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Outside the Loop RADIO

Jan 26, 2020

Mike Stephen chats about all things related to podcasting!  Matt Young of Hello From the Magic Tavern, Ryan Ingwersen of ABV Chicago, and Kelly Opalko from the Chicago Podcast Festival stop by the studio to discuss podcasting in Chicago and beyond.  This week's local tunes provided by Sports...


Jan 18, 2020

Mike Stephen discusses the Black Chicago perspective of Mayor Lightfoot with Tiffany Walden of The Triibe, listens to a journalist’s experience visiting a dispensary, and learns the Secret History of Chicago Blues harpist George “Wild Child” Butler This week the local music comes from Lou Schmidt.

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Jan 11, 2020

Mike Stephen learns how we can’t impeach a Chicago mayor, welcomes local jazz musician Joe Policastro to preview his trio’s show, and discovers the Secret History of blues singer Lucille Spann.  Plus: Joe visits the OTL Wrap Party segment to discuss playing music in Chicago and the awesomeness of the late Neil Peart...


Jan 4, 2020

Mike Stephen talks to a former local trolley driver who did the job for over 20 years and has a new book about his experiences called Twenty Years Without a Weekend, gets an update on Chicago’s recycling efforts from the Chicago Recycling Coalition, and learns about a new TV show that helps novice female politicians...


Dec 28, 2019

Mike Stephen discusses whether 2019 was a good year for local beer with Josh Noel of the Chicago Tribune, learns about the fight against corruption with Susan Garrett of the Center for Illinois Politics, and airs some show clips from the past decade of OTL. The local music this week is brought to us by Ryan Yueill. ...