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(podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago)
(broadcasting on the “8-Bit Christmas” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago)
Mike Stephen checks in one last time with a Portage Park store owner whose family hasn’t bought anything in 2013, gives a Chicago squirrel tracking update, and chats with the local author of the new book, 8-Bit Christmas.
Joe Basilone– Co-owner of Thrift & Thrive resale shop
Could you go a whole year without buying anything? That’s what Joe and his family are attempting in 2013. We check in with him one last time to hear about the experience.
Be a citizen scientist –
You can download the new Project Squirrel app from and help identify different species of squirrels in Chicago. Listen to OTL #308 for all the details on the project.
Kevin Jakubowski– Author of 8-Bit Christmas
This Chicagoland native’s new book has been called “A Christmas Story for the Nintendo generation.” We learn about how this very funny book came about.
OTL #375 local music provided by Ghastly Menace…
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