Mike Stephen gets warm and cozy with: OTL listener CJ and Chris the bartender of Guthries Tavern for the first installment of the OTL’s 2018 Winter Tavern Tour; Shamus Toomey, editor-in-chief, Block Club Chicago, and Jill Doub, senior director of public engagement for Peggy Notebart Nature Museum, about the Chicago Volunteer Expo. This week’s local music is powered by Black Road. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.

Mike Stephen chews up mad hawt topix with: Miguel Jimenez community organizer for the Metropolitan Tenants Organization about rent control in Illinois; Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about Chicago blues artist Mary Lane for this week’s edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music, and Meg Ormiston, teacher and author of NOW Classrooms. This week’s local music is provided by The Ions. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.

OTL#589- Boystown’s future, Chicago News Landscape, WLLU-LP in Decatur, IL

Mike Stephen talks with:   Zach Stafford, Documentarian and Editor-In-Chief of INTO about the future of Boystown;   Emily Van Duyn, researcher and co-author of Chicago News Landscape, and   Alexander Martin, station president at WLLU-LP in Decatur, IL.   This week’s local music is powered by Devil in a Woodpile. A young Mike Stephen interviews Chicago Pride Parade participants back in 2006. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.

OTL#588- m1 Interactive’s digital playground, The Secret History of Daddy Stovepipe, Resurrection Project’s DACA work

Mike Stephen talks with:   Brian Dressel, President and owner of M1 Interactive;   Ere Rendon, Vice President of Immigration Advocacy for the Resurrection Project, about the recent news concerning the changes to US immigration policy and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals);   Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about Chicago blues guitarist Daddy Stovepipe for this week’s edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music, and   This week’s local music is provided by Little Church.   Mike designs his own custom Batmobile at m1 Interactive.   To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.