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Contestants Xeni Jardin, left, and Dave Anthony, right. Xeni is wearing pink glasses with a gray sweater. Dave is wearing a ballcap and a hoodie with a drawstring.

Ep. 34: Dave Anthony & Xeni Jardin

This week’s episode of Go Fact Yourself features topics that are really scary and really funny! Dave Anthony is a comedian, but he loves making people think just as much as he loves making them laugh. He hosts the podcast “The Dollop” where he tells people about the U.S. history that they probably didn’t learn …Read More

Contestants Sara Schaefer, right, and Kurt Braunohler, left. Kurt is wearing a dark button-up shirt and dark eyeglasses. Sara is wearing a peach-colored sweater with pink hearts on it and dark-rimmed eyeglasses.

Ep. 33: Sara Schaefer & Kurt Braunohler

Grab your favorite science-fiction novel and settle into your 1400’s English outfit for this episode of Go Fact Yourself! Sara Schaefer is an accomplished comedian and writer. She won an Emmy for her time as a blogger on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” And yes, you can win an Emmy for blogging! But that was …Read More

Ep. 32: Guy Branum & Emily Heller

In honor of the #MaxFunDrive, Go Fact Yourself presents a special network crossover! Guy Branum is a comedian and host of the podcast “Pop Rocket”. He’s also a pop culture savant, as detailed in his book My Life as a Goddess. If you want to know more about the pop culture he loves, you’ll have …Read More

Bonus Ep. 31.5: opening for Judge John Hodgman

Our regularly scheduled episode has been moved to next week for the #MaxFunDrive. This mini-episode of Go Fact Yourself was recorded as part of a live open for Judge John Hodgman. First, Bailiff Jesse Thorn gives a warm welcome to the audience. Then J. Keith and Helen will share some laughs and get to know …Read More

Ep. 31: Greg Fitzsimmons & Shawn Pelofsky

Fans of comedy, cars and Howard Stern rejoice: This episode of Go Fact Yourself is sure to delight! Shawn Pelofsky is a comedian whose special “Stretch It Out” is available now. She’s ready to be quizzed about her favorite things; But she’s also excited to share a personal experience with one of her greatest loves: …Read More

Ep. 30: Sasheer Zamata & Samm Levine

“The Simpsons,” Quentin Tarantino and comedy come together on Go Fact Yourself! Sasheer Zamata is best known for her roles on “Saturday Night Live” and as the host of the variety showcase Sasheer Zamata Party Time. She’ll tell us about why a very… confusing invasion of her privacy has her so protective of her personal possessions. Sasheer …Read More

Ep. 29: Scott Thompson & Jenny Yang

It’s a collision of comedians on this episode of Go Fact Yourself! Scott Thompson is known for being part of the famed comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall. How did he become a part of such a well-regarded group of funny people? Let’s just say that it all started with a table full of donuts. He’ll …Read More

Ep 28: Felicia Day & Elliott Kalan

It’s a trivia mix of film, TV and the internet this week on Go Fact Yourself with two of the creative forces behind Netlfix’s “Mystery Science Theater 3000!” Elliot Kalan is a newly published children’s author of the book Horse Meets Dog. He’s also the host of fellow Maximum Fun podcast The Flop House. The …Read More

Ep. 27: Cara Santa Maria & Glen Weldon

Happy National Trivia Day! Let’s celebrate with a collision of journalists who also host podcasts! Cara Santa Maria is the host of the podcast Talk Nerdy with Cara Santa Maria. She’s also a science communicator and there’s a chance that her proficiency in STEM will lead her to victory in this trivia battle. Her opponent …Read More

Ep. 26: Lea Thompson & Sandeep Parikh

Nerdy media of the past and present collide on this edition of Go Fact Yourself! Lea Thompson is an actress, perhaps best known for her role in the classic Back to the Future series. But lately, she’s developed a reputation for losing reality TV competitions to such illustrious pop culture fixtures like Cheech Marin, Tommy …Read More