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Updated July 2020
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The audio companion to the Chicago Reader's Sharp Darts music column, including music from Chicago and beyond spanning a range of styles from garage rock to hip-hop to the latest global dance music, plus artist interviews, Chicago music news, and fits of sonic experimentation.
A monthly radio hour in which Chicago Reader music journalist Peter Margasak plays selections from his favorite recent releases regardless of genre--whether jazz, international, folk, country, rock, or experimental music. Some basic commentary is provided, but Margasak prefers to, ahem, let the music speak for itself.
Host Jaime Black interviews Chicago's creative class: musicians, industry, tech, nightlife, college talent, and more on Chicago's first ever and longest-running music podcast network.
The Paper Machete is a free, weekly “live magazine” covering pop culture, current events and American manners. Part spoken-word show, part vaudeville revue, The Paper Machete features comedians, journalists, storytellers and musical guests performing in the back room of a Chicago bar. The show was created and hosted by writer Christopher Piatt (pronounced like hot apple PIE-it). In June 2011 The Chicago Reader named The Paper Machete “Best Comedy Variety Show of 2011.” The Paper Machete podc ...
Excepts from Vocalo's afternoon show hosted by Luis Antonio Perez & Shantell Jamison
Part-storytelling event, part-comedy, part-musical, 100% embarrassing for the contestants/storytellers. This monthly musical-comedy game show was devised by Chicago Reader contributor and Outer Minds drummer Brian Costello and former Baby Teeth front man Abraham Levitan. Each episode features three locally famous contestants telling embarrassing stories, being interviewed by Costello, and then standing helplessly by while Levitan turns their stories into warped covers of popular songs—and th ...
A weekly 5 minute thought-provoking insight designed to rekindle our adventurous spirits, and entice us to live our lives to the fullest. Written and read by Nathan Minnehan, produced and recorded by WalknTalk. www.walkntalk.com Nathan Minnehan is a world class suit designer, published author, public speaker, coach, linguist, and international entrepreneur. He is the founder of walkntalk.com and bigmurphys.com. Nathan has dedicated his life to building brands that inspire others to transform ...
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 ...
Liberal Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn and conservative Chicago Tribune cartoonist Scott Stantis chew on the week's news and respond to reader/listener feedback
Back in 1982 a man named Byron Priess decided it would be a good idea to publish a treasure hunt. He spent a year or so traveling around the country, burying small ceramic boxes two feet underground. He wrote a few poems, and had a friend of his paint some images. The goal was to get the reader to match a poem with a verse, produce a treasure map of sorts, then go dig up the treasures. He thought it would be easy. 40 years later we are finding out he was wrong. So far two treasures have been ...
Front and Center explores the issues that make our region what it is, taking time to investigate hard questions and follow rich stories. Our first series explores the most obvious aspect of the region: water. Front and Center is sponsored by the Joyce Foundation.
This is Ghoul Talk, a ghost story podcast where we cover all things spooky—from the things that go bump in the night to the alarming persistence of the pink tax. Join us as we dissect modern culture and share some eerie tales. Because who doesn't love a good ghost story? Check out our links to subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher, Feedburner, Google Play, or the RSS reader of your choice. Send ghost stories, topics, suggestions, and other comments to ghoultalkpod at gmail.com
SkinnyTrees: Lift Health for All – is a podcast from the Simon Research Lab at the Center for Health Equity Transformation at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine hearing voices from the research and community world with a focus on health equity. Conversations and interviews will discuss the importance of achieving health equity, highlighting health disparities, and exploring innovative ways to improve health for all.
In 1912, $25,000 was stolen during a bank transfer in New York City in broad daylight. In what may appear astonishing in today's world, the transfer occurred in a New York City taxicab. This factual account brings true crime of the early twentieth century to life. The various methods used by the detectives and police in their attempts to solve the mystery behind the robbery, and hopefully bring the thieves to justice, makes for great reading, particularly when one considers the fact that the ...
Two hundred and twelve residents of a small town tell their stories without fear of recrimination or ridicule. The only difference is that they're all dead! The two hundred and forty-four poems that form the Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters is really a series of epitaphs about the citizens of a fictional town called Spoon River and deals with the “plain and simple annals” of small town America. Edgar Lee Masters grew up in a small town in Illinois. His father's financial problems f ...
Radio personality Maze Jackson on what happened to him at WVON, Mayor Lightfoot, Bruce Rauner and other things.
Ben takes the deep dive on Mary Trump’s book. And Monroe Anderson returns to talk election strategy.
Ben riffs about public officials who enable Trump to get away with his lunacy. And Miles Kamp-Lassin, ace journalist for In These Times, talks about Trump’s attack on the “radical left”.
Political activist Candis Castillo talks about the latest news.
Local School Council member Dixon Romeo talks about public education in Chicago. Also, a chat about great villains.
A former Marine, Toni talks about patriotism, policing & the Fourth of July.
Ben breaks down the efforts by Republicans to block Governor Pritzker’s executive order to protect people from COVID. Also, newsman Ken Davis on Mayor Lightfoot.
https://12treasures.com/media/podcast/s03/e04/s03e04.mp3 The back of the book is the Secret’s apocalyptic document. Love it or hate it, it’s there. The question is… should we use it to help us? Join George, Bradley, Seeds, Karleen, and Carly as we discuss the Fair Guide. The Secret by Byron Preiss https://patreon.com/secrettreasure https://www.face…
Ben discusses Kellyanne Conway and her Trump-hating daughter. Plus, Dennis unveils his Jay-Z imitation. Also, pension guru Jeff Johnson.
Vincent Norment, owner of the Marijuana Hall of Fame, returns to talk about delays in issuing cannabis licenses to Black entrepreneurs, police training, the NFL‘S new attitude toward Black Lives Matter and other topics.
Political strategist Peter Cunningham talks about policing issues.
Ben talks about the bizarre opposition of Republicans to turning Washington, D.C., into a state. And Maya reports on the latest developments on Mayor Lightfoot and police.
In an interview broadcast live over Facebook, longtime friend of the podcast Mat Devine returns for an hour-long chat.Devine reflects on life after fronting Kill Hannah, detailing the work that went into determining his personal and professional identity after the band came to an end in 2015.Devine also details his current role as Head of Music Par…
Political scientist and author David Faris talks about Trump’s breakdown, the ideological and generational battle among Democrats and the leftward drift of millennials.
Attorney Akele Parnell discusses the obstacles facing Black entrepreneurs looking to get a license to sell recreational marijuana.
City Hall reporter Dave Glowacz and Ben review the latest debates & discussions involving Mayor Lightfoot and the city council. On the agenda: reparations, police reform and Alderwoman Sue Garza’s passionate plea.
Ben’s sudden appreciation for Biden has been fueled by the latest COVID-denying insanity of Trump & MAGA. Union man Ed Maher talks about the pandemic-era economy.
Musician and music professor Charles Ellison talks about his experiences getting drafted and being sent to Vietnam in 1968.
State senator Robert Peters talks about the ongoing struggle between centrists and progressives. And he makes his prediction in the Booker v. McGrath race in Kentucky.
Ben has fun reviewing Trump’s awful weekend in Tulsa. Also, preservationist Andrew Schneider talks about some of the more problematic statues, memorials and street names in Chicago.
Alderman La Spata and Alderwoman Rodriguez Sanchez talk about their efforts to convince Chicagoans to spend public safety money on strategies other than traditional policing.
Sergio Mims, co-founder of the Black Harvest Film Festival, and photographer/journalist Danielle Scruggs break down Spike Lee’s latest movie, and then move on to Gone With the Wind, Trump and other things.
CTU’s Stacy Davis Gates talks about how money for police means less money for the classroom, Juneteenth and Scooby Doogate.
Ben explains Boltongate, so you won’t have to read his book. And Miles Kampf-Lassin, of In These Times, talks about being a Bernie delegate, DACA & the Supremes, and other things.
Councilman Henry Davis Jr., the pride & joy of South Bend, on dealing with police and police protesters. Also, Davis on Drew Brees and Mayor Pete.
Ben riffs on Trump’s police “reform” balancing act to placate MAGA voters and swing voters. And Monroe on everything from his college “daze“ to police issues.
Note: This episode was recorded on March 12, 2020, just days before the Governor of Illinois instituted a stay-at-home order due to the coronavirus outbreak.In this episode we connected with Kimberly Soenen (short bio below) to discuss the importance of language in health and her ongoing art exhibit "SOME PEOPLE" (Every)Body. The ongoing project ex…
Adolfo & Josh weigh in on everything. Warning: F-bombs are flying. Duck!
Ben discusses Justice Gorsuch’s possible political motivations. Maya talks about the police union. And Kevin Blackistone, Washington Post columnist, on why he won’t watch videos of police killing Black people—and other topics.
Political strategist Delmarie Cobb on politics in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder.
The hosts of the Buchanan & Seaton Show are back! Seaton and Buchanan can be heard on WVON-AM 1690 Chicago, Fridays 9p-12a
Attorney Jim Coogan talks about police immunity cases coming to the Supreme Court, Michael Flynn, Trump’s waivers and other legal issues.
Ben advises MAGA hat wearers not to sign Trump’s COVID waiver. Also, Rummana Hussain on the next generation of journalists.
Ben dissects the un-beeped showdown between Mayor Lightfoot and Alderman Ray Lopez. And Vincent Normant joins Lisa Solomon to talk about his Marijuana Hall of Fame, among other things.
Joe Cowley talks about the next Bulls coach, Joe Boylan’s legacy, The Last Dance and LeBron v MJ.
Ben discusses the Republican effort to steal the election in Georgia by keeping Black people from voting. And Monroe Anderson talks about the Tribune’s questionable attitudes toward Black reporters back in the day. Also, Trump updates.
Chicago's live music community is represented in a special Dynasty Panelcasts roundtable live stream. Representatives from the Chicago Independent Venue League (CIVL) speak about the present and future of Chicago's music venues in the age of COVID-19, and why the city's live music rooms are community epicenters and economic engines. The venue owner…
Matt Harvey talks about what he witnessed, covering three days of protests over the Memorial Day weekend
Ben riffs on what has changed and what remains the same since George Floyd’s murder. And Troy LaRaviere, president of the Chicago Principal’s Association, talks about getting arrested and thrown in jail by police defending Trump Tower from protestors. Also, what defund-the-police activists can learn from the Charter school crowd.…
Educator and tour professional Jen Kellogg returns to Dynasty Podcasts for a remote interview broadcast on Facebook Live.Kellogg speaks on her new series of online workshops at jenkellogg.com, covering all aspects of the live touring industry in the music business. The tour pro shares how she pulled from her own extensive tour industry experience f…
Longtime friend of the podcast Leor Galil returns to Dynasty Podcasts to discuss a new collection of his music writing from the Chicago Reader.Titled Chicago Pop Stars, Hardcore Heroes, and House Legends: 10 Years of Chicago Reader Music Features, the collection features 20 of Galil's best longford music features from the Chicago Reader. Galil spea…
Joseph Friedman returns to discuss, among other things, sex and cannabis.
The conversation between State’s Attorney Kim Foxx and Ben on criminal justice may be more relevant today than it was when they first had it back in March.
In These Times writer Miles Kampf-Lassin talks about how progressive Democrats can build power by winning local elections.
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