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Outside the Loop RADIO

Sep 24, 2017

11 years of Outside the Loop Radio have brought Mike Stephen a myriad of laughs, debates, tacos, and gray hairs to his head. To celebrate OTL's 11th birthday, Mike features three stories connected to a topic near and dear to his heart, DIY media.His anniversary guests include Bob McChesney, Professor of Communication at...


Sep 17, 2017

Mike Stephen talks with Geoff Meyer, President of The Chicagoland Youth Football League, about where youth football stands in a CTE-aware world, visits Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) to learn about the influential '80s house musicians Master Plan in another installment of the Secret History of Chicago Music, and...


Sep 10, 2017

This week Mike Stephen, with the help of his wife Jenny, drops a baby delivery bomb on the show by welcoming Joey Stephen to the world, checks in with Ere Rendon of the Resurrection Project concerning the recent news on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program, discusses the state of Chicago State...


Sep 3, 2017

It's a new day on OTL as Mike Stephen welcomes his new producer Collin Seaman, debuts a new segment entitled "Low Power to People," featuring  WRHC in Harbor Country, MI, chats with Julian Roberts about the 28th annual African Festival of the Arts in Washington Park, and learns about 1980s pop punk punkers The Front...


Aug 27, 2017

Mike Stephen checks in with Chicago Fringe Festival executive director Anne Cauley about seeking out the weird and unique in the performing arts, visits with Bars of Chicago creator Katherine Hodges about Instagramming as many taverns as she can in the city and beyond, and bids farewell to Outside the Loop...