Perfect your comic punchlines and read up on your history for this episode of Go Fact Yourself!
Charlie Hankin is perhaps best known for his comics in The New Yorker magazine. For you aspiring cartoonists, he shares the secret to getting your work in the famed publication. He also discusses how he’s already walked away a winner on another game show: “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” Charlie can be seen on his YouTube show “Good Cop, Great Cop.“
Also joining us is writer and podcaster Kitty Felde. Her show “Book Club for Kids” is all about showcasing kids’ perspectives on books and sharing them with the authors. As a veteran Capitol Hill reporter, she’s ready to share some amazing details about U.S. politics… like how Washington D.C. is home to the ugliest shoes in the country.
We’ll get into topics like U.S. presidents, classic science-fiction films and regal living spaces.
What’s the Difference: There’s no place like home
What’s the difference between a home appraisal and a home assessment?
What’s the difference between a palace and a castle?
If you’d like to submit a question for our What’s the Difference round, go to gofactyourpod.com and click on “Get Involved.”
Areas of Expertise
Charlie Hankin: the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, the making of the atomic bomb and the Heaven’s Gate cult.
Kitty Felde: The Dodgers baseball team’s move to LA from Brooklyn, Theodore Roosevelt and his children and the TV show Bonanza.
Appearing in this episode:
Charlie Hankin and Kitty Felde
With guest experts:
Kermit Roosevelt III, professor at University of Pennsylvania’s Carey Law School.
Dan Richter and Charlie Hankin
Dan Richter, writer and actor who performed in 2001: A Space Odyssey.
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.
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About the show
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!
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