Ep. 83: Justin McElroy & Dr. Sydnee McElroy

Episode 83

14th May 2021

Make sure to listen to our second pledge break for a very special announcement that could put YOU on an episode of GFY… It’s all about that classic trio of music, movies and medicine this week on our second #MaxFunDrive episode of Go Fact Yourself! Justin McElroy’s podcast career spans multiple shows including the hugely […]

Episode notes

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

It’s all about that classic trio of music, movies and medicine this week on our second #MaxFunDrive episode of Go Fact Yourself!

Justin McElroy’s podcast career spans multiple shows including the hugely popular “My Brother, My Brother and Me,” and “The Adventure Zone.” Through it all, he’s never lost sight of the things he owes his career to: a lifetime of insulting his brothers and the recently shut down Yahoo Answers service.

Justin will compete against his wife Dr. Sydnee McElroy. She shows off her medical expertise on the podcast “Sawbones” (which she hosts with Justin!) and “Still Buffering” (which she hosts with her siblings). Sydnee’s also asked to display her knowledge in other unconventional places… mainly at family functions and to strangers who want her to check their moles.

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

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Areas of Expertise

Justin McElroy: Wood working, the show Sleep No More and the band They Might Be Giants

Sydnee McElroy: Archie comics, the movie Grease 2 and making slime

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten

Helen Hong

Justin and Dr. Sydney McElroy

Dr. Sydney and Justin McElroy

Justin McElroy

Dr. Sydnee McElroy

With guest experts:

Maxwell Caulfield

Maxwell Caulfield

Maxwell Caulfield, actor and filmmaker with dozens of credits across Broadway, TV and film — including Grease 2.

John Linnell

John Linnell

John Linnell, founder of Brooklyn alternative rock legends They Might Be Giants.

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

  • Justin McElroy
  • Dr. Sydnee McElroy
  • Maxwell Caulfield
  • John Linnell

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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