By the way, did you know that Vocalo collaborates with community partners to bring you voices and conversations you cannot hear anywhere else on public radio? Well, we do. We curate the best of these collaborations and present them to you here, as part of the ‘By the Way’ series on Vocalo 89.5 FM and Vocalo.org. Podcast updates every Tues.
WBEZ’s Curious City lets the public choose the stories we cover. You sound off on what’s got you curious about Chicago, the region and its people and WBEZ works with you to get answers. Our investigations can morph into videos, comics, long-form articles and — yep—radio stories. This podcast serves up a steamy buffet of questions and answers we’ve found along the way. You can submit your questions and follow what we’re up to at curiouscity.wbez.org.
Dueling theater critics Kelly Kleiman and Jonathan Abarbanel discuss the latest stage productions and dissect the best — and the worst — of Chicago's theater scene.
Kitchen Close-ups offers an intimate introduction to characters in Chicago's food and dining scene. The multimedia series runs weekly on WBEZ.org.
Live performances and interviews with emerging music artists and national touring acts that you won't hear anywhere else. Host Jesse Menendez moves beyond the typical "tell us about the album" interviews, bringing you real conversations with the people shaping the modern music scene in a variety of genres. Airs every Wednesday 8-9 p.m. Central on Vocalo 89.5 FM and Vocalo.org. Podcast updates every Thursday.
Sometimes funny, sometimes gross, sometimes sad, and sometimes all of the above, Love + Radio features in depth interviews and stories with a rich, otherworldly style. You've never heard a show that sounds quite like it.
The best afternoon call-in talk program around Lake Michigan! Hosts Luis Perez and Shantell Jamison discuss current events and social justice issues, talk with local who's whos, and share stories. Luis and Shantell's 'real talk' and enthusiastic style coupled with a focus on personal narratives lead to engaging and frank conversations with callers and guests. Airs Mon-Fri 4-6pm Central on Vocalo 89.5 FM and Vocalo.org. Podcast updates every Tuesday.
Free, weekly podcast of the world's only rock 'n' roll talk show. Hosted by Jim DeRogatis of Vocalo.org and Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune. Produced by WBEZ Chicago and distributed by PRX. In mp3 and updated Mondays.
Coming to you live from Carter's Barbershop in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood, The Barbershop Show brings you a weekly dose of real talk, straight from the shop floor. No punches are pulled and no topic is considered off-topic. Hosted by Vocalo and Chicago Reporter staff. Airs every Friday at 12 p.m. CST on Vocalo 89.5 FM and Vocalo.org. Podcast updates every Tuesday.
A podcast cut from the best conversations and interviews from WBEZ’s live talk shows. Hosted and produced by Jason Marck and WBEZ’s talk staff.
Hosted by Brian Babylon & Molly Adams. Join in on the smart and sensational conversations about politics, race, celebrity, sex and gender, the economy or any other buzzing topic of the day. Airs Monday-Friday 8-10 a.m. Central on Vocalo 89.5 FM and Vocalo.org. Podcast updates every Tuesday.
A magazine-style music show featuring local, new and independent music. Plus segments on new releases, music news, and in-depth interviews dealing with the culture and politics of music and the artists who make it. Hosted by Jesse Menendez. Airs Monday-Friday 6-8 p.m. Central on Vocalo 89.5 FM and Vocalo.org. Podcast updates every Tuesday.
Where journalists, comedians and storytellers discuss current events, pop culture and American manners, hosted by Christopher Piatt and Ali Weiss Klingler. The Paper Machete is a weekly “live magazine,” a spoken-word show addressing politics and culture, performed in the back room of a tavern on Chicago’s north side.
Official free, weekly podcast of the award-winning radio show "This American Life." First-person stories and short fiction pieces that are touching, funny, and surprising. Hosted by Ira Glass, from WBEZ Chicago Public Media, and distributed by Public Radio International. In mp3 and updated Mondays.
Each Thursday we podcast video of one song from a live music performance filmed by WBEZ Music.
WBEZ's global affairs program. Featuring in-depth conversations about international issues and their local impact. Also, foreign film reviews and human rights commentaries. Hosted by Jerome McDonnell.