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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.

Aug 18, 2014

Guest: Les Scruggs



01:30 Nilsa’s headshot saga continues

04:44 What is an “urban” look and should you have one in your comp card?

08:46 The endless treadmill of getting current head shots 

17:30 The importance of after parties 

20:37 Interview of Les starts with an explanation of the ArtDeck origins

22:08 ArtDeck panorama

24:44 Les meets encounters Henry Moore:

25:50 A Peace Corps experience changes Leslie’s life

29:38 Average age of Les Scruggs’s students is… 70?

33:40 What happens when abstract art looks like a butt?

35:00 The sculpture of Jake with something coming out of his head:

49:48 How did my father convince my mother to support him and his art career?

52:00 2001: The year advertising died.

56:46 Art vs. Anti-Art

1:09:45 A “Wiley Accountant”

1:10:45 Amanda Acker


Outro Music: "Everything's Coming Up Roses" Performed By: Klea Blackhurst Written By: Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim