Streaming live from the Sun-Times studio in the West Loop and presented by the Chicago Reader and Chicago Sun-Times is long-running political powerhouse The Ben Joravsky Show. Hear Ben discuss all of the day’s big stories with his celebrated humor, insight and honesty. Tune in to LIVE episodes streaming Tuesdays through Fridays from 1-3 p.m. at the Reader and Sun-Times' websites, or catch up with recorded episodes anytime.
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Best Ben Joravsky podcasts we could find (updated July 2020)
Best Ben Joravsky podcasts we could find
Updated July 2020
Updated July 2020
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.…
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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Charley Rosen, novelist & coach, talks about the time Phil Jackson almost convinced Jerry Krause to hire him as an assistant coach of the Bulls. And many other basketball-related topics from his 70-year love affair with the game.
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State Rep. Greta Neubauer, a progressive from Racine, explains how Republicans used gerrymandering to seize power in Wisconsin and how Democrats are rallying to win back the state.
Political writer Dave Glowacz breaks down the May 20 City Council meeting, riffing with Ben on TIFs, upscale housing and how much transparency can the council and mayor take.