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Ep. 80: Heidi Gardner & Orlando Leyba

Grab a roundtrip ticket and go for the gold, it’s a brand new episode of Go Fact Yourself!

Heidi Gardner is a cast member of “Saturday Night Live,” known for her kooky characters and celebrity impressions. Now that she’s in her fourth season with the show, she’s experienced it all. That includes some celebrity encounters with people she’s imitated on TV. 

Orlando Leyba is a stand up comedian. Between his appearances on “The Tonight Show” and his new special “Adorable,” he has one goal with his comedy: to radiate joy. He’ll tell us about how that mission has led him through a fun career path…and some bizarre encounters with fans. “Adorable” is streaming now on HBO Max. 

Our guests will answer trivia questions about ice skating, flight taking and code breaking!

What’s the difference: Code of Conduct

What’s the difference between a cipher and a code?

What’s the difference between a train engineer and a train conductor?

Areas of Expertise:

Heidi Gardner: Figure skating, the 1992 Olympic “Dream Team” and the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

Orlando: Airline travel hacks, the TV show “Fixer Upper” and how to make fluffy eggs.

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten

Helen Hong

Orlando Leyba

Heidi Gardner

With guest experts:

Gary Leff, author of the popular travel blog “View from the Wing” and co-founder of insideflyer.com.

Tara Lipinski, member of the U.S. figure skating Hall of Fame who won the gold medal at the 1998 Olympics.  

Go Fact Yourself was devised and produced by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, in collaboration with Maximum Fun. 

Theme Song by Jonathan Green.

Maximum Fun’s Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.

Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.

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