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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! If you're in the Los Angeles area and would like to be in the audie ...
 
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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 P…
 
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 corres…
 
In the culture wars, Jesse Singal is either the world's supervillain or its superhero, depending on your point of view. His original Atlantic article is at https://bit.ly/3zZ9Msq and Jonathan Kay's article about the smear campaign against him is at https://bit.ly/3dgcShO. Jesse's new book, in real-world printed form, is "The Quick Fix". See acast.c…
 
G’day all! It’s a brand new Australia edition of Go Fact Yourself! Kate Mulvany is best known these days for her role on Amazon Prime’s “Hunters” where she plays a Nazi-hunting nun. But one of her most acclaimed roles was Shakespeare's Richard III. She’ll tell us about why the role was so deeply personal for her and explain why she still gets stars…
 
Off the top rope for the three count fall, it’s the reigning defending champion of trivia: Go Fact Yourself! Colt Cabana is a professional wrestler who appears every week on All Elite Wrestling on TNT. Wrestling is a little different in the middle of a pandemic; but even though he can’t be in front of a crowd much, he’s found other ways to keep his…
 
Do lockdowns work? Will we reach herd immunity? Will Australia ever re-open to the world? As Melbourne endures another lockdown, Josh grills Australia's leading epidemiologist, the World Health Organisation advisor Professor Mary-Louise McLaws, about how we might return to "normal". See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Get settled on the couch and grab some snacks: it’s another “Best Of” edition of Go Fact Yourself! As we all were stuck inside for most of the past year, TV was one of the only sources of entertainment that didn’t go away. We’ve collected some of our favorite contestants from the early episodes of the show who chose TV shows as their area of expert…
 
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 B…
 
Go Fact Yourself is joining forces with Politifact for the United Facts of America -- a (virtual) festival of fact checking -- May 10-13. To get 30% off tickets to the event and to see a special video edition of Go Fact Yourself, visit bit.ly/FactsFest and enter the promo code “FACTS2021” at checkout. And… make sure to listen to our second pledge b…
 
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