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.
His opponent is a fellow comedian for whom he has a lot of respect (and fear): Emily Heller! You can hear her as the host of the podcast “Baby Geniuses”. Her show is all about explaining things. Today she’ll key in on a very important topic: Martha Stewart’s barnyard animals.
From personal heroes to classic television to the subtleties of regional coffee pot designs, this episode has it all.
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What’s the difference: Coffee/Coughy
What’s the difference between a teapot and a coffee pot?
What’s the difference between phlegm and mucus?
Emily Heller: The TV show “Frasier,” the musical group Indigo Girls and how to have a good time at Disneyland.
Guy Branum: Academy Award nominees for best actress, the TV show “30 Rock” and grains.
Appearing in this episode:
J. Keith van Straaten
With guest experts:
Emily Saliers, Grammy Award winning musician and one-half of Indigo Girls.
Margaret Cho, comedian 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.
Theme Song by Jonathan Green.
Maximum Fun’s Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.
The show is edited by Julian Burrell.
In this episode...
- Guy Branum & Emily Heller
- Margaret Cho, Emily Saliers
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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