OTL: Episode #356- Sky Full of Bacon, In For a Trim, Rooftop Sessions 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 “water hero” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen talks to the creator of the “Sky Full of Bacon” blog and podcast, chats with the DP of a locally-produced video short, and learns about Rooftop Sessions Chicago.   Michael Gebert– Creator of “Sky Full of Bacon“ Chicago has a great food scene and the Sky Full of Bacon blog and podcast give us some unique perspective on all the local culinary action.         Jason “Doug” Beaumont– Director of Photography for Group Mind Films Recently, Mike caught up with Doug on set of the short In For a Trim.  Click on the pic below to watch the short and check out Doug’s site HERE. Mike Stephen as Bruce Cardiff in the short In For a Trim.     Joel Hoover– Audio engineer for Rooftop Sessions Chicago Music venues don’t have to be in traditional settings.  They can be anywhere, even on a roof.  Joel gives us the details.     OTL #356 local music provided by Yellow Jacket…  

OTL: Episode #343- Scrappers documentary, Hank Frisco in cat form, Domestic violence portrayal in local media

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 “scrapper” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen learns about the Chicago-based documentary called “Scrappers” and previews a moderated discussion on how violence against women is portrayed in the Chicago media.   Brian Ashby and Ben Kolak– Co-directors and co-producers of the documentary Scrappers We learn about this locally-produced film that follows two Chicago metal scavengers. A scene from Scrappers   Hank Frisco: Galaxy Defender and Cat– On OTL #334 we heard from Hank Frisco: Galaxy Defender‘s producer and writer Matt Kelley.  We check in with Matt regarding some fans in Philly wanting to name a cat after the lead role in the Chicago sci-fi comedy web series.         Tracy Siska– Executive director of the Chicago Justice Project On May 28th at the Union League Club of Chicago, the CJP will be presenting a public discussion called Documenting Violence Against Women: Justice Begins with Truth.  We preview this event.   OTL #343 local music provided by Go Time…  

OTL: Episode #335- Ald. Joe Moreno, Dying the Chicago river green, Mike Houlihan’s “Our Irish Cousins”

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 “Irish cousin” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen talks Chicago issues with Ald. Joe Moreno, learns about dying the Chicago River green, and chats with Mike Houlihan about his new film, “Our Irish Cousins.”   Happy St. Paddy’s Day! Proco “Joe” Moreno– Alderman, 1st Ward Ald. Moreno joins us to discuss various local issues such as liquor moratoriums, LED billboards in neighborhoods, and Chicago school closings. Ald. Joe Moreno   OTL Rewind– Mike Butler, Head of the Green Chicago River Crew With this being St. Patrick’s Day week, we thought it’d be cool to dig into the OTL audio archives to hear a clip from OTL #25 that includes learning about the history of turning the Chicago River green.   Dying the Chicago River Mike Houlihan– Local author, comedian, filmmaker, Irishman Mike’s latest film, Our Irish Cousins, is an exploration of the Irish-American experience.  We discuss the film and the lessons he learned from visiting his homeland. Our Irish Cousins OTL #335 local music provided by Safe Haven..  

OTL: Episode #322- “The Chicagoans” column and video, RIP Gold Star’s Susan, Chicago Filmmakers winter 2013 series

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 Chicagoans” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen learns about “The Chicagoans” column and video series, remembers Susan from Gold Star, and previews Chicago Filmmakers 2013 winter season. Anne Ford– Freelance writer, creator of The Chicagoans column and producer of its video series Get a glimpse into the fascinating lives of your fellow citizens.  We get the lowdown on this project.       RIP Susan – Earlier this week Susan Stursberg, co-owner of Gold Star Bar in Wicker Park, passed away.  Mike remembers her.   Susan Stursberg of Gold Star (pictured on the left)     Beckie Stocchetti– Program Director at Chicago Filmmakers We get a preview of their Winter 2013 screening series.   OTL #322 local music provided by Rocketboat…