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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.

Nov 7, 2016

05:03 - New York.
05:45 - Budget breakdown/money spent in New York.
07:05 - Air b and b situation and then back to the money.
11:05 - How did Laura promote "Punk Grandpa?"
12:54 - Bernardo Cubria's podcast, episode 124:
13:06 - Radio Free Brooklyn:
13:47 - How did the show go? Well. Theres the "Hang-over Award" and the "Sold-Out Award"
14:35 - Reviews of "Punk Grandpa" and quotes from said reviews.
16:03 - If we had looked at this as a money-making affair.... Also, how the hang-over performance works.
17:31 - Rehearsal spaces in New York.
18:20 - We hired choreographer Rori Nogee and absolutely loved her:
19:24 - Experience of paying people.
20:22 - Ken Coughlin did a fantastic job of playing my grandpa.
20:43 - How did Laura feel about the actress who played her in "Punk Grandpa?"
22:18 - Projector issues, the techs never got a proper tech rehearsal, and why we are done self producing at least for now.
26:26 - Chicago Dramaworks is publishing "Punk Grandpa!"
27:21 - "Punk Grandpa" was produced as part of Three Brother's Theatre's season:
28:29 - Laura's commission with Three Brothers about Lady Macbeth.
30:20 - Laura is working on a documentary about Uncle Fun, that will be out by the end of this year.
34:02 - Listen to Uncle Fun/Ted Frankel and Steve Presser episodes here: &
35:18 - Other stores inspired by Uncle Fun:
Big Fun
Toy Joy
Fun Rock'n
Similar concept store (Uncle Fun carried many of their items):
Archie McPhee
36:00 - More about New York and how did Laura deal with her husband's month long absence?
42:52 - “Punk Grandpa” Video Diaries:
43:10 - Another highlight of New York with Medicine Show Theatre: & Brooklyn Superhero Supply Store:
45:36 - Diverse casting of “Punk Grandpa” at FRIGID New York.

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Intro Music: "Are You Famous, Yet?" - Laura Scruggs. Outro Music: "The Devil Is In The Beats" - The Chemical Brothers