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 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.

Mike Stephen chats with:   Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about industrial guitarist and long time friend Jason McNinch for this week’s edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music;    Kate Hill, co-founder of Louder than a Mom; and,   Jay Lyon, founder of Remix Chicago.   Let us know about your favorite cozy winter neighborhood bars/taverns here! This week’s local music is provided by Coyote Ghost.  Mike Stephen learns about the monthly storytelling sensation Louder Than a Mom, where real people tell their entertaining stories of family, relationships, and life. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.