Ep. 82: Dave Shumka & Laura House

Episode 082

7th May 2021

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Go Fact Yourself is joining forces with Politifact for the United Facts of America — a (virtual) festival of fact checking — May 10-13. To get 30% off tickets to the event and to see a special video edition of Go Fact Yourself, visit bit.ly/FactsFest and enter the promo code “FACTS2021” at checkout.

And… make sure to listen to our second pledge break for a very special announcement that could put YOU on an episode of GFY…

Whether you want to sing about Summer lovin’ or the Big Bang, we’ve got you covered on this special #MaxFunDrive episode of Go Fact Yourself!

Dave Shumka is one of the hosts of Maximum Fun’s “Stop Podcasting Yourself,” which has been around for 13 years. While things have certainly changed in the world of podcasting, Dave says their longevity can be attributed to their show’s vague initial premise of “bland white people.”

Dave’s opponent is Laura House, the voice behind one of Maximum Fun’s newest shows, “Tiny Victories.” The show is meant to be a celebration of the little things in life. Laura will explain how the podcast is a reflection of a mindset that she tries to bring into the real world.

This episode is a special Max Fun Drive edition of trivia competition. To become a Max Fun Member and support Go Fact Yourself for as little as $5 a month, go to Maximumfun.org/join

What’s the difference: The Greenhouse Effect

What’s the difference between a greenhouse and a hothouse?

What’s the difference between “effective” and “efficacious” when referring to vaccines?

Areas of Expertise

Dave Shumka: Erotic thrillers, 1990’s Canadian popular music and Dairy Queen

Lauar House: The movie Grease, The movie Grease 2 and Gothic English literature

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten

Helen Hong

Dave Shumka

Dave Shumka

Dave Shumka

Laura House

Laura House

Laura House

With guest experts:

Tyler Stewart

Tyler Stewart

Tyler Stewart, drummer for the band Barenaked Ladies.

Randal Kleiser

Randal Kleiser

Randal Kleiser, director of the film Grease.

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.

Mask-wearing and vaccine-getting by YOU.

In this episode...

Guests

  • Dave Shumka
  • Laura House
  • Tyler Stewart
  • Randal Kleiser

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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