Ep. 56: Best of Baseball

Episode 54

3rd April 2020

The 2020 MLB season is in question, but we’re happy to celebrate baseball on Go Fact Yourself! There have been a lot of contestants who have chosen baseball as their areas of expertise; we’ve quizzed folks like comedy legend Fred Willard, voice actor Phil Lamarr and Maximum Fun founder Jesse Thorn — and more! We […]

Episode notes

The 2020 MLB season is in question, but we’re happy to celebrate baseball on Go Fact Yourself!

There have been a lot of contestants who have chosen baseball as their areas of expertise; we’ve quizzed folks like comedy legend Fred Willard, voice actor Phil Lamarr and Maximum Fun founder Jesse Thorn — and more! We decided to put some of the best segments in one convenient episode.

Along the way, we’ve got a murderer’s row of outstanding experts including World Series play-by-play broadcasters, world-class historians and world champion players. Let’s play ball!

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten

Helen Hong

Phil LaMarr from Episode 2

Fred Willard from Episode 13

John Ross Bowie from Episode 14

Sandeep Parikh from Episode 26

Jesse Thorn from Episode 50

With Guest Experts:

Jon Weisman, author of 100 Things Dodgers Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die.

Dr. Joe Price, Co-Director for The Institute for Baseball Studies at Whittier College.

Bobby Ojeda, former baseball player and current podcaster.

Dan Shaughnessy, sports columnist for the Boston Globe.

Jon Miller, award-winning TV and radio play-by-play commentator for the San Francisco Giants.

Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun.

Theme Song by Jonathan Green.

Maximum Fun’s Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.

The show is engineered and edited by Julian Burrell.

Go to gofactyourpod.com for information and tickets to the next recording of Go Fact Yourself … whenever that is!

Get our Go Fact Yourself t-shaped shirt!

Visit us @gofactyourpod on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

And wash your hands!

In this episode...

Guests

  • Phil LaMarr
  • Fred Willard
  • John Ross Bowie
  • Sandeep Parikh
  • Jesse Thorn
  • Jon Weisman
  • Dr. Joe Price
  • Bobby Ojeda
  • Dan Shaughnessy
  • Jon Miller

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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