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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.

Mar 5, 2018

Originally recorded late March 2014
02:13 - Introducing Dan and a glimpse into his history with our group 
04:00 - Dan and Nilsa and The Women
07:38 - "…it started when I was 11, 12 years old…"
10:45 - Encounters with soon-to-be-famous campers
14:28 - The Notorious C.T.S.
19:25 - Dan goes method 
22:04 - Going to...

Feb 26, 2018

In this episode Jake and Laura talk about last night's showing of her Uncle Fun documentary to "The Benefactor" and "The Benefactor Jr" (see and some lessons learned.

Then they discuss two recent readings of Laura's play "The Magic of Ladie M"...

Feb 19, 2018

00:38 - Presenting Richard J. Miller:
01:16 - How we met Richard and his relationship to previous podcast guest, Lauren Miller.
02:01 - How Richard got into his field.
04:24 - Story of Richard attempting to mix up his own drug.
09:11 - Proliferation of various drugs from morphine.
12:51 - Origin of...

Feb 12, 2018

02:18 - "Leda."
06:37 - Oedipus.
08:05 - Prophecy and fate.
10:04 - Thoughts on what it was like to self-produce "Leda."
15:29 - Lines Bek improvised!
18:06 - Would Amy self-produce again and breakdown of expenses for "Leda."
22:02 - Some of Jake and Laura's self-producing experiences.
25:47 -...

Jan 29, 2018

Audio Note: Bryn used a decent microphone and recorded the episode on his computer. I used the built in MacBook Pro mic and so this is one of the few episodes where the New York side sounds much better than the Chicago recording. 

Guest: Andrea Prestinario and Twitter: @aprestinario