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.

Want to share a Chicago secret? Want to lodge a complaint on Listen Up Chicago? Write to us at yourchicagopodcast@gmail.com or call 773-234-5573.

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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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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).


So what are your favorite movies? What did we miss? Write to us at yourchicagopodcast@gmail.com or call 773-234-5573.


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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 

And us! We're online too! Want to share a Chicago secret? Want to lodge a complaint on Listen Up Chicago? Write to us at yourchicagopodcast@gmail.com or call 773-234-5573.

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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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