Monday, May 25, 2015

72 - Robot City Workshop

Meet Nick Taylor, Educational Director for Robot City Workshop (among many other things). In this episode, Nick tells us about how a robot hobby turned into a Robot Workshop that educates and entertains children and adults, berates Chicagoans who choose to wear shorts when it's NOT TIME YET and shares one of his favorite music venues in the city.




You can learn more about Robot City Workshop and book classes online on their website.

You can find Nick just about everywhere. YouTube Instagram Facebook and Twitter and you can find his podcast at AWSM Radio.

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Monday, May 11, 2015

71 - Your List: Why We Stay

Meet Mike, Arden's boyfriend and international man of mystery. In this episode, Mike graciously steps in as a pinch hitter after a last minute guest cancellation and joins the Your Chicago crew as we discuss the reasons we stick out Chicago's brutal winters besides the standard "because the summers are amazing," ponder the recycling situation in the city and learn about some of Chicago's most famous strikes.


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Monday, April 27, 2015

70 - Metropolis Coffee Company

Meet Tony Dreyfuss, co-founder of Metropolis Coffee Company. In this episode, Tony talks about the cup of coffee that changed his life and how coffee can change the lives of others, teaches us about the coffee roasting process, tells us about the best place in the city to swim in the lake and bravely tries out a new segment with us.



You can find Metropolis Coffee Company on the normal internet, the Facebook internet, the Twitter internet.

We've got a giveaway too! If you would like your very own Metropolis Coffee Company t-shirt, e-mail yourchicagopodcast@gmail.com with the subject line "I <3 Metropolis" by May 11.



Monday, April 13, 2015

69 - Peterson Garden Project

Meet LaManda Joy, Founder and President of the Peterson Garden Project. In this episode, LaManda tells us about turning lot lust into a organization that empowers people to build Pop Up Victory Gardens all over the city, directs us to check out the Broadway Armory and gives us the most positive Listen Up Chicago this show has ever seen.



You can find the Peterson Garden Project on the web, on Facebook, on Twitter and on Instagram. If you want to know more about LaManda's books, you can find it at LaMandaJoy.com

Enter to win your very own copy of LaManda's books Fearless Food Gardening and Start a Community Food Garden: The Essential Handbook. Just e-mail yourchicagopodcast@gmail.com with the subject line "Garden" by April 27.

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Monday, March 23, 2015

68 - Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti

Meet Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti, Chicago's very own world record setting competitive eater. In this episode, Patrick dishes on the world of competitive eating, talks about starting his own restaurant and educates us on the history of the Pullman neighborhood.


You can find Patrick on the Twitters, the Facebooks, the YouTubes and the Internets. Plus, don't forget that Taco in a Bag is opening up early April in Lincoln Park.

Want to share a Chicago secret? Want to lodge a complaint on Listen Up Chicago? Want to say hi? Write to us at yourchicagopodcast@gmail.com or call 773-876-7650


Monday, March 9, 2015

67 - Interview Squared

Meet Steve Labedz, producer of Interview Squared, Chicago's original improvised interview show. In this episode, Steve talks about creating and organizing a bi-weekly live show, plans out a perfect date night and sings the newest Your Chicago bumper.




Interview Squared is on Twitter and on Facebook. The next Interview Squared is March 11th. They're interviewing Zoog Von Rock and you should go.

You can find Steve on Twitter

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Monday, February 23, 2015

66 - Water We Thinking

Meet Colette Gabriel, co-creator of Water We Thinking a blog about living life aboard a boat in Chicago. In this episode Colette talks about the adventures of making a home on the water with her husband, chastises Chicago for the state of our public transit and shares some new ways to explore and enjoy the Chicago river.





And here are some photos from Robot Date Night




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