Monday, May 30, 2016

Episode 91 - Freelance Wrestling

Meet Nick Almendarez, aka Matt Nicks, 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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Monday, December 28, 2015

2015 Year Review

It was a really busy year for Chicago! Think you remember all the big things that happened? Join us for our annual Year Review as we look back on some of the major moments we've shared as Chicagoans, hear from past guests and celebrate the end of our 4th year bringing you stories from the people who make Chicago go.

See you in 2016!


Monday, December 14, 2015

Your List: Things To Do In The Winter

D'oh! This week's guest was no-show. But lucky for all of you, your favorite hosts (in the podcast/Chicago themed/interview show category) had a list episode ready and it's perfect for the season.

It's the holidays and your friends and family are descending upon you. So what do you do? In this episode, Stefania and Arden talk about things to do, see, eat and drink for those gross, wintery mix days ahead.

Stay warm!