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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.

May 30, 2016

01:55 - Sean knew he wanted to be a magician at the age of 7, when he was given TV Magic Cards as a birthday present.

05:06 - Sean's first magician gig at the age of 12 and won Chicago's Junior Magician of the Year Award at the age of 15.

06:34 - Sean studied Theatre and French at ISU; how his education has affected his...


May 23, 2016

01:43 - When did Dana start writing/know when she was a writer?

05:02 - The Space Theater in New Mexico

07:26 - A benefit of getting her MFA in Playwriting

14:49 - Dana is a writer who "tells stories about the disillusionment of the American Dream through the context of the lower economic classes of our society," as...


May 16, 2016

01:16 - Why Barbara wanted to be a puppeteer when she was little

14:34 - How Barbara wrote the children's play "The Nerdy Girl and the Intergalactic Dog"

18:22 - Barbara likes to write about what people don't say and what they hide as manifested in "180 Degree Rule"

20:59 - Barbara's play "Warped"

22:38 - Barbara's play...


May 9, 2016

01:25 - How and when did Paul start writing and what is his process like?

03:57 - Paul's "lecture" as a psychologist.

06:10 - What are the secrets to getting a play produced?

07:47 - "Gruoch, or Lady Macbeth" was Paul's first full production to be produced.

08:19 - Paul's play about Artemisia is being workshopped with...


May 2, 2016

01:15 - How did Tana Karo, AKA "Tank", first start performing in the circus?

03:43 - Tank served popcorn for Cirque du Soleil.

07:12 - What is fashion school like?

11:13 - Burning off part of a costume for a burlesque performance.

14:15 - Circo Arts School in New Zealand for a year...

15:06 - ...then transferred to a...