(podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago)

(broadcasting on the “feed my meter please” radio station WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago)

Mike Stephen brings you another OTL Public Service Announcement, feeds parking meters with The Parking Ticket Geek, talks to a Chicagoan on his way to work for the Secretary of Education, and learns about a website where journalists can vent their frustration about working in media.

OTL Public Service Announcement: The corkage fee is illegal!

The Parking Ticket Geek– local renegade, founder of The Expired Meter Chicago parking blog:

Goes on location with Mike to feed parking meters and recalls almost getting arrested for feeding other people’s meters.


Tim Tuten – Co-owner of The Hideout and a new employee of the U.S. Department of Education:

We catch up with him on his way to Washington, D.C.


Tim Tuten




Kiyoshi Martinez – founder of AngryJournalist.com:

Tells us about his website that lets journalists sound off about their professional frustrations.

The Angry Journalist


OTL #133 local music provided by Jerome Holloway

Jerome Holloway