Mike Stephen learns about the history of distilling in the city with David Witter, author of the book Distilled in Chicago, and then discusses the influence of money in local politics with Block Club Chicago investigative editor and reporter Mick Dumke. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our Apple Podcasts Page, Spotify, or our RSS feed.
Mike Stephen learns about the mystery of the 1963 murder of Ald. Ben Lewis with Mick Dumke of ProPublica Illinois, discusses how The Green Lady bar continues to build community with bar owner Melani Hoffman, and talks to artist Josh Moulton about how local art is supporting struggling business in Chicago. And in the OTL Wrap Party, Mike and Producer Collin reflect on the importance of journalism and taverns. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our Apple Podcasts Page, Spotify, or our RSS feed.
Posted 2 years ago Tagged art bars Chicago politics Josh Moulton Melani Hoffman Mick Dumke politics ProPublica Illinois The Green Lady
Mike Stephen learns how we can’t impeach a Chicago mayor, welcomes local jazz musician Joe Policastro to preview his trio’s show, and discovers the Secret History of blues singer Lucille Spann. Plus: Joe visits the OTL Wrap Party segment to discuss playing music in Chicago and the awesomeness of the late Neil Peart of Rush. This week we enjoy local music from The Joe Policastro Trio, of course! Also: let us know where we should go for the upcoming OTL Winter Tavern Tour! To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Posted 3 years ago Tagged Blues Chicago Magazine Chicago politics Chicago Reader Edward McClelland jazz Joe Policastro Lucille Spann Plastic Crimewave politicus Secret History of Chicago Music Steve Krakow Winter Blues
Mike Stephen talks to new 1st Ward Ald. Daniel La Spata about the issues, learns how Illinois video gambling is a bad bet, and discovers the Secret History of local 70s funkers The Universal Togetherness Band. This week’s local music is brought to you by The Dead Licks. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Posted 4 years ago Tagged Alderman Chicago City Council Chicago politics Daniel La Spata gambling Jason Grotto politics ProPublica Illinois video gaming