Ep. 129: Steph Tisdell & Andy Saunders


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It’s time to drop in and chat with a friend down under on a brand new episode of Go Fact Yourself!

Steph Tisdell is an First Nations Australian comedian, who incorporates her Yidinjy heritage and perspective into her work. Why? Because, in her words, they are “the funniest race in the world.” She’ll explain. Plus, she tells us how her latest work aims to improve the representation of her fellow aboriginal people in an area of show business that is especially lacking: Stunties.

Andy Saunders is a First Nations Australian comedian whom Tisdell has called, “a guide, a mentor and an uncle.” He and his wife Deb famously appeared on “The Block,” a TV show about competing to renovate homes. Andy credits his time on the show with giving him great exercise and helping him get recognized. You can see more of the couple’s home design expertise on their YouTube show “Deb & Andy DNA of Design.”

Areas of Expertise

Steph: Orchids, parrots, and Dr. Phil.

Andy: Surfing, the movie Avatar, and time travel.

What’s the Difference: Pool Cue

What’s the difference between pool and billiards?

What’s the difference between a line and a queue?

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten

Helen Hong 

Steph Tisdell

Andy Saunders

With guests experts

Dr. Irene Pepperberg: award-winning animal psychologist and behaviorist

Kathy “Gidget” Zuckerman: surfer who inspired movies, TV shows and professional surfers.

Theme Song by Jonathan Green.

Maximum Fun’s Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.

Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.

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