Mike Stephen discusses the “We Will Chicago” plan and its criticisms with City Bureau reporters Jerrel Floyd and India Daniels, talks to local photographer Marty Perez about his 40 years of music photography and his new book called Kill a Punk For Rock & Roll: 1976-2019 Photographs, and chats with Peter Moore, artistic director at Steep Theatre, about that theater company’s new grant from the City of Chicago. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our Apple Podcasts Page, Spotify, or our RSS feed.
Mike Stephen talks to Vashon Jordan Jr., the photographer behind the book Chicago Protests: A Joyful Revolution, checks in with Craig Morrall of the Nisei Lounge to see how that bar has survived the pandemic, and learns the Secret History of blues pianist Willie Mabon. And in the OTL Wrap Party, Mike and Producer Collin emphasize the importance of Vashon’s work, spicy hot wings, and exploring your community. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our Apple Podcasts Page, Spotify, or our RSS feed.
Mike Stephen learns about an upcoming book about gentrification in Logan Square with sociologist and photographer David Schalliol, discusses a City Bureau analysis of local government transparency, and plays back the sounds of the Girls on the Run Chicago 5k. The local music this week is brought to us by Batteries Not Included. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Mike Stephen talks with: South Side Weekly contributor/photographer Juliet Eldred about her “Outside That System and Hence Unspeakable” project that looks at the relationship between the University of Chicago and the Hyde Park neighborhood; Chicago International Map Fair founder Sammy Berk about the upcoming (Oct 23-25) festivities at the Loyola University Museum of Art; and Hot Dog University PHD (Professor of Hot Dogs!) Mark Reitman about how you can learn to run your own hot dog cart or stand. Meanwhile, we congratulate the Chicago Transit Authority for winning a national award for its courtesy campaign! This week’s local music is provided by Cannonball. OTL host Mike Stephen is excited to bite into his post-show hot dog. This week’s comes from Mickey’s in Oak Park. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.