OTL: Episode #95

(podcasting “from” on Pratt Beach in Rogers Park) (broadcasting on the 100-watt windy citizen radio station WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann talk dodgeball and foursquare, and then they conduct a roundtable discussion about the current state of Chicago. OTL Sports; the Aberdeen Street Dodgeball Ninjas‘ 2008 Summer Tournament, but Mike prefers hopscotch and four square “Is Chicago experiencing a golden age?” w/ Brad Flora – publisher / founder, The Windy Citizen & John Maki – multimedia producer / contributor, The Windy Citizen (segue music this week from Scale Model)

OTL: Episode #77

(podcasting “from” in the middle of Dearborn Park in the South Loop) (broadcasting on the 100-watt lucky charm WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann revisit a show from last year, they learn about the South Loop neighborhood in Chicago, they discuss bars and technology, and then it’s the second edition of their Zell’s Bells series. Looking Way Back to OTL #25; we celebrate a year on the WLUW airwaves, and play a clip from Mike Butler of the Green Chicago River crew Dennis McClendon – long-term South Loop resident; about the changing face of this now-booming neighborhood (as featured in the March 13 Chicago Reader “South Loop Issue“) Mike Gets Emails from Bars; local drinking establishments take up activism ZELL’S BELLS (part 2) David Winner – President, The Lake View Citizens’ Council; on Sam Zell’s vague plans with Wrigley Field and the Cubs, and potential changes to the Lake View neighborhood (segue music this week from The Cocktail Preachers)

OTL: Episode #39

(podcasting “from” the corner of Belmont and Halsted) (broadcasting on the 100-watt shower contest WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann honor Weinerfest ’07, they learn about ticket “convenience” fees, they lament the loss of an indie magazine and reflect upon their time with a star, and then they discuss the best Pride Parade marchers ever. Weinerfest ’07; Mike was there… but it’s not what you’re thinking Jim DeRogatis – Sun-Times pop music critic, Sound Opinions co-host; on “convenience” fees on tickets, and how it’s gotten out of control RIP Punk Planet; an indie culture institution folds George Takei’s transporter; Mike and Andy’s time spent with Captain Sulu Rhett Lindsay – director, Righteously Outrageous Twirling Corps (ROTC); on bringing down the house during the Pride Parade (segue music this week from Cornmeal)

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)