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 #39

(podcasting “from” the corner of Belmont and Halsted) (broadcasting on the 100-watt shower contest WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann honor Weinerfest ’07, they learn about ticket “convenience” fees, they lament the loss of an indie magazine and reflect upon their time with a star, and then they discuss the best Pride Parade marchers ever. Weinerfest ’07; Mike was there… but it’s not what you’re thinking Jim DeRogatis – Sun-Times pop music critic, Sound Opinions co-host; on “convenience” fees on tickets, and how it’s gotten out of control RIP Punk Planet; an indie culture institution folds George Takei’s transporter; Mike and Andy’s time spent with Captain Sulu Rhett Lindsay – director, Righteously Outrageous Twirling Corps (ROTC); on bringing down the house during the Pride Parade (segue music this week from Cornmeal)

OTL: Episode #37

(podcasting from the OTL home office of executive producer Andy Hermann) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann present the alternate version of their very first WLUW Pledge Drive Spectacular — featuring a conversation with Chicago’s First Ward Alderman (and 2008 congressional candidate) Manny Flores. WLUW Pledge Drive; support OTL and your community radio station WLUW now, by calling 773-508-7300, or by donating online at the link above Manny Flores – Chicago First Ward Alderman; on life in the Chicago City Council, and his run for Congress in 2008

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)