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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.

Feb 6, 2017

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02:08 - How an ink pen & a leather briefcase inspired Barbara to know she was a writer.
07:10 - Barbara's writing in middle school and high school.
09:00 Meeting, and getting some advice from, Sam Cooke. http://www.abkco.com/index.php/artists/artist/16/Sam-Cooke
12:00 - A poem she wrote but was accused of plagiarizing.
26:28 - Barbara's writing in college.
30:30 - "Copycat Capers," three kids' plays that Barbara wrote.
37:43 - What Barbara is writing right now: "Rag Doll."
41:42 - Men and musicals.
49:05 - Stephen Schwartz http://stephenschwartz.com
55:07 - "Johnny, Don't Eat Your Sister."
1:00:47 - Barbara's modern dance involving pregnant women, dope dealers, miscarriage, etc.

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Intro Music: "Are You Famous, Yet?" - Laura Scruggs. Outro Music: "The Devil Is In The Beats" - The Chemical Brothers