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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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With COVID-19 and lots of “together time” at home, there may be more shut doors. This week uh-PARENT-ly cohosts Anne Johnsos and Tracy Weiner talk to Michelle Icard, educator and author of a new book, Fourteen Talks by Age Fourteen: The Essential Conversations You Need to Have with Your Kids Before They Start High School. She offers ways to start c…
 
The Mincing Rascals are John Williams of WGN Radio, Eric Zorn and Lisa Donovan of Chicago Tribune and Austin Berg of Illinois Policy Institute. The Rascals begin this week’s discussion with the quick resignation of the newly-appointed 26-year-old Edward Guerra Kodatt, for “questionable behavior”. Then, share their reactions to Illinois’ corruption …
 
This week, Paul Lisnek goes behind the curtain with an eclectic blend of talent folks. First, Paul is joined by actress, singer, songwriter, broadway star, television star and so much more, Roslyn Kind. Listen in while Roslyn and Paul talk about her career as a whole, what it was like growing up with Barbra Streisand as her older sister, coping in …
 
The Chicago Way w/John Kass (02/25/2021): During the COVID-19 pandemic, John Kass & Jeff Carlin continue to podcast socially distanced from secure locations. This week, New York Correspondent for The Federalist and contributor to the NY Post, NRO, City Journal -David Marcus looks at how liberal idealism has lost its historical, center-left hold in …
 
100 days out and IndyCar champion and 500 winner Simon Pagenaud joins Dane Neal “On The Road”. Listen as Simon shares importance of having the full team ready and on the same page to start the season. Hear the passion and importance that racing and the Indianapolis 500 has for Simon and the ways he is training and preparing for 2021. Simon fills us…
 
President of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Doug Boles, joins Dane Neal “On The Road”. Hear as Doug fills us in on the events leading up including the unveiling of the likeness of 2020 Champion Takuma Sato being added to the Borg Warner Trophy. Listen as Doug talks about work being done for this years race, plans for the 105th running and improve…
 
3 time Indy 500 Champion Helio Castroneves joins Dane Neal “On The Road” … Hear as Helio shares excitement for new team with Meyer Shank racing coming up and his great head start to 2021 with a win at the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona. Listen as Helio talks about the honor of being a 3 time Indy 500 Winner, love for the fans, hopes for healthy crowds a…
 
In this 248th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano examines the lack of information and the media’s under-reporting in Bruce Springsteen’s November DWI arrest. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3816707/3816707_2021-02-22-160507.64kmono.mp3By WGN Plus
 
Steve Dale is joined by Barry Livingston, known for his role as “Ernie Douglas” on the television series My Three Sons, about his time in Hollywood and maintaining a healthy relationship with his wife through it all. Barry also shares details about book “The Importance of Being Ernie: From My Three Sons to Mad Men, a Hollywood Survivor Tells All”. …
 
Steve Dale is joined by Chicago radio legend Tommy Edwards to share how he got his start with “Animal Stories”; recalls some of his favorite experiences throughout his career, including working with Bob Sirott; and talks about his book “I Grew Up Listening to You: Stories from Behind the Mic”. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3816589/3816589_2021-0…
 
Steve Dale speaks with John Manchester, owner of Windy City Sweets, about the Great Ice Cream War against Paul Lisnek. Steve shares the story about how the war came about; John provides us with the history of Windy City Sweets and tells us who the official winner is! https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3816582/3816582_2021-02-21-191622.64kmono.mp3…
 
The “All Time Greatest” ever to ride…Motocross, Supercross Champion Ricky Carmichael joins Dane Neal “On The Road”. Hear as Ricky talks about MotoCar FITE Klub coming up and the incredible roster of racers ready to roll at Travelers Rest Speedway on Feb 25th. Hear as Ricky shares unforgettable rivalries in his career and the challenge of going head…
 
Binny’s received 50 cases of 2018 Bordeaux samples, which were shared across the chain so wine staff from all stores could better understand the vintage. Whether you’d like to drink now or cellar for later, there are some outstanding 2018 Bordeaux wines to discover. Listen to our wine team, including our Director of Wine (and buyer of Bordeaux), Ba…
 
The Mincing Rascals are John Williams of WGN Radio, Eric Zorn and Lisa Donovan of Chicago Tribune, Neil Steinberg of Chicago Sun-Times and Austin Berg of Illinois Policy Institute. The Rascals decide when the anniversary date of the COVID-19 pandemic will be. They discuss Speaker Michael Madigan’s resignation from the Illinois House and the value o…
 
Five time national champion cyclist, Olympian and two time top-ten Tour de France finisher, Christian Vande Velde joins Dane Neal “On The Road”. Hear as Christian shares his amazing career, Chicago roots and the universal support, respect and appreciation that “racers” have for each other. Listen as Christian fills us in on how he got into the firs…
 
This week, Paul Lisnek goes behind the curtain with the Executive Director of CHANGE Illinois Madeleine Doubek. Listen in as Paul and Madeleine talk about the issue of redistricting and how it shouldn’t be a glazed over topic since it determines money the comes into the state, how many congressional representatives you’re going to have and how the …
 
The Garber Group LLC Principal Ross Garber and University of Chicago Sydney Stein Professor in American Politics William Howell join Rich and Tina to talk about the legal and political issues surrounding former President Trump’s recent acquittal. Take Back the Court Director Aaron Belkin discusses President Biden’s Supreme Court Reform Commission. …
 
The Garber Group LLC Principal Ross Garber and University of Chicago Sydney Stein Professor in American Politics William Howell join Rich and Tina to talk about the legal and political issues surrounding former President Trump’s recent acquittal. Take Back the Court Director Aaron Belkin discusses President Biden’s Supreme Court Reform Commission. …
 
Kelly talks with Shellye Archambeau, high tech’s first female African American CEO about her new book Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers, and Create Success on Your Own Terms. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3814578/Shellye_Archambeau_-_Unapologetically_Ambitious__2021-02-11-222318.64kmono.mp3…
 
In this 247th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano compares the career of Dustin “Screech” Diamond to the Oscar and Emmy-winning actress Cloris Leachman — who will be most remembered? https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3814506/3814506_2021-02-11-170106.64kmono.mp3By WGN Plus
 
Steve Dale speaks with dating coach and founder of Smart Dating Academy, Bella Gandhi, about the new challenges the pandemic has created when it comes to dating and finding that “forever love”. Bella also explains the role that lust plays into the law of attraction; shares some of the programs her academy offers; and plays a game of “Love Gandhi St…
 
Steve Dale speaks with Steven G. Taibbi about his book “GRATEFUL GUILT: Living in the Shadow of My Heart” as it tells the story of his heart complications he’s had for the majority of his life. Steven shares details about his “out of body” experience, the meaning behind the title of his book, and more. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3815064/38150…
 
Steve Dale speaks with retired Lincoln Park Zoo Director, Dr. Lester Fisher, as he celebrates his 100th birthday! Dr. Fisher recalls how he came to be the Lincoln Park Zoo Director, reminisces on his many TV appearances, and much more. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3815060/3815060_2021-02-14-201500.64kmono.mp3…
 
Daytona International Speedway President Chip Wile joins Dane Neal to preview excitement and activities leading up to the 63rd running of the Daytona 500. Hear as Chip looks back to lessons learned in 2020 and shares the work and planning for one of America’s biggest sporting events during the pandemic. Hear about the music, traditions and what’s “…
 
NASCAR on FOX and Race Hub host Adam Alexander joins Dane to talk about the 2021 Daytona 500 coming up. Hear as Adam looks back to memorable moments from last years 500 and ways the broadcast and coverage has changed and improved heading into this year’s race. So many great storylines to watch from drivers including Chase Elliott, Kyle Larsen, Bubb…
 
NASCAR Cup Series Champion and Daytona 500 winner, Joey Logano joins Dane Neal to preview this year’s 500. Listen as Joey talks about excitement leading up to the Great American Race and the differences during the pandemic. Hear as Joey shares thoughts on changes for 2021 with new tracks, new markets and more for fans. Joey also fills us in on rece…
 
The Q&A segment used to be a regular segment on Barrel to Bottle, but our hosts and guests are so interesting that episodes started running long and we ran out of time. So we put out the call and assembled the best questions for a somewhat rapid fire question and answer episode. We're giving away so much of the boss' money this week. If you have a …
 
The Mincing Rascals are John Williams of WGN Radio, Eric Zorn of Chicago Tribune, Heather Cherone of WTTW and Austin Berg of Illinois Policy Institute. They begin with discussing the impeachment trial, currently underway. Then, the Rascals move on to the agreement finally reached by the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools to resume in…
 
This week, Paul goes behind the curtain with Chicago-based filmmaker and two time Academy Award nominee Steve James. Known for his classic “Hoop Dreams,” and his look at education in America to Me,” this series focuses completely on Chicago, The last Mayor’s race, Laquan McDonald killing, Lincoln Yards, Ed Burke, all present a framework thru which …
 
Walter Jacobson talks about the staggering and “inexcusable” numbers that the city is racking up with the numbers of violence from murders and more. Also with why Mayor Lightfoot has been stalling on the approval of a good project to get the violence under control. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3814312/3814312_2021-02-10-221612.64kmono.mp3…
 
The Chicago Way w/John Kass (02/10/2021): During the COVID-19 pandemic, John Kass & Jeff Carlin continue to podcast socially distanced from secure locations. This week, the Peter B. Ritzma Professor of Political Science Emeritus at the University of Chicago, Charles Lipson discusses the logic and calculations behind Democrats’ push to impeach forme…
 
In this 246th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano wonders if there is a COVID “death stigma,” and shares what he and the late Larry King have in common. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3813526/3813526_2021-02-08-053726.64kmono.mp3By WGN Plus
 
Steve Dale spoke with Dr. Richard Novak, Head of the Division of Infectious Diseases at UI Health and Principal Investigator for Moderna vaccine, about common misconceptions that continue to circulate regarding the vaccine. Dr. Novak addresses the problems surrounding people unable to get both shots due to shortages and missed appointments, and ans…
 
Live from LA, Chef Curtis Stone joins Dane to talk about living and cooking during the pandemic and things to add to our cool kitchens. Hear as Curtis shares his family backyard, BBQ favorites for football and projects and positivity and new TV coming in 2021! https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3813365/3813365_2021-02-06-170605.64kmono.mp3…
 
Calling in from Delaware, the “Palate Princess” Iris McCarthy joins Dane to fill us in on Joe Biden’s favorite foods. Hear as Iris shares the hometown places and restaurants Joe Biden and the family frequent, indigenous delicacies of the state of Delaware and predictions on Presidential Super Bowl Sunday spread. Listen as Iris talks about sweet tre…
 
Eight-time Emmy Award winner, Mandy Cohen, witnessed NBA history as a vital member of WGN-TV Chicago in a decade where the Bulls won six NBA titles in eight years. This is a fun and insightful conversation about Mandy’s life in sports. Her unique first conversation with Michael Jordan, to the continued impact and influence of Phil Jackson on her li…
 
The Barrel to Bottle crew digs deep this week with Russell From of Herman Story. Herman Story does things a little differently, but their goal is to make the best wine while having a great time. Russell discusses the process of making Herman Story wines, from the concept to the unique methods to the eye-catching labels. Drink along at home with the…
 
The Mincing Rascals are John Williams of WGN Radio, Eric Zorn of Chicago Tribune, Heather Cherone of WTTW and Austin Berg of Illinois Policy Institute. Topics this week range wide. The Rascals cover the weight of Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene’s recent comments supporting conspiracies. Then, the Rascals talk COVID vaccines…
 
This week, Paul Lisnek goes behind the curtain with an eclectic blend of professionals to talk about the various components that have been affected by the COVID pandemic. To kick off the conversation, Paul is joined by Chicago fashion designer Mark Roscoe to discuss what has changed in the world of fashion since we’ve all been locked up in our hous…
 
As COVID-19 upended daily life, many families wondered why they were writing large checks for tuition, room and board to send their kids off to college for remote classes or very limited in-person connections. In the first episode of Season Six, uh-PARENT-ly cohosts Tracy Weiner and Anne Johnsos talk to Ron Lieber, the Your Money columnist for the …
 
Chicago Ald. Stephanie Coleman discusses Chicago’s carjacking spike. Vanderbilt Law School Professor Suzanna Sherry discusses the Trump impeachment trial. Bloomberg Intelligence Senior Litigation Analyst Elliott Stein breaks down the lawsuit against Robinhood after the Reddit investing boom. State Rep. Maurice West on new legislation preventing tee…
 
Chicago Ald. Stephanie Coleman discusses Chicago’s carjacking spike. Vanderbilt Law School Professor Suzanna Sherry discusses the Trump impeachment trial. Bloomberg Intelligence Senior Litigation Analyst Elliott Stein breaks down the lawsuit against Robinhood after the Reddit investing boom. State Rep. Maurice West on new legislation preventing tee…
 
Walter Jacobson talks about the big game this weekend and why advertisers are stashing their money into their pockets instead of appearing on millions of screens across the US, as Americans watch the big game. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3812663/3812663_2021-02-03-211803.64kmono.mp3By WGN Plus
 
The Chicago Way w/John Kass (02/03/2021): During the COVID-19 pandemic, John Kass and Jeff Carlin continue to podcast socially distanced from secure locations. This week, Hall of Fame NFL writer for the Atlantic and radio host, Dan Pompei joins the podcast to talk about his history with Kasso -including starting out together at The Red, White and G…
 
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