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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 3, 2014

Guest: Dan Taube Twitter: @dstaube

Sponsored by theDailyChip.com

In an epic, 2-part episode, we get the lowdown on mentor and podcast friend, director/actor/teacher Dan Taube. Listen to part 1 now, part 2 drops soon.

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 

1:03:34 "You have kind of have to find your own thing"