Best Chicago podcasts we could find (Updated March 2019)
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Sound Opinions
Weekly
 
Take two nationally respected rock critics, the latest music news, personal commentary, and exclusive interviews and performances, add a huge pile of records old and new, and the result is Sound Opinions - the world's only rock and roll talk show.
 
News and public affairs TV series and website covering Chicago politics, education, entertainment, business, science and more.
 
The attorneys of Lavelle Law Ltd. address a variety of legal topics.
 
Enhancing Your Chicago Sports Fan Experience | 1/5 of @WegrynENT | #CHISportsNation #WegEN
 
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Limited Range
Monthly
 
The Athletic's Sahadev Sharma and Bleacher Nation's Brett Taylor talk all things Cubs baseball and sometimes a little bit more.
 
CBS2 News Chicago
 
Chicago Blackhawks highlights from 720 WGN Radio
 
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This American Life
Monthly+
 
This American Life is a weekly public radio show, heard by 2.2 million people on more than 500 stations. Another 2.5 million people download the weekly podcast. It is hosted by Ira Glass, produced in collaboration with Chicago Public Media, delivered to stations by PRX The Public Radio Exchange, and has won all of the major broadcasting awards.
 
Adam Mamawala and Kevin McCaffrey are comedians, baseball nerds, and giant Cubs fans, who live in New York City, 800 miles from Wrigley. Every week on Away Games they talk all things Cubs, with the occasional guest.
 
Bethel Community Church - Chicago – Podcasts Podcasts of our weekly sermons
 
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Making Obama
Rare
 
Former President Barack Obama — along with key advisers, mentors, and rivals — tells the story of his climb from Chicago to the national stage. Season One of Making told the story of how Oprah built a media empire. Now, the story of how Chicago shaped the country's first African-American president.
 
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Waddle & Silvy
Daily+
 
Former Bear Tom Waddle and Marc Silverman talk all things Chicago sports on ESPN 1000, Chicagoland's leader in sports.
 
Welcome to Sweater Weather, a Chicago Blackhawks podcast. We are not reporters, beat writers, or industry insiders. Just fans who love the game and this great hockey club.
 
Weekly podcast of sermon audio from Anthem Church (Chicago, IL) Follow: @anthem_church_chicago Visit: anthemforall.org
 
Just a few of the folks that we’ve interviewed on Chicago’s Black Business RADIO Network: Reverend Wheeler Parker (Emmett Till’s Cousin), Tuskegee Airman (The Original), Actor and Producer Charles S. Dutton, Cook County Clerk Dorothy Brown, Mayoral Candidates William "Dock" Wall and Patricia Van Pelt-Watkins, Illinois Senator Donne Trotter, Ms. Chantay Bridges (Real Estate Agent to President Clinton), Jimmy Lee Tillman II (Candidate for Congress), Turtel Onli (Father of da Black Age of Comic ...
 
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Filmspotting
Weekly
 
Weekly film podcast and WBEZ radio show from Chicago featuring in-depth reviews, top 5 lists and interviews. Hosted by Adam Kempenaar and Josh Larsen.
 
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Locked On Bears
Weekly+
 
The Locked on Bears podcast brings you daily Chicago Bears news and analysis. Host Lorin Cox from NBC Sports Chicago and Pro Football Focus goes in-depth on the latest out of Halas Hall and brings on expert guests from around the NFL. Join the conversation with our voicemail and text line: (312) 620-8590. Part of the Locked on Podcast Network.
 
In your face Chicago sports talk with great opinions, guests, and fun.
 
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Backseat Rider
Monthly+
 
Journalist Anthony Ponce goes from the bright lights of a major news network to behind the wheel of a ride-share car, bringing you the real life stories of his passengers. From businessmen and baristas to strippers and students... hear the unique worldviews of people from all walks of life, as Anthony and his riders navigate the streets of Chicago. (interviews are recorded with full knowledge and consent).
 
A dynamic mix of news, culture and music in Chicago. Hosted by Jenn White. From WBEZ.
 
David Axelrod, the founder and director of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, brings you The Axe Files, a series of revealing interviews with key figures in the political world. Go beyond the soundbites and get to know some of the most interesting players in politics.
 
Cubs talk for Cubs fans. Hosts Ryan Lieber & Chad Gordon have nearly 4 decades of broadcast experience between them. The two started working together back in college-Go Salukis! They hatched the plan for this Podcast in Cleveland while watching the Cubs take batting practice before Game 6. Chad stuck around for Game 7 while Ryan began lining up guests. Episodes explore 9 innings of topics with a special 7th Inning guest conductor/interview with a Chicago sports reporter/anchor or a leader in ...
 
Long-form interviews with people who merit a place on Chicago's new front page. (For more timely listening, check out the Chicago Public Square Newscasts feed.)
 
Sermon audio from Restoration Church in Lincoln Square, Chicago IL
 
Renewal Church is a community of believers centered on the gospel of Jesus Christ and passionately committed to seeking the welfare of our city. Subscribe to listen to our weekly messages.
 
WGN Radio Chicago Bears Insider Adam Hoge and Chicago Sun-Times Bears Beat Writer Adam Jahns with the latest on Chicago's NFL team in this podcast from WGN Radio 720. (Formerly Intentional Grounding)
 
Official Podcast for City Church Chicago. City Church Chicago is a Hillsong Family Church led by Pastors Kent and Alli Munsey
 
A broadcast about the Supernatural & Paranormal with the ' The Unexplained World ' of different subjects pertaining to the supernatural, paranormal and the unknown with guests covering the various topics of interest, callers and once in awhile psychic/medium readings. The show's hosts are Edward Shanahan, a Chicago Psychic Reader, Medium, Paranormal Explorer, Author and received the award 'Best Chicago Psychic' plus Annette, she is a Pagan Truth Seeker and involved in the Spiritual field for ...
 
The Under Center Podcast features Bears and NFL discussion from Laurence Holmes, Alex Brown, Lance Briggs, Matt Forte, JJ Stankevitz, John Mullin and others.
 
This is the Chicago Millennial podcast. We interview different guests for every episode and aim to tell compelling stories by giving a glimpse into the lives of everyday Chicagoans. All episodes are available on Apple Podcasts and YouTube.
 
The Nick Digilio Uncut podcast from News/Talk 720 WGN, The Voice of Chicago.
 
This is JTapes audio podcast hosted by a group of audio engineers from Chicago sharing their experiences and insight on current hot topics within the music industry and studio technology. We regularly feature the recording artists we work with and our interns. Listen to House, Cruz & Ksenia weekly!
 
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Red Line Radio
Weekly
 
A couple Barstool Sports bloggers turned podcast hosts, White Sox Dave and Barstool Carl, bring you insightful, engaging and humorous weekly baseball content with a Chicago bias. Interviews, conversation, laughs. Red Line Radio. Intro & close song: 'Dennehy' by Serengeti.
 
The Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder Podcast from 720 WGN
 
Get stock, fund, and ETF picks, plus weekly market insights, investing tips, and exclusive fund manager interviews from Morningstar’s director of equity research, director of personal finance, and stock and fund analyst team. -- Chicago-based Morningstar, Inc. is a world-leading provider of independent investment research.
 
Real people...real life stories...stirring, dramatic accounts of hopelessness, and the hope that changes everything. UNSHACKLED! the award-winning radio drama from Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago, grips the heart with compelling and relevant stories of transformed lives.Without Jesus Christ, we are all shackled by sin by our wrong choices, disobedience and selfish motives. But God is at work, and the power of Christ sets us free of our bondage. We are... UNSHACKLED!
 
The Roe Conn Podcast from The Voice of Chicago, 720 WGN
 
The Brian Noonan Podcast from The Voice of Chicago, 720 WGN
 
SportsTalk Live Podcast is hosted by David Kaplan and features a rotating panel of Chicago media members and reporters discussing the daily news surrounding sports and the city's five teams.
 
The 720 WGN Blackhawks Crazy Podcast with Chris Boden and Scott King
 
John Williams and journalists from WGN Radio and the Chicago Tribune discuss news of the week on The Mincing Rascals podcast from WGN Plus
 
Second City Works presents "Getting to Yes, And" on WGN Plus from WGN Radio in Chicago.
 
Welcome to the Gregory Dickow Podcast, hosted by Gregory Dickow, founder & Sr. Pastor of the Chicago-based Life Changers International Church with two thriving campuses, popular host of the international TV show, Power to Change Today, seen by millions.
 
A read-along podcast exploring the world(s) of Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars Trilogy. Two humanities scholars--and friends!--read and discuss Kim Stanley Robinson's amazing Red Mars, Green Mars, and Blue Mars, one part at a time. Occasional guests! Utopian sci-fi fun and thinking! And fun!Matt and Hilary are humanities professors in Chicago. Matt teaches cinema and media studies at DePaul University and the University of Chicago, and Hilary teaches English and gender studies at the University ...
 
Two Chicago Bears fans (and others from time to time) talk about the Chicago Bears, the Monsters of the Midway, Da Bears, the...you get the idea.Visit http://www.bearsfansonline.com & join the discussion!
 
The Dean Richards Entertainment Podcast from 720 WGN
 
The Nick Digilio Podcast from 720 WGN, The Voice of Chicago.
 
Ignite Talks Chicago is a monthly lighting talk event hosted in Chicago welcoming a vast assortment of thoughts and ideas.Learn more at http://ignitechi.org
 
The HouseSmarts Radio with Lou Manfredini full-length podcast from 720 WGN
 
The Steve Cochran Podcast from The Voice of Chicago, 720 WGN
 
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The Friends of the Chicago River say there are more than 37,000 acres of open land near the banks of the river. . They want to turn some of that into natural spaces that would both protect habitats and create jobs. Executive Director Margaret Frisbee explains. And WBEZ sports contributor Cheryl Raye Stout gets us revved up for March Madness wit ...…
 
THE SEASON IS NEAR! Also near: Ken Schultz, bff of the show and Baseball Prospectus / Cubs Den writer. Kevin, Adam & Ken look forward into 2019 and make a sh*tton of predictions: Cubs MVP, breakout players, Game 1 playoff starter, regression worries, mid-season trade targets, playoff predictions, and most importantly: would you rather a team ma ...…
 
You've got questions. We've got answers. Lorin Cox takes your listener questions, touching on the Chicago Bears remaining options at kicker, Ryan Pace's lack of draft picks and the team's reported interest in running back Adrian Peterson. Send us your questions, comments and opinions on the Locked on Bears phone line. Leave a voicemail or text: ...…
 
"When you get to the 5th grade, that's when the cliques start to form."On today's episode, the father of an 11-year-old who is currently being bullied after school tells Anthony how the bullying started, what measures he and his son have taken to stop it, and how it's stirring up a tragic incident from the father's own past.Join the Backseat Ri ...…
 
0:00- The panel discusses Mike Trout's record-setting contract. 4:00- What does Trout's deal mean for the likelihood of a Kris Bryant extension? 7:30- With the big free agents signing extension, will the White Sox regret not landing Manny Machado this winter? 11:30- Yu Darvish leaves his spring training start due to a blister. 16:00- The NCAA T ...…
 
The Roe Conn Show w/Anna Davlantes for Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 WGN-TV’s Ben Bradley looks at why Purdue University is banning streaming services like Hulu & Netflix from academic buildings, the Army’s deputy chief of staff for operations (G-3) Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson talks about the future of military combat, Tom Skilling talks about the his ...…
 
The Top Five@5 for Tuesday, March 19th, 2019: The Illinois Supreme Court denied a bid to challenge the sentence of former Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke. Van Dyke was sentenced to nearly seven years in prison for the killing of Laquan McDonald. Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul spoke to reporters after the denial. President Trump onc ...…
 
Lieutenant General Joseph Anderson, the Army Deputy Chief of Staff of Operations joins The Roe Conn Show with Anna Davlantes to discuss the future of Army recruiting and war in the digital age. Follow your favorite Roe Conn Show characters on Twitter Follow @RoeConn Follow @AnnaDavlantes Follow @kpowell720 Follow @kgfrankenthal Follow @LaurenLa ...…
 
In the final hour,Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel discussed the Bulls' win against the Suns on Monday night and how Jim Boylen managed yet again to rub an opposing coach the wrong way. The guys wrapped up the show by conducting transition with Laurence Holmes, who's live from spring training in Arizona.…
 
Jesse Rogers has the latest on the Cubs as Yu Darvish leaves his Spring Training start early.
 
It's been a almost a week since the Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix signing and it's still looking like a total win for the Bears. JJ Stankevitz, Cam Ellis and Paul Aspan on why the Bears appear to have gotten a bargain (1:00) , how Dix could be the perfect fit for this defense at this time, and the chemistry he'll have with former 'Bama teammate Eddie Jacks ...…
 
In the fourth hour, Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel were joined by Score football expert Hub Arkush to discuss the Bears' moves in free agency and how they're viewed nationally. Later, the guys reacted to the news from Cubs camp that right-hander Yu Darvish was forced to leave his start early with a finger injury.…
 
The Big Ten Network's Dave Revsine joins the guys to give his take on the NCAA Tournament, and the guys play a little Would You Rather.
 
Jeff Goodman previews the NCAA Tournament with the guys, and they wander into Waddle's World.
 
Waddle and Pat Boyle recap a Bulls win over the Suns, and the guys crosstalk with Carmen and Jurko.
 
In the third hour, Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel shared some silliness and continued reacting to Mike Trout's record-setting 12-year, $430-million deal with the Angels. Later, Score producer and Action Network writer Eli Hershkovich stopped by the studio to discuss the NCAA Tournament, including players to watch, potential upsets and which tea ...…
 
In the second hour, Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel had a conversation about whether the MLB stars of today could ever be as marketable as those of two decades ago. What can the league do to help market players? Is such marketing needed?
 
Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel, who's in for Dan McNeil, opened their show by reacting to the news of the day -- star outfielder Mike Trout and the Angels nearing a record 12-year, $430-million deal. What's it mean for him and MLB?
 
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month! Bill and Wendy welcome Scott A. Strong, MD, Chief of Gastrointestinal Surgery in the Digestive Health Center at Northwestern Medicine to the show. They talk about preventative measures people should take to lower their risk of colon cancer. He also explains the signs and symptoms to look out for. You can f ...…
 
Schools around the country are beginning to recognize video gaming as an “electronic sport”. CNET’s Ashley Esqueda joins the Bill and Wendy show to explain how this new sport could create a new career pipeline for students. Ashley also talks about the potential privacy consequences of the new FDA-approved ‘digital pill’. You can find Bill and W ...…
 
Today’s edition of the bonus hour got a bit wild. Bill and Wendy talked about their favorite drive-in movie memories with listeners. They also dive into the impeachment process and discuss why former President Barack Obama is still so pouplar. You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday t ...…
 
Here we are. Magical Tuesday. Bill and Wendy jump right into the show by discussing last night’s Blackhawks game. Then, Ashley Esqueda from CNET joins us for Tech Tuesday. March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month! Scott A. Strong, MD, Chief of Gastrointestinal Surgery in the Digestive Health Center at Northwestern Medicine, joins the show to talk ...…
 
Nick Digilio opens up the conversation about fun activities that are labeled as fun, but no one seems to enjoy… Then, find out 30 situations that happen to everyone but no one talks about… followed by casting decisions that made fans angry at first but turned out good. Plus a recap of the Blackhawks game on 3/18/19. To download this or any of N ...…
 
Nick Digilio opens up the conversation about fun activities that are labeled as fun, but no one seems to enjoy… Then, find out 30 situations that happen to everyone but no one talks about… followed by casting decisions that made fans angry at first but turned out good. Plus a recap of the Blackhawks game on 3/18/19. To download this or any of N ...…
 
Kelly sits down with physicist and biotech entrepreneur Safi Bachall to talk about his new book Loonshots: How To Nurture the Crazy Ideas that Win Wars, Cure Diseases and Transform Industries.
 
Today’s MVPP Robert Miller gives us insight into his incredible story about how he was on the receiving end of a life saving kidney transplant after sharing his bone marrow to a young man in Skokie over 20 years earlier. Miller would like to say ‘thank you’ to the man who gave him the gift of life, but the donor wishes to remain anonymous.…
 
In the wake of the Varsity Blues scandal, two University of Chicago student journalists have uncovered one way their school has been favoring wealthy and connected students when it comes to career development. Plus the prestigious Lambda Literary Awards showcase the best in LGBTQ writing and poetry. We hear about the 5 Chicago authors and 2 Chi ...…
 
Have you heard about Eat, Travel, Rock? Well, Kelly Rizzo is bringing you the latest news about the entertainment and travel world right to your device. Also, be sure to check out her instagram for the chance to win tickets to see The Who!
 
Cirque du Soleil performer, Chicago native Kevin Beverley returns to his alma mater, Chicago Academy for the Arts, to teach students dance moves from his latest endeavor with VOLTA, opening at Soldier Field this May.
 
Making his way back to the WGN Radio airwaves, former newsman now MTV news host of “Need To Know” Dometi Pongo joins to tell us what he’s been up to.
 
WGN’s resident pet-expert and host, Steve Dale joins us live to talk about new president of The Anti Cruelty Society, Tracy Elliott and the importance of pet adoption.
 
It’s time for Cochran’s Kid Of The Week! Young man, AJ Mondala who is a BIG PB&J fan asked his mom to only give him ham and cheese now ever since he found out a classmate of his has a nut allergy and has been segregated at lunch. To make sure this student didn’t have to sit alone AJ gave up his favorite snack to help his classmate feel better. ...…
 
The Chicago Bears haven't made any splash signings in free agency, and they lost a pair of promising, young starters in the secondary. Shawn Sierra from "Shawn and Maya In The Morning" joins Lorin Cox to look at whether or not the Bears have actually improved after one week of free agency. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/ad ...…
 
David Haugh, Patrick Finley and Anthony Herron join Kap on the panel. 0:00- The NCAA brackets are set. Can Zion lead Duke to the title? How much of a disservice did the committee due to the Big Ten Champion Michigan State? 14:00- How much damage did Bradley do to its brand after their petty reaction to a long-time beat writer? 19:00- The guys r ...…
 
The Top Five@5 for Monday, March 18th, 2019: After President Trump tweeted negatively about late Sen. John McCain over the weekend, Meghan McCain launched into an emotional rant on ABC’s “The View”. Steve Bannon in an interview with Showtime’s “The Circus”, gave House Speaker Nancy Pelosi positive marks on her performance so far on Capitol Hill ...…
 
The boys are delighted to present Rick Hahn week, a sacred tradition at RLR where WSD does a face to face with his best friend and White Sox general manager Rick Hahn. In and around that amazing interview, the boys recap St. Paddy's, prep for a March Madness party in Wrigley, break down the Hawks late season resurgence and new Bears roster move ...…
 
The Roe Conn Show w/Anna Davlantes for Monday, March 18th, 2019: The show begins on the stream while White Sox baseball is on. WGN-TV’s Lourdes Duarte explains what social media filters are to Roe, ABC’s Alex Stone reports on the status of the Boeing 737 MAX, Tom Skilling looks at the possibility for 60-degree temperatures, Kevin Powell & Laure ...…
 
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