OTL: Episode #44

(podcasting “from” the Hemingway Birthplace Home in Oak Park, IL) (broadcasting on the 100-watt literary powerhouse WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann discover more about a recent police raid, they discuss the progressive thinking of a nearby suburb, they talk about an interesting sport sweeping the region, and then they learn about the cycling movement. Annie Anderson – OTL nightlife correspondent; shedding some light on the Printers’ Ball police raid last weekend Ray Johnson – Oak Park Trustee; on The Religious Freedom and Civil Unions Act (House Bill 1826) Aaron Del Mar – event director, Windy City Cornhole Classic; on the biggest cornhole event in the nation Howard Kaplan – participant, Chicago Critical Mass; on the cycling movement in Chicago and beyond (segue music this week from The Reptoids)

OTL: Episode #42

(podcasting “from” the corner of Lake and Ashland, just outside of Union Park) (broadcasting on the 100-watt rock show WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann share transportation stories, they discuss public art in Berwyn, they get the scoop on a big Chicago music festival, and then they learn about more potential concerts at Wrigley Field. Mike and Andy’s transportation report; Mike takes some cyclists to task, and Andy enjoys cheesy Michiana radio Cari Brokamp – reporter, Berwyn Life; on public art in Berwyn, and breaking the Spindle story Miles Raymer – music columnist, Chicago Reader; on the Pitchfork Music Festival, and what it means for Chicago David Winner – president, Lake View Citizens Council; on more concerts at Wrigley Field (segue music this week from The Sea and Cake)

OTL: Episode #34

(podcasting “from” the parking lot next to the Green Dolphin in the 32nd Ward) (broadcasting on the 100-watt little transmitter that could WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann score the very first radio interview with Chicago’s brand new 32nd Ward alderman, they find out about drinking and writing, and then they learn a bit about financial awareness. climbing a railroad bridge; Mike’s other friends are idiots Scott Waguespack – Alderman-elect, 32nd Ward; on his vision for a better Chicago Steve Mosqueda – co-host, Drinking & Writing Brewery; on his WLUW radio program and a big event this weekend Amanda Gleason – creator, Young and Broke; on raising financial awareness among younger people (segue music this week by Dolly Varden)

OTL: Episode #20

EVEN CHICAGO’S HARDEST WORKING PODCAST CAN BE A DAY LATE !! (podcasting “from” O’Hare International Airport) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann discuss the arts in Chicago, Andy debuts “Mike Can’t Be Alone” #2, and then it’s Mike’s Super Bowl XLI adventures in our nation’s capital. Allison Stites – Executive Director, Around the Coyote; about the 2007 Winter Arts Festival and more “Mike Can’t Be Alone“; Andy once again takes a look into the innerworkings of Mike’s scary mind A Chicagoan in Washington D.C.; Mike is lost and out of town during Super Bowl XLI