OTL: Episode #96

(podcasting “from” right outside of Carol’s Pub, on Clark and Leland) (broadcasting on the 100-watt diverse radio station WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann learn about the diversity of neighborhoods in Chicago, and then they talk with a prominent local poet. Lauren Fischer – research associate, Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development at DePaul University; on “A Keleidoscope of Culture: Measuring the Diversity of Chicago’s Neighborhoods” (PDF) Kevin Coval – poet; on poetry in Chicago, his new book Everyday People, and his release party next week (segue music this week from Bound Stems)

OTL: Episode #95

(podcasting “from” on Pratt Beach in Rogers Park) (broadcasting on the 100-watt windy citizen radio station WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann talk dodgeball and foursquare, and then they conduct a roundtable discussion about the current state of Chicago. OTL Sports; the Aberdeen Street Dodgeball Ninjas‘ 2008 Summer Tournament, but Mike prefers hopscotch and four square “Is Chicago experiencing a golden age?” w/ Brad Flora – publisher / founder, The Windy Citizen & John Maki – multimedia producer / contributor, The Windy Citizen (segue music this week from Scale Model)

OTL: Episode #94

(podcasting “from” on the top floor of the Harold Washington Library) (broadcasting on the 100-watt high five radio station WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann discuss high-fives and kayaking on the Chicago River, they learn about a dating for self-proclaimed nerds, they play a round of hipster bingo, and then they chat about the indie boutique scene in the city. OTL Odds & Ends; Mike’s fascination with the “high five”, a video OTL Web Exclusive, seeking OTL show contributors (Mike’s stunning Chicago River kayaking video) Nerds at Heart; hanging with Julia and Bathsheba at a dating nerdfest Hipster Bingo; Andy and Mike warm up their skills for the summer music festival season Brian Hieggelke – editor & publisher, Boutiqueville; on the independent boutique scene in Chicago (segue music this week from Fernando Jones)

OTL: Episode #93

HAPPY 4th OF JULY !! (podcasting “from” on top of the parking garage near the Guitar Center in Lincoln Park) (broadcasting on the 100-watt interview show radio station WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann call out for show contributors, they learn about a new community arts space in Evanston, they discuss a couple new video links on the OTL website, and then they talk with the host of The Interview Show. CASTING: OTL Show Contributors; Outside the Loop RADIO is seeking people with an interest in radio and/or journalism to cover issues important around their own Chicago communities. Contact us with your ideas and for more info! Jake Samuels – general manager, Evanston SPACE; on a new artists’ venue just north of the Chicago border OTL finds cool local video links; wasting time controlling the Block 37 cam, Mike just missed the Cubs/White Sox brawl at US Cellular Field Mark Bazer – RedEye columnist and host of The Interview Show; on bringing old-school unscripted talk shows to local taverns (segue music this week from The Eternals)