OTL: Episode #5

(podcasting “from” Thatcher Woods) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann introduce a “Someone You Should Know” segment, check in with a bar in Berwyn IL, visit a traveling harmonica exhibit, and start a Pants-Off Dance-Off campaign after slipping in another “OTL Ear Candy” bit. Mike Jeffers – ChicagoJazz.com founder; new “Someone You Should Know” segment George’s Tavern; on a potential tavern ordinance in Berwyn IL Hobo – curator, Deutsches Harmonika Museum; the history of the harmonica at the DANK-HAUS German Cultural Center “Outside the Loop Ear Candy“; another edition of Andy taking Mike out of context Pants-Off Dance-Off campaign; trading Mike Stephen for Jodie Sweetin

OTL: Episode #4

(podcasting “from” the top of the John Hancock building) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann look into the $1.65B Google/YouTube buyout, we continue of our conversation with Rick Kogan at the Billy Goat Tavern, and then we slip in a new segment called “OTL Ear Candy”. Steve Johnson – Chicago Tribune internet critic; on the Google/YouTube buyout Rick Kogan – journalist, writer, radio host, Chicagoan; part two of our conversation at the Billy Goat Tavern “Outside the Loop Ear Candy“; while Mike isn’t listening, Andy creates a new bit

OTL: Episode #1

(podcasting “from” the Uptown Theatre) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann officially launch Outside the Loop RADIO… with a look into the current state of the US mass media, an unscientific investigation to see who’s still using payphones, and a report on the 2006 “bests” of Chicago. Robert McChesney – U of Illinois professor and Free Press founder; on the state of big and alternative media in the United States “The Payphone Experiment“; which seemed like a good idea at the time Brian Hieggelke – Newcity publisher; on the 2006 “Best of” Chicago