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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.

Mar 2, 2015

 3:27 - Steve has the largest piece of Whoops fake vomit. If it were any bigger, there would be a failure in the physics of creating the product.

5:12 - The first time Steve walked into Goodies, it changed his whole life and career path.

8:55 - We discuss Ted Frankel, known as “Uncle Fun,” former owner of a now-defunct store that bore his nickname. 

16:13 - Steve returned to Cleveland and worked with people with special needs

18:28 - Big Fun Columbus

19:05 - Steve called Ted/Uncle Fun and said he wanted to start a store like Goodies and told him about the warehouse (a very unusual thing for a collector to do)

22:14 - Big Fun has been open for 24 years. 

25:28 - Steve went from stock (market) to (selling) schlock.

27:15 - A mini tornado knocked out a window in a warehouse and ultimately helped him start his Big Fun empire.

30:55 - Mile High Comics.

33:54 - Nilsa asks for a visual tour of the store 

36:38 - Ernie Anderson Giulardi - Paul Thomas Anderson's father. He was the voice-over guy on the "Love Boat"

39:38 - Steve's mom told him not to have stained underwear; he says no one would know, because he has tie-dyed underwear 

49:26 - The story of the David Cassidy poster and Ted.

54:28 - Dan the Coffee Drinking Man


57:52 - One of Ted's best finds:  A warehouse of pulp art in New Mexico.

59:48 - Closing his Cleveland store location, his Cleveland Heights location will remain open

65:56 - Jake has never seen anyone do high and low end side by side like Big Fun

68:34 - There is a Fun Rockin' in New Orleans.

71:56 - Shop local, local stores near Big Fun: Mac's Backs & Tommy's Restaurant 

72:36 - Steve is going to open up an e-commerce website so he can ship anywhere.

73:48 - Steve has been on "Market Place"

72:26 Steve's advice for Bryn and Nilsa

81:31 - Visit Ted Frankel at the BEST museum gift shop in the world.


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Edited/Notes by Laura and Jake Scruggs. Intro Music: "Are You Famous, Yet?” - Laura Scruggs. Outro Music: "The Devil Is In The Beats” - The Chemical Brothers