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It's “That Guy… Who Was in That Thing” meets "WTF" 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. 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.

Jul 21, 2014

Guest: Aamira Martinez @AamiraMartinez


2:15 - Community has been renewed!

4:46 - Brian McKenna is working on a Hungarian pilot and is considering Bryn for a few of the dubbed voices for the English export.

7:17 - Nilsa's voice-over demo is just about done!

8:17 - Bryn has finally convinced Nilsa to watch more science fiction, now Nilsa thinks that Bryn looks like a young Harrison Ford. Longish discussion of "Blade Runner" ensues…

19:03 - Did Nilsa like "Blade Runner?"

23:13 - Interview of Aamira Martinez starts properly

27:58 - Issues with casting as Hispanic/Latina actresses with the “wrong” last name

34:23 - "Vagina Monologues" in Spanish and what agents tell Latina actresses re: their skin tones

38:27 - Aamira’s college transition to NY right around THE 9/11

46:30 - Current play Aamira is in and producing with a friend: "Be A Good Little Widow”

52:17 - Dates from Hell

52:27 - Seals Domestic Warfare 

58:07 - How to self produce work in NY and its use in "Be A Good Little Widow"

1:07:07 - "Meet Me on the Ceiling" at Chicago Fringe Festival

1:10:19 - Why sell something when you can oversell it?


Outro Music: "Everything's Coming Up Roses"

Performed By: Klea Blackhurst

Written By: Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim