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Ep. 72: Rachel Dratch & David Lindsay-Abaire

Here’s the story… of a lovely podcast! It’s a new episode of Go Fact Yourself!

David Lindsay-Abaire is a playwright, lyricist and the first Pulitzer prize-winning contestant in the history of our show. He’ll tell us all about the great productions he’s made for broadway and how he managed to win such a prestigious award… when he wasn’t even nominated for it.

Rachel Dratch has had a storied career in comedy. She endeared herself to “Saturday Night Live” when she co-created and embodied the character Debbie Downer. She’ll tell us about how she developed the bit along with the signature trombone sound that plays in her segments. 

This week, our contestants will answer questions about classic skits, classic comedy and classic families — that were all on TV!

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What’s the difference between a sociopath and a psychopath?

Areas of Expertise

David Lindsay-Abaire: Boston slang words, notable graduates of Sarah Lawrence College and the TV game show “Match Game” from 1973 to 1982.

Rachel Dratch: 1983-1984 Pop Music Lyrics, Modern Art in the collection of MoMa, and the TV show “The Brady Bunch.”

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten

Helen Hong

David Lindsay-Abaire

Rachel Dratch

With guest experts:

Joyce Bulifant, author and actor, who’s appeared on Broadway, in movies and on television.

Susan Olsen, artist, author, and actor… who played Cindy Brady on “The Brady Bunch.”

Go Fact Yourself was devised and produced by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show is recorded from multiple homes at a safe social distance.

Theme Song by Jonathan Green

Maximum Fun’s Senior Producer is Laura Swisher

Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.

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