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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.

Jan 29, 2018

Audio Note: Bryn used a decent microphone and recorded the episode on his computer. I used the built in MacBook Pro mic and so this is one of the few episodes where the New York side sounds much better than the Chicago recording. 

Guest: Andrea Prestinario and Twitter: @aprestinario

Jan 22, 2018

02:30 - The story of how our guest's first name became Corson
05:00 - The movie "Ladybird" felt very familiar.
08:00 - University of Chicago's pre-orientation program and how it helped Croson transition from rural small town to a big crazy city.
10:31 - The value of seeing shows you don't like.
13:50 - Corson's plan for...

Jan 15, 2018

A trip back to Nov 25, 2013 with a bit of audio magic to make it all a wee bit more listenable.

Orignial notes:

Until 3:15 Bryn's mic is misplaced and his voice is quiet - sorry.

Robot Voice is discussed and observed.

Laura Scruggs is generally a delight but also plays the piano while singing a potential theme...

Jan 8, 2018

Laura and Jake discuss the previous year (2017) and their hopes for 2018.

Intro Music: "Are You Famous, Yet?" - Laura Scruggs. Outro Music: "AYFY 1" - Christopher Kriz

Jan 1, 2018

Happy New Year, loyal listeners. On this Jan 1st 2018, we take a trip back to our very first episode released Nov 17, 2013. Full disclosure: I poured myself a stiff drink before the start of the show and the start was delayed. I made the mistake of continuing to drink while waiting what turned out to be enough time to...