Sep 27, 2018
Veteran (seasoned?) Chicago journalist Charlie Meyerson
(currently of Chicago Public Square & Rivet, ex- of Chicago
Tribune, WGN, WNUA and WXRT) joins me for subs and news talk at
Submarine Tender (200 Desplaines Ave, Forest Park, IL 60130.) Just
to get it out of the way, the restaurant's name isn't "Submarine
Tenders," as wrongly stated early in the episode by your
Chicago Public Square has become an
indispensable part of my day. Go sign up for the daily
newsletter right now. I'll wait. Discussed this week:
- The rampant misuse of the word "legendary": "There need to be
actual legends about you."
- The harrowing experience of parking at Submarine Tender.
- Charlie's brand is "bland."
- Charlie was a latchkey kid, which informs his dining
- For the first time ever, this podcast includes a flute
- The impact of the current political administration on
- When Charlie got the news bug, dating back to Watergate.
- "Journalists are there to make sure the government does the
- Journalists' commitment to the truth: "If I were threatened
with jail for doing my job, that'd be kinda cool."
- Charlie's broadcast news history, including 10 years at WXRT
and work at the late WNUA (he even sings the station's theme to jog
- Charlie and I hooked up on Tinder. Kinda. Well, not
- The senses-shattering origin story of Chicago Public
- Charlie offers (real and helpful) advice to aspiring media
- Does bias exist in the news? And how does Charlie feel about
- This might be a better time to break into journalism that it
seems on the surface.
- Starting Chicago Public Square, and the pros & cons of
creating a startup media model.
- We "rightsize" the podcast for your enjoyment.
- Are Americans more tribal now?
- This isn't a music podcast!
- "Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull came to visit WXRT... " "Of course
- ROM: SPACEKNIGHT gets a mention!
- Charlie met his wife in a traffic accident.
- Charlie treats us to a flute performance! Junior high jokes