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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 26, 2014

Guest: Klea Blackhurst - @KleaBlackhurst


01:44 - The Yodeling Muchacha on Klea’s Website

03:14 Jake’s worlds collide as they discuss Content Management Systems (CMSs)

05:26 Mysterious banging? A ghost? Or just thin NYC apartments?

07:20 Andrea’s (Bryn’s roommate) theory about the banging. This is what you argue about in a crappy apartment.

07:40 Bryn heads upstairs to complain and I pretend to stop recording… 

09:46 The answer about the banging!

10:20 So… that edit point went away. See how the sausage gets made.

14:00 What Laura is looking forward to the most

18:28 A touching moment makes Jake uncomfortable and then the Bryn report.

21:10 The proper interview of our guest Klea Blackhurst begins

26:00 How does she get paid for online sales? Another mystery.

26:24 Everyone knows Hoagy Carmichael, right?

29:18 A game changing idea 12-3 years ago

33:20 Before that, her “bread and butter job” the TKTS Booth

46:40 Klea’s Ethel Merman tribute album

47:44 2 min and 57 sec of “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” from Klea. Well worth your time.

50:31 Klea plays The Onion New Network’s Shelby Cross

54:38 Shelby Cross: “Al Qaeda Populating U.S. With Peaceful 'Decoy Muslims’"

01:13:10 National commercial splitting wonderfulness is rare but happens