Richard Wheaton is an American actor, blogger, and writer. He portrayed Wesley Crusher on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, Gordie Lachance in the film Stand by Me, Joey Trotta in Toy Soldiers, and Bennett Hoenicker in Flubber.
In which Macaulay Culkin talks to his new friend Wil Wheaton. They nerd out, swap childhood traumas, and geek out over Star Trek. Plus, Meditation Minute with Luis Prada encourages you to meditate in the morning. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
It’s the very first couple-edition of Go Fact Yourself! Wil Wheaton is an actor, writer and geek-culture legend. He’s been in everything from Star Trek: The Next Generation where he starred as the character Wesley Crusher, to his YouTube series TableTop. He’s glad to come onto the show and answer trivia questions about his interests; but he also is eager to prove that he knows these subjects well enough to stump the hosts too. Competing against Wil is Anne Wheaton, author of the children’s book Piggy and Pug, which is as adorable as the title makes it sound. The book also reflects her background as an animal lover, which has shown in her professional life as well as her personal one. Anne also happens to be married to Wil. In this episode, we’ll learn about secrets from classic arcade games, musical theater and how Anne and Wil met and fell in love. What’s the difference: High or Low What’s the difference between “altitude” and “elevation”? What’s the difference between “less” and “fewer”? Areas of Expertise Anne Wheaton: 1980’s Arcade games, Atari 2600 video-games and puns. Wil Wheaton: 1980’s Arcade games, Atari 2600 and baking sourdough bread. Appearing in this episode: J. Keith van Straaten Helen Hong Wil Wheaton Anne Wheaton With guest experts: Gene Lewin, owner of Vintage Arcade Superstore. Owen Rubin, game designer who helped make classic arcade games for Atari. Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show was recorded at The Angel City Brewery in Los Angeles. Theme Song by Jonathan Green Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher The show is edited by Julian Burrell.
This is the complete interview of nerd royalty, Wil Wheaton on his start as an awkward child actor, rise to the Star Trek Enterprise bridge. Wil is also known for using his celebrity as a platform to stand against SOPA, promote "Wheaton's Law," promote nerd culture positively, and voice his thoughts on the political establishment. Plus, he and Cenk have a surprising amount of other things in common! Get exclusive access to our best content. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Open. What's Happening? Wil Wheaton. Allie vs. The Birds. Solo: A Star Wars Story's Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca). What's Happening? Blink One Eighty Blue (grass) for Weenie Roast Tickets. Dr. Drew. What's Happening?
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Jul 29th, 1972
Los Angeles, CA, USA
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2 days, 18 hours