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Episodes

  • 9/19/14 Full Show

    Sep 20, 2014 | 44 min
    Bill & Wendy open the show talking about what happened and didn’t happen at the Cubs game…Lori Rackl tells us some exciting news about the tonight show and what it has to do with Chicago and Allstate agent Barbara Brown joins us to talk about the 2014 Allstate Best Drivers Report.
  • The TV Queen with News: Lori Rackl

    Sep 20, 2014 | 8 min
    Lori joins us to chat about the latest news of Jimmy Fallon bring the “Tonight Show” to Chicago, she tells us more about new fall TV shows to look for & more!
  • Congratulations to Art’s Institute of Chicago!

    Sep 19, 2014 | 8 min
    Director of the Art’s Institute of Chicago, Douglas Druick joins the Bill and Wendy Show to talk about institute’s most recent recognition as being named the “Best Museum in the World” by TripAdvisor.  
  • Chicago Gourmet with Flavor HD

    Sep 19, 2014 | 15 min
    Flavor HD brings us the latest on the very hip & tasty Chicago Gourmet Event that is happening at Millennium Park this weekend.  
  • Dr. Ellen Astrachan-Fletcher

    Sep 19, 2014 | 15 min
    Nationally recognized expert, Dr. Ellen Astrachan-Fletcher joins the Bill & Wendy show to talk about the Insight Behavioral Health Center’s new residential treatment program for adults with eating, mood and anxiety disorders.
  • 09/17/14 Full Show

    Sep 19, 2014 | 92 min
    On this edition of the Bill and Wendy show , we discuss the latest news n what’s happening in the NFL, Flavor HD stops by, we get a chance to talk to the director of the Art’s Institute of Chicago and Dr. Ellen Astrachan-Fletcher of Insight Behavioral Health Centers joins us.  
  • 9/18/14 – Full Show

    Sep 19, 2014 | 89 min
    Bill and Wendy are joined by a group of delightful guests including: Actress, Melissa Gilbert (Little House on the Prairie), Comedian, Paul Gilmartin, and WGN Radio host, Dean Richards!  
  • Dean Richards live in studio!

    Sep 18, 2014 | 11 min
    WGN Radio host, Dean Richards, joins Bill and Wendy in studio to discuss the latest entertainment news and what’s going on this week in film!  
  • Melissa Gilbert talks “My Prarie Cookbook”

    Sep 18, 2014 | 20 min
    The always delightful, Melissa Gilbert, joins Bill and Wendy to discuss her new cookbook “My Prairie Cookbook”. Star of the hit TV show, Little House on the Prairie, Melissa discusses everything from past memories of the show to her love for cooking!  
  • Comedian, Paul Gilmartin

    Sep 18, 2014 | 17 min
    Bill and Wendy catch up with comedian, Paul Gilmartin! Longtime host of TBS’s Dinner and a Movie, Paul now hosts the very popular, Mental Illness Happy Hour podcast. Listen in as they discuss his career, overcoming depression and learning to live a positive life.  
  • Oktoberfest is back!

    Sep 18, 2014 | 16 min
    Chef Klaus Lotter from Hofbrauhaus stops by Bill and Wendy to talk about the second annual Oktoberfest returning to Hofbrauhaus Chicago! Lotter also gives us some historical background on how the festival began and he shares with us some traditional german foods.  
  • 09/16/14 Full Show

    Sep 17, 2014 | 89 min
    On this edition of the Bill & Wendy show, we open up with some stories about games we used to play as a child, we chat with WGN TV’s Mark Suppelsa and CNET’s Bridget Carey, we discuss little SNL with author of Live From New York, James Miller, and we top it all off with some delicious candy treats from Rocket Fizz Soda Pop Candy Store!
  • Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop!

    Sep 17, 2014 | 17 min
    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go to a candy shop with over 4,000 different types of candies and with 500 different types of sodas? What if we told you this place actually existed… and its right here outside of CHICAGO! Gee-Golly! Well your in for a treat! Bill and Wendy chat with owner of Rocket Fizz of Glenview, Robert Brescia and his daughter Deana to talk about all the sugary sweet goodness they have at […]
  • iOS 8 Update with Bridget Carey

    Sep 17, 2014 | 13 min
    Is it Tech Tuesday already? CNET’s Bridget Carey stops by and chats with us about what to expect with the new Apple iOS 8 Update and more!
  • Live from New York: Author James Miller

    Sep 17, 2014 | 14 min
    Award winning journalist, James Miller joins Bill & Wendy to talk about his book “Live From New York: an Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live”.
  • Health News with Mark Suppelsa

    Sep 17, 2014 | 9 min
    WGN TV’s Mark Suppelsa joins Bill & Wendy to talk about what’s going on in the latest of health news.
  • Eric Zorn: Quinn vs. Rauner

    Sep 16, 2014 | 16 min
    Eric Zorn stops by the Bill & Wendy show to talk about the latest poll in the Chicago Tribune about how Gov. Quinn is capturing the lead. Eric also weighs in on his view points on each opponent.
  • Full Show 9/15/2014

    Sep 16, 2014 | 94 min
    On this edition of the Bill and Wendy show, we start off the show with the topic who has the biggest sports fan base in Chicago, Eric Zorn chats with us about the latest in Illinois politics, Chef Klaus Lotter from Hofbrauhaus treats us with our own Oktoberfest and comedian Kyle Kinane chats about his upcoming benefits of laughter event.
  • Comedian Kylie Kinane

    Sep 16, 2014 | 11 min
    Comedian Kyle Kinane stops by to chat with Bill and Wendy about his upcoming one night only event, “Benefit of Laughter” on Tuesday, September 16th at the UP Comedy Club in Chicago.
  • 09/12/14 Full Show

    Sep 13, 2014 | 66 min
    It’s Friday and we might have a shorten show due to the Cubs but that doesn’t stop us from having fun. On this edition of the Bill and Wendy show, author Russell Edwards stops by to chat about his new book of a famous mass murder…you might know him as “Jack the Ripper”! We also chat with our TV Guru, Lori Rackl about the 2014 Fall TV Premiere TV shows and Dr. Ken Nelson calls to tell us about the […]
  • The CURE Network Presents: Free One-Day Clinic in LaGrange

    Sep 13, 2014 | 9 min
    Dr. Ken Nelson, Co-Founder and Chairman of CURE Network calls into the Bill and Wendy show to spread the word about the Free One-Day Clinic which will take place on Saturday, September 13th at the Park District of LaGrange, IL. FREE services will be provided by licensed volunteers and will include: Dental: Basic fillings and extractions Vision: Basic eye exams, glasses made on-site (as time and supplies permit) Medical: General medical history review, medication review and vital signs Flu Shots Courtesy of […]
  • Fall 2014 TV Preview with Lori Rackl

    Sep 13, 2014 | 14 min
    Chicago Sun Times TV Critic, Lori Rackl stops by the Bill and Wendy show to talk about the new change in the “Saturday Night Live” cast which includes almost over a dozen of new characters. Lori also shares her favorite new and returning shows premiering this fall.  
  • Could the mystery of Jack of the Ripper be solved?

    Sep 13, 2014 | 17 min
    Author Russell Edwards join the Bill and Wendy show to chat about his forthcoming book, “Naming Jack the Ripper”. During this interview, Edwards recounts the tale of the famous mass murder and he gives us details on how he used DNA to conducted testing on a shawl that was found nearby one of the victim’s bodies.  
  • Inspirational 9/11 Guests, Jefferson and Allison Crowther

    Sep 12, 2014 | 19 min
    How would you spend the last hour of your life? Remembering 9/11 with one of the most inspirational stories we’ve heard. Wearing a Red Bandana to support a man who was there to help others. For more information on Wells Crowther visit: http://www.crowthertrust.org/
  • Judah Friedlander Live in Studio!

    Sep 12, 2014 | 17 min
    Comedian Judah Friedlander of “30 Rock” joins Bill and Wendy live in Studio!
  • Chief Medical Officer, Julie Morita on EV-D68

    Sep 12, 2014 | 9 min
    Julie Morita, chief medical officer, Chicago Department of Public Health joins Bill and Wendy to discuss the recent spread of the virus EV-D68. What can you do to fight off the diseases and how can parents protect their children from contracting the respiratory disease? Listen and find out!
  • DEAN RICHARDS

    Sep 12, 2014 | 12 min
    Bill and Wendy catch up with Dean Richards to discuss the recent loss of James Bond actor, Richard Kiel and what movie will dethrone ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ this week!  
  • 9/11/2014 Full Show

    Sep 12, 2014 | 105 min
    Today Bill and Wendy are joined by guest, Judah Friedlander, to talk about his comedy career, ping pong, and his upcoming show at the UP Comedy Club. They take a look into the recent spread of a respiratory virus spreading through the state and speak with Dean Richards about what’s going on in the world of film! They also take a look back at September 11th and recall it with listener memories and the story of a young man who […]
  • Special Olympics of Chicago Presents: 5% Community Support Day

    Sep 11, 2014 | 6 min
    Executive Vice President of Special Olympics Chicago, Harold Gauthier joins the Bill and Wendy show to chat about how you can help Special Olympics Chicago along with Whole Foods Market Chicago stores for their 5% Community Support Day on September 17th!  
  • John Kinnear: Non-Parents just dont understand

    Sep 11, 2014 | 9 min
    Huffington Post Writer John Kinnear comes to chat with Bill and Wendy about his article “5 Things Parents Need to Stop Saying to Non-Parents.” Listen to see if any of your thoughts made the list!  
  • Flavor HD: Oyster Fest!

    Sep 11, 2014 | 11 min
    Hannah and Dane along with Shaw’s Crab House Senior Vice President Steve LaHaie talk OYSTERS with Oyster Fest right around the corner! We also chuck oysters IN STUDIO!
  • The most moving ALS Bucket Challenger: Anthony Carbajal

    Sep 11, 2014 | 17 min
    Anthony Carbajal joins the Bill and Wendy show to chat about his moving ALS ice bucket video. He gives us more insight on ALS disease, he share his experience about being on Ellen and tells us you can do to help the fight against ALS. You can donate to Anthony foundation called “For Anthony, with Love” at http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/for-anthony-with-love/133001 or go to http://www.alsa.org/  
  • 09/10/14 Full Show

    Sep 11, 2014 | 63 min
    On this edition of the Bill and Wendy show, we talk with Anthony Carbajal about his moving ALS ice bucket challenge video, Flavor HD joins us to talk about Oyster Fest, Huffington Post writer, John Kinnear chats about 5 things he doesn’t like to hear as a parent and the Special Olympics of Chicago calls in to talk about their partnership with Whole Foods for Community Day.  
  • 09/09/14 Full Show

    Sep 11, 2014 | 67 min
    We’re Back! Bill is joined with the lovely Wendy as she is back from assignment. In this show we are jammed packed with Apple news, we talk with one of our favorite reporters, Mark Suppelsa about the Ray Rice incident and in studio recording artist, Shawn Mullins!    
  • Mark Suppelsa: The Ray Rice Controversy

    Sep 11, 2014 | 10 min
    Mark Suppelsa joins the Bill and Wendy talk show about the recent Ray Rice incident and questions the NFL reaction to this.  
  • Bridget Carey: The latest news in the Apple World

    Sep 11, 2014 | 8 min
    Bridget Carey from CNET.com chats with Bill and Wendy about the latest technology that has hit the Apple world.    
  • Shawn Mullins

    Sep 11, 2014 | 16 min
    Recording Artist Shawn Mullins stops by to chat about his upcoming performance at the City Winery. He chats about his previous military experience, shares a unique story about his Wikipedia page, Wendy shares a video of her doing a cover of one of Shawn’s song and as a special treat, Shawn performs his hit “Lullaby.”      
  • 09/05/14 Full Show

    Sep 10, 2014 | 69 min
    On this edition of the Bill and Wendy show, Wendy is on an assignment while Bill is left to takes the reins. This show is jammed pack with lovely guests which include Kelly Leonard who speaks about his father Roy …
  • Fame: A David Bowie Comic Book

    Sep 9, 2014 | 14 min
    Creator of the new comic book biography of musical icon David Bowie, Darren Davis joins Bill and Wendy show to talk about what inspired him to write this epic comic book. He also gives us the behind the scenes details …
  • David Pasquesi

    Sep 9, 2014 | 11 min
    Chicago native improviser & actor Dave Pasquesi joins Bill in studio to dish the latest news on the hit improve show with veteran improviser TJ Jagodowskiof ” TJ & Dave.” He also chats about opening of a new theater called …
  • Jon Lovitz

    Sep 9, 2014 | 11 min
    Comedian Jon Lovitz stops in studio with Bill to chat about his upcoming performance at Chicago Improv in Schamburg! He also shares with why he has a love for comedy, gives us his best impersonation of Bill and more!  …
  • Entertainment Insider: Dean Richards

    Sep 9, 2014 | 14 min
    Dean Richards joins Bill & Wendy show live from the Toronto film festival. He talks about the late passing of Roy Leonard & beloved comedian Joan Rivers. He also gives an inside on what’s happening at the Toronto film festival.…
  • Kelly Leonard

    Sep 9, 2014 | 12 min
    Kelly Leonard, son of Roy Leonard joins the Bill and Wendy show to talk about the late passing of his father.   …
  • 09/08/14 Full Show

    Sep 9, 2014 | 58 min
    On this edition of the Bill and Wendy show, Bill is left by himself again (Oh No!) while Wendy is on assignment! Bill chats about his latest in and out of love affair with the Bears, Eric Zorn and noted …
  • Noted Pet World Expert: Steve Dale

    Sep 9, 2014 | 13 min
    Pet expert, Steve Dale stops by the AllState Showcase Studio chat with Bill about the latest in pet tear stain removers! He also talks about the effect of lyme disease and he gives us an exclusive insider on what it …
  • The Very Charming and All Knowing: Eric Zorn

    Sep 9, 2014 | 15 min
    Eric Zorn joins Bill in the AllState Showcase studio this week to discuss his thoughts on the weird political Bruce Rauner commercial that featured Mike Ditka which aired during this past sunday Chicago Bears game. He also talks about the …
  • Rivers Remembered with TV Critic Lori Rackl

    Sep 5, 2014 | 13 min
    Beloved Chicago Sun Times TV Critic, Lori Rackl joins Bill and Wendy to chat about the life of Joan Rivers. They also talk about NBC’s sitcom “Parks and Recreation” filming their final season in town this week and we discuss …
  • Execution: Is it right or wrong?

    Sep 5, 2014 | 14 min
    Former spokeswoman of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Michelle Lyons joins the Bill and Wendy show to talk about how she witnessed 276 men and two women that were executed by the state of Texas. She also weighs in …
  • Bill and Wendy Full Show 09/04/2014

    Sep 5, 2014 | 111 min
    On this edition of the Bill and Wendy show, they talk about the life and legacy of the late Joan Rivers, we find out about teen rainbow sex parties, we get an inside view about the Texas death penalty, check …
  • 09/03/14 Full Show

    Sep 4, 2014 | 89 min
    Today on The Bill and Wendy show they are joined by the crew on Flavor HD to discuss Mediterranean eats and craft breweries as well as DePaul University professor, Thomas Mockaitis to discuss the recent news on ISIS.   …
  • Flavor HD joins Bill and Wendy

    Sep 4, 2014 | 12 min
      Bill and Wendy catch up with Hannah and Dane from Flavor HD! They discuss the recent boom in craft beer, Mediterranean eats, and why it’s so hard to say the word “brewery”!   …
  • Professor, Thomas Mockaitis discusses ISIS

    Sep 4, 2014 | 14 min
    Bill and Wendy are joined by Thomas Mockaitis, Professor of History, DePaul University, to update us on all the recent ISIS news.       …
  • 09/02/14 Full Show

    Sep 3, 2014 | 93 min
    Bill and Wendy talked about the iCloud hacking, beaches closing, tech tips, and much more. …
  • Pat Hughes: WGN Walk of Fame

    Sep 3, 2014 | 8 min
    Bill and Wendy chat with Pat Hughes about his broadcasting career, his walk of fame induction, baseball, and much more.   …
  • Mike McNamara and Joe Swanberg: “Happy Christmas”

    Sep 3, 2014 | 11 min
    Bill and Wendy talk with Executive Director of The Midwest Independent Film Festival, Mike McNamara, and Film Director, Joe Swangberg, about Joe’s new film, “Happy Christmas”, featuring Anna Kendrick and Lena Dunham.   …
  • Mark Suppelsa: Beaches are CLOSED

    Sep 3, 2014 | 8 min
    Bill and Wendy talk with WGN TV’s Mark Suppelsa about the beaches closing, and Joan Rivers. …
  • Bill and Wendy Full Show 8/29/14

    Aug 30, 2014 | 81 min
    Bill and Wendy try to find One Direction at their hotel, discover fall’s most anticipated TV premieres, laugh with funny man Brian McCann, find the science of being drunk and hungover with Adam Rodgers, and ask listeners what are the …
  • “Proof: The Science of Booze”

    Aug 30, 2014 | 12 min
    Author and Wired editor Adam Rogers joins Bill and Wendy to talk about the SCIENCE behind alcohol.     …
  • Comedian Brian McCann

    Aug 29, 2014 | 13 min
    Comedian Brian McCann join Bill and Wendy in studio to talk about his Chicago roots, his experiences as a writer on the Tonight Show, Conan O’Brien, and the Emmy Awards.   …
  • TV Time with Lori Rackl: Netflix & Fall’s Debuts

    Aug 29, 2014 | 14 min
    Bill and Wendy talk with the Sun-Times TV critic Lori Rackl about Netflix’s recent buy – NBC’s Blacklist, some of fall’s most anticipated debuts – Gotham, and another new creation from Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal mastermind Shonda Rhimes.  …
  • Bill and Wendy Full Show 8/28/14

    Aug 29, 2014 | 91 min
    Bill and Wendy talk UFOs, fighting ghosts with Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson, Dean’s weekly movie reviews, the annual Chicago Jazz Fest, and Bill’s weekly allowance.     …
  • Ernie Hudson & Ghostbuster’s 30th

    Aug 29, 2014 | 15 min
    Bill and Wendy talk to Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson about the movie’s 30th anniversary and the great new additions fans can find in the new Blu-Ray box set of the classic film.   …
  • Roger Marsh on Illinois UFOs

    Aug 29, 2014 | 20 min
    Bill and Wendy talk about a recent UFO sighting in Illinois with Roger Marsh, the communication director of MUFON, and what exactly are those flying white dots you see flying at you?   …
  • Flavor HD: Gluten Free Cookies Are Yummy!

    Aug 28, 2014 | 12 min
    Hannah and Dane explain what exactly gluten-free means and they introduce Bill and Wendy to some delicious gluten-free cookies. They also celebrate National Banana Lovers Day.   …
  • Jackie Robinson West’s Darold Butler

    Aug 28, 2014 | 7 min
    The Jackie Robinson West Little League US Champions are back in sweet home Chicago and their manager Darold Butler swings by the Bill and Wendy Show to chat about his inspirational team of extraordinary kids.   …
  • Bill and Wendy 8/26 Full show

    Aug 27, 2014 | 66 min
    Bill and Wendy talked kids in sports, technology, Emmys, and much more.   …
  • WGN TV’s Mark Suppelsa

    Aug 27, 2014 | 10 min
      Bill and Wendy talk Jackie Robinson West, dids in sports, and much more with WGN TV’s Mark Suppelsa. …
  • Tech Tuesday with CNET’s Bridgette Carey

    Aug 27, 2014 | 13 min
      Bill and Wendy talk twitching (what?), Microsoft 9, Iphone batterries, returning technology, and more with CNET’s Bridgette Carey. …
  • Bill & Wendy Full Show 08/25/14

    Aug 26, 2014 | 103 min
    Bill and Wendy talked boys vs girls in sports, Little League World Series, a new cleaning service, technology in our lives, the Emmys, and much more.   …
  • Digital Blues Brothers: Brian Hiss and Rob Loud

    Aug 26, 2014 | 12 min
    They are on a 12 week mission across the country in a VW bus. They want to heighten awareness of digital addiction, and encourage people to use technology to aid their lives. They are the Digital Blues Brothers.   …
  • Eric Zorn: Men vs. women in sports

    Aug 26, 2014 | 14 min
    Bill and Wendy talk with Tribune’s Eric Zorn about men vs. women in sports, the Governor’s race, Little League World Series, and much more. …
  • Nate and Cleo Pendleton: Reflecting on Hadiya

    Aug 26, 2014 | 15 min
    In the wake of recent news and on the day of Michael Brown’s funeral, Bill and Wendy talk with Nate and Cleo Pendleton. …
  • TV Time with Lori Rackl: Emmy Edition

    Aug 23, 2014 | 12 min
    Chicago Sun Times TV Critic, Lori Rackl stops by to chat about the upcoming Emmys and she gives us her predictions about a few fellow Chicagoans who have a good chance of winning.   …
  • Methtacular!

    Aug 23, 2014 | 17 min
    Steven Strafford, writer and performer, of “Methtacular!” which chronicles his story of survival in the underground world of Chicago’s crystal meth scene. Methtacular! plays August 21 – September 28, 2014 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets …
  • Flavor HD: What’s Better Than BBQ?

    Aug 22, 2014 | 14 min
    Dane, with guest Brady Lowe of Cochon 555, discusses the new and amazing Heritage BBQ event happening Labor Day. And, Food Network star, Alex Guarnaschelli, chats about the upcoming Food Network event at Ravinia.     …
  • 08/19/14 Bill and Wendy Full Show

    Aug 22, 2014 | 92 min
    It’s Tech Tuesdays with Bridget Carey, a revealing chat with Stan Lee, and an interview with a fellow radio host who live tweeted his vasectomy on this edition of the Bill and Wendy Show.   …
  • Dinosaur 13

    Aug 22, 2014 | 9 min
    Director and producer of Dinosaur 13, Todd Miller, chats with Bill and Wendy about the film that chronicles Sue the T-Rex, who has made her home at Chicago’s Field Museum.   …
  • John Hargrove: Why I Left SeaWorld

    Aug 22, 2014 | 16 min
    John Hargrove, a former senior killer whale trainer for 14 years, left SeaWorld in August of 2012 after witnessing his employer blatantly lie about the danger the massive mammals pose to people in captivity. He shares his story with Bill …
  • Michael Rooker- “It’s More Fun To Be A Bad Guy”

    Aug 22, 2014 | 14 min
    Walking Dead and Guardians of the Galaxy actor Michael Rooker joins Bill and Wendy to chat about his appearance at this weekend’s Chicago Wizard World Comic Convention.     …
  • Matt Soper: Live tweeting his vasectomy

    Aug 20, 2014 | 9 min
      Bill and Wendy talk with a man who recently tweeted about his vasectomy in real time. Of course, Bill and Wendy take every opportunity to crack a joke. …
  • Stan Lee: Upcoming appearance at Wizard World

    Aug 20, 2014 | 12 min
    Bill and Wendy talk with the amazing Stan Lee about comics, movies, and his upcoming appearance at Wizard World. Oh, and Bill suggests a villain. Indigestion Man…? …
  • CNET’s Bridget Carey: Hot tech items

    Aug 19, 2014 | 14 min
    Bill and Wendy talk with CNET’s Bridget Carey smart phones, Roku, and more. …
  • Mark Suppelsa: The Little League World Series

    Aug 19, 2014 | 9 min
    Mark chats with Bill and Wendy about the Little League World Series, the situation in Fergusson, his family, and talking to your kids about sex…? …
  • CJ Lawrence: #iftheygunnedmedown

    Aug 19, 2014 | 30 min
      CJ Lawrence is a defense attorney in Jackson, MS. He joins Bill and Wendy to discuss the all brilliant Twitter hashtag, #iftheygunnedmedown with the connection to the Michael Brown Case in Ferguson, MO. He will also talk about his …
  • Bill and Wendy Full Show 08-18-14

    Aug 19, 2014 | 114 min
    Listen to Bill and Wendy discuss the latest out of Ferguson, Missouri and the Michael Brown case. They also reveal that Kid Rock will be a grandfather. And, they interview Chet Coppock, an Adler Planetarium educator, and CJ Lawrence, an …
  • Chet Coppock: Laying It On The Line

    Aug 19, 2014 | 15 min
    Chet Coppock chats about his new book, Chet Coppock: Laying It On The Line, his greatest memories in sports and more.   …
  • Adler After Dark

    Aug 18, 2014 | 9 min
    Kyle Sater the Adler’s Sr. Educator For Public Program Development chats about Adler After Dark program.   …
  • Eric Zorn: A Discussion of Ferguson, Missouri

    Aug 18, 2014 | 9 min
    Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn discusses the latest happenings in Ferguson, Missouri and about the Michael Brown case.   …
  • Lori Rackl: Netflix Debuts A Few New Series

    Aug 15, 2014 | 11 min
      Sun Times TV critic, Lori Rackl reveals that as a tribute to Robin Williams, Disney Channel will be doing multiple airings of “Aladdin” this weekend. She also recalls his early TV career days as Mork. And, Lori also chats …
  • Jim Breuer

    Aug 15, 2014 | 15 min
    Comedian Jim Breuer chats about his upcoming Aug 15th and 16th performances at Chicago Improv. …
  • What A Feeling!

    Aug 15, 2014 | 13 min
    Bill and Wendy discuss their mutual affinity for the 1980’s classic, Flashdance. …
  • The Truth About Lyme Disease

    Aug 14, 2014 | 19 min
    Melissa Sofia and her daughter, Caitlyn, share their story about how Lyme disease has affected Caitlyn. They also clear up common misconceptions about the disease. Caitlyn’s Lyme specialists are located in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin at Fox Valley Wellness, Dr. …
  • Bright Lights of the Second City: 50 Prominent Chicagoans on Living with Passion and Purpose.

    Aug 14, 2014 | 15 min
    Author Betsy Storm chats about her new book, Bright Lights of the Second City: 50 Prominent Chicagoans on Living with Passion and Purpose. …
  • The Best of Bill’s Vacation Stories

    Aug 13, 2014 | 7 min
      Bill recently visited the Turks and Caicos with his family. He shares the best stories from his time in the tropics. …
  • Remembering Robin Williams

    Aug 13, 2014 | 17 min
    John Montgomery, co-executive producer of The Crazy Ones starring Robin Williams, celebrates the life of the comedic legend. …
  • Thought-Provoking Eric Zorn

    Aug 12, 2014 | 15 min
    Eric Zorn joins Wendy Snyder and Judy Pielach to discuss grade inflation and Princeton’s proposal to end limit on giving A’s.   …
  • Wine in a Can

    Aug 12, 2014 | 13 min
    Lisa Taaffe, wine sales professional and Union Wine Co.’s Founder/ Winemaker Ryan Harms chat about wine in a can developed by Union Wine Company. …
  • Jerry Bonkowski: Tony Stewart didn’t see Kevin Ward Jr. until it was too late

    Aug 12, 2014 | 14 min
    Jerry Bonkowski, writer, MotorSportsTalk at NBCSports.com, discusses NASCAR’s Tony Stewart hitting and killing fellow driver Kevin Ward, Jr.       …
  • Comedian Gilbert Gottfried on Robin William’s Death

    Aug 11, 2014 | 6 min
    Comedian Gilbert Gottfried joined Wendy Snyder and Judy Pielach to comment on comedian and actor Robin William’s shocking death. Williams had recently announced his return to rehab and the post-production of Mrs. Doubtfire 2. …
  • Dean Richards goes Into The Storm

    Aug 8, 2014 | 12 min
    Dean Richards joined Wendy Snyder to talk about last weekend’s big opening for Guardians of the Galaxy and Dean also had a review of the new movie “Into The Storm,” which blows into theaters this weekend.     …
  • Predicting the next big earthquake

    Aug 7, 2014 | 14 min
    David Nabhan, the author of “Earthquake Prediction: Answers In Plain Sight” joined Wendy Snyder and guest co-host Dean Richards to talk about his prediction of a big earthquake in September.     …
  • Old School Chicagoland Eats

    Aug 7, 2014 | 9 min
    Danny Wurst, the Chicago Community Director for Yelp joined Wendy Snyder along with guest co-hosts Hannah Stanley and Dane Neal to talk about their list of the best old school eating options in Chicago.   …
  • “If You Build It,” Dwier Brown will come

    Aug 7, 2014 | 17 min
    Actor Dwier Brown joined Wendy Snyder along with guest co-hosts Hannah Stanley and Dane Neal to talk about his iconic role in the movie Field of Dreams and his new book “If You Build It”       …
  • Actor Matt Walsh goes “Into The Storm”

    Aug 7, 2014 | 14 min
    Actor Matt Walsh joined Wendy Snyder along with guest co-hosts Hannah Stanley and Dane Neal to talk about the new movie “Into the Storm” which blows into theaters this weekend.       …
  • Flavor HD: Do us a Flavor

    Aug 6, 2014 | 14 min
    Description: Flavor HD foodies Hannah and Dane talked with Wendy Snyder about a new Food Network event at Ravinia, and also the interesting flavor combinations in the competition to pick the new flavor for Lays Chips. …
  • The Starfish Throwers

    Aug 5, 2014 | 15 min
    Executive Director of the Midwest Independent Film Festival, Mike McNamara as well as director Jesse Roesler and producer Melody Gilbert chat about their film, The Starfish Throwers, which premieres tonight at Midwest Independent Film Festival.     …
  • Harmonica Legend Corky Siegel

    Aug 5, 2014 | 12 min
    Corky Siegel, harmonica maestro, joins Rick Kogan and Wendy Snyder to chat about his amazing career and upcoming performance City Winery. …
  • Understanding Your Email Privacy and Hacking

    Aug 5, 2014 | 14 min
    CNET senior editor and host of daily news show CNET Update, Bridget Carey reveals a recent case wherein Google found child pornography in a man’s e-mail, and Google alerted authorities, and it led to his arrest.   …
  • iO Chicago Has a New Home

    Aug 5, 2014 | 17 min
    Charna Halpern, co-founder of the Improv Olympic, chats with Wendy Snyder and Rick Kogan about iO’s new space and shares memories of former iO performers. …
  • Dr. Jay Gottfried

    Aug 5, 2014 | 13 min
      Why do we not like certain smells but love others? Northwestern Olfactory neuro-scientist, Dr. Jay Gottfried, joins Wendy Snyder to discuss people’s aversion to certain smells. Listen in and find out why you might love the smell of chicken …
  • The inspirational Genevieve Liu live in Studio!

    Aug 5, 2014 | 18 min
      The inspirational Genevieve Liu joins Wendy in the studio to discuss her story on coping with the loss of a parent. Genevieve began her own website to help with others who have gone through similar experiences. For more information …
  • ‘Pocket Bra’ inventor and CEO, Sherry Goff

    Aug 5, 2014 | 15 min
      Wendy Snyder speaks with guest, Sherry Goff – inventor, founder and CEO of the Pocket Bra! Listen in as Sherry discusses her invention and gives WGN listeners a special incentive to try out her product!   For more information …
  • Phil Rosenthal

    Aug 5, 2014 | 17 min
    Phil Rosenthall joins Wendy Snyder and Eric Zorn to discuss his recent article on the Tribune split and the changes that will occur in the upcoming months. What will be the outcome of this change?   …
  • Lori Rackl: What You Should Watch Now on TV

    Aug 1, 2014 | 11 min
    Lori Rackl discusses new TV series debuting next week: “Top Chef Duels,” a new Kelsey Grammer comedy set in Chicago called “Partners”, “The Knick” on Cinemax and “Outlander” on Starz. And, she also chats about the Sharknado 2 craze and …
  • Ebola is Coming to the United States

    Aug 1, 2014 | 8 min
    Kristen Nordlund, spokesperson for CDC, discusses the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and the chances of the virus spreading to the United States as two Ebola victims are reportedly being transported to Atlanta.   …
  • Meg Conley: Why You Should Have Sex with Your Husband Every Day

    Aug 1, 2014 | 16 min
    Writer and mother of two, Meg Conley, joins Bill and Wendy to chat about her experiment of having sex with her husband every day for a month and how it enriched her relationship. …
  • Your Next Selfie Can Predict When You Will Die

    Aug 1, 2014 | 15 min
    S. Jay Olshansky, a Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Research Associate at the Center on Aging at the University of Chicago and at the London School of Hygiene and …
  • Ron Onesti: Southern Rock Reunion

    Aug 1, 2014 | 13 min
    Rock out with the Southern Rock Reunion Tour featuring The Marshall Tucker Band, Molly Hatchett, The Outlaws, and The Artimus Pile Band this Sun, Aug 3rd at Festival Park in Elgin. President and CEO of Onesti Entertainment, Ron Onesti, joins …
  • Dr. Charles Hebert: Why Workplace Violence Occurs

    Jul 31, 2014 | 13 min
      A recently demoted worker at ArrowStream shot and critically injured the CEO of his company and then took his own life. Dr. Charles Hebert, psychiatrist, Rush University Medical Center, shares his psychological expertise on workplace violence.     …
  • Dean Richards: Why You Should Watch Sharknado 2

    Jul 31, 2014 | 14 min
    Dean Richards reviews Sharknado 2, Guardians of the Galaxy and Get On Up. …