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Jun 26, 2016

What's it like having cancer? "Everybody wants to tell you how good you look... but really you know you don't look very good. You look like you have cancer." My guests this week are Dan Olas, who at the age of 37 was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. He's a survivor, and President of the Associate Board for Gilda's...


Jun 20, 2016

"Media gadfly" Scott Smith (@ourmaninchicago) greeted me at the Original Rainbow Cone on S. Western Avenue with a bag of burgers from nearby Top Notch Burgers. He wanted to make sure I enjoyed the "full Beverly experience." Scott loves promoting the Beverly area to the point where I can't believe he hasn't run for mayor...


Jun 10, 2016

Don't flick your Bic, 'Matches' is in the mix! Translation: Comedic actor Matt Nikkila jumps in the front seat for a trip to Weiner's Circle, the infamous Chicago hot dog joint. Over char dogs, we discuss: *Matt's secret radio past *The disproportionate amount of yoga pants in Lakeview *The thankless nature of "barprov"...


Jun 4, 2016

This week finds me at a classic north side hot dog joint: Wolfy's, at 2734 Peterson, a place whose food guest Miss Alex White describes as a "big, meaty Tylenol." About Miss Alex White: She and her brother Francis Scott Key comprise the wildly fun and successful indie band White Mystery. We talk about how the mood...


Jun 1, 2016

I've had this one "in the can" for a while, waiting to launch it simultaneously with Yak Channel. My timing was a little off. Okay, a lot off. Regarding online harassment, multimedia journalist/star Amy Guth had been told to "suck it up" for too long. She was simply unwilling to reconcile comments like, "Hey, you're a...