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Public domain songs updated for the 21st century: PlaybackPlayfwd (Episode 485)

If you wanna look forward in music, sometimes it’s important to look back. PlaybackPlayfwd is a newly-released comp from students and alumni of Columbia College that presents updated public domain…

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‘Trashy suburban rock duo’ readies ‘Bloody Disco’: SKYD (Episode 484)

Chicago area duo SKYD (Derek & Skyler) are releasing a new single on Halloween called “Bloody Disco.” We get into that, writing and creating during the pandemic, video games, narcotic…

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Smoking Popes frontman Josh Caterer prepares to record live album from The Hideout (Episode 483)

Miss live music? Me too. Josh Caterer (The Smoking Popes) is livestreaming the recording of a live album from the Hideout  tomorrow (Wednesday) night. Rounding out his formed-during-the-pandemic band are Chicago…

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‘There’s nothing more emotionally honest’ than horror: Author Peter Counter (Episode 482)

“The best horror stories don’t take us into the truly unknown. Instead, they show us the limits of sensory experience, making us aware of the border between humanity and naught…

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T1 fest: Punk rock fest goes virtual to fight T1 diabetes (Episode 481)

T1 Fest returns this year to raise awareness in the fight against Type 1 Diabetes, and this year’s event is all online! I’ll be hosting the livestream event Saturday night…

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The pandemic, broken down day-by-day: Author/Editor Jon Sternfeld (Episode 480)

COVID-19 has defined the way we think and exist in 2020. As history continues to unfold, the first several months of the pandemic have already been committed to print. “UNPREPARED:…

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From ‘Permanent Waves’ to ‘Presto’: Rush in the 1980s with author Martin Popoff (Episode 479)

Drawn like moths, we drift into the city The timeless old attraction Cruising for the action Lit up like a firefly Just to feel the living night   Author Martin…

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Celebrating 30 years of Pegboy (Episode 478)

30 years of Pegboy demand a celebration! The band performs in a drive-in show tomorrow night in Bridgeview (get tickets at, and are chatting with me (and special guest…

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Let’s enjoy a Fistful of Bourbon (Episode 477)

There’s a new bourbon in town, and it’s a damn fistful. Fistful of Bourbon US Ambassador Anthony Bohlinger brings a little “Spaghetti Western” flavor to tonight’s podcast recording. Car Con…

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Comedy is medicinal: The standup comedy of Dr. Bill Miller (Episode 476)

Dr. Bill Miller is, in fact, a real doctor. He’s also a killer stand-up comic who’s headlining Zanies in Chicago Friday-Sunday night. Mask up and tune in to Episode 476….