The EP Podcast

The EP Podcast

Local podcast from Evergreen Park, for Evergreen Park! New weekly episodes out every Monday and Friday.

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June 17, 2021 22 min

We take a trip back to the movies with everything you need to know as you resume your theater experience. Our long-time Hollywood Insider, Ben Belton, joins us to preview all the big summer films and tell you what may have changed forever for the better when it comes to entertainment and movie theaters. Plus, we announce a HUGE guest at our live podcast taping on Thursday (6/24) at Durbins of  Evergreen Park! We have your local wee...

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An incredible weekend was marked by the return of something we all missed, but probably didn't think we missed over that past 15 months. John Brand from Open Outcry Brewing Company stops by to explain why he is so happy these days. Plus we start hearing from local contestants who want to guest host their own episode of The EP Podcast. And we introduce a major incentive to drive safer in Evergreen Park. 

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The EP Podcast Weekend Update provides a quick look at all of the weather, news, events and excitement this weekend in Evergreen Park. There is a village-wide retirement party with live music on Saturday, but you will have to deal with construction to get to it. The way locals go to church snaps back to normal this weekend. We have details. Plus we'll tell you about local garage sales, contests, events and more!

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June 7, 2021 30 min

We take a trip to 50 Acre Park and the Driving Range to hang out with the Evergreen Park Chamber of Commerce for golf lessons, laughs & details surrounding this summer's big golf outing open to everyone in the community. Plus, Chris gets some special guests to help him announce the first of several contests that The EP Podcast will be running this summer, Do you think you can host The EP Podcast? This may be your one shot!

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May 31, 2021 30 min

Our fan-favorite foodie feature returns, as The EP Podcast presents "Eating Evergreen Park" for the Summer of 2021. We sit down with the owners and proud operators of Tavern In The Green and Rosangela's to find out what is new, what is good, and why you should bring the family out for a great meal. You can also learn about discounts and contests from other Evergreen Park eateries available right now. Plus, we have local...

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Local Evergreen Park Army Veteran & Author Eric Herrera joins us to talk about the true meaning of Memorial Day and his experiences searching for roadside bombs in Iraq. Plus, Chris decides the awesome Army Humvee he drives may be needed for a nearby rumored cougar sighting.

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May 24, 2021 30 min

The Evergreen Park Public Library has big plans this summer for kids, teens and adults. We are joined by Jenna Harte-Wisniewski, who breaks down everything from fun summer programs to a brand new circus tent in the parking lot. Meanwhile, we take a trip to the newly redesigned and upgraded rooftop at Open Outcry Brewing. Try a brand new summer brew and hear about one of the best spots in the area to drink under the stars.

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Village Trustees Mark Marzullo and Norm Anderson stop by for some laughs, and bring some insider scoop concerning the long-vacant property that used to house Fifth Third Bank. After listening to the hints, what do you think is coming to Evergreen Park? We also play "Evergreen Park Trivia" with them both! Plus, we visit the EP Farmer's Market and speak to some vendors with interesting products available every Thursday fr...

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May 13, 2021 18 min

Mayor James Sexton pens his farewell to the Village of Evergreen Park, and we have his heartfelt letter. After experiencing a frustrating week, Chris explain why national news should eventually trickle down to an easier & less frustrating local life.  Your Weekend Update from The EP Podcast has all kinds of local news, events, programs and weather for you. Join us for a quick look at everything going on in and around Evergreen ...

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May 10, 2021 33 min

Coaching T-Ball in the EPBC can be a challenge for anyone, but Chris reveals a new system for keeping order on his team. John Brand from Open Outcry Brewing stops in with two incredible new beers. One is spicy. The other started a war. Plus, we try out a village program that made us nervous, only to find it was went incredibly well.

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Your Weekend Update from The EP Podcast has all kinds of local news, events, programs and weather for you. Our friends at Central Middle School have launched their local business support program and we have special discounts you can get this weekend in Evergreen Park. Plus, the nearby boil order that touched a few blocks of The EP taught us something new about how Evergreen Park's water works. 

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We introduce you to Dr Jenna Woodland, the new Superintendent of Evergreen Park District 124 Schools. Why did she want the job here in Evergreen Park? What are her ideas? What can parents expect to continue with new leadership at the top? Those answers and more! Plus, old friends stop by as John Dahlke checks in from the Evergreen Park Food Pantry. Glenn Pniewski of the Village also drops in to talk about the EP Dog Park, Summer Da...

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Your Weekend Update from The EP Podcast has all kinds of local news, events, programs and weather for you. EPCHS Football Coach Jerry Verde wraps up his team's unique season with his final Friday appearance until next fall. Plus, we have details on Evergreen Park Summer Day Camp Registration, local vaccine availability and much more!

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April 26, 2021 30 min

Our local M.D. from Family First Medical Group, Dr David Beckmann, checks in to catch us up on the latest local COVID-19 data. Listen to his views on the vaccines available, updated scientific findings related to kids, and outdoor activities. We cut through the national political hype and get answers from a doctor. Get all of your local news, weather, events and interesting items found on Evergreen Park social media this week in &#...

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Your Weekend Update from The EP Podcast has all kinds of local news, events, programs and weather for you. More COVID-19 vaccinations have arrived in Evergreen Park, and those without internet can schedule appointments by phone through the village. Plus, EPCHS Football Coach Jerry Verde joins us to recap the team's close loss last week and their final game of the season this weekend. 

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April 19, 2021 36 min

Evergreen Park Mayor-Elect Kelly Burke joins us to talk about the current transition, plans for the start of her first term, and the new set of keys she just got from the village. Employees of a local Evergreen Park business asked us to feature their boss on their 16th birthday. From a basement business to an EP institution, hear Diane Fidler's story! Plus, their rooftop will open soon and Open Outcry Brewing may have the "...

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Your Weekend Update from The EP Podcast has all kinds of local news, events, programs and weather for you. Plus, EPCHS Football Coach Jerry Verde joins us to recap the team's tough loss last week and their final home game of the season this weekend. Plus YOU can be the first person on your block to try Pickleball. 

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April 12, 2021 34 min

The return of "Eating Evergreen Park" brings us to the brand new sandwich shop in the the center of town, Unbeatable Eatables. Find out if their first franchise location is going to be a hit. Meanwhile, we break down the results of last week's election. We also get you ready for Spring Cleaning with a special visit from Waste Management with some great programs that can help you out!

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Your Weekend Update from The EP Podcast has all kinds of local news, events, programs and weather for you. Plus, EPCHS Football Coach Jerry Verde joins us to recap the team's 2-1 start and preview this weekend's big game! A wet, yet fun weekend awaits Evergreen Park!

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April 4, 2021 33 min

Village Trustee Mark Marzullo stops in to chat, and reveals an inside look at how the village has operated over the past year. When the pandemic hit there were big concerns behind the scenes. Listen to what village programs and services got prioritized. Did it work out the way our local leaders expected? Mark breaks it all down. Plus, Chris visits Open Outcry Brewing to try a HOT beer while they get closer to business as usual.

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