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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 19, 2018

00:38 - Presenting Richard J. Miller:
01:16 - How we met Richard and his relationship to previous podcast guest, Lauren Miller.
02:01 - How Richard got into his field.
04:24 - Story of Richard attempting to mix up his own drug.
09:11 - Proliferation of various drugs from morphine.
12:51 - Origin of the name of heroin.
13:22 - Bayer and heroin.
16:58 - Part of opioid crisis.
21:36 - Can drugs be made less addictive through chemistry?
26:03 - Kratoms.
27:14 - Harry Potter.
38:02 - Is magic real through medicine?
38:54 - How Richard and Lauren met.
40:12 - Love is a drug and it's hard to get a grant to study love.
41:05 - Romanticism.
44:23 - Richard's theory about Christina Rossetti.
47:06 - Symphony Fantastique by Berlioz.
48:16 - Heroin.
53:55 - Promotion time - Richard's blog:

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