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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.

Jun 2, 2014

Guest: Meredith Lyons



0:01:35 Our guest Meredith Lyons brought a guest as well, boyfriend and fellow actor Dean Beever (find him @forte801 on Twitter)

0:02:15 Bryn has been experiencing a pick-up in VO jobs and emasculation

0:05:25 Nilsa is currently in a crazy temp job and she had to turn down a foot modeling audition

0:06:30 Meredith plays a role in Bryn's origin story- which involved a behind the scenes disaster

0:15:45 "Listen, I am a bartender and I can hold it… so well…"

0:22:50 Meredith has worked with House Theatre and inFUSION

0:23:30 She took-up martial arts during an acting a dry spell. Then she joined the fighting circuit and became a 2 time national savate (aka French Kickboxing) champion

0:32:00 Meredith followed her big sister into theatre

0:34:30 She got her first survival job on September 12, 2001… at the Meredith corporation.

0:35:50 She and Dean are company members at The Side Project, their current project is "Hello Failure", previews begin June 11 (

0:39:45 The joys of large casts in small theaters

0:44:20 Dean moved to Chicago in 2010, since then he's been playing with a lot of theatre companies and had his intestines ripped out

0:48:30 Meredith and Nilsa break the rules for love


0:52:00 Laura re-caps doing "Punk Grandpa" at Orlando Fringe  

Outro Music: "Everything's Coming Up Roses"

Performed By: Klea Blackhurst


Written By: Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim