Monday, June 27, 2016

93 - City of Chicago, Senior Budget Analyst

(Hey! Before you read or listen, please remember that our guest is speaking as herself and is not speaking on behalf of the City of Chicago. Ok, on with the regularly scheduled intro...)

Meet Carrianne Carallis, Senior Budget Analyst for the City of Chicago. In this episode, Carrianne talks about reading the budget (do it!), participating in the process and a secret place to go for cheap, but good, beer.


Just a reminder that we will be at the Taste of Chicago on July 9 at 11:30am at the Food for Thought Podcast Pavilion! We will be interviewing the co-founder of Chicago Distilling Company. And if you ask nicely, we'll give you a Your Chicago magnet. SEE YOU THERE!

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Monday, June 6, 2016

92 - Chicago Cares

Meet Jenne Myers, CEO of Chicago Cares, the city's leading non-profit service organization. In this episode, Jenne talks about the power of service, being ducks in a row and the secret to singing karaoke.

Don't forget - Chicago Cares Serve-A-Thon is on June 25 and sign ups close June 18!




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Monday, May 30, 2016

91 - Freelance Wrestling

Meet Nick Almendarez, aka Matt Knicks, professional wrestler and owner of Freelance Wrestling. In this episode, Nick talks about backyard wrestling, space monkeys and OG wild onions.


Also if you want to know what the heck Stefania is talking about with the knuckle counting thing, here is a video



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Monday, April 25, 2016

90 - You Are Beautiful

Meet Matthew Hoffman, artist and the custodian of the You Are Beautiful project. In this episode, Matt talks about how a rebellious idea to counteract advertising and tell people "You Are Beautiful" went from 100 stickers to an international sensation.



We are excited to be giving away some You Are Beautiful stickers (because you are!). To be entered to win, all you need to do is e-mail yourchicagopodcast@gmail.com with subject line "You Are Beautiful."

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Monday, March 28, 2016

89 - Your List: Free Things To Do In Chicago

With the rising temperatures and the looming tax deadline upon us, we were inspired to put together a list of free things to do things in Chicago. In this episode, we cover a surprising number of really fun and really cool things to do around the city without paying a penny. Get out there and have fun!

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Monday, February 29, 2016

88 - Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

Meet Susan Abrams, CEO of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. In this episode, get ready to be inspired as Susan tells us the history and mission of a museum that seeks to help visitors  "remember the past, transform the future."





Happy Leap Day!

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

87 - Klingon Pop Warrior

Meet Jen Usellis, Chicago's own Klingon Pop Warrior. In this episode, Jen tells her tale of going from a non-trekkie to a having her Klingon version of Let It Go in the Disney vault. No nerd cred required to enjoy this fun episode!



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