We discuss the state of Chicago bars this week. (Photo credit: Mike Stephen/WGN Radio)

Mike Stephen gets an update on the state of Chicago bars and taverns with Mr. Chicago Bars, learns about the incredible work of the Common Pantry from executive director Maureen O’Conor, and chats with local musician Ron Lazzeretti about his new music and upcoming record release show. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our Apple Podcasts Page, Spotify, or our RSS feed.

What happened at The Hideout? (Photo credit: Mike Stephen/WGN Radio)

Mike Stephen talks to local journalist and Streetsblog Chicago editor John Greenfield about his controversial article about the firing of a Hideout employee and then gets a preview of this year’s Goose Island Bourbon Co. Stout line from Josh Noel of the Chicago Tribune. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our Apple Podcasts Page, Spotify, or our RSS feed.

Where is that darn train? (Photo credit: Mike Stephen/WGN Radio)

Mike Stephen learns about the CTA “ghost run” phenomenon from Streetsblog Chicago editor John Greenfield, discusses how many of us are choosing to go home early with Chicago Tribune reporter Josh Noel, and chats with local musician Jared Rabin about his new album.  subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our Apple Podcasts Page, Spotify, or our RSS feed.