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Outside the Loop RADIO

Dec 3, 2022

Mike Stephen learns about the fascinating history of Kaskaskia, IL, from Illinois Humanities' Matt Meacham and then dives into the story of the 1980s-era metal band Witchslayer.


Nov 26, 2022

Mike Stephen talks to local journalist and Streetsblog Chicago editor John Greenfield about his controversial article about the firing of a Hideout employee and then gets a preview of this year’s Goose Island Bourbon Co. Stout line from Josh Noel of the


Nov 19, 2022

Mike Stephen gives an update on the Chicago City Council’s inaction when it comes to fighting homelessness, gets the lowdown on new music from Chicago’s Curious Grace & Black Rabbit, and discovers the amazing Secret History of local polka legend Walter “Li’l...


Nov 12, 2022

Mike Stephen talks to sociologist David Schalliol about the societal impact of demolishing buildings in Chicago, discusses the state of politics in Springfield during this polarized time with State Rep. Margaret Croke (D-12th), and plays audio of his experience at the immersive FORTS! experience at the Filament Theatre...


Nov 5, 2022

Mike Stephen talks to Chalkbeat Chicago reporter Samantha Smylie and learns how Illinois is turning to tutors to help students , chats with legendary Chicagoan Pemon Rami about creativity and activism, and discovers the Secret History of saxman Clifford...