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 #180- Mike Doyle Checks Out of ChicagoNow, Comic Books in Academics, Mick Dumke Talks Chicago Politics

(podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “all politics is local” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen talks to local blogger Mike Doyle about leaving the Trib’s ChicagoNow blog, learns how comic books reflect American history, and chats about the latest local political issues with Mick Dumke. Mike Doye — Scribe at ChicagoCarless.com This week Mike resigned his post as the scribe of ChicagoNow’s Chicagosphere blog.  He tells us the story of why he left and the problems he sees with the ChicagoNow approach to blogging. Cord Scott— Ph.D. Student in American History at Loyola University Chicago Comic books can tell a great deal about our history.  Cord will be exploring the link between comics, academics, and history at an event on Monday, March 22 at Challenger’s Comics at 1845 N. Western Ave. from 6-9 p.m.  He joins us on the show this week. Mick Dumke — Writer and Editor at the Chicago Reader From the politics of Chicago garbage to the city’s economic woes, Mick Dumke is covering the story.  He brings us up to speed on the latest Chicago political issues. Mike Stephen and Mick Dumke Talk Chicago Politics at Toon’s in Lakeview in November of ’09 OTL #180 local music provided by The Streets on Fire…

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…