Happy Holidays from Outside the Loop. (Photo credit: Mike Stephen/WGN Radio)

Mike Stephen (with help from his youngest son Joey) plays some Holiday-themed clips from past years of the show.  Happy Holidays from Outside the Loop to you! To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our Apple Podcasts Page, Spotify, or our RSS feed.

OTL: Episode #425- Inside the Christkindlmarket, Old-school tunes with Schola Antiqua, Mick Dumke on Chicago politics

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (broadcasting on the “old-skool” radio station WGN-AM 720) Mike Stephen gets the lowdown about Chicago’s Christkindlmarket, talks to the artistic director of a local ensemble specializing in pre-1600 music, and discusses local politics with the Chicago Reader’s Mick Dumke.   Inside Chicago’s Christkindlmarket– WGN Radio’s Dave Schwan takes us inside this Chicago Holiday tradition. Chicago’s Christkindlmarket   Michael Alan Anderson– Artistic Director of Schola Antiqua of Chicago This Chicago-based ensemble is dedicated to singing all the hits before the year 1600.  We learn about the origins of this unique group, listen to some of their work, and preview their upcoming concerts.   Schola Antiqua   Mick Dumke–  Senior Writer at the Chicago Reader We learn about the “First Tuesdays” event, hosted by Mick and his colleague Ben Joravsky, and talk about the latest Chicago political stories Mick is covering.  Mick Dumke (L) begins the Airing of Grievances before his annual Festivus breakfast with Mike Stephen (R) and producer Andy Hermann (not pictured).   OTL #425 local music provided by The Kickback…