Ep. 148: Ivy Le & A.J. Jacobs

You’re not hallucinating here – it’s a brand new episode of Go Fact Yourself!

In this episode…


Ivy Le is a comedian, actor, and the creator of the podcast FOGO- Fear of Going Outside. Ivy says she had to start from square one for the podcast: From Googling “How to find the outdoors” all the way to learning how to camp. She’ll also tell us about “Tongue In Cheek,” her queer-focused open mic in Austin, Texas.

A.J. Jacobs is an author and puzzle podcaster. Most of his books center on his putting himself through elaborate and lengthy lifestyle experiments, like reading the entirety of the Encyclopedia Britannica or living in accordance with the bible. His latest book is entitled The Year of Living Constitutionally: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Constitution’s Original Meaning.

Areas of Expertise

Ivy: AAPI American history, ADHD, and edibles.

A.J.: Two-letter Scrabble words, the movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and weird Victorian Jobs.

What’s the difference: Steeped in history

What’s the difference between steeping and brewing?

What’s the difference between ancient history and prehistory?


Judge Reinhold: Actor, whose many iconic roles include playing Brad in Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

Amy Tan: Award-winning, best-selling author and illustrator, who wrote the novel and screenplay for The Joy Luck Club.


J. Keith van Straaten

Helen Hong


Theme Song by Jonathan Green.

Maximum Fun’s Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.

Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.

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