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The Q Brothers' Burgeoning Empire - Episode 125

10/16/2017
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Apologies for the "blow outs" and the "thumps" - it was a great interview with a few recording issues. 01:55 - How the Q Brothers started writing and performing hip hop using Shakespeare as the source text. 07:50 - GQ on how he got involved with "Drumline." http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0303933/ 09:40 - Video for "White Nigga from Drumline" by the Retar crew: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1dQOZY1KiM 10:38 - Genesis of "Funk It Up About Nothin'" and how it came to Chicago Shakespeare...

Duration: 01:14:49


Brittany Meyer: Fake TED Talks, Arm Wrestling, and Strip Joker - Episode 203

10/9/2017
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00:35 - Presenting: Brittany Meyer! http://www.brittanymeyerdoesthat.com 01:37 - Strip Joker w/You are Beautiful https://www.uptownunderground.net/strip-joker https://www.facebook.com/stripjoker/ 04:22 - You are Beautiful campaign. https://you-are-beautiful.com 08:43 - The Kates http://www.thekates.org 11:52 - How Brittany's act changed from before she took Feminine Comique with Kelsie Huff. https://www.femininecomique.com 13:44 - Arm wrestling. 14:52 - Hari Kondabolu...

Duration: 00:39:59


Santa is the Baum w/ Laura and Jake - Episode 202

10/2/2017
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00:54 - Laura is adapting a story by L. Frank Baum, "A Kidnapped Santa Claus," for Three Cat Productions' holiday radio show: http://threecatproductions.com/201718-three-cat-season/the-holiday-radio-show 06:52 - Laura is now curating the cabaret at Three Cat, starting in December. http://threecatproductions.com/upcoming-season/cabaret-on-the-lake 08:39 - Laura is a co-host of Do Not Submit in the West Loop at Open Books at 651 W. Lake....

Duration: 00:37:12


Jacob Reyes Brings His Own Theater - Episode 201

9/25/2017
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05:13 - How Jacob got started in technical theatre and at Light Opera Works. http://www.musictheaterworks.com 07:11 - "Disgraced" / the first time Jacob was doing focus work with lighting. 09:06 - American Theater Company. https://www.atcweb.org 09:16 - David Cromer! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Cromer 11:06 - Oak Park Festival Theatre. http://oakparkfestival.com 19:14 - The 24 Hour Bring Your Own Theater festival. http://www.byotproductions.com 23:54 - Really long title of a...

Duration: 01:05:57


Bryn and Nilsa 200th Episode Spectacular!

9/18/2017
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06:54 - Gilbert Godfrey's podcast http://www.gilbertpodcast.com 07:25 - Gilbert's documentary http://www.indiewire.com/2017/04/gilbert-gottfried-documentary-review-tribeca-film-festival-2017-1201807032/ 09:47 - What has Nilsa been up to? 14:50 - Nilsa was asked to join the company New York Madness https://nymadness.com Lonestar Theatre Company http://www.lonestartheatre.com 20:06 - Nilsa is also writing for "The Lost Girls Blog" http://www.lostgirlsworld.com/blog/ I am Not Your Negro,...

Duration: 01:11:57


Farah Williams Loves All of Chicago - Episode 199

9/11/2017
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01:41 - Shout out to Ines Bellina and her podcast: XX Will Travel https://xxwilltravel.com 03:07 - How Farah got into podcasting. Serial https://serialpodcast.org Start-Up by Gimlet Media https://gimletmedia.com/startup/ Sampler https://gimletmedia.com/sampler/ 06:40 - Farah's first interview with "L." 07:48 - The problem with interviewing a Trump voter. 16:16 - Most recent episode with Stacey. 19:35 - Mothers Against Senseless Killing. http://ontheblock.org 21:48 - On the dude who...

Duration: 00:55:45


Ada Cheng's Change - Episode 198

9/4/2017
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02:10 - Ada's change from being a professor into a storyteller/improviser/stand-up comedian. 13:34 - Her one woman show, "NOT QUITE: Asian American by Law, Ahttp://www.fringefestival.orgsian Woman by Desire," at Fringe festivals. 24:10 - The subject of the immigration process in her show. 31:55 - The second story in her solo show, about teaching. 33:14 - Surprised by outcome of Fringe festivals. Capital Fringe https://www.capitalfringe.org Minnesota...

Duration: 01:00:35


Classic Episode - Uncle Fun: The Man Behind the Store - Episode 101

8/28/2017
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03:01 - Why is Ted Frankel Uncle Fun? What are the origins of the store called "Uncle Fun"? http://www.unclefunchicago.com https://www.facebook.com/unclefunchicago 09:55 - Goodies - Ted’s first store. 12:15 - Where did Ted get his stuff/new/old stock from? 19:56 - The really good stuff is at the bottom/developing relationships with warehouses 24:06 - Funny story, Mickey Mantle bobbing head dolls in a NY warehouse 28:47 - Does Ted watch shows like American Pickers? 29:53 - When the...

Duration: 01:15:19


New Place and Stuff in Our Lives - Episode 197

8/21/2017
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Jake and Laura record their first episode at their new place in Logan Square. They discuss Laura's holiday playwriting project with Three Cat Productions, updates on her Uncle Fun documentary and why they love their new neighborhood. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook Intro Music: "Are You Famous, Yet?" - Laura Scruggs. Outro Music: "AYFY 1" - Christopher Kriz

Duration: 00:33:42


John Battles: "Let's All Go To Uncle Fun" - Episode 196

8/14/2017
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05:58 - How John started playing music: high school band, "Born in an Elevator." 16:51 - John's two solo performance art acts: "Neutron Prom" and "Elvis From Hell." 23:59 - Joe Bob Briggs is a persona! http://www.joebobbriggs.com http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0089185/ 25:13 - "Let's All Go To Uncle Fun" song. 28:22 - "Dennis Dupre from Danville"song. 31:37 - "Harold's Fried Chicken" song. 35:20 - "Put the Hurttt on You," a song about cancer. 46:13 - Chic-A-Go-Go and "Werewolf in Wicker...

Duration: 01:03:45


Jamey and Susan Barnard - Episode 195

8/7/2017
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03:10 - How did Jamey and Susan meet? 11:30 - The Chipmonkeys. 12:36 - The many voices of Jamey Barnard and the "phone revenge" tapes. 20:59 - Favorite jokes Jamey has played on Les Scruggs. 23:50 - Susan's favorite costume designs. 28:15 - Favorite family project? 30:44 - Jamey's puppet thing with wrecked paintbrushes: Spent Brush Theatre. 31:27 - Animated phone revenge on Funny Or Die, Roseville Cemetery. http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/d5864ab63e/roseville-cemetery 33:31 - The...

Duration: 00:46:15


A Structured Conversation with Elizabeth Cambridge - Episode 194

7/31/2017
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01:32 - How did Elizabeth get involved in storytelling? 03:13 - Scott Whitehair http://www.scottwhitehair.com 06:00 - Elizabeth's first experience in storytelling. 07:12 - Cheddar. https://vimeo.com/142402403 15:54 - Weirdos Welcome. 21:15 - Co-hosting Do Not Submit in Rogers Park. http://www.donotsubmitchicago.com/dns-rogers-park.html 26:36 - Elizabeth has been telling stories at comedy open mics. 27:23 - Gilead, a storytelling-inspired church. http://www.gileadchicago.org 33:25 -...

Duration: 01:00:27


Shariba Rivers Has A Lot Going On - Episode 193

7/24/2017
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01:21 - "Bad Date" at Leapfest with Stage Left Theatre. http://stagelefttheatre.com 07:46 - Another role of Shariba's, Mother Wit, in "Insurrection." http://stagelefttheatre.com/season-35/season-36/ 10:17 - What it's like to be an Instructional Coach at Betty Shabazz International Charter Schools. 15:17 - An amazing lesson plan witnessed by Shariba. 18:44 - About Betty Shabazz International Charter Schools. http://www.bsics.org 23:41 - There are stupid questions. 28:15 - Being a...

Duration: 00:57:52


Schoen Smith Does Theater/Film/Directing in New York/Chicago/L.A. - Episode 192

7/17/2017
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01:29 - When Schoen knew she wanted to do theatre and early disc jockey experience. 07:05 - Modeling then off to college to study finance and business economics. 11:31 - First show in New York. 15:20 - Independent film experiences. 19:04 - LA CAUSA Youth Build. http://www.lacausainc.org 22:08 - How Schoen got into producing theatre. 22:34 - The show, "Elevator." http://www.hollywoodfringe.org/learn/content/348...

Duration: 00:53:03


Les Scruggs at Snake the Lake - Episode 191

7/10/2017
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01:16 - "Snake the Lake" https://www.facebook.com/events/840648652760824/ 05:04 - Why do a lot of artists live in the Manistee/Onekama area? 05:32 - Les' time in Chicago and the origin of the Art Deck. 07:13 - Les' piece, Weeping Willow, was recently bought by the Michigan Legacy Art Park. http://michlegacyartpark.org 08:27 - Art theory. 09:49 - The Artist Moment. 11:10 - Socialism/what is behind Les' pieces. 17:14 - Existentialism and more about what is behind Les' work. 19:13 -...

Duration: 00:34:37


Daniel Knox Learned Piano in Public - Episode 190

7/3/2017
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01:31 - When did Dan start singing and how did he end up in film school? 03:40 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0ej50JK2LM - Dan's teenage films. 08:04 - Dan and Laura as kids in Springfield, Illinois. 15:49 - Dan Knox on scoring Mary Arrchie's "Glass Menagerie." http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/chi-ugc-article-mary-arrchies-the-glass-menagerie-announces-2013-07-22-story.html...

Duration: 01:06:31


Rick Olson, Stephanie Palko, and The Edge of Orion Theatre - Episode 189

6/26/2017
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01:25 - Origin story of The Edge of Orion Theatre. http://edgeoforion.com 06:08 - Light saber effects. https://www.ultrasabers.com/ and www.saberforge.com 11:10 - Finding differently abled people to be in their shows. 14:23 - Favorite production with constellation project. 21:12 - What was it like for Stephanie to be directed by Laura? 24:55 - How did Stephanie get involved with The Edge of Orion Theatre? 25:12 - Who is Orion? 33:45 - Muggle Quidditch. 41:06 - Adaptations. 43:12 -...

Duration: 00:58:06


Melanie Adcock, Bryan Sperry, and the "House of the Apocalypse" - Episode 188

6/19/2017
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00:35 - Presenting: Melanie Adcock https://twitter.com/melanie_adcock President of Tech Month Chicago https://www.techmonthchicago.com Host of Tech Scene Chicago http://www.techscenechicago.com https://www.facebook.com/melanie.a.adcock & Bryan Sperry http://sperryart.com https://www.facebook.com/bryan.sperry.3 https://twitter.com/BryanSperryArt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCa0YP-DXfg https://vimeo.com/126844674 01:31 - House of the Apocalypse art gallery....

Duration: 00:57:51


"The Finder of the Lucky Devil" and Megan Mackie - Episode 187

6/12/2017
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00:40 - Podcaster and writer Megan Mackie is back! You may remember her from ep. 173: https://www.mixcloud.com/areyoufamousyet/megan-mackie-and-the-princess-peach-conspiracy-episode-173/ 00:53 - "The Finder of the Lucky Devil" is Megan's first book.You can find it on: Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Finder-Lucky-Devil-Megan-Mackie-ebook/dp/B071LRWXG5 and Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-finder-of-the-lucky-devil 07:32 - This is the first of three or four books investigating...

Duration: 00:37:20


John Abbott, Buddy King, Holly McGuire & Connie Foster - Episode 186

6/4/2017
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00:59 - How did the cast of "Audition!" meet? 03:18 - Origin story of the show. 06:25 - Introductions for everyone: John Abbott, Buddy King, Holly McGuire & Connie Foster. 11:42 - The story behind the name of the show. 18:54 - Holly's CD, "Catch 38." https://www.amazon.com/Catch-Steve-Sandner-Holly-McGuire/dp/B00004S9W6 20:05 - Holly's performances at The Playboy Club and what was Minsky's Burlesque? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minsky%27s_Burlesque 22:20 - Connie on writing songs...

Duration: 01:14:27

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