Ep. 75: Alice Ripley & Lee Wilkof

Episode 75

15th January 2021

Set the kettle to a full boil and put on a quality flick! It’s a new episode of Go Fact Yourself! Alice Ripley is a Tony Award-winning Broadway icon, whose trailblazing performances include Side Show and Next to Normal. She recently appeared in the one-woman show, The Pink Unicorn, which is being adapted into a […]

Episode notes

Set the kettle to a full boil and put on a quality flick! It’s a new episode of Go Fact Yourself!

Alice Ripley is a Tony Award-winning Broadway icon, whose trailblazing performances include Side Show and Next to Normal. She recently appeared in the one-woman show, The Pink Unicorn, which is being adapted into a film. She’ll tell us all about that… and why she’s one of the reasons that this podcast exists! (Hint: She would be the expert if J. Keith were a guest!)

Lee Wilkof is an actor who originated the role of Seymour in the musical Little Shop of Horrors — and he appeared with Alice Ripley in a revival that was headed to Broadway … until it wasn’t. Lee has been acting for decades on stage and screen — including the badge of honor for any performer: numerous appearances on “Law & Order.” You can see Lee in the short film Any Song and as an expert on episode 67 of Go Fact Yourself.

Our guests will answer questions about high-quality tea, high-quality gold and high-quality movies.

What’s the difference: Silver and gold 

What’s the difference between silver and sterling silver?

What’s the difference between gold-plated and gold-filled?

Areas of Expertise

Alice Ripley: Making tea, English words from Latin and Greek elements and getting out stains. 

Lee Wilkof: The battle of Gettysburg, the film Barry Lyndon and Jewish food.

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten

Helen Hong

Alice Ripley

Alice Ripley

Alice Ripley

Lee Wilkof

Lee Wilkof

Lee Wilkof

With guest experts:

Jinlan Zhong

Jinlan Zhong

Jinlan Zhong, Chinese tea expert and owner of Music City Tea in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Ryan O'Neal

Ryan O’Neal

Ryan O’Neal, Oscar-nominated actor from many memorable films including What’s up, Doc? and Barry Lyndon

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

Theme Song by Jonathan Green

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 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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