Viva Las Vegas! Live from the Game Show Boot Camp in Las Vegas, Nevada, it’s a brand new episode of Go Fact Yourself!
James Holzhauer is one of the all-time great “Jeopardy!” champions, racking up a 32-game win streak. It helped that he approached the game with his skills as a professional gambler. He’ll explain more about that and tell us about how he’s now banned from most casinos on the Las Vegas strip. You’ll also hear more about James’ charity work with Project 150 to help unhoused students in Las Vegas.
Victoria Groce is also a “Jeopardy!” champion and one of the only people whose trivia knowledge intimidates James. She’ll tell us about how her first day on “Jeopardy!” was part of a whirlwind of life changes that could only be fueled by tea and energy drinks. Plus we finally find where the worlds of trivia and knitting overlap
Our guests will compete to answer trivia about baseball, bargaining, and boys with violins.
What’s the Difference: Dealer’s Choice
What’s the difference between haggling and bargaining?
What’s the difference between a choice and a decision?
Areas of Expertise:
James: 1990s Major League Baseball, the NES game “Tecmo Super Bowl” and “The Simpsons” seasons one through eight.
Yesika: The movie The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, the musician Kishi Bashi, and celiac disease.
Appearing in this episode:
With guest experts:
Kishi Bashi, musician and subject of the film Omoiyari.
Greg Maddux, Hall-of-Fame baseball player, who led the MLB in wins and Cy Young Awards in the 1990s.
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.
Live show engineer is Dave McKeever.
Maximum Fun’s Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.
Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.
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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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