Monday, December 24, 2012

24 - 1 Year Anniversary and 2012 Look Back

Welcome to a very special episode - our one year anniversary and our final episode of 2012. If you're reading this, it means that we've made past the end of the world, congratulations! In this episode, Stefania and Arden fly solo (duo?) and cover some of the highs and lows in Chicago over the last year. We also hear from ghosts of guests past (they're not really ghosts)- including Victoria (Chicago Organizing), Martha (IMPACT Chicago), Sheetom (Comedy Sportz) and Bacon (Shit Chicagoans Say...and also his awesome new Chicago Coasters store) - and play a rousing game of This Day in Chicago.

And yes, more giveaways! To celebrate this momentous occasion, we're giving away this fine copy of Chicago In A Box (Chicago Monopoly)

To be entered to win, write to us at with the subject line Chicagopoly and tell us your favorite Chicago landmark and why. We'll ship this bad boy off to the 13th person to write in.

And if that wasn't enough, we close off the show with a personalized version of the Lake Shore Drive song, sent to us by the one and only Skip Haynes! Yeah, that's right, he's a fan of the show.
Basically it's the most epic anniversary episode ever.
If you want your own personalized version of the song, check out Skip's website at

See you in 2013!

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Monday, December 10, 2012

23 - Audrey Niffenegger

Meet Audrey Niffenegger, professor at Columbia College and author of New York Times best selling novels The Time Travelers Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry. In this episode, Audrey talks about book making, teaching, the art of inspiration, the importance of shopping local and the meditative Ando Room in the Art Institute.

To learn more about Audrey, you can visit her website at And be sure to stop by Zola Books and support them as they prepare to give Amazon a run for it's money!

This week, we're giving away a signed copy of Audrey's latest book, Her Fearful Symmetry. To be entered to win, just be the 10th person to e-mail with the subject line "Mouse."

We recorded under the warm glow of this tree
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