OTL: Episode #45

(podcasting “from” the corner of Division and Halsted in Chicago) (broadcasting on the 100-watt surveillance camera WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann discuss differences among Midwesterners, they learn about privatizing security in Chicago, Andy expresses concern with Mike’s recent voice work, and then they talk about the relevance of Lollapalooza. differences in Midwesterners; discussing the relative popularity of Gordon Lightfoot Nina Martin – PhD candidate at the UIC; on her Social Justice article on privatizing security in Chicago Mike’s recent sub-par voicework; a look into the daily struggles of OTL’s own golden voice Scott Smith – web editor, Time Out Chicago; on Lollapalooza’s impact and its effects on Chicago (segue music this week from The Lusties)

OTL: Episode #44

(podcasting “from” the Hemingway Birthplace Home in Oak Park, IL) (broadcasting on the 100-watt literary powerhouse WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann discover more about a recent police raid, they discuss the progressive thinking of a nearby suburb, they talk about an interesting sport sweeping the region, and then they learn about the cycling movement. Annie Anderson – OTL nightlife correspondent; shedding some light on the Printers’ Ball police raid last weekend Ray Johnson – Oak Park Trustee; on The Religious Freedom and Civil Unions Act (House Bill 1826) Aaron Del Mar – event director, Windy City Cornhole Classic; on the biggest cornhole event in the nation Howard Kaplan – participant, Chicago Critical Mass; on the cycling movement in Chicago and beyond (segue music this week from The Reptoids)

OTL: Episode #42

(podcasting “from” the corner of Lake and Ashland, just outside of Union Park) (broadcasting on the 100-watt rock show WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann share transportation stories, they discuss public art in Berwyn, they get the scoop on a big Chicago music festival, and then they learn about more potential concerts at Wrigley Field. Mike and Andy’s transportation report; Mike takes some cyclists to task, and Andy enjoys cheesy Michiana radio Cari Brokamp – reporter, Berwyn Life; on public art in Berwyn, and breaking the Spindle story Miles Raymer – music columnist, Chicago Reader; on the Pitchfork Music Festival, and what it means for Chicago David Winner – president, Lake View Citizens Council; on more concerts at Wrigley Field (segue music this week from The Sea and Cake)

OTL: Episode #34

(podcasting “from” the parking lot next to the Green Dolphin in the 32nd Ward) (broadcasting on the 100-watt little transmitter that could WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann score the very first radio interview with Chicago’s brand new 32nd Ward alderman, they find out about drinking and writing, and then they learn a bit about financial awareness. climbing a railroad bridge; Mike’s other friends are idiots Scott Waguespack – Alderman-elect, 32nd Ward; on his vision for a better Chicago Steve Mosqueda – co-host, Drinking & Writing Brewery; on his WLUW radio program and a big event this weekend Amanda Gleason – creator, Young and Broke; on raising financial awareness among younger people (segue music this week by Dolly Varden)