Ep. 123: Listener Tournament Finals: Lyn Fortman & Patrick Parker

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Get ready for the conclusion of our first-ever Listener Tournament, welcoming our two finalists to this special episode of the podcast.

Lyn Fortman learned a lot about herself during the pandemic. After a great deal of introspection, she discovered more about her gender identity, that she’s happy to share in the hopes that it helps others along their journey. Lyn will tell us about her career as a corporate recruiter and why she’s proud to advocate for colon cancer screenings.

Patrick Parker considers himself an all-purpose blerd (a portmanteau of “Black nerd”). If there’s something to be nerdy about– from comics, to RPGs, to pro-wrestling and more, chances are that he’s at least dabbled. Patrick will explain his goal to achieve his masters in social work, and why he so enjoys being a stay-at-home dad.

Our guests will answer trivia questions about funny families and notable neighbors.

Areas of Expertise

Lyn: The Crossfit Games, the comic strip For Better or For Worse, and Jimmy Pardo’s Never Not Funny podcast (seasons 14 to current).

Patrick: The movie A Christmas Story, Black superheroes from Marvel Comics, and the TV show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”

What’s the Difference: Minute Maid

What’s the difference between being the adjectives “minute” and “miniature”?

What’s the difference between a housekeeper and a cleaning person?

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten

Helen Hong

Lyn Fortman

Patrick Parker

With Guest Experts

Lynn Johnston: creator of the comic For Better or For Worse.

David Newell: actor best known for his role as Mr. McFeely on “Mister Roger’s Neighborhood.”

Theme Song by Jonathan Green.

Live show engineer is Dave McKeever.

Maximum Fun’s Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.

Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.

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