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
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.
In this episode...
- Wil Wheaton & Anne Wheaton
- Gene Lewin & Owen Rubin
- J. Keith van Straaten & Helen Hong
About the show
Twice a month, host J. Keith van Straaten and co-host Helen Hong quiz the smartest celebrities they know to find out why they love what they love! Recorded before a live audience in downtown Los Angeles, this game show features comedians, actors, and musicians answering arcane questions on topics they claim to be experts in. But don’t worry; if they slip up, there are real experts on hand to give us the facts!
If you’re in the Los Angeles area and would like to be in the audience for a podcast taping, get your free ticket at http://www.gofactyourpod.com!
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