OTL: Episode #407- Romancing The Slinger, Crowdsourcing every meal in August, Chicago Ave. Moon app

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 “feed me” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen has an in-depth discussion about the Diner Grill’s Slinger, talks to someone who is crowdsourcing every one of his meals for a month, and learns about the Chicago Ave. Moon app.   John Pacini– Former Chicagoan and someone who conquered The Diner Grill’s “Slinger” You haven’t lived until you’ve attempted The Slinger at The Diner Grill (1635 W. Irving Park Rd).  We discuss this intense food challenge and why it’s so delicious.   The Slinger at The Diner Grill.  Photo courtesy of electricalaudio.com.     Kurt Vanderah– Resident of NW Indiana who is crowdsourcing his meals for August Kurt hasn’t been eating well for a few decades.  He decided enough is enough and he’s turning to us to help him eat healthier in August.         Joshua Dumas– Composer and creator of the Chicago Avenue Moon app We learn about this new app that responds to your speed, location, and the phase of the moon in order to produce a constantly changing and unique music composition.         OTL #407 local music provided by Tangleweed…  

OTL: Episode #406- Red light camera madness, Chicago Singles Club, 46th ward aldermanic candidate Denice Davis

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 “singles club” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen discusses the inconsistencies of the red light cameras, learns about Chicago Singles Club’s musical quest, and talks issues with aldermanic candidate Denice Davis.   The Parking Ticket Geek– Blogger at The Expired Meter The Geek talks to us about the erratic local red light camera behavior that was recently exposed by the Chicago Tribune.     Kevin Claxton– Managing Director of the Chicago Singles Club We learn about this local record label that produces a video, new song and a photo shoot for local musicians every month.         Denice Davis– Candidate for alderman in the 46th Ward From affordable housing to crime in the ward, we hear Denice Davis’ vision of Uptown.         OTL #406 local music provided by Any Kind…  

OTL: Episode #405- The OTL House Party Tour- Ald. Joe Moreno, Heather Cherone of DNA Info Chicago, Mayoral Candidate Amara Enyia, 120 Sports Host Dylan McGorty

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (podcasting from Mike Stephen’s garage in Chicago’s East Village Neighborhood) (broadcasting on the “House Party” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen takes the show on the road…to his garage.  It’s the first stop on the OTL House Party Tour where we broadcast from homes across Chicago!   Proco “Joe” Moreno– Alderman, 1st Ward of the City of Chicago We hear from the Ald. Moreno on his views on Chicago crime, working with the Mayor, and being accessible to constituents.     Heather Cherone– Reporter & Producer for DNA Info Chicago DNA Info Chicago is bringing back beat reporting.  We get the scoop on what it means to be a good beat reporter in Chicago and how DNA Info is working to bring back quality neighborhood reporting.       Dr. Amara Enyia– Candidate for Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel has oat least one challenger in the February elections.  We meet her and find out why she’s running.       Dylan McGorty– Host at 120 Sports This new “Netflix-stlye” sports site gives you up-to-the-minute sports information about your favorite teams and it’s headquartered right here in Chicago.           OTL #405 local music provided by Bob Kessler…  

OTL: Episode #404- Chicago Indie Bookstore Day, Searching for Nate Silver, Chicago Publishers Resource Center

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 “Indie” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen previews Chicago Indie Bookstore Day this weekend, wants to chat about local burritos with pundit Nate Silver, and visits the Chicago Publishers Resource Center.   Kevin Elliot– Manager of Open Books This Saturday is the first Chicago Independent Bookstore Day.  We get the lowdown on the day’s events and how indie bookstores are neighborhood institutions.     Searching for Nate Silver– He’s a pundit who loves Mexican food In 2007 on OTL #59, Mike Stephen interviewed Nate Silver about the now-defunct Chicago Burrito Bracket.  Nate is at it again, but this time he’s going national.  Mike tries to get him to come back on the show.       John Wawrzaszek– Director of the Chicago Publishers Resource Center We go inside this multi-use space at 858 N. Ashland that provides a community for creative work.         OTL #404 local music provided by Smoker…