The Nick D Podcast on Radio Misfits

The Nick D Podcast on Radio Misfits

Award-Winning, longtime Chicago radio personality Nick Digilio hosts this pop culture/entertainment podcast, featuring interviews, movie reviews and much more. Tuesdays & Fridays on the Radio Misfits Podcast Network

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May 27, 2022 104 min

Film critics Erik Childress and Steve Prokopy join Nick to review the awful “Top Gun” sequel and the new “Bob’s Burgers” movie. Then Esmeralda Leon and Nick talk about Armageddon-like occurrences including jumping killer worms, rage-crazed hamsters, and scary doll heads…and Esma and Nick eat boogers!!! [EP38]

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The incredible, singer/songwriter/musician/poet and now actress Suzanne Vega (“Luka” “Tom’s Diner, etc.) joins Nick to talk about her career, her latest tour, her new album, and the new film version of her one-woman show “Lover, Beloved” to be released soon. Then Esmeralda Leon joins Nick to talk about weird celebrity phobias, and to taste-test, some Green Bean flavored hard candy…plus, Nick’s Dad Tells a Joke. [EP37]

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Nick talks with his future Ex-Wife, the great actress Dana DeLorenzo about the new “Evil Dead” video game, her recent trip to the UK and she does her hilarious Juliette Lewis impression. Then Esmeralda Leon talks with Nick about more celebrity couples who never should have dated and the weird candy taste-test continues as they try Corn Flavored hard candy and more. [EP36]

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Nick talks with Monica Eng from Axios.com to disucss the rise of crime in downtown Chicago, the legendary Orange Garden Chinese restaurant, snazzy looking dogs and more. Then Esmeralda Leon and Nick discuss surprising celebrity couples, and taste-test some Carrot Flavored Hard Candy…plus Nick’s Dad Tells a Joke. [EP35]

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Nick talks with movie critics Erik Childress and Steve Prokopy about the 70mm Film Festival at the Music Box Theatre and the greatness of Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, and more. Plus Nick and Esmeralda Leon talk more about stereotypical men and women behavior (like, do you tell a friend that their boyfriend is cheating on them?, and, do you share another person’s workout cup?), plus they taste test a “Breast Milk Lollipop...

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Nick talks with TV critic Dan Fienberg, from The Hollywood Reporter about the real-life crime drama “The Staircase,” the latest “Star Trek” adventure, and the Vanessa Bayer/Moly Shannon comedy “I Love That For You.” Then Esmeralda Leon joins Nick for another taste-test of terrible candy and a discussion about behavior of men vs. women, and more. Plus Nick’s Dad Tells a Joke!! [EP33]

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May 6, 2022 103 min

Nick talks with the great character actor/writer/storyteller/musician, Stephen Tobolowsky about “Groundhog Day,” working with O.J. Simpson, and he tells the INCREDIBLE ‘George Lucas Story.’ Then Nick and Esmeralda Leon taste test some real, disgusting, gross candies, and the results are very surprising. All of that and more. [EP32]

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Nick talks with Consumer-Man Herb Weisbaum about paying student loans after the COVID break, being financially safe while on vacation, bank scams, and much more. Then Car Guy Tom Appel, from Consumer Guide Automotive, chats with Nick about the latest news about cars, the terrifying world of “clown ads,” the insane Amazon Prime truck drivers, and more. Plus, Nick’s Dad Tells a Joke! [EP31]

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Nick talks with movie critics Erik Childress and Steve Prokopy about the upcoming 9th annual Chicago Critics Film Festival, featuring 25 screenings including a 25th anniversary “Boogie Nights!”. Then Esmeralda Leon joins to discuss celebrity mix-ups and doppelgangers like Dermot Mulroney & Dylan McDermott and Amy Adams & Isla Fisher and many more. [EP30]

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Nick talks with Dan Fienberg, TV critic from The Hollywood Reporter, about the long-awaited return of the Bill Hader HBO comedy “Barry;” Paramount+’s “The Offer”, David Simon’s new police drama “We Own the City” and more! Then Esmeralda Leon and Nick put their detective outfits on and solve some real unsolved mysteries including the legend of DB Cooper and the Lizzie Borden murders. Plus, Nick’s Dad Tells a Joke. [EP29]

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Nick talks with actress & writer Jen Bosworth-Ramirez about her years working for Nicolas Cage (insane stuff), her current role as a Hollywood consultant and more! Esmeralda Leon joins to talk about getting old and to reminisce about her and Nick’s days as bartenders, and some of the nightmare stories involving serving drinks.  [EP28]

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Nick talks with music journalist Jim Ryan about the time he spent with Lindsay Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac; an interview with Bill Murray, Olivia Rodrigo and more. Later Nick and Esmeralda Leon talk about the latest crazy news stories including: A dumpster diver who got stuck in a dumpster for days, a group of Lucha libre wrestlers enforcing mask rules in Mexico and a basketball announcer who blamed his blood sugar levels for his u...

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Nick talks about seeing former SNL cast member Molly Shannon live! Then movie critics Erik Childres and Steve Prokopy join Nick to review the new “Fantastic Beasts” movie, the Mark Wahlberg true story/drama “Father Stu,” and the 40th anniversary rerelease of John Carpenter’s horror masterpiece “The Thing.” Then Esmeralda Leon chats with Nick about weird Easter traditions, working on holidays, and awful Easter candy: Gravy Flavored ...

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Nick talks with TV critic Dan Fienberg (from The Hollywood Reporter) about the latest episodes of the great shows “Atlanta” and “Better Things,” the new Chicago-based show “61st Street,” and the new HBO Max show from Michael Mann “Tokyo Vice.” Then Nick chats with Esmeralda Leon about some of the most ridiculous conspiracy theories of all time, and Nick’s Dad Tells a Joke. [EP25]

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Nick talks with musician Daniel Knox about The David Lynch Retrospective he programmed, now playing at The Music Box Theatre, which features films like “Blue Velvet,” “Wild at Heart,” “The Straight Story” and a celebration of “Twin Peaks,” with special guests and much more. Then it’s time to celebrate Esmeralda Leon’s birthday with surprise guest visits and more, all while Nick and Esma discuss insane lies told by adults to scare k...

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In this “For The People” episode Nick talks with Herb Weisbaum, the ConsumerMan, about money issues and concerns, including the latest cryptocurrency scams, tax time tricks and more. Then, Nick talks with Tom Appel from Consumer Guide Automotive about dealers who want to buy your car back, the microchip shortage and how it’s affecting automotive production, and Batmobiles past and present (and Lee Marvin rules too). Plus, Nick’s Da...

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In this episode Nick talks with film critics Erik Childress and Steve Prokopy about the new Marvel  movie “Morbius,” Judd Apatow’s new comedy “The Bubble,” and the wild fantasy/comedy “Everything, Everywhere, All At Once.” Then Nick and Esmeralda Leon chat about some elaborate celebrity April Fool’s pranks (one involving George Clooney and a cat litter box….weird) and more.  [EP22]

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Nick is joined by TV critic or The Hollywood Reporter Dan Fienberg to talk about “The Slap” at the Oscars (and the whole telecast), the new season of the brilliant show “Atlanta,” the new FOX comedy “Welcome to Flatch” and more. Then Esmeralda Leon and Nick talk about the Oscars and other insane things that have happened on live TV…and Nick’s Dad Tells a Joke. [EP21]

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March 25, 2022 105 min

Nick chats with his old WGN co-hort Steve Cochran about their WGN days, making movies with Jack Lemmon, hanging out with Prince, and Ann-Margaret’s breasts…and more. Then Nick and Esmeralda Leon talk about the most overpriced products in the world, like movie concesions and diamonds, and who should get the Cuisinart in the divorce…and more. [EP20]

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Nick and Esmeralda Leon talk about insane shows for kids, frightening and completely inappropriate cartoons, and more. Then British bon vivant Slap Slapply joins Esma and Nick for a rousing edition of the music trivia game “For The Record” featuring the very boisterous ghost of Rodney Dangerfield…and Nick’s Dad Tells a Joke, and more. [EP19]

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