OTL: Episode #31

(podcasting “from” the middle of the pond at Lincoln Park) (broadcasting on the 100-watt tour-de-force WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann love Susanna Hoffs, they get the scoop on Illinois HB 1500, they chat with Lawyer Danny, and then they learn about the unsung heroes of the ballpark. Susanna Hoffs rocks the Bad Company; possbily the greatest YouTube find ever Frannie Wellings – Associate Policy Director, Free Press; on Illinois House Bill 1500 and KeepUsConnected.org Lawyer Danny; on parking in Wrigleyville, and Mike’s doppleganger Dan Bragiel – Co-Founder, BeerVendors.com; on the unsung heroes of the ballpark (segue music this week by The Ladies & Gentlemen)

OTL: Episode #27

(podcasting “from” the Nelson Algren Fountain on the Polish Triangle) (broadcasting on the 100-watt powerhouse WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann learn about renters’ rights in Chicago, and then they discuss gentrification in the Wicker Park neighborhood. Shirley Johnson – program director, Metropolitan Tenants Organization; about renters’ rights in Chicago Mike & Andy at North / Milwaukee / Damen; checking out the scene at the six corners Tim Inklebarger – staff writer, Chicago Journal; on gentrification in the Wicker Park neighborhood (segue music this week by Frisbie)

OTL: Episode #22

(podcasting “from” Daley Plaza in Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann humbly offer a special Chicago election podcast. Alan Gitelson – Loyola University political science professor; about Chicago politics and the future of the city political theme songs; as covered by Mike & Andy Mick Dumke – political writer for the Chicago Reader; on politics as reported in the “Aldermania” column and the “Clout City” blog

OTL: Episode #21

HAPPY VALENTINE’S WEEK !! (podcasting “from” the Sybaris Pool Suites in Northbrook) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann learn about city and county politics in this election season, and for Valentine’s Week they ask their ladies how even guys like them can find love. Jay Stewart – Executive Director, Better Government Association; about city and county politics in this election season Valentine’s Day at the White Castle; info on Sliders and romance Jenny and Maggie – OTL’s better (and better-looking) halves; on how even these podcast guys can find love