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

(broadcasting on the “street corner taco stand” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago)

Mike Stephen talks about a lovely local latrine, discusses the plight of the pushcart vendor in the city, chats about the possibility of The Real Housewives of Chicago, and learns about a local literary aggregator.

OTL’s Bathroom Break

Check out bestrestroom.com to vote for Chicago’s very own Drake Hotel Palm Court Ladies Room as the best restroom in America.

Claire Bushey – Freelance journalist and author of last week’s Chicago Reader cover story called “Legalize It”

Claire discusses the hardships faced by pushcart vendors in the Little Village neighborhood.


Jenny, The Future Mrs. Stephen – Mike Stephen’s fiancee and expert on The Real Housewives TV show

Jenny got Mike hooked on TRH and lucky for him now there’s talk of The Real Housewives of Chicago coming soon.  Jenny and Mike analyze how this might happen in the Windy City.

The Real Housewives of NYC

Connor Coyne – Contributor to bookish.us

If you’re into the local literary scene, this is the blog to check out.  Everything from ‘zines to books to what is the appropriate number of spaces between sentences is fair game on the site.  Connor joins us to give us the lowdown.

Bookish.us

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