Ep. 53: Gareth Reynolds & Ali Spagnola

Slackers of the world unite! Fire up your flux capacitors! “Go Fact Yourself” has trivia that spans the timeline this week!

J. Keith van Straaten and Helen Hong

Gareth Reynolds is best known as one of the hosts of “The Dollop.” It’s a podcast that shares stories from U.S. history in a fun and engaging way. That includes some less savory information — like the details about George Washington’s teeth. Gareth will also tell us personal stories, including what it was like to be a writer for “Arrested Development” and how he first met his cat, Jose. Gareth’s new comedy record, “Riddled with Disease,” is available now.

Ali Spagnola also works in comedy, but in a different medium. Her presence on social media has earned her millions of followers across many platforms. What’s even more impressive is that she’s done it all while being physically fit, musically talented and breaking multiple world records. She’s even found a way to turn the hate that comes with being a prominent online figure into something very positive and constructive.

The guests will discuss lessons from history, movies about the past and animated shows about the future!

What’s the Difference: Too fry fry, hush hush (eye to eye)

What’s the difference between pan frying and sauteing?

What’s the difference between a pan and a skillet?

If you’d like to submit a question for our What’s the Difference round, go to gofactyourpod.com and click on “Get Involved.”

Areas of Expertise

Gareth Reynolds: The Green Bay Packers from the 1990s until now, the film Back to the Future and animals.

Ali Spagnola: The TV show “Futurama,” the TV show “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” and CrossFit.

Appearing in this episode:

Keith van Straaten

Helen Hong

Ali Spagnola and Gareth Reynolds

Gareth Reynolds

Ali Spagnola

With guest experts:

James Tolkan, retired actor best known for his role in the Back to the Future film series.

Mike Rowe and Ali Spagnola

Mike Rowe, writer/producer for “Futurama.”

Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show was recorded at Center For Inquiry Los Angeles.

Theme Song by Jonathan Green.

Maximum Fun’s Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.

The show is edited by Julian Burrell.

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