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Go Fact Yourself

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Go Fact Yourself

Go Fact Yourself

MaximumFun.org

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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!

Latest Episodes

Ep. 62: Ann Magnuson & Hal Lublin

From the mightiest of heroes to the worst of villains, it’s another LIVE edition of Go Fact Yourself! Voice actor Hal Lublin takes on actor Ann Magnuson in a trivia battle of comic books, serial killers and covert word play.

70 MIN1 w ago
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Ep. 62: Ann Magnuson & Hal Lublin

Ep. 61: Rachel Bloom & Tommy Davidson

Sing a little song and wish upon a star, it’s another competition edition of Go Fact Yourself! Award winning Rachel Bloom (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) takes on Tommy Davidson from “The Proud Family” to answer questions about movies, animated musicals and going out (remember that?).

81 MIN3 w ago
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Ep. 61: Rachel Bloom & Tommy Davidson

Ep. 60: Best of Music

It’s another best of edition of Go Fact Yourself centered on music. Guests like Alonzo Bodden and Emily Heller discuss their favorite artists and genres with a veritable chorus line of authors and songwriters.

76 MINJUN 5
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Ep. 60: Best of Music

Ep. 59: Jonathan Coulton & Ophira Eisenberg

It’s our first Go Fact Yourself that was streamed LIVE on video! In a battle of NPR trivia icons, musician Jonathan Coulton competes with comedian Ophira Eisenberg to answer questions about music, television and tentacles (seriously!)

94 MINMAY 16
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Ep. 59: Jonathan Coulton & Ophira Eisenberg

Ep. 58: Walter Koenig & Danielle Koenig

It’s the first ever father-daughter edition of Go Fact Yourself! Writer Danielle Koenig and actor Walter Koenig go head to head in a multigenerational family feud of trivia!

74 MINMAY 1
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Ep. 58: Walter Koenig & Danielle Koenig

Ep. 57: Jordan Morris

It’s another quarantine and redemption edition of Go Fact Yourself! Jordan Morris was on episode 24 of the show where he was quizzed on his love of the La Brea Tar Pits. Even though he aced his area of expertise, he came up just short of victory. We’re giving him another shot at proving his trivia prowess as we have fun chats about drinking games, thinking games and cartoon fame! Appearing in this episode: J. Keith van Straaten Helen Hong Jordan Morris With Guest Experts: Monique Powell, songwriter and lead singer of the band Save Ferris Yeardley Smith, actor who’s best known as the voice of Lisa Simpson. Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. Theme Song by Jonathan Green. Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher. The show is engineered and edited by Julian Burrell. Go to gofactyourpod.com for information and tickets to the next recording of Go Fact Yourself … whenever that is! Get our Go Fact Y...

80 MINAPR 18
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Ep. 57: Jordan Morris

Ep. 56: Best of Baseball

The 2020 MLB season is in question, but we’re happy to celebrate baseball on Go Fact Yourself! There have been a lot of contestants who have chosen baseball as their areas of expertise; we’ve quizzed folks like comedy legend Fred Willard, voice actor Phil Lamarr and Maximum Fun founder Jesse Thorn -- and more! We decided to put some of the best segments in one convenient episode. Along the way, we’ve got a murderer’s row of outstanding experts including World Series play-by-play broadcasters, world-class historians and world champion players. Let’s play ball! Appearing in this episode: J. Keith van Straaten Helen Hong Phil LaMarr from Episode 2 Fred Willard from Episode 13 John Ross Bowie from Episode 14 Sandeep Parikh from Episode 26 Jesse Thorn from Episode 50 With Guest Experts: Jon Weisman, author of 100 Things Dodgers Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die. Dr. Joe Price, Co-Director for The Institute for Baseball Studies at Whittier College. Bobby Ojeda, former baseball ...

59 MINAPR 4
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Ep. 56: Best of Baseball

Ep. 55: Jimmy Pardo

It’s a special, experimental Quarantine Edition of Go Fact Yourself recorded at our various homes and with no live audience! Jimmy Pardo is a comedian and host of the long-running podcast "Never Not Funny." He also owns the distinction of being a guest on the very first episode of Go Fact Yourself. When he was first on the show, he answered trivia questions about 1980’s music. But this time we’re revisiting BOTH of his other areas of expertise to determine if he is truly the Facting Champion! Along the way, Jimmy will discuss how he’s podcasting from home, music from his hometown and favorite baseball hometeam. Appearing in this episode: J. Keith van Straaten Helen Hong Jimmy Pardo With Guest Experts: Jason Benetti, Sportscaster for the Chicago White Sox. Bill Champlin, musician, singer and songwriter who’s performed with the band Chicago. Oliver Pardo, son of Jimmy Pardo. Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with M...

66 MINMAR 28
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Ep. 55: Jimmy Pardo

Ep. 54.5: J. Keith & Helen on WGN TV and radio

Happy Max Fun Drive month! To celebrate, we’re changing up our episode schedule in March. This week, we’ve got a pair of interviews that aired as part of Go Fact Yourself’s shows in Chicago. First, J. Keith and Helen will speak with Larry Potash from WGN TV’s morning show. Then they’ll speak with Bill Leff and Dane Neal from the recently ended "Bill & Wendy Show." Both interviews will feature special mini-versions of our usual trivia games! Go Fact Yourself will be back with full episodes on March 20th and 27th -- just in time for the Max Fun Drive! Make sure to contribute at maximumfun.org/join Appearing in this episode: J. Keith van Straaten Helen Hong Larry Potash Bill Leff Dane Neal Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. Theme Song by Jonathan Green. Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher. The show is edited by Julian Burrell. Go to gofactyourpod.com for information and tickets to the nex...

23 MINMAR 7
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Ep. 54.5: J. Keith & Helen on WGN TV and radio

Ep. 54: Oscar Nunez & Molly Knight

Strike up the band! It’s a music-filled episode of Go Fact Yourself! Oscar Nunez is best known for his role as Oscar Martinez in the classic NBC comedy "The Office." Between its original run on television and streaming distribution on Netflix, it’s earned fans of all ages. Oscar will tell us all about some of his most memorable moments in front of the camera, including sharing a kiss with Steve Carrell and performing a strip-tease for Betty White. You can see Oscar on the Netflix series "Mr. Iglesias." Oscar will compete against Molly Knight, journalist for the sports publication The Athletic. She mainly covers the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team. She’ll share her insights into the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal that she says robbed the Dodgers of the 2017 World Series. Plus she’ll recall simpler times in her journalistic career -- like when she was a reporter for "Shopping Centers Today" magazine. Molly’s book, The Best Team Money Can Buy, is available now. The guest...

76 MINFEB 22
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Ep. 54: Oscar Nunez & Molly Knight

Latest Episodes

Ep. 62: Ann Magnuson & Hal Lublin

From the mightiest of heroes to the worst of villains, it’s another LIVE edition of Go Fact Yourself! Voice actor Hal Lublin takes on actor Ann Magnuson in a trivia battle of comic books, serial killers and covert word play.

70 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Ep. 62: Ann Magnuson & Hal Lublin

Ep. 61: Rachel Bloom & Tommy Davidson

Sing a little song and wish upon a star, it’s another competition edition of Go Fact Yourself! Award winning Rachel Bloom (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) takes on Tommy Davidson from “The Proud Family” to answer questions about movies, animated musicals and going out (remember that?).

81 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Ep. 61: Rachel Bloom & Tommy Davidson

Ep. 60: Best of Music

It’s another best of edition of Go Fact Yourself centered on music. Guests like Alonzo Bodden and Emily Heller discuss their favorite artists and genres with a veritable chorus line of authors and songwriters.

76 MINJUN 5
Comments
Ep. 60: Best of Music

Ep. 59: Jonathan Coulton & Ophira Eisenberg

It’s our first Go Fact Yourself that was streamed LIVE on video! In a battle of NPR trivia icons, musician Jonathan Coulton competes with comedian Ophira Eisenberg to answer questions about music, television and tentacles (seriously!)

94 MINMAY 16
Comments
Ep. 59: Jonathan Coulton & Ophira Eisenberg

Ep. 58: Walter Koenig & Danielle Koenig

It’s the first ever father-daughter edition of Go Fact Yourself! Writer Danielle Koenig and actor Walter Koenig go head to head in a multigenerational family feud of trivia!

74 MINMAY 1
Comments
Ep. 58: Walter Koenig & Danielle Koenig

Ep. 57: Jordan Morris

It’s another quarantine and redemption edition of Go Fact Yourself! Jordan Morris was on episode 24 of the show where he was quizzed on his love of the La Brea Tar Pits. Even though he aced his area of expertise, he came up just short of victory. We’re giving him another shot at proving his trivia prowess as we have fun chats about drinking games, thinking games and cartoon fame! Appearing in this episode: J. Keith van Straaten Helen Hong Jordan Morris With Guest Experts: Monique Powell, songwriter and lead singer of the band Save Ferris Yeardley Smith, actor who’s best known as the voice of Lisa Simpson. Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. Theme Song by Jonathan Green. Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher. The show is engineered and edited by Julian Burrell. Go to gofactyourpod.com for information and tickets to the next recording of Go Fact Yourself … whenever that is! Get our Go Fact Y...

80 MINAPR 18
Comments
Ep. 57: Jordan Morris

Ep. 56: Best of Baseball

The 2020 MLB season is in question, but we’re happy to celebrate baseball on Go Fact Yourself! There have been a lot of contestants who have chosen baseball as their areas of expertise; we’ve quizzed folks like comedy legend Fred Willard, voice actor Phil Lamarr and Maximum Fun founder Jesse Thorn -- and more! We decided to put some of the best segments in one convenient episode. Along the way, we’ve got a murderer’s row of outstanding experts including World Series play-by-play broadcasters, world-class historians and world champion players. Let’s play ball! Appearing in this episode: J. Keith van Straaten Helen Hong Phil LaMarr from Episode 2 Fred Willard from Episode 13 John Ross Bowie from Episode 14 Sandeep Parikh from Episode 26 Jesse Thorn from Episode 50 With Guest Experts: Jon Weisman, author of 100 Things Dodgers Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die. Dr. Joe Price, Co-Director for The Institute for Baseball Studies at Whittier College. Bobby Ojeda, former baseball ...

59 MINAPR 4
Comments
Ep. 56: Best of Baseball

Ep. 55: Jimmy Pardo

It’s a special, experimental Quarantine Edition of Go Fact Yourself recorded at our various homes and with no live audience! Jimmy Pardo is a comedian and host of the long-running podcast "Never Not Funny." He also owns the distinction of being a guest on the very first episode of Go Fact Yourself. When he was first on the show, he answered trivia questions about 1980’s music. But this time we’re revisiting BOTH of his other areas of expertise to determine if he is truly the Facting Champion! Along the way, Jimmy will discuss how he’s podcasting from home, music from his hometown and favorite baseball hometeam. Appearing in this episode: J. Keith van Straaten Helen Hong Jimmy Pardo With Guest Experts: Jason Benetti, Sportscaster for the Chicago White Sox. Bill Champlin, musician, singer and songwriter who’s performed with the band Chicago. Oliver Pardo, son of Jimmy Pardo. Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with M...

66 MINMAR 28
Comments
Ep. 55: Jimmy Pardo

Ep. 54.5: J. Keith & Helen on WGN TV and radio

Happy Max Fun Drive month! To celebrate, we’re changing up our episode schedule in March. This week, we’ve got a pair of interviews that aired as part of Go Fact Yourself’s shows in Chicago. First, J. Keith and Helen will speak with Larry Potash from WGN TV’s morning show. Then they’ll speak with Bill Leff and Dane Neal from the recently ended "Bill & Wendy Show." Both interviews will feature special mini-versions of our usual trivia games! Go Fact Yourself will be back with full episodes on March 20th and 27th -- just in time for the Max Fun Drive! Make sure to contribute at maximumfun.org/join Appearing in this episode: J. Keith van Straaten Helen Hong Larry Potash Bill Leff Dane Neal Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. Theme Song by Jonathan Green. Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher. The show is edited by Julian Burrell. Go to gofactyourpod.com for information and tickets to the nex...

23 MINMAR 7
Comments
Ep. 54.5: J. Keith & Helen on WGN TV and radio

Ep. 54: Oscar Nunez & Molly Knight

Strike up the band! It’s a music-filled episode of Go Fact Yourself! Oscar Nunez is best known for his role as Oscar Martinez in the classic NBC comedy "The Office." Between its original run on television and streaming distribution on Netflix, it’s earned fans of all ages. Oscar will tell us all about some of his most memorable moments in front of the camera, including sharing a kiss with Steve Carrell and performing a strip-tease for Betty White. You can see Oscar on the Netflix series "Mr. Iglesias." Oscar will compete against Molly Knight, journalist for the sports publication The Athletic. She mainly covers the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team. She’ll share her insights into the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal that she says robbed the Dodgers of the 2017 World Series. Plus she’ll recall simpler times in her journalistic career -- like when she was a reporter for "Shopping Centers Today" magazine. Molly’s book, The Best Team Money Can Buy, is available now. The guest...

76 MINFEB 22
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Ep. 54: Oscar Nunez & Molly Knight
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