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. She’s also the author of the book Tropical Attire Encouraged (and Other Phrases That Scare Me). She’s got a reputation of being very funny in her work, but also very warm in a way that encourages people to share personal insights with her. But that’s not what makes her successful. What is? Well… she’ll explain
In this episode, we’ll learn about the Harlem Globetrotters, sweet treats and prehistoric poop.
What’s the difference: Feast or Famine
What’s the difference between “ice cream” and “gelato”?
What’s the difference between “to deny” and “to deprive” when referring to food?
Areas of Expertise
Jordan Morris: The Simpsons, the La Brea Tar Pits, and the 90’s third-wave ska revival.
Alison Rosen: In vitro fertilization, The Facts of Life, and analogies.
Appearing in this episode:
With guest experts:
Dr. Mairin Balisi, National Science Foundation postdoctoral research fellow.
Gloria Loring, singer and actress.
Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show was recorded at The Angel City Brewery in Los Angeles.
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!
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 http://www.gofactyourpod.com!
How to listen
Stream or download episodes directly from our website, or listen via your favorite podcatcher!