Episode 5 Passion Plays

Panelists and contestants confer during Wheel of Maximum Danger round. (Photo: Lucy Sutton)

All of the things we’re passionate about, in a positive or negative way, from sports to sounds to experimenting on students. This week’s panel of passionate people:

Angela Duckworth, author of the best-selling Grit and psychology professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Interned along the most famous intern in our country’s political history.

Austan Goolsbee, economist at the University of Chicago and former White House economist, who collects movie ticket stubs.

Keisha Zollar, actor, comedian, and host of the Applying It Liberally and The Soul Glo Project podcasts; also the proud owner of a semicolon.

Our “Real-Time Human Fact-Checker” is Negin Farsad, host of the podcast Fake the Nation and author of the book How to Make White People Laugh.

  • Frank Nuz

    The fact checker on this episode was my least favorite of them all.

  • Aaron Green

    I continue to love this new show…AND, as a partner of someone with severe misophonia, I was thrilled to hear a medical professional shining a light on this debilitating illness. Thank you for selecting that contestant!

  • James Hay

    Never have Negin Farsad as a fact checker again. She was pretty much the opposite of what you would want.

    Also, in your final round, the information about detecting planets around other stars was backwards. It is not a flash that you see when the planet gets in front of the star but a dip in the light as the planet blocks a portion of the light coming from the star.

  • Jeffrey Homme

    I also agree with James Hay, Negin Farsad was like nails on a chalk board…dont user her again.

  • Gemma V

    I thought Negin Farsad was hilarious. In general, the fact checking doesn’t seem to be as much of a priority on this show as entertaining the audience. In that respect she did a great job.