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It's “That Guy… Who Was in That Thing” meets “The Nerdist Podcast” but with people even less well known! Sure it's fun to interview the crazy famous and ask them about the difficult years, but that's been done and they won't return our calls. Memories are plastic - we're getting the real dirt from people still crawling through it. Laura Scruggs is the playwright and Jake Scruggs is the technical guy who listens to a lot of “This American Life” and thinks that qualifies him to interview people.

Aug 6, 2018

01:12 - The Benefactor returns. Matt Shuemaker is Bryn’s high school friend and our first repeat guest (back from the 6th episode)!
02:18 - Yet another person comes in from out of town and paints the town red. A discussion of Rocky - the musical ensues.
05:22 - Guess which members of our crew have never seen...

Jul 30, 2018

03:12 - When did Maureen and Daniel know they wanted to sing?
06:04 - Origin story of and what is Scapi?
10:19 - Advice on promotion, especially on social media.
10:55 - Ashley Ray:
13:04 - Scapi's podcast:
22:38 - YouTuber Casey...

Jul 23, 2018

This week we welcome Dr. Walter J. Packard (Bryn's Dad) to the podcast for a heart-to-heart.
Twitter: @WJPACK2
0:00:30 Bryn introduces "the big guns"
0:02:25 Nilsa's Dad…
0:03:00 Is Bryn famous, yet? No… not yet.
0:04:25 "Kinky Boots" with Dad and Broadway's survival.
0:09:00 "12 Years A Slave" worth seeing, even if...

Jul 16, 2018

This episode is a recording of the July 13th, 2018 Three Cat Theater Productions’ "Cabaret on the Lake" performed at the Berger Park Cultural Center, sponsored by this very podcast, and hosted by its own Laura and Jake Scruggs. Video of the event is at:

T’was a hot night so we had a box...

Jul 9, 2018

We interview Nilsa's childhood friend and “Sextra” from the movie “Shortbus" Janie Martinez

01:44 "Can anyone truly know Janie Martinez?” No.
03:34 How Nilsa and Janie met
06:15 And almost destroyed their high school
12:30 Chicago suburbanites marvel at the...