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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.

Dec 12, 2016

02:42 - What it was like to win the Audience Award for "Almost There" in South Korea.
08:57 - Jake and Laura are on their third year of making their documentary.
09:48 - How did the team go about putting "Almost There" out into the world?
17:46 - Screening of "Almost There" at Pierogi Fest.
23:23 - Troubling/messy correspondence and boundaries.
26:07 - "Stevie."
28:18 - How Dan decided to be a filmmaker. Ordinary People Grey Gardens Hoop Dreams Roger and Me American Movie
32:09 - How did Dan end up working with Martin Scorsese?
37:18 - Coming to Chicago and why Dan prefers documentaries.
42:02 - "The Spanish Prisoner" and working with John Sayles.
46:30 - Karen Kusama.
47:28 - Sarah Green.
51:20 - Kickstarter experience for "Almost There."
55:29 - VHX
1:00:27 - Getting an interview they'd been trying to get for three years.
1:01:29 - Promotion time: You can find "Almost There" on Hulu and on DVD.

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Intro and Outro Music: "Are You Famous, Yet? (Remix).” Written By: B. Packard and L. Scruggs. Performed By: B. Packard, N. Reyna, J. Scruggs, L. Scruggs.