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Latest Podcast: Season 3, Episode 12


About Gold Star Classroom

You say you love trivia?  Then you may know, who said, “If you build it, they will come?”  A famous sports movie?  Wrong! (That’s a misquote, the movie line is:  “If you build it, he will come.”)  Theodore Roosevelt perhaps?  INCORRECT!  Some wags on the Internet seem to think so, but in fact what the 26th president actually said was:  “We must build the Isthmian Canal.”  The quote has been associated with the story of Noah, supposedly the God of the Old Testament admonished Noah to build an arc and the animals will come.  Sadly, no such exact quote exits anywhere in Genesis.  There is even an ancient Latin phrase, “Si tu id aeficas, ei venient,” but this phrase has no clear origin.  If you were a student in my class, or a guest on this podcast, your grade would be plummeting from wretched to distraught!  Unless of course you knew the correct answer:  nobody said it!

Well, this badly abused phrase nonetheless inspired us to create a podcast we liked, and have faith that YOU would come.  And what we like is comedy, and what we like is educating ourselves.  And, what we like is hanging out with interesting people and having a good time.  So—here it is, a podcast that does all that!!  We hope you enjoy it as much as we do—and remember, nobody likes a smarty-pants!

Production credits

Jerry C. Jaffe (host, producer, writer) Jerry is a life long theatre artist and educator. Now teaching at Lake Erie College where he runs the Theatre program, he previously lived in Japan and New Zealand for over 10 years. In addition to teaching at universities in all three countries, he has also acted and directed there. A well published scholar, Jerry is also an active stand up comedian, having performed in venues from Boston to LA, and as far south as Atlanta. His comedy fan page is:

Steven Gutierrez (producer, engineer, web master, graphic designer) Steve is also an Assistant Professor of Integrated Arts at Lake Erie College. His art and installations have been seen all over the Midwest, in California and Florida. He is dedicated to envirmentally conscious projects. You can learn more about his work at

Jeff Gedert (assistant producer, original music) Jeff is a Tokyo-based translator, voice actor, musician, audio engineer, computer programmer, skeptic, backseat anthropologist, low-gear polymath, and presently, reluctant autobiographer.

Will Kesling (additional graphics) Will has supported this podcast by providing us with graphic design objects and suggestions. He is a Cleveland-based artist and comedian. You can find out more about him at:

Mark Riccadonna as the voice of the "NERD".


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