Best chicago reader podcasts we could find (Updated July 2017)
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Ben Joravsky Interviews: Inside Chicago Government
 
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.
 
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Paper Machete WBEZ
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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 ...
 
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Sharp Darts Radio
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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.
 
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Post No Bills podcast
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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.
 
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The Unexplained World
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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.
 
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Full Disclosure: Sex, Culture, and Comedy
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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.
 
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Arguments & Grievances
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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 ...
 
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Prickly Pair Podcast
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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
 
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Popular History of the Art of Music, A by MATHEWS, W. S. B.
 
Preface by W.S.B. Mathews: I have here endeavored to provide a readable account of the entire history of the art of music, within the compass of a single small volume, and to treat the luxuriant and many-sided later development with the particularity proportionate to its importance, and the greater interest appertaining to it from its proximity to the times of the reader. The range of the work can be most easily estimated from the Table of Contents (pages 5-10). It will be seen that I have a ...
 
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Miss Civilization by DAVIS, Richard Harding
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Miss Civilization, a one act comedy, tells the story of a young woman who matches wits with three burglars attempting to rob her house. This recording was made in Chicago at the LibriVox World Gathering in May 2007. Cast: Kristin Hughes Betsie Bush Julian Jamison
 
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Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters
 
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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Shame That Tune
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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 ...
 
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Tom Sawyer Tuesday with Nathan Minnehan
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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 the founder of WalknTalk, and has been featured in articles in Study Abroad magazine, Time Out Chicago, DNAinfo.com, the Huffington Post, and named in the Chicago Reader as a man "dressed as if he just stepped off a ship carved from a tree trunk, b ...
 
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(An excerpt from “The Strangest Secret Library” – available on Amazon.) Art of Mental Pictures – Magic of Believing Once when I was in the investment banking business. Bob, a young salesman, came into my office for advice. “I wish you would tell me how I can overcome my fear of Mr. Smith. I know I can sell him if I can just get in to see him an ...…
 
(An excerpt from “The Strangest Secret Library” – available on Amazon.) Art of Mental Pictures – Magic of Believing Once when I was in the investment banking business. Bob, a young salesman, came into my office for advice. “I wish you would tell me how I can overcome my fear of Mr. Smith. I know I can sell him if I can just get in to see him an ...…
 
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David Feldman Show
 
Howie Klein, Professor Corey Brettschneider and Dr. Jay Sutay. Marc Maron stars in the new critically acclaimed Netflix series "Glow." Randy "Iron Stache" Bryce is running for Wisconsin's first congressional district intent on defeating Speaker Paul Ryan. Howie Klein on Randy Bryce and the fight for Medicare For All. Professor Corey Brettschnei ...…
 
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Town Hall Seattle Science Series
 
Eugenia Cheng is Scientist in Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an Honorary Fellow of the University of Sheffield. As one of few women in her field, Cheng aims to reach a wide audience about all things math and dispel the phobia that many people feel regarding the subject. Her popular Youtube videos explaining a variet ...…
 
Mike Stephen talks with Chicago Tribune reporter Josh Noel about local beers to take you through the summer, the best macro beers in America, and his upcoming book on Goose Island Brewery selling to Anheuser Busch; checks in with Localpalooza organizer Mike Vogus about a cool music festival benefiting The Patrick Grange Memorial Foundation for ...…
 
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Podcasts - SWI swissinfo.ch
 
American writer Chantal Panozzo lived in Switzerland for almost ten years – long enough to fill a book with nearly 100 travel tips.In 99.9 Ways To Travel Switzerland Like a Local, Panozzo focuses on attractions and activities that might go unexplored by the average visitor.​​​​​​​Panozzo’s inspiration came partly from two bus tours that she too ...…
 
Former Chicago City Council member Edwin Eisendrath leads the investment group that purchased the Chicago Sun-Times along with a coalition of labor unions Thursday. Eisendrath spoke with Morning Shift host Jenn White about why he wanted to buy the newspaper and what readers and Sun-Times staff can expect in the coming months and years.…
 
The column struck a nerve among readers, who took on issues of class and mobility in the United States. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/13/opinion/its-not-the-fault-of-the-sandwich-shop-readers-debate-david-brookss-column.html SB in New York GT in Washington Mcarrca in San Francisco Chris in Virginia Crossroads in West Lafayette, Ind. JustThink ...…
 
Nathan Albert stood with friends along the Chicago Pride Parade route, bearing signs of apology on behalf of Christians who had failed to represent Christ's love to the LGBTQ community. Little did he know that millions around the world would soon see him captured in an iconic photograph hugging a man in his underwear (photo: http://goo.gl/jQZXq ...…
 
An alumnus of the Chicago Public Schools, Concordia University Chicago, The University of Chicago, Northwestern University, University of Illinois at Chicago and Loyala University Chicago, Pete makes for a very unusual police officer. But his range and depth of perspectives from academia, the US Army, and the Chicago Police Department make him ...…
 
An alumnus of the Chicago Public Schools, Concordia University Chicago, The University of Chicago, Northwestern University, University of Illinois at Chicago and Loyala University Chicago, Pete makes for a very unusual police officer. But his range and depth of perspectives from academia, the US Army, and the Chicago Police Department make him ...…
 
An alumnus of the Chicago Public Schools, Concordia University Chicago, The University of Chicago, Northwestern University, University of Illinois at Chicago and Loyala University Chicago, Pete makes for a very unusual police officer. But his range and depth of perspectives from academia, the US Army, and the Chicago Police Department make him ...…
 
(An excerpt from The Strangest Secret Library available on Amazon) The Brain – Thought Broadcasting and Receiving Station The Twelfth Step toward Riches MORE than twenty years ago, the author, working in conjunction with the late Dr. Alexander Graham Bell, and Dr. Elmer R. Gates, observed that every human brain is both a broadcasting and receiv ...…
 
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Butterflies of Wisdom
 
Butterflies of Wisdom is a podcast where we want to share your story. We want to share your knowledge if you have a small business if you are an author or a Doctor, or whatever you are. With a disability or not, we want to share your story to inspire others. To learn more about Butterflies of Wisdom visithttp://butterfliesofwisdom.weebly.com/ B ...…
 
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Ben Joravsky Interviews: Inside Chicago Government
 
The impact on Reader staff of Wrapports' proposed sale; the attrition of Chicago newspapers; and which newspapers have provided an independent voice. Length 10 minutes.By dave@chigov.com (Inside Chicago Government).
 
Authors on the Air host Pam Stack welcomes Gamut Magazine founder and publisher Richard Thomas, who is also an award-winning author. Richard Thomas is the award-winning author of seven books: three novels—Disintegration and Breaker (Random House Alibi), and Transubstantiate (Otherworld Publications); three short story collections—Staring Into t ...…
 
In 1971 high school student Juliane Koepcke fell two miles into the Peruvian rain forest when her airliner broke up in a thunderstorm. Miraculously, she survived the fall, but her ordeal was just beginning. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll describe Juliane's arduous trek through the jungle in search of civilization an ...…
 
In 1971 high school student Juliane Koepcke fell two miles into the Peruvian rain forest when her airliner broke up in a thunderstorm. Miraculously, she survived the fall, but her ordeal was just beginning. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll describe Juliane's arduous trek through the jungle in search of civilization an ...…
 
Some of Chicago's outstanding restaurants throughout Chicago will be highlighted in a special promotional program initiated by Bean Soup Times Publisher Toure Muhammad called "Black Chicago Eats." Bean Soup Times is an online publication that informs, promotes and entertains readers with news and views of important people and events. Toure Muha ...…
 
Today, the Kicking the Seat Podcast touches the monolith with Cole Rush of Cole Tries New Things! Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey is an undeniably important film, but does the forty-nine-year-old classic transcend the generational divide between Gen-X and Millennial? And does this divide really even exist in the context of movies? Ian a ...…
 
Daniels Trading commodity futures broker Craig Turner goes over wheat, corn, soybeans and lean hogs. We explain why we thing the damage is done in the HRS wheat crop and what it also means for the KC vs Chicago wheat spread. We then go into why corn is rallying but the spreads are weaker, how to play soybeans on a break out, and why we think th ...…
 
Beauts, meet Linda Seabrook. Linda is a multitasking momma/grandmomma/stepmomma and blogger, writer, and builder. I met Linda through church and she is a pure delight! We chatted about her journey with writing, her love of ministry, and her upcoming trip to Israel (we recorded this a bit ago so maybe I need to have her on again to talk all abou ...…
 
RL Stephens is an organizer in Chicago, founding editor of Orchestrated Pulse, and the A. Philip Randolph Fellow at Jacobin. His essay The Birthmark of Damnation: Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Black Body was published in May at Viewpoint Magazine and is the topic for this week’s Zero Books podcast. It’s Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 and I’m Douglas Lain ...…
 
RL Stephens is an organizer in Chicago, founding editor of Orchestrated Pulse, and the A. Philip Randolph Fellow at Jacobin. His essay The Birthmark of Damnation: Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Black Body was published in May at Viewpoint Magazine and is the topic for this week’s Zero Books podcast. It’s Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 and I’m Douglas Lain ...…
 
RL Stephens is an organizer in Chicago, founding editor of Orchestrated Pulse, and the A. Philip Randolph Fellow at Jacobin. His essay The Birthmark of Damnation: Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Black Body was published in May at Viewpoint Magazine and is the topic for this week’s Zero Books podcast. It’s Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 and I’m Douglas Lain ...…
 
“Things Happen Around Wells” (John 4) is a sermon preached by Rev. Dr. Shively Smith at Foundry United Methodist Church on Sunday, July 2, 2017. A PDF version of the manuscript is available on Foundry's website here. The sermon explores the encounter between the Samaritan Woman and Jesus around the well as a moment that resets social convention ...…
 
Graphic Novels (4:05)Who would have thought it possible that reading simple comic books – Spiderman and Superman, you name it – could help a teenager become a better reader and develop a love for even more demanding literature! High School English teacher, Ronell Whitaker, has done this very thing in his classroom. He uses comics and graphic no ...…
 
My name is Matthew Broussard. I draw these drawings http://mondaypunday.com I also do stand up comedy. Check out my set on Conan or my Comedy Central Half Hour. "Derek Sheen is a goddamn delight. So smart and funny it makes me mad. Tiny Idiot? More like Giant Genius"-Brian Posehn "Derek Sheen has the uncanny ability to take mundane events and t ...…
 
My name is Matthew Broussard. I draw these drawings http://mondaypunday.com I also do stand up comedy. Check out my set on Conan or my Comedy Central Half Hour. "Derek Sheen is a goddamn delight. So smart and funny it makes me mad. Tiny Idiot? More like Giant Genius"-Brian Posehn "Derek Sheen has the uncanny ability to take mundane events and t ...…
 
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Podcast | Mark Dawson's Self Publishing Formula
 
What happens when you combine one train, four authors and a 19 hour trip from Chicago to New Orleans? Writer J. Thorn talks about the highs, the lows and results of his own experiences of effective author collaboration. This week’s key highlights: How J wrote his way to finding the genre that’s right for him How the idea for the author collabor ...…
 
For reasons that have never been entirely clear to me, I went through much of my life completely oblivious of certain very important icons of American culture. For example, if you were to ask 100 Americans at random to name the best movie of all time, it’s a safe bet that a sizable percentage would say, “Citizen Kane,” Orson Welles’s 1941 maste ...…
 
Author(Photo: Chicago Convention 1860)http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/scheduleshttp://johnbatchelorshow.com/blogTwitter: @BatchelorShowTo Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party by Heather Cox Richardson. PART 1 of 2.ReviewSean Wilentz, author of The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln“At i ...…
 
Author(Photo: Chicago Convention 1860)http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contacthttp://JohnBatchelorShow.com/scheduleshttp://johnbatchelorshow.com/blogTwitter: @BatchelorShowTo Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party by Heather Cox Richardson. PART 1 of 2.ReviewSean Wilentz, author of The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln“At i ...…
 
This week there are buskers on BART, terribly misguided lesbians in Chicago, an Israeli NASCAR driver and a non-Jewish Israeli drafted into the NBA. How will Rosen and Goldbrener process all of this? Will it require a short discussion of Hugh Everett’s many-worlds interpretation of quantum physics? Maybe. Will Goldbrener get riled? Yes. Will Ro ...…
 
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch writes in almost every genre. Under her real name (Rusch), she publishes bestselling science fiction and fantasy (including the Fey series, the Retrieval Artist series and the Diving series), award-winning mysteries, acclaimed mainstream fiction, controversial nonfiction, an ...…
 
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WGN - The Nocturnal Journal with Dave Hoekstra Podcast
 
Dave Hoekstra is joined by authors Pat Colander and Jack Clark for a conversation on writing and storytelling, and how both are shaped by the city of Chicago. Colander discusses her book, Hugh Hefner’s First Funeral, and Other True Tales of Love and Death in Chicago, which spans some of the offbeat stories she came across during her career writ ...…
 
This week on The Chicago Bears Review!!! When doing the division previews we go from worst to first and we'll be starting our NFC South Preview with a team that went from first to worst in 2015's NFC Champ the Carolina Panthers!! Was 2016 just a fluke? Or was 2015 the anomaly? Brian Beversluis from SB Nation's Cat Scratch Reader joins on the 1s ...…
 
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The Good Financial Cents Podcast | Investing, Building Wealth, Financial Freedom
 
Ready for a challenge? Sign up for my Make 1k Blogging email challenge. It's a free 10 email series that's main goal is to help you get your blog setup and make your first $1,000 blogging. Sign up only if you want to make some extra money. “Can you reallymake money blogging?” If I received a dollar each time someone asked this simple question, ...…
 
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The Good Financial Cents Podcast | Investing, Building Wealth, Financial Freedom
 
Ready for a challenge? Sign up for my Make 1k Blogging email challenge. It's a free 10 email series that's main goal is to help you get your blog setup and make your first $1,000 blogging. Sign up only if you want to make some extra money. “Can you reallymake money blogging?” If I received a dollar each time someone asked this simple question, ...…
 
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Podcast | Mark Dawson's Self Publishing Formula
 
Author Suzy K. Quinn has travelled a similar road to Mark Dawson’s – going from being a traditionally published writer to becoming an independent author with more control over her books and marketing. Not to mention a larger slice of the financial pie. This week’s key highlights: How Suzy’s writing career began and evolved Suzy’s foresight writ ...…
 
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Manitoba Business Podcast
 
hbspt.cta.load(2475581, '034e0f4c-6a0f-47a7-9937-998eea96779d', {}); David Noël-Romas: Welcome to the Manitoba Business Podcast, featuring interviews with business leaders and entrepreneurs based right here in Manitoba. I’m David Noël-Romas. This episode is brought to you by my small business, Black Chair Consulting. We use social media to help ...…
 
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