Mike Stephen takes a bite out of the local food scene and learns how pigs had a role in making Chicago an economic success with Cynthia Clampitt, author of Pigs, Pork, and Heartland Hogs, gets the scoop from Mike Gebert on a list of the most interesting restaurants in Chicago featured in the newest edition of The Fooditor 99, and discusses the impact of food deserts in Chicagoland with Dr. Daniel Block.  The delicious local music this week is brought to you by October Bird of Death. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.

Mike Stephen talks with transportation enthusiast The Parking Ticket Geek about the latest local parking and transportation stories, gets the delicious details of all the great food along 26th Street with Mike Gebert, editor of Fooditor.com, and hangs with Steve Krakow (aka Plastic Crimewave) to learn about the Secret History of Elgin’s 70s Blues-rockers Iron Lung. The local music this week comes from V.V. Lightbody. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.

Mike Stephen conversates with:   Tanya Woods, executive director of the Westside Justice Center, and John Preston, member, IL Black Panther Party;   Bill Hagan, volunteer and auxiliary deputy at the Lake County Sheriff Department; and   Mike Gebert, editor and publisher, Fooditor.   Let us know about your favorite cozy winter neighborhood bars/taverns here! This week’s local music is provided pop-punkers Five Three Eyes.  Mike with Tanya Woods, executive director of the Westside Justice Center, and John Preston, member of the IL Black Panther Party.  To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.