Monday, December 15, 2014

63 - Business Partners, the Chamber for Uptown

Sarah Brune, Associate Director for Business Partners, the Chamber for Uptown. In this episode, Sarah tells us all about what a chamber of commerce does, shares what's happening in Uptown (spoiler alert: there is no rat king), invites Chicagoans to make use of their turn signals and shares a place to go in the city where you'll feel a million miles away.



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Monday, November 24, 2014

62 - Soup and Bread

Meet Martha Bayne, founder of Soup and Bread a free weekly community meal and hunger relief fundraiser. In this episode, Martha talks about what it takes to bring together cooks and locals for food and fundraising each week, gives Rahm a good talking to and encourages us all to get out of our shells and hang out in Humboldt Park.


We're giving away a signed copy of Martha's book Soup and Bread Cookbook: Building Community One Pot at a Time
 

It's easy to win. Just e-mail us and put the name of your favorite soup in the subject line (recipe not required but we won't stop you!).

Soup and Bread meets every Wednesday from 5:30-8 at the Hideout. You can find Soup and Bread online and also Martha Bayne online.

We're online too! Write to us at yourchicagopodcast@gmail.com or call 773-234-5573.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

61 - Your Music 2

Meet some of the local bands in Chicago in another Your Music episode!

This week we bring you

Tens
The Limbos
The Mizzerables (featured on ep. 60)

Full disclosure: Stefania knows someone in each of these bands because she's just that popular.

Are you a band that would like to be featured on our show? E-mail us at yourchicagopodcast@gmail.com

Monday, October 27, 2014

60 - The Mizzerables

Meet Joe Mizzi, founder and lead singer of The Mizzerables. In this episode Joe talks about starting a band in Chicago, the painful cost of parking and people watching at after work bars.





You can find Joe on Twitter and on his own podcast, the Whoacast (where you can also hear Stefania!)

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Monday, October 13, 2014

59 - Cloud Gate Productions

Meet Fred Pelzer, producing partner for Cloud Gate productions and show runner for the web series Losers. In this episode, Fred talks about the momentous task of taking on a web series in the city, points us to another great Chicago based webseries (Young Couples) and helps us solve the Chicago Public School crisis. Here's a hint:



Good news! Arden found her camera. Just...not in time for this recording. Or the next one.


You can find Cloud Gate here. Losers here. And Fred here.

And you can find us lots of places too.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

58 - Outside the Loop Radio

Meet Mike Stephen, host of Outside the Loop Radio, Chicago's almost above-ground audio magazine. In this episode, Mike talks about his 8 years creating a space for dialogue in Chicago, traffic lights, tacos and Aldermen. It always comes back to Aldermen.

There should be a picture here but Arden's camera has gone missing.
If you have seen it or would like to donate a new one, you know where to find us. 

Catch Mike online and, starting October 4, tune in from 6 to 7 am on that little radio station known as WGN. Congrats Mike!

Check out one of Mike's side hustles: Mike Loves Tacos. And follow him on Twitter. There's lots to do!

And that's not all! You can also find us on Mike's show! You probably listened to his show live so you heard us, but in case you didn't - it's also on outsidetheloopradio.com.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

57- Encyclopizzeria

Meet Erin Nederbo, co-founder of Encyclopizzeria, a website dedicated to dishing out the info on Chicago's pizza culture. In this episode, Erin talks about getting to know the people who make Chicago pizza go, spreads the news that we are more than just deep dish and shares the best place to play Bingo in the city (and win some rent money!).

We had some technical difficulties in the beginning so if the sound jumps a little occasionally, it doesn't mean you need to find the Anti-Skip Protection on your mp3 player. Apologies.


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