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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.

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
01:10 Introducing Andrea
03:45 Intro to Meisner
08:50 Bryn and Andrea reconnect
10:14 Jake calls-out Bryn on living with women who are not his girlfriend
14:00 Finally, we let Andrea talk
20:20 Three early survival jobs
22:32 *Name deleted to protect the guilty*
27:07 for web design
30:10 "You have to be worth it for a producer to pay more for you."
40:05 Working with a legend
45:13 A worthy derailment
49:00 Finally moving to New York… and leaving again.
51:52 "The highs are higher, but the lows are lower"
52:43 Bryn asks Andrea if saying "Yes" to everything was helpful
59:05 Nilsa's New York perspective
1:03:00 Advice to the aspiring actor
1:07:43 Bryn plugs Andrea's next big show- with a falsetto.
1:12:05 Laura Scruggs: Documentary Filmmaker
1:21:54 Bryn's first Vine

Intro Music: "Are You Famous, Yet?" - Laura Scruggs. Outro Music: "AYFY 1" - Christopher Kriz