OTL: Episode #44

(podcasting “from” the Hemingway Birthplace Home in Oak Park, IL) (broadcasting on the 100-watt literary powerhouse WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann discover more about a recent police raid, they discuss the progressive thinking of a nearby suburb, they talk about an interesting sport sweeping the region, and then they learn about the cycling movement. Annie Anderson – OTL nightlife correspondent; shedding some light on the Printers’ Ball police raid last weekend Ray Johnson – Oak Park Trustee; on The Religious Freedom and Civil Unions Act (House Bill 1826) Aaron Del Mar – event director, Windy City Cornhole Classic; on the biggest cornhole event in the nation Howard Kaplan – participant, Chicago Critical Mass; on the cycling movement in Chicago and beyond (segue music this week from The Reptoids)

OTL: Episode #33

(podcasting “from” the grounds of the old Rainbo roller rink) (broadcasting on the 100-watt genetically engineered spider bite WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann learn about the changing royalty rates for music webcasting, they receive the best online referral ever, and then they listen to a report filed from the Chicago Improv Festival. 2002 WLUW Indie Rock Prom; Mike’s scary memories of WLUW’s event at the Rainbo Daniel McSwain – Music Director, AccuRadio; on webcasting royalty rates, and SaveNetRadio the best OTL website referral yet; promotion code for sybaris pool suites Justin Kaufmann – performer, Schadenfreude; pantsless at the final night of the Chicago Improv Festival (segue music this week by oh my god)

OTL: Episode #31

(podcasting “from” the middle of the pond at Lincoln Park) (broadcasting on the 100-watt tour-de-force WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann love Susanna Hoffs, they get the scoop on Illinois HB 1500, they chat with Lawyer Danny, and then they learn about the unsung heroes of the ballpark. Susanna Hoffs rocks the Bad Company; possbily the greatest YouTube find ever Frannie Wellings – Associate Policy Director, Free Press; on Illinois House Bill 1500 and KeepUsConnected.org Lawyer Danny; on parking in Wrigleyville, and Mike’s doppleganger Dan Bragiel – Co-Founder, BeerVendors.com; on the unsung heroes of the ballpark (segue music this week by The Ladies & Gentlemen)

OTL: Episode #26

(podcasting “from” a farm in the middle of Lake County) (broadcasting on the 100-watt blowtorch WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann learn about local and organic farming, they discuss the NCAA basketball tournament and girlfriends’ dads, and then they talk about the latest anti-technology experiment. web updates and local music; interact at the new OTL Forum, and we’re looking for local music to feature on the show Jim Slama – founder, FamilyFarmed.org; on local and organic food in Illinois NCAA basketball tournament; Mike tries to impress Jenny’s dad during March Madness Mike Taylor – co-founder, ShutdownDay.org; on a bold experiment technology experiment (segue music this week by Down the Line)