OTL: Episode #218- Driver Survival Seminar, Klingon Christmas Carol is Here, Beer Competition with BeerDownload.com

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “thankful for your attention” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen talks to The Parking Ticket Geek about the first Chicago Driver Survival Seminar,  gets a new take on an old Holiday classic play, and samples beers in the South Loop with the guys from BeerDownload.com. Vote For Outside the Loop!—  NewCity magazine is running their Best of Chicago 2010 poll right now.  You’d be oh-so-awesome if you wrote in Outside the Loop for “Best Local Podcast!”  REMEMBER: you must vote for at least TEN categories for your ballot to count!  Thanks for your support!  Rock the vote! The Parking Ticket Geek— Blogger at The Expired Meter The Geek and Ald. Scott Waguespack have teamed up to bring you the first Chicago Driver Survival Seminar on Tuesday, November 30th.  You’ll get educated on local driving in one night!  We learn more this week. Christopher Kidder — Artistic Director of the Commedia Beauregard Theatre Company This Minnesota-based theater company brings A Klingon Christmas Carol to Chicago.  Yeah, you read that right!  We hear a portion of an interview with Chris from OTL #183 back in March when he was planning on bringing the show to the Windy City.  You can catch the production at the Greenhouse Theater Center in Lincoln Park. A Scene from A Klingon Christmas Carol Matt Arata and Steve Mastny— […]

OTL: Episode #217- Active Transportation Update, Lawyerly Analysis of Local Burgers, The Underground Chicago Food Scene

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “underground foodie” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen gets an active transportation update, learns about a blog written by local lawyers that rates downtown burger joints, and discusses the local underground food scene with the food editor of Time Out Chicago. Vote For Outside the Loop!—  NewCity magazine is running their Best of Chicago 2010 poll right now.  You’d be oh-so-awesome if you wrote in Outside the Loop for “Best Local Podcast!”  REMEMBER: you must vote for at least TEN categories for your ballot to count!  Thanks for your support! Adolfo Hernandez— Director of Advocacy & Outreach for the Active Transportation Alliance The federal government recently awarded Illinois $90 million for the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program.  We learn more about this and discuss how alternative transportation will be affected. “Cheese Justice”— Chicago Lawyer and Blogger at In Re Burgers A group of Chicago lawyers got together over their love of cheeseburgers.  The result?  In Re Burgers: Chicago Lawyers Judging Chicago Burgers.  We get the lowdown this week. Photo Courtesy of In Re Burgers David Tamarkin— Food Editor at Time Out Chicago Have you heard about Chicago’s underground food scene?  David recently explored secret supper clubs and impromptu meals for those “in the know.”  He joins us to discuss his experiences.  You can read what he wrote HERE. Photo Courtesy of Jeff […]

OTL: Episode #216- The Latest on the Heartland Cafe’s Financial Struggles, Vote for OTL!, On the Set of Trubadeaux

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “vote for OTL” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen visits the Heartland Cafe to get the latest on its financial future, reminds all of us to vote for OTL for best podcast in Chicago, and reports from the set of the new locally-produced movie, Trubadeaux. Michael James and Katy Hogan— Co-Founders and Co-Owners of the Heartland Cafe This Rogers Park community institution recently went through some difficult financial times.  We get an update on the state of the Heartland and learn about the public’s outpouring of support. Mike Stephen, Katy Hogan, and Michael James at the Heartland Cafe Vote for Outside the Loop!—  NewCity magazine is running their Best of Chicago 2010 poll right now.  You’d be oh-so-awesome if you wrote in Outside the Loop for “Best Local Podcast!”  REMEMBER: you must vote for at least TEN categories for your ballot to count!  Thanks for your support! Jay Sukow and John Berka— Co-Writers and Producers of Trubadeaux This week Jay and John were part of the cast and crew shooting this movie all about life and craziness in a high-end Chicago restaurant.  We get a behind the scenes peek into the making of the film.  Oh, and OTL host Mike Stephen plays a sleezy Chicago alderman! From L to R: Cynthia Kolb as the Alderman’s Wife, Mike as Ald. Ed Meritos, […]

Vote For Outside the Loop in NewCity’s Best of Chicago 2010!

NewCity’s Best of Chicago Poll 2010 is open right now!  Vote for Outside the Loop Radio for the “Best Local Podcast” category!  Click HERE to start voting!  Vote early and often! Thanks for all of your support!