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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 14, 2018

First: Sorry about the sound quality on this one.
Second: This the second of two episodes where the hosts talk about failures.

0:02:00 Jake's turn to pour his heart out.
0:02:15 "I was bored in school and developed NO study habits"
0:05:00 Let the begging begin.
0:06:40 Failing at relativity
0:12:15 Colleges want to take your money
0:13:38 Taking the leaving the gang beating… or not.
0:14:10 The hard lesson of learning how to manage upward
0:15:30 Dead teacher walking
0:16:10 "When things are hard it makes you try harder, but that's not always a good thing."
0:22:15 Nilsa had a completely different college experience
0:23:35 I don't like this anymore...
0:30:45 Cheap suits + Draconian Rules = Remedial Love and the rise of Hitler
0:34:15 "You must love inspirational teacher movies…"
0:37:40 Laura's most recent teaching experience: name deleted to protect the guilty
0:38:20 Over-preparing and bad vibes
0:43:00 "This is going to be an awkward phone call…"
0:45:20 "One of the evil-est people out there are mothers."
0:49:15 Bryn and Jake ask Laura to identify a time where she felt she'd failed
0:50:20 Laura felt like she'd failed by not following her true desire to go into theatre
0:56:20 Surrounded by mountains of practicality
0:58:05 What is a school with no clocks and bells?
1:02:50 Guilt about not bringing-in the money
1:03:30 Bryn calls-out Laura for being unwilling to talk about the things that trouble her and she's saved from answering the question by Jake getting an urgent page from his job. Alas, we may never know.

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Intro Music: "Are You Famous, Yet?" - Laura Scruggs. Outro Music: "AYFY 1" - Christopher Kriz