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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 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 college and how that quickly changed during her freshman year.
18:15 - Sophomore year.
19:26 - Music directing "Urinetown" in her 3rd year.
25:04 - Having the best Halloween costumes b/c your mom is, amongst many things, a costume designer.
30:13 - Picking up the guitar after a long absence to break through some songwriter's block.
31:42 - Junior year vs senior year
34:35 - Composing the music for an adaptation of "The Great Gatsby"
36:50 - A "pipe dream thesis project" to adapt "A Wrinkle in Time" as a musical.
40:16 - First job out of college: Assistant musical director on Victory Garden's production of "Fun Home."
45:04 - Working on "Josephine the Mouse Singer" at Rhino Fest.

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