The Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder Podcast from 720 WGN

The Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder Podcast from 720 WGN

Episodes

  • Eric Zorn: Dirty Handshaking and Mayor Jane Byrne

    Jul 29, 2014 | 29 min
    Eric Zorn joins Bill and Wendy at Beyond the Ivy before the July 28th Cubs game to talk about how disturbingly disgusting handshaking is with Jalanda Jones, and when will former Chicago mayor Jane Byrne be recognized and honored for …
  • Charlie Barnett & Monica Raymund of ‘Chicago Fire’

    Jul 28, 2014 | 14 min
    Chicago Fire actors Charlie Barnett and Monica Raymund join Bill and Wendy at Beyond the Vine to talk playing a firefighter and paramedic in the best city ever and how they stand the heat!   …
  • Mike Toomey: I Love Sloppyjoes and Chili

    Jul 23, 2014 | 16 min
      WGN TV’S Mike Toomey explains his passion for sloppy joes. He also chats about his performance this weekend at the Skokie Theatre.   …
  • Flavor HD: Happy Hot Dog Day!

    Jul 23, 2014 | 12 min
    Hannah from Flavor HD chats with Bill and Wendy about the importance of food safety and shares information about National Hot Dog Day.   …
  • Chicago Blackhawks Convention: Patrick Sharp

    Jul 23, 2014 | 15 min
    Chicago Blackhawks star, Patrick Sharp, joins Bill and Wendy to discuss what’s in store for the upcoming hockey season. …
  • Chicago Blackhawks Convention: Rocky Wirtz, John McDonough, Jonathan Toews, and Patrick Kane

    Jul 23, 2014 | 22 min
    Rocky Wirtz, John McDonough, Jonathan Toews, and Patrick Kane join Bill, Wendy, Steve, and Dave Eanet at the Chicago Blackhawks Convention to reveal what’s next for our boys in red and black. …
  • David Brown: An Update from Tel Aviv, Israel

    Jul 22, 2014 | 7 min
    David Brown, the chairman of the board at the Jewish United Fund in Chicago, is in Israel on a solidarity mission and was scheduled to leave tomorrow but the FAA has canceled his flight. He joins Bill and Wendy live …
  • Eric Zorn: Who’s Captain of Your Household?

    Jul 22, 2014 | 16 min
    Eric Zorn muses about the role of the captain of the household, the person who manages the daily grind of soccer practices, dentist appointments, etc, and how it affects a marriage. …
  • CNET’s Bridget Carey: Facebook’s New Buy Button

    Jul 22, 2014 | 12 min
    CNET Senior Editor, Bridget Carey reveals that Facebook is rolling out a “Buy” button, so you can make a purchase of an item right within Facebook. And, the social media giant is also adding a new “save” feature so you …
  • Mark Suppelsa: FAA bans U.S. Airlines from Israel

    Jul 22, 2014 | 6 min
    WGN TV’s Mark Suppelsa updates Bill and Wendy about the air travel ban from US to Israel. And, he discusses his latest investigative piece for WGN concerning the influx of guns in to the city of Chicago.   …
  • WeishFest 2014

    Jul 22, 2014 | 10 min
    The Andrew Weishar Foundation (AWF) was created to honor the memory of Andrew Weishar and his legacy of helping others to live with faith, courage, and strength. Dan Weishar joins Bill and Wendy to chat about the WeishFest, which is …
  • Remaking Gender Relations in the Bathroom

    Jul 22, 2014 | 9 min
    Sara Grossman, the whiz of the Stand Up, a peeing accessory that allows women to pee while standing up and then dispose of the waste, chats with Bill and Wendy about her groundbreaking invention.   …
  • Professor Charles Lipson on the MH 17 crash & Gaza

    Jul 18, 2014 | 12 min
    DePaul University Professor Charles Lipson joins the program to talk about the latest news on the tragic Malaysian airlines crash.     …
  • President and CEO of Ravinia, Welz Kaufman

    Jul 18, 2014 | 12 min
    Welz Kauffman joins Bill and Wendy at the Allstate Hometown Voices tour in Ravinia. He’s President and CEO of Ravinia- so he knows his stuff.         …
  • Allstate agent Eddie Litke

    Jul 18, 2014 | 11 min
    Allstate Agent Eddie Litke joined Bill and Wendy live at Ravinia yesterday during the Hometown Voices tour!     …
  • Flavor HD: National Hot Dog Month

    Jul 16, 2014 | 14 min
    Hot dog, hot dog, hot diggety-dog! Flavor HD foodies Hannah and Dane celebrate National Hot Dog Month with Bill and Wendy and share fun facts about wieners!   …
  • Tom Appel: How Nicholas Cage Saved Saab

    Jul 16, 2014 | 6 min
    Tom Appel, publisher of Consumer Guide Automotive, joins Bill and Wendy to chat about the perils of parallel parking, odd car names, and how the Saab was (sort of) saved by Nicholas Cage.   …
  • How To Curb Chicago Gun Violence

    Jul 16, 2014 | 19 min
    Tom Ahern, Sr. Special Agent, Public Information Officer at ATF, joins Bill and Wendy to discuss his work in ending Chicago gun violence and listeners share solutions as to how we can curb our increasingly violent crime.   …
  • Bridget Carey- Fitness Trackers: Hot or Not?

    Jul 16, 2014 | 15 min
    CNET’s Bridget Carey chats about the popularity of fitness tracker wrist bands. And, in the race for healthcare news, she reveals how Alcon will be working with Google to make smart contact lenses to help diabetics.   …
  • Kane County Fair 2014

    Jul 16, 2014 | 9 min
    Larry Breon, Board President of the Kane County Fair, reveals the new and exciting happenings this year at the Kane County Fair which runs July 16th- 20th. …
  • Tuesdays With Mark Suppelsa

    Jul 16, 2014 | 9 min
    WGN TV’s Mark Suppelsa joins Bill and Wendy to chat about the best story he’s ever covered. And, he reveals why he is comfortable with his gray hair. He also shares his thoughts on a possible Karen Lewis vs. Rahm …
  • How To Help Someone Die

    Jul 14, 2014 | 9 min
    Salon writer Mara Altman joins Bill and Wendy to discuss her role as an end-of-life doula.     …
  • Fiddlin’ with Eric Zorn

    Jul 14, 2014 | 17 min
    Eric Zorn describes his weekend participation in a fiddling competition. He also shares his talent for calling square dances and his roots in folk music. Eric also discusses the hassles of carry-on luggage.     …
  • How To Train Your Garden

    Jul 14, 2014 | 15 min
    Tony Fulmer, horticulturist from Chalet Nursery, answers Wendy’s queries about her hydrangeas. He also shares his knowledge of all things flowery as he answers listeners calls about their gardens.   …
  • Jimmy Pardo

    Jul 10, 2014 | 25 min
    Comedian Jimmy Pardo chats about his music preferences, his love of musicals, and working at Lincoln Mall with Bill. He and Wendy also reveal their previous employment history at the Gap. And, he chats about his performances this weekend at …
  • Flavor HD: Taste of Chicago

    Jul 10, 2014 | 13 min
    Hannah and Dane join Bill and Wendy to give them a behind the scenes taste of the Taste of Chicago.   …
  • Man Trapped in Jail for More than 30 Hours

    Jul 10, 2014 | 7 min
    Cara Smith, Cook County Jail Spokesperson, chats with Bill and Wendy about a man that was trapped in Cook County Jail for more than 30 hours while visiting his son.   …
  • Run with The Bulls This Weekend in Chicago!

    Jul 10, 2014 | 14 min
    The Great Bull Run and Tomato Royale are coming to the Hawthorne Race Course, located just 9 miles outside of Chicago in Cicero, Ill., on Saturday July 12, 2014. Co-founder Rob Dickens joins Bill and Wendy to chat about this …
  • Bridget Carey: Don’t Fly With A Dead Battery

    Jul 9, 2014 | 18 min
      On some overseas flights to the US, TSA will require you to turn on your electronic devices as part of the new security screening procedures. CNET Daily Update host, Bridget Carey, joins Bill and Wendy to discuss what this …
  • Summer Pet Safety: What You Need To Know

    Jul 9, 2014 | 15 min
      Noted pet expert, Steve Dale, joins Bill and Wendy to chat about summer pet safety. He also shares animal news from around the world. …
  • Eric Zorn: Why I Took Off My Pants in Bill’s Driveway

    Jul 8, 2014 | 18 min
    Venerated Chicago Tribune columnist, Eric Zorn, chats about that time when he took off his pants in Bill’s driveway. And, on a serious note, they discuss the astronomical number of shootings in Chicago over the 4th of July weekend. …
  • Caryn Bark: Funny Old Broads

    Jul 8, 2014 | 24 min
    Comedienne and actress, Caryn Bark, dishes about her show, Funny Old Broads, which has been given an extended run at Skokie Theatre. She also reveals her love of foraging for nuts and berries and how this new hobby had a …
  • The 10 Lies Men Tell Women

    Jul 3, 2014 | 13 min
    Wendy found 10 lies that men tell women and asks Bill how many on the list he’s told his wife.   …
  • Bridget Carey on Facebook’s emotional experiment

    Jul 3, 2014 | 11 min
    This week on Tech Tuesday, Bridget Carey of CNET talks Facebook’s emotional experiment and texting…smells?   …
  • The 90′s: The Last Great Decade

    Jul 3, 2014 | 12 min
    Bill and Wendy chat with Janet Root, executive producer of National Geographic Channel’s newest mini-series “The 90′s: The Last Greatest Decade”.   …
  • Chicago: Let The Force Be With You

    Jun 26, 2014 | 10 min
    Star Wars creator George Lucas has chosen Chicago as the location for his Lucas Cultural Arts Museum. Jimmy Mac, host of award winning Stars Wars podcast, Rebel Force Radio, divulges all the details about this exciting new pop culture must-see …
  • What It Means To Be An Allstate Agent

    Jun 26, 2014 | 8 min
    Naperville Allstate agency owner Carly Hiteman chats about what it means to be an Allstate agent and a working mom.   …
  • ChiGaygo

    Jun 26, 2014 | 10 min
    Scott Duff and Poppy Champlin chat about ChiGaygo, Laugh Factory Chicago’s premiere queer comedy showcase. …
  • Flavor HD: Dane Neal, The Blueberry Guy

    Jun 25, 2014 | 4 min
    Hannah is on assignment, so Dane is flying solo for this blueberry-icious Flavor HD segment! Dane chats with Bill and Wendy about his work as a blueberry impresario. Dane also chats about the Windy City Smoke Out, a BBQ fest …
  • Rick Bentley: The Perfect Jack Bauer Moment

    Jun 25, 2014 | 14 min
    TV critic Rick Bentley chats about Diane Sawyer stepping down from the ABC anchor chair and re-caps an incredible TV moment on last night’s episode of 24. And, he divulges details about FX’s hottest new show, The Tyrant. Also, he …
  • Permission to Parent

    Jun 24, 2014 | 16 min
    Dr. Robin Berman joins Bill and Wendy to chat about her book, Permission to Parent. …
  • Rex Huppke: How To Interview Better

    Jun 23, 2014 | 15 min
    Chicago Tribune writer, Rex Huppke, joins Bill and Wendy to chat about the changing process of job interviews. And, he explains how many companies are hiring based on how well a potential employee blends into the job culture of that …
  • Eric Zorn: I Can’t Dunk Anymore

    Jun 23, 2014 | 16 min
    Eric Zorn waxes nostalgic about his basketball dunking days. He also shares his thoughts on the World Cup. And, Eric reveals the embarrassing story of how he couldn’t understand the Italian menu at a restaurant he recently visited.   …
  • Probiotics: An Explanation

    Jun 23, 2014 | 8 min
    Probiotics queen, Natasha Trenev, explains the science behind probiotics and how ingesting probiotics can help clear up acne.       …
  • Chicago Scots Highland Games

    Jun 19, 2014 | 13 min
    Gus Noble, President of the Chicago Scots, with piper Dave Greiwe, chats about the Highland Games happening this weekend in Itasca. Join the Scots for haggis, bagpipes and more!   …
  • Ink for Survivors

    Jun 19, 2014 | 8 min
    Tattoo artist, Vinnie Myers, chats about his work tattooing breast cancer survivors. …
  • Dean Richards: Jersey Boys and Think Like A Man 2

    Jun 19, 2014 | 12 min
    Dean Richards reviews Jersey Boys and Think Like A Man 2. He also reveals the latest Hollywood news that there will be a Saved By the Bell film. …
  • Million Dollar Quartet

    Jun 18, 2014 | 18 min
    Adam Lee (Johnny Cash), Colte Julian (Jerry Lee Lewis), Shaun Whitley (Carl Perkins), and Billy Woodward (Elvis Presley) star in Million Dollar Quartet,the longest-running Broadway musical production in Chicago’s history, which has been extended through January 4, 2015. They join …
  • Flavor HD: I Scream for Ice-Cream!

    Jun 18, 2014 | 11 min
    Hannah and Dane whip up a batch of homemade ice-cream to share with Bill and Wendy. And, Dane shares fun facts about this favorite summer treat!   …
  • Bridget Carey: All About Amazon

    Jun 18, 2014 | 12 min
    CNET senior editor, Bridget Carey, chats the Amazon Smartphone, Amazon Prime, and Amazon Prime Music as a new perk for signing up for Prime.She also reveals how mothers and students can get a discount on Amazon Prime memberships.   …
  • Pat McGann

    Jun 18, 2014 | 13 min
    Chicago comedian, Pat McGann, joins Bill and Wendy to chat about his experience meeting Donald Rumsfeld outside the studio and promotes his appearances at Zanies.   …
  • Blair Kamin: The Trump Sign Is Utterly Out of Place

    Jun 18, 2014 | 11 min
    Blair Kamin, the Pulitzer Prize winning architectural critic for the Chicago Tribune, joins Bill and Wendy to express his distaste for the newly erected Trump sign on the Trump Tower in Chicago. Mayor Emanuel concurs with Kamin.   …
  • Give Your Kids a 1970s Style Summer

    Jun 17, 2014 | 15 min
      Writer and mom of 4, Melissa Fenton, joins Bill and Wendy to chat about how to give your kids a summer like the one you had in the 1970s.     …
  • TMZ: Take Down the Tracy Morgan Crash Video

    Jun 13, 2014 | 15 min
    Bill and Wendy discuss Tracy Morgan’s death hoax that was circulating Facebook this morning. They also chat about Louis CK’s request to TMZ to take down the Tracy Morgan crash video.   …
  • Dean Richards: How To Train Your Dragon 2 and 22 Jump Street

    Jun 13, 2014 | 12 min
    Dean Richards joins Bill and Wendy to review How To Train Your Dragon 2 and 22 Jump Street. He also reveals how Harrison Ford was injured on the set of Star Wars.   …
  • Flavor HD: Try Hannah’s Almond Butter

    Jun 12, 2014 | 12 min
    Hannah shares her homemade almond butter recipe. Hannah and Dane also chat about an upcoming food truck event, Trucking Around.   …
  • The Case Against 8

    Jun 12, 2014 | 12 min
    HBO will the premiere their new documentary “The Case Against 8″ which takes an in-depth look at the historic federal lawsuit filed in an effort to overturn Prop 8, California’s discriminatory ban on marriage for gay couples at Gene Siskel …
  • Richard Gabriel – Insight on Infamous Verdicts

    Jun 11, 2014 | 18 min
    Richard Gabriel, trial expert. He chats about his new book, ACQUITTAL: An Insider Reveals the Stories and Strategies Behind Today’s Most Infamous Verdicts. …
  • Bridget Carey – Dad’s Day Gadgets

    Jun 11, 2014 | 12 min
    CNET Senior Editor and host of CNET Update,Bridget Carey, talks with Bill and Wendy about some great tech gift ideas for Dad’s Day.   …
  • Eric Zorn: Saved on the Kennedy by A Minuteman

    Jun 11, 2014 | 16 min
    Eric Zorn shares his weekend tale of woe when he got a flat tire on the Kennedy and was saved by a Minute Man. He also chats about unsavory politicians in Illinois.   …
  • Rick Bentley reviews The Edge of Tomorrow and The Fault of Our Stars

    Jun 6, 2014 | 12 min
    Fresno Bee TV critic, Rick Bentley, reviews The Edge of Tomorrow and The Fault of Our Stars and chats about the new HBO TV movie, The Normal Heart.   …
  • Michael Ian Black

    Jun 6, 2014 | 12 min
    Comedian and actor, Michael Ian Black, chats with Bill and Wendy about his Chicago roots, why women like his voice and promotes his Mon, June 9th performance at Up Comedy Club.   …
  • Rockford AirFest: 9 Years of Awesome!

    Jun 5, 2014 | 12 min
    Bill and Wendy are Live from the Chicago International Airport in Rockford, IL! They are joined by Rockford Airfest director, Rudy Malnati, Herb Hunter, announcer for the airshow, and Sgt. Teigh Statler. They discuss everything from the history of the …
  • Honorary Rockford Airfest Chairman, Tom Gendron

    Jun 5, 2014 | 8 min
    The Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of the Woodward as well as honorary Airfest Chairman, Tom Gendron, joins Bill and Wendy to chat about the upcoming Rockford Airfest and share memories of past airshows! …
  • Riding the “Hamboni” with The Rockford IceHogs

    Jun 5, 2014 | 15 min
    Live from the Chicago International Airport, Bill and Wendy are joined by the Executive Director/General Manager, Gordan Kaye and Operations Manager, Matt Bechtel of the Rockford IceHogs to talk about their charitable contributions and relationship with the Chicago Blackhawks. Learn …
  • Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey

    Jun 5, 2014 | 9 min
    Mayor of Rockford, Larry Morrissey, joins Bill and Wendy to share the history of the Rockford Airport and highlights of the upcoming 2014 Airfest. Wendy also bestows upon him a very special new nickname. …
  • Michelle “Cardboard Shell” Lesco

    Jun 4, 2014 | 22 min
    115 lb. Michelle Lesco ate 28 hot dogs in a 10 min on Saturday when she won the qualifiers for the July 4 hot dog-eating contest at New York’s Coney Island. She joins Bill and Wendy to share her tips …
  • Good Food, Good Hearts: A Chef’s Tasting

    Jun 3, 2014 | 12 min
    Chef Hans Aesbacher joins Bill and Wendy to chat about an upcoming charity event, Good Food, Good Hearts: A Chef’s Tasting. Wendy will be emceeing the event that will feature Chicago Blackhawks alumni and will benefit Chicago’s own, House of …
  • Tech Tuesdays with Bridget Carey

    Jun 3, 2014 | 11 min
    CNET senior editor and host of CNET Update, Bridget Carey, chats about all things Apple including what the future is looking like for the company. She also gives Bill tips on how to navigate his new Yahoo email account. …
  • Gilbert Gottfried: How I Prepared for My Role in A Million Ways to Die in the West

    Jun 3, 2014 | 8 min
    Actor and comedian, Gilbert Gottfried, chats about his role in A Million Ways to Die in the West and how he prepared to play his role of Abraham Lincoln. He also reveals his affair with actor, Liam Neeson. http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/billandwendy/GilbertGottfried_06032014.mp3 …
  • David Nabhan: The Next Big Earthquake Will Occur on July 12th

    Jun 3, 2014 | 15 min
    David Nabhan believes he can accurately predict when an earthquake will strike and believes that there exists a pattern between them. David has predicted that the next big one will occur on July 12th in the United States. He …
  • Eric Zorn: The Blackhawks Loss in Review

    Jun 3, 2014 | 15 min
    Eric Zorn joins Bill and Wendy to re-cap the Hawks loss to the Kings as Wendy shares her love of the mullet. Eric also shares his thoughts on same-sex marriage as gay marriage has been legalized in Illinois.   …
  • Jeopardy Champion Julia Collins

    Jun 3, 2014 | 14 min
    Julia Collins is now the second longest winning streak in the show’s history. She’s won $428,100 … and she’s still going! She joins Bill and Wendy to chat about her amazing run on the show.     …
  • Wink Martindale

    Jun 2, 2014 | 14 min
    TV game show host legend, Wink Martindale, shares highlights from his 50 year radio and television career including his transatlantic interview with Elvis Presley. He also chats with Bill and Wendy about his emcee role in the recent roast of …
  • Rick Bentley: Seth MacFarlane Has a Really Bad Habit

    May 31, 2014 | 12 min
    Fresno Bee TV critic, Rick Bentley, reviews Maleficent and A Million Ways to Die in the West.   …
  • National Geographic: Earth Explorers

    May 30, 2014 | 13 min
    Two National Geographic explorers who are featured at the Museum of Science and Industry’s new exhibit- National Geographic: Earth Explorers- Kenny Broad (underwater cave diver) and Sarah McNair-Landry (Arctic explorer) share stories of their journeys into Earth’s deepest, darkest and …
  • The Sklar Brothers

    May 30, 2014 | 15 min
    Randy and Jason Sklar are not conjoined twins. But, they are absolutely hilarious and they give Bill and Wendy a taste of their comedy that will be featured at Up Comedy Club tonight and Sat 5/31 at 8:30pm and 10pm. …
  • What Happened to Steve From Blues Clues?

    May 30, 2014 | 6 min
    Bill and Wendy chat about what happened to Steve from Blues Clues and dispel myths about his demise. …
  • Eileen DePesa: White Sox Hero

    May 30, 2014 | 5 min
    How’s this for a superfan? On Memorial Day, Eileen Depesa came to the rescue as a rogue bat flew into the crowd. Eileen caught the incoming bat with one hand, saving the baby behind her. She shares her incredible story …
  • Jim Peterik: The Ides of March 50th Anniversary Tour

    May 30, 2014 | 15 min
    The Ides of March legend, Jim Peterik, gives Bill and Wendy an exclusive preview of his upcoming performance at the House of Blues Chicago.   …
  • Halloween: It’s Officially Svengoolie/Rich Koz Day!

    May 30, 2014 | 16 min
    Just days ago, The Illinois General Assembly passed Illinois House Resolution 1041, which officially declared October 31, 2014 as Svengoolie/Rich Koz Day in the State of Illinois. Rich Koz joins Bill and Wendy to share details about his honor.  …
  • Eric Zorn: The Great Smokey Debate

    May 30, 2014 | 15 min
    Eric Zorn takes issue with the Smokey Bear vs. Smokey The Bear debate. He also weighs in on the term panties, pannies and underwear.   …
  • I Heard and Felt The Glass Crack Underneath My Palm

    May 30, 2014 | 9 min
    Alejandro Garibay along with his family was visiting The Ledge on the Willis Tower, the glass enclosure 103 floors from the ground on Wednesday when Garibay said they heard and felt cracking. He shares his story with Bill and Wendy.…
  • Elliot Rodger: An Analysis

    May 27, 2014 | 15 min
    Northwestern Medicine psychiatrist, Dr. Will Cronenwett, discusses Elliot Rodger. Dr. Cronenwett is currently the Medical Director for Outpatient Psychiatry at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he concentrates on developing innovative, evidence-based treatments to prevent disability and promote recovery from serious mental …
  • Steve Dale: Skink Love

    May 27, 2014 | 16 min
    Noted pet expert, Steve Dale, surprises Bill and Wendy by bringing in a very special guest- his skink! And, he reveals the breaking news that Petco has just become the first national pet chain to not sell pet treats made …
  • Dick Cavett

    May 27, 2014 | 16 min
    Legendary talk show host, Dick Cavett, joins Bill and Wendy to share stories about his friend Groucho Marx and chats about doing stand-up in Greenwich Village. He will be honored next month by Chicago’s Museum of Broadcast Communications. “A Salute …
  • Class of 2014: You’re Screwed

    May 23, 2014 | 14 min
    Salon writer Thomas Frank chats with Bill about the skyrocketing costs of college tuition, the dismal state of student loan debt and compares the US college system to education systems in Europe. …
  • Thank Heaven For Little Girls

    May 23, 2014 | 15 min
    Bill chats with Producer Stephanie and New Media Manager Erik about why girls are easier than boys. Listeners weigh in and share their baby boy and girls stories and whether or not they were disappointed when they discovered the gender …
  • Eric Zorn: The Fogey-Pedia

    May 22, 2014 | 16 min
    Hot-diggity! It’s time for Eric Zorn and Bill Leff’s edition of the fogey-pedia! So, stop your shenaginans, whippersnappers and listen to this thingamajig.     …
  • The Angriest Man in Brooklyn

    May 22, 2014 | 14 min
    Hollywood film producer Tyler Mitchell chats with Bill about his most recent film, The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, which premieres in select cities as well as video On Demand tomorrow. The Angriest Man in Brooklyn stars Robin Williams, Mila Kunis, …
  • Man Steals Bread Truck in His Underpants: Yes, this is Real

    May 22, 2014 | 7 min
    David Bastar stole a Grimaldi’s Home of Bread truck -full of $8,000 worth of baguettes, whole-wheat rolls and loaves of sourdough- in New York City. Joe Grimaldi, owner of Grimaldi’s Home of Bread, reveals the details behind this unbelievable story. …
  • Matthew Hoffman: The You Are Beautiful Project

    May 22, 2014 | 12 min
    Chicago artist, Matthew Hoffman, discusses his You Are Beautiful project, which has shared over one million stickers, installations, and exhibitions with the world.     …
  • Dick Orkin: Radio Legend

    May 21, 2014 | 16 min
    Chickenman. The Secret Adventures of the Tooth Fair. Dicky and Grandma. You’ve heard his voice; now listen to the story behind the unforgettable voice as Bill and Wendy chat with Dick Orkin, legendary radio voice-over actor and producer.   …
  • Kim Mance: Travel Lightly

    May 21, 2014 | 14 min
    To roll or not to roll your clothes in your suitcase; that is the question. Travel writer Kim Mance gives Wendy tips including the best ways to pack your luggage, how to tackle Disney and the best ways to travel …
  • Confessions of Steve Dale: I Have Eaten Pet Food

    May 21, 2014 | 12 min
    Noted pet expert Steve Dale reports live from the Bluegrass State where he’s attending the Alltech Symposium which focuses on future food sources. Steve also reveals why he has eaten pet food. And, he shares animal news from around the …
  • The Evolution of the Movie Monster

    May 21, 2014 | 16 min
    Godzilla. Zombies. Vampires. Movie monsters of old Hollywood inspired fear in theater goers but with the advent of CGI, the movie monsters of today illicit a different response. Writer Chuck Bowen explores this and more when he joins Bill and …
  • Duff Goldman

    May 21, 2014 | 20 min
    Duff Goldman, Ace of Cakes baking extraordinaire with Scott Dilloff, CEO of Charm City Cakes, chats about his appearance this week at the Sweets and Snacks Expo 2014 at McCormick Place.   …
  • Illinois Organ Donation

    May 19, 2014 | 16 min
    John St. Augustine and Kathleen Scott join Bill and Wendy to discuss organ donation laws in Illinois.       …
  • IFly: Indoor Skydiving in Chicago

    May 19, 2014 | 15 min
    BJ Michaeli, one of the flight instructors for iFly, chats about Rosemont’s indoor skydiving facility and tries to convince Wendy to fly.   …
  • Reality TV: Like Pouring a Martini Over Your Brain

    May 19, 2014 | 17 min
    Chicago Sun-Times TV critic Lori Rackl reveals the new stock of summer shows, discusses Mad Men’s season finale and chats about a slew of a new zombie-esque programs coming soon as well a new “princely” reality show.   …
  • Toni Ginnetti

    May 19, 2014 | 17 min
    Legendary Chicago news and sports journalist, Toni Ginnetti, recalls her career as an investigative news journalist at the Daily Herald and her days working with esteemed Chicago Tribune journalist, Rick Kogan, on a series about the pornographic industry in the …
  • Paul Stanley

    May 16, 2014 | 13 min
    KISS co-founder Paul Stanley joins Bill and Wendy to chat about his new book, “Face the Music: A Life Exposed.” …
  • Amy Stewart: The Drunken Botanist

    May 16, 2014 | 9 min
    Two Wendy’s favorite things- gardening and drinking cocktails are the topic of this podcast as author Amy Stewart joins Bill and Wendy to chat about her new book, The Drunken Botanist. …
  • The Do’s and Don’ts of Facebook

    May 16, 2014 | 16 min
    Author Laura M. Brown gives Bill and Wendy some advice on Facebook – what they should be doing and what they shouldn’t be doing. …
  • Film critic Matt Pais: ‘Godzilla,’ ‘Million Dollar Arm,’ and ‘Chef’

    May 16, 2014 | 17 min
    Film critic Matt Pais of RedEye gives Bill and Wendy his reviews of this weekend’s movies releases – ‘Godzilla,’ ‘Million Dollar Arm,’ and ‘Chef.’ …
  • Curing Sports Phobia with a Gay Sports League

    May 16, 2014 | 11 min
    Bill and Wendy chat with Ben Kawaller about how he overcame his sports phobia by joining a gay sports league in Los Angeles. You can read Kawaller’s article in Salon here. …
  • Gabrielle Mirabella: Mamma Mia!

    May 14, 2014 | 9 min
    Dancing Queen. Super Trooper. Take A Chance On Me. These irresistible ABBA songs are all part of the magic of Mamma Mia! currently being brought to the stage at the Cadillac Palace Theater. Actress Gabrielle Mirabella who plays Tanya in …
  • iFly: Rosemont’s Indoor Skydiving Experience

    May 14, 2014 | 8 min
    Bill and Jasmine chat about their indoor skydiving experience yesterday at Rosemont, iFly.iFLY Chicago is a state-of-the-art vertical wind tunnel that provides a fun and safe way to experience true human bodyflight. They fly people from ages 3 to …
  • Janet Evans

    May 14, 2014 | 14 min
    Olympic Gold Medalist and “Make a Splash” spokeswoman Janet Evans joins Bill and Wendy to share information about water safety. …
  • Coin: The Irreverent Yet Practical Guide to Money Management for Recent College Graduates

    May 13, 2014 | 16 min
    If your kid is in college- you need to listen to this podcast! Author Judy McNary joins BIll and Wendy to chat about her must-buy book for college grads- Coin: The Irreverent Yet Practical Guide to Money Management for Recent …
  • Brody Stevens

    May 13, 2014 | 17 min
    Comedian Brody Stevens reveals to Bill and Wendy the story behind his name. He also chats about his baseball career and why he isn’t married. Brody Stevens will be performing one-night only tonight at 8pm at Up Comedy Club. …
  • Charles Tillman

    May 12, 2014 | 17 min
    Ever wonder how Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman got his nickname “Peanut”? He joins Bill and Wendy to reveal how he got his famous moniker and chats about his charity bowling tournament at Kings Lanes in Rosemont on June 12th. …
  • Sex with Robots

    May 12, 2014 | 14 min
    A recent poll conducted among 2,000 members of the British public by Middlesex University revealed that one-in-five people said they were “willing to have sex with an android,” despite more than one-third of respondents saying they fear machines will threaten …
  • Fred Savage

    May 12, 2014 | 12 min
    Fred Savage opened CineYouth at Columbia College with a discussion of his experiences in the film and television industry. He kicked off a three-day festival that showcased short films by talented young filmmakers, all age 21 and younger, from the …
  • Jason Isaacs: Rosemary’s Baby

    May 12, 2014 | 12 min
    Film and television star, Jason Isaacs, chats about his role as the evil Roman Castevet on NBC’s new miniseries adaptation of Rosemary’s Baby. …
  • A Closer Look at Mayor Rahm Emanuel

    May 12, 2014 | 17 min
    Chicago Tribune’s editorial board member, Kristen McQueary, questions Rahm Emanuel’s mayoral decisions and believes he has not done enough to turn this city around. She reveals the extraordinary attention she has received from her OpEd and shares David Axelrod’s response.…
  • A Tribute to Mom

    May 12, 2014 | 29 min
    Bill and Wendy’s mothers’ are no longer with us, but they share their fondest memories of their moms. Listeners also share special tributes to their mothers. …
  • Flavor HD: Hot Doug’s and Disney Treats

    May 8, 2014 | 18 min
    Have a hankering for encased meats? Better go to Hot Doug’s now as Hannah and Dane reveal that the popular Northside hot dog joint is closing shop in October. And, having just returned from a Disney vacation, Hannah chats about …
  • Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

    May 8, 2014 | 12 min
    Anne Rashford, Director of Temporary Exhibits at the Museum of Science and Industry, discusses the Walt Disney exhibit at the museum, an exhibition which encompasses more than 300 artifacts from nine decades of Disney history. …
  • Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe: Bring Back Our Girls

    May 8, 2014 | 10 min
    On April 14, in Nigeria, Boko Haram seized nearly 300 schoolgirls and vanished into a dense forest. They are still missing today. Sister Rosemary Niyrumbe, one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, joins Bill and Wendy to help raise …

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