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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 18, 2015

Guest: Roberta Miles


0:01:10 Where, oh where is our Nilsa Reyna?

0:03:34 Roberta tells us a story and earns us our explicit rating right off the back

0:07:58 The origin's of Roberta's storytelling group, Loose Chicks (

0:13:13 A painful diagnosis set Roberta on her current path

0:24:59 Hear Roberta's very first story on her website. (

0:28:43 Roberta's first creative love was singing

0:34:22 And she gives a primer on the differences between a cabaret singer and a jazz singer

0:37:30 She also "feels" the lyrics of the songs more than most… 

0:42:54 Roberta also collaborated with former guest Jason Paul Smith on the show "Hot Dish" (, she has another show "Cafe Cabaret" (, 

0:45:20 And she recently performed for Steppenwolf… and the tale is epic.

1:01:17 Roberta's always up to something, check out her calendar:

1:03:00 So, Roberta has a thing for the older guys… and so does Laura.


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Intro Music: "Are You Famous, Yet?"

Written and Performed by Laura Scruggs

Outro Music: The Devil Is In The Beats

Performed By: The Chemical Brothers