OTL: Episode #16

(podcasting “from” an unnamed alley in the Rush and Division area) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann learn about dead people parking in Chicago, they mourn the loss of the inventor of ramen noodles, and then they talk about urban wildlife. Stephanie Zimmermann – Chicago Sun-Times staff reporter; about the Jan 7 cover story on “Dead People Parking” in Chicago mourning the loss of a great man; Momofuki Ando, the inventor of ramen noodles Joel Brown – UIC biology professor; on urban wildlife … specifically rats and squirrels

OTL: Episode #11

(podcasting “from” the Walnut Room) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann talk music and blogging in Chicago, they play a clip of an 11 year-old fronting Mike’s band, and then it’s another fantastic “Someone You Should Know” segment. Monica Kendrick – Chicago Reader staff writer; on music and blogging at ChicagoReader.com Noah – cool 11 year old dude; fronting Mike’s band Detagoh at a benefit for AACTION Jason Mathews – thePhatPhree.com writer; another “Someone You Should Know” segment

OTL: Episode #10

(podcasting “from” the Howard Street Red Line el station) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann look into transportation issues in Chicago, they read some fan mail, and then they check in with the dude who used to run the Brew & View. Monifa Thomas – Chicago Sun-Times transportation reporter; on getting around in Chicago OTL Shake-Up; our lawyer Danny cans our intern Biff OTL Email Bag; checking in with our listeners Dennis Borowski – former Brew & View manager; on his legacy on a unique Chicago cinema experience

OTL: Episode #9

HAPPY THANKSGIVING !! (podcasting “from” the Calumet Water Reclamation Plant) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann come up with another “Someone You Should Know” segment, they give thanks in the spirit of the season, and then they discuss the tragedy of Bell’s beer leaving Illinois. Jenni Prokopy – ChronicBabe.com; another “Someone You Should Know” segment Mike & Andy Give Thanks; our special Thanksgiving Day segment Josh Noel – Chicago Tribune staff reporter; on Bell’s Beer leaving Illinois