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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.

Apr 7, 2014

This week Laura brings Greg Ledger, storyteller and fellow podcaster!


Greg's Podcast: A Dear School


0:01:30 Say hello to Greg!

0:02:20 Obamacare may be working for Bryn shortly

0:02:50 Nilsa already has Obamacare… because she's more organized than Bryn

0:06:00 Recorded some radio spots for Engine Lab of Tampa with Brian McKenna at BToven Studios

0:08:00 This Greg had an incredible guest on his podcast… our own Laura Scruggs. Drinking may have been involved.

0:10:30 Greg tells us how storytellers do it

0:12:25 Practicing storytelling in the shower

0:15:20 Greg took a 30 year moritorium on creativity

0:18:50 Early problems with drink and fleeing the country… to paint a guy's house

0:20:05 Calgary, The Stampede, and roving hoards of intellectuals

0:23:10 Deported by the RCMP and the road to sobriety

0:25:25 Moving to Chicago and the worst phone ever

0:29:00 Getting back into artistic stuff and getting nasty

0:29:55 Writing and breakdowns

0:33:30 Schwarzenegger

0:37:55 Masking your feelings with writing may be hazardous to your mental health

0:40:15 Bag A Bag A 'Begas- the latest snack food craze and other diversions

0:50:00 We love the origin story of our podcast, we're trying to figure out how to nurture it, too

0:53:55 According to Nilsa, Bryn loves reacting to things

0:58:40 What brought Greg to improv…

1:02:00 Favorite poems

1:10:00 A rejection of popular culture

1:13:00 Nilsa auditioned for the role of…Brynn (with two n's)


1:15:00 Bryn gets to shoot a movie with a previous podcast guest… who could it be?