Ep. 89: Nina West & Brandon Collins

Note: due to technical difficulties, J. Keith’s audio sounds worse than usual. We’ve taken steps to ensure this doesn’t happen again.

Grab your Batmobiles and thingamabobs, it’s a new episode of Go Fact Yourself!

Nina West is a drag performer who won Miss Congeniality on the TV’s “Rupaul’s Drag Race.” Since then, she’s focused on making kindness her brand — especially since she’s got such a massive audience of kids watching her work. Nina’s also taking part in a national tour of the musical Hairspray later this year.

Brandon Collins is a film critic, comedian and podcaster. You can hear his reviews on the podcast “Medium Popcorn,” where his critique eventually got the show recognized by rogerebert.com and Rotten Tomatoes. Brandon also hosts the podcast “Drunk Black History” where he showcases under-discussed black historical figures — and if you support the show on Patreon, he’ll even arrange for a certain celebrity to call and say thanks.

Our guests will answer questions about heroes from Disney, comic books and history!

What’s the Difference: Car Sick!

What’s the difference between the purpose of shocks and struts?

What’s the difference between a sign and a symptom when referring to illness?

Areas of Expertise:

Nina: 1990s Disney Animated Movies, The musical Wicked, and Columbus, Ohio.

Brandon: The movie The Dark Knight, Why Scream is the best horror film ever, and Googling

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten

Helen Hong

Nina West

Nina West

Brandon Collins

Brandon Collins

With guest experts:

Ron Clements
John Musker

Ron Clements and John Musker, award-winning film directors, who spent over three decades at Disney.

Eric Roberts

Eric Roberts, multiple Golden Globe and Oscar-nominated actor.

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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