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It’s third down and goal to go for a trivia touchdown on Go Fact Yourself!
Meg Rowley is managing editor of Fangraphs, and a host of the baseball podcast “Effectively Wild.” She’s endeared herself as an authority on all things baseball, from analytics to the bodily functions of the players. In addition to America’s pastime, she’ll tell us more about why she thinks Arizona is a very underrated state.
Wajahat Ali is a columnist for The Daily Beast. He’s just released a new book Go Back to Where You Came From (And Other Helpful Recommendations on How to Become American). He’ll tell us about how the book was inspired by some of the less helpful recommendations he’s gotten over the years. Plus, he’ll explain why being a lawyer isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Our guests will talk about ball games both on the field and on the diamond.
What’s the Difference: Knot Again!
What’s the difference, when sailing, between a knot and a nautical mile?
What’s the difference between Recurring and Reoccurring?
Areas of Expertise:
Meg: The 2013 Seattle Seahawks football team, The 1999 version of the movie The Mummy, and Nora Ephron.
Wajahat: The 2021 San Francisco 49ers football team, 1980s and 90s Stand-up comedians, and Famous brown people.
Appearing in this episode:
With guest experts:
Jon Ryan, member of the Super Bowl-winning 2013 Seattle Seahawks football team.
Paula Poundstone, award-winning comedian, best-selling author, and host of the podcast, “Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone.”
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-upgrading by YOU.
About the show
Twice a month, host J. Keith van Straaten and co-host Helen Hong quiz the smartest celebrities they know to find out why they love what they love! 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!
If you’re in the Los Angeles area and would like to be in the audience for a podcast taping, get your free ticket at http://www.gofactyourpod.com!
How to listen
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