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Episodes

  • Strange Things Seen On The Road

    Oct 1, 2014 | 51 min
    A woman was issued a ticket for driving in the carpool lane with a huge Teddy Bear as a passenger. This leads Nick Digilio and listeners to share the strangest things they’ve seen on the road. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • The Wizard of The Dark Side of the Moon

    Oct 1, 2014 | 23 min
    Did you know Iron Eyes Cody was actually Italian? Or that a McDonalds product was a big part of cocaine use? And then there’s the myth about Wizard of Oz syncing up with Dark Side of the Moon. Zack Crockett of Priceonomics discusses all of the above in this conversation with Nick Digilio. And to order the new Priceonomics book he co-authored titled Everything is B.S., click here. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • The Months of the Year Ranked

    Oct 1, 2014 | 9 min
    Nick Digilio reacts to this uproxx.com opinion piece that ranks the months of the year. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Terrible TV Show Names

    Oct 1, 2014 | 16 min
    Nick Digilio checks out this list of terrible TV show titles. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • New Music: Chicago Farmer

    Sep 30, 2014 | 31 min
    His latest album, Backenforth, IL, is ‘about finding your place in life – that sweet spot where we all belong’ …. Nick Digilio visits with Cody Diekhoff aka Chicago Farmer. In this podcast, he performs a few songs and previews his vinyl release show on Friday October 3rd at Tonic Room. He’ll also be playing in Peoria on Saturday October 4th and Evansville on Thursday, October 9th. For more information visit his website chicagofarmer.com. To download this or any of […]
  • True Movie Stars

    Sep 30, 2014 | 71 min
    In this article Variety contends Denzel Washington may be the last pure movie star leading Nick Digilio and listeners to discuss their favorite actors and actresses. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Nick’s Dad’s Joke of The Week

    Sep 29, 2014 | 3 min
    Nick’s Dad delivers his joke of the week. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • New Music: Everybody Says Yes

    Sep 29, 2014 | 27 min
    Nick Digilio welcomes John Fournier and Meghan Murphy of the band Everybody Says Yes. In this conversation, they world premiere a brand new song and preview their October 7th show at Martyrs. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.  
  • Great TV Theme Songs – Part 2

    Sep 29, 2014 | 30 min
    Nick Digilio and listeners talk more about great TV theme songs and replays some musical moment from Gilligan’s Island. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Great TV Theme Songs

    Sep 29, 2014 | 40 min
    This article about Gilligan Island and it’s theme song leads Nick Digilio and listeners to discuss the greatest TV Themes of all-time. For part two, click here. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.  
  • A look at the latest in DVD and Blu-Ray with Jeff Tuckman

    Sep 28, 2014 | 32 min
    Video answer man Jeff Tuckman is back in-studio to tell us what DVD and Blu-ray releases we can look forward to and answer all of your questions about the availability of the old, obscure or cult-classic favorites.  
  • Saturday Night Movie Reviews: 9/27/14

    Sep 28, 2014 | 34 min
    Erik Childress and Collin Souter of eFilmCritic.com join Nick to review the latest On-Demand and theatrical releases. Films reviewed this week include “Jimi: All is by My Side”, “The Equalizer”, “The Boxtrolls” and more.
  • Fly Jamz Friday 09.26.14

    Sep 26, 2014 | 25 min
    Nick Digilio presents another edition of Fly Jamz ‘Fry’day. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Failed 80s Toys

    Sep 26, 2014 | 24 min
    Nick Digilio checks out this Mentalfloss list of 12 failed toy lines from the 1980s. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.  
  • New Music: Big Black Bird

    Sep 26, 2014 | 48 min
    Nick Digilio welcomes the band Big Black Bird. They’re hosting an album release party later tonight Friday September 26th. Happening at Martyrs – 3855 North Lincoln – the show starts at 9pm. Visit their website, bigblackbirdmusic.com, for more information. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Space News: Maven, India and Curiosity Controversy

    Sep 25, 2014 | 29 min
    Rod Pyle is an award winning author and producer on several space related projects. His latest books are Innovation the NASA Way and Curiosity: An Inside Look at the Mars Rover Mission and the People Who Made It Happen. In this conversation with Nick Digilio, they discuss the launch of the Mars orbiter MAVEN, India’s entry into the space race and the controversy surrounding the Mars rover Curiosity. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • The Best of Pat Hughes and Ron Santo In The Booth

    Sep 25, 2014 | 69 min
    In honor of Pat Hughes’ induction to the WGN Radio Walk of Fame, Nick Digilio brings back the Pat and Ron highlight reel featuring some of Pat and Ron Santo’s best moments in the booth. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Crazy Neighbor Stories

    Sep 24, 2014 | 45 min
    Mark Zuckerberg’s neighbors are not happy with him accusing him of hoarding parking spots. This leads Nick Digilio and listeners to share their crazy neighbor stories. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • New Music: Renegade Lightning Rebellion

    Sep 24, 2014 | 43 min
    They’re a mix of indie rock, jazz and classic folk storytelling… Nick Digilio welcomes the band Renegade Lightning Rebellion. In this podcast, they play songs off of their new self-titled EP and preview their show this Thursday, September 25th at Beat Kitchen! To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Your Favorite Album

    Sep 23, 2014 | 65 min
    Pink Floyd announced Monday that they will be putting out new music leading Nick Digilio and listeners to share their favorite albums. They also learn certain celebrities’ favorite discs. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Consumer News: Phone Fraud and Stopping Robocalls

    Sep 23, 2014 | 34 min
    Herb Weisbaum is an Emmy award-winning reporter who covers consumer beat for NBCNews.com. In this conversation with Nick Digilio, they discuss phone fraud, how to stop robocalls and putting a kid through college without putting off retirement. You can read all of Herb’s stories at Consumerman.com. Also follow him on Facebook and Twitter. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Nick’s Dad’s Joke of The Week

    Sep 22, 2014 | 2 min
    Nick’s dad delivers his joke of the week. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Gentleman Bootleggers

    Sep 22, 2014 | 20 min
    It’s the true story of Templeton Rye, prohibition, and a small town in cahoots… Nick Digilio visits with Bryce T. Bauer, author of ‘Gentlemen Bootleggers.’ Bryce will be appearing this Thursday, September 26th at City Lit Books and this Saturday, September 28th at Scofflaw. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Worst. Movie. Ever.

    Sep 22, 2014 | 65 min
    Nick Digilio and listeners react and add to Flavorwire’s list of the 50 Worst Movies of all Time. http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/nickdigilio/worstmoviesever0914.mp3 To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Show Opener 09.22.14

    Sep 22, 2014 | 10 min
    Nick Digilio kicks off the show by talking about his experience singing the 7th inning stretch but the mic not being on. He then transitions to the passing of his former teacher Sheldon Patinkin. http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/nickdigilio/stretch-sheldonpatinkin0914.mp3 To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Saturday Night Movie Reviews: 9/20/14

    Sep 21, 2014 | 50 min
    Erik Childress and Collin Souter of eFilmCritic.com are back to join Nick for the Saturday Night Movie Reviews. This week, they tackle “The Skeleton Twins”, “This is Where I Leave You”, “Tusk”, “A Walk Among the Tombstones” and more.
  • Drinking and Writing Theater’s Sean Benjamin and Steve Mosqueda

    Sep 21, 2014 | 36 min
    Sean Benjamin and Steve Mosqueda of the Drinking and Writing Theater are in-studio to share some more craft brews from the Haymarket Pub and Brewery, and to talk about their new shows; “Brechtoberfest” which plays through October 25th at the Haymarket Pub, and “Pseudo-Chum” which starts October 16th at the Neo-Futurarium.  
  • Previewing the fall TV slate with Dan Fienberg

    Sep 21, 2014 | 34 min
    Hitfix.com’s Dan Fienberg joins Nick Digilio to look ahead at the new offerings from the upcoming TV season. Shows discussed include “Stalker”, “Madame Secretary”, “Jane the Virgin”, “Gotham”, “Forever” and more.
  • MadMouse Brewery and Moxee Kitchen

    Sep 19, 2014 | 45 min
    Moxee Kitchen & Madmouse Brewery, located at 724 W Maxwell Street, is your new spot for beer, BBQ, and good lookin’ scratch cookin’. Nick Digilio gets more details from head brewer Phil Zelewsky. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.  
  • Grocery Products Named After Real People

    Sep 19, 2014 | 12 min
    You know their names. You buy their products. Now hear their stories as Nick Digilio checks out this list of 33 Grocery Store Staples Named After Real People. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Fly Jamz Friday 09.19.14

    Sep 19, 2014 | 23 min
    Nick Digilio presents the latest edition of Fly Jamz Friday. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Chicago: America’s Best Drinking City

    Sep 18, 2014 | 61 min
    GQ has proclaimed Chicago America’s Best Drinking City saying “it’s a full-on drinkable renaissance for everyone from beer drinkers, to gin lovers, to rare-bourbon aficionados.” In honor, Nick Digilio and listeners share their favorite watering holes. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.  
  • Lisa Popeil: Voice Lessons, Weird Al and Informercial Products

    Sep 18, 2014 | 21 min
    Lisa Popeil is one of America’s foremost voice experts and creator of the Voiceworks Method. In this conversation with Nick Digilio she chats about voice lessons, singing with Weird Al and what it was like growing up in the famous infomercial family. For more information including her “Total Singer” DVD and the skype singing lessons she offers, visit her website: popeil.com. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Free Hot Dog and Longtime Snacks

    Sep 18, 2014 | 9 min
    Nick Digilio begins by announcing anyone who brings a Nick D sign to Wrigley Field on Friday and then Wiener and Still Champion will get a free hot dog and fries! He then checks out this list of 11 of the Oldest Snack Foods We’re Still Eating. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Short Film: In My Brother’s Shoes

    Sep 17, 2014 | 27 min
    Lucia Mauro is the writer and director of the new short film “In My Brother’s Shoes,” which is the story of a Chicago man who honors his fallen Marine brother by wearing his combat boots on a pilgrimage to Rome. In this conversation with Nick Digilio, she talks about going from being a theater critic to a filmmaker, shooting on location in Europe and a special screening and fundraiser this Sunday September 21st at 5pm. Taking place at the Auditorium […]
  • TV Movies and Crazy Plots Involving Dobermans

    Sep 17, 2014 | 63 min
    While in the midst of a discussion of the best and worst TV movies, Nick Digilio and listeners discover an abundance of crazy plots involving dobermans. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Nick (and Patti and Pete) are Going to Sing the 7th Inning Stretch!

    Sep 17, 2014 | 5 min
    Nick Digilio (along with Pete McMurray and Patti Vasquez) are going to be singing the 7th Inning Stretch this Friday September 19th. In this podcast, Nick talks about it and the special honor WGN Radio is getting before the game. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Rules of Living in Chicago

    Sep 16, 2014 | 53 min
    Nick Digilio and listeners react and add to this Time Out Chicago list of 16 Rules of Living in Chicago. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.    
  • Automotive News: Better Gas Mileage and Apple/Android Cars

    Sep 16, 2014 | 33 min
    Tom Appel is the publisher of Consumer Guide Automotive and contributor to their blog: cgdailydrive.com. In this conversation, he and Nick Digilio talk about ways to get better gas mileage and how your car will soon be Apple or Android. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • TV Movies of The Week

    Sep 16, 2014 | 13 min
    Nick Digilio and listeners discuss a few of the entries on this list of 15 Memorable ABC Movies of the Week. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.  
  • Nick’s Dad’s Joke of the Week

    Sep 15, 2014 | 3 min
    Nick’s dad delivers his joke of the week. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.  
  • National Cheeseburger Day

    Sep 15, 2014 | 27 min
    This Thursday is National Cheeseburger Day! Nick Digilio welcomes back Gus from Wiener and Still Champion to talk about the crazy but delicious combinations he’ll be serving up. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.  
  • TV Storylines and Spinoff

    Sep 15, 2014 | 65 min
    Nick Digilio kicks off the conversation with this list of 12 abandoned storylines that could have changed the course of popular TV shows. He then transitions into the best and worst TV spinoffs. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Dmitry Samarov – Part 1

    Sep 12, 2014 | 27 min
    Nick Digilio welcome back writer and artist Dmitry Samarov to talk about his new book Where To: A Hack Memoir, his Russian roots and the book release party happening this Sunday, September 14th at the Rainbo Club. For part two about his collaboration with director John McNaughton, click here.
  • Dmitry Samarov – Part 2

    Sep 12, 2014 | 18 min
    Nick Digilio continues his conversation with Dmitry Samarov including more details about his book release party at Rainbo Club and his collaboration with director John McNaughton. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.  
  • Goldfinger: Pickwick Classic Film Series

    Sep 12, 2014 | 17 min
    Nick Digilio visits with Matthew Hoffman, programmer of the Pickwick Theatre Classic Film Series about their 50th anniversary showing of Goldfinger on September 18th. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.    
  • Another Hilarous Craig Ferguson Bit

    Sep 12, 2014 | 11 min
    Nick Digilio replays a hilarious Craig Ferguson bit involving Matthew McConaughey To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Fly Jamz ‘Fry’Day

    Sep 12, 2014 | 18 min
    Nick Digilio presents another edition of Fly Jamz ‘Fry’day. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.  
  • In Baghdad with Saddam Hussein’s Son on 9/11

    Sep 11, 2014 | 25 min
    In this conversation with Nick Digilio, Larry Garrett describes his experience of being in Baghdad with Saddam Huessein’s son on 9/11. Garret, a world renowned hypnotist and founder of the Garrett Wellness Center, had been brought there to help Uday Hussein. He chronicles the experience in his book Hypnotizing the Devil: The True Story of a Hypnotist Who Treated the Psychotic Son of Saddam Hussein. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Nick Digilio: Remembering 9/11

    Sep 11, 2014 | 69 min
    Nick Digilio and listeners share where they were on 9/11 To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.    
  • New Music: The Central Standard

    Sep 10, 2014 | 27 min
    They’re influences include southern rock, blues and modern indie. Members of The Central Standard join Nick Digilio to preview their Friday gig at Martyrs’. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.   …
  • Is Rock Dead?

    Sep 10, 2014 | 35 min
    Tuesday Gene Simmons declared rock dead due to a broken business model and fans thinking they deserve music for free. Wednesday Apple and U2 made their new album available for free. Nick Digilio and listeners discuss this and concert stories …
  • Toronto Film Festival: Channing Tatum and Electric Boogaloo

    Sep 10, 2014 | 31 min
    Erik Childress recaps some of the new movies he’s seeing at the Toronto Film Festival including Channing Tatum’s award worthy performance in Foxcatcher and a new documentary about Cannon Films, the company responsible for the movie Electric Boogaloo. To download …
  • Jen Bosworth: Accents and Auditioning

    Sep 9, 2014 | 56 min
    Nick Digilio and Jen Bosworth discusses Nic Cage’s odd accents (Bosworth worked for Cage), auditioning for acting work and the ‘turn the table’ segment when Jen interviews Nick. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.…
  • Items You’ll Never Use And Things You’ll Never Do Again

    Sep 9, 2014 | 35 min
    2014 will be the last year the Leonard Maltin Movie Guide will be published with next year’s edition being digital only. This leads Nick Digilio and listeners to reminisce about the items we’ll never use and things you’ll never do …
  • Nick’s Dad’s Joke of The Week

    Sep 8, 2014 | 3 min
    Nick’s dad delivers his joke of the week. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page. …
  • New Music: Arbor Creek

    Sep 8, 2014 | 28 min
    Nick Digilio welcomes the guys from Arbor Creek. Influenced by the blues and jam band sound of the 60’s and 70’s, they will headline the Metro this Saturday night September 13th. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit …
  • A Report From The Toronto Film Festival

    Sep 8, 2014 | 32 min
    Nick Digilio welcomes Erik Childress who provides a recap of some of the movies he’s seen at the Toronto Film Festival. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page. …
  • Brand Names and Odd Holidays

    Sep 8, 2014 | 29 min
    Nick Digilio first checks out this list of how famous brands got their name before transitioning to a list of odd holidays you can celebrate in September. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page. …
  • A celebration of Roy Leonard

    Sep 7, 2014 | 127 min
      Nick Digilio is joined by a roster of WGN colleagues past and present, including former Program Director Mary June Rose, Steve Bertrand, Steve King and Johnnie Putnam, Spike O’ Dell, Steve Cochran, VP of Creative and Programming Todd Manley, …
  • Nick Digilio’s Tribute to Roy Leonard – Part 1

    Sep 5, 2014 | 45 min
    Nick Digilio begins his tribute to Roy Leonard by replaying Roy’s first Saturday night visit with one year ago and then his most recent Saturday night visit where he discusses his love of “Boyhood.” To download this or any of …
  • Nick Digilio’s Tribute to Roy Leonard – Part 2

    Sep 5, 2014 | 39 min
    Nick Digilio continues his tribute to Roy Leonard with talk about Family Classics, the Walk of Fame induction and a hilarious stories about the week Roy brought Mel Torme to movie screenings. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast …
  • Nick Digiluio’s Tribute to Roy Leonard – Part 3

    Sep 5, 2014 | 39 min
    Nick Digilio concludes his tribute to the late, great Roy Leonard by visiting with Kathy O’Malley and replaying a conversation between Roy and Sid Caesar about treasuring life. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.…
  • Tony Fitpatrick: Steppenwolf, Poetry Foundation and Elvis Cops

    Sep 4, 2014 | 57 min
    The one and only Tony Fitzpatrick joins Nick Digilio to talk about “The Midnight City” his new production at the Steppenwolf Garage, his exhibition at the Poetry Foundation and the time he almost got arrested by the Elvis Cops …
  • Chicago Institutions: Gone But Not Forgotten

    Sep 4, 2014 | 47 min
    One of the topics Nick Digilio and Tony Fitzpatrick discussed on Thursday morning was gone but not forgotten Chicago institutions like Cock Robin. After Tony left, Nick and listeners reminisce about some others. To download this or any of Nick’s …
  • Chicago’s Newest Theater: The WIP

    Sep 3, 2014 | 29 min
    Nick Digilio chats with Thom Britton, co-owner and manager of The WIP Theater. Located at6670 N Northwest Highway in Edison Park, it officially opens this week with a number of great shows including The Blackout Diaries, Science Alive and …
  • Great Game Shows

    Sep 3, 2014 | 38 min
    This years marks the 15th anniversary of Who Wants to Be A Millionaire! In honor, Nick Digilio and listeners answer some of the ‘million dollar questions’ and discuss other great games shows past and present. For more including some …
  • Great Game Shows – Part 2

    Sep 3, 2014 | 32 min
    Nick Digilio and listeners continue their conversation about great game shows including clips with some hilariously bad answers. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page. …
  • Nick’s Dad’s Joke of the Week

    Sep 2, 2014 | 3 min
    Nick Digilio’s dad delivers two jokes this week! To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page. …
  • Best of Nick Digilio: Year 1

    Sep 2, 2014 | 40 min
    September 2nd marks the one year anniversary of Nick Digilio becoming the full-time overnight host. In honor, he revisits the past and replays some of the best moments from the past 365. And for part two, featuring the origin of …
  • The Best Music Docs and Concert Films Are Here!

    Sep 2, 2014 | 20 min
    Nick Digilio visits with Andy Markowitz, the co-founder and editorial director of Musicfilmweb.com and musicfilmweb.tv. Musicfilmweb.com is the first online resource devoted exclusively to music films including news, reviews, interviews and a music film database. Musicfilmweb.tv offers a curated …
  • September Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu Additions

    Sep 2, 2014 | 9 min
    Nick Digilio takes a look at the new September additions for Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page. …
  • Best Meals under 5 Dollars At Fast Food Restaurants

    Sep 2, 2014 | 17 min
    Hungry and only have a few bucks? Nick Digilio checks out this Thrillist list of the best buys at every fast food place under $5. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.   …
  • The Objects 10 Celebrities Took To The Grave

    Aug 29, 2014 | 7 min
    Learn some of the interesting objects 10 Celebrities Took to the Grave with Nick Digilio. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page. …
  • Fear City Chicago Wants You!

    Aug 29, 2014 | 22 min
    Nick Digilio chats with Chuck Grendys, co-owner of Fear City Chicago. They will be hosting a number over events ahead of the grand opening including an open casting call for actors to work in the house and a Preview Zombie …
  • The Best Burgers in Chicago

    Aug 29, 2014 | 37 min
    Nick Digilio and listeners react and add to Thrillist Chicago’s list of the best burger in every neighborhood. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.   …
  • Fly Jamz FryDay 08.29.14

    Aug 29, 2014 | 24 min
    Nick Digilio presents another edition of Fly Jamz FryDay. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.   …
  • Mike Stephen’s Return to WGN Radio!

    Aug 28, 2014 | 31 min
    Broham is back! Nick Digilio welcomes his former producer Mike Stephen in studio to discuss his Outside the Loop radio show which will debut on WGN Saturday October 4th at 6 a.m! To download this or any of Nick’s podcast …
  • Chicago Fringe Festival: Ceremony The Show

    Aug 28, 2014 | 25 min
    Nick Digilio welcomes Michael Kass who quit his job, flew to Peru and went searching for a shaman who would reveal his worst fears. He chronicles the experience in ‘Ceremony’ which will be performed this Saturday, Sunday and Monday …
  • Childhood Toys

    Aug 28, 2014 | 33 min
    This article about old toys and how much they’re going for on E-Bay leads Nick Digilio and listeners to reminisce about their favorites growing up. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.   …
  • Beloit College’s Class of 2018 Mindset List

    Aug 27, 2014 | 32 min
    This year’s freshmen have never been sold cigarettes by Joe Camel! Nick Digilio explores this and other cultural touchstones the class of 2018 have and have not experienced with Ron Nief and Tom McBride, the Beloit College professors responsible for …
  • Greatest ‘Special Guest Star’ TV Episodes

    Aug 27, 2014 | 33 min
    Paul Reubens (aka Pee-Wee Herman) is guest starring on The Blacklist and Fred Willard will be soon appearing on The Bold and Beautiful leading Nick Digilio and listeners to remember the greatest ‘Special Guest Star’ TV episodes. For part …
  • Greatest ‘Special Guest Star’ TV Episodes – Part 2

    Aug 27, 2014 | 31 min
    Nick Digilio and listeners continue their conversation about the greatest special guest star appearances on television. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page. …
  • 2014 Emmy Awards: Recap and Analysis

    Aug 26, 2014 | 31 min
    Who won? Who lost? What were the best moments? Nick Digilio begins his recap of the 2014 Emmy awards with Dan Fienberg, TV critic for hitfix.com. And for more coverage including clips from the winners, click here. To …
  • 2014 Emmy Awards: Recap and Analysis – Part 3

    Aug 26, 2014 | 34 min
    Nick Digilio concludes his recap and analysis of the 2014 Emmy awards with audio from Key & Peele, Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page. …
  • 2014 Emmy Awards: Recap and Analysis – Part 2

    Aug 26, 2014 | 38 min
    Nick Digilio continues his coverage of the 2014 Emmy awards including Jimmy Kimmel ragging on Matthew McConaughey and Weird Al Yankovic’s performance. For more including McConaughey himself and the big winners in the main categories, click here. To download this …
  • Nick’s Dad’s Joke of the Week

    Aug 25, 2014 | 3 min
    Nick’s Dad delivers his joke of the week. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page. …
  • Two Bands. Two Musical Styles. One Couple

    Aug 25, 2014 | 30 min
    He plays country. She plays rock. They both have great bands and a great couple. Nick Digilio welcomes to Jacque Judy of the Jacque Judy band and Cassy Baxter of Sex Therapy to talk about their upcoming co-headlining gig at …
  • Best Movie Lines

    Aug 25, 2014 | 43 min
    In honor of this article about memorable movie lines, Nick Digilio and listeners share their favorites and discuss AFI’s top 100 list. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page. …
  • Nick’s Emmy Predictions

    Aug 25, 2014 | 21 min
    Nick Digilio makes his Emmy predictions in this podcast. And be sure to join Nick late Monday night into Tuesday morning when he’ll have a full recap and be joined by Dan Fienberg of hitfix.com http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/nickdigilio/emmypredictions0814.mp3 To download this or …
  • Remember Richard Attenborough

    Aug 25, 2014 | 5 min
    Nick Digilio remembers director / actor Richard Attenborough. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page. …
  • Box Office 08.25.14

    Aug 25, 2014 | 3 min
    Nick Digilio analyzes the weekend box office including Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’s disappointing results. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page. …
  • Saturday Night Movie Reviews: 8/23/14

    Aug 24, 2014 | 35 min
    Erik Childress and Collin Souter of eFilmCritic.com join Nick Digilio to review the latest On-Demand and theatrical releases. Films reviewed this week include, “The One I Love”, “The Trip to Italy”, “If I Stay”, “Sin City: A Dame to Kill …
  • Tackling red light cameras and more with the Parking Ticket Geek

    Aug 24, 2014 | 53 min
      The Expired Meter’s own Parking Ticket Geek is in-studio with Nick Digilio to talk about the ongoing investigation into the city’s red light cameras, some vulgar prank signs that are popping up around Wicker Park, and listeners’ own problems …
  • “The Movie Mom” gives her take on the summer in movies

    Aug 24, 2014 | 36 min
    Nick Digilio catches up with ‘”the Movie Mom” Nell Minow. The movie “Love is Strange” is brought up, which sparks a discussion on the inconsistent and flawed nature of the motion picture rating system; Nell and Nick then compare …
  • Dryhop Brewery

    Aug 22, 2014 | 32 min
    Dryhop Brewers prides itself on creating a connection between it’s customers and its craftsmen. Nick Digilio welcomes brewer Brant Dubovick to talk about the brewery / restaurant and sample some of their beers. Located at 3155 North Broadway, it is …
  • Best and Worst Commercials on TV

    Aug 22, 2014 | 42 min
    In honor of this article about 14 iconic advertisements, Nick Digilio and listeners share the best and worst commercials on TV. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.   …
  • Fly Jamz Fryday

    Aug 22, 2014 | 20 min
    Nick Digilio presents another edition of Fly Jamz Fryday (Fry for WGN producer Caitlin Fry.) To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page. …
  • Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice

    Aug 21, 2014 | 19 min
    The 4th season of Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice begins this Friday at 8pm on the Discovery Channel. Nick Digilio gets a preview courtesy of one of the stars: Steve Riedel. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast …
  • Consumer News: Mobile Banking and Gym Memberships for Dogs

    Aug 21, 2014 | 33 min
    Herb Weisbaum is an Emmy award-winning reporter who covers consumer beat for CNBC.com. In this conversation with Nick Digilio, they discuss the dangers of mobile banking, gym memberships for dogs and robots trying to take our jobs! You …
  • The Best Pop Culture Teachers

    Aug 21, 2014 | 46 min
    If they aren’t already there, kids across Illinois will soon be back in school. In honor, Nick Digilio and listeners list the best teachers in movies and on TV. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes …
  • Elvira: Bad Movies, Elvis and Wizard World Chicago

    Aug 20, 2014 | 22 min
    Nick Digilio welcomes Cassandra Peterson aka Elvira – Mistress of the Dark – to discuss bad movies, her relationship with Elvis and upcoming appearance at the Wizard World Chicago Comic Con. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit …
  • Ring of Honor Wrestling: Adam Cole

    Aug 20, 2014 | 19 min
    Ring of Honor Wrestling is coming to the Midwest! This weekend will feature the two part Death before Dishonor XII including Friday night in Milwaukee at The Turner Hall Ballroom and Saturday night here in Chicago at The Frontier Fieldhouse. …
  • Jordan Bernfield on the Cubs-Giants Rain Delay

    Aug 20, 2014 | 9 min
    Jordan Bernfield joins Nick Digilio to discuss the mess that was the Cubs-Giants rain delay. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page. …
  • Famous Funny People Rejected by Saturday Night Live

    Aug 20, 2014 | 41 min
    Learn about some of the very funny famous people who were rejected by Saturday Night Live with Nick Digilio. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.   …
  • Remembering Don Pardo

    Aug 19, 2014 | 34 min
    Nick Digilio remembers the late, great Don Pardo. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.   …
  • McConaughey’s Fanny Pack and Smart Celebrities

    Aug 19, 2014 | 30 min
    Nick Digilio begins this conversation by replaying Matthew McConaughey’s great chat about fanny packs before checking out these two lists of smart celebrities. List 1. List 2. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.…
  • Auto News: The Pope’s Wheels and Buying Cars for Grads

    Aug 19, 2014 | 36 min
    Tom Appel is the publisher of Consumer Guide Automotive which ‘test drives and evaluates virtually every new car, truck, minivan, and SUV sold in America.’ He is also a contributor to CG Daily Drive, which offers automotive news and commentary.…
  • Nick’s Dad’s Joke of The Week

    Aug 18, 2014 | 3 min
    Nick Digilio’s dad delivers his joke of the week. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page. …
  • Bruce Campbell’s Horror Fest and Awesome Fest

    Aug 18, 2014 | 20 min
    Nick Digilio visits with Josh Goldbloom, the director and programmer for Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival. A division of AwesomeFest and taking place during the Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, it will feature the best in independent horror cinema …
  • New Music: The Fabulous Naturals

    Aug 18, 2014 | 29 min
    Nick Digilio hears some new music courtesy of Peter Polous from The Fabulous Naturals. They’ll be playing this upcoming Wednesday night August 20th at Martyrs’. http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/nickdigilio/thefabulousnaturals081814.mp3 To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.…
  • Heroines Who Kick Butt

    Aug 18, 2014 | 43 min
    Nick Digilio and listeners react to and add to Entertainment Weekly’s list of 20 Believable Butt-Kicking Heroines. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page. …
  • Box Office 08.18.14

    Aug 18, 2014 | 6 min
    Nick Digilio reviews this weekend’s box office including the disappointing results of Expendables 3 and whether piracy played a role. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page. …
  • Nick Digilio Full Show: 8/16/14

    Aug 17, 2014 | 110 min
    Nick kicks off an abbreviated Saturday night by discussing the all-time best talk show host and guest combinations. We hit the regular Saturday features, “Drunks in the News”, “Straight Outta Context” and “Nick D Spies”. Erik Childress and Collin Souter …
  • Michael Rooker: Guardians, Walking Dead and Wizard World

    Aug 15, 2014 | 22 min
    Michael Rooker, one of the stars of Guardians of the Galaxy and The Walking Dead, discusses his awesome body of work, start in Chicago and upcoming appearance at the Wizard World Comic Con. For more information and to buy …
  • Take The Cake: A Factory Theater Production

    Aug 15, 2014 | 25 min
    An innocent sitcom about girlfriends quickly takes a turn when it’s discovered that there may be something darker than chocolate in the cake pops… Nick Digilio welcomes Stacie Barra and Anthony Tournis of Take the Cake, a production of The …
  • Pop Culture Hits and Misses of 2014

    Aug 15, 2014 | 20 min
    Nick Digilio and listeners add to this list of the pop culture hits and misses of the year so far. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.   …
  • Fly Jamz Friday

    Aug 15, 2014 | 22 min
    Nick Digilio presents another edition of Fly Jamz Friday. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.   …
  • The Beatles: Solo In The 70s

    Aug 14, 2014 | 32 min
    Nick Digilio welcomes pop culture historian Robert Rodriguez who has written several books about the Beatles including his latest: Solo in the 70s: John, Paul, George, Ringo: 1970-1980. Robert will also be a featured speaker at this weekend’s Fest …
  • Bad Band Names

    Aug 14, 2014 | 28 min
    Nick Digilio and listeners react to these lists of bad band names and clever cover bands. Please note that due to a technical issue the podcast starts a few minutes into the conversation. For part two, click here. To …