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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Monday, February 9, 2015

65 - Barley's Angels Chicago

Meet Kylie Bunting, co-organizer for Barley's Angels Chicago. In this episode, Kylie talks about creating a safe space for women to discover and enjoy beer, gives the low down on snow etiquette and shares three (and a half!) secrets, including a way to see the city from a whole new angle.


You can find Barley's Angels Chicago online, on Facebook and on Twitter. They've got some great events coming up, including a Girl Scout Cookie/Beer pairing event, so be sure to sign up!

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Monday, January 26, 2015

64 - Mac & Cheese Productions

Meet Saya Hillman, owner of Mac & Cheese Productions, a business that helps people grow community and grow themselves in unique and fun ways. In this episode, Saya talks about how unemployment led to a life of yes, addresses the serious issue of man-spreading and gives an incredible list of Chicago Secrets (seriously, get a pen and paper out).


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Monday, January 12, 2015

In Memory of Jason Chin

Last week, our friend and past guest Jason Chin passed away. He was the guest on our very first episode of 2014 and we will begin 2015 by replaying his episode from last year, to honor and remember an amazing man and pillar of the Chicago comedy community. You will be missed, Jason.