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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.

Aug 29, 2016

01:47 - How "Not In Our House" started with a social media post
05:05 - Town Hall discussion.
07:58 - What do we need/what is missing: support group/network, lawyer, shelters, stay at houses, volunteers to escort people to their cars, therapy, etc.
10:50 - Chicago Code of Conduct.
14:44 - Actions/demonstrations to help people know their rights.
23:56 - Shoe Fund.
27:55 - If you want to volunteer with Not In Our House: e-mail Lori at and check out their website:
34:05 - Lori's acting career/favorite roles:
Mother Courage in Mother Courage and Her Children for Vitalist Theatre (After Dark Award, Best Female Performance)
Julia Gibbs in David Cromer's critically acclaimed, Obie Award-winning production of Our Town in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles.
Jeff Award for Principle Actress in a Play for her performance as Maggie Morrison in Griffin Theatre’s Men Should Weep
39:09 - Hedy Weiss & authentic casting
46:39 - Lori performed with The Vintage Bitches in The Fly Honey Show:

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Intro Music: "Are You Famous, Yet?" - Laura Scruggs. Outro Music: "The Devil Is In The Beats" - The Chemical Brothers