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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.

Oct 13, 2014

Guest: Erik Tylkowski

0:01:45 We all know who the baller Jake Scruggs is- long live the king!!

0:02:48 Bryn has rehearsals, VO jobs and auditions going-on

0:04:30 Jake and Laura suggest that Bryn put his headshot candidates to the court of Twitter opinion

0:06:16 What?? Nilsa talks about head shots again?? Yep- and it's a super-informative talk on "re-touching"!

0:14:00 Nilsa and Bryn got to see a fragment of playwright/friend Matthew Paul Olmos' new play "So Go The Ghosts of Mexico Part 2"

0:16:07 Bryn and Nilsa have signed the lease on their new place which is Bryn's current place and are eager to commence the sin living.

0:16:45 We now welcome our guest, Erik who has worked with many companies around Chicago, including his cat's company: The Meowsner Players.

0:20:20 Erik discusses the development of the play "The Cat Suicides" with his girlfriend EJC Calvert (

0:26:13 Erik's children's theatre projects have a compelling focus on adaptations of classic works, the employment of elaborate shadow puppetry and animal imagery

0:40:16 Nilsa goes into director mode and directs Laura and Bryn to incorporate Erik's shadow puppetry skills in their in-development work: "Tales From The Fairy Wars: Hugs During Wartime"

0:42:28 Of Monsters and Men "Little Talks"

0:44:17 Apparently, too much hugging CAN be a bad thing…

0:48:50 We commence a discussion of side-hugging and intimacy. Go on, dear listener, Google "Christian side-hug".

0:53:00 Erik creates conducts the inaugural podcast segment: "What's Laura Wearing?"

0:54:35 Erik and Laura talk about the current Chicago Fringe Post Mortem compared to those of the past.

0:58:05 I'm sorry Nilsa, we never do discuss the happenings of the Chicago Fire Festival, but we do learn more about Erik's motivation to work in puppetry. Here's an example of a Bunraku puppet:

1:04:45 After being in a dungeon for 10 years and some really good times, it may be time for Erik and Dungeons & Dragons to part ways... (

1:09:05 And then he introduces us to his new role-playing "friend" named "Fiasco". Scandalous.

01:17:00 Laura will be presenting parts of her in-development work "You Even Run Like a Goody-Goody" at Chicago Dramatists

01:18:00 Bryn's show "Lisa and Her Things" will go up at The Pit in New York on 11/29, 11/30, 12/1 and 12/4


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Outro Music: "Everything's Coming Up Roses"

Performed By: Klea Blackhurst


Written By: Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim