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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.

Jan 25, 2016

You can find Gin Fizz at vaudezilla.com and https://vimeo.com/tag:gin+fizz

1:25 - How/when did Gin Fizz begin doing burlesque?

11:11 - What is the craziest thing that Gin Fizz has ever done onstage?

13:02 - How to deal with a girl who wouldn't stop filming during the show.

15:20 - Gin Fizz performed at the sex-themed...


Jan 18, 2016

01:35 - You can find Douglas Post online at http://www.douglaspost.net

01:46 - The origin story of "Bloodshot," a one man thriller designed for one man only.

10:30 - The Inspiration for "Comden Mall Community Activists"

18:19 - What compelled Douglas to write "Forty-two Stories"

27:57 - How did Douglas become a Founding...


Jan 11, 2016

You can find "Pure and Weary" online at: https://www.facebook.com/pureandweary & https://twitter.com/pureandweary

3:50 - frustrating experiences in Chicago theatre

10:00 - No Shame Theatre 

13:16 - How did they come up with their name, "Pure and Weary?"

14:12 - Highlights and challenges of comedy festival experiences


Jan 4, 2016

tldr; Jake gets drunk (sorry about the slurring, drink sounds, anything he says) and Laura is sweet and supportive. The show will go on.

02:02 - Official statement from Bryn and Nilsa about leaving the podcast.

04:59 - Jake asks how does Laura feel about the podcast?

07:11 - Laura has a lot to talk about; she will be in...


Jan 1, 2016

3:36 - What does Rachel love about new play development?

9:45 - What brought Rachel to Chicago and Chicago Dramatists?

13:02 - What was it like to work with Russ Tutterow?

18:55 - What sets Chicago Dramatists apart as The Playwrights Theatre?

29:40 - Jake's question about money and producing new work

35:38 - How would...