OTL: Episode #61

GOBBLE GOBBLE !! (podcasting “from” in the middle of Welles Park in Lincoln Square) (broadcasting on the 100-watt pile of mashed potatoes WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann talk turkey (and booze), they learn about how the Writers Guild strike might affect Chicago, they compete in a thankfulness battle, and then they celebrate the 50th anniversary of a local music institution. OTL Thanksgiving re-caps; drinking and eating and sleeping, and eating and sleeping Rich Moskal – director, Chicago Film Office; on how the Writers Guild strike could affect the local television/film industry Mike & Andy Give Thanks; we test our knowledge of each other’s thankfulness Bau Graves – executive director, Old Town School of Folk Music; on the community arts school celebrating 50 years in Chicago (segue music this week from Bakelite 78)

OTL: Episode #59

(podcasting “from” right out in front of a Comcast building on North Avenue) (broadcasting on the 100-watt cable TV box WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann talk about their appearance on Vocalo.org, they discuss Net Neutrality, they learn about burritos in the city, and then they hear about the Illinois Students Against Required Silence. OTL updates; email from Inside Publications publisher Ron Roenigk on the Commercial Handbill Distribution Law, Outside the Loop RADIO‘s triumphant appearance on Vocalo.org, and Mrs. Stephen checks in… Amina Fazlullah – staff attorney, Illinois PIRG; on Comcast and Net Neutrality Nate Silver – creator, The Burrito Bracket; on the best Mexican food in Wicker Park Josh [last name withheld] – official media representative, Illinois Students Against Required Silence (at Facebook); on the Silent Reflection and Student Prayer Act in Illinois (segue music this week from Istvan & His Imaginary Band)

OTL: Episode #55

(podcasting “from” right outside of the Morton Salt factory) (broadcasting on the 100-watt salty popcorn kernel WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Andy Hermann calls out Byrd to Mike Stephen, they learn about Google’s “Street View” in Chicago, they discuss Popcorn Poppin’ Month, and then they get the scoop on the future of housing rentals in the city. Getting the Led Out; Byrd at The Loop really really upset Andy recently Michael Overing – practicing lawyer and adjunct professor, Annenberg School of Communication (USC); on Google’s “Street View” maps now in Chicago Wendy Boersema Rappel – spokesperson, Popcorn Board; on October being… Popcorn Poppin’ Month (aka POPtober!) Mary Vasys – board member, Urban Land Institute; on The Preservation Compact and the future of renting in Chicago (segue music this week from BrownLine Fiasco)

OTL: Episode #46

(podcasting “from” the roof of a top-secret building next to the WLUW transmitter in Rogers Park) (broadcasting on the 100-watt ball and chain WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann lament the loss of a local food blog, they ponder sending balls to Congress, they learn about the Chicago Indie Radio Project, and then they discuss a sport that’s sweeping the city. Michael Morowitz – proprietor, EatChicago.net; on closing the kitchen in Chicago’s favorite food blog Gemma Cooper-Novack and Annie Brodsky – masterminds, Balls to Congress; on getting in touch with our representatives in government Shawn Campbell – founder, Chicago Indie Radio Project; on getting a LPFM station up and running in Chicago Andrew Vilaythong and Joe Reyes – captains, Aberdeen Street Mafia Dodgeball Ninjas; on the latest sport to sweep the city (segue music this week from JJ Grey & Mofro)