Mike Stephen discusses the state education legislation moving through Springfield with Chalkbeat reporter Samantha Smylie, learns the Secret History of local blues guitarist J.B. Ritchie, and celebrates 800 episodes of this podcast and radio show with co-founder and former producer Andy Hermann. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our Apple Podcasts Page, Spotify, or our RSS feed.
Mike Stephen welcomes members of the local band Radio Free Honduras into the studio to perform live and then explores the Secret History of legendary local arranger and musician Johnny Pate. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Mike Stephen talks with: Dave Reppetto of the low power FM station WRHC in Harbor County Michigan, in our debut of a new segment entitled “Low Power to the People;” Julian Roberts, a member of the Africa International House Board of Directors, about the 28th annual African Festival of the Arts; and Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about ’80s pop punk rockers The Front Lines for this week’s edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music. Don’t forget our Outside the Loop Listener Survey. We really appreciate your time and consideration! This week’s local music is provided by Monobody. TASTY! OTL host Mike Stephen admires Radio Harbor Country in Three Oaks, Michigan in 2013. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
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Mike Stephen talks with: Chicago Fringe Festival executive director Anne Cauley about seeking out the weird and unique in the performing arts; Bars of Chicago creator Katherine Hodges about Instagramming as many taverns as she can in the city and beyond; and Outside the Loop co-founder Andy Hermann about leaving the city he’s called home for almost two decades. Meanwhile, we play a voicemail from #1 OTL fan Mrs. Stephen… who wishes Andy the best in New York City. (And don’t forget to take our listener survey!!) This week’s local music is provided by Varsity. OTL host Mike Stephen and producer Andy Hermann say goodbye after a 16-year professional and personal relationship. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.