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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 2, 2016

01:15 - How did Tana Karo, AKA "Tank", first start performing in the circus?

03:43 - Tank served popcorn for Cirque du Soleil.

07:12 - What is fashion school like?

11:13 - Burning off part of a costume for a burlesque performance.

14:15 - Circo Arts School in New Zealand for a year...

15:06 - ...then transferred to a circus school in Australia to complete her degree.

23:25 - Enchantress of the Elements.

26:48 - The idea for a nerd circus.

40:23 - Superheroes are circus performers.  They both have unreal abilities.

43:10 - Promotions:  Check out all of their events on

47:15 - Gwenpool costume play, AKA "Cosplay."

48:55 - What can you expect to see from Acrobatica Infiniti at Uptown Underground?

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