Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone Ep 51: Skin in the Game

Dr. Ilya Reyter
Stephen Billington

What’s this thing? Is this thing a thing? And will sunblock help? Or am I better off getting a chemical peel and looking GREAT to the end? Dr. Ilya Reyter of the American Skin Institute answers all our epidermal questions. Also, Paula and Adam see if they can “cheese their hunger away.” And we take our maiden voyage into Ken LeZebnik’s America.

Dr. Ilya Reyter
Founder and Medical Director of the American Skin Institute
Twitter: @americanskinins
IG: @americanskininstitute
FB: @AmericanSkinInstitute

House Band:
Stephen Billington, trumpet
Twitter: @snbillington
IG: @sbillington14
FB: @stephen.billington.drb

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Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone - Ep 5: Infested!

Dr. Gina Pingatore
Jordan Leach
Hope Easton

Episode 5: Infested! Paula investigates two household pests that have been plaguing her: Houseflies and late-night TV ads. First, applied social psychologist Dr. Gina Pingatore helps unravel how advertisers make us buy things we don’t want, and why the color red makes us hungry. Then - Will Paula ever get to enjoy a nectarine that some backyard pest hasn’t eaten first? Jordan Leach of UnBugMe Pest Control has the answers. Also, some early entries in our Theme Song Contest - including some EDM from Chile (yes, really).

Dr. Gina Pingatore
Applied Social Psychologist

Linked-In: @GinaPingatore
Twitter: @GPingitorePHD

Jordan Leach
UnBugMe Pest Control

Facebook: @unbugmepestcontrol
YouTube:UnBugMe Pest Control on YouTube

Hope Easton


Ep 9 Go Fact Yourself with Pete Holmes and Annabelle Gurwitch

(L to R) Allan Havey, Pete Holmes, J. Keith Van Straaten, Annabelle Gurwitch, Helen Hong, Rodney Allen Rippy
Pete Holmes & Annabelle Gurwitch
Pete Holmes
Annabelle Gurwitch
Allan Havey

This episode is SO MUCH FUN! Pete Holmes and Annabelle Gurwitch grace Go Fact Yourself with their wit, joy and, yes, abject frustration. And we learn fun facts about the performers. For example, Pete Holmes reveals that The New Yorker rejected his avocado cartoon, and calls into question the magazine’s editorial judgment. J. Keith reminds Annabelle Gurwitch that they both appeared in a pilot together that was so unmemorable...he had to tell her what it was.

J. Keith Van Straaten and Helen Hong sink to new lows with questions like, “What’s the difference between a treaty and an accord?”, and “What’s the difference between arbitration and mediation?” It’s madness!

In the end, we’ll find out which of our guests can be crowned the winner. Pete Holmes’ areas of expertise are Vegan Nutrition, Judd Apatow Movies, and Mad Men. Annabelle Gurwitch claims to know about Joni Mitchell's Blue, Commercials from the 1970s, and Secessionist Painters in Vienna. You know, painters like Gustav Klimt and Rudolf von Alt. Spoiler alert: Gurwitch does not get a chance to demonstrate her expertise of that subject.

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten
Helen Hong
Annabelle Gurwitch, New York Times bestselling author whose new book Wherever You Go, There They Are is available for purchase
Pete Holmes, of HBO’s Crashing, just picked up for a third season

With guest experts:
Allan Havey, actor and comedian
Rodney Allen Rippy, actor and former fast food pitch man

Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show is recorded at the Angel City Brewery in downtown Los Angeles.

Theme Song by Jonathan Green
David McKeever is the Live Sound Engineer.
Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher
The show is edited by Julian Burrell

Terry O'Reilly, host of the CBC's The Age of Persuasion: Interview on The Sound of Young America

Terry O'Reilly

Terry O'Reilly is an adman. He's the founder of Pirate Toronto, a leading audio advertising firm, and has been a judge of radio advertising at the Clio and Cannes advertising awards. When he's not marketing, he's talking about marketing on his CBC radio show, The Age of Persuasion, which looks at the history and practice of advertising. We talk with Terry about why ads matter, what we should understand about ads and whether ads, ultimately, are a net good in our society.

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