Featured: Filmspotting | Strange Brews | Chewing the Fat
Filmspotting Remembering Harold Ramis, 'Sacred Cow' review of Groundhog Day. "Caddyshack," "Stripes," "Ghostbusters"… as an actor, a writer and a director, Harold Ramis left an indelible mark on the last three decades of movie comedies. Josh and Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune) honor the passing of the Chicago native with their Top 5 Ramis Moments. Plus, a "sacred cow" review of arguably his defining work, "Groundhog Day."
Strange Brews (WBEZ's craft brew podcast) We visited Lakefront Brewery as the first stop on our road trip to Wisconsin. This is one of our favorite tours ever, so we recorded it and put it in our podcast! Thanks to tour guide Evan Koepnick for letting us put a mic on him.
We also drink This American Life producer (and Milwaukee native) Ben Calhoun's six year old homebrew and talk about potential new beer laws in Virginia and Florida, a Pliny ploy in Portland and the dental benefits of hop leaves.
Chewing the Fat (WBEZ's food podcast) Lake Michigan served as an industrial dumping ground for decades, and that legacy continues in the bodies of lake fish -- enough that anglers are warned about how many lake fish to eat. What needs to happen before we can fish the lake without worry? Plus, we answer how Chicago-area waterways are affected by all the salt that melts winter snow .. and then goes down the drain.
WBEZ and Vocalo Podcasts, from A to Z
By the Way
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. Subscribe on iTunes | RSS | SoundCloud
TV has jumped the shark! Networks and cable are out, Hulu and Netflix are in. That's changing the way television is produced, and how people are watching. Each week on WBEZ's Changing Channels, pop culture critics Leah Pickett, Britt Julious and Alison Cuddy watch TV and talk about its future. Subscribe on iTunes | RSS | SoundCloud
Chewing the Fat
From WBEZ Chicago, Chewing the Fat is a weekly podcast with food journalists Louisa Chu and Monica Eng. Together they tackle cooking, dining, culture food policy, culinary characters and more. Subscribe on iTunes | RSS | SoundCloud
WBEZ's Curious City is a news-gathering experiment designed to satisfy your curiosities. You ask your questions about Chicago, the region and the people who live here, vote for your favorites, and together we find the answers. It’s your Curious City. Subscribe on iTunes | RSS | SoundCloud
Live Music Thursday
Love + Radio
The only public radio podcast with an 'explicit' tag, Nick van der Kolk's Love and Radio features in-depth, otherworldly-produced interviews with an eclectic range of subjects, from the seedy to the sublime. Get inside the mind of a rogue taxidermist. Find out what it's like to experience a stroke firsthand. Or spend time with an artist who gives away her life savings every night. You've never heard anything like it before. Subscribe on iTunes | RSS | SoundCloud
Vocalo's Music Vox is 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. Subscribe on iTunes | RSS | SoundCloud
Nerdette Podcast is co-hosted by Greta Johnsen and Tricia Bobeda. It's a safe space for nerding out about all the things you're watching, reading, listening to and encountering IRL. Subscribe on iTunes | RSS | SoundCloud
Take two nationally respected rock critics, the latest music news, personal commentary, and exclusive interviews and performances, add a huge pile of records old and new, and the result is Sound Opinions—the world's only rock and roll talk show. Subscribe on iTunes | RSS | SoundCloud
WBEZ's podcast covering craft beer and related culture. Hosted by Andrew Gill, Alison Cuddy and Tim Akimoff, Strange Brews episodes are recorded on location around the Midwest and include interesting guests including brewers, artists and craft beer lovers. New episodes are posted every other week. Subscribe on iTunes | RSS | SoundCloud
Our information’s up in the cloud, Google wants us to wear computers on our faces, and we’re not sure where our privacy went. Technology is changing how we learn about our world, communicate with each other and live our lives. On Tech Shift, WBEZ Afternoon Shift Host Niala Boodhoo and Web Editor Tim Akimoff chat with innovators and commentators about our life in a technological world. Subscribe on iTunes | RSS | SoundCloud
The Paper Machete
The Paper Machete is a free, weekly “live magazine” covering pop culture, current events and American manners. Part spoken-word show, part vaudeville revue, The Paper Machete features comedians, journalists, storytellers and musical guests performing in the back room of a Chicago bar. Subscribe on iTunes | RSS| SoundCloud
The State We're In
Host Jonathan Groubert and WBEZ have teamed up to bring back the revered program, The State We're In. In Season 1 of this podcast reboot, you'll hear astonishing true and personal stories from all over the globe. The sonically beautiful, and narratively gripping "talkumentary" program brings you guests who will amaze you, break your heart or leave you laughing—sometimes, all at once. Subscribe on iTunes | SoundCloud
This American Life
Each week This American Life chooses a theme, and presents various stories on that theme. Hosted by Ira Glass. Produced by Chicago Public Media. Distributed by Public Radio International. Subscribe on iTunes | RSS | SoundCloud
From Nobel Peace Prize winners to Nicaraguan sweatshop workers, WBEZ’s Worldview highlights a range of voices that go beyond the headlines. The show delves deep into the people and forces shaping the world and our communities, exploring issues and events through in-depth series and public events. Jerome McDonnell hosts WBEZ’s long-running global affairs program. Subscribe on iTunes | RSS | SoundCloud