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We’re playing the hits this week on Go Fact Yourself!
Audie Cornish made a name for herself as a longtime host on NPR. In January, she decided she was ready for a new challenge: producing audio and television content for CNN. She’ll tell us about some of the bumps in the road of her new journey and tell us the secret to conducting a good interview. Audie’s upcoming podcast will appear on CNN Audio.
Chrisitan Finnegan is a comedian who made his mark by making fun of celebrities on TV – an industry that he says has completely tanked thanks to Twitter. Christian has a new special out now called “Show Your Work.” He explains that it’s one part stand-up special and one part documentary about keeping an independent venue alive in the middle of a pandemic
Our contestants will have a trivia battle about classic comedy and masters of music.
What’s the Difference: Broken Down!
What’s the difference between “biodegradable” and “compostable”?
What’s the difference between “fix” and “repair”?
Areas of Expertise:
Audie: ‘60s-’70s Vintage Stax Records, Ethan Hawke movies, and Dystopias.
Christian: 1980s MTV, the 1993-2022 New York Knicks basketball teams, and the movie Better Off Dead.
Appearing in this episode:
With guest experts:
Diane Franklin, actor, who’s appeared in several iconic movies, including The Last American Virgin and Better Off Dead.
Sam Moore, the legendary “Soul Man,” and one part of Sam & Dave, whose long career includes several enormous hits with Stax Records
Go Fact Yourself was devised and is 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.
Continuing to be vigilant about COVID by YOU!
About the show
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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