Ep. 87: Hari Sreenivasan & Jessica Yellin

Episode 87

2nd July 2021

You can watch a video version of this episode! Follow us on social media (@gofactyourpod) and send us a direct message to receive the link. In space, no one can hear you trivia! This brand new Go Fact Yourself was recorded as part of Politifact’s  “United Facts of America: A Festival of Fact-Checking.” Hari Sreenivasan […]

Episode notes

You can watch a video version of this episode! Follow us on social media (@gofactyourpod) and send us a direct message to receive the link.

In space, no one can hear you trivia! This brand new Go Fact Yourself was recorded as part of Politifact’s  “United Facts of America: A Festival of Fact-Checking.”

Hari Sreenivasan is an anchor and senior correspondent for “PBS Newshour.” As a journalist, he’s dedicated most of his professional life to helping viewers understand facts from fiction. But even before that, he used to watch the news for another reason: to help his parents learn English.

Hari’s opponent is fellow broadcaster Jessica Yellin. She began her career as a journalist with the goal of one day becoming a White House correspondent — which she accomplished! Now she’s got a new goal: delivering “calm news” through Instagram to provide information without a panic attack.

What’s the Difference: Just the Facts

What’s the difference between “assume” and “presume?”

What’s the difference between proof and evidence in a court of law?

Areas of Expertise:

Hari: TV shows about Mars, current events on Mars, baking chocolate chip cookies.

Jessica: David Bowie, the TV show “Dynasty” and how to do makeup in the car.

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten

Helen Hong

Hari Sreenivasan

Hari Sreenivasan

Jessica Yellin

Jessica Yellin

With guest experts:

Katie Stack Morgan

Katie Stack Morgan, research scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory who’s currently a Deputy Project Scientist on the Mars 2020 rover mission.

Linda Evans

Linda Evans, award-winning actor, writer and speaker who played Cristal Carrington on “Dynasty.”

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.

Vaccine-getting by YOU.

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Guests

  • Hari Sreenivasan
  • Jessica Yellin
  • Katie Stack Morgan
  • Linda Evans

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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