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It's “That Guy… Who Was in That Thing” meets "WTF" 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. 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.

Nov 17, 2014

2:37 - We've been doing the podcast for a year now!

5:55 - Why Nilsa joined the podcast

7:53 - Nilsa references podcast guest Erika Arneson as one of her favorites. =)

8:45 - Erika mentioned how she barters as an artist.  Nilsa‚Äôs dad would sometimes barter and did artwork on the stalks of guns.

10:40 - Bryn shares about the podcast experience for himself.  The podcast was probably the second most important thing he's done for his career (first being moving to New York).

18:45 - Bryn's favorite guest so far has been Captain Ambivalent with his accordion of gold.  He knew he'd be interested, but he still surprised Bryn.

25:20 - Nilsa suggested that we tweet updates about our podcast guests.  William Oliver Watkins recently wrapped a movie.

38:54 - How much time does Bryn have left before his money runs out?

42:15 - Nilsa talks honestly about how the transition between the theatre scene in Chicago and the one in New York has been difficult.

48:50 - How the past year has been for Laura.  She's done her solo show, "Punk Grandpa," several times over the last year.

Laura will be doing "Punk Grandpa" alongside David Boyle's solo show, "An Accidental Organist" on Sat., Dec. 13th at 7:30 pm at The Venue, 1550 S. State in Chicago with Chicago Solo Theatre.

53:54 - Nilsa is excited that she knows a lot of people who are making it big now in the theatre business.

 

58:40 - Laura wants to make sure that Baby Scruggs knows she doesn't see him or her as a hindrance to making art.  In fact, she believes the baby will be very artistically inspiring.