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Host Elysabeth Alfano dishes and drinks with celebs on The Celebrity Dinner Party. What funny stories and inspirational insights do celebs and influencers have to share from their road to success? Over food and drink the unscripted conversation flow, as Alfano sits down with some of the most prominent chefs, actors, directors, musicians, comedians, politicians and sports figures to find out! Live streaming and filmed in front of an audience and viwers that shares in the food and conversation ...
 
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University of Texas at Austin School Of Law Charles Alan Wright Chair in Federal Courts Stephen I. Vladeck joins Legal Face-Off to discuss the latest news with Texas’ law banning abortion. Kilmer, Lane & Newman Partner Mari Newman discusses the latest developments in case involving the 2019 death of Elijah McClain. Kogut & Wilson Partner Stephanie …
 
The Mincing Rascals are John Williams of WGN Radio, Eric Zorn of The Picayune Sentinel, Lisa Donovan of Chicago Tribune and Austin Berg of Illinois Policy Institute. The Rascals talk about the failure of the recall of California Governor Gavin Newsom. And the group goes on to discuss the non-believers of COVID who ultimately lost their lives to it,…
 
Kelly welcomes Linnea Gandhi back to the podcast to talk about the work she did as “Chief of Staff” for the new book “Noise,” by Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony and Cass Sunstein. Enter a special discount code, YESAND75 for $75 off when you enroll in the program! https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3874057/Linnea_Gandhi_-_Noise__2021-09-09-204757.64km…
 
The Chicago Way w/John Kass (09/13/2021): During the COVID-19 pandemic, John Kass & Jeff Carlin continue to podcast socially distanced from secure locations. This week, Chicago Bear’s legend & NFL Hall-of-Famer Ed O’Bradovich talks about how he prepares for the best pre-game & post-game coverage on the radio, seeing a competitor not get up after a …
 
Steve Dale speaks with Search and Rescue Dog handler Chris Selfridge about his experience during 9/11 as his Golden Retriever, Riley, was right by his side throughout everything. Chris explains how Riley, and other search and rescue dogs, assisted the first-responders in many ways including becoming support animals to an extent. https://serve.castf…
 
Robert Eden is the winemaker and co-owner of Chateau Maris and considered to be the grandfather of the biodynamic movement in the Languedoc. His journey has taken him from England to Australia to the South of France. Join the Barrel to Bottle crew as we sample some of his wines and learn about his commitment to biodynamics. If you have a question f…
 
food box of fresh produce delivered by Dion’s Chicago Dream Dion Dawson founder of “Dion’s Chicago Dream” joins Dane Neal on WGN radio. Hear as Dion talk about the inspiration for his efforts, the work they are doing now and hoping to do soon by bringing more food to more people and places facing challenges in the Chicago area. Listen as Dion talks…
 
This week, Paul goes behind the curtain with two new theatrical productions about to open in the area. First, the world premiere adaptation drama “Thirteen Days,” based on the book by Robert F. Kennedy. It addresses the Cuban Missile Crisis from the perspective of the players involved. It was a time when the world held its breath wondering if the U…
 
University of Texas at Austin School Of Law Charles Alan Wright Chair in Federal Courts Stephen I. Vladeck joins Legal Face-Off to discuss the latest news with Texas’ law banning abortion. Kilmer, Lane & Newman Partner Mari Newman discusses the latest developments in case involving the 2019 death of Elijah McClain. Kogut & Wilson Partner Stephanie …
 
The Mincing Rascals are John Williams of WGN Radio, Eric Zorn, founder of upcoming newsletter, The Picayune Sentinel, Heather Cherone of WTTW, Brandon Pope of WCIU and Austin Berg of Illinois Policy Institute. They talk about the visiting four-year-old who was shot and killed by a stray bullet, after which Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown …
 
Kelly connects with NYU professor Jay J. Van Bavel to talk about his new book The Power of Us: Harnessing Our Shared Identities to Improve Performance, Increase Cooperation and Promote Social Harmony. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3873062/Getting_to_Yes_And_Jay_J_Van_Bavel_-_The_Power_of_Us__2021-09-07-171202.64kmono.mp3…
 
The Chicago Way w/John Kass (09/06/2021): During the COVID-19 pandemic, John Kass & Jeff Carlin continue to podcast socially distanced from secure locations. This week, Mike Houlihan -who the Chicago Tribune once called the ‘most Irish of Chicagoans’ -is here to talk about being honored as the 2020 & 2021 Emerald Society Irishman of the Year and sh…
 
Longtime and Legendary Food Critic for the Chicago Tribune, Phil Vettel joins Dane Neal “On The Road”. Hear as Phil shares the food, friends memories and magic of his recent tribute dinner at Piccolo Sogno. Chefs including Paul Kahan, Mindy Segal, Martial Noguier, Tony Priolo, Eric Williams and many more collaborated and celebrated a career bringin…
 
Chef Rick Bayless joins Dane Neal to share excitement for this year’s Chicago Gourmet and his signature event “Tacos and Tequila” coming up! Listen as Chef Bayless fills us in on his deep connections with Chicago and through the years helping to make it a world class dining destination. Chef Bayless talks about great new things happening for fans a…
 
NASCAR driver AJ Allmendinger NASCAR Driver A.J. Allmendinger and Andy Kuntz CEO of Andy’s Frozen Custard join Dane Neal “On The Road”. Hear as AJ talks about the team at Kaulig Racing and the success so far just six years in. Hear as AJ shares the importance of sponsors and the great fit with Andy’s as a “Family” and also fans of the sport. Andy f…
 
The most decorated female wrestler in U.S History, Adeline Gray joins Dane Neal “On The Road”. Hear as Adeline talks about creating her own path in wrestling, becoming a role model along the way and helping to inspire more girls to choose to enter the sport. Listen as Adeline shares the excitement and satisfaction of bringing home an Olympic Silver…
 
Steve Dale speaks with Dr. Allison Arwady, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, about the city now offering Visa Gift Cards to people who get vaccinated. She also address various rumors and myths that surround COVID-19 and the vaccine. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3872683/3872683_2021-09-05-205123.64kmono.mp3…
 
Steve Dale speaks with Ald. Nicholas Sposato of the 38th Ward and Chaplain Robert Montelongo about the many issues the Chicago Police Department are facing. Ald. Sposato and Chaplain Montelongo touch on the low numbers of people signing up to take the test and the increasing number of suicides amongst officers; the members of the community that are…
 
Steve Dale speaks with Elizabeth French, Mother of late Chicago police officer Ella French, as she thanks everyone for donating to various animal shelters in Ella’s honor. Elizabeth shares an update as to how she’s been handling he loss of Ella, touches on some of the changes she’d like to see in the city, and more. https://serve.castfire.com/audio…
 
Steve Dale speaks with VP of Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness Organization, Vallie Szymanski, about dogs that are able to detect Ovarian Cancer, COVID-19, and other illnesses as well. Vallie shares details about the research that has been going into this, including the results that are showing most dogs are able to detect these illnesses when they …
 
Chicago Cubs National Anthem singer John Vincent joins guest host Dane Neal to talk about the challenge singing the National Anthem, how he approaches singing the anthem, singing with the Northwestern Band on 9/11, how many different artists he tries to emulate, if he’s surprised where singing has taken him and the amazing opportunities he’s had to…
 
Celebrity chef, author, restaurateur, educator, television and podcast personality Rick Bayless joins guest host Dane Neal to talk about his connection with Chicago dining, his role in making Chicago a world-class dining destination, his effort to help local agriculture become much more dynamic, the diversity of Chicago’s culinary scene, and the up…
 
Rye Whiskey, it’s a category that is a mystery to a lot of people. “Spicy” is the main descriptor most people have for rye, but there are also sweet ryes and fruity ryes. Join the Barrel to Bottle crew as they blind taste six ryes that run the gamut. If you have a question for the Barrel to Bottle Crew, email us at comments@binnys.com, or reach out…
 
This week, Paul goes behind the curtain with Lucie Arnaz the actress/singer/dancer daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Who knew that Lucille Ball hosted a radio interview show back in 1964 – 66 which aired on the CBS Network. What an historical archive of interviews with Hollywood heavyweights including: Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin,…
 
The Mincing Rascals are John Williams of WGN Radio, Eric Zorn and Kristen McQueary formerly of Chicago Tribune and Jon Hansen of Block Club Chicago. They begin by discussing a judge’s order barring a mother from visiting her 11-year-old because she is not vaccinated. Then, the Rascals weigh the cases worth pursuing by Chicago police, like a Chicago…
 
Kelly connects with authors Robert Pozen and Alexandra Samuel about their new book, Remote Work: How to Thrive at Work…Wherever You Are. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3870647/Getting_to_Yes_And_Robert_Pozen_Alexandra_Samuel_-_Remote_Work__2021-08-30-184247.64kmono.mp3By WGN Plus
 
The Chicago Way w/John Kass (08/31/2021): During the COVID-19 pandemic, John Kass & Jeff Carlin continue to podcast socially distanced from secure locations. This week, Kristen McQueary returns to the podcast to talk about what she’s been up to since leaving her Chicago Tribune post as editor of the editorial page. Plus, Kasso has an unverified bee…
 
James S. Murray of the Impractical Jokers joins Dane Neal “On The Road”. Hear as Murr shares anticipation for his new book Stowaway and why this one featuring a serial killer on a cruise ship is a another definite must read. Hear as Murr talks about the process of becoming an international best selling author and latest projects in the works and in…
 
BaAM Productions President Annemarie Roe joins Dane Neal on WGN Radio to share the behind the scenes backstory of the concept and creation of the recent MLB “Field of Dreams” game. Hear as Annemarie shares the process of the project and excitement for what was the most challenging, rewarding and potentially enduring event to date for BaAM. “I can s…
 
In this 275th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano explains how the recent “Jeopardy!” host selection fiasco could have been averted with a little common sense. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3869648/3869648_2021-08-26-212148.64kmono.mp3By WGN Plus
 
A few weeks ago, Binny’s wine manager Emily joined us for a junk food and wine pairing. When Binny’s Wine Director Barb Hermann heard about that episode, she wanted in on the action. Barb is fundamentally a red wine drinker, especially when she’s sitting down with food. But very often, white wine is the standard recommendation for her favorite Thai…
 
This week, Paul goes behind the curtain with Anthony Michael Hall (Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, Weird Science and now, The Class) to talk about his new film just filmed in the Chicago area called The Class, where Anthony, once the geeky nerd student who drove the teachers and principals crazy, is now that principal dealing with a new generation…
 
The Mincing Rascals are John Williams of WGN Radio, Eric Zorn, formerly of Chicago Tribune, Lisa Donovan of Chicago Tribune, Austin Berg of Illinois Policy Institute and Brandon Pope of WCIU. The Rascals begin by introducing details for this year’s Thomas Jefferson show, taking place Oct 30 at Tivoli Theater. Then, they talk about the cameras IDOT …
 
Northern Illinois University College of Law Dean Cassandra Hill joins alum Rich and Christina to discuss law school student debt. ACLU of Illinois Staff Attorney Rachel Murphy discusses civil liberty implications of highway cameras. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Senior Trial Attorney Katherine Christy discusses her victory against Hobby L…
 
Northern Illinois University College of Law Dean Cassandra Hill joins alum Rich and Christina to discuss law school student debt. ACLU of Illinois Staff Attorney Rachel Murphy discusses civil liberty implications of highway cameras. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Senior Trial Attorney Katherine Christy discusses her victory against Hobby L…
 
The Chicago Way w/John Kass (08/23/2021): During the COVID-19 pandemic, John Kass & Jeff Carlin continue to podcast socially distanced from secure locations. This week, John & Jeff look at what President Joe Biden can do to deflect from the failures in Afghanistan, how Mayor Lori Lightfoot can run for re-election in Chicago, and where do Arne Dunca…
 
In this 274th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano hears the birthdates of others in a hospital waiting room and is surprised by their ages — “I’m older than HIM??” https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3868115/3868115_2021-08-23-124015.64kmono.mp3By WGN Plus
 
Acclaimed Chef and Chicago’s youngest with a Michelin Star, Donald Young joins Dane Neal “On The Road”. Hear as Chef Young talks about the excitement around his latest restaurant Venteux, the buzz about his delicious dishes elevating classics and his vision for the spot in the iconic Carbide and Carbon building. Listen as Chef Young fills us in on …
 
Visiting rabbits is apparently therapeutic according to Barbara “BB” Burdick of Cuddle Bunny, who comes into the studio to deliver some bunnies and talk about the business. Located at 2901 North Clark Street in Lakeview, Cuddle Bunny was originally meant to help college students de-stress from school, but has quickly grown to help soothe a wide ran…
 
Since the release of the 2002 movie, “Catch Me If You Can,” the life of Frank Abagnale Jr. has gained plenty of notoriety. However, it has been revealed that the movie stretched the truth about the exploits of the famed fraudster. Author, Alan Logan calls in to elaborate on some of these exaggerations on air while the rest can be found in his book,…
 
Steve Dale speaks with Dr. Richard Novak, head of the Division of Infectious Diseases at UI Health, about the recommended booster for the COVID-19 vaccine given the rise of the Delta variant. Later, they address the funding of global vaccination and how businesses are mandating vaccination cards upon entry. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3868027/…
 
The President of Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group, Grant DePorter, discusses the state of the Harry Caray restaurants as they look for workers to fill in positions left open due to the lockdown. In addition, DePorter celebrates Dutchie Caray’s 92nd birthday with host, Steve Dale. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3868024/3868024_2021-08-22-211224.64km…
 
In the aftermath of Officer Ella French’s murder, a petition has been made to rename Chicago Animal Care and Control in her honor. Lieutenant John Garrido calls in to voice his support of this petition as well as address ways the public can support the police. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3868023/3868023_2021-08-22-213723.64kmono.mp3 Ella Frenc…
 
Racing Radio legend Doug Rice of PRN and SiriusXM joins Dane Neal “On The Road”. Hear as Doug talks about multi series support of fans and drivers and events that bring NASCAR and IndyCar together. Listen as Doug talks about the talent and racing resurgence of Kyle Larson and how he and Hendrick Motorsports have joined forces to be the best and cha…
 
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