Sean Patrick Astin is an American actor, voice actor, director, and producer.
On this episode of REACH, Brian and Meredith learn what it takes to be an astronaut from a very special guest, we hear some space related jokes from the REACH Learning Community, and we have a visit from TWO planets in our segment "Did You Know...?" Hosts: Brian Holden and Meredith Stepien Written by: Sandy Marshall with Nate DuFort, Meredith Stepien and Brian Holden. Co-Created, Produced by: Nate DuFort and Sandy Marshall Edited by: Nate DuFortMusic composed by: Jesse CaseLogo by: Steven Lyons Special thanks to NASA Astronaut and U.S. Navy Commander Matthew Dominick. On behalf of everyone at REACH, thanks again to Matthew for joining us on the show. We’d also like to offer a thanks to Jennifer Hernandez and everyone at NASA’s Public Affairs Office, and to Kay Ferrari at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.Learn more about Matthew Dominick at : more about all NASA Astronauts at: space-inspired, at-home creative activities: NASA’s Space Place is launching an art challenge! Each month, Space Place readers will get a new drawing prompt, from which Space Place will feature select drawings on their website.For more info, visit Venus was voiced by our very own Starkid, the incomparable Darren Criss, who you know as Blaine Anderson on the hit television show Glee and on the Quibi series Royalties. You can find Darren online at @darrencriss. Jupiter was voiced by the legendary Sean Astin who you know from unforgettable movies like The Goonies, Rudy, and of course The Lord of the Rings trilogy and television series such as No Good Nick and Stranger Things. Find Sean online at @seanastin.  And as always, a big hooray to our REACH learning community for the really fun space jokes! Thanks to James and Blythe and Bella who you can regularly hear on the Soundsington Media podcast Unspookable. giving their takes on the origins of urban legends and scary stories. Do you have a space related question that we didn’t get to? Well, you can submit that question for our bi-weekly “Reaching Out” episodes. Just get your parents permission and give us a call at 312-248-3402 (or an email at and leave us a message with your first name, where you're from and your question for a chance to be featured in an upcoming episode. You can find REACH on Twitter and Instagram or at REACH: A Space Podcast for Kids is a production of Soundsington Media committed to making quality programing for young audiences and the young at heart. To find out more go to
On the best of the Rich Eisen Show, we revisit past appearances by Sean Astin, Denzel Washington, and Seann William Scott.  Thank you to today's sponsors: BetOnline = Visit and use promo code "podcastone" to receive a 50% off welcome bonus.  Geico = Visit In just 15 minutes you could save 15% or more on car insurance.  
Today we go inside some of our favorite moments from 2019. It’s been amazing to see how this show has helped so many listeners over the past year deal with their anxiety, trauma, and mental health... all by hearing Hollywood’s finest relate to those same issues. To highlight some of the growth we all experienced in 2019, we wanted to pick some of our favorite moments that showcase the full range of this podcast. Enjoy some of our favorite moments and get ready for an amazing 2020. Special thanks to SunBasket for sponsoring today’s show. SunBasket provides real food and unreal flavor through chef-crafted, dietitian-approved meals. Right now SunBasket is offering $35 off your order when you go right now to and enter promo code inside at checkout.
Sean Astin (Stranger Things, Goonies, Lord of the Rings) talks both about growing up “normal” in a household of Hollywood Royalty with parents John Astin and Patty Duke and also the abusive effect his mother’s personality disorder had on his development as a child. Sean also discusses his split decision on taking the role in the Goonies during the 80’s, his awkward auditions as a teenager, and exactly what working with the “quiet giant” Steven Spielberg was like. Thanks to Vital Farms, Bluechew, and The Real Real for sponsoring today’s show. Vital Farms provides actual pasture raised eggs, that are so much more than the ‘cage-free’ eggs you see in the stores. Stop being duped and crack into Vital Farms pasture raised eggs; look for the black carton in stores or visit for coupons. Bluechew provides cost-effective performance enhancement for men in the bedroom looking for the same active ingredients of other enhancement pills. Visit and get your first order free when you use promo code “inside.” The Real Real is an online and brick-and-mortar marketplace for authenticated luxury consignment clothing, jewelry, and more. Visit and use promo code “real” for 20% off select items.
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Feb 25th, 1971
California, Maryland, United States of America
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4 hours, 17 minutes
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