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Actress Elizabeth Perkins joins WGN Radio’s Dave Plier to talk about the second season of Fox comedy ‘The Moodys’ co-starring with Denis Leary, Apple TV+’s hit series ‘Truth Be Told’, DePaul University’s Goodman School of Drama and filming 80’s flick ‘About Last Night’ 35 years ago in Chicago. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3825646/3825646_2021-0…
 
Historian Leslie Goddard joins WGN Radio’s Dave Plier to talk about Chicago’s rich history in the candy business with some of your favorites made here now or long ago in the Windy City including Baby Ruth, Tootsie Rolls, Brachs, Lemonheads, Chuckles, Fanny May and Frangos. What’s your favorite candy from when you were a kid? https://serve.castfire.…
 
Chicago’s Gary Colabouno, founder of the original Moondog’s Comics, a comic book store that began as a mail-order comic reseller, growing into a small storefront in to eventually expanding to 21 stores over 5 states, joins WGN Radio’s Dave Plier to talk about the comic book industry, values, collections and one of his own comics that will go on auc…
 
Dave Plier and Dave Schwan talk this week in history, including a conversation between Dave and children’s television historian Jim Engel about the legacy of WGN-TV’s Frazier Thomas, ‘Garfield Goose & Friends’, The Little Screen Theater featuring Clutch Cargo, The Funny Company and Journey to the Beginning of Time and more; plus the story of the or…
 
It’s a 70’s flashback when WGN Radio’s Dave Plier talks to actress Cheryl Ladd about the 45th anniversary of ‘Charlie’s Angels,’ the challenge behind replacing Farrah Fawcett, her early career as a jazz singer and appearances on some of the 1970’s most iconic shows. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3824169/3824169_2021-03-27-044709.64kmono.mp3…
 
Dr. Ian Smith, host of TV’s ‘The Doctors,’ joins WGN Radio’s Dave Plier to talk about the COVID-19 vaccinations, how to eat better and lose those ‘quarantine 15’s’, anxiety and taking a ‘digital diet,’ https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3824175/3824175_2021-03-27-045815.64kmono.mp3By wgnradio.com
 
Producer, writer and director Judd Apatow talks to WGN Radio’s Dave Plier about the legacy of comedian Garry Shandling, five years after his passing, with a deep dive into Garry’s journey to fame, his earliest appearances on ’The Tonight Show’ and a behind the scenes look at the groundbreaking TV series ’The Larry Sanders Show.’ https://serve.castf…
 
Ron Onesti, president, CEO and founder of Onesti Entertainment joins WGN Radio’s Dave Plier to talk about the re-envisioning of the legendary Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, the resurgence of the DesPlaines Theatre this fall, the reopening of his restaurants and more. Visit www.oshows.com to check out the other Onesti Entertainment venues! https://s…
 
Following Pac-Man’s 40th anniversary, Chicago Gamespace assesses the history, design and legacy of this enduring and resonant title. Nom Nom: 40 Years of Pac-Man Design and History explores the game’s development and evolution from its beginnings at Namco in Tokyo in the late 1970’s to its introduction in the U.S. market where its expansive design …
 
As part of the MBC’s 100 Years of Radio salute, Andrea Darlas talks to Dave Plier about her upcoming ‘Women in Radio’ event: ‘Can You Be an Effective Boss Without Being Called a Bitch’ on March 29th at 7pm CT. Register at tinyurl.com/MBCevents. For more information visit museum.tv. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3824173/3824173_2021-03-27-044413.…
 
Dave welcomes back the Anderson Family to talk about their amazing chocolate and their sweet Easter treats as they celebrate over 100 years in business! For more information about the delicious treats Katie Anderson has to offer, visit their website at andersonscandyshop.com. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3824155/3824155_2021-03-27-005655.64kmon…
 
Dave Turin, star of hit Discovery Channel series ‘Gold Rush: Dave Turin’s Lost Mine’, joins WGN Radio’s Dave Plier to talk about his journey in the family rock quarry business and his mission to find gold that the old-timers left behind. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3822530/3822530_2021-03-20-022430.64kmono.mp3…
 
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier talks to WGN-TV’s Ana Beleval about her crush on musician Ricky Martin and previews here virtual comedy event ‘Keeping it Real’ on Saturday March 20th at 7:30pm. For tickets, visit anabeleval.com https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3822528/3822528_2021-03-20-024428.64kmono.mp3By wgnradio.com
 
David Marienthal joins WGN Radio’s Dave Plier to talk about his father’s famed Chicago entertainment venue ‘Mister Kelly’s and the documentary he has in the works. The list of celebrity interviews includes Lily Tomlin, Woody Allen, Bob Newhart, the Smothers Brothers, Dick Gregory, Lainie Kazan, Dick Cavett, Shecky Greene, David Steinberg, Robert Kl…
 
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier talks about the reboot of Fox’s ‘America’s Most Wanted’ with new host Elizabeth Vargas, using the latest technology to catch criminals including advanced DNA testing, 3D avatars, augmented reality, age-progression technology, and other upgraded tools. You will also hear an excerpt from Dave’s interview with original host John…
 
Radio Hall of Famer Garry Meier shares his comical thoughts about the mid-March battle to get your neighbors to finally take down their holiday lights and décor off the front lawn. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3821065/3821065_2021-03-13-053705.64kmono.mp3By wgnradio.com
 
Mick Jones of Foreigner celebrates 45 years of rock & roll with WGN Radio’s Dave Plier, including their biggest hits ‘Juke Box Hero’, ‘Hot Blooded’, ‘Cold as Ice’, ‘Head Games’ and ‘Feels Like the First Time’. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3821040/3821040_2021-03-13-000940.64kmono.mp3By wgnradio.com
 
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier welcomes Brendan and Siobhan McKinney from Chicago’s own Chief O’Neill’s Pub & Restaurant to talk about their Irish fare, craft cocktails, entertainment and share how they plan to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day safely and responsibly. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3821056/3821056_2021-03-13-011056.64kmono.mp3…
 
Editor-in-Chief of Nostalgia Digest Magazine Steve Darnall talks to WGN Radio’s Dave Plier about the publication’s spring edition including features on: Gracie Allen, Nat King Cole, Lloyd Bridges, Hollywood’s Beloved Bad Guys and the legacy of the drug store soda fountain. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3821039/3821039_2021-03-13-003339.64kmono.m…
 
Ashleigh Banfield previews her new NewsNation series “Banfield,” discusses the personal impact of her reporting on 9/11, recalls singing in a rock band, and takes part in an 80’s movie quiz. “Banfield” premieres Monday night, March 1, at 9pm CT, on NewsNation. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3817989/3817989_2021-02-27-040829.64kmono.mp3 Award-winn…
 
Pete Hammond, preeminent awards season commentator and Chief Film Critic for Deadline, shares his movie and TV pick’s for this Sunday’s Golden Globes with WGN Radio’s Dave Plier. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3817992/3817992_2021-02-27-042932.64kmono.mp3By wgnradio.com
 
Frank Stallone has remained one of the most versatile talents in Hollywood for over four decades. His music career has earned him three Platinum Albums, ten Gold Albums, five Gold Singles and seen him top the charts worldwide. Frank is in the spotlight with the new documentary ‘Stallone: Frank, That Is’. He joins WGN Radio’s Dave Plier to share his…
 
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier welcomes award winning reporter Martha Teichner of ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ to talk about her new book ‘When Harry Met Minnie: A True Story of Love & Friendship’, how her parents met at Marshall Fields and the ongoing success of the iconic Sunday morning program. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3816722/3816722_2021-02-22-171022.…
 
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier shares his conversation with Rock legend Stevie Van Zandt to talk about his TeachRock Project, which comes from the foundation he formed with Bruce Springsteen, Bono and Martin Scorsese; the beginnings of the E-Street Band, The Disciples of Soul and his iconic role on HBO’s ‘The Sopranos’. For more information you can visit t…
 
Saturday Night Live’s Kenan Thompson joins WGN Radio’s Dave Plier to talk about his new sitcom ‘Kenan’, 18 seasons of ‘SNL’ and the reboot of ‘All That’. ‘Kenan’ airs Tuesday at 7:30pm CT on NBC. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3814937/3814937_2021-02-13-013937.64kmono.mp3By wgnradio.com
 
Dave talks to Katie Anderson of century-old Anderson’s Candy Shop about his amazing chocolates and the perfect gifts for Valentine’s Day including raspberry truffles, chocolate covered strawberries, toffee and caramels. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3814949/3814949_2021-02-13-042649.64kmono.mp3By wgnradio.com
 
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier will preview this Sunday’s ‘Big Game’ commercials with Jeff Rogers, marketing executive and Managing Partner of ‘Players Workshop’. They break down the value of the spend, why humor is critical to sell and entertain, and the many brands presenting a more compassionate message in light of the pandemic. https://serve.castfire.c…
 
Radio icons Kevin Matthews and Jim Shorts will give their ‘Pig Skin Picks’ for Sunday’s big game; plus Kev talks about his latest project Elevator a GoGo, a free Facebook watch party this coming Valentine’s Day at 4:45pm CT with LIVE music from Grammy winning musicians. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3813321/3813321_2021-02-06-043821.64kmono.mp3…
 
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier shares his conversation with Emmy and Grammy award-winning, producer, director, writer and documentary filmmaker Andrew Solt to talk about the most valued television libraries of all time which he owns: The Ed Sullivan Show and the 57th anniversary of The Beatles first appearance on American television. The collection include…
 
Phil Rosenthal, creator of ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’, joins WGN Radio’s Dave Plier to talk about the 4th season of Netflix’s ‘Somebody Feel Phil’, his passion for people, food and culture; plus Phil’s journey behind the camera and the legacy of TV sitcom ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3811855/3811855_2021-01-30-185255.6…
 
Dave Plier, Roger Badesch, producer Tom Hush and listeners talk about the history behind radio and television call letters including WGN ‘World’s Greatest Newspaper’, which made its first appearance in the Chicago Tribune nameplate on August 29, 1911 and ceased on December 31, 1976, and dozens of other Chicago call signs that graced the airwaves ov…
 
Aaron Kall, Director of Debate at University of Michigan and author of the book ‘I Do Solemnly Swear: Presidential Inaugural Addresses’ joined WGN Radio’s Dave Plier to look back at a century of speeches and analyzes President Biden’s address to the nation. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3809697/3809697_2021-01-23-233337.64kmono.mp3…
 
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