Ep. 125: A.C. Newman & Sukh Ojla

Eat a tablet, pray for great music, and prepare to love this brand new episode of Go Fact Yourself!

A.C. Newman is a founding member of the band The New Pornographers. The band’s newest album is Continue as a Guest, and A.C. will explain why the title was born from a sense of existential dread that he felt during the pandemic. We’ll also hear about a project from A.C. that failed to get off the ground: a broadway musical set in a gritty version of the Archie comics universe (years before “Riverdale” was ever a thing).

Sukh Ojla is a comedian, playwright, and author. She got her start in comedy attending a free workshop. The twist? She thought that it was to work on her writing. She stuck with comedy and also eventually became a published author with her debut novel Sunny. The only downside is that she’s had to come to terms with the permanence of books compared to a stand-up set.

Our guests will compete to answer trivia about companionship through music and books.

Areas of expertise

A.C.: Marvel Legends action figures, the Paisley Underground, and SCTV (in particular, “5 Neat Guys”).

Sukh: The movie Rocky IV, the book Eat, Pray, Love, and Greek deities.

What’s the difference: Jagged Little Pill.

What’s the difference between a claw and a talon?

What’s the difference between a tablet and pill?

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten

Helen Hong

A.C. Newman

Sukh Ojla

With guests experts

Steve Wynn, of the band The Dream Syndicate.

Michael Quercio, of the band The Three O’Clock

Debbi Peterson and Vicki Peterson, of the band The Bangles

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of many books including Eat, Pray, Love and founder of The Onward Book Club.

Theme Song by Jonathan Green.

Maximum Fun’s Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.

Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.

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