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At long last, Beth and Sarah have the extreme privilege of talking to the very thoughtful and inspirational Anthony Rapp (the original Mark in Rent) via the world's shoddiest phone connection. Anthony tells tales of the distant past when cassette tapes and boom boxes still existed as he walks through his journey from not being very excited to audition for a "rock opera," to getting goosebumps hearing "Seasons of Love" for the first time, to realizing Rent was going to be "kind of an event." He also compares his experience working on Rent to his much less fulfilling experience working on the movie Twister, he reveals which cast member was the first to miss a performance, and describes what makes him want to punch a Mark in the face. Tune in if you're looking for a very thorough and satisfying answer to a bunch of dumb questions about the scarf, and enjoy the most realistic version of "Life After Rent" yet!'