Ep. 143: David Wilcox & Gretchen McCulloch

Trivia and podcasting are a love story for the ages on a brand new episode of Go Fact Yourself!

In this episode…


David Wilcox is an award-winning singer and songwriter, who happens to be one of J. Keith’s very favorites. His lyrics showcase his passion for intense and often very personal storytelling, so personal that some people have commissioned him to write songs about their lives – with surprising results. David’s album My Good Friends is available now.

Gretchen McCulloch is a bestselling author and award-winning linguist. How did she discover how much she loved linguistics? It all started with a stolen book… and ended with her writing her own book. Gretchen is the host of the podcast Lingthusiasm, where she’s posed important questions to listeners like “Is frowning something you do with your forehead or your mouth?”

Areas of Expertise:

David: Donald Fagen’s album The Nightfly, model year changes on air-cooled Volkswagens from 1949 to 1973, and plumbing.

Gretchen: The YouTube show “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries,” the musical SIX, and unexpected recipes that you can make with rhubarb.

What’s the Difference:

Birds of a Feather

What’s the difference between a nest and a roost?

What’s the difference between denizens and citizens?


Will Lee: Grammy award-winning musician, whose thousands of album appearances include The Nightfly.

Ashley Clements: Award-winning actor, who starred in “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries” and hosts the YouTube show, “The Look Back Diaries


J. Keith van Straaten

Helen Hong


Theme Song by Jonathan Green.

Maximum Fun’s Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.

Show engineer is Dave McKeever.

Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.

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