Chicago Reader celebrates 50 years of staying ‘free and freaky’

Reset takes a deep dive in the history and legacy of the atl-weekly and what the future holds for the paper.

Chicago Reader celebrates 50 years of staying ‘free and freaky’
The Chicago Reader celebrates its 50th anniversary this month.
Chicago Reader celebrates 50 years of staying ‘free and freaky’
The Chicago Reader celebrates its 50th anniversary this month.

Chicago Reader celebrates 50 years of staying ‘free and freaky’

Reset takes a deep dive in the history and legacy of the atl-weekly and what the future holds for the paper.

The Chicago Reader started small. But over the decades, the alt-weekly pioneer has influenced and shaped the news ecosystem in Chicago and beyond.

Reset reflects on the Reader’s greatest achievements and changes as it marks its 50th anniversary, and asks listeners about their experience with the paper.

GUESTS: Tracy Baim, co-publisher and president of the Chicago Reader

Paul Durica, director of exhibitions at the Newberry Library