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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.

Nov 2, 2015

3:01 - Why is Ted Frankel Uncle Fun? What are the origins of the store called "Uncle Fun"? http://www.unclefunchicago.com https://www.facebook.com/unclefunchicago

9:55 - Goodies - Ted’s first store.

12:15 - Where did Ted get his stuff/new/old stock from?

19:56 - The really good stuff is at the bottom/developing relationships with warehouses

24:06 - Funny story, Mickey Mantle bobbing head dolls in a NY warehouse

28:47 - Does Ted watch shows like American Pickers?

29:53 - When the Antiques Roadshow came to town

41:13 - When Ted moved Goodies to the bigger location he shared the store with his two unhappy sisters. It did not go well. Very not well.

54:03 - Hawaii trip with friend after the family horribleness.

1:05:00 - Come to the American Visionary Art Museum; it's a hands-on place! 

1:09:52 - How Ted met his husband, Bill Gilmore, The Executive Director of The Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts http://www.promotionandarts.org/about-us

 

Promised link to pictures of Michael Jackson sitting on Ted’s lap in the store's photo booth: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=959694127428562

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Intro and Outro Music: "Are You Famous, Yet? (Remix).” Written By: B. Packard and L. Scruggs. Performed By: B. Packard, N. Reyna, J. Scruggs, L. Scruggs.