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Outside the Loop RADIO is Chicago's Almost Above-Ground Audio Magazine. Founded as a podcast in September 2006 and picked up for broadcast by Chicago Sound Alliance WLUW 88.7-FM in March 2007, "OTL" now airs on Chicago's Very Own 50,000-watt heritage powerhouse station WGN Radio 720-AM. Storyteller and urbanologist Mike Stephen hosts this weekly program featuring fun segments and interviews with local newsmakers, artists, musicians, and others doing cool stuff around the greater Chicago area ...
 
Todd Nief is the owner of downtown Chicago's #1 CrossFit gym and the coach to multiple CrossFit Games athletes. He has been featured by Men's Fitness, WGN Radio, and NBC Chicago among others. His background in chemical engineering and as a musician in multiple death metal bands gives him a unique lens with which to unpack the models that people use to solve problems in complex areas like fitness, business, nutrition, music, economics and psychology.
 
The vision of WGN is to speak with the movers and shakers of the Charlotte community who are grinding and working hard to achieve their dreams. This first season will consist of 8 episodes that highlight individuals thriving in entrepreneurship, culture, sports journalism, music, fashion, community service, and politics in the QC. This will be the first of many. Make sure to follow @WhoGotNext_CLT on IG and stay in the loop. #WhoGotNext
 
The Yummie Nation Network podcast covers the latest food and food media trends, culinary events, interviews with celebrity chefs, cookbook authors, guest bloggers, and experts in all things food and business. Hosted by national culinary radio personality, Dane Neal of WGN Radio and YN Founder/CMO & food media expert Beth Peterson with contributing host YN Founder / Editor-in-Chief, veteran food writer, Jenn Campus.
 
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WGN-TV meteorologist Demetrius Ivory joins John Williams to describe the type of cold we expect this winter. He explains what the NOAA forecast of warmer, drier weather can indicate about winter weather. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3790168/WGN-TV_Meteorologist_Demetrius_Ivory_I_don_t_want_to_give_people_the_idea_that_a_warmer_Winter_means_it_s…
 
A WGN Radio tradition: Culled from a vintage conversation recorded in 1982, the late WGN radio legend Eddie Schwartz is joined by late Chicago Ghost Hunter Richard Crowe to talk about Resurrection Mary, Archer Avenue and other ghostly stories around Chicago. What is your favorite Chicago ghost story? https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3789977/3789977…
 
Vanderbilt Law Professor and former Scalia clerk Brian Fitzpatrick discusses takeaways from this week’s Judge Barrett confirmation hearings. Election Law attorney Mario Nicolais discusses whether Judge Barrett should recuse herself from a Trump election case. University of Baltimore School of Law Professor Kim Wehle and Arizona Democratic Party Vot…
 
WGN Radio’s Mark Carman along with former Bears Dan Hampton, Ed O’Bradovich and Glen Kozlowski react to the Bears win over the Carolina Panthers and take your calls as the team improves to 5-1. You’ll also hear from WGN Radio’s Bears insider, Adam Hoge as he gives you the latest from Halas Hall. Next stop, a matchup against Jared Goff and the LA Ra…
 
Following the Bears 5-1 start, there are still calls for Mitch Trubisky. Could the Bears still get him involved somehow? What song would we use to describe the 2020 Bears? Adam Hoge and Adam Jahns are joined by Kevin Fishbain for their weekly big picture look at the Chicago Bears, this time with YOUR questions from social media. Access The Athletic…
 
Indy 500 winning team owners Bobby Rahal and Mike Lanigan join Dane Neal live from the Hazel Crest headquarters of MiJack. Hear as Bobby and Mike talk about the excitement around bringing the winning car, driver and iconic trophy to Chicago to share with fans. Listen as Mike fills us in on the satisfaction of being at the top of the racing world an…
 
Oscar winning producer, creator and author Glen Zipper joins Dane Neal to share the acclaimed and hit series “Dogs” as well as new series “Challenger, Final Flight”. Hear as we talk about our love and connection to Dogs, the universal, global ways they are highlighted in the hit Netflix Series and Glen’s process of choosing projects. https://serve.…
 
Chicago Architecture Center Director of Communications and Public Affairs Dan O’Connell joins John Williams to describe the purposes of the Moderna COVID vaccine trials, and how he’s been since he took his first and second doses of the vaccine or the placebo (he doesn’t know which he’s been given). Then, Dan describes the 2020 version of Open House…
 
La Grange Park School District 102 students will be given rapid non-diagnostic COVID-19 saliva tests. Stritch School of Medicine Microbiology and Immunology Professor Dr. Edward Campbell is running the testing program and he joins John Williams to explain the test and how it works. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3790390/Dr_Edward_Campbell_adminis…
 
Former Assistant US Attorney in the trial of the Chicago 7, Dick Schultz, joins John Williams to compare and contrast the events of the trial, the riots during the 1968 Chicago Democratic National Convention, and the way it was depicted in the Netflix adaptation of the events in “The Trial of the Chicago 7.” https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3790385…
 
Kelly connects with film and television director Ken Kwapis (“The Office,” “The Bernie Mac Show”) about his new book, But What I Really Want To Do Is Direct. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3789703/Getting_to_Yes_And_Ken_Kwapis_-_Directing_and_Leading__2020-10-15-193103.64kmono.mp3By WGN Plus
 
State Senator Jim Oberweis joins John Williams to back up his campaign ad’s depiction of Congresswoman Lauren Underwood standing for looting and rioting. That’s even after the Chicago Sun-Times graded the ad “false,” on the grounds of having been the ones to interview Congresswoman Underwood themselves. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3790176/Stat…
 
Chicago police officer Eric Wolforth joins John Williams to talk about the journey a stack of love letters from the World War II era took him on after he found them abandoned in an alleyway. Then, he shares what happened after he searched for the family of the couple who wrote the letters. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3790172/The_1940s_love_let…
 
John asked you to chime in on the show with how your parenting experience has been with students in hybrid or remote learning. And, one teacher joins the show to describe her experience teaching band through a computer screen. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3790167/Parents_and_a_teacher_catch_us_up_on_how_the_school_year_has_been_so_far_2020-10-1…
 
In this 230th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano commemorates the 80th anniversary of John Lennon’s birth on October 9, 1940, and shares why Lennon remains one of Jim’ s strongest influences. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3789727/3789727_2020-10-15-210527.64kmono.mp3By WGN Plus
 
John Nerst, in some sort of bizarre ascetic practice, enjoys studying people disagreeing online. While online discourse is a cesspool of bad intentions, bad faith, and, of course, bad arguments, John is able to divine some deep insights about the fundamental nature of human disagreement. In this interview, we discuss how the abstractions we use let…
 
The Bears are 5-1! But can they make a real run at a title with an offensive line playing like this? What else needs to change offensively? How good does it feel to hear Nick Foles fired up? And is this defense good enough to carry the load? Adam Hoge and Adam Jahns react to the week 6 win over the Panthers as they look around the division and ahea…
 
Steve Dale speaks with Lucille Ball’s secretary Wanda Clark about her fairy-tale experience of working for Lucille over the years. Wanda also shares some hidden gems, including when TV shows began to use laugh tracks, they were in fact using the laughter from I Love Lucy; Lucy’s determination to communicate with her fans and how seriously she handl…
 
Vanity Fair has ranked the biggest B-words on TV ever and Alison Arngrim aka Nellie Oleson from Little House on the Prairie came in at #1. Steve Dale speaks with Alison about this title; the transition from doing in-person events to virtual events; and more. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3790034/3790034_2020-10-18-194934.64kmono.mp3…
 
Dean Richards and the morning crew nerd out about old tape machines after producer Ryan bought a “new” reel to reel tape machine. Doctor Kevin Most is the Chief Medical Officer at Northwestern Central DuPage Hospital. He joins Dean Richards’ Sunday Morning to discuss the latest COVID-19 news and answer your questions. Dr. Most also talks about the …
 
Mike Stephen learns about Injustice Watch's judicial election guide with Emily Hoerner, discusses the push to create fair ward boundaries in Chicago with CHANGE Illinois' Madeleine Doubek, and talks about being a musician during the pandemic with Audrey Foxx. And in the OTL Wrap Party segment, Mike and Producer Collin reflect on the show and Collin…
 
Chicago’s own Lecy Goranson from TV classic ‘Roseanne’ and ABC’s ‘The Conners’ joins WGN Radio’s Dave Plier to talk about the hit sitcom’s upcoming 3rd season premiere, back on a quiet set with no studio audience, the state of the theatre industry and Chicago traditions near and dear to her heart. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3789981/3789981_20…
 
Gary Stern, CEO of Chicago-based Stern Pinball joins Dave Plier to trace their Chicago-based company’s lineage from the early 1930’s to the founding of modern pinball, the growth of arcade bars across the country, a look at Chicago’s Virtual Pinball Expo and their newest and latest games. For more information on Stern Pinball visit Sternpinball.com…
 
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier talks to author and historian David J. Skal about his new book: ‘Fright Favorites’ which spotlights 31 essential Halloween-time films, their associated sequels and remakes, and recommendations to expand your seasonal repertoire based on your favorites. Featured titles include Nosferatu (1922), Dracula (1931), Cat People(1942)…
 
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