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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.

Feb 23, 2015

Guest: Storyteller and improviser Erin Diamond

05:06 - The history of “McGillicuddy,” Erin's improv team and how one gets into such a thing.

12:52 - Erin discovered storytelling by going to "The Moth" 

13:28 -"The Armando" improv game explained at last.

18:01 - The Moth likes for stories to sound raw

20:51 - Erin's story mentor is Beth Horner and performed with her at a show called "Old School/New School"

24:00 - Her dad was in the audience when she was telling her sex story. Erin graciously performs the weird sex story for our listeners.  This is where we earn our explicit rating.

39:05 - Erin used to work at a 24-hour residential psych facility for adults with schizophrenia. Really

47:05 - Erin is producing a storytelling show at The Annoyance Theater called “Oral" and is writing a ‘campy’ play with her friend Jen: "The Desert Flower."

51:34 - Erin's dad gives it to her straight about her sister

52:29 - How to know when you are on the right track with your writing.

57:55 - Should we use real names in our stories or not?


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Edited/Notes by Laura and Jake Scruggs. Intro Music: "Are You Famous, Yet?” - Laura Scruggs. Outro Music: "The Devil Is In The Beats” - The Chemical Brothers