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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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Fordham University School of Law Professor Ian Weinstein discusses the latest in the Capitol riot sentencing. IL State Representative Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz and Senator Ram Villivalam discuss the new Illinois law that requires public schools to teach Asian-American history. Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law Professor John McGinnis di…
 
Acclaimed Indy Chef Neal Brown joins Dane Neal “On The Road”. Hear as Chef Brown shares the challenges of the pandemic and how the restaurant community stayed together in support, and is coming together in a big way again for this year’s REV event at IMS. Listen as Chef Brown talks about the simple magic of burgers and how they have become a big an…
 
Crystal Miller, President of IU Health Foundation IU Health Foundation President, Crystal Miller joins Dane Neal “On The Road”. Hear as Crystal shares the hundred year history of partnership with Indianapolis Motor Speedway and working together to this day to make all of Indiana a “healthy” place to be. Listen as Crystal shares the work of the foun…
 
Pic courtesy of Romain Grosjean Longtime Formula 1 Driver and current IndyCar racing star Romain Grosjean joins Dane Neal “On The Road”. Hear as Romain talks about success so far this season and being prepared for all types of tracks as part of the NTT Data IndyCar series. Listen as Romain shares his love of food, his new book written with his wife…
 
Versus Game logo Versus Game CEO John Vitti joins Dane Neal “On The Road” to share the new app, new rules and new excitement around online gaming. Hear as John fills us in on opportunities starting with the Olympics for the first time and going far beyond with games and bets from sports, to music to everyday things that users and fans can enjoy. Li…
 
The Chicago Way w/John Kass (07/30/2021): During the COVID-19 pandemic, John Kass & Jeff Carlin continue to podcast socially distanced from secure locations. In this episode, former CEO of the Chicago Public Schools (1995-2001) and candidate for governor and mayor, Paul Vallas joins John and Jeff to talk about his involvement in the Chicago Police …
 
This week, it is Part TWO of Paul’s visit behind the curtain with former MSNBC/NBC News Political Anchor Chris Matthews, former host of “Hardball” which had a 20 year run on the network. In this episode, Chris focuses on his new autobiography book, “This Country,” which details his life and political development from his earliest days growing up Ca…
 
The Mincing Rascals are John Williams of WGN Radio, Eric Zorn formerly of Chicago Tribune, Brandon Pope of WCIU and Heather Cherone of WTTW. They begin by discussing Simone Biles’ decision to remove herself from Olympics competitions and the backlash she’s received as a result. They go on to talk about the city’s current COVID protocols and the opt…
 
Dan Gable 1972 Munich Olympics Wrestling legend, Gold Medalist and Championship Coach, Dan Gable joins Dane Neal “On The Road”. Hear as Dan shares his Olympic moments and the impact on his career and the sport. Dan fills us in on this year’s team competing in Tokyo and the challenges of the pandemic as well as internationally on the world stage. Da…
 
Fordham University School of Law Professor Ian Weinstein discusses the latest in the Capitol riot sentencing. IL State Representative Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz and Senator Ram Villivalam discuss the new Illinois law that requires public schools to teach Asian-American history. Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law Professor John McGinnis di…
 
WGN Radio’s Steve Dale is joined by Patric Richardson, A.K.A. The Laundry Evangelist, to talk all things laundry. Listen in while Patric shares some tips and tricks for daily laundry care and how to make sure you’re not going to ruin any garments with harmful products. To learn more about Patric Richardson and to get his book go to laundryevangelis…
 
The Goodman Theatre is open, and to talk all about it Resident Artistic Associate at Goodman Henry Godinez and Music Director at Goodman Victor Pichardo joined WGN Radio’s Steve Dale. Listen in while the guys talk about School Girls which will be opening up this week at the Goodman and what this comedy is all about. To learn more about School Girls…
 
WGN Radio’s Steve Dale is joined by soul legend, actress, television host, and former Goodwill Ambassador for the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, Dionne Warwick to reminisce about all of the amazing hits she’s performed over her career. Listen in while Dionne shares industry stories, the amazing individuals she’s performed duets with, and w…
 
WGN’s Steve Dale is joined by owner of The Dock at Montrose Beach, Luke Chaolodecki, to talk about the first weekend back in action. Listen in while Steve and Luke give listeners an inside look on what to expect when you go to The Dock to enjoy their atmosphere. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3859665/3859665_2021-07-25-195005.64kmono.mp3…
 
In this 270th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano is unhappily forced to give up his favorite flip phone and upgrade to a 5G smartphone as his current phone network service is discontinued. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3858921/3858921_2021-07-22-153821.64kmono.mp3By WGN Plus
 
Entrepreneur, TV personality, philanthropist and driving force in racing, Marcus Lemonis joins Dane Neal “On The Road”. Hear as Marcus shares new efforts with his foundation related to food insecurity. Marcus talks about the important work of Dion Dawson and “Dions Chicago Dream” supporting nutrition and food deliveries in Englewood and beyond and …
 
Not every meal is sitting down with five courses that took hours to prepare. Sometimes you're just vegging out on the couch with whatever you have in your kitchen. Microwave nachos, grocery store donuts, cheap ramen, cheap pizza. That doesn't mean you can't pair those up with some delicious, reasonably priced wines. Wine Manager Emily takes the Bar…
 
This week, The Mincing Rascals are John Williams of WGN Radio, Eric Zorn, formerly of Chicago Tribune, Lisa Donovan of Chicago Tribune and Austin Berg of Illinois Policy Institute. They begin their roundtable discussion by weighing the pros and cons of holding Lollapalooza as planned, at full capacity next week. They move on to discuss crime in the…
 
This week, Paul goes behind the curtain with former MSNBC/NBC News Political Anchor Chris Matthews, former host of “Hardball” which had a 20 year run on the network. In Part One of the discussion (Part Two drops next week), Chris talks about the current political issues and climate of the day. He has lived politics nearly his whole life and whether…
 
Kelly connects with Chief Learning Officer of Kraft Heinz, Ekpedeme “Pamay” Bassey about her time visiting a variety of sacred spaces, including her stint taking improv classes at The Second City. Both her books, Navigating Sacred Spaces, and Let’s Learn Our Way Through It, Shall We are available everywhere. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3857918…
 
In this 269th episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano believes staging the Tokyo Olympics with no spectators and COVID hovering over it is a “Gold Medal Mistake” https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3857009/3857009_2021-07-15-202109.64kmono.mp3By WGN Plus
 
Conservation Ecologist and Co-Leader of the Monarch and Pollinator Initiative, Erika Hasle discusses the Becoming Jane exhibit being held at the Field Museum as well as the impact Dr. Jane Goodall had on the scientific and educational worlds. Afterwards, Erika and Steve talk about the disappearance and subsequent conservation of the Monarch Butterf…
 
Actress, Dreama Denver reminisces with Steve on her feelings when she first met her late husband, Bob Denver, aka, Gilligan from Gilligan’s Island as well as her fondness of the rest of the cast. Then, things get more serious as Dreama and Steve delve into topics in her book, “Gilligan’s Dreams: The Other Side of the Island” such as her son’s Autis…
 
Steve Dale calls the Executive Director of Public Affairs of the Art Institute of Chicago, Kati Murphy, to talk about The Obama Portraits exhibit. Kati also takes time to highlight the artist behind the exhibit, Kehinde Wiley, and his take on traditional portraiture. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3857697/3857697_2021-07-18-203237.64kmono.mp3…
 
Renata Block, the newly elected President of the Board of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, gives advice to Steve on whether is is safe or not to use spray-on sunscreen after its recent recall. She goes on to give recommendations as to what sunscreens we should buy as to not go unprotected from the sun. https://serve.castfire.com/aud…
 
Jack's back! Binny's Cigar Buyer Jack Spethman joins Pat and Roger to talk all things sticks. Jack has put together a sampling of some of his favorite cigars right now. Pat and Roger checked out some breakfast cigars, as well as some for everyday smoking. Plus some tips on accessories and humidor maintenance and a preview of some upcoming Binny's c…
 
The Mincing Rascals are John Williams of WGN Radio, Eric Zorn, formerly of The Chicago Tribune, Austin Berg of The Illinois Policy Institute, Jon Hansen of both Block Club Chicago and WGN Radio, and Brandon Pope of WCIU. The Rascals begin by discussing whether or not Chicago Public Schools should keep their School Resource Officers (SROs) and what …
 
The Chicago Way w/John Kass (07/15/2021): During the COVID-19 pandemic, John Kass & Jeff Carlin continue to podcast socially distanced from secure locations. In this episode, Liam T.A.X.F. Ford, aka. ‘Slim the Legman’ joins the conversation to talk about changes in newspaper media over the years, working with Kass as a legman, and life as an apiari…
 
This week Paul goes behind the curtain with the widow of Bob Denver, forever remembered as Gilligan from Gilligan’s Island and Maynard G. Krebs from “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.” Dreama Denver met the love of her life while co-starring with him on stage in Woody Allen’s Play it Again Sam, and it was love at first sight. But life wasn’t just a b…
 
Walter Jacobson explains why he feels bad for Lori Lightfoot. From the media, critics, Alderman, and civilians. So with Mayor Lightfoot being constantly criticized, what can she do? He suggests taking a page out of a former Mayor’s book that may help her. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3856659/3856659_2021-07-14-201959.64kmono.mp3…
 
Renowned civil rights attorney Gloria Allred returns to Legal Face-Off to talk about the latest with Bill Cosby’s prison release and Judy Huth’s pending civil litigation against him. Ford Foundation –President’s Office Program Officer Rebecca Cokley discusses Britney Spears’ conservatorship, her forced IUD and the intersection of disability and rep…
 
Renowned civil rights attorney Gloria Allred returns to Legal Face-Off to talk about the latest with Bill Cosby’s prison release and Judy Huth’s pending civil litigation against him. Ford Foundation –President’s Office Program Officer Rebecca Cokley discusses Britney Spears’ conservatorship, her forced IUD and the intersection of disability and rep…
 
Dr. Will Meyerhofer, author of Still Way Worse than Being a Dentist and Life is a Brief Opportunity for Joy, joins Steve Dale to talk about why vintage TV makes us so happy. Their predictable nature and happy endings connect to the safety our inner children are comforted by. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3855669/3855669_2021-07-11-211709.64kmono…
 
John Friedmann, President of North River Commission, and Dr. Karen Daiter, Vice-President of Horner Park Advisory Council join Steve Dale to raise awareness of the importance of ash tree care and conservation. They discuss the monetary, environmental and even psychological benefits of tree conservation. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3855668/3855…
 
Steve Dale speaks with Dr. Richard Novak, head of the Division of Infectious Diseases at UI Health, about recent questions regarding the Moderna COVID vaccine. Dr. Novak quells concerns of vaccine allergies and urges Chicagoans who aren’t vaccinated to do so. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3855664/3855664_2021-07-11-204404.64kmono.mp3…
 
Steve Dale speaks with Dr. Richard Novak, head of the Division of Infectious Diseases at UI Health, about recent questions regarding the Moderna COVID vaccine. Dr. Novak quells concerns of vaccine allergies and urges Chicagoans who aren't vaccinated to do so. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3855664/3855664_2021-07-11-204404.64kmono.mp3…
 
Bryan Fenster, brother of journalist Danny Fenster, joins Steve Dale to give an update on Danny’s whereabouts. Fenster was detained without explanation in a Myanmar airport on his way to Detroit on May 24th. Visit bringdannyhome.com to learn more and support the Fenster family. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3855663/3855663_2021-07-11-205103.64km…
 
Grammy award winning artist and solo superstar Darius Rucker AND James Beard Award winning BBQ Hall of Famer Rodney Scott joins Dane Neal for a backstage moment before the show. Hear as Darius shares how much he has missed performing during the pandemic and how Rodney is excited to reunite with BBQ friends, family and fans at WCSO. Listen as they s…
 
Pappy’s Smokehouse Pitmaster Brian Scroggins joins Dane Neal at WCSO to talk about Pappy’s acclaimed Ribs and excitement to be back with friends and fans in Chicago as BBQ is back! For more information on Pappy’s and to see them in person in St Louis check out https://www.pappyssmokehouse.com/ https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3855643/3855643_2021-0…
 
Danny Beck from Pearl’s Southern Comfort joins Dane Neal live from the festival. Hear as Danny shares excitement for WCSO and seeing great friends and fans. Danny talks about his spots, his food and having Chicago bring back BBQ in a big way this year. Listen as Danny fills us in on the unique ways Windy City SmokeOut brings the best up and coming …
 
BBQ star and driving force of 17th St. BBQ Amy Mills joins Dane Neal LIVE at Windy City SmokeOut. Hear as Amy talk about her love for the festival fans and getting back to being together after the pandemic. Listen as Amy shares memories and gratitude for support of her late father and legendary Mike Mills. Amy fills us in on pulled pork nachos and …
 
SLAB BBQ Founder and Pitmaster Burt Bakman joins Dane Neal LIVE at Windy City SmokeOut. Hear as Burt shares underground origins with Trudy’s, LA BBQ respect from Jonathan Gold and love for Chicago and the BBQ Community. See Burt and his Beef Ribs and Tri Tip at Windy City SmokeOut and in LA check him out at https://www.slabbarbecue.com https://serv…
 
Hot Rod Magazine Editor in Chief John McGann joins Dane Neal “On The Road”. Hear as John shares the importance of the Hot Rod Power Tour coming back in 2021 and the way it has become the biggest rolling car cruise in the world over the years. Listen as John talks about the people that make up the Power Tour and the friendships made as well as the i…
 
Summer is here and Roger has a line-up of fruity, spritz, easy-to-make cocktails for the hot days ahead. When you Google “summer cocktails”, the usual suspects come up. Roger wanted to shake things up with some similarly refreshing and simple cocktails that maybe you haven’t heard of before. The great thing about summer is all the fresh, on-hand fr…
 
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