Mike Stephen talks with: writer and cultural critic Anne Elizabeth Moore about the effects of capitalism and misogyny on women as detailed in her latest book Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes; Chicago Pen Show owner Paul Conterato for a preview of the oldest writing utensil exhibition in the country; and Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about jingle-writing prog rockers Poor Richard for this week’s edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music. Meanwhile, we discuss how to support Independent Bookstore Day today and why there aren’t more gender-neutral restrooms in Chicago. This week’s local music is provided by Minor Moon. OTL host Mike Stephen holds a copy of Anne Elizabeth Moore’s latest book Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Mike Stephen talks with: Mom+Baby founder Alexandra Eidenberg about how her organization advocates for women and children online, in person, and on the Hill; DNAinfo Chicago City Hall reporter Heather Cherone about Chicago’s new red-light camera rules and where they’re being installed and removed; and Blaservations architectural historian Elizabeth Blasius about her Curbed Chicago story on understanding Chicago’s vernacular architecture. Meanwhile, Mike his new baby’s arrival doesn’t interfere with our Saturday broadcast! This week’s local music is provided by Boss Fight. OTL host Mike Stephen gives the thumps-up to some Chicago vernacular architecture in Wicker Park. Note the contrast to the new condo building next door. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Mike Stephen talks with: Openlands president and CEO Jerry Adelmann about Chicagoland’s open spaces in decline and what our area could look like in the future; The Takedown impresario Matt Timms about the upcoming 2nd Annual Chicago Taco Takedown at Lincoln Hall; and Equal Pay Day Chicago chair Barbara Yong about efforts to finally eliminate the gender pay gap between men and women. Meanwhile, we discuss the fact that the city of Chicago is failing to warn its citizens about lead risks in tap water. This week’s local music is provided music provided by The Peace Exchange co-founder and The Chicago International Youth Peace Movement founder Jessica Disu (aka FM Supreme). OTL host Mike Stephen dumps a bucket of Chicago city tap water over his head before learning about its potential lead risks. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Mike Stephen talks with: WikiProject Women Scientists founder Emily Temple-Wood about her mission to make sure the world knows the contributions of female scientists; Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about soulful multi-instrumentalist Andrew Brown for this week’s “Post-Winter Blues” edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music; and The Expired Meter blogger The Parking Ticket Geek about the latest on towing and emissions testing issues in Chicago. Meanwhile, we flashback to OTL #362 and play an excerpt from an interview with filmmaker Will Robson-Scott about his 2013 pre-Spike Lee short Chi Raq. This week’s local music is provided music provided by Will Mackie-Jenkins. OTL host Mike Stephen in an undated file photo To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.