John Carruthers of Revolution Brewing and Jesse Valenciana of Goose Island Brewery join Brian and Cody in-studio to review a selection of hazy New England IPAs, Belgian Tripels, and Rauchbiers. To kick off the show, Jesse and John recap the Great American Beer Festival in Colorado, the premiere competition for American brewers. They give props to various breweries, including a number of Chicago-based beer makers for “cleaning up” at the event. During their discussion, John and Jesse also...
http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3556463/3556463_2018-10-14-123303.128.mp3 Brian and Cody react to Brian’s appearance on Chicago Med and swap fall travel stories with Roe Conn’s producer Jeff Carlin. Plus: Brian’s “regular guy theatre review” of the Broadway in Chicago production of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Oriental Theatre. Experience the live countdown and reaction to Brian’s “big moment” on Chicago Med, as he and Cody begin recording the podcast live just...
Brian and Cody give a rave review to Broadway in Chicago’s pre-Broadway world premiere of Tootsie at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. Plus: adventures at the Billy Goat Tavern, socks in kindergarten, and babysitting tales! To kick off the show, Brian explains why he’s sick, and teases a scandalous story about socks from kindergarten class earlier. He and Cody also ask for music submissions for them to use as a podcast theme song, which you can send to the Brian Noonan […]
Brian and Cody discuss their cell phone policies when traveling, mob mentality in the age of social media, and the dumbest brand actions taken in the last month. Plus: learn how you can bring a touch of music to the next few months of web-exclusive podcasts! To kick off the show, Brian talks about the web-exclusive podcast schedule and what listeners can expect from the show for the next few months. Then, he and Cody discuss Netflix and streaming video […]
Brian starts the show off sharing his recent dilemma as father and whether it’s better for your college student to return home often or make them build up their tolerance to homesickness. Then, Brian talks to Dr. Eugenia Cheng, Scientist In Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Dr. Cheng shares her recent book The Art of Logic and how the brain makes decisions!
Brian talks to former Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny about an upcoming Chicago gala they’re attending this week. Mikah Meyer calls in with an update on his quest to set a world record vising every National Park Service site in the United States. Plus, learn how to get involved with a potential record-setting Chicago blood drive, and hear why rideshare drivers are protesting at O’Hare Airport this week. To kick off the show, Ryan Burrow from ABC News then checks […]
Brian Noonan visits with Griffin Amdur and Andrew Witherspoon, two of the three founder of the Chicago Furniture Bank, which provides a resource to those transitioning out of homelessness or other domestic situations into unfurnished, government-subsidized housing. Amdur talks about what sparked the idea for the Bank, they discuss the logistics of the operation (they move the furniture themselves), their goals for growth, and more.
Brian Noonan talks with Executive Director Derrek Hull and President Robert Houde of the Trotter Project, which is gearing up for its 2nd Annual Excellence Gala on Saturday, October 27th at Revel Fulton Market. Hull and Houde discuss the organization’s mission of educating, mentoring, and motivating youth to get into culinary and hospitality disciplines. We also get a preview of the Gala, which features food from Michelin-starred chef Andoni Luis Aduriz, who’s designing a complete dining...
Brian talks to cast members from Broadway in Chicago’s upcoming production of Tootsie at the Marquis Theatre and checks in with DJ Ca$h Era following her set at North Coast Music Festival at Union Park in Chicago. To kick off the show, Brian talks about upcoming protests and how people feel about how effective they are. Then, he talks to cast members from Broadway in Chicago’s upcoming Pre-Broadway World Premiere of Tootsie at the Marquis Theatre. After a news break, […]
Learn about Kölsch, Märzen, and lager beers from Goose Island Brewery’s Jesse Valenciana and Revolution Brewing’s John Carruthers. They join Brian in-studio to educate and entertain in this edition of “At the Breweries.” They discuss the differences between a few different types of beer and plug some craft breweries, including Dovetail Brewery. Some of the beers featured in their discussion: Kölsch A traditional clean-drinking German ale, lagered for a smooth finish, with minor fruity esters...
Brian thinks people should stop whining about the Chicago Air and Water Show, then gives a rave review of Broadway in Chicago’s production of Heartbreak Hotel. Plus: why does everything have to be “family-friendly” and why can’t we just have places for adults? To kick off the show, Brian discusses the Chicago Air and Water Show and says he thinks some Chicagoans are disproportionately angry at the amount of noise caused by the planes flying over parts of the city. […]
Brian congratulates his producer, Cody Gough, on his 10-year anniversary working at WGN Radio, and celebrates with live music from the cast of Broadway in Chicago’s Heartbreak Hotel. Plus: everything you wanted to know about the Green Tie Ball and summer wines! To kick off the show, Brian congratulates his producer, Cody Gough, on celebrating 10 years at WGN Radio over the weekend. They reminisce about some of the changes to the station over the past decade and how Cody […]
Brian Noonan (in for Nick Digilio) welcomes Jason Polevoi, Nick Jenkins, and Teddy Wachholz of One City Films to discuss ‘F Your Hair: How One Chicago Craft Brewery Became a Symbol of The Resistance’ and how you can help complete the project. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3534820/3534820_2018-08-10-093220.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3741.mp3
Earlier this week Brian Noonan (in for Nick Digilio) was cast in a small role on a TV procedural based here in Chicago. In this podcast he shares what the experience was like on the set. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3534816/3534816_2018-08-10-091816.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3741.mp3
Brian Noonan (in for Nick Digilio) kicked off the show explaining why he missed the 1am hour (filled in by Mark Carman) before welcoming in the guys from One City Films to talk about a couple of their projects including ”F Your Hair: How One Chicago Craft Brewery Became a Symbol of The Resistance.’ He then recaps his experience on the set of a TV show he was recently cast in. Then it was time for the return of the […]
Brian Noonan (in for Nick Digilio) will be off Wednesday night into Thursday morning because he scored a small role on a hit TV show. He describes how he got the part and shares other anecdotes from his acting career in this podcast. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3534043/3534043_2018-08-08-083443.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3741.mp3
Brian Noonan (in for Nick Digilio) kicks off the show talking about a recent encounter with a rat and other past incidents with other vermin. He then welcomes helicopter cinematographer David Alan Arnold to discuss his amazing career, current project ‘Yellowstone Live’ and his new book. Hour two features a little more of the conversation with Arnold. Then Brian reveals details about his new, small part on a hit TV show and his time acting. A conversation about which chores […]
In his Emmy award winning career, David Alan Arnold has filmed a lot of cool things including game 5 of the 2016 World Series, the hit show Deadliest Catch and, currently, Yellowstone Live on Nat Geo. Hear about those experiences and his new book ‘Help From Above: How I went from Sweeping the Floor to Painting the Sky’ in this conversation with Brian Noonan (in for Nick Digilio.)...
Tom Appel is the publisher of Consumer Guide Automotive and contributor to their Daily Drive blog. In this conversation with Brian Noonan (in for Nick Digilio), they discuss the Trump administration’s mileage rollback plans (including the role electric vehicles have and will play), the battle to build the best crossovers and Tom’s picks for Cool Kids Show Cars. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3533640/3533640_2018-08-07-082940.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3741.mp3
Brian Noonan (in for Nick Digilio) kicks off the show talking about early radio jobs before welcoming Consumer Guide Automotive’s Tom Appel to discuss major car stories, answer listener questions and analyze some quirky sides of the industry. Hour two begins with a conversation about Chicago’s violence problem and what can be done by leadership, if anything, to fix it. Brian then switches to a lighter topic involving pets’ habits and their names. Brian reveals the results the unhealthiest...