Monday, July 21, 2014

56 - Your List: Chicago Movies

Talking movies and weather? It's the Chicago way. Yes, this week is a Your List episode devoted to the movies of, in and around Chicago. In this episode, we run through some classic Chicago flicks that have made us laugh, cry and throw things at the screen because they're not really shot in Chicago at all. Spoiler Alert: None of them having John Cusack holding a boom box over his head (despite Arden's best efforts to stick that in there).


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Monday, June 30, 2014

55 - Cheeky Chicago

Meet Erica Levin, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Cheeky Chicago, the online lifestyle magazine for the women of Chicago. In this episode, Erica tells us how she ended up creating and running an online magazine full time, vents about the pay-by-phone parking system that the city has managed to mishandle (are we really surprised?) and reminds us to get outside of your city comfort zone (perhaps your true love is waiting on public transit!)

Cheeky is everywhere! The webs, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Oh, and if you don't have yours already - you should sign up for a Cheeky card! We love ours!



You can find Erica too! Twitter and Instagram 

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Monday, June 9, 2014

54 - Your Lists: Chicago Eats

In the wake of Hot Doug's announcement that they will not be with us for much longer, we take a moment to grieve this city's loss and dedicate a very special Your Lists episode to remembering all the other delicious eateries than we can turn to for support during this difficult time. From pizza to dive bars, Stefania and Arden give you some of their favorite places to stuff your feelings with delicious food and drink.

What are some of your favorite places to munch in the city? Write to us at yourchicagopodcast@gmail.com or call 773-234-5573

Monday, May 26, 2014

53 - Janessa James Interiors

Meet Janessa Handschiegel, owner of Janessa James Interiors. In this episode, Janessa talks about the ins and outs of interior design in Chicago, calls out the Ugg wearing amongst us and shares her personal adventures in preparing wild game from Czimers.

You can find Janessa and all her beautiful designs on Facebook.

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Monday, May 12, 2014

52 - Kiss Kiss Cabaret

Meet Natanya Rubin company manager for Kiss Kiss Cabaret and the associate producer for the Belmont Burlesque Revue. In this episode, Natanya reveals the glittery, feather laden, tease that is burlesque, shares her experience as a burlesque dancer and how the Chicago scene has grown over the years, directs us to check out the magical Architectural Artifacts and suggests we start filling potholes with used Trader Joe's bags...


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Monday, April 28, 2014

51 - She's Crafty

Meet Amy Sumpter, member of the She's Crafty Chicago's all female Beastie Boy's tribute band. In this episode, Amy talks about what it takes to create a successful tribute band, how to bring Chicago out of the deficit by taking care of the poop and the pee (you really just have to listen) and reveals the hidden dining gem that is Sabatinos where they serve you soup AND salad.



Find Amy on the interwebs and Facebook and then go find She's Crafty on the interwebs and on Facebook too.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

50 - Geek To Me

Meet Elliott Serrano, the evil mastermind behind the Red Eye's Geek to Me blog. In this episode, Elliott helps us celebrate our 50th episode (!!!) by sharing orgasmicly delicious donuts from Glazed and Infused and talking geek. We learn about Chicago's vibrant geek culture, find out about some of the best events to get your geek on in Chicago, complain about walking and texting and confess the moment when each of us cried during the Doctor Who anniversary special.


Find Elliott all over the interwebs! Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

And of course, a special thank you to all of our wonderful listeners. We've enjoyed the last 50 episodes and can't wait to bring you 50 more!

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