OTL: Episode #364- Write Club, We Fought About Twitter feed, Chicago Commercial Collective

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “let’s not fight” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen talks to the creator of Chicago’s Write Club, meets the local couple that airs their arguments on Twitter, and talks theater with a producer at the Chicago Commercial Collective.   Ian Belknap– Overlord of Write Club We get the lowdown about this fun local competitive reading series at The Hideout and at SPACE in Evanston.         Claire Meyer and Alan Linic– Creators of the We Fought About Twitter feed We learn why this couple from Chicago created a Twitter feed that displays the causes of their fights.       Brian Loevner– Producer at the Chicago Commercial Collective This group helps out small and non-profit theaters in Chicago by providing them resources to continue their great work.  We learn all about it.       OTL #364 local music provided by Pamphleteers…  

OTL: Episode #338- Chicago Architecture Club, Serious Eats Chicago, The City Life Supplement’s Steppenwolf show

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “city life supplement” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen talks to the prez of the Chicago Architecture Club, Learns about the Serious Eats Chicago website, and previews tonight’s The City Life Supplement show at The Steppenwolf Garage Theater.   Brian Strawn – Co-president of the Chicago Architecture Club Chicagoans have a chance to help design bus rapid transit stations through a contest the CAC is presenting.  We learn about that contest and the rich history of the club.   Nick Kindelsperger– Editor of Serious Eats Chicago We learn about this great website that celebrates local food.  From sandwiches to ethnic meals, this blog covers it all.   Photo courtesy of Serious Eats Chicago.       Matt Lyle– Head writer and host of The City Life Supplement podcast This live show that’s also distributed as a podcast is described as a metropolitan “A Prairie Home Companion” and it’s all about life in Chicago.  You can attend the next performance Thursday, April 4th, at the Steppenwolf Garage Rep Theater (1624 N. Halsted).       OTL #338 local music provided by Paper Thick Walls…  

OTL: Episode #332- Storytelling at “Here’s the Story,” Sexual exploitation prevention, A harmonica documentary

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on “here’s the story” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen previews Here’s the Story- a live show featuring real people telling stories, discusses sexual exploitation prevention, and previews a documentary about the harmonica that’s coming to Chicago.   Janna Sobel– Co-founder and artistic director of Here’s the Story We learn about this show featuring real stories from real people that takes place on the first Sunday of the month at Stage 773 (1225 W. Belmont).       Rachel Durchslag –Executive Director of the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation Sexual exploitation is still prevalent in our society, sadly.  Rachel gives us an overview of how CAASE works to address this problem at its core.     Marc Lempert– Director of Pocket Full of Soul: The Harmonica Documentary The harmonica gets some love in this documentary that’s playing at the AMC Showplace Village Crossing at 7000 Carpenter Rd. in Skokie on February 28th at 7:30pm.  Buy tickets HERE.   OTL #332 local music provided by Software Giant…  

OTL: Episode #321- A new space for local entrepreneurs, A theater update, 60625news.com

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “incubator space” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen learns about Cibola- a new incubator space for local entrepreneurs, gives an update on a previous theater story, and discusses 60625news.com- a new local alternative news website. Mahrinah von Schlegel– Co-founder of Cibola We learn about this new incubator space aimed at local entrepreneurs.       The Steadfast update– We get an update on a story from OTL #251 about the play The Steadfast.         Meryl Williams– Founder and editor of 60625 This new alternative website covers the happenings of Lincoln Square, Ravenswood, and Albany Park.   OTL #321 local music provided by Bailiff…