OTL: Episode #365- 30 Seconds Over Chicago Contest, Quitting a job through a viral video, NYTV Fest at the Music Box

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 “7 years over Chicago” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen learns about the 30 Seconds Over Chicago contest, talks with the Chicagoan who used a viral video to quit her job, and previews the NY TV Fest screening at the Music Box.   Rich Seng– Founder of the 30 Seconds Over Chicago contest We learn about how YOU can make a 30-second TV commercial for 47 of Chicago’s great music venues.         Marina Shifrin– Chicagoan who quit her job by making a viral video We find out why!         Tyler Smith– Organizer of the New York TV Festival Chicago Selections at The Music Box Chicago has 6 entries in the NY TV Festival at the end of the month.  You can see these pilots at The Music Box (3733 N. Southport) on Tuesday, October 15th.       OTL #365 local music provided by Panda Riot…  

OTL: Episode #305- Doug James of BOSS, El Stories on stage, Forgotten Chicago’s Corporate Kings tour

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 “indie king’s” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen talks to one of the cast members of BOSS, gets the lowdown on the play El Stories, and previews a cool tour led by Forgotten Chicago.   Doug James– Chicago-based actor who portrays “The Gray-Haired Man/The Cleaner” in BOSS BOSS, a show starring Kelsey Grammer as the Mayor of Chicago, begins its second season this Friday.  We get a preview of the season and go behind the scenes of this great drama.   Kelsey Grammer and Doug James on the set. Thomas Murray – Creator of El Stories This weekly stage show at the Greenhouse Theater (2257 N. Lincoln) takes your unique El-riding stories and turns them into a play.  We find out the details.   A scene from El Stories.  Photo courtesy of Waltzing Mechanics via gridchicago.com. Patrick Steffes– Contributor to ForgottenChicago.com On August 26th you can be a part of “The Corporate Kings of the Suburbs and Stern Pinball Tour.”  We learn about this fun and historic tour. Motorola’s Old-School HQ. OTL #305 local music provided by Uh Bones…  

OTL: Episode #295- New TV pilot from Steve Tobiasz, Felony Franks closes, Metropia Experience preview

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 “radiopia experience” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen talks to a local comedian about his new TV pilot, learns why Felony Franks hot dogs closed down, and previews the Metropia Experience festival.   Steve Tobiasz— Local writer and comedian We learn about Steve’s new local TV pilot, The Third Coast. Jim Andrews – Owner of Felony Franks This West Side hot dog joint that employed ex-offenders closed its doors this week.  We get the full story.  You can check out the first OTL interview at Felony Franks on OTL #201.     Omar Barragan– Founder of the Metropia Experience This new Chicago music and arts festival happening tonight and Friday, June 8th. OTL #295 local music provided by Band Called Catch…  

OTL: Episode #273- The Hitman from TV’s BOSS, NewCity’s Best of Chicago 2011, Duck N Roll Food Truck

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 “rock/duck ‘n roll” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen talks to one of the actors from the new TV show BOSS, discusses NewCity’s Best of Chicago 2011 list, and climbs aboard the Duck ‘N Roll food truck.   Doug James— Chicago-based actor who portrays “The Gray-Haired Man” in BOSS We catch up with Doug as he talks about his role as a “cleaner” in BOSS, a show starring Kelsey Grammer as the Mayor of Chicago. Doug James.  Photo courtesy of imdb.com.     Brian Hieggelke– Editor and publisher of NewCity NewCity is out with its “Best of Chicago 2011” list.  Brian joins us to talk about how they put it all together.  OTL made the list last year!     Amy Le— Co-owner of The Duck ‘N Roll Food Truck We climb aboard one of the newest food trucks in Chicago and talk to Amy about what it’s like to operate a food truck in the city.   Amy Le next to her food truck.  Photo courtesy of ducknrolltruck.com. OTL #273 local music provided by Juniper Mays…