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We surprise some of the world's brightest minds with ideas they're not at all prepared to discuss. With host Jason Gots and special guests Neil Gaiman, Alan Alda, Salman Rushdie, Mary-Louise Parker, Richard Dawkins, Margaret Atwood, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, Saul Williams, Henry Rollins, Bill Nye, George Takei, Maria Popova, and many more . . . You've got 10 minutes with Einstein. What do you talk about? Black holes? Time travel? Why not gambling? The Art of War? Contemporary parenting? So ...
 
This Rosary includes scriptural texts and reflections from the Prayer Book for the Pilgrim Virgin in the UK (in association with Notre Dame de France). The music is sung by the Holy Redeemer Choir. Visit Totus2us.com for lots more. Totus Tuus (All Yours) was the motto of Pope John Paul II to Mary; Our Lady is also everything to us - Totus 2us.
 
A weekly podcast to encourage and support intentional faith conversations within families. Be inspired as real families talk about faith in the context of their everyday lives, reflecting on the Sunday Scriptures, and sharing traditions that help bring their faith and family together in the context of the home. Be encouraged to continue these conversations with the people you love.
 
When Nick Sax's daughter gets kidnapped; Nick Sax takes action... and a drink... and a lot of drugs. And now, with the world at stake on this season of Happy, He's going to step into the fray once again as him and his Unicorn Donkey take on Orcus, Blue, The Bunny, and The Bug! Join us for The HAPPY AFTERBUZZ TV AFTER SHOW as every week we discuss the crazy fights, horrifying deaths, warped leather orgies, and so much more! Subscribe, rate, and comment for all things Happy!
 
Travis Morin is a Pastor in Roatan, Honduras. After 16 years running a multi-million dollar advertising agency in Tennessee, Travis and his family left the states in 2012 to begin Roatan Mission Fellowship, a 501 C3 organization and pursue service to the Lord in Central America. He and his wife have been married since 1995 and have four children. He is involved in church planting, pastor training, dump ministry and evangelism. His heart is for God's Word and for God's people to be actively b ...
 
Called of Christ Ministries was founded as a means of answering questions to difficult questions that seekers usually have regarding the Christian faith. The show's host (Michael) is a former atheist who, after giving his life to Christ in 2001, embarked on a journey to find the answers he needed in order to place his faith in Christ. He uses this blog talk radio show, website, and newsletter as a means for sharing those answers that he believes he has found. Join us for our "Pastor and a Sk ...
 
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A longstanding WGN Radio Halloween tradition is to explore the Chicagoland hauntings of Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery, Archer Avenue, Resurrection Mary, The Willowbrook Ballroom, The Congress Hotel and more. To share the lore and paranormal happenings, Dave Plier welcomes Ghostlorist Ursula Bielski. For more information visit chicagohauntings.com. http…
 
It’s episode 29 and we are one week closer to the ultimate spoopy day. Ian “Noodles” Green is back to keep us creepy crawly and spooky ooky. We are heading over to Chicago, IL this week for our location topic and boy are these stories spoopy! We start out with one of the first documented American serial killers: H.H. Holmes. Between bigamy, insuran…
 
It’s episode 31 and our very first super spoopy Halloweeny episode! Lolo is back and madder than ever because Lizza picked this topic just for her. We know what scares her and that is Poltergeist! This movie franchise seems to have had had it’s very own, real life poltergeist or maybe it’s just the curse that everyone says it is. There is no shorta…
 
Dave shares his favorite Halloween classic horror radio drama, ‘Suspense: On a Country Road’ starring Cary Grant; a chilling story about a couple traveling on an old country road, listening to news bulletins about an escaped crazy woman on the loose from a local asylum who carries a butcher’s knife as she travels. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3…
 
Kraig Kitchen, one of the Premiere Radio Networks’ co-founders, co-President of talent management firm Sound Mind and Chairman of the Radio Hall of Fame, joins WGN Radio’s Dave Plier to preview this year’s Radio Hall of Fame Virtual Induction Ceremony. For more information, visit Radiohalloffame.com https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3791157/3791157_…
 
Dave welcomes back the Anderson Family to talk about their amazing chocolate, Halloween treats and fall favorites as they celebrate over 100 years! For more information about the delicious treats Leif and Katie have to offer, visit their website at andersonscandyshop.com. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3791155/3791155_2020-10-24-031955.64kmono.mp…
 
It’s episode 30 and we go straight for the juggler in this totally in-tents episode. Join us for part 1 of our super spoopy episode all about Clowns! Ian “Noodles” Green is back and the inspiration for our topic. We bust out our very first serial killer heavy hitter John Wayne Gacy Jr, also known as the Killer Clown. We start off with the first par…
 
Oxford professor Alister McGrath recently joined Justin, Lucy and Ruth for a livestream to take listener questions on science and faith and to talk about his new memoir ’Through a Glass Darkly’. For 'Through a Glass Darkly': https://www.hachette.co.uk/titles/alister-mcgrath/through-a-glass-darkly/9781529327632/ USA listeners check out our new USA w…
 
Chicago’s own Lecy Goranson from TV classic ‘Roseanne’ and ABC’s ‘The Conners’ joins WGN Radio’s Dave Plier to talk about the hit sitcom’s upcoming 3rd season premiere, back on a quiet set with no studio audience, the state of the theatre industry and Chicago traditions near and dear to her heart. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3789981/3789981_20…
 
Gary Stern, CEO of Chicago-based Stern Pinball joins Dave Plier to trace their Chicago-based company’s lineage from the early 1930’s to the founding of modern pinball, the growth of arcade bars across the country, a look at Chicago’s Virtual Pinball Expo and their newest and latest games. For more information on Stern Pinball visit Sternpinball.com…
 
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier talks to author and historian David J. Skal about his new book: ‘Fright Favorites’ which spotlights 31 essential Halloween-time films, their associated sequels and remakes, and recommendations to expand your seasonal repertoire based on your favorites. Featured titles include Nosferatu (1922), Dracula (1931), Cat People(1942)…
 
A WGN Radio tradition: Culled from a vintage conversation recorded in 1982, the late WGN radio legend Eddie Schwartz is joined by late Chicago Ghost Hunter Richard Crowe to talk about Resurrection Mary, Archer Avenue and other ghostly stories around Chicago. What is your favorite Chicago ghost story? https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3789977/3789977…
 
Butch Patrick, Eddie Munster from TV classic ‘The Munsters’, talks to WGN Radio’s Dave Plier about life on the set with his co-stars, the influence and history of the Universal monsters, and the connection to the sitcom and how horror and comedy work together. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3789975/3789975_2020-10-17-031215.64kmono.mp3…
 
'Critical Race Theory’ is a way of understanding racism through the dynamics of oppressed and oppressor groups. Neil Shenvi believes its worldview is at odds with the Gospel and is concerned at its embrace in evangelical circles. Rasool Berry, teaching pastor at The Bridge Church NYC believes many Christians are overreacting to CRT. While not adopt…
 
She was the first Latina actress to win an Academy Award, she has six Emmy nominations and two wins, a Grammy and a Tony. Screen legend Rita Moreno joins WGN Radio’s Dave Plier to talk about the new season of the rebooted ‘One Day at a Time’ on CBS and her upcoming ‘American Masters’ documentary: ‘Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It’! https://serv…
 
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier interviews TV legend Norman Lear, the producer behind the ‘One Day at a Time’ reboot and classic sitcoms ‘All in the Family,’ ’The Jeffersons,’ ‘Good Times’ and others. Norman shares his experience and front-row seat at the birth of television and his success in writing, producing, creating, and developing more than a hundred…
 
Philip Norman, who has written the definitive biographies on rock’s biggest stars, talks to WGN Radio’s Dave Plier, LIVE from London, about his new book ‘Wild Thing: The Short, Spellbinding Life of Jimi Hendrix’ on the 50th anniversary of the music legend’s death. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3788864/3788864_2020-10-10-042904.64kmono.mp3…
 
Just in time for the Halloween season, Dave talks about “Horror on the Air” and introduces a chilling story: “The House in Cypress Canyon.” This chilling story begins as a new home, up for sale in Cypress Canyon, when a shoebox containing a manuscript is found by construction workers inside the unfinished house details all the horrifying things tha…
 
Susy Schultz, Executive Director of The Museum of Broadcast Communications, joins Dave Plier to talk about the reopening of the museum this weekend (through Monday), featuring the ‘Stay Tuned: Rock on TV’ exhibit and their educational website: greatdebates.org. For tickets, visit MUSEUM.TV and use promo code WGN for a discount! https://serve.castfi…
 
Dave Plier and Dave Schwan talk this week in history including the premiere of ‘The Twilight Zone’ with the daughter of Rod Serling, Anne Serling, and the debut of the Peanuts comic strip with Jill Schulz, daughter of Charles Schulz. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3788860/3788860_2020-10-10-034000.64kmono.mp3…
 
Christian commentator David French debates Christian radio host and author Eric Metaxas on whether Christians should vote for Donald Trump in the US Elections in November. With thanks to John Brown University’s Center for Faith and Flourishing who hosted the debate: https://faith-and-flourishing.org/ USA listeners check out our new USA website for …
 
It’s episode 28 and spoopy season is in full swing. Ian “Noodles” Green is back to help us get creepy crawly and spooky ooky with our two-fer topic: Slenderman. We start off with the creation and legendary status that Slenderman has taken on. From there we look into what happens when a belief goes too far with the attempted murder of Payton “Bella”…
 
Actor Michael Mosley joins WGN Radio’s Dave Plier to talk about new Fox TV series ‘neXt’, centering on the efforts of a Homeland cybersecurity team to counter a rogue AI with the ability to constantly improve itself. Premieres Tuesday, October 6th at 8pm on FOX. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3787726/3787726_2020-10-03-023526.64kmono.mp3…
 
Dr. Ian Smith is the new host of TV’s ‘The Doctors’ and joins Dave to talk about the flu season with COVID, how to eat better and lose weight in seven easy steps, and his new Chicago based mystery novel, ‘The Unspoken’. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3787725/3787725_2020-10-03-015125.64kmono.mp3By wgnradio.com
 
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier catches up with three Chicago restaurateurs including George Karzas from Gale Street Inn in Jefferson Park, GianCarlo and Guido Nardini from Club Lago in River North and Matthew Ranalli from Holt’s in Park Ridge, about how they are navigating through the cooler weather, their offerings and how you can support your favorite lo…
 
Dave Plier and Dave Schwan talk about this week’s moments in history including the sculpting of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt, on the face of Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills National Forest of South Dakota; James Bond’s debut on the big screen with ‘Dr. No’; fun facts about ‘The Partridge Family’ at 5…
 
As ‘The Honeymooners’ celebrates the 65th anniversary of the classic 39 episodes this month, Dave Plier looks back at this interview with the last living cast member, Joyce ‘Trixie’ Randolph. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3787723/3787723_2020-10-03-014823.64kmono.mp3By wgnradio.com
 
Amy Orr-Ewing, co-director of OCCA and author of ‘Where Is God In All The Suffering?’, discusses the problem of pain with Jon Steingard, whose own doubts around Christian faith were triggered by seeing the suffering of children in Uganda. For ‘Where is God in All the Suffering?: https://www.thegoodbook.co.uk/where-is-god-in-all-the-suffering For Jo…
 
It’s episode 27 and it is officially the beginning of Spoopy season and we are “unpacking” this week’s topic; Boxes. To make up for being dark last week we bring you an extra long episode that is a little salty and a whole lot rage-y. If you have ever thought about hitchhiking this week’s true crime story will hopefully change your mind. Yes, thing…
 
Did God punish Jesus in our place on the cross? William Lane Craig’s new book ‘Atonement and the Death of Christ’ is a major new defence of Penal Substitutionary Atonement. He discusses the doctrine of atonement with Greg Boyd who has been a critic of PSA and an advocate of the Christus Victor view of the cross. Atonement and the Death of Christ: h…
 
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier looks back at his interviews with comedy icon Eugene Levy and son Dan Levy from Pop TV’s and Netflix’s ‘Schitt’s Creek’, which just completed its journey from a cult-favorite comedy to an Emmy Award breaker, sweeping all categories including for Outstanding Comedy Series, with its sixth and final season. It’s the first basic …
 
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier talks to Dave Crain, proprietor of Dave’s Records in Chicago to talk about his vinyl-only store and what to expect on Record Store Day (Saturday, September 26, 2020). For more information, visit davesrecordschicago.com https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3786622/3786622_2020-09-26-014322.64kmono.mp3…
 
It’s episode 26 and it’s our two-fer episode, and if that wasn’t cool enough, Ian “Noodles” Green is back to help cohost due to a bit of a scheduling snafu in Lolo’s land. For this week’s topic we go back in time to 1912 Villisca, Iowa where a gruesome murder scene terrified the small community. An entire family plus their two young guests were all…
 
In this ‘classic replay’ Justin shares the 2009 radio debate in which New York pastor Tim Keller defended his best-selling book ‘The Reason For God’ opposite UK atheist Norman Bacrac. Tim Keller: https://timothykeller.com/ Norman Bacrac: https://conwayhall.org.uk/speaker/norman-bacrac/ USA Listeners check out our new USA website for exclusive resou…
 
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier welcomes Larry Potash from the WGN Morning News to talk about new episodes of ‘Backstory’, premiering Saturday night at 10:30pm. For more information visit https://wgntv.com/backstory/ https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3785506/3785506_2020-09-19-045606.64kmono.mp3By wgnradio.com
 
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier talks to WGN-TV political reporter Paul Lisnek about the passing of Justice Ginsburg, her legacy and the political battle already brewing with comments made by Mitch McConnell and Joe Biden about her replacement. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3785502/3785502_2020-09-19-044902.64kmono.mp3 Paul Lisnek’s Behind the Curtain po…
 
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier welcomes actor/musician Kevin Bacon and his brother Michael to talk about The Bacon Brothers latest album ‘The Way We Love’, the depth of their music and Kevin’s art to eating a mango that went viral on social media. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3784439/3784439_2020-09-12-033739.64kmono.mp3…
 
Pat Tomasulo from the WGN Morning News joins WGN Radio’s Dave Plier to talk about the upcoming virtual fundraiser ‘Laugh Your Face Off’ benefiting the facial Pain Research Foundation.The event takes place Saturday September 12th at laughyourfaceoff.org. Plus… Pat gives his thoughts on the 2020-2021 Chicago Bears season. https://serve.castfire.com/a…
 
Dave Plier and Dave Schwan reflect on the impact of 9/11 and how it changed America on its 19th Anniversary, sharing the audio from various news outlets on that fateful morning. Plus, ‘Texaco Star Theater’ debuts, Richard Nixon appears on ‘Laugh-In’ and Water Payton scores an NFL record. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3784435/3784435_2020-09-12-0…
 
Six months on from Justin’s first lockdown show looking at Coronavirus he’s joined again by virologist AJ Roberts from California, Australian church and culture guru Mark Sayers, his wife Rev Lucy Brierley and new Unbelievable? team member Ruth Jackson. They discuss the politics of Coronavirus, conspiracy theories, rebel churches and what the futur…
 
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