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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.

Jul 31, 2017

01:32 - How did Elizabeth get involved in storytelling?
03:13 - Scott Whitehair
06:00 - Elizabeth's first experience in storytelling.
07:12 - Cheddar.
15:54 - Weirdos Welcome.
21:15 - Co-hosting Do Not Submit in Rogers Park.
26:36 - Elizabeth has been telling stories at comedy open mics.
27:23 - Gilead, a storytelling-inspired church.
33:25 - Gilead on the Today Show
41:08 - Elizabeth tells a story.
47:39 - Writing down sad things and incorporating them into her storytelling and meeting with comics to see how she can flip them.
49:08 - Chicago Podcast Coop and Random Conversations with Elizabeth.
49:33 - Chicago Podcast Festival
50:06 - Unexpected interruption.
51:31 - Elizabeth's most listened-to episode.
52:26 - Love your Lady Landscape.
53:51 - From The Chicago Podcast Coop have come some other support groups; one hired by MTV, you send them your show and they clean up your episode!
54:43 - Editing and other frustrations of podcasting.
55:40 - Listen to back episodes of Random Conversations With Elizabeth on:
57:36 - Weirdos Welcome on August 2nd at Earphoria and it's free!
Random Conversations with Elizabeth
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This Much Is True
The Stoop
Story Circle
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Intro Music: "Are You Famous, Yet?" - Laura Scruggs. Outro Music: "AYFY 1" - Christopher Kriz