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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.

May 19, 2014

Guest: Kevin Urban


Twitter: @kevinurban, @thesavvyactor

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0:01:50 It's our 26 episode- six straight months of a weekly podcast who's humble beginnings were a drunken suggestion and a shirtless accountability call.

0:04:30 The world's most naked men.

0:05:40 Kevin and Bryn share a common background of having been fat kids.

0:07:10 Laura has had an amazing month- including a spot on Story Core, a program on Chicago's NPR affiliate.

0:12:00 Kevin observes that "are you famous, yet?" is the question that artists get all the time, and it shifts focus to an end goal, rather than the process.

0:16:00 "The hardest part is defining your product"

0:20:22 "When does diversifying your acting business become detrimental to your acting business, overall?"

0:22:00 Apparently, Bryn really does like the sound of his own voice.

0:24:00 For Kevin and Bryn, the bromance began at first sight.

0:26:00 Digging deeper, what Bryn likes about his voice is that it gets him praise.

0:33:20 Apparently Jake is too much man for one podcast, so he started a new one: The Software Apprenticeship Podcast- check it on iTunes!

0:35:00 Hey actors, you want some help getting strong with your personal brand? Kevin can help you:

0:39:00 Bryn tells naked stories.

0:41:10 Boy, we sure are entertaining ourselves…

0:44:30 Ryan Gosling better watch out, Bryn Packard is coming after his career!

0:46:56 Kevin teaches business in the New York Film Academy's Musical Theatre department, what doesn't he do, folks?

0:48:45 "When we figure out who writes for your type, we can start pitching you."

0:52:35 "It's hard when you're smart, because you're going to over think it."

1:00:00 Kevin wants to have small, memorable roles in large movies.

1:05:15 Intuition or self-sabotage, how do you tell the difference?

1:09:19 Bryn does want to be a leading man.

1:12:20 "When you write for yourself, there's success."

1:13:45 Kevin is rocking' his Jedi-look- do you hear that J.J. Abrams?

1:14:00 Also check out: to see Kevin Urban in action


1:15:00 Nilsa and Bryn talk about things they have in development.