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Monster Dogs Morning Monster Cafe with Steve Silver (Episode 958)

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I agree, especially if hot dogs are involved. Steve Silver, Chicago’s legendary lover, fighter, doorman, and raconteur, joined me at the Morning Monster Cafe (Monster Dogs food truck)…

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‘Cheers’ to Glory Days at Central Cafe in Highland Park (Episode 847)

This brunch episode was recorded with James and Vince of Glory Days and Jacqui Litvan of Central Cafe in Highland Park (664 Central). Glory Days has a new single out (“Cheers”), along with an accompanying video. You can also see…

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Dirty Ditties and Donuts: Dynamite (Episode 210)

Shhh… we meet up with the Secret Donut Society!

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Naked Raygun’s Jeff Pezzati: A Chicago music icon (Episode 182)

Naked Raygun is simply one of the greatest bands to emerge from Chicago. They helped define the Chicago punk sound in the 1980s with a handful of timeless albums and legendary live shows.

Proving there is still justice to be found in the world, Raygun’s legend continues to be discovered and the band’s catalog is finding its way into a new generation’s streaming playlists. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that one of the band’s most high-profile evangelists is Dave Grohl, who frequently shares the story of seeing Naked Raygun back in the 1980s at the Cubby Bear in Chicago.

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Why take on online harassment? Amy Guth: ‘Someone’s got to do this. Why not me?’ (Episode 66)

I’ve had this one “in the can” for a while, waiting to launch it simultaneously with Yak Channel. My timing was a little off. Okay, a lot off. Regarding online harassment, multimedia journalist/star Amy Guth had been told to “suck…