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Host Elysabeth Alfano dishes and drinks with celebs on The Celebrity Dinner Party. What funny stories and inspirational insights do celebs and influencers have to share from their road to success? Over food and drink the unscripted conversation flow, as Alfano sits down with some of the most prominent chefs, actors, directors, musicians, comedians, politicians and sports figures to find out! Live streaming and filmed in front of an audience and viwers that shares in the food and conversation ...
 
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Illinois Representative and former Illini defensive end Kam Buckner joins Rich and Tina to talk about his proposed name, image and likeness legislation awaiting Governor Pritzker’s signature. Keller Lenkner Managing Partner Travis Lenkner discusses the latest in a class-action lawsuit filed against Amazon involving Alexa and its alleged recording a…
 
Author of The Forgotten 1970 Chicago Cubs: Go and Glow, William Bike, joins Steve Dale on Steve Dale’s Other World this weekend to talk all things Chicago Cubs. Listen in while William and Steve discuss the history of the Chicago Cubs franchise and what makes the 1970 Chicago Cubs stand out from other generations. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3…
 
Owner of O’Leary’s Public House in River North, Steve Krater, joined Steve Dale to talk about his journey through both the lockdown and the looting during the protests in the summer of 2020. Listen in while the Steves talk about restaurants bouncing back post pandemic and how much restaurants had to endure during these crazy times. https://serve.ca…
 
The Hot Dog Box founder and chef Bobby Morelli joins Steve Dale this past Sunday to talk all things hot dogs! Listen in while Bobby shares how The Hot Dog Box came to be and how they are now opening up another location this upcoming August. To listen to some more of Bobby’s music, check out his YouTube channel Bobby Morelli https://serve.castfire.c…
 
WGN Radio’s Steve Dale is joined by the President and CEO of Chicago’s First Lady Cruises, Holly Agra. Chicago’s First Lady Cruises is the official cruise line of the Chicago Architecture Foundation and are now in their 20th season together. Listen in while Holly discusses the history of Chicago’s First Lady Cruises architecture cruises and what ma…
 
Top Chef Championships, best selling books and beloved restaurants, the Voltaggio brothers join Dane Neal on the Road. Hear as Michael and Bryan share the their careers and excitement for grilling season kicking off this summer. Hear as Michael and Bryan share the benefits of cooking with gas, way to maximum flavor and recipes to try, plus the cool…
 
Pro Bowler and Packers Hall of Famer LeRoy Butler joins Dane to talk about the legacy of the “Lambeau Leap” and his transition from Super Bowl Champ to Chef. Hear as LeRoy talks about how Wisconsin is leading the way in the world of cheese, and how family farms continue to make America’s Dairyland great. Listen as LeRoy gives us a recipe or two and…
 
Top Chef Champion and Chicago’s very own Joe Flamm joins Dane Neal “On The Road”. Hear as Joe shares the history of Wisconsin Cheese and great ways to enjoy the 180th year of cheesemaking this summer. Listen as Joe talks about dishes he loves and the excitement for his new acclaimed spot Rose Mary and introduction of his vision for Croatian cuisine…
 
BBQ Brawl “Coach” Eddie Jackson https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3847182/3847182_2021-06-12-233822.64kmono.mp3 Former NFL football and now Food Network Star Eddie Jackson joins Dane to talk about the new season of “BBQ Brawl”. Hear as Eddie shares thoughts on fellow coaches Bobby Flay and Michael Symon, as well as excitement for the teams that will…
 
The Chicago Way w/John Kass (06/11/2021): During the COVID-19 pandemic, John Kass & Jeff Carlin continue to podcast socially distanced from secure locations. This week, RealClear Politics’ Tom Bevan is here to discuss why mainstream media is turning a blind eye to Hunter Biden’s emails, whether or not Vice President Kamala Harris has what it takes …
 
What are summer beers, exactly? The good news is, summer beers can be almost anything you want. Whether you're looking for a crispy boi, a quenching sour or a wheat, there are tons of options available. You'll also get some recommendations for Witbiers and Hefe Weizens, plus an informative lesson about how you've been mispronouncing "Kölsch" Drink …
 
You know Steve King as a Chicago radio legend. But before he became a rock radio sensation, he recorded a spooky 60’s record titled ‘Satan is Her Name’. The dynamic duo Steve King and Johnnie Putman join John Landecker to share how the song came to be and its surprising popularity overseas. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3846680/3846680_2021-06-1…
 
The Mincing Rascals are John Williams of WGN Radio, Eric Zorn and Lisa Donovan of Chicago Tribune, and Jon Hansen of Block Club Chicago. They kicked off the discussion by going off on a tangent talking about woman’s softball. Then they get back on course and talk about how Chicago goes in to phase five on June 11th. Next, they ask the question “How…
 
Steve King and Johnnie Putman talked many times over the years with guitar pioneer Les Paul, to the point that they literally wrote the book on the music legend. In honor of what would have been Les Paul’s 106th birthday this week, we go back 25 years and listen to an in-studio visit. Steve, Johnnie and Les discuss various topics including Paul’s c…
 
Walter Jacobson previews the upcoming an elected Board Of Education and how the Chicago educators are going to approach the position and possibly take power away from the Mayor when it comes to the teachers union negotiations. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3846200/3846200_2021-06-09-212500.64kmono.mp3 Sen. Martwick vs. Illinois Policy Institute …
 
Illinois Representative and former Illini defensive end Kam Buckner joins Rich and Tina to talk about his proposed name, image and likeness legislation awaiting Governor Pritzker’s signature. Keller Lenkner Managing Partner Travis Lenkner discusses the latest in a class-action lawsuit filed against Amazon involving Alexa and its alleged recording a…
 
Kelly connects with legendary sports executive Scott O’Neil, who runs the Philadelphia 76ers and the New Jersey Devils about his new book, Be Where Your Feet Are: Seven Principles to Keep You Present, Grounded and Thriving. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3844028/Getting_to_Yes_And_Scott_O_Neil_-_Be_Where_Your_Feet_Are__2021-06-02-204228.64kmono.m…
 
Last week marked the 45th anniversary of Game 5 (3OT) of the 1976 NBA Finals. Phoenix Suns at Boston Celtics. Many consider it The Greatest Game Ever Played. Let's welcome back legendary Basketball Hall of Famer, Bob Ryan. Plus, my good pal in Los Angeles - Phoenix Suns Super Fan - Adam Beechen. We discuss the iconic game, the series in general and…
 
The Chicago Way w/John Kass (06/05/2021): During the COVID-19 pandemic, John Kass & Jeff Carlin continue to podcast socially distanced from secure locations. This week, former CEO of the Chicago Public Schools (1995-2001) & candidate for mayor, Paul Vallas joins John & Jeff to talk about legislation passed by the Illinois Senate that requires Chica…
 
Steve Dale speaks with Bryan Fenster, brother of journalist Danny Fenster, who is currently detained in Myanmar. Danny was detained by security forces on May 24th when making his way back home to Detroit after his on-going work to cover stories about people affected by the Myanmar government’s mistreatment. Bryan explains to Steve that it’s been tw…
 
Steve Dale is joined by Paul Vallas, former CPS School chief and Former City Budget Director, to discuss a new mandate stating that all Chicago Firehouses are now required to find homes for their firehouse dogs and can no longer have any animals kept in house. Paul and Steve also talk about the on-going issue of high lead levels in the city’s water…
 
Steve Dale speaks with Michael Shevack, author of Soul Lessons from the Wizard of Oz, about the deeper meanings that can be found in the film and the many parallels that exist between The Wizard of Oz and life as we know it. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3845122/3845122_2021-06-06-194622.64kmono.mp3…
 
Steve Dale speaks with Abe Vucekovich, General Manager at Violet Hour, about their Father’s Day cocktail classes. Abe shares how the class can be taken in-person or enjoyed virtually from home, the types of drinks that will be showcased, and more. To learn more and/or to register for their cocktail classes, visit www.theviolethour.com! https://serv…
 
Celebrities have been getting into the adult beverage game for a while now. But are these drinks worth paying the celebrity tax? Who better to give you their honest opinion on celebrity libations than four cynics who don't care that much about pop culture? Grab your selfie stick, pick your favorite Insta filter and drink along at home with the foll…
 
The Mincing Rascals are John Williams of WGN Radio, Eric Zorn and Lisa Donovan of Chicago Tribune, Brandon Pope of WCIU and Jon Hansen of Block Club Chicago. They discuss Mayor Lightfoot and her work in reducing gun violence, as well as her efforts in the riots a year ago this week, which followed the death of George Floyd. The Rascals go on to dis…
 
NASCAR Hall of Famer and first ever Brickyard 400 Winner Jeff Gordon joins Dane Neal live from Indy. Hear as Jeff shares his first visit to the Speedway, favorite drivers and the importance and impact of the one day in racing that brings both the Indy 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 together for drivers and all fans of going fast. Listen as Jeff talks ab…
 
After much turmoil which led to a change in artistic leadership, new artistic director Ken-Matt Martin shares his vision for what the future of Victory Gardens Theater performances will look like. His hopes and plans for his new role, what he looks for in new plays to be presented and why he might turn down a submitted new play. It’s an important l…
 
Driver of the #24 Chevy Camaro for Hendrick Motorsports in the NASCAR Cup Series, William Byron joins Dane “On The Road”. Hear as William shares the iRacing phenomenon and how his path to racing stardom went through the virtual route. Listen as William fills us in on the race in Chicago and iconic places and landmarks that we will see on the racing…
 
4 time Indy 500 Winner Helio Castroneves joins Dane Neal on our “Live From Indy” show just before the 500 to talk about his new team at Meyer Shank Racing, excitement of making history and being BACK in Victory Lane as WGN Radio brings the Indy 500 “Back Home” to the original radio voice of the Indianapolis 500…”your’e going to broadcast my 4th win…
 
Multi time James Beard Award winner, multi time Best Selling author Steven Raichlen joins Dane on the Summer Kick Off Special. Hear as Steven shares his new book “How To Grill Vegetables” and talks about ways to enjoy various vegetables in the best way possible by grilling and smoking. Listen as Steven shares extreme ways to “up your grill game”, s…
 
Chicago Blackhawks great Chris Chelios and former NFL player and business leader Jim Bob Morris join Dane Neal to talk tequila during our Summer Kick Off Special. Hear as Jim Bob and Chris share the story of how this new brand was born, ways they persevered during the pandemic and excitement to share the new spirit with the World. Listen as the fou…
 
World Champion Pitmaster Bill Gillespie joins Dane to talk about his new book “Hot and Fast BBQ on your Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker”. Hear as Bill shares his love of BBQ, how he got started and great ways you can use the affordable Weber Smokey Mountain to be your best in the backyard or the biggest BBQ competitions in the country. For more inform…
 
Star of one of Food Network fans’ favorite shows “Restaurant Impossible” Chef Robert Irvine joins Dane Neal on Memorial Day. Listen as Robert talks about important causes and commitment to help our men and women in uniform. Hear as Robert shares his travels shooting shows and the challenges faced by the restaurant community. Robert fills us in on e…
 
Kelly has a fascinating conversation with Rise Co-Founder and CEO Suneel Gupta about his terrific new book Backable: The Surprising Truth Behind What Makes People Take A Chance On You. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3842894/Getting_to_Yes_And_Suneel_Gupta_-_Backable__2021-05-28-195834.64kmono.mp3By WGN Plus
 
https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3843346/3843346_2021-05-31-213246.64kmono.mp3 Dane Neal filling in for Anna Davlantes on this Memorial Day to talk about grilling, a new tequila brand, some great tech and movie suggestions! Steven Raichlen – grilling expert Dustin Green – Weber Grill Master Max Good – from amazingribs.com Joe Flamm – Top Chef Champ…
 
In this 262nd episode of “Elton Jim” Turano’s “CAPTAIN POD-TASTIC,” Jim Turano recalls the funny and uncomfortable phone call he had more than 30 years ago with “Ernest T. Bass” (Howard Morris) from TV’s “The Andy Griffith Show.” https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3842529/3842529_2021-05-27-202629.64kmono.mp3…
 
Dane Neal broadcasts live from Indianapolis on the morning on the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500. Dane talks with racing stars Jeff Gordon, Mario Andretti, Graham Rahal, Scott Dixon and more. He also sits down with Chicago Blackhawks anthem singer Jim Cornelison and the Indy Racing Network’s Mark Jaynes. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3843…
 
The Chicago Way w/John Kass (05/28/2021): During the COVID-19 pandemic, John Kass & Jeff Carlin continue to podcast socially distanced from secure locations. This week, Chicago Alderman Ray Lopez (15th) to discuss a contentious City Council meeting, how Chicago can counter the never-ending violence against kids, changing the name of Lake Shore Driv…
 
Spirits come in a wide range of prices. Sometimes it can be hard to know if it's worth spending the extra money on something. The Barrel to Bottle Crew is here to help make your decision a little easier. Pat has prepared blind samples of four categories: Whiskey, Single Malt, Gin and Mezcal and this week we'll answer the question (insert echo sound…
 
The Mincing Rascals are John Williams of WGN Radio, Eric Zorn of Chicago Tribune, Brandon Pope of WCIU, Heather Cherone of WTTW and Austin Berg of Illinois Policy Institute. They begin this week’s discussion by hashing out what’s next since the acquisition of Chicago Tribune by hedge fund Alden Global Capital. Then, the Rascals talk about the city’…
 
This week, Paul goes behind the curtain with the daughter of the legendary comedian Bob Hope. The co-author of the book “Dear Bob…Bob Hope’s Wartime Correspondence with The G.I.s of World War II,” Linda recounts what it was like growing up when Bing Crosby or Lucille Ball might ring the bell! Did the Hope kids have normal childhoods? Did they get c…
 
University of Texas at Austin School of Law Professor Elizabeth Sepper joins Rich and Tina to discuss Texas’ recently signed law restricting abortions. Boston College Law School Professor Kent Greenfield discusses the conservative majority in the Supreme Court. Northern Illinois University College of Law Associate Professor Sarah Fox discusses a la…
 
University of Texas at Austin School of Law Professor Elizabeth Sepper joins Rich and Tina to discuss Texas’ recently signed law restricting abortions. Boston College Law School Professor Kent Greenfield discusses the conservative majority in the Supreme Court. Northern Illinois University College of Law Associate Professor Sarah Fox discusses a la…
 
Instead of going to the beach in the chilly weather, Walter Jacobson suggests you check out a new exhibit in a museum in Chicago. Walter gives more information and why it should be on your to-do list for this summer! https://serve.castfire.com/audio/3842175/3842175_2021-05-26-203415.64kmono.mp3 More Walter Jacobson…
 
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