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

(broadcasting on the “I’ll take a burrito, please” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago)

Mike Stephen talks to the guys who now hold the record for riding the entire El the fastest, airs a conversation with Nate Silver about his Burrito Bracket from 5 years ago, and discusses President Obama’s relationship to Chicago sports.

 

Chris Aubin and Garrett Sorrels– CTA record holders

These two co-workers rode the entire El in 9 hours, 12 minutes and 39 seconds and set a new record.  We hear about their adventure and you can read about it on Grid Chicago.

 

 

Prep work for the El riding adventure.  Photo courtesy of gridchicago.com.

 

Nate Silver – Blogger at FiveThirtyEight and creator of The Burrito Bracket

Before Nate Silver was famous for accurately predicting elections he was busy rating Chicago Mexican restaurants.  We hear a conversation between Mike and Nate from 2007 on OTL #59.

 

Ben Strauss– Senior Editor at Chicago Side and contributor to the New York Times

Ben recently wrote an article called The Audacity of a White Sox Fan: Why Chicago Sports Matter to President Obama. We discuss this topic.

 

 

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