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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.

Jul 2, 2018

This week we welcome Shawn Wickens and Gavin Starr Kendall: founders of The Bad Theatre Fest and Bad Film Fest

Gavin Starr Kendall: @TheStarrKendall
Shawn Wickens: @shwickens

0:02:00 Our guests are the founders of "The Bad Film Fest"
0:02:39 Starr hails from Texas, which he has in common with Nilsa
0:03:00 Turns out Shawn has actually listened to an episode of the podcast and proves it
0:04:46 Starr Fellows a woman to New York, as one does, and falls-in with some cool artists
0:07:33 Performing arts, ice sculptures and ephemerality
0:09:55 Twigs and "True Detective"
0:10:27 The Brick Theatre and its "dangerous" beginnings
0:19:13 What's Shawn's story?
0:22:08 "I immediately thought: this guy is interesting."
0:28:18 Tell us about the Bad Theatre Fest and Bad Film Fest Mr. Kendall and Mr. Wickens
0:38:30 Where's My Cereal?
0:41:20 We're targeting people that share the same definition of the word "bad"
0:44:40 "There's things that get in that we're scared of…"
0:48:20 - 2014's Bad Film Fest is April 11 and 12 at Cloud City in Brooklyn
0:49:40 "30,000kHz of Sound" - Shawn's Improvised Podcast - Bryn wants in
0:51:35 The Polar Vortex returns to wreak vengeance on Chicago.
0:54:00 How has stuff been going for Bryn and Nilsa? Perhaps an audition had happened…
0:56:30 A side business for Nilsa and Bryn?
1:05:00 Bryn's going to be shouting into his closet again
1:06:15 Bryn Packard in "Pain and Gain 2: More Pain, Less Gain"
1:15:45 Starr asks the hard question on everybody's mind about our twitter handle…

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