OTL: Episode #38

(podcasting “from” the Forest Park Blue Line station) (broadcasting on the 100-watt diesel engine WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann talk transportation and the current state of the CTA, and then they go on location and visit with a coffee champion. driving on Ashland Avenue; the nightmare of a major street in Chicago Kevin O’Neil – founder, CTA Tattler; on happenings at the Chicago Transit Authority Matt Riddle – designer, Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea; on roasting and brewing, and the competitive barista circuit (segue music this week from Soft Targets)

OTL: Episode #18

(podcasting “from” Mike Stephen’s bedroom, and somewhere in New York City) Podcasting from Chicago and New York… Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann learn about a proposal to ban alcohol from NYC commuter trains, and then they talk with a former local writer making his way in Metropolis. Richard Shea – founder, Commuters Allied for Responsible Enjoyment (CARE); on a proposed alcohol ban on NYC commuter trains Andy in NYC; our ISDN connection goes down, so it’s a “Man on the Street” segment Michael Beaumier – author, I Know You’re Out There; on running the Chicago Reader‘s “Matches” section

OTL: Episode #17

(podcasting “from” Lane Tech High School) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann reach back around, they discuss the latest CTA issues, they dip into the OTL mailbag, and then they learn about the newest pro sports team in Chicago. Mike & Andy reach back around; props to Hyper Nonsense Kevin O’Neil – CTA Tattler; on Chicago’s public transit issues OTL Email Bag; checking in with our listeners Kevin Loughery, Jr. – co-owner, Chicago Shamrox; on Chicago’s newest professional sports franchise

OTL: Episode #10

(podcasting “from” the Howard Street Red Line el station) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann look into transportation issues in Chicago, they read some fan mail, and then they check in with the dude who used to run the Brew & View. Monifa Thomas – Chicago Sun-Times transportation reporter; on getting around in Chicago OTL Shake-Up; our lawyer Danny cans our intern Biff OTL Email Bag; checking in with our listeners Dennis Borowski – former Brew & View manager; on his legacy on a unique Chicago cinema experience