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Not-so-great relationship advice from completely unqualified Hollywood types. I am a solid 3.4 student with a major in English from the University of Washington. I've also been asked what my SAT score was and it was 1060. It only took five years of dorm/rave life for me to accrue the life knowledge I have received. I’m a Sagittarius, which means I’m super creative and stubborn; but there are walls I need to break down because I always want to leap over the boundaries that make me climb ladde ...
 
A weekly show about current hot political and social topics. The facts plus commentary from Christian music artists Cliff Williams (7eventh Time Down), and Joel Jackson. Look us up on www.wordsbycliff.com. You can view clips and footage of every episode on YouTube https://youtube.com/channel/UCLdO0xZ-tPQdtwMQl1NexpQ
 
In a new media world where everyone’s a critic with a platform and feels unheard if they aren’t pointing out what’s wrong, The Baub Show focuses on what’s right! The Baub Show prides itself on celebrating life, pop culture and positivity! Host Bob Merrick welcomes artists from varying genres from acting, singing, stand-up comedy, dancers, chefs and even reality stars! Paired with fresh co-hosts each week, the show likes to look back on career highs, accomplishments as well as career inspirat ...
 
Minnie Driver questions everything... and her acclaim as an actor and musician is undoubtedly rooted in her enraptured observations of the world around her. Now, Minnie sits down with experts and trailblazers across disciplines and asks them the same seven mini questions, showing even small questions can uncover larger truths about happiness, failure, love, loss and belonging. In interviewing a range of characters, Minnie questions... how are we the same? How are we different? How do we beco ...
 
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The CTZ

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The CTZ

Travis Platt and Ryan LaCosse

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The CTZ, or Central Time Zone, was born out of a passing joke between a Vlogger and Ex-Radio DJ. When Travis told Ryan that he should jump into podcasting, Ryan couldn't figure out why anyone would listen, but why wouldn't everyone listen? We are hilarious, and nobody glorifies the Midwest. So here it is—a view of the world and current events from the dirt tracks and cornfields surrounding Peoria, Illinois. Listen to our journey as Travis teaches the old radio guy how to be interesting for m ...
 
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Shut Up Evan

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Shut Up Evan

Evan Ross Katz & Matt Storm

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A podcast about gay sh*t and internet culture. SHUT UP EVAN is a bi-weekly podcast fusing LGBTQ+ culture, pop culture and Internet culture into longform discussions. Each week, host Evan Ross Katz is joined by a celeb guest (past guests have included Olivia Wilde, Rose McGowan, and Christopher John Rogers) to discuss their early life, career and to get their take on a number of topics ranging from thirst traps to their thoughts on Sarah Michelle Gellar's filmography. Hosted by Evan Ross Katz ...
 
Reader senior writer Ben Joravsky riffs on the day's stories with his celebrated humor, insight, and honesty, and interviews politicians, activists, journalists and other political know-it-alls. Presented by the Chicago Reader, the show is available by 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays at chicagoreader.com/joravsky or on the Reader's YouTube channel—or wherever you podcast. Don't miss Oh, What a Week!--the Friday feature in which Ben & producer Dennis (aka, Dr. D.) review the week's top storie ...
 
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Matt Walsh [Veep, Ted, Into the Storm] talks with Anna about getting his start in Chicago, revisiting VEEP on his new podcast, Second in Command, what it really means to be a struggling actor, helpful and unhelpful career advice, early relationships, heartbreak, meeting his wife and more. On today’s Unqualified segment, Anna and Matt talk with list…
 
Sonni and Zero--Starbucks barista in Chicago--talk about organizing efforts at their store and explain why so many Starbucks employees feel the time has come to form a union. Also, how is management responding to the organizing efforts. And what this means for the larger economy. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privac…
 
David Faris returns with a fury to discuss...Biden's first year. Not good for Dems. The Supreme Court as a tool for capitalism & white supremacy. What Biden should do to get around the Manchin/Sinema roadblock. And a primer on Ukraine, Putin & America. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.co…
 
So much, so little time to talk about it! Ben & Dr. D riff away. Starting with...the anointment of Richard Irvin by Kenny G as governor. Leading many people to ask: Who's Richard Irvin and why does Kenny G have so much power? Also, Dr. D takes a stand on the great Shia/Maxwell debate: Are confederate flags a thing in southern Illinois? Ben reveals …
 
The Sun-Times and WBEZ hook up. Ben riffs. Anna Feuer--Art Institute employee--returns to talk about their sucessful union drive. Yes, Art Institute employees voted to join a union! And Ken Davis--legendary--radio journalist makes his long-awaited return to tell Ben to stop giving him, Ken, credit for inventing the WBEZ pledge drive. Ben continues …
 
Courtney Sauls is an actress & yogi. She plays Brooke in Dear White People, the Netflix series. She talks about the legacy of the late Sidney Poitier and what Ben can do to make good on his New Year's resolution to be more positive in 2022. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do…
 
Microsoft buys Activism Blizzard for $70 billion. Obviously, capitalism has lost its mind. Ben riffs. Monroe Anderson returns to talk Ukraine. And then South Bend, Indiana Councilman Henry Davis, Jr. joins the discussion about Blacks for Trump. Also, Coach Nick Saban weighs in for voting rights. Henry thinks Deion Sanders has something to do with i…
 
Minnie questions Jeremy Clarkson, broadcaster, journalist, and host of hit TV shows Top Gear, the Grand Tour, and Clarkson’s Farm. Jeremy discusses the forbidden food he would have for his last meal, how humans struggle with the idea of infinity, and how he learned to get out of a dinner party. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheart…
 
The great Les Grobstein dies at age 69. Ben riffs. And Troy LaRaviere--president of the Chicago Principals Association--returns. The conversation starts with how MAGA uses Martin Luther King, moves on to Mayor Lightfoot's curious attitude toward COVID, and concludes with a powerful riff about the corporate interests who call the shots. Also, why pr…
 
David Faris returns to analyze the bleak reality--it's been one year since the insurrection and Republicans are more determined than ever to make sure the next coup is successful. It's up to Democrats to save democracy. Also, a classic Farisian riff on Ted Cruz and Tucker Carlson. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Priva…
 
ProPublica writer Mick Dumke returns to discuss his latest blockbuster article. It's about the fall of a Black-owned bank. But it's really about the limits of capitalism. One thing leads to another and the topic turns to crime. And Mick confronts the irony of Mayor Daley's former aide--Arne Duncan--talking about Chicago's retaliation culture. See P…
 
David Sirota is a journalist and former Bernie Sanders advisor. Now he's a movie producer and writer, having teamed up with Adam McKay to create Don't Look Up, currently the number-one movie on Netflix. David talks about how he and McKay "spitballed" the the movie into existence. Also, much discussion about the media, MAGA, corporate Dems, and clim…
 
Ben & Dr D riff on news from around the state. And to talk about the news out of Chicago, Stacy Davis Gates, vice president of the Chicago Teachers Union, makes a long-awaited return. The conversation covers everything from COVID protocols, to Mayor Lightfoot to Karen Lewis to the media to North Siders and much more. Including a word or two about B…
 
Ben gets an early morning text from Alderman Ramirez-Rosa blasting liberals. Also, Ben concedes--he agrees with Trump on one thing. And Maya Dukmasova, Injustice Watch reporter, talks judicial elections. And Peter Cunningham--former aide to Mayor Daley--talks Arne Duncan, rethinking crime, and the CTU/CPS impasse. See Privacy Policy at https://art1…
 
Ben & Dr. D run through the years top stories. But first DeMarvelous leads Ben on a trippy trip through the Metaverse. Is that Snoop Dogg I see? The biggest stories involve recent mayors, who have too much in common. Take me back to the Metaverse! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/pri…
 
Chicago residents--or at least many of them--reveal they're not falling for the mayoral propaganda on her COVID fight with teachers. Ben says thank you. And Monroe Anderson on Biden's Voting Rights Speech. And Attorney Jim Coogan joins Monroe to address many of the political/legal issues of the day, including...Senator Paul v. Dr. Fauci; the Suprem…
 
The teachers and Mayor Lightfoot "cut a deal". Ben riffs. Lot of love for teachers! And two of Chicago's greatest lefties--Alderman Byron Sigcho-Lopez and Loreen Targos return. Loreen--a scientist and political strategist--talks about the rightward drift of Dems, who are "normalizing Trump" on COVID. And Byron talks about dealing with the mayor in …
 
Joshua Tepfer, attorney for the Exoneration Project, explains the case of Ronald Watts, a former Chicago police officer who allegedly ran a drug operation at the Ida B. Wells housing project for several years. If residents dared to protest, Watts and his partner would plant drugs on them and have them arrested. Over 100 convictions have since been …
 
Sun-Times editor/columnist Rummana Hussain closes out the year with her top 5 recommendations for 2021. Ben weighs in with a few of his obsessions. For a mediocre year, there was some good stuff in the universe. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
 
Brooke Shields [Pretty Baby, The Blue Lagoon, Suddenly Susan, A Castle for Christmas] talks with Anna about first loves, how not to get mugged, motherhood, growing up in the public eye, meeting her husband, and much more. For our Unqualified segment we catch up with callers from past episodes and find out how they’ve been doing since we had them on…
 
It's riffing time! Ben & Dr. D review the week's top stories. Congressman Bobby Rush's legacy. Governor Pritzker & his Republican rivals. And the big story--Mayor Lightfoot's ceaseless fight with the Chicago Teachers Union. Oh, what a great city we would have if Mayor Lightfoot were as forgiving to the teachers as she was to Bobby Rush. See Privacy…
 
Liberals pound away at the Chicago Teachers Union. Ben briefly riffs. And then Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa--the dean of City Council socialists--dissects the neo-liberal hatred of teachers unions. And Miles Kampf-Lassin, In These Times editor, talks about some of the more regressive responses to January 6. Bottom line--MAGA invades the U.S. Capito…
 
As CTU votes for virtual classrooms in face of COVID outbreak, Mayor Lightfoot's health commissioner says COVID's basically no worse than the flu. Ben riffs. And Monroe Anderson returns to talk January 6 anniversary. Also, writer/activist LeAlan Jones talks Congressman Bobby Rush and Black leadership in Chicago. And he explains why he thinks Stacy …
 
Congressman Bobby Rush announces he's not running for re-election. Ben riffs. And Inside Chicago Government's Dave Glowacz starts the New Year right--with a City Council roundup. It includes council debate over police shootings, Anjeanette Young and open meetings. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at http…
 
Actress Annabelle Wallis [Silent Night, The Mummy, Malignant, The Tudors, Peaky Blinders] talks with Anna about her latest film, the dark comedy Silent Night, growing up in Portugal, the idea of prince charming, gaslighting, taking risks, the thrill of auditioning, and more. Today’s Unqualified segment begins with a call from Martyn, who finds hims…
 
Ben & Dr. D sift through the wreckage of a year's worth of weeks. But first...Dr. D. opens up a portal to the Metaverse. Is that Welcome Back, Kotter we hear? Then it's on to stories 10-6. Lifeguards, teachers, congressmen, maps & more. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not…
 
Why was Spider-Man 3 so successful? Are there different requirements for movies to make it based on the studio that puts them out? How much does the "woke factor" play a part in box office numbers? Listen to the Not Gospel podcast on all streaming services! Spotify -- shorturl.at/egET0 Stay up to date on our website: www.wordsbycliff.com Follow me …
 
Sergio Vicente, host of the Fight Podcast, returns to talk boxing, MMA & basketball. Ben criticizes the Paul brothers and Sergio--well, let's just say he doesn't back down. Plus, he has a word or two for the haters who doubt Ben's beloved and COVID-stricken Bulls. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at http…
 
In the middle of another COVID surge, over 20,000 people pack the United Center to watch the Bulls. Ben was one of them. Clearly, Mayor Lightfoot is not the only one sending out mixed messages about the pandemic. Ben riffs. And podcast host Marc Sims returns to talk about what's on his mind. In this case--the link between self hate and crime. See P…
 
Ben crosses COVID country as he flies home from California. Did the guy coughing on Ben's neck given him COVID? It's very scary out there, folks. And Monroe Anderson & Sergio Mims tag team on all the news of the year. Including an extended take on the Rhode Island Republican who lost her one Black friend cause of CRT. Can the news get weirder? See …
 
The Washington Post fact checker lists the biggest lies of 2021 as spread by our leaders, including the election was stolen, the vaccine doesn't work, the attempted Trump coup and other assorted MAGA whoppers. And then he throws in a lie from the Dems to prove that he's not partisan. David Faris & Ben analyzes the tactics behind the lies. And the f…
 
With the Bulls strong start to the season, it's time for Miles & and Benji the Bookie to reassess their pre-season predictions. In the case of Miles--he looks wise. In Benji's case--let's just say he has some explaining to do. Especially regarding his criticism of Mr. DeRozan, who's playing like a hall of famer. Ben takes an opportunity to rip coac…
 
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