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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.

Sep 11, 2017

01:41 - Shout out to Ines Bellina and her podcast: XX Will Travel
03:07 - How Farah got into podcasting. Serial Start-Up by Gimlet Media Sampler
06:40 - Farah's first interview with "L."
07:48 - The...

Sep 4, 2017

02:10 - Ada's change from being a professor into a storyteller/improviser/stand-up comedian.
13:34 - Her one woman show, "NOT QUITE: Asian American by Law, Ahttp://www.fringefestival.orgsian Woman by Desire," at Fringe festivals.
24:10 - The subject of the immigration process in her show.
31:55 - The second story in her...

Aug 28, 2017

03:01 - Why is Ted Frankel Uncle Fun? What are the origins of the store called "Uncle Fun"?
09:55 - 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...

Aug 21, 2017

Jake and Laura record their first episode at their new place in Logan Square.

They discuss Laura's holiday playwriting project with Three Cat Productions, updates on her Uncle Fun documentary and why they love their new neighborhood.

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Intro Music: "Are You Famous, Yet?" - Laura Scruggs....

Aug 14, 2017

05:58 - How John started playing music: high school band, "Born in an Elevator."
16:51 - John's two solo performance art acts: "Neutron Prom" and "Elvis From Hell."
23:59 - Joe Bob Briggs is a persona!
25:13 - "Let's All Go To Uncle Fun" song.
28:22 -...