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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.

Mar 5, 2018

Originally recorded late March 2014
02:13 - Introducing Dan and a glimpse into his history with our group 
04:00 - Dan and Nilsa and The Women
07:38 - "…it started when I was 11, 12 years old…"
10:45 - Encounters with soon-to-be-famous campers
14:28 - The Notorious C.T.S.
19:25 - Dan goes method 
22:04 - Going to Chicago Academy for the Arts and meeting Ronnie 
33:01 - "…I can drink more than anybody else, all of a sudden people like me..." 
40:44 - The Great and Terrible NYU
47:55 - Acting vs. Directing and Teaching
53:35 - Seymour
59:33 - A Warlock's Dark Magic 
1:04:15 - "We want to start a theater company and we want to name it after a Bruce Springsteen song." 
01:09:41 - Finding the opposite
1:12:20 - "I was so engrossed with all of this stuff that I had to pull myself out of it."
1:17:07 - Summer of 2001
1:20:42 - Fools for love
1:24:56 - A lot of chaos leads to a Wonderful Life
1:30:24 - Mystery Science Theater 3000: An Obsessive Odyssey
1:37:44 - Why aren't you auditioning?
1:43:10 - Dan Taube's advice to Bryn
1:47:59 - Baby With The Bathwater and other upcoming coolness
1:50:37 - A sincere discussion about the title of our podcast
1:52:41 -"I've done what I've done because I love it and I can't imagine doing anything else…"

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