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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.

Sep 25, 2017

05:13 - How Jacob got started in technical theatre and at Light Opera Works.
07:11 - "Disgraced" / the first time Jacob was doing focus work with lighting.
09:06 - American Theater Company.
09:16 - David Cromer!
11:06 - Oak Park Festival Theatre.
19:14 - The 24 Hour Bring Your Own Theater festival.
23:54 - Really long title of a play Jacob directed at The 24 Hour BYOT: The Dissent and Disapproving Complaints caused by Habitual Use of Artificial Correspondence
30:05 - Jacob doesn't have a formal degree, developed his resume on his own and through referrals.
40:55 - What Jacob learned from Chicago Fringe.
42:20 - Superman, Black Man, Me.
46:03 - The play, "ID" and No Shame.
58:40 - Jacob is on the Short List Committee for the Chicago Humanities Festival.

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