Ep. 80: Dave Shumka & Laura House

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Dave Shumka is one of the hosts of Maximum Fun’s “Stop Podcasting Yourself,” which has been around for 13 years. While things have certainly changed in the world of podcasting, Dave says their longevity can be attributed to their show’s vague initial premise of “bland white people.”

Dave’s opponent is Laura House, the voice behind one of Maximum Fun’s newest shows, “Tiny Victories.” The show is meant to be a celebration of the little things in life. Laura will explain how the podcast is a reflection of a mindset that she tries to bring into the real world.

This episode is a special Max Fun Drive edition of trivia competition. To become a Max Fun Member and support Go Fact Yourself for as little as $5 a month, go to Maximumfun.org/join

What’s the difference: The Greenhouse Effect

What’s the difference between a greenhouse and a hothouse?

What’s the difference between “effective” and “efficacious” when referring to vaccines?

Areas of Expertise

Dave Shumka: Erotic thrillers, 1990’s Canadian popular music and Dairy Queen

Lauar House: The movie Grease, The movie Grease 2 and Gothic English literature

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten

Helen Hong

Dave Shumka
Dave Shumka

Dave Shumka

Laura House
Laura House

Laura House

With guest experts:

Tyler Stewart
Tyler Stewart

Tyler Stewart, drummer for the band Barenaked Ladies.

Randal Kleiser
Randal Kleiser

Randal Kleiser, director of the film Grease.

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.

Mask-wearing and vaccine-getting by YOU.