Click your heels three times and remember there’s no place like home: “Go Fact Yourself” is officially the greatest trivia show on ice!
Jamie Loftus is a comedian and a host of “The Bechdel Cast” podcast. Her show is all about analyzing film from a feminist perspective. One movie that holds up surprisingly well under such scrutiny? Alien! She’ll explain. Plus, she’ll discuss what gives her a special edge in this trivia contest: her certification as a Mensa Genius. Jamie’s upcoming appearances can be found on her website.
Jamie will compete against her fellow comedian and feminist Craig Shoemaker. He describes his work as “comedy for the soul.” That’s not just a pun on his name; He’ll tell us about how his work has actually helped people in real life. He also has a number of personal aspirations as well, including to sing Les Miserables on Broadway. You can hear Craig on his podcast “Can I Help You?”
The topics discussed include classic movies, ice rinks and the power of love.
What’s the Difference: Music history
What’s the difference between a Grammy award for “song of the year” and “record of the year”?
What’s the difference between “historic” and “historical”?
If you’d like to submit a question for our What’s the Difference round, go to gofactyourpod.com and click on “Get Involved.”
Areas of Expertise
Jamie Loftus: Chuck E. Cheese, zambonis and the collective works of Alfred Molina.
Craig Shoemaker : Fatherhood, the film The Wizard of Oz and fixing people.
Appearing in this episode:
With guest experts:
Joe Keeler, Francois Martindale, ice maintenance experts for the Los Angeles Kings NHL team.
Aljean Harmetz, author of the book The Making of the Wizard of Oz.
Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show was recorded at Center For Inquiry Los Angeles.
Theme Song by Jonathan Green.
Maximum Fun’s Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.
The show is edited by Julian Burrell.
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About the show
A compendium of classic episodes of Maximum Fun shows, in case you’d like to revisit some old favorites or be introduced to new ones!
We know that a lot of you – like us – are stuck indoors and have maybe suddenly found yourself with more time for podcast listening. So we put together a special new feed for you! The MaxFun Classics feed is basically what it sounds like: a collection of classic episodes of Maximum Fun shows. If you’ve listened to a show for a while (some of our shows have been around for more than TEN YEARS!), maybe you’d like to revisit some old favorites. Or, if you only listen to one or two MaxFun shows right now, this might introduce you to some new favorites!
New episodes will be added daily to this limited-run feed. Enjoy!