OTL: Episode #98

(podcasting “from” out in back of the Uptown Theatre) (broadcasting on the 100-watt sold theater of the mind radio station WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann discuss 08-08-08, they welcome The Parking Ticket Geek to the SoundProofBooth, they chat a bit about the Grateful Dead, and then they learn about the Uptown Theatre sale. 08-08-08; apparently today is a big day for weddings The Parking Ticket Geek – publisher, TheExpiredMeter; on parking and traffic issues in Chicago (The Parking Ticket Geek) OTL on jam bands; celebrating Jerry Garcia, and following The Dead James Cappleman – board president, Uptown Chicago Commission; on the sale of the landmark Uptown Theatre to Jam Productions (Uptown Theatre by Robert Murphy) (segue music this week from The Soup)

OTL: Episode #97

(podcasting “from” in the alley behind Harry Caray’s in Wrigleyville) (broadcasting on the 100-watt friendly confines radio station WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann discuss an old cheesy bar in Wrigleyville, they take a look at sex trafficking in the city, they run through some gay bars around town, and then they talk about a book highlighting Cubs fans. OTL Bar Report (part 1); Mike’s experiences at the now-closed Hi-Tops in Wrigleyville Rachel Durchslag – director, The Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE); on sex trafficking in Chicago OTL Bar Report (part 2); Chicago makes Logo’s list of The 50 Best Gay Bars in America? Will Byington – photographer; on his book We Are Cubs Fans (segue music this week from Rock Star Club)