OTL: Episode #206- Talking Chicago Theater, OTL Rewind with Chicago Gluttons, Check the Tax on Your Restaurant Bill

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 “locally theatrical” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen crashes a rehearsal for a one-act play at this weekend’s Chicago Fringe Fest, plays a clip from the OTL Archives regarding the Chicago Gluttons, and discusses why you should check the tax on your restaurant bill. Jay Sukow, Jason Lord, Kerri Van Aukan— Chicago actors in the one-act play, The Meeting Katie Hawkey— Director of The Meeting We go inside a rehearsal of this show to discuss the local theater scene and preview the Chicago Fringe Festival, happening this weekend.  You can catch this play Thursday (9/2) at 4 p.m., Saturday (9/4) at 8:30 p.m., and Sunday (9/5) at 7 p.m. at the Edinburgh Stage: 2003 S. Halsted. OTL Rewind— An interview with the co-founder of the Chicago Gluttons We rewind back to April 15th of this year on OTL #186 to listen to an interview about this great local food blog. Sarah Klose— Freelance Writer for the Chicago Reader In an article she wrote last week, Sarah tells us why we should pay attention to the sales tax on our restaurant bills.  She joins us to recap her story. OTL #206 local music provided by Mapmaker…

OTL: Episode #200- Mick Dumke Leaves the Reader, A Look Back at Some Great OTL Moments

THE 200th EDITION OF THE PROGRAM! TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (podcasting from the studios at WLUW) (broadcasting on the “and they said it wouldn’t last” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen talks to outgoing Chicago Reader reporter Mick Dumke, gets an update on Chicago’s “Fashion Man,” Vincent Falk, and takes a look back at some great moments on the show. Mick Dumke— Outgoing Writer & Editor at the Chicago Reader We find out where Mick will land next and what his final Reader story is all about. Mick Dumke Jennifer Burns— Director & Producer of the film, Vincent: A Life In Color Vincent Falk, aka: “Fashion Man,” and the subject of Jennifer’s film, went through some hard times recently.  We get an update on Vincent’s condition. Vincent Falk Looking Back on Some Great OTL Moments Over the Years —  Former Executive Producer Andy Hermann drops by to reminisce about some great times on the show.  We play back some classic clips! Mike Stephen & Andy Hermann OTL #200 local music provided by Mike Stephen’s Harmonica…

OTL: Episode #192- Mick Dumke on TIF Money, LOST Fever, The Vegan Way of Life

(podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “DHARMA Initiative” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen discusses allocation of Chicago’s TIF money, admits that he’s in the DHARMA Initiative, and learns about being vegan at a vegan restaurant in Edgewater. Mick Dumke — Writer and Editor at the Chicago Reader Mick (along with co-author Ben Joravsky) has come out with another must-read article dealing with TIF money in Chicago.  Mick joins us to discuss how the city spends this money. Mike Stephen is a “Lostie”— OTL Host Mike Stephen said that he wouldn’t get sucked into the Lost craze.  Turns out he’s in his own DHARMA Initiative film that he showed at a Lost finale viewing party. Duc Vu and Kiseung Lee — Partners at Loving Hut, an organic vegan restaurant in Edgewater We learn about what being a vegan is all about and how it can benefit our global community. OTL #192 local music provided by The Bears of Blue River…

OTL: Episode #166- Third Anniversary Show at Toons in Lakeview

(podcasting live-to-tape from Toons Bar and Grill) (broadcasting on the “3 is the new 5” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen takes OTL on the road to Toons for a celebration of three years of local community broadcasting! Featuring: Danny Beck — owner of Toons, BBQ stud Mike with Danny Beck Mick Dumke – writer and editor at the Chicago Reader Mike talks local politics with Mick Dumke Parking Ticket Geek – THE expert on all things parking related in Chicago Mike and the Parking Ticket Geek chat about Chicago parking issues Fausto Fernos – host of the Feast of Fun podcast Mike with Fausto Fernos, host of the #1 GLBT podcast, Feast of Fun Jessica Herman – “The Get” writer for Time Out Chicago, OTL contributor Andrea Newberry – local blogger at forkableblog.com Mike, Jessica, and Andrea chat about the blog and how to cook sensibly and on the cheap. Mike, Jessica, and Andrea chat about slow food in fast-paced lives OTL #166 Anniversary Party credits: host – Mike Stephen producer – Jenny Stephen engineer – Dave “DJ Goldie G” Goldman t-shirts – Propaganda OTL #166 Anniversary Show local music provided by DJ Goldie G…