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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 26, 2018

In this episode Jake and Laura talk about last night's showing of her Uncle Fun documentary to "The Benefactor" and "The Benefactor Jr" (see and some lessons learned.

Then they discuss two recent readings of Laura's play "The Magic of Ladie M" which is MacBeth from Ladie MacBeth's point of view with lots of magic and set in an alternate modern world where politics are even crazier than now. 

Finally they reflect on the amazing Chicago stand up comedy scene now that they live within walking distance of 3 open mic comedy shows. More importantly, they reveal the secrets of getting free drinks at said shows.

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