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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 9, 2016

01:25 - How and when did Paul start writing and what is his process like?

03:57 - Paul's "lecture" as a psychologist.

06:10 - What are the secrets to getting a play produced?

07:47 - "Gruoch, or Lady Macbeth" was Paul's first full production to be produced.

08:19 - Paul's play about Artemisia is being workshopped with Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble

15:06 - Paul mentions the song "Look What They've Done to my Song Ma," by Melanie

20:07 - Paul's comparison of theatre in New York vs. Chicago.

21:42 - Background of Paul's "Gruoch, or Lady Macbeth." 

25:17 - Plot of "Anna O."

33:13 - How does being a clinical psychologist affect Paul as a playwright?

38:55 - What does Paul like about having music in his plays?

44:33 - Promotions: Chicago Danztheatre w/Artemisia - June 25th, Paul will also be working with middle schoolers at Adventure Stage

52:43 - Paul's closing joke/story

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