OTL: Episode #469- U of C’s impact on the neighborhood, Chicago International Map Fest preview, An education at Hot Dog University

Mike Stephen talks with:   South Side Weekly contributor/photographer Juliet Eldred about her “Outside That System and Hence Unspeakable” project that looks at the relationship between the University of Chicago and the Hyde Park neighborhood;   Chicago International Map Fair founder Sammy Berk about the upcoming (Oct 23-25) festivities at the Loyola University Museum of Art; and   Hot Dog University PHD (Professor of Hot Dogs!) Mark Reitman about how you can learn to run your own hot dog cart or stand.   Meanwhile, we congratulate the Chicago Transit Authority for winning a national award for its courtesy campaign!   This week’s local music is provided by Cannonball.   OTL host Mike Stephen is excited to bite into his post-show hot dog. This week’s comes from Mickey’s in Oak Park.   To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.

OTL: Episode #451- Exploring analog photography in Wicker Park, Fighting airport noise pollution, A pet pig lives in Portage Park

Mike Stephen talks with:   Lomography Embassy Store & Emulsion Gallery Chicago owner Piper Robbins;   Fair Allocation in Runways (FAiR) Coalition co-founder Jac Charlier about the ongoing fight against O’Hare noise pollution; and   Linus… the pet pig of Jennifer & Matt Folino in Portage Park!   This week’s local music is provided by Low Spark.   Linus the Pig and OTL host Mike Stephen get real.   To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.  

OTL: Episode #401- Parking Ticket Geek Update, Waiting all night for Star Wars, Local photography with Out of Chicago

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 “take my picture” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen gets an update on potholes and red light cameras from The Parking Ticket Geek, plays audio from waiting in line overnight to see Star Wars Episode II in 2002, and learns about an upcoming local photography convention.   The Parking Ticket Geek– Blogger at The Expired Meter The Geek gives us an update on Chicago pothole repair, the new Park Chicago app, and red light cameras.     Waiting for Star Wars– Dipping into the Mike Stephen audio vault On May 16, 2002 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones was released.  OTL host Mike Stephen and two friends waited outside the McClurg Court Theater downtown all night to be first in line for the 8:30am showing.  Mike brought a microphone with him.  We hear the highlights.     Mike waited 8 hours outside the theater to see this movie. Chris Smith– Local photographer and creator of Out of Chicago Photography is lots of fun.  If you’re into local photography, check out the Out of Chicago site and attend the local photography conference at the end of June!         OTL #401 local music provided by Ryan Joseph Anderson…  

OTL: Episode #366- Graveyards of Chicago, Beer & video games fundraiser, Sweet time lapse video of downtown

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 “beer & video games” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen talks to the co-author of Graveyards of Chicago, previews a video game and beer pairing charity event, and learns why a photographer spent the last two years creating a time lapse video of Chicago.   Matt Hucke– Co-author of Graveyards of Chicago We discuss how local graveyards give interesting historical insight into Chicago.         Mike Chuck– Chairman, Chicago Loot Drop This local charity is holding a video game & beer paring event called Tokens & Tankards on Sunday, November 3 at the Emporium Arcade Bar (1366 N. Milwaukee).  We get the lowdown on this great cause.         Max Wilson– Local photographer Max spent two years working on a 6-minute time lapse video of Chicago’s downtown and the final product is incredible.  We learn how and why he created this work of art. Click above to watch the video!     OTL #366 local music provided by Nick and the Ovorols…