Sonia Van Meter is a finalist for the Mars One mission joins the show to talk about an update on the plans. As a political opposition researcher, she chats with Matt Bubala live from Texas to chat about the latest headlines in politics. Throughout the 2 a.m. hour, they discuss national headlines like Beto O’Rouke and his successful skills to raise 38 million dollars. They also discuss Donald Trump and Kanye West’s White House Lunch. Van Meter comments on Michael […]
In this full show episode, Matt is back to cover a range of topics! In the first hour, he chats with good friend of the show, Sonia Van Meter about politics. At 4 a.m., Matt chats with a senior political analyst, Malik Ayub Sumbal in Singapore about the disappearance of The Washington Post reporter, Jamal Khashoggi. The gang gets calls from out of state and even Germany! Roger and Matt chat with listeners about childhood homes and winning the lottery. […]
Student led protests in October of 1968 at Chicago Public Schools led to a massive walkout that enticed change in the school system. Chicago Reader writer Tanner Howard joins Jon Hansen on The Matt Bubala Show to discuss this historic event. Howard went to visit the Hull House a few months back, and found a poster that discussed the protests. This started at Harrison High School and Austin High School on the Near West Side. Howard says that this protest […]
Doctors Gameli Dekayie and Chantale Stephens opened Quench Wellness, a wholistic practice, this past July in the South Loop. Jon Hansen fills in on The Matt Bubala Show to chat with two women who met at a University of Chicago college orientation and their journey to become business partners. At Quench Wellness, their goal is to target health issues by getting people to focus on natural alternatives. Dekayie says those basics are “diet, exercise, sleep and what we are taking […]
Once again, Blockbuster Blake Stubbs joins The Matt Bubala Show for a full hour as Jon Hansen fills in for him. Naturally, the crew talks about Halloween movies and listeners chime in on their favorites. Blake breaks down Lady Gaga’s performance of “A Star Is Born” and Tom Hardy in “Venom.” Tune in to hear his reviews and find out whether or not he passes a quiz from Roger Badesch....
Co-Founder of Block Club Chicago, Jen Sabella, joins Jon Hansen on The Matt Bubala Show to talk about local news and what Block Club Chicago is doing around the city. Sabella talks about the benefits of paying for good journalism. “Our journalists work so hard. I have to beg them sometimes to stop working.” Tune in for a conversation discussing reporting on good news, bad news and events. For more information on stories and how to subscribe, visit here....
WCIU reporter Brandon Pope joins Jon Hansen as he fills on on The Matt Bubala Show. Jason Van Dyke was found guilty of second degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery. The trial took about seven hours and Pope says that “the trial gone weaker than people anticipated it would.” Pope attended the trial each day and shares his experiences of how the judge responded, the tense moments and how well media outlets portrayed the information.
This full show episode is one jam-packed show! Jon Hansen fills in for Matt Bubala. The crew plays a fun game of finding out where Matt is located and the listeners help us out. Jon also creates a game show feel segment as he reads news stories and Jess, Roger and listeners fill in the blanks about what happened. Throughout the show, we discuss the Jason Van Dyke trial, Halloween movies, cool careers and what past event changed Chicago Public […]
Senior writer at space.com, Mike Wall, joins The Matt Bubala Show to discuss why the National Solar Observatory (NSO) facility in New Mexico was closed abruptly for a “security issue.” Wall recently wrote an article on the topic. He says “it was weird on so many levels. It was weird first of all because of all the secrecy, and it was that secrecy that speed all these crazy theories. Then in the end, the actual truth turned out be almost as […]
On this full show podcast, Jess celebrates her golden birthday, while Matt and Roger give her some bucket list tips. At 1:30, Matt chats with Mike Wall about the secretive National Solar Observatory news. Throughout the show, Matt and Roger discuss Brett Kavanaugh and listeners weigh in on their opinions. Tune in to hear more! http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3551639/3551639_2018-09-29-120739.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3765.mp3
The Matt Bubala Show touches base with our friend from KSL-TV in Salt Lake City Utah, Andrew Wittenberg. We first talked to Andrew when he was covering the Olympic Games in North Korea and giving the show live updates. He returns to tell us what he missed most about the U.S. when he was gone and two recent stories that made news headlines this past week. North Korea and South Korea have joined to have their own Olympic Games in […]
Matt returns from Vegas this week and the crew has a lot to catch up on! We talk about funny stories with Matt’s mom, the Flossy dance trend and why Matt’s kids think he’s an uncool parent. Throughout the show, Roger and Matt talk details on Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser Christine Blasey Ford, the first debate between Ted Cruz and in Texas and Rod Rosenstein. We also touch base with Andrew Wittenberg in Salt Lake City, Utah to […]
Blake Stubbs joins The Matt Bubala Show as Esmeralda Leon and Jon Hansen fill in. They talk about movies that are out, soon to be out and what movies would be good Oscar contenders. They discuss a review of the new movie, Predator. What movies should not or should definitely be granted a sequel? The crew also discusses the concept of motion smoothing and much more! http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3546806/3546806_2018-09-15-190506.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3765.mp3
Over the past two years, American medical sociologist Robert Bartholomew has joined The Matt Bubala Show to talk about the likelihood of a mysterious “sonic attack” in Cuba that caused embassy workers to fall ill. Bartholomew has said this is a form of mass hysteria, which Bartholomew originally described as a placebo effect. Last week, the New York Times released an updated saying that microwaves may be the culprit. Bartholmew has four published articles relating to the topic and describes...
As NFL season kicks off, the talk of athlete injuries have been making headlines. Sheilla Dingus is a writer and editor for Advocacy and Fairness in Sports. She joins The Matt Bubala Show to talk about the high NFL payouts for concussions. Recently, there was a big settlement between the NFL and players. “Basically, all players that are included in the settlement are those that retired before July 7, 2014 and ones that didn’t make a decision to opt out,” […]
In this full show podcast, The Matt Bubala Show features a series of guests! At 1:30am, Gretchen Bonaduce joins the show to talk about her book Surviving Agent Orange and her upcoming appearance in Chicago. At 3am, Sheilla Dingus talks about the controversy surrounding NFL concussion settlements. During the 4am hour, we talk with Robert Bartholomew who debunks a theory that about microwave weapons in relation to Cuba’s sonic attack. Throughout the show, we chat with listeners about President...
Lights, camera, action! But, it wasn’t always pretty for Gretchen Bonaduce. Gretchen joins The Matt Bubala Show to share her experiences of her famous marriage to the former Partridge Family star, Danny Bonaduce through her book, Surviving Agent Orange. “I wanted to represent myself,” she says. “I felt like a lot of people didn’t like me for the things he said. I’m not going to let anyone not like me for the things that may or may not be true.” […]
Actor Burt Reynolds appeared a number of times on WGN Radio over the years, from the peak of his 1970s stardom to more recent appearances as he reflected on his career. Reynolds died today at age 82. We look back at some of his appearances here: Roy Leonard – March 1972, near the time of the publication of Reynolds’ Cosmopolitan centerfold: Dean Richards – April 2011, as Reynolds was in the Chicago area for screenings of some of his classic […]
Oceanographer Curtis Ebbesmyer joins The Matt Bubala Show to talk about ocean currents and some new information surfacing about the Bermuda Triangle. The Bermuda Triangle isn’t a geographic name, but Ebbesmeyer says that it’s a “collection spot” for things that end up in the ocean. Tune in to hear Ebbesmeyer’s stories about the evolution of his ocean finds and the impact of global climate change. For more information on his research, visit here....
This Labor Day weekend, The Matt Bubala Show talks with a professor from University of Missouri about his experience at Chernobyl. At 2:30, Matt talks with an oceanographer that discusses the latest theories about the Bermuda Triangle. Later on, Roger Badesch, Matt, Producer Jess Raines and listeners talk about time changes and money management. The daughter of a Real Housewives of Atlanta celebrity received a $100,000 Porsche for her 16th birthday. Throughout the show, a tribute is done to...