The Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder Podcast from 720 WGN

The Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder Podcast from 720 WGN

  • Tamzin Merchant

    Apr 18, 2014 | 11 min
    British actress, Tamzin Merchant chats about her new role in WGN America TV series “Salem”. She also talks about her experience on set in Shreveport, Louisiana and reveals her thoughts on her extremely “hot” costumes! Salem debuts Sunday, April 20th …
  • Comedians Vince Vieceli and Bill Brady

    Apr 18, 2014 | 17 min
    Knee-slapping comedians Vince Vieceli and Bill Brady join Bill and Wendy today to talk about their new book: Stand-Up Comedy in Chicago. They also revealed the highlights of each of the venues and individuals who established and cultivated stand-up in …
  • Matt Pais and his thoughts about Mrs. Doubtfire?

    Apr 18, 2014 | 18 min
    Matt Pais joins us on this Good Friday to talk about his reviews on Heaven is for Real (**), The Railway Man (**1/2) and Only Lovers Left Alive (***). He also shares his thoughts on the sequel to “Mrs. Doubtfire …
  • Ashley Eckstein

    Apr 18, 2014 | 11 min
    Ashley Eckstein, the the voice of Ahsoka Tano on “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” chats with Bill and Wendy about her upcoming appearance at C2E2, her fabulous fairy tale wedding at Walt Disney World with Major League Baseball player and …
  • The Value of Allstate

    Apr 18, 2014 | 15 min
    Allstate Agent Jack Hallberg Sr. joins Bill and Wendy to chat about the value of being an insurance agent and shares stories of his many years in the insurance business. …
  • How To Stop The Heartbleed Bug

    Apr 18, 2014 | 13 min
    CNET senior editor Bridget Carey reveals how you can protect yourself against the Heartbleed bug by changing passwords, updating accounts and being smarter than your smart phone. …
  • Eric Zorn: That’s Pathetic

    Apr 18, 2014 | 19 min
    Eric Zorn chats about his idea for a game show called “That’s Pathetic” which would feature contestants competing by confessing their most humiliating, ridiculous, nagging failures. …
  • The Year of No Sugar

    Apr 18, 2014 | 15 min
    Eve Schaub, author of The Year of No Sugar: A Memoir, chats about her new book and how she convinced her family to give up sugar. She also reveals the hidden foods that are loaded with sugar. …
  • Flavor HD: Passover Seder and Easter Dinner

    Apr 16, 2014 | 17 min
    On this spring edition of Flavor HD, Hannah and Dane chat about dishes to serve up at Seder or Easter dinner! …
  • Pleasant Family Shopping

    Apr 16, 2014 | 13 min
    Take a trip down memory lane with Bill and Wendy as they chat with Dave Aldrich, creator of the blog, Pleasant Family Shopping, which highlights nostalgic stores of Chicago’s past. …
  • Hollye Jacobs: The Silver Lining

    Apr 16, 2014 | 16 min
    Hollye Jacobs chats about her book, The Silver Lining – a Breast Cancer Bible, and shares the story of her journey and battle with breast cancer. …
  • Up Comedy Club: American Mixtape

    Apr 16, 2014 | 17 min
    Nicole C. Hastings and Vinnie Pillarella chat about American Mixtape, the newest revue running at UP Comedy Club at Second City. …
  • Steve Dale: Fire Ants and Feral Cats

    Apr 15, 2014 | 1 min
    Noted pet expert, Steve Dale, chats live from Mexico with Bill and Wendy and he discusses the unfair treatment of feral cats. He also reveals the dangers of poisonous jungle fire ants. …
  • Spring Gardening Tips

    Apr 15, 2014 | 13 min
    Horticulturist Tony Fulmer of Chalet Nursery in Wilmette chats about winter damage to landscapes and gives his advice for assessing and dealing with such damage. …
  • Vote for NASA’s Next Spacesuit

    Apr 14, 2014 | 12 min
    Dan Huot, Official NASA Spokesperson, chats with Bill and Wendy about the NASA spacesuit design competition. Voting continues until midnight tomorrow. …
  • Rick Bentley: Mad Men and Salem

    Apr 14, 2014 | 17 min
    Rick Bentley chats with Bill and Wendy about the second season of Orphan Black, the final episodes of Mad Men and WGN America’s Salem which launches on Sun, April 20th. …
  • Nathanael Matanick: ReMoved

    Apr 14, 2014 | 14 min
    Filmmaker Nathanael Matanick chats with Bill and Wendy about his powerful new short film, ReMoved, which chronicles the process of the fostering children and brings awareness to the importance of the foster system. …
  • Dr. Peggy Drexler

    Apr 10, 2014 | 15 min
    Dr. Peggy Drexler chats about her recent article about why what women wear to work matters. …
  • Eric Zorn: The Rise of the Man Hug

    Apr 10, 2014 | 17 min
    Respected Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn discusses the evolution of intimacy between males from the handshake to the warm hug. He also reveals why the Archie Comics are going to kill off Archie. …
  • It’s Bikini Wax Season

    Apr 10, 2014 | 16 min
    Bill and Wendy chat about the trials and tribulations of women’s “hair down there.” Listeners share their shaving stories. …
  • Bryan Fischer

    Apr 09, 2014 | 19 min
    Bryan Fischer, Director of Issue Analysis for the American Family Association, chats about comments he made concerning gay characters on the hit ABC series, Modern Family. …
  • When Bill Met Don Rickles

    Apr 09, 2014 | 20 min
    Bill describes the moment when he met one of his idols, Don Rickles. Last night, he went on a road trip with Dave Plier, Svengoolie, WGN TV producer, Jeff Hoover and more to see Don Rickles perform in Milwaukee. Bill …
  • The 7D: A New Twist on the 7 Dwarves

    Apr 09, 2014 | 12 min
    Stephen Stanton, voice over actor extraordinaire, chats about his work on the new Disney series, 7D, a contemporary take on Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, that premieres this summer on The Disney Channel. …
  • Flavor HD: Lobster, Grilled Cheese and Coffee, Oh My!

    Apr 09, 2014 | 13 min
    While Dane is away, Hannah will…eat! She joins Bill and Wendy to sample delicious lobster and grilled cheese sandwiches from Da Lobsta in honor of National Grilled Cheese Day on Saturday. They also dish about Coffee Con 2014 coming to …
  • Steve Dale: All About Cats

    Apr 08, 2014 | 16 min
    Steve Dale chats about his role as an adviser on a cat game show and he reveals how he can tell when a cat is stressed out. He also talks about a program for cats that aren’t getting along. And, …
  • American Dream Builders

    Apr 08, 2014 | 14 min
    Home builder and designer, Jay Riordan, chats about his new reality show, American Dream Builders, Sundays 8/7c on NBC. …
  • Jay Bonansinga

    Apr 08, 2014 | 16 min
    Jay Bonansinga chats about his Walking Dead novels with Bill and Wendy and he explains how the world of The Walking Dead has evolved from the novels to video games to the TV series. He also discusses why the zombie …
  • The Art of Competitive Eating

    Apr 07, 2014 | 14 min
    Kevin Strahle, the LA Beast, chats about his amazing eating feats which include 11 burgers in one sitting at Burger King- that’s an astonishing 6,370 calories! …
  • Roomie: The Man With Many Voices

    Apr 07, 2014 | 11 min
    Swedish Youtube sensation Roomie chats about his amazing vocal impersonations. …
  • Rick Bentley: Who Should Replace Letterman?

    Apr 07, 2014 | 15 min
    Rick Bentley chats about possible candidates for replacing Letterman. He also reveals why so many people hated the series finale of How I Met Your Mother and he reminisces about old Hollywood stars with Bill and Wendy.   …
  • Remembering John Pinette

    Apr 07, 2014 | 17 min
    Comedian John Pinette was found dead in his Pittsburgh hotel room on Sunday, April 6, 2014. In November, 2013, he visited with Bill and Wendy: More on the death of John Pinette: …
  • Roger Rees

    Apr 07, 2014 | 13 min
    Acclaimed director, Roger Rees, discusses his latest theatrical venture, the award-winning Peter and the Starcatcher. Peter and the Starcatcher runs through April 13, 2014 at The Bank of America Theatre (18 W. Monroe St. Chicago, IL 60603). …
  • Marry Smart

    Apr 04, 2014 | 16 min
    Susan Patton chats about her new book, Marry Smart, in which she advises women how to find “the one” and how to take control of their own romantic futures. …
  • Chicago Underground Film Festival

    Apr 04, 2014 | 16 min
    Bryan Wendorf, Programmer and Artistic Director of the Chicago Underground Film Festival, and filmmaker, David Beilinson, chat about the film, “Who Took Johnny.” …
  • Eric Zorn

    Apr 03, 2014 | 16 min
    Thought-provoking Chicago Tribune columnist, Eric Zorn, reveals the top tweets of the week. He also chats about the buzz and fervor surrounding college basketball brackets.   …
  • Josh Groban

    Apr 03, 2014 | 10 min
    Singer and actor, Josh Groban, joins Bill and Wendy to chat about his role on the hit CBS comedy, The Crazy Ones. He also reveals what it was like to work with Tina Fey and Danny Trejo on the film, …
  • The Humor Code

    Apr 03, 2014 | 14 min
    Author and humorist, Peter McGraw, chats about his new book, “The Humor Code: A Global Search For What Makes Things Funny” and reveals why people believe they become funnier when drunk. …
  • Flavor HD: Alinea, Wrigley and US Cellular Fun Food Fare

    Apr 02, 2014 | 17 min
    Alinea is in the news again and it has nothing to do with crying babies this time; it’s just been named the world’s best restaurant. Hannah and Dane dish about this prestigious honor bestowed upon the restaurant by Elite Traveler’s …
  • Chicago Improv Festival

    Apr 02, 2014 | 12 min
    Comedian and actor, Matt Besser, joins Bill and Wendy to chat about his upcoming performance at the Chicago Improv Festival. He also shares stories of his early days in improv with Amy Poehler. …
  • Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch

    Apr 02, 2014 | 14 min
    Grant DePorter chats about the Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch restaurant which opens today at the Water Tower Place. …
  • The Cold and the Quiet

    Apr 02, 2014 | 16 min
    Colleen Griffen and Katie Oellerich chat about their film, The Cold and The Quiet with Mike McNamara, Executive Director of the Midwest Independent Film Festival. …
  • Steve Dale: Lyme Disease, Aggressive Cats and more pet news

    Apr 01, 2014 | 12 min
    Steve Dale chats about Lyme disease, making peace with aggressive cats and shares animal news from around the world. …
  • Les Miserables

    Apr 01, 2014 | 16 min
    Ivan Rutherford (Valjean) and Quentin Earl Darrington (Javert), stars of Drury Lane production of Les Miserables, chat about their show. Quentin performs “Stars” and Bill Osetek, the artistic director, discusses the 30th anniversary of the venue. …
  • National Robotics Week

    Apr 01, 2014 | 17 min
    John Beckman, Director of Exhibit Design and Development at the Museum of Science and Industry, chats about National Robotics Week taking place from April 5-13 at the Museum of Science and Industry. …
  • The Importance of Vaccines

    Mar 31, 2014 | 16 min
    Dr. Julie Morita, from the Chicago Department of Health, explains why it is critically important to vaccinate your children. …
  • Chris Dancy

    Mar 31, 2014 | 13 min
    Chris Dancy chats about being the most technologically connected man. He explains the importance of understanding technology and how it affects you as a consumer. …
  • Rick Bentley: The Walking Dead and How I Met Your Mother

    Mar 31, 2014 | 14 min
    Rick Bentley chats about season finale of Walking Dead as well as the series finale of How I Met Your Mother. He also discusses his trip to Universal Studios Hollywood for new Despicable Me ride. …
  • How to Date After Divorce and Kids

    Mar 31, 2014 | 16 min
    Stephanie Quinn Jackson, writer for the Huffington Post and Divorced Moms, chats about her recent article about how to date when you’re a divorced mom. …
  • Chef Hans Aesbacher

    Mar 29, 2014 | 18 min
    Chef Hans Aesbacher chats about his upcoming charity work for March of Dimes and House of Good Shepherd. …
  • Nate Phelps

    Mar 27, 2014 | 15 min
    Nate Phelps discusses the passing of his father, Fred Phelps, who was the leader of the Westboro Baptist Church. He reveals why he left the church and why he mourns the loss of his father. …
  • 675 Days in Honeymoon Bliss

    Mar 27, 2014 | 16 min
    Anne and Mike Howard chat about their whirlwind 675 day honeymoon across the world.   …
  • The Always Confident Eric Zorn

    Mar 27, 2014 | 18 min
    Eric Zorn chats about Chicago being the Second City and things that we have memorized nowadays. He also shares the funniest tweets of the week. …
  • World Clown Association Convention

    Mar 26, 2014 | 18 min
    Bob Neil, World Clown Association Vice President and Deanna Hartmier, President of the World Clown Association chat about the 2014 World Clown Association Convention happening now- March 25th-29th in Northbook. …
  • Flavor HD: Is Deep Dish Pizza Actually Pizza?

    Mar 26, 2014 | 17 min
    Hannah and Dane discuss the best deep dish pizza in Chicago and chat about the different cuts of pizza including triangle and square cut. They also reveal what makes a pizza, a pizza. …
  • Medical Conspiracies- What Do You Believe?

    Mar 26, 2014 | 13 min
    Thomas Wood, University of Chicago PHD student and social scientist, discusses his research to determine the extent of “medical conspiracism” among the U.S. public. He and his partner gauged knowledge of and beliefs about six widely discussed medical conspiracy theories …
  • 20th annual World’s Fair Memorabilia Show

    Mar 25, 2014 | 16 min
    Word’s Fair collector and organizer of the 20th annual World’s Fair Memorabilia Show, Rick Rann, chats about this year’s show and what you can expect to see at the event this weekend. …
  • Steve Dale: Some Cats Don’t Like Justin Bieber

    Mar 25, 2014 | 16 min
    Noted pet expert, Steve Dale, discusses otter attacks, rabbit training and reveals how his cat doesn’t like Justin Bieber. He also shares animal news from around the world. …
  • Sarah Harvard: Confessions of A Secret Muslim

    Mar 25, 2014 | 15 min
    Journalist Sarah Harvard chats with Bill and Wendy about her recent article in Salon where she explains how she hid her religious beliefs from her friends.   …
  • Utah Prom Queen Gives Away Her Title

    Mar 24, 2014 | 9 min
    Kendra Jean Muller, 16, a Utah prom queen who gave away crown and title to special-needs student at her school, chats about her remarkable gift to her fellow student. …
  • Don’t Feed The Bully

    Mar 24, 2014 | 18 min
    Brad Tassell chats about his anti-bullying campaign, www.dontfeedthebully.com. …
  • TV News with Rick Bentley

    Mar 24, 2014 | 14 min
    Rick Bentley remembers famous character actor, James Rebhorn. He also chats about the series ending of Psych. And, he shares the best Sunday night programs on TV. …
  • Matt Pais

    Mar 21, 2014 | 18 min
    Matt Pais, Chicago RedEye film critic, reviews Divergent (**1/2), Muppets Most Wanted (***),Bad Words (**1/2) and Enemy (*1/2). …
  • Brian Henson

    Mar 21, 2014 | 12 min
    Brian Henson chats with Bill and Wendy about Syfy’s Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge, a competition series featuring ten aspiring creature creators competing in a series of challenges in which they will build everything from mechanical characters to whimsical beasts, …
  • Happy National Corn Dog Day

    Mar 21, 2014 | 13 min
    Wiener and Still Champion owner, Gus Paschalis, chats about National Corn Dog Day (3/22). On Saturday, March 22 at Wiener and Still Champion, 802 Dempster Street in Evanston, Gus will celebrate National Corn Dog Day with his famous dogs. He …
  • Meet Lammily, The Anti-Barbie

    Mar 21, 2014 | 11 min
    Pittsburgh artist, Nickolay Lamm, chats with Bill and Wendy about a “real woman” Barbie prototype that he designed. …
  • Thought-Provoking Eric Zorn

    Mar 20, 2014 | 16 min
    Eric Zorn shares the funniest Tweets of the week, chats about the mystery surrounding the missing Malaysian flight MH370 and shares 45 tips to be a better man. …
  • Yoga By Numbers

    Mar 19, 2014 | 12 min
    Elizabeth Morrow, found of Yoga By Numbers, chats about her product and how she came to develop yoga by numbers. …
  • Tatyana McFadden

    Mar 19, 2014 | 12 min
    Tatyana McFadden became just the fourth US woman ever to win medals in both the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games last year when she won silver in cross-country skiing in addition to her 10 medals from wheelchair track and field. …
  • Flavor HD: Dr. BBQ

    Mar 19, 2014 | 17 min
    Hannah and Dane review the Housewares show that just wrapped in Chicago. Also- Ray Lampe, better known as Dr BBQ, and is in town for a dinner to help launch his new book, Pork Chop. He joins Bill and Wendy …
  • Noted Pet Expert, Steve Dale

    Mar 19, 2014 | 18 min
    Steve Dale chats about the explosive growth of the pet industry. He also shares stories from the pet expo that he attended last week. …
  • Snake in a Cab

    Mar 18, 2014 | 10 min
    New York City cabbie and comedian, Jimmy Failla, chats about his recent snake in a cab prank and about his new book, Follow That Car!: A Cabbie’s Guide To Conquering Fears, Achieving Dreams, and Finding a Public Restroom.  …
  • Why Arby’s Bought Pharrell’s Hat

    Mar 18, 2014 | 10 min
    Rob Lynch, Arby’s Chief Marketing Officer and Brand President, chats with Bill and Wendy about why Arby’s decided to buy Pharrell’s infamous Grammy’s hat. …
  • Remembering the 2013 Boston Marathon

    Mar 17, 2014 | 19 min
    Editors, Steve Alexander and Diane Montiel, with contributor, Jacqueline Sager, discuss their new book, If Not For the Perfect Stranger, which chronicles stories from the 2013 Boston Marathon. …
  • Chief O’Neill’s Pub

    Mar 17, 2014 | 9 min
    Brendan McKinney, owner of Chief O’Neill’s Pub, joins Bill and Wendy to play the bagpipes and share details about all of the St. Patrick’s Day specials at his award winning pub. …
  • Did Bill Do the Right Thing?

    Mar 17, 2014 | 17 min
    Bill talks about whether or not he did the right thing on Friday. He tells his story about a person in front of him in the line at the bank who carried on too long with the teller about non-banking …
  • Matt Pais: Why The Grand Budapest Hotel Deserves Four Stars

    Mar 14, 2014 | 17 min
    Chicago RedEye film critic, Matt Pais, chats with Bill and Wendy about movie voice over talent, Hal Douglas, and reveals why he rarely gives a film four stars. He also reviews The Grand Budapest Hotel (****) Need for Speed (**) …
  • Do You Follow the 5 Second Rule?

    Mar 14, 2014 | 22 min
    Bill and Wendy chat about the 5 second rule and the conditions in which they will eat food off of the floor. …
  • Bert Kreischer

    Mar 14, 2014 | 11 min
    Bert Kreischer, from the Travel Channel’s “Bert the Conqueror” and “Trip Flip,” chats with Bill and Wendy about his favorite morning cocktails including White Russians and Irish Shandys. He also chats about being a cafeteria Catholic and how he is …
  • Live From Space

    Mar 13, 2014 | 8 min
    Dr. Sandy Magnus, former NASA Astronaut (she served onboard the ISS) chats about Live From Space which premieres Friday, March 14 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on the National Geographic Channel. …
  • Rock of Ages

    Mar 13, 2014 | 13 min
    Five-time Tony nominated musical, Rock of Ages, returns to Chicago this week, playing the Bank of America Theatre March 11 – 16. Both leads, Dominique Scott and Shannon Mullen, join Bill and Wendy to chat about their roles in the …
  • Eric Zorn

    Mar 13, 2014 | 18 min
    Thought-provoking Chicago Tribune columnist, Eric Zorn, joins Bill and Wendy to share the funniest Tweets of the week, praise the new CNN documentary, Chicagoland and reveals his thoughts on the upcoming primary election.   …
  • Alive and Kicking? The Story of Walter Williams

    Mar 12, 2014 | 10 min
    Workers at a Mississippi funeral home found an elderly man alive and kicking in a zipped-up body bag as they were preparing to embalm him. We got to chance to talk with Williams’ nephew, Eddie Fitzgerald Hester, about his uncle …
  • Flavor HD: St. Patrick’s Day Edition

    Mar 12, 2014 | 15 min
    Hannah and Dane stop by in the studio to talk about Pi/Pie Day, famous Irish dishes and more! …
  • Craig’s Lost Chicago

    Mar 12, 2014 | 18 min
    Chicagoland native, Craig Locaciato, owner of craigslostchicago.com, joins us today to talk about places that are no longer in the Chicagoland area, where we played, ate or shopped. To view more “lost places” in the Chicagoland area, go to craigslostchicago.com.…
  • The Real Dr. Dolittle: Dr. Ian Duncan

    Mar 12, 2014 | 13 min
    Scottish scientist, Dr. Ian Duncan, Emeritus Chair in Animal Welfare at the University of Guelph, Canada joins Bill and Wendy to talk about his claims to have developed a “strictly scientific” method of talking to animals.   …
  • Chicago Film Tour

    Mar 11, 2014 | 16 min
    Chicago Film Tour expert, Patrick McDonald, joins us to talk about the Chicago Film Tour. This tour hits more than 30 sites where over 80 movies were shot, from Hollywood blockbusters to movie classics! This is also the only behind-the-scenes …
  • The Science of When We Laugh and Why

    Mar 11, 2014 | 14 min
    Author Scott Weems of The Science of When We Laugh and Why joins us to talk about what laughter it is, what happens in our brains when we laugh, what makes us laugh and how it can make us …
  • UWINGU CEO Alan Stern

    Mar 10, 2014 | 12 min
    Alan Stern, CEO of UWINGU, chats with Bill and Wendy about how you can name martian craters, why Pluto isn’t a planet and more! …
  • Rick Bentley Talks TV

    Mar 10, 2014 | 15 min
    Fresnobee TV and movie critic, Rick Bentley chats with us about the finale of True Detective, new tv show premieres and more. …
  • Professional Escort Avery Moore

    Mar 10, 2014 | 18 min
    Avery Moore, 29, a high-class professional escort from New York, talks about her yearly earnings and debunks several myths about her career.   …
  • Penn Jillette

    Mar 08, 2014 | 18 min
    Penn Jillette gives Bill and Wendy parenting advice, reveals the origins of his kids’ names and chats about his performance tonight at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana. …
  • Brent Morin

    Mar 08, 2014 | 16 min
    Comedian and actor, Brent Morin, chats about his new NBC sitcom, Undateable, as well as his performances tonight and tomorrow at Up Comedy Club. …
  • Matt Pais

    Mar 08, 2014 | 12 min
    Matt Pais reviews 300: Rise of an Empire (*) and Mr. Peabody & Sherman (**). He also reveals his thoughts on the Oscars. …
  • 2014 Chicago Flower and Garden Show

    Mar 07, 2014 | 14 min
    Director of 2014 Chicago Flower and Garden Show, Tony Abruscato, dishes on the new and exciting things that you can expect at this year’s show. …
  • Eric Zorn:The Funniest Things Online This Week

    Mar 07, 2014 | 19 min
    Eric Zorn chats about funny quip, tongue twisters and witticisms that he has gathered from the Internet. …
  • Rick Bentley: The Best and the Worst of the Oscars

    Mar 06, 2014 | 13 min
    Rick Bentley, TV critic for Fresno Bee, re-caps the Oscars, dishes on Oscar fashion and critiques Ellen’s hosting duties.   …
  • Ash Wednesday

    Mar 06, 2014 | 13 min
    Pastor Christan Coon from Urban Village Church chats with Bill and Wendy about the history of Ash Wednesday, distribute ashes and more! …
  • Flavor HD: Favorite Seasonal Treats

    Mar 05, 2014 | 17 min
    Hannah and Dane join Bill and Wendy to dish about their favorite seasonal treats and how they may have gone overboard celebrating Fat Tuesday. …
  • Is The Middle Class Eroding?

    Mar 05, 2014 | 13 min
    New York Times writer, Nelson Schwartz, chats with Bill and Wendy about his recent article, The Middle Class Is Steadily Eroding, Just Ask the Business World. …
  • Chicagoland

    Mar 04, 2014 | 17 min
    Mark Konkol and Mark Benjamin join Bill and Wendy to discuss the gripping new CNN Original Documentary Series, Chicagoland. Mark Konkol is a Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago journalist who narrates the series and Mark Benjamin is the executive producer of Chicagoland. …
  • Fat Tuesday with Dixie Kitchen and Bait Shop

    Mar 04, 2014 | 11 min
    Matt Bagnola, General Manager of Dixie Kitchen and Bait Shop in Evanston,IL joins Bill and Wendy to chat about Dixie Kitchen’s March and Mardi Gras specials. He also shares delicious Hurricanes.   …
  • Awful Nice

    Mar 04, 2014 | 18 min
    Director/co-writer Todd Sklar and lead actor/co-writer Alex Rennie of the film, AWFUL NICE, with Mike McNamara, Executive Director of The Midwest Independent Film Festival, chat about First Tuesdays with The Midwest Independent Film Festival. The festival continues its 10th anniversary …
  • Thoughts from An Ugly Friend

    Mar 03, 2014 | 14 min
    Kristin Salaky chats with Bill and Wendy about her essay, Thoughts from An Ugly Friend. …
  • How To Spot a Cheater

    Mar 03, 2014 | 15 min
    Dr. Kristen Mark, Assistant Professor of Health Promotion at the University of Kentucky reveals the 6 telltale signs of a cheater. …
  • The Second City Training Center ASD Program

    Mar 02, 2014 | 13 min
    Matt Hovde, Second City Artistic Director, and Kerry Sheehan, President, Second City Training Centers, discuss the ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders) program that Second City is offering for teens and adults. …
  • Matt Pais: And the Oscar Should Go To..

    Feb 28, 2014 | 15 min
    Matt Pais reviews his Academy Awards picks and snubs. And, he shares his thoughts on favorite past hosts and who should host the Oscars in the future. …
  • Jeff Dye

    Feb 28, 2014 | 16 min
    Comedian Jeff Dye chats with Bill and Wendy about his love of toys, wiffle ball and Star Wars. He also recalls the fun time he had at Woody’s Wiffle Ball Classic. Jeff will be performing at Zanies Rosemont Feb 28th …
  • Your Favorites with Eric Zorn

    Feb 27, 2014 | 17 min
    Thought-provoking Chicago Tribune columnist, Eric Zorn, chats with Bill and Wendy about favorites- favorite songs, movies and television shows. He also shares the GOP candidates favorite songs. …
  • Understanding Vasculitis

    Feb 27, 2014 | 15 min
    Jason Walder and Karen Hirsch with Dr. Bob Lebovics discuss the death of Harold Ramis and the condition that afflicted him, vasculitis. …
  • Dr. Amy Brodsky

    Feb 27, 2014 | 19 min
    Amy Brodsky, a board certified dermatologist, with a particular interest in cosmetic dermatology, consults with Wendy about her enormous forehead vein and recommends other cosmetic procedures for Wendy. …
  • Killadelphia: Mixtape of a City

    Feb 26, 2014 | 18 min
    Artistic Director, PJ Paparelli of The American Theater Company and Sean Christopher Lewis, creator and performer of the one man play, Killadelphia: mixtape of a city, discuss their show with Bill and Wendy. The show is free, part of ATC’s …
  • Age to Perfection

    Feb 26, 2014 | 15 min
    Judy Gaman , author of Age to Perfection: How to Thrive to 100 Happy, Healthy and Wise and Lucille Fleming, 101 year old subject of the book, give tips on how to live past 100 and be happy. …
  • Flavor HD: Mardi Gras Edition

    Feb 26, 2014 | 17 min
    Hannah and Dane celebrate Mardi Gras with Bill and Wendy as they share king cakes from Swedish Bakery, paczkis from Delightful Pastries and gluten-free donut options from Firecakes Donuts. …
  • Noted Pet Expert, Steve Dale

    Feb 25, 2014 | 18 min
    Steve Dale, noted pet expert, shares stories from the veterinary conference he attended last week in Las Vegas. He also discusses puppy mill puppies being banned from Chicago pet stores. And, he shares animal news from around the world. …
  • Jim Breuer

    Feb 25, 2014 | 15 min
    Jim Breuer hosts AXS TV’s weekly uncensored comedy series GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE on Thursdays 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT). He shares behind the scenes stories about the show with Bill and Wendy. …
  • Dan Bakkedahl

    Feb 25, 2014 | 20 min
    An alumni of both Second City and Improv Olympic, and current star of HBO’s Veep and FX’s Legit, Dan Bakkedahl chats with Bill and Wendy about his special performance tonight of “Trainwreck,” with Ed Furman at Second City.The play created …
  • Dan Levy: The Man, The Ring and The Mystery

    Feb 24, 2014 | 9 min
    Producer Dan Levy reveals the latest details in his continued saga of his wedding ring loss as he finds his original ring at home. …
  • Rick Bentley: The Evolution of the Tonight Show

    Feb 24, 2014 | 20 min
    Rick Bentley, TV critic for the Fresno Bee, chats about the cancellation of Piers Morgan Show on CNN and his possible replacements. Rick, Bill and Wendy also reminisce about the evolution of the Tonight Show. Rick also chats about the …
  • It’s Carol Hankner Day!

    Feb 24, 2014 | 16 min
    Carol Hankner, beloved executive assistant of WGN Radio, celebrates 50 years at the station. She is given her own “day” as Jimmy DeCastro presents the prestigious honor on behalf of Governor Pat Quinn. …
  • John O’Hurley

    Feb 24, 2014 | 20 min
    John O’Hurley chats about his role as Billy Flynn in new Chicago production of Chicago, playing Feb 25th- March 2nd at Bank of America Theatre. John O’Hurley will also be doing a book signing of his first children’s book, The …

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