64 episodes

Twice a month, host J. Keith van Straaten and co-host Helen Hong bring together the smartest celebrities they know and make them look dumb...and then smart again! Recorded before a live audience in downtown Los Angeles, this game show features comedians, actors and musicians answering arcane questions on topics they claim to be experts in. But don't worry, if they slip up, there are real experts on hand to give us the facts!

If you're in the Los Angeles area and would like to be in the audience for a podcast taping, get your free ticket at gofactyourpod.com!

Go Fact Yourself Maximum Fun

    • Comedy Interviews
    • 4.9, 17 Ratings

Twice a month, host J. Keith van Straaten and co-host Helen Hong bring together the smartest celebrities they know and make them look dumb...and then smart again! Recorded before a live audience in downtown Los Angeles, this game show features comedians, actors and musicians answering arcane questions on topics they claim to be experts in. But don't worry, if they slip up, there are real experts on hand to give us the facts!

If you're in the Los Angeles area and would like to be in the audience for a podcast taping, get your free ticket at gofactyourpod.com!

    Ep. 62: Ann Magnuson & Hal Lublin

    Ep. 62: Ann Magnuson & Hal Lublin

    From the mightiest of heroes to the worst of villains, it’s another LIVE edition of Go Fact Yourself! Voice actor Hal Lublin takes on actor Ann Magnuson in a trivia battle of comic books, serial killers and covert word play.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep. 61: Rachel Bloom & Tommy Davidson

    Ep. 61: Rachel Bloom & Tommy Davidson

    Sing a little song and wish upon a star, it’s another competition edition of Go Fact Yourself! Award winning Rachel Bloom (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) takes on Tommy Davidson from “The Proud Family” to answer questions about movies, animated musicals and going out (remember that?).

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Ep. 60: Best of Music

    Ep. 60: Best of Music

    It’s another best of edition of Go Fact Yourself centered on music. Guests like Alonzo Bodden and Emily Heller discuss their favorite artists and genres with a veritable chorus line of authors and songwriters.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Ep. 59: Jonathan Coulton & Ophira Eisenberg

    Ep. 59: Jonathan Coulton & Ophira Eisenberg

    It’s our first Go Fact Yourself that was streamed LIVE on video! In a battle of NPR trivia icons, musician Jonathan Coulton competes with comedian Ophira Eisenberg to answer questions about music, television and tentacles (seriously!)

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Ep. 58: Walter Koenig & Danielle Koenig

    Ep. 58: Walter Koenig & Danielle Koenig

    It’s the first ever father-daughter edition of Go Fact Yourself! Writer Danielle Koenig and actor Walter Koenig go head to head in a multigenerational family feud of trivia!

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Ep. 57: Jordan Morris

    Ep. 57: Jordan Morris

    It’s another quarantine and redemption edition of Go Fact Yourself! Jordan Morris was on episode 24 of the show where he was quizzed on his love of the La Brea Tar Pits. Even though he aced his area of expertise, he came up just short of victory.  We’re giving him another shot at proving his trivia prowess as we have fun chats about drinking games, thinking games and cartoon fame! Appearing in this episode: J. Keith van Straaten Helen Hong Jordan Morris With Guest Experts: Monique Powell, songwriter and lead singer of the band Save Ferris Yeardley Smith, actor who’s best known as the voice of Lisa Simpson. Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun.  Theme Song by Jonathan Green. Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher. The show is engineered and edited by Julian Burrell. Go to gofactyourpod.com for information and tickets to the next recording of Go Fact Yourself … whenever that is! Get our Go Fact Yourself t-shaped shirt! Visit us @gofactyourpod on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. And wash your hands!

    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Elbanditodiablo ,

Funny and Smart

Careful you might find yourself learning something.

lauragreynolds ,

Lots of fun!

It’s smart but goofy, with topics you didn’t think you wanted to know about (but you do)

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