Jena Friedman is a comedian and longtime contributor to television, perhaps her best known work was as a producer on “The Daily Show.” She’ll talk about how she was so dedicated to her work on the show that she was willing to risk her life if it meant getting the shot that she needed. Jena’s new series “Soft Focus” is on Adult Swim.
Jena’s opponent is Jack O’Brien, co-host of “The Daily Zeitgeist” podcast. Before that, he was the co-founder of Cracked.com. How did he turn the website into such a success? Well, he decided to take everything that worked about the original Cracked magazine… and completely ignore it. He’ll explain.
The guests will take a deep dive into the lore of the Jaws franchise, the history of comedy and why it is never a good idea to take a bath at a funeral.
What’s the Difference: Emergency
What’s the difference between a fire engine and a fire truck?
What’s the difference between a pandemic and an epidemic?
Areas of Expertise
Jena Friedman: The TV show “Ghostwriter,” the history of improv and the ebola virus.
Jack O’Brien: The film Jaws 2, the film Rocky IV and Wu-Tang Clan solo records from 1993 to 1997.
Appearing in this episode:
J. Keith van Straaten
With guest experts:
Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show was recorded at The Angel City Brewery in Los Angeles.
Theme Song by Jonathan Green.
Maximum Fun’s Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.
The show is edited by Julian Burrell.