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Episodes

  • Halloween Magic and Hauntings

    Oct 23, 2014 | 30 min
    It’s a Halloween treat for grown-ups! Nick Digilio visits with magician David Parr, host of Haunting History, which takes a sophisticated look at the supernatural and features a tour of The Dawes House. They also discuss David’s weekly gig co-hosting at The Magic Cabaret, Chicago’s longest-running weekly magic show. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Tips for a Fun and Affordable Halloween Party

    Oct 23, 2014 | 18 min
    Throwing a Halloween party? Get tips for making it a great but affordable one when Nick Digilio visits with Stacy Nelson. She’s an award winning set designer and the author of 10 On-Set Secrets Halloween: Outrageous and Affordable Decorating, Entertaining and Special Effects. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Foods You Crave and Odd Food Combinations

    Oct 23, 2014 | 48 min
    These stories about Ginger Wasabi being named the new Lay’s potato chip flavor and the science behind junk food cravings leads Nick Digilio and listeners to share the foods they crave and their odd food combinations. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • The 20 Greatest Stand-Up Specials of All Time

    Oct 22, 2014 | 31 min
    Bill Cosby. Richard Pryor. Chris Rock. Those are just a few of the names you’ll hear when Nick Digilio visits with John Wenzel, writer of this splitsider.com article: The 20 Greatest Stand-Up Specials of All Time. Enjoy the conversation? Here are links to part two and part three. Also check out John’s work as the arts and entertainment reporter for The Denver Post and his book: Mock Stars: Indie Comedy and the Dangerously Funny. To download this or any of […]
  • Best Stand-Up Specials – Part 2

    Oct 22, 2014 | 34 min
    After Nick Digilio’s conversation with John Wenzel, the writer of this splitsider.com article about the 20 Greatest Stand-Up specials of all time, Nick and listeners discuss others. And for more specials and some clips from some of the greats, listen to part three. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Best Stand-Up Specials – Part 3

    Oct 22, 2014 | 26 min
    Nick Digilio and listeners continue their conversation about the best stand-up specials including some clips from Bill Cosby and Don Rickles. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Save Money on Your Bills with The Citizens Utility Board

    Oct 21, 2014 | 18 min
    Nick Digilio chats with Jim Chilsen, director of communications for the Citizens Utility Board. In this conversation, they discuss their new Chicago Power Calculator which will help you determine if you should use ComEd or Integrys. Plus talk about why AT&T may owe you a refund and their other cost saving programs: Cub Energy Saver and Local Phone Cost Cutter. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.  
  • Consumer News: Stopping Identity Theft and Fatal Blind Cords

    Oct 21, 2014 | 33 min
    Herb Weisbaum is an Emmy award-winning reporter who covers consumer beat for NBCNews.com. In this conversation with Nick Digilio, they discuss common sense tips for stopping identity theft, fatal blind cords and a bill that will protect your ability to criticize companies. You can read all of his stories at Consumerman.com. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Collections – Odd and Otherwise

    Oct 21, 2014 | 34 min
    Nick Digilio and listeners share the things they collect before transitioning to this list of odd collections. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • The Green Mill + Movie Mercandise

    Oct 21, 2014 | 15 min
    Chris from the Green Mill checks in before Nick Digilio reads a list of very cool movie inspired merchandise. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Nick’s Dad’s Joke of The Week

    Oct 20, 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.
  • The Empowerment Project

    Oct 20, 2014 | 19 min
    It’s a documentary about ordinary women doing extraordinary things! Nick Digilio welcomes director Sarah Moshman and producer Dana Michelle Cook of the documentary “The Empowerment Project.” They’ll be in screening the movie three times in and around Chicagoland over the next couple of days. Tonight / Monday night October 20th there is a special screenings in conjunction with Nordstrom. Tickets are sold out but some may become available at the door. Wednesday’s screening happens at Smylie Brothers Brewing Co in […]
  • Worst Movie Endings

    Oct 20, 2014 | 64 min
    Nick Digilio and listeners add and react to this list of the 50 Worst Movie Endings. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Gold Rush Star Dave Turin

    Oct 17, 2014 | 20 min
    The great Discovery Channel show Gold Rush returns tonight / Friday night October 17th at 8pm Central! Nick Digilio visits with miner Dave Turin about what it’s like panning for the valuable commodity and some of the things we can expect from the new season. And don’t forget to check out ‘The Dirt’- a behind the scenes look at the show – at 7pm! To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Alphabeer: A Beer For Every Letter In the Alphabet!

    Oct 17, 2014 | 27 min
    AlphaBeer is a great event happening this Saturday at AJ Hudson’s Public House where you can sample 26 different beers – one for each letter of the alphabet! Get more details when Nick Digilio welcomes the creator Theresa Carter. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • An Outside the Loop Preview

    Oct 17, 2014 | 13 min
    Nick Digilio chats with Mike Stephen of Outside the Loop RADIO about this weekend’s show featuring the Chicago Loot Drop, the Chicago’s Writer Conference and the return of ‘The Secret History of Chicago Music.’ Tune in Saturday at 6 a.m. to hear it all! To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.  
  • Fly Jamz Friday 10.17.14

    Oct 17, 2014 | 29 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 Malort Movie Premiere is Tonight!

    Oct 16, 2014 | 28 min
    It’s launched a thousand crazy nights and bad decisions! Nick Digilio chats with Marc Pearlman, the director of a new short documentary about Jeppson’s Malort! The world premiere screening is tonight Thursday October 16th at Chop Shop. 100 percent of the suggested $5 donation will go to the Wounded Warrior Project. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • New Music: WC Mallard’s The Mockery

    Oct 16, 2014 | 25 min
    Nick Digilio welcomes Luke DeArmey – singer, songwriter and the man behind WC Mallard’s The Mockery, a new musical project. In this podcast he plays a few songs and previews his show Friday night October 17th at Quenchers Saloon. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.  
  • The Origins behind Jack-O-Lanterns, Costumes and other Halloween Traditions

    Oct 16, 2014 | 10 min
    Discover the interesting origins of jack-o-lanterns, costumes and other Halloween traditions with Nick Digilio. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Chicago’s Most Dangerous Intersection

    Oct 16, 2014 | 33 min
    Nick Digilio and listeners react and add to this list of the most dangerous intersections in Chicago. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • New Music: Rory Tyer Band

    Oct 15, 2014 | 29 min
    Nick Digilio welcomes Rory Tyer and Danny Olmeda of the Rory Tyer Band. In this conversation, they discuss Dave Matthews’ influence and preview their Friday October 24th gig at The Cubby Bear. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.  
  • Tattoo Nation: The True Story of the Ink Revolution

    Oct 15, 2014 | 17 min
    Nick Digilio visits with Eric Schwartz, director and executive producer of Tattoo Nation: The True Story of the Ink Revolution. To rent or buy the movie visit their website: http://www.tattoonation.com. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Best and Worst Commercials

    Oct 15, 2014 | 46 min
    Nick loves the new DirectTV ads featuring Rob Lowe and the creepy and less attractive Rob Lowe. It leads Nick Digilio and listeners to share the best and worst commercials – both current and classic. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Auto News: Most Ticketed Cars and Expensive 8-Tracks

    Oct 14, 2014 | 34 min
    (Please note that due to an issue, this podcast features ‘over the air’ audio.) Tom Appel is the publisher of Consumer Guide Automotive and a contributor to their Daily Drive Blog. In this conversation with Nick Digilio, he discusses the most ticketed cars, answers listeners’ questions and talks about the 5 most expensive American Cars of 1974 featuring some very pricy 8-tracks. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • The Sexiest People

    Oct 14, 2014 | 49 min
    (Please note that due to an issue, this podcast features ‘over the air’ audio.) Esquire has named Peneolope Cruz the sexiest woman alive leading Nick Digilio and listeners to share the men and women they find attractive. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Your Favorite Scents

    Oct 14, 2014 | 19 min
    (Please note that due to an issue, this podcast features ‘over the air’ audio.) In honor of this mentalfloss article about how old books get that certain smell, Nick Digilio and listeners share their favorite scents. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Nick’s Dad’s Joke of the Week

    Oct 13, 2014 | 2 min
    Nick’s delivers his joke of the week. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • The Palos Paranormal Conference

    Oct 13, 2014 | 22 min
    Nick Digilio welcomes Tom Cameron, organizer of The Palos Paranormal Conference. It features ‘speakers lecturing on topics such as UFOs, spirit reading, energy manipulation, haunted history of the area, miraculous healing and the power of gems and minerals.’ For more information visit their website: http://www.palosparanormal.com. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.      
  • Guilty Pleasures – Part Two

    Oct 13, 2014 | 29 min
    Nick Digilio and listeners continue their discussion of guilty pleasures including this Chicago-centric list from Time Out Chicago. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Interesting Facts About Illinois

    Oct 13, 2014 | 8 min
    Nick Digilio checks out this list of facts about Illinois. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • The Silent Horror Film Festival

    Oct 10, 2014 | 18 min
    The only screams you’ll hear will be your own! Nick Digilio chats with with Dennis Wolkowicz of The Silent Film Society of Chicago about their upcoming Silent Horror Film Festival at the Portage Theater. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Outside the Loop Preview

    Oct 10, 2014 | 11 min
    Mike Stephen joins Nick Digilio to preview this weekend’s Outside the Loop Radio show. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Fly Jamz Friday 10.10.14

    Oct 10, 2014 | 37 min
    Nick Digilio presents another Fly Jamz Friday. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • We Want Candy

    Oct 9, 2014 | 45 min
    Halloween is near and that means Halloween candy! Nick Digilio and listeners discuss this list of the best selling candy in America and candies that are no longer available and some of the odd reasons why they are no longer available. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • A Factoryt Theater Launch Party / Benefit Tonight!

    Oct 9, 2014 | 21 min
    The Factory Theater‘s next play Hotel Aphrodite doesn’t opens until November but tonight / Thursday October 9th, they’re hosting a special launch party! Head to the great Chief O’Neill’s for food & drink and a portion of your meal goes to the production! Plus trivia and a preview of the show! Nick Digilio gets a preview from the theater’s artistic director Scott Oken. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • A Hockey Edition of Sports Songs

    Oct 9, 2014 | 34 min
    Just because they can carry a team doesn’t mean they can carry a tune! Nick Digilio welcomes WGN Radio’s own Rick Geiser who runs sportssongs.com featuring music made by athletes. In honor of the start of the Hawks’ season, this visit features all tunes done by hockey players and coaches! To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Rich Koz aka Svengoolie!

    Oct 8, 2014 | 33 min
    This Friday The Museum of Broadcast Communications will present an ‘Evening with Rich Koz, Celebrating 35 Years as ‘Svengoolie’ It features an interview with Rich, the ‘Svengoolie’ Exhibit unveiling and a ‘Sven-surround’ Svengoolie Movie. In this podcast, Nick Digilio and Rich discuss this, Roy Leonard and Sven’s October appearances! To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Pop Culture Characters You Want An Update On

    Oct 8, 2014 | 63 min
    There was a story making the rounds Tuesday that NBC was creating a TV series based on the characters from ‘Say Anything’ set years after the film’s ending. It leads Nick Digilio and listeners to discuss the pop culture characters they wanted an update on. Later Nick Digilio lists movies that became TV shows and TV shows that became movies. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Best Book to Movie Adaptations

    Oct 7, 2014 | 18 min
    In honor of the tremendous success of both the book and movie ‘Gone Girl,’ Nick Digilio and listeners discuss other great book to movie adaptations. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.  
  • Jen Bosworth: Live Lit, Scary Stuff and Breaking Wind

    Oct 7, 2014 | 63 min
    Nick Digilio welcomes back to the show the wonderful Jen Bosworth. Topics include live lit events through out Chicago, why Nick loves scary stuff and breaking wind. Speaking of Live Lit, Jen will be appearing at ‘That’s All She Wrote Turns Two.’ Celebrating the second anniversary of the group, it’s a non-competitive Live Lit venue for writers and storytellers of all stripes. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Nick’s Dad’s Joke of the Week

    Oct 6, 2014 | 4 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: Jenny Franck and Chris Medina

    Oct 6, 2014 | 44 min
    Nick Digilio welcomes back singer/songwriter Jenny Franck. She’s part of a great show with former American Idol contestant Chris Medina this Friday October 10th at Penny Road Pub. Get more details and hear them perform in this podcast! To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.  
  • Songs That Sound Like Other Songs

    Oct 6, 2014 | 43 min
    Nick Digilio and listeners discuss songs that sound awfully similar to other songs. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Saturday Night Movie Reviews: October 4

    Oct 6, 2014 | 55 min
    Erik Childress and Collin Souter of eFilmCritic.com join Nick Digilio to review the latest theatrical and On-Demand Releases. Films reviewed include “Annabelle”, “Left Behind”, “Gone Girl”, and more.
  • Drunks, Context, and Spies: October 4

    Oct 6, 2014 | 13 min
    This week’s edition of the regular Saturday features, “Drunks in the News”, “Straight Outta Context”, and “Nick D Spies”.  
  • Memorable movie teachers with Nell Minow

    Oct 6, 2014 | 33 min
    Nick Digilio welcomes “The Movie Mom” Nell Minow back to the show to get her thoughts on “Gone Girl” and some of the other new releases. Nell reveals that she’s working on a book on notable teachers in film, which sparks a discussion where callers share their favorite movie educators.
  • An Outside the Loop Preview

    Oct 3, 2014 | 33 min
    For years Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann produced The Nick Digilio Show and now they have their own show on WGN! Get a preview of Outside the Loop radio airing Saturday mornings at 6a.m. when Nick welcomes Broham and The Count in-studio. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.  
  • The Best Hot Dogs in Chicago

    Oct 3, 2014 | 43 min
    With Hot Doug’s closing, Nick Digilio and listeners share their favorite hot dog stands in and around Chicago. The conversation includes a call from Aaron who got into line at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday in anticipation of Friday’s last day. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.    
  • Fly Jamz Friday 10.03.14

    Oct 3, 2014 | 26 min
    Nick Digilio presents another edition of Fly Jamz Friday. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • Best Music Movies

    Oct 2, 2014 | 61 min
    This list of movie stars who have portrayed rock stars leads Nick Digilio and listeners to share their favorite music movies whether they be biopics or musicals or movies with great soundtracks. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.    
  • New Music: Robert Hynes Band

    Oct 2, 2014 | 30 min
    The Robert Hynes Band focuses on variety with songs that combine blues, rock, jazz and country. Hear some of their music and get details about their October 8th gig at the Mayne Stage in this conversation with Nick Digilio! To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.
  • 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. …