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…

OTL: Episode #155- Privatizing Chicago, Bacon Fest Update, Share Your Soles Charity

(podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “O-gasm” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen introduces the new OTL correspondent, talks about privatization in Chicago and beyond, gets an important Baconfest Chicago update, and learns about the Share Your Soles local charity. Jessica Herman – “The Get” Writer at Time Out Chicago and new OTL Correspondent Everyone meet Jessica.  Jessica meet Everyone.  Our new correspondent drops by the OTL Bunker to say hi.  Look for her stories on the show in the coming weeks! In case you were wondering Jessica isn’t related to Andrew “The Count” Hermann, former OTL Executive Producer.  However, their glasses might be related. Mick Dumke – Writer and Editor at the Chicago Reader Privatization of local public assets is all the rage these days.  Mick joins us to explain why this is.  He also discusses how other cities are looking into privatization and how they’re doing it a bit differently than Chicago.  You can read his blog post on this topic here. Seth Zurer — Co-organizer and co-founder of Baconfest Chicago There is an important update about the launch of Baconfest.  Seth gives us the fatty details. Mona Purdy – Founder of Share Your Soles This locally-based charity provides shoes around the globe for those who don’t have any.  We get the story of the organization from its founder. OTL #155 local music provided by Soft Targets…