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

(broadcasting on the “Chicago glutton” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago)

Mike Stephen discusses the state of local urban forestry, rehashes the idea of a new state that includes Chicago, and talks food with one of the Chicago Gluttons.

Mark Duntemann — Owner of Natural Path Urban Forestry Consultants

How is Chicago doing when it comes to the care of trees?  We find out!


Andy Hermann— Former Outside the Loop Radio Executive Producer, Current Pottery Consultant

It seems that Andy heard the conversation between Mike and Ed Zotti last week regarding the idea of creating a new state from the Chicago metro area.   He has some thoughts of his own on this topic.

Former OTL Producer Andy Hermann

John Honkala — Co-Founder of Chicago Gluttons

Chicago Gluttons is an awesome local food blog that recently won Time Out Chicago’s Eat Out Award for “Best Indie Restaurant Blog.”  We get a profile of the blog and why it’s more than you’re average restaurant review website.

The Chicago Gluttons

OTL #186 local music provided by Phil Circle