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Support an ‘adult picture book’ that’s ‘full of swears’: Shut Up and Feel (Episode 866)

Award-winning creative duo DJ Corchin and Dan Dougherty are currently crowdfunding “Shut Up and Feel: An Adult Picture Book on Emotions,” a book that’s “relatable, hilarious, and has a lot of swears. A bold, picture book approach to the messy…

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Video Game Hall of Famer talks decades-long journey to make passion project a reality (Episode 831)

The decades-long process to bring an arcade game to market is chronicled in the forthcoming documentary film, “Ghostlord and the Quest for Dark Presence.” The game in question is “Dark Presence,” the brainchild of Galloping Ghost owner/International Video Game Hall…

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Russian mythology and Italian sausage: Talking ‘Atomika’ over Johnnie’s Beef with comics creator Sal Abbinanti (Episode 688)

ATOMIKA: GOD IS RED, the independently-created graphic novel by Sal Abbinanti, is being compiled in a new Omnibus edition. Jump on the Kickstarter of Atomika while you can: It closes soon, and there are all kinds of cool extras and…

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Pizza for Everyone! Crust Fund Pizza’s John Carruthers talks new book, Chicago charities and PIZZA (Episode 638)

John Carruthers has dedicated his life to pizza: Making it. Talking about it. Writing about it. Using it as a force for social justice. From his Crust Fund Pizza initiative to the just-released “Pizza for Everyone” book, John’s efforts are…

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Launching the podcasts-to-vinyl ‘Phonation’ project (Episode 616)

What is Phonation? I’m chatting about the podcasts-on-vinyl crowdfunding project with my co-conspirators Giorgio Reyes and Zach Spangler. We had plenty of video mishaps as we recorded (it’s been a long time since I did car-based podcasts on a regular…

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‘PHONATION’ wants to put Chicago podcasts on vinyl!

Help get Chicago area podcasts pressed onto vinyl!

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Poverty, revenge, religion and violence: Comics creator Sal Abbinanti’s ‘The Hostage’ (Episode 558)

“This hostage was not born. It was not sent. It was the dream of the kids that never felt sorry for themselves.” “The Hostage” is a new graphic novel from independent comic artist Sal Abbinanti that tells the story of…

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Get your adorable ‘Bobo the dog’ calendar and support The Atlas Moth (Episode 529)

Do you like dogs? How about dogs in people’s clothes? Do you also like supporting members of Chicago’s music community? I have just the thing for you: “Bobo, 12 months a year,” a handsome calendar featuring Bobo the dog, owned…

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AWOLNATION/Distillers tour manager launches skateboard company (Episode 518)

Finless Skateboard Co. is in the home stretch of its Kickstarter campaign to produce eco-friendly decks with vintage feels and a modern twist. Dan McKay is a tour manager for bands like Cypress Hill and the Distillers. When the pandemic…