Ep. 72: Freddie Wong & Erin Foley

We’re down 40-Love, but we’re gonna turn this prison escape around! It’s a new episode of Go Fact Yourself!

Freddie Wong is a filmmaker and host of the podcast “Story Break” right here on the Maximum Fun Network. If you haven’t heard it, Freddie and the rest of the panel improvise silly stories for movies. That includes sequels for movies series like Star Wars and Boss Baby. What’s their secret for such creative ideas? It all starts with the basic understanding that every creative idea is stupid on some level. You can also hear Freddie on the “Dungeons and Daddies” podcast.

Competing against Freddie is Erin Foley, host of the podcast “Sports without Balls,” where she interviews women athletes and sports enthusiasts. She’ll tell us all about her favorite conversations that she’s had on the show and explain once and for all which sport is sexiest. Erin Foley’s comedy album “Deep Dive” is available now.

Our contestants are joined by guest co-host Allie Goertz in a show that was recorded earlier this year in front of a live audience at the Angel City Brewery! (So some of the stuff mentioned isn’t quite so timely anymore.)

What’s the difference: Clean the table 

What’s the difference between “sterilize” and “disinfect”?

What’s the difference between flatware and cutlery?

Areas of Expertise

Freddie Wong: Magic, burgers in Los Angeles and the movie Face/Off.

Erin Foley: Women’s tennis, cheesy dance pop from the 1990’s and the TV show “The Bachelor.”

Appearing in this episode

J. Keith van Straaten taking a selfie with Erin Foley
J. Keith van Straaten and Erin Foley

J. Keith van Straaten

Allie Goertz

Erin Foley and Freddie Wong at Angel City Brewery
Erin Foley and Freddie Wong

Freddie Wong

Erin Foley

With guest experts

Julie Heldman and Erin Foley on stage at the angel city brewery as Erin holds Julie's book.
Julie Heldman and Erin Foley

Julie Heldman, Olympic Gold Medalist and one of women’s tennis’ Original Nine. Her book, Driven: A Daughter’s Odyssey, is available now. 

Michael Colleary, Freddie Wong and Mike Werb on stage at the Angel City Brewery
Michael Colleary, Freddie Wong and Mike Werb

Mike Werb and Michael Colleary, screenwriters whose credits include the screenplay for the film Face/Off.

Go Fact Yourself was devised and produced by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show was recorded from the Angel City Brewery in downtown Los Angeles, by our live sound engineer, Dave McKeever.

Theme Song by Jonathan Green

Maximum Fun’s Senior Producer is Laura Swisher

Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.

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