects well enough to stump the hosts too...


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 2018-12-07  1h4m
 
 

episode 23: Ep 24: Jordan Morris & Alison Rosen


Go Fact Yourself has returned to Los Angeles! Jordan Morris is a podcasting savant. For years he has endeared himself to listeners as one of the hosts of the Max Fun podcast Jordan, Jesse Go!. But these days, he’s getting more attention for the sci-fi/comedy show Bubble, which wrapped up its initial season (spoiler alert: he’s going to tease the future of the series in this episode). Completing our pair of podcasting guests is Alison Rosen, host of Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend...


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 2018-11-16  1h0m