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Dr. Knowledge: The All-Time Book of Fascinating Facts

2/22/2019
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Have you ever wondered why are police officers called cops? There’s no ham in hamburgers — so why do we call them hamburgers? Author Charles “Dr. Knowledge” Reichblum joined the Bill and Wendy show to discuss his book “The All-Time Book of Fascinating Facts”. The All-Time Book of Fascinating Facts is packed with information that will surprise and challenge — information that entertains, educates, enlightens, and is fun to read. You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram....

Duration:00:18:57

Decider.com’s Alexander Zalben: Will this year’s Oscars controversies persuade more viewers to watch?

2/22/2019
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It’s the weekend. It’s also time to catch up on TV. Bill and Wendy check in with Alexander Zalben, managing editor of Decider.com. They talk about why Lauren Cohan is leaving “The Walking Dead”, “This is Us”, what to expect from the Oscars 2019, ‘Leaving Neverland’ documentary, and much more. You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, then streaming from noon to 1 p.m.

Duration:00:16:30

Jay Pharoah brings the laughs to WGN Radio

2/22/2019
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Actor, comedian and six-season veteran of “Saturday Night Live” Jay Pharoah stopped by the Bill and Wendy show. They talk about his career and his wide range of impressions, his opinion on the Jussie Smollett scandal, becoming an uncle, his dating life, and much more. He also does some hilarious celebrity impressions. Jay Pharoah headlines Zanies in Rosemont this weekend. Friday, February 22 8:00 & 10:30pm Saturday, February 23 7:00 & 9:30pm Sunday, February 24 7:00pm (847) 813-0484 or...

Duration:00:17:17

Bill and Wendy Bonus Hour 2.22.19: Unforgettable Oscar Moments

2/22/2019
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Today on the Bill and Wendy bonus hour, Bill and Wendy try to find out who comedian Jay Pharoah is dating. Plus, hollywood’s biggest night is almost here! Bill and Wendy take a look back at the most unforgettable moments in Oscars history. You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, then streaming from noon to 1 p.m.

Duration:00:43:26

Bill and Wendy Full Show 2.22.19: Funny Facts Friday

2/22/2019
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Happy Fri-YAY! Bill and Wendy start the show with some email talk. Then, can you name all 50 states in America? Bill and Wendy test listeners on their knowledge. Comedian Jay Pharoah dropped by to take a look at our new studio space. He likes it. He also did some impressions for us. Alexander Zalben from Decider.com has the latest in TV news. Charles Reichblum, aka “Dr. Knowledge,” author of the book “The All-Time Book of Fascinating Facts” joins the […]

Duration:01:10:38

Dean Richards on the Passing of Peter Tork, Jussie Smollett, and Oscars 2019

2/21/2019
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Bill and Wendy are joined by their pal, uncle Dean Richards! They talk about the passing of Peter Tork, what’s next for Jussie Smollett, what to expect from this year’s Oscars, and much more. He also reviews “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” and “Fighting with My Family”. You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, then streaming from noon to 1 p.m.

Duration:00:19:23

I’ll Be There for You: FRIENDS! The Musical Parody

2/21/2019
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Maggie McMeans and Aaron C. Rutherford from FRIENDS! The Musical Parody stopped by the Bill and Wendy show to chat about this hilarious new musical that lovingly lampoons TV’s Friends. FRIENDS! The Musical Parody at the Broadway Playhouse, running now through March 3, 2019, 175 E. Chestnut, 800-775-2000, broadwayinchicago.com. You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, then streaming from noon to 1...

Duration:00:16:34

What you need to know about the Lake County Craft Beer Festival

2/21/2019
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Bill and Wendy welcome Lauren Kaplan (Lake County Fairgrounds & Event Center Event Manager), Brendan Watters (Kings & Convicts Brewery Co-Founder), and Brittany Breaux (Skeptic Distillery) to the show to talk about the 5th Annual Lake County Craft Beer Festival. You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, then streaming from noon to 1 p.m.

Duration:00:19:08

Bill and Wendy Bonus Hour 2.21.19: We will miss you Peter Tork

2/21/2019
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Before the bonus hour, Bill and Wendy broke the news that Peter Tork, star of The Monkees, has died at age 77. On this edition of the bonus hour, Bill and Wendy discuss the life and legacy of Peter Tork and The Monkees. They also talk about past heartthrobs from TigerBeat Magazine, The Keane Brothers, and much more. You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, then streaming […]

Duration:00:43:26

Bill and Wendy Full Show 2.21.19: Beer & Friends

2/21/2019
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Bill and Wendy start the show with breaking news in the Jussie Smollet case. Then, Bill and Wendy welcome Lauren Kaplan (Lake County Fairgrounds & Event Center Event Manager), Brendan Watters (Kings & Convicts Brewery Co-Founder), and Brittany Breaux (Skeptic Distillery) to the show to talk about the 5th Annual Lake County Craft Beer Festival. Maggie McMeans and Aaron C. Rutherford from FRIENDS! The Musical Parody stopped by to chat about this hilarious new musical that lovingly lampoons...

Duration:01:12:58

Dr. John Duffy: How to Help Your Child Find Their Passion

2/20/2019
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It’s Wednesday, so you know that Dr. John Duffy is in the building. Dr. John Duffy is an author, clinical psychologist, family and parenting expert, and father and husband. He joins Bill and Wendy show to talk about how to support and nurture your child’s passions. You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, then streaming from noon to 1 p.m.

Duration:00:17:20

Dr. Sunil Pauwaa breaks down the importance of heart health

2/20/2019
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February is American Heart Month. Bill and Wendy sit down Dr. Sunil Pauwaa, cardiologist at Advocate Heart Institute, to talk about heart health and ways to protect yourself from heart disease. He also explains congestive heart failure, including causes, symptoms, and treatment options. To take the heart health assessment, visit http://www.advocatehealth.com/assessments. You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday through Friday from...

Duration:00:16:24

Bill and Wendy Bonus Hour 2.20.19: Back in the 90’s

2/20/2019
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On this edition of the bonus hour, what happens when you put grapes in the microwave? You get a light show! Bill and Wendy explain why microwaving grapes creates a dazzling plasma light show. They also talk about things that were popular in the 90’s. You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, then streaming from noon to 1 p.m.

Duration:00:42:35

Bill and Wendy Full Show 2.20.19: Heart Health and Finding Your Purpose and Passion in Life

2/20/2019
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How to live a long and healthy life. That’s the motto for today’s show. Bill and Wendy discuss Manny Machado’s decision to sign with the San Diego Padres (boo) and how Karl Lagerfeld’s cat Choupette could inherit part of his fortune. February is American Heart Month. Dr. Sunil Pauwaa, cardiologist at Advocate Heart Institute, stopped by to talk about heart health and ways to protect yourself from heart disease. Then, Dr. John Duffy, our show psychologist, explains how to support […]

Duration:01:05:36

Kathleen Madigan’s ‘Hot Dogs & Angels Tour’

2/19/2019
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Bill and Wendy are joined by the great Kathleen Madigan! They talk about her St. Louis roots, performing at the Chicago Theatre, her Netflix special “”Bothering Jesus”, basketball, and much more. Kathleen Madigan – Hot Dogs and Angels Tour Saturday, February 23, 2019 8:00PM The Chicago Theatre For tickets, visit http://www.kathleenmadigan.com/tour You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, then...

Duration:00:17:20

Rich Lenkov weighs in on emergency declaration lawsuit, the Jussie Smollett case, and R. Kelly

2/19/2019
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Rich Leknov, resident legal expert and co-host of the WGN Radio podcast Legal Face Off, joins the Bill and Wendy show to discuss the latest developments in the Jussie Smollett case, the National Emergency lawsuit, the R. Kelly case, and much more. You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, then streaming from noon to 1 p.m.

Duration:00:15:10

Bill and Wendy Bonus Hour 2.19.19: Part 2 of the 30 best stand-up comedians of all time

2/19/2019
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Today on the Bill and Wendy bonus hour, Bill and Wendy work through part 2 of NewArena.com’s list of the 30 best stand-up comedians of all time. You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, then streaming from noon to 1 p.m.

Duration:00:39:54

Bill and Wendy Full Show 2.19.19: Tuesday Deals

2/19/2019
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Which film is better? “Bohemian Rhapsody” or “A Star is Born”? Bill and Wendy discuss that with John Williams and Steve Bertrand. Comedian Kathleen Madigan joined us to talk about her upcoming show at The Chicago Theater on Saturday. Rich Leknov, resident legal expert and co-host of the WGN Radio podcast “Legal Face Off”, weighs in on the latest developments in the Jussie Smollett case, the National Emergency lawsuit against Trump, R. Kelly, and much more. You can find Bill […]

Duration:01:05:17

Eric Zorn shares his top picks for Chicago mayor’s race

2/18/2019
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Happy Presidents Day! Bill and Wendy check in with Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn. They discuss the Cubs’ deal with Sinclar Broadcasting, Chicago’s tight mayor’s race, and much more. You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, then streaming from noon to 1 p.m.

Duration:00:20:37

He’s the man behind a third of what’s on Wikipedia: Steven Pruitt

2/18/2019
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Bill and Wendy welcome Steven Pruitt to the show. Pruitt is an American volunteer Wikipedia editor who has made nearly 3 million edits on Wikipedia and written 35,000 original articles. He was also named as one of the 25 most important influencers on the Internet by Time magazine in 2017. Pruitt tells the story of how he started working for Wikipedia. He also gets into his passion for history and explains why he does all this work for Wikipedia for […]

Duration:00:14:13