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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.

Dec 31, 2013

00:00:58 Nilsa, Bryn's girlfriend and actress in her own right, discusses dating a hype-man

00:03:26 Nilsa's story 

00:10:00 How to fund college in theater, or in whatever...

00:14:00 Getting "cut" from a theater college

00:18:00 Nilsa finally gets to Chicago and meets our hero (13 years later)

00:19:07 Nilsa's...


Dec 23, 2013

00:34 Nilsa, Bryn's girlfriend who is also an actress, joins the podcast

01:05 The guests keep coming! Matt Shuemaker, who's known Bryn since high school, shows up.

02:40 Some auditions for Bryn

5:34 The Time To Live calculation! How long until Bryn runs out of money?

7:04 Bryn's whirlwind week sponsored by:  The...


Dec 16, 2013

1:34 Work: An Industrial and MacGyvering a home recording studio 

5:36 Reluctance, confidence, and imagining the worst

8:15 Bryn tries to get Jake to talk about himself and his career change

13:59 Laura arrives, leaps to the defense of Bryn, and then shares some good news

17:40 New theme song time! Which Laura thinks is...


Dec 9, 2013

00:00 Theme!

00:15 Hellos, Bryn gets 2 gigs, and how he got them

16:07 Discussion of "That Guy... Who was in that Thing" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2402200/

28:08 Tough talk about money: How long until he runs out?

34:02 Hypothetical question: Day job or sell the house?

37:06 Obama helps Bryn

40:12 Video Watchdog shout...


Dec 2, 2013

0:00-7:05 The perils of wireless in a city where the signals never sleep

9:10 Laura arrives and we discuss the new song

16:00 The interruptions of a scrambling actor

20:00 Dealing with powerlessness

22:00 Equity (Actors Union) vs Non-Equity theater

30:58 USPS interrupts the podcast and we hear from Bryn's roommate

32:00...