This week we get a preview of the Chicago Science Festival. (Photo credit: Mike Stephen/WGN Radio)

Mike Stephen gets a preview of the upcoming Chicago Science Festival from Illinois Science Council founder & executive director Monica Metzler, learns about the music of the local group Surabhi Ensemble from guitarist Carlo Basile, and discovers the Secret History of local multi-instrumentalist Derf Reklaw. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our Apple Podcasts Page, Spotify, or our RSS feed.

Mike Stephen chats with Jahmal Cole of My Block, My Hood, My City and Delores Lucas of We Keep You Rollin’ about uniting Chicago communities, talks to Devlyn Camp, the creator and host of the Mattachine Podcast, about the history of gay culture, and discusses the relevance of science in today’s political climate with the founder and executive director of the Illinois Science Council, Monica Metzler. Local music this week courtesy of Nora Jean Wallace. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.