OTL: Episode #314- The Believers documentary, Goodbye Hamilton’s, Andersonville Homebrew Contest

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 “homebrew” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen talks to the local co-director of the new movie, “The Believers,” says goodbye to his college bar, and previews the Andersonville Homebrew Contest.   Clayton Brown– Co-director of The Believers This new documentary tells the story of the two scientists in 1989 who announced they discovered cold fusion as an energy source.  Three months later their reputations were ruined.  We find out more from Clayton.   Goodbye Hamilton’s –Mike bids farewell to his college bar Hamilton’s (6341 N. Broadway) has been a meeting place for Loyola University students and Rogers Park locals since 1933.  The bar shuts its doors on October 27th.  Mike says goodbye to this local institution. Hamilton’s on Broadway.  Photo courtesy of chibarproject.com.   Colleen O’Toole– Managing Director of the Andersonville Development Corporation We preview the Andersonville Homebrew Contest coming up on November 15 and discuss the business climate of the neighborhood.     OTL #314 local music provided by Brendan Losch…  

OTL: Episode #268- Ald. Joe Moreno, Pizza Film Fest preview, Chicago Architecture Blog

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 “pizza rules” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen chats with Ald. Joe Moreno (1st) about what’s been keeping him busy lately, previews the 2nd Pizza Film Fest in Roscoe Village, and talks to the editor of the Chicago Architecture Blog.   Proco “Joe” Moreno— Alderman, 1st Ward Ald. Moreno joins us to discuss a variety of topics such as his views on the proposed 2012 city budget, his proposal to ban plastic bags in certain Chicago stores, and his views on decriminalizing marijuana. Ald. Joe Moreno     Tia Ayers– Creator and Producer of the Pizza Film Festival If you like pizza and film, then check out this unique film fest happening on November 29th at the Hungry Brain in Roscoe Village.  We get the lowdown from Tia.     Wayne Lorentz— Editor of the Chicago Architecture Blog Since 2003 this site has been documenting urban life and development in Chicago.  We discuss the site and local architecture with Wayne this week.     OTL #268 local music provided by Narrow Sparrow…

OTL: Episode #216- The Latest on the Heartland Cafe’s Financial Struggles, Vote for OTL!, On the Set of Trubadeaux

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 “vote for OTL” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen visits the Heartland Cafe to get the latest on its financial future, reminds all of us to vote for OTL for best podcast in Chicago, and reports from the set of the new locally-produced movie, Trubadeaux. Michael James and Katy Hogan— Co-Founders and Co-Owners of the Heartland Cafe This Rogers Park community institution recently went through some difficult financial times.  We get an update on the state of the Heartland and learn about the public’s outpouring of support. Mike Stephen, Katy Hogan, and Michael James at the Heartland Cafe Vote for Outside the Loop!—  NewCity magazine is running their Best of Chicago 2010 poll right now.  You’d be oh-so-awesome if you wrote in Outside the Loop for “Best Local Podcast!”  REMEMBER: you must vote for at least TEN categories for your ballot to count!  Thanks for your support! Jay Sukow and John Berka— Co-Writers and Producers of Trubadeaux This week Jay and John were part of the cast and crew shooting this movie all about life and craziness in a high-end Chicago restaurant.  We get a behind the scenes peek into the making of the film.  Oh, and OTL host Mike Stephen plays a sleezy Chicago alderman! From L to R: Cynthia Kolb as the Alderman’s Wife, Mike as Ald. Ed Meritos, […]