Ep. 126: Cenk Uygur & Niccole Thurman

Learn the ropes and brush up on your facts for this new episode of Go Fact Yourself!

Cenk Uygur is the creator of the progressive news network The Young Turks. Before that, he was an on-camera personality for MSNBC. He’ll tell us how his old gig helped him understand why he needed to make a space for news and information. Plus we’ll learn why it took so long for him to finish his first book, and why he’s convinced that the United States is a progressive country.

Niccole Thurman is known for her roles in comedy. Her latest work includes voicing several characters on the HBO series “Jellystone” and appearing on many episodes of “The Opposition with Jordan Klepper” – but she actually didn’t intentionally pursue comedy. She’ll explain that, plus tell us the odd circumstances that led her dog Izzy to join us on stage.

Our guests will answer trivia about cows and snakes in the oddest of places.

Areas of expertise

Niccole: The musician Hosier, facts about the Kansas City metro area, and predicting the outcome of true crime segments on “Dateline.”

Cenk: 1980s WWF, fantasy football, and happiness.

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What’s the difference between plaque and tartar?

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten

Helen Hong

Cenk Uygur

Niccole Thurman

With guests experts

Sly James: Former mayor of Kansas City.

David Cook: Winner of the seventh season of “American Idol.”

Jake “The Snake” Roberts: Former wrestler for the WWF throughout the 1980s, who currently appears on All Elite Wrestling.

Theme Song by Jonathan Green.

Maximum Fun’s Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.

Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.

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