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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 ...
 
Columnist Ben Joravsky writes on government and politics for the Chicago Reader. Each week, Ben and journalist Dave Glowacz rendezvous under a neighborhood el track to talk about Ben's latest article and reveal the rest of the story.
 
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.
 
The LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS, as its name suggests, looks out at the world of books from its perch on the Pacific Rim. Since the 19th century writers have bridled at New York’s seeming monopoly over publication. Bret Harte in The Overland Monthly, John Crowe Ransom and Robert Penn Warren in I’ll Take My Stand, and the other regionalists, along with other outsiders, people who felt excluded from the literary conversation, and writers and readers in a thousand places — including even New Yo ...
 
Hosts Edward Shanahan, a Spiritual Observer & Psychic Reader given the award in 2012 of Best Chicago Psychic and certified in Law of Attraction and Pendulum programing. Annette who for over 20 years is a High Priestess of her own Coven and a Tarot Reader. A broadcast in it's 7th year of the Supernatural & Paranormal with the ' The Unexplained World ' co-hosts, guests and callers.
 
Named "Best Sex-Positive Podcast" by The Chicago Reader, writer and comedian Eric Barry takes both a comedic and heartfelt look into the world of sex and dating, examining everything from the lives of sex workers to kink, lgbt rights to pop culture.
 
Arguments & Grievances is a live comedy series and podcast featuring comics debating outlandish topics. Featuring hand-picked local comedians, the show pits opponents against each other on such topics as “McRib vs. MacBeth” and “Hugs vs. Drugs”—with audiences deciding the victor. Produced by Chicago comedians Kevin White, Zach Peterson, Goodrich Gevaart, and Kevin Brody, the Arguments & Grievances podcast is available on iTunes. Hailed by the Chicago Reader as “excellent” and featuring “some ...
 
Adele Garrison was the nom de plume of Nana Springer White, an American writer. Her career included time as a schoolteacher in Milwaukee. She later worked as an editor for the Milwaukee Sentinel and then a reporter and writer for the Chicago Examiner and Chicago American. “Revelations of a Wife” ran as a serial story in her daily newspaper column in multiple American newspapers from 1915 until the Depression. It told the story of the marital ups and downs of Margaret “Madge” Graham, an indep ...
 
Published in 1903, King Arthur and His Knights by Maude L. Radford is an easy to read version of the Arthurian legends, made simple and interesting for children. Maude Lavinia Radford Warren was a Canadian born American who taught literature and composition at the University of Chicago between 1893-1907. Following the success of some of her books, she left teaching to take up writing as a full time career. She also served as a war correspondent for the New York Times magazine during WWI and ...
 
Published in 1900, Sister Carrie follows its protagonist, Carrie, as she resolutely makes her way through the bustling city of Chicago in the hope of achieving her ultimate goal of a securing a better and more glamorous life for herself. Effectively illustrating his reputation as one of America’s greatest naturalists, Dreiser deviates from the established norms and moral values present in the Victorian era, and instead focuses his attention on accurately portraying the basic instincts that i ...
 
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
 
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 ...
 
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The sale of the San Diego Union-Tribune and the Los Angeles Times is expected to close in April. Earlier this month, the U-T's John Wilkens had the chance to sit down with the new owner, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong. Learn more about the man who will own the biggest news outlets in Southern California.Show notes:Patrick Soon-Shiong — immigrant, doct ...…
 
My Guest this week is KJ Whiteside Stand Up Comedian, Writer and Improvisor KJ has been featured in the Chicago Reader & AWSM Radio We talk finding Comedy, handling success, and what plans they have for the future! Follow Them Twitter & IG - @IamKJWhitehead Follow the Show Twitter & IG - @ItUrWorldPod_…
 
This episode of This Must be the Place is the first of our ‘walking tours’ – we are revisiting the walks of the 1980 book “Melbourne on Foot: 15 Walks Through Historic Melbourne”. This episode starts with David speaking with one of the authors of that book, Professor Graeme Davison of Monash University, about the genesis of the book in general. ...…
 
00:00:00 - 00:03:25 - Rob McKay Introduction Lindsey Liss Artwork www.LindseyLiss.com 00:03:25 - 00:08:07 - Laurence Holmes Introduction Laurence Holmes is a host on The Score Sports Radio 670 AM and host of the Chicago Bears Pre-Game show. @LaurenceWHolmes "Shut Up and Dribble" - Laura Ingram CNN - "LeBron James Fires Back at TV Host Ingraham" ...…
 
End of Life Costs Aging Americans are struggling to pay for assisted living, home care and other forms of long term care. The average American family caregiver is spending thousands of dollars each year on household, medical and other expenses for a loved one. It's no fun to lie awake worrying. But if you have elderly parents or other family me ...…
 
Sam is joined by Facets’ chief blog editor Peter Hogenson to share his opinions on a recent Oscar winner. Before 2017’s sci-fi reboot Blade Runner 2049, prolific cinematographer Roger Deakins had been nominated for an Academy Award 13 times and lost all of them. Sam and Peter take a hard look at all 14 nominations to answer the simple question, ...…
 
Microsoft Hack for Good Sydney March 8 and 9 2018 (in conjunction with Social Ventures Australia) I was lucky enough to attend and judge Hack4Good at PwC’s Barangaroo offices last week with 12 of Microsoft’s partner organisations participating hosted by David Masters from Microsoft. The event focused on hacking solutions for people with disabil ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Just a Lucky So and SoAuthor: Lesa Cline-RansomeNarrator: Arnell PowellFormat: UnabridgedLength: 15 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 08-31-16Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLCGenres: Kids, Ages 8-10Publisher's Summary:Louis Armstrong has been called t ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: The Mysterious Cases of Mr. PinAuthor: Mary Elise MonsellNarrator: John McDonoughFormat: UnabridgedLength: 54 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 08-16-10Publisher: Recorded BooksRatings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votesGenres: Kids, Ages 5-7Publisher's Summary:L ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: What's New at the Zoo?Subtitle: An Animal Adding AdventureAuthor: Suzanne SladeNarrator: Donna GermanFormat: UnabridgedLength: 2 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 11-13-15Publisher: Arbordale PublishingGenres: Kids, Ages 5-7Publisher's Summary:Come alo ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: CompulsionAuthor: Meyer LevinNarrator: Chris O'BrienFormat: UnabridgedLength: 14 hrs and 58 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 02-27-13Publisher: Audible StudiosRatings: 4.5 of 5 out of 13 votesGenres: Mysteries & Thrillers, HistoricalPublisher's Summar ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Connecting in the Land of DementiaSubtitle: Creative Activities to Explore TogetherAuthor: Deborah ShouseNarrator: Rosemary BensonFormat: UnabridgedLength: 5 hrs and 53 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 12-12-16Publisher: Central Recovery PressRatings: ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Europe Since 1989Subtitle: A HistoryAuthor: Philipp TherNarrator: Matthew Lloyd DaviesFormat: UnabridgedLength: 12 hrs and 56 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 06-27-17Publisher: Tantor AudioRatings: 4.5 of 5 out of 3 votesGenres: History, 20th Century ...…
 
Theresa Reed (aka The Tarot Lady) has been a sought-after intuitive reader for over 30 years & is also the author of The Tarot Coloring Book. She has worked with thousands of clients, and would love to show you how to harness the power of Tarot to lead a calmer, stronger and more satisfying life. Theresa has a great podcast called Tarot Bytes, ...…
 
We’re talking with Adeshina Emmanuel this week. Barbershops, Durag history and goals, Black Panther, Wakanda, and Hotep, we’re going everywhere. Adeshine Oluwatoyin Emmanuel is a writer, journalist and aspiring Durag model from Chicago. He’s written for the NY Times, Ebony, DNAinfo Chicago and the Chicago Reader. Follow him on Twitter @Public_A ...…
 
On today’s show: Manafort and Russian Collusion01:15 Connor’s much different take on the Senate Judiciary Committee Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee on the Russian Ad Collusion during the election. Facebook, Twitter and Google were represented and questioned. Main stream media had a much different take.02:30 Basic knowledge of social media and ...…
 
On today’s show: Manafort and Russian Collusion01:15 Connor’s much different take on the Senate Judiciary Committee Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee on the Russian Ad Collusion during the election. Facebook, Twitter and Google were represented and questioned. Main stream media had a much different take.02:30 Basic knowledge of social media and ...…
 
Today's narrative spotlight's Solomon G. Brown, the Smithsonian Institution's first African American employee. Our reader is Kathleen Bourret, English Language Arts teacher for Chicago Public Schools, with a special introduction by gospel recording artist Marvin Sapp
 
AFTERBUZZ TV – AfterBuzz TV’s Mini Spotlight edition, is a short form interview series featuring actors & artists discussing their roles and shows as well as their thoughts, passions and journeys. In this episode host Veronica Barriga interviews Danielle Pinnock. Danielle currently stars in the hit CBS Comedy, Young Sheldon, the spinoff to the ...…
 
Welcome to our newest WIIM Radio! This time around I’m joined by Mike B with Peter hosting our festivities for the chit-chat. Here’s what we got up to The Red Wings of Late: Detroit is 4-4-1 in the new year so far with good-looking wins over Chicago and New Jersey and also some dumb-looking losses. Pretty much par for how we got here from 2017 ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Celia GarthAuthor: Gwen BristowNarrator: Gabra ZackmanFormat: UnabridgedLength: 13 hrs and 38 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 01-18-18Publisher: Tantor AudioRatings: 4.5 of 5 out of 3 votesGenres: Fiction, HistoricalPublisher's Summary:A bustling por ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A Kind of JusticeSubtitle: A NovelAuthor: Renee JamesNarrator: Ayelet SrorFormat: UnabridgedLength: 9 hrs and 59 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 01-15-18Publisher: Oceanview PublishingRatings: 1 of 5 out of 1 votesGenres: Fiction, Gay & LesbianPublis ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A Few Red DropsSubtitle: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919Author: Claire HartfieldNarrator: J. D. JacksonFormat: UnabridgedLength: 3 hrs and 57 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 01-02-18Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLCGenres: History, 20th CenturyPublisher ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Black PantherSubtitle: The Young PrinceAuthor: Ronald L. SmithNarrator: Dion GrahamFormat: UnabridgedLength: 5 hrs and 44 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 01-02-18Publisher: Listening LibraryRatings: 4.5 of 5 out of 14 votesGenres: Kids, Ages 8-10Publ ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Trust Patience Surrender: Moments of Illumination and GraceAuthor: Mr. Kevin WestrichNarrator: Kevin WestrichFormat: UnabridgedLength: 6 hrs and 40 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 01-02-18Publisher: RTH PublishingGenres: Bios & Memoirs, Personal Me ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Happy Women Live BetterAuthor: Valorie BurtonNarrator: Lynn BriggsFormat: UnabridgedLength: 5 hrs and 58 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 12-29-17Publisher: Mission AudioRatings: 5 of 5 out of 2 votesGenres: Religion & Spirituality, ChristianityPubl ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: History for Kids: The Illustrated Life of Barack ObamaAuthor: Charles River EditorsNarrator: Dan GallagherFormat: UnabridgedLength: 26 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 12-28-17Publisher: Charles River EditorsGenres: Kids, Ages 5-7Publisher's Summary ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: Growing BoldSubtitle: How to Overcome Fear, Build Confidence, and Love the Life You LiveAuthor: Patricia C BrooksNarrator: Patricia C. BrooksFormat: UnabridgedLength: 3 hrs and 37 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 12-28-17Publisher: Perpignan PressGe ...…
 
Welcome to another episode of The Fervent Few podcast. Every few weeks we present you with this bonus episode of the GBH podcast where we chat with members of our subscriber community. The Fervent Few subscribe to GBH like a magazine making a monthly contribution via Patreon. Members join us in a forum to talk about a wide range of topics that ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Wild WinterSubtitle: Passion of the Pack Series, Book 1Author: Amelia WilsonNarrator: Stacy HinkleFormat: UnabridgedLength: 2 hrs and 14 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 12-26-17Publisher: SSPATEL PublishingGenres: Romance, ParanormalPublisher's Summa ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Lightning Fart: A Parody of The Lightning ThiefSubtitle: Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 1Author: Steve LooknerNarrator: Brian HoldenFormat: UnabridgedLength: 2 hrs and 55 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 12-22-17Publisher: Steve LooknerRating ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: This is My StoryAuthor: D.V. HumphreyNarrator: D.V. HumphreyFormat: UnabridgedLength: 2 hrs and 39 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 12-20-17Publisher: D.V. HumphreyRatings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votesGenres: Bios & Memoirs, Personal MemoirsPublisher's Sum ...…
 
The Night Language (Rare Bird Books) The Night Language tells the story of a young man, Prince Alamayou of Abyssinia (present day Ethiopia), who is taken from his home and the Abyssinian war to the court of Queen Victoria—a world he knows nothing about. With him is Philip Layard, a young apprentice to one of the doctors on the battlefield in Ab ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Triple TakeAuthor: Y. Blak MooreNarrator: Mark Damon JohnsonFormat: UnabridgedLength: 8 hrs and 22 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 12-05-17Publisher: Recorded BooksGenres: Mysteries & Thrillers, PsychologicalPublisher's Summary:Y. Blak Moore is an up ...…
 
Not In Our House co-found Laura T. Fisher talks about the origin of the groundbreaking organization and how you can bring more mindful work spaces to your theatre community or creative environment.Chicago Reader Article "At Profiles Theatre, The Drama - And Abuse - Is Real" https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/profiles-theatre-theater-abuse-in ...…
 
How to Get into Our House and Where We Keep the Money (Four Way Books) In this collection’s tour-de-force title story, Ethan, a marketing manager for consumer-goods brands, finds himself in a bizarre standoff with his wife, new boss, and daughter’s swim teacher over the sudden presence in his life of Scudder, Ethan’s graffiti-artist nephew. Bef ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Al Capone's Beer WarsSubtitle: A Complete History of Organized Crime in Chicago During ProhibitionAuthor: John J. BinderNarrator: David ColacciFormat: UnabridgedLength: 11 hrs and 8 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 11-21-17Publisher: Tantor AudioRatin ...…
 
Eric Kallenborn is a recognized expert in the field of graphic novels. Hailing from Chicago, his passion for visual storytelling on the page has led him into teaching a course dedicated to comics and graphic novels. We talk about this and how he uses this unique form of storytelling to engage reluctant readers, enhance visual literacy, plus its ...…
 
Today in Episode 260 Andy Weir drops by again to talk about his new book Artemis. Andy was our guest in Episode 50, so we had a lot to catch up on. Today we talk about following up the phenomenal success of The Martian, writing an almost complete novel before abandoning it, creating characters and worlds, plotting the perfect heist, what's next ...…
 
How and Why You Should Create Style Guides for Your Blog In today’s episode, I talk about style guides for blogs – why they’re important, and what elements you should include in yours. Links and Resources for How to Create a Style Guide for Your Blog AP Stylebook The Chicago Manual of Style Virtual Tickets Facebook group Further Reading and Lis ...…
 
How and Why You Should Create Style Guides for Your Blog In today’s episode, I talk about style guides for blogs – why they’re important, and what elements you should include in yours. Links and Resources for How to Create a Style Guide for Your Blog AP Stylebook The Chicago Manual of Style Virtual Tickets Facebook group Further Reading and Lis ...…
 
Bill talks to author and film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum about some of his many endeavors in film culture, including books like MOVING PLACES and MOVIE WARS, his tenure as principal film reviewer at the Chicago Reader, and his involvement in multiple Orson Welles-related projects, ranging from THIS IS ORSON WELLES to THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND. ...…
 
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