OTL: Episode #32

(podcasting “from” the green room at Second City Chicago) (broadcasting on the 100-watt go-getter WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann discover a local bloggy neighborhood, they discuss a comedy legend, they tour the “lower” streets in Chicago, and then they learn about online audio tours. America’s Top 10 Bloggiest Neighborhoods; Outside.In ranks Rogers Park at #5 Tom Farley – Managing Director, The Chris Farley Foundation; on the comic legend and keeping his name and spirit alive OTL audio tour; Mike and Andy hit the “lower” streets in Chicago Mike Salvatore – Founder and President, AudioSnacks; on user-generated audio tours for around the world (segue music this week by Ellen Rosner)

OTL: Episode #30

HAPPY EARTH DAY !! (podcasting “from” the middle of Humboldt Park) (broadcasting on the 100-watt solar-powered generator WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann present an ALL-GREEN show with OTL memories and outtakes, a conversation about socially-conscious networking, and a look Chicago’s Earth Day celebrations. OTL memories and outtakes; Andy & Mike share some memories and play an OTL show outtake Peter Nicholson – Executive Director, Foresight Design Initiative; on social networking through Chicago Green Drinks 2006 Olympics announcement; Mike loses track of Andy in a Wrigleyville bar Peggy Stewart – Manager of Outdoor and Environmental Education, Chicago Park District; about Chicago’s Earth Day happenings (segue music this week by Orbert Davis)

OTL: Episode #28

(podcasting “from” Michigan Avenue, next to an R2-D2 mailbox) (broadcasting on the 100-watt flamethrower WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann take a virtual trip through Uptown, they review some recent news, and then they discuss small claims court lawsuits. Martha Bayne – senior editor, Chicago Reader; about their “Uptown” issue, and Chicago neighborhoods OTL News Roundup; American Gladiators and REO Speedwagon Derek Monroe – the King of Small Claims; on consumer activism through lawsuits (segue music this week by The Emerald Lizards)

OTL: Episode #2

(podcasting “from” Lower Wacker Drive) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann take on the proposed ComEd rate hike, talk with the luckiest college student in the state, and discuss historic preservation in Chicago. David Kolata – Citizens Utility Board executive director; on stopping the ComEd rate hike Mac LeBuhn – the luckiest college freshman in the state; going to Northwestern on his family’s perpetual scholarship Victoria Granacki – Granacki Historic Consultants; on preservation in Chicago and its Polish history