In his actual last live show from Tribune Tower, Brian Noonan brings in his pal Jeff Carlin to produce(Cody will be back!) and salutes the last hours of the Allstate Showcase Studio on Michigan Ave. Also on the show, certified psychotherapist and creator “the change triangle” Hilary Jacobs Hendel talks about how people deal with emotion. Then, deputy food editor at the Chicago Tribune Marissa Conrad joins the show to talk about the best dog-friendly bars in Chicago. And finally, […]
In his last live show from Tribune Tower, Brian goes out with a bang. Mastro’s Steakhouse stops by to help him celebrate with delicious food from their restaurant, and a crew from the Irish American Heritage Center stop by for some live music and a fun organization for redheads. To kick off the show, Brian talks about his recent trip to New York City to help his daughter move into the Big Apple. He dispels some misconceptions about New Yorkers and […]
Brian welcomes Carly and Martina into the studio to debut their brand-new single and talk about their upcoming show at the House of Blues. Plus: Brian and the crew discuss WGN Radio’s impending move out of Tribune Tower. To kick off the show, Brian talks about WGN Radio’s upcoming move out of Tribune Tower. In a completely unexpected surprise, Brian’s brother and nieces surprise him by walking by the studio on Michigan Avenue and dropping in to say hello in a […]
In this full show during Memorial Day Weekend, Brian talks to an author, a founder, restaurateurs and record breaking waffle stackers. Beth Jacobellis is a new author and recently released her book ‘Cameo‘. Although this is a new book, she actually wrote it nine years ago. Brian gets to the bottom of why she waited so long. Juggernaut Festival founder, Tiffany Keane joins Brian to invite sci-fi & fantasy fans to the 6th Annual Juggernaut Festival this year. She talks […]
Brian Noonan talks with Jason Lesniewicz, Tourism Director at Choose Chicago and Danielle D’Alessandro, Executive Director at the Illinois Craft Brewery Guild, about the upcoming return of Chicago Friday Night Flights, which kicks of a summer-long exhibition of local craft beers with an event on June 15th at Gallagher Way outside Wrigley Field.
Brian Noonan (in for Justin Kaufmann) welcomes the incredible Judith Owen and legendary bassist Leland Sklar for some live songs and conversation. They talk about Judith’s latest album, redisCOVERed, why she decided to do an record of covers, her selection and creative process when it came to finding a “hook” to a song that she could build on, Harry Shearer challenging her to cover Drake, and her upcoming show on Sunday night, May 27 at SPACE in Evanston.
Brian Noonan (on for Justin Kaufmann) visits with mentalist Jonathan Pritchard, who talks about his new book [Think] Like a Mind Reader, which details how to apply common magician/mentalist techniques to your own professional and personal life. They discuss what it is about our brains that even make ‘mind-reading’ possible as a trick, how his stage show allows him to demonstrate and involve his audience in harnessing mental techniques; he demonstrates a trick on Brian, and more....
Brian discusses the worst Mother’s Day gifts according to a recent survey, then welcomes Mark Williams from Aberlour, a distillery of single malt Scotch whisky. To kick off the show, Brian talks about his appearance on “Never Not Funny,” the Jimmy Pardo podcast, which he recorded live at Zanies in Rosemont over the weekend. Then, Brian discusses how his Mother’s Day celebration was almost thwarted by an apartment fire over a bar where he wanted to get Bloody Marys. He and […]
Brian calls out rude bikers, talks podcasting and comedy with Jimmy Pardo, and gets some budgeting tips for moms (and all parents) from author Catey Hill. To kick off the show, Brian talks about the beautiful weather and how he’s handling his “crazy dog” digging up holes all over his backyard. Producer Cody Gough then describes his experience riding a bike for the first time in more than 15 years, but has a complaint about rude bikers riding along Lake Michigan. […]
On a full show during an exciting tax day weekend, Brian discusses education in Illinois (from grade school field trips to a higher education “brain drain”), sports memorabilia, and much more. To kick off the show, Brian talks about taxes, and David Hochberg calls in with a few tips for tax filing and investments as the deadline for filing looms. Then, Brian laments the passing of legendary radio broadcaster Art Bell by telling a personal story and offering his thoughts […]
This podcast is your one-stop shop for hearing the April Fool’s Day hijinks that Brian Noonan and his producer, Cody Gough, got into on the biggest prank day of the year. To kick off the show, Cody Gough announces that he’s going to host the program because Brian was “let go” from the station earlier in the day. He conveniently recorded Brian in a studio while he was on the phone with management, plays back the audio multiple times, and […]
An April Fool’s Day scandal rocks the show in the most hilarious fashion, Brian tells his “saddest Easter story ever,” and the program takes several unexpected turns. To kick off the show, Cody Gough announces that he’s going to host the program because Brian was “let go” from the station earlier in the day. He conveniently recorded Brian in a studio while he was on the phone with management, plays back the audio multiple times, and takes a few calls […]
Brian talks to Jillian Beall from Tailwinds Distilling Company about rum, distilling, and Chicago Rum Fest. Plus, the crew discusses Black Panther, Loyola-Chicago’s men’s basketball team, and spring break stories. To kick off the show, Brian and the crew discuss spring break vacations in college. Brian also saw Marvel’s Black Banther movie this week and talks to his producer, Cody, about the hype around the movie. The crew also discusses the incredible success of Loyola-Chicago in the 2018...
Brian talks to David Baker, CEO of The Barrel Run, about how you can experience Chicago’s best craft breweries and distilleries in a fun new way. Plus: Brian talks to Steve Bertrand about heading to England, and singer-songwriter Michael McDermott performs live in-studio. To kick off the show, Joann Pierdomenico and Vincent James from Keep Music Alive discuss the 4th Annual Teach Music Week (formerly Teach Music America Week) from Monday, March 19th to Sunday, March 25th. Learn where you...
Tonight Brian is in for Patti as we take a Stroll Down Radio Memory Lane with Rick Kaempfer who used to be a producer at Chicago’s legendary Loop Radio station which has been recently been sold. Then, Joe Aurelio of Aurelio’s Pizza jumps on air to discuss the “Get Behind The Vest” Fundraiser which supports Chicago Police. All this and so much more!
Tonight Brian Noonan is in for Patti! We start the show off by speaking to Michael Benavente (Special Olympics Manager for the Chicago Park District) about their recent groundbreaking of the “Eternal Flame of Hope” and the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics. Then, should non-smokers be allowed extra vacation days? And how do you feel about being able to CHOOSE your college dorm mate? Will this help or hinder your college experience. And finally, would you eat a muskrat? […]
Tonight Brian Noonan speaks to Michael Benavente (Special Olympics Manager for the Chicago Park District) about their recent groundbreaking of the “Eternal Flame of Hope” and the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics.
Fred Weintraub is the Worldly Fellow and Royal Correspondent for The Jam mornings on WCIU. In this conversation with Brian Noonan (in for Nick Digilio) he discusses the snowstorm that recently hit London and share details about the upcoming royal weddings. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3474982/3474982_2018-03-05-083322.64kmono.mp3
Brian Noonan (in for Nick Digilio) begins the show recapping the Oscars and takes a slight detour into how germ infested schools are. Hour two begins with a debate whether its ok to put trash (or bagged dog poop) in someone else’s bin. Brian then transitions into whether employers should allow their employees to nap on the job and the new trend of making them wearing monitoring bracelets. Royal Correspondent for The Jam on WCIU and Worldly Fellow Fred Weintraub […]
(March 2nd) Tonight Brian chats with Jimmy Pardo of The “Never Not Funny” Podcast and The Upcoming “Pardcast-a-thon”. Countdown to the Oscars with Jerry Nunn (Nunnontherun.com), and Graduation Season is Sneaking Up On Us! Listen to the full podcast right here: