Best Vocalo podcasts we could find (Updated February 2019)
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Hosted by Jill Hopkins. Join in on the smart and sensational conversations about politics, race, class, celebrity, feminism, pop culture or any other buzzing topic of the day. Airs Monday-Friday 8-10am Central on Vocalo 91.1 FM and Vocalo.org.
 
Live performances and interviews with emerging music artists and national touring acts that you won't hear anywhere else. Host Jesse Menendez moves beyond the typical "tell us about the album" interviews, bringing you real conversations with the people shaping the modern music scene in a variety of genres. Airs every Wednesday 8-9pm Central on Vocalo 89.5 FM and Vocalo.org.
 
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Vocalo Music is a podcast and a place for music discovery, in-depth interviews and live performances with emerging and established music artists.
 
CG's hub for jazzy grooves, soul, downtempo and all things Jazztronica!
 
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​Mike McGee is Director of Programs at CodeNow, a non-profit transforming underrepresented youth into coders, designers and product managers. He is also our senior tech correspondent bringing us the latest in tech talk.Today, we get news that emojis are making their way into court cases, and people aren't ready. When texts are used as evidence, ...…
 
HXRY (pronounced "Harry") is a Chicago-based producer and emcee whose easy movements through several genres make him a fresh force in Chicago's music scene. His latest single is called "Doofus," and sees HXRY take his sound away from his typical soulful R&B and more into the realm of gritty Hip Hop. He spoke with Jill Hopkins about his up-and-c ...…
 
ESCUCHA una conversación con DE LEIN, el proyecto solista de música electro-pop de la cantante chilena Aline González. Aline nos habla de su primer EP "Otras Ciudades" producido en conjunto por el músico chileno Rodrigo de la Rivera (Miss Garrison).By podcasts@chicagopublicradio.org (Chicago Public Media).
 
Jill Hopkins and Gabe Mendoza held it down with a live broadcast at this year's Winter Block Party. They spoke with several performing artists and organizations represented at the event that day, including Kevin Coval and Dan Ash who launched the yearly event 10 years ago, Hope For the Day, John Walt Foundation, Defcee, Mother Nature and many m ...…
 
Reggie “The Reel Critic” Ponder is Vocalo’s senior film correspondent and is in studio this week to discuss which movies were winners at last weekend’s box office, a preview of "Alita: Battle Angel," "Breakthrough," and "Frozen 2" movies.By podcasts@chicagopublicmedia.org (Chicago Public Media).
 
The Chicago Magic Lounge is celebrating one year anniversary in its new location on 5050 N. Clark. Last year has brought over 100 magicians, over 450 shows, and entertained over 40,000 people who love the art of illusion. Jill Hopkins spoke with Co-Owner and CEO, Joey Cranford and Scouting and Booking Manager, Ben Barnes about their magic shows ...…
 
Sr. Hip Hop correspondent Gabe Mendoza (@WeekendGabe) joined Jill Hopkins and Co-Host Daniel Kisslinger on The Morning AMp to discuss the new compilation album from Mass Appeal Records, "Starting 5," ​and the new "Czarface Meets Ghostface" album. Find out if they're Fuego, Mild Sauce, or Ketchup!Listen to The Morning AMp live weekdays from 8-10 ...…
 
Shad's newest album is called "Short Story About A War," a concept album about a society plagued by fear, confusion, greed and inequality. It introduces a rich world full of chaos and societal tensions that gives way to hope and truth. Its main character, The Fool, tries to break free from the violence of the world and convince the listener tha ...…
 
Veronica Arreola and Sameena Mustafa join Jill Hopkins on the Council of Feminist Thought to weigh in on the women running for POTUS and the Supreme Court's decision to uphold reproductive rights in Louisiana. The Mornign AMp airs every weekday from 8 to 10 AMListen here: vocalo.org // 91.1 FMBy podcasts@chicagopublicmedia.org (Chicago Public Media).
 
​Mike McGee is Director of Programs at CodeNow, a non-profit transforming underrepresented youth into coders, designers and product managers. He is also our senior tech correspondent bringing us the latest in tech talk.Today, we get news from YouTube. They're not on that conspiracy theory action anymore. As it turns out, AI might be racist. And ...…
 
The sixth annual Music Frozen Dancing Block Party takes over the street outside of The Empty Bottle on February 23rd. If you're brave enough to weather the weather, you'll be treated to great bands, hot snacks, and awesome times. Jill Hopkins spoke with Managing Producer for Empty Bottle Presents and the Talent Buyer for the Bottle and Thalia H ...…
 
Curtis Shaw Flagg meets with Jill Hopkins to talk about the news on targeted ads and the one million new Tinder users since last year. Along with funny anecdotes about his mother's new Alexa, Curtis brings a serious tone to this episode's #Hashtag with updates on privacy laws and just how much cell phone companies can find out.…
 
Sydney Charles joined Jill Hopkins in the studio to talk about her titular role in the play, Nina Simone: Four Women. The show is a tribute to the musical genius and activist, and tells a story that reveals the importance of women in the civil rights movement and the lack of historical credit they've received. The Northlight Theater's productio ...…
 
ESCUCHA una conversación con la artista mexicana Alma Domínguez acerca de la nueva exposición de OPEN Center for the Arts, un centro para las artes ubicado en la histórica comunidad La Villita en Chicago. OPEN presenta el trabajo visual de varios artistas de la ciudad en la exposición "Inside the Mind: Control & Conditioning", como parte de su ...…
 
Reggie “The Reel Critic” Ponder joins Special Guest co-host Curtis Shaw Flagg and Jill Hopkins in studio this week to discuss which movies were winners at last weekend’s box office, review What Men Want, and all the happenings around awards season. The Morning AMp airs weekdays 8 AM to 10 AM Vocalo.org/player // 91.FM…
 
Representing Illinois' Fox Valley and now Chicago, Elton is emerging as a fresh and talented voice on the scene. The young MC has just finished a national tour with Noname and has been busy working on new music and playing with his live band. He recently released a new Single "Lucid" and has many more exciting things planned for this year. Jill ...…
 
Emily King wants you to stop and smell the Scenery. That's the title of her new album, the anxiously awaited follow-up to the 2015 "The Switch." The native New Yorker took to the Catskill mountains to explore this chapter of her artistic story and, in the process, discovered new freedoms and possibilities in her creativity and lifestyle. Jill H ...…
 
Abi Sanchez is one of Chicago's rising comedic talents. His relatable, observational, sometimes absurd style will be on full display when he records his comedy album, "A.B.I.: A Bad Idea", on February 17th at Joe's Bar. He stopped by the Vocalo studio to make us all laugh and do a little thinking, too.Listen to The Morning AMp every weekday fro ...…
 
?Loona Dae's newest release is called "Moonflower." It's a four song EP where she shares her journey of growth as a singer, a writer, a human and tells a story of healing and its process. Jill Hopkins spoke with the Chicago musician about the new project. Catch Loona opening the After Dark portion of the Vocalo Winter Block Party this Saturday, ...…
 
On this weeks #Hashtag, Curtis Shaw Flagg joins Jill Hopkins on The Morning AMp to talk the Superbowl, updates on the Fyre Festival, F*** Jerry coming under fire for stealing jokes, and Netflix's controversial choice to crack down on password sharing.Tune into The Morning AMp weekdays, 8-10 AM Vocalo.org/player // 91.1 FM…
 
Como parte de la serie #MUJERESCONPOWER, conversamos con una mujer que rompe fronteras a través del teatro hecho en Chicago. Escucha una conversación con Nancy García Loza, una dramaturga y productora de teatro mexicoamericana con orígenes de Jalisco que se identifica como una "pocha". Nancy nos platica de su última producción "BRAVA", un audio ...…
 
Vocalo's Sr. hip hop correspondent Gabe Mendoza comes to the table with a thruple of reviews: albums by Vic Spencer & MC Tree, Boat House & Ajani Jones, and P1. Find out if they're Fuego, Mild Sauce, or Ketchup.By podcasts@chicagopublicmedia.org (Chicago Public Media).
 
Vocalo's Senior Film Critic Reggie "The Reel Critic" Ponder joined Jill on The Morning AMp to talk about what movies have been bringing in the big bucks at the box office this past week. Reggie gives his opinions on the new thriller Arctic and says he has no shame over how excited he is to see The Lego Movie 2. Jill and Reggie also compare thou ...…
 
The Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) is the world’s premier college art museum dedicated to photography and was founded in 1976 by Columbia College Chicago. They began collecting in the early 1980s and has since grown the collection to include more than 15,000 objects by over 1,500 artists.Their newest exhibit, "Stateless: Views of Glo ...…
 
Vocalo's social media correspondent Curtis Shaw Flagg joined us in the studio to talk about some new advancements, both good and bad, in the social media field. Listen to hear Curtis's thoughts on Netflix price hikes, Facebook meme pages and YouTube's crusade against conspiracy videos.By podcasts@chicagopublicmedia.org (Chicago Public Media).
 
Free Snacks in not just the best word combination in the English language but it's also quite the tasty pairing of Chicago musicians Joshua Virtue and Ruby Watson. The duo recently released a laid back, funky and sample heavy debut EP, "Eat Good," and now has big plans for this year with more releases to come. Jill Hopkins spoke with Joshua and ...…
 
This week Reggie "The Reel Critic" Ponder and Matt Fagerholm (founder of IndieOutlook.com and an editor of Roger Ebert.com) joined Jill Hopkins and Guest Co-host Daniel Kisslinger on The Morning AMp to talk box office numbers, Oscar nominations and snubs, and why the Spirit Awards are a must see award show this year.…
 
Shamir burst into the national spotlight in 2015 with the upbeat dance single "On the Regular." Since then, the Las Vegas-based singer, musician and actor has taken his sound back to his roots - writing songs on the guitar. On his new album "Resolution," Shamir is making raw, vulnerable indie rock that shakes a body down to the ground with its ...…
 
Exavier Pope and Whitney Capps joined Jill Hopkins and special guest co-host Daniel Kisslinger on this week's Peace Council to discuss the conclusion and the aftermath of the Jason Van Dyke trial. The ex-Chicago cop received a sentence of 81 months in prison for the murder of Laquan McDonald in 2014. Van Dyke fired 16 shots at the unarmed Black ...…
 
ESCUCHA una conversación con el músico y cineasta Álex Anwandter (Santiago, Chile) previo al debut de “Latinoamericana” en el legendario club The Roxy en West Hollywood, California. Álex habla de su experiencia migrante residiendo en Los Angeles y el proceso de creación de su tercer álbum que define como una colección de canciones retro-futuris ...…
 
This week marks the 46th anniversary of the monumental Roe v Wade Supreme Court ruling, which made abortion legal nationwide. To mark the occasion Jill Hopkins spoke with Jennifer Welch, the President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL) about the organization's 2019 initiatives, and Gov. JB Pritzker's recent vow to make Illinois th ...…
 
Collaboraction Social Contemporary Theatre incites social change through community engagement and devised theatre practices. The company is now accepting submissions of short plays, dance, spoken word and performance for their upcoming youth festival, "The Light."Luis Crespo, Director of Youth Programming, and Isabel Bravo, Peacemaker ensemble ...…
 
ESCUCHA una conversación con Alexandra Halkin, cineasta, productora y curadora de "Cuban Visions", una serie de cine cubano que tendrá proyecciones en Athenaeum Theatre arrancando el 24 de enero. Alex nos habla sobre la esta serie que explora distintos temas sobre Cuba con paneles de discusión acerca de temas como la equidad racial, la economía ...…
 
LOUDA is Laura Camacho, and man she can sing! She’s a solo act in Chicago and holds it down in San Francisco with her 6 piece genre bending band, LOUDA y Los Bad Hombres. The bilingual singer/songwriter/rapper melds 90’s melodies, fiery lyrics, Rap Pop and R&B grooves and is bringing her show to the Beat Kitchen tonight. She spoke with Jill Hop ...…
 
There are 15 candidates who have thrown their hats into the ring to become the next mayor of Chicago and so many more running for other positions at the municipal level. Chicagoans looking to educate themselves before the election on Feb. 26th now have a new option in www.chi.vote. It’s the core product of the Chi.vote Collective, a new group o ...…
 
Claudia Garcia-Rojas is a Chicago-based writer and activist. She is co-director of the Chicago Taskforce on Violence Against Girls & Young Women and a Black Studies doctoral candidate at Northwestern.Melissa DuPrey is an actor/comic/playwright/producer? with Free Street Theater and Las BomPleneras?. They joined Jill Hopkins on this week's Counc ...…
 
Jordanna's vocals leap from your speakers with a bluesy soul that would surely make her influences - Etta James, Amy Winehouse, SZA, and Janice Joplin - proud. Her debut EP, "Sweet Tooth," has made her a favorite of Chicago's critics, her latest single, "Eu Quero Voce" got even more notice, and the festival she co-produces, "Candyland Chicago," ...…
 
This week Reggie "The Reel Critic" Ponder and special guest film critic Seven joined Jill Hopkins on The Morning AMp to talk Box Office numbers as well as new releases including Jordan Peele's upcoming horror movie "Us," Kevin Hart's comedy "The Upside," and Barry Jenkins's adaptation of James Baldwin's "If Beale Street Could Talk."…
 
The six-part Lifetime documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly” has reignited conversations about the singer’s predatory behavior toward underage girls that first came to light in the early 2000s. This comprehensive series presents a united front of women who speak out about the singer’s alleged physical, mental and sexual abuse.Jovante Cunningha ...…
 
The six-part Lifetime documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly” has reignited conversations about the singer’s predatory behavior toward underage girls that first came to light in the early 2000s. This comprehensive series presents a united front of women who speak out about the singer’s alleged physical, mental and sexual abuse.Jill Hopkins spok ...…
 
The current partial government shutdown is the second longest shutdown in American history, and it's affecting all numbers of agencies including the Department of Homeland Security, The Executive Office of Immigration Review and The Department of Justice. Nationwide, the backlog at immigration courts is at an all time high. Jill Hopkins spoke w ...…
 
Drea The Vibe Dealer does exactly what her name says. In songwriting that lives in the space between atmospheric melodies and jazzy instrumentals, the vibes being dealt are heady. Jill Hopkins spoke with Drea about her musical journey toward mysticism, spirituality and self-mastery. For more info about Drea's music, follow her on Twitter @dreav ...…
 
Chris Connelly moved from his native Scotland in the 80's to pursue a career with industrial music icons The Revolting Cocks and Ministry. But his side project with Matt Sweeney (Filter, Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage, Morrissey), "Sons of the Silent Age" gives him the chance to play tribute to his favorite musician - David Bowie. Sons of the Silen ...…
 
Dej Monae's voice and talent belie her young years. The Chicago R&B singer is poised to have a stellar 2019 with her most recent release, "Love Me Right" boasting over 400K streams, and her entire adult life ahead of her. Jill Hopkins spoke with rising R&B artist about the album, her dedication to her chosen genre and riding last year's wave al ...…
 
ESCUCHA una conversación con las actrices Karen Rodríguez y Laura Crotte, dos mujeres con power que forman parte del elenco de la obra "La ruta" escrita por el dramaturgo mexicamericano Isaac Gomez, dirigida por Sandra Marquez y presentada por Steppenwolf Theater. Conversamos sobre el rol del teatro en revivir la memoria de las mujeres desapare ...…
 
Rahkii is a Chicago singer / songwriter whose sound is too big for one genre. She’s worked as a background vocalist for Jennifer Hudson, Eryn Allen Kane and Patti LaBelle, and it’s high time for her to take the center stage. Rahkii spoke with Jill Hopkins about her journey from Gospel church choirs to stepping into a solo career, creating a “hy ...…
 
Before taking over the Up Comedy Club in Chicago Jan. 4-6, Lucas Brothers stopped by the Vocalo studio to talk about their journey from law school to becoming comedians and cartoon stars. For more info about Lucas Bros., visit: https://thelucasbros.comBy podcasts@chicagopublicmedia.org (Chicago Public Media).
 
Jill Hopkins spoke with Entrepreneur Alex Tardos and artist Brandon Breaux about their new joint endeavor - the opening of a basketball themed "Chi Pizza Pie" restaurant and an adjoining “The Invisible Space” community gallery in Chatham neighborhood at 8548 S. Cottage Grove in Chicago. Their business model will offer profit sharing to employee ...…
 
On their recent release “A Safety Meeting,” Chicago Rock and Hip Hop band Manwolves have come into their own, fashioning a sound that’s both cohesive and mature. Started as a band gaining recognition off of releasing loose Singles, they have now emerged as a fully formed project capable of not only wild parties and boisterous jams but also intr ...…
 
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