Ep. 86: Trace Beaulieu & Jonatha Brooke

Break out the hotdish — it’s a brand new episode of Go Fact Yourself!

Trace Beaulieu is best known for his time as one of the major creative forces behind the film-riffing series “Mystery Science Theater 3000.” Between working on that show and being nominated for two Emmys, he’s gotten more than his fair share of Hollywood. Still, he’s glad he decided to move back to his home state of Minnesota, where he can still catch a fish in the St. Croix river whenever he wants.Trace is still riffing on movies with his latest project “The Mads.”

Trace will compete against his fellow Minnesota resident: musician and playwright Jonatha Brooke. She’s got a lot of experience creating content for a live audience.That includes the play My Mother has 4 Noses which, appropriately enough, her mother inspired her to write. Like any performer, she’s missed the energy of a live crowd. To help settle that longing a little, she’s performed over 50 COVID concerts on YouTube… even if she’s had to get creative to make the audience feel real.

Our guests will answer trivia about royalty, hot dogs and cute cows.

What’s the Difference: High Anxiety!

What’s the difference between “your majesty” and “your highness” when addressing royalty?

What’s the difference between fear and anxiety?

Areas of Expertise:

Jonatha: The TV show “Schitt’s Creek,” the Twitter account @M_Crouton, and Cults.

Trace: Monty Python, Boris Karloff as Frankenstein’s Monster, and Minnesota Cuisine.

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten

Helen Hong

Trace Beaulieu
Trace Beaulieu

Trace Beaulieu

Jonatha Brooke
Jonatha Brooke

Jonatha Brooke

With guest experts:

Beth and Crouton the cow
Beth Hyman and Crouton the cow

Crouton, the most popular resident of Squirrelwood Equine Sanctuary, who has over 60,000 followers on Twitter.

Beth Hyman, co-founder of Squirrelwood Equine Sanctuary who rescued Crouton and helps run his popular Twitter account.

Andrew Zimmern

Andrew Zimmern, Emmy and James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, writer, teacher and social justice advocate.

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.

Vaccine-getting by YOU.