Ep. 88: David Pogue & Nancy Giles

Episode 88

16th July 2021

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… a brand new episode of Go Fact Yourself! David Pogue is an Emmy-winning “CBS Sunday Morning” correspondent and an author who’s written over 100 books (mostly covering science and technology). That’s given him some special insight; like why published tech instructions are so terrible. David’s newest book is […]

Episode notes

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… a brand new episode of Go Fact Yourself!

David Pogue is an Emmy-winning “CBS Sunday Morning” correspondent and an author who’s written over 100 books (mostly covering science and technology). That’s given him some special insight; like why published tech instructions are so terrible. David’s newest book is “How to Prepare for Climate Change: A Practical Guide to Surviving the Chaos” and believe it or not, it’s actually a really hopeful read!

David will compete against his colleague and fellow Emmy-winner from “CBS Sunday Morning,”: actor and writer Nancy Giles! She’s been seen on Broadway and in plenty of movies, but a lot of people may actually have heard her work elsewhere — as the voice for medicine commercials. Nancy also has a podcast called “The Giles Files.”

Our guests will discuss the magic of movies, superheroes and witches!

What’s the Difference: Eggs-cuse Me!

What’s the difference between an omelet and a frittata?

What’s the difference between “excuse me” and “pardon me?”

Areas of Expertise:

David: Movie special effects, The Electric Light Orchestra album “Out of the Blue,” and Steve Jobs.

Nancy: “The Bob Newhart Show,” sitcom second bananas of the 1960’s, and black hair products from the 1970s (not including the horrific Jheri Curl).

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten

Helen Hong

David Pogue

David Pogue

Nancy Giles

Nancy Giles

With guest experts:

Colin Chilvers

Colin Chilvers, director, producer, author and special effects pioneer, who earned a BAFTA and an Oscar for his work as Director of Special Effects on the movie Superman. 

Erin Murphy

Erin Murphy, actor, TV host, writer, and autism advocate… who played Tabitha on the TV show “Bewitched.”

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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In this episode...

Guests

  • David Pogue
  • Nancy Giles
  • Colin Chivers
  • Erin Murphy

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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