Chris Gebhardt from nasaspaceflight.com joins The Matt Bubala Show to talk about the Parker Solar Probe. Last Saturday, he was standing at the Kennedy Space Center when it was initially supposed to launch. Due to some difficulties, it did not launch until Sunday. This probe is the fastest human-made spacecraft that will help scientists better understand solar winds and space weather. Initial reports show that it will take seven years to reach the sun, but Gebhardt says that we are […]
This week, Matt Bubala is joined by guest Ed Komenda, a former DNAifno writer that now works at the Northwest Herald. He discusses how the Algonquin Highway Commissioner publicly attacked the newspaper on Friday. Throughout the show, Matt and Roger talk about the controversy with President Trump and Omarosa Manigault Newman. Recent reports claim that the former Trump loyalist and now enemy has a stash of multimedia evidence to support her tell-all book, “Unhinged,” about her brief time as a...
Reporter Ed Komenda was having a normal Friday at the office until he received word about an attack against the Northwest Herald that appeared on a marquee off U.S. Highway 14. Komenda decided to check it out for himself. “THE NORTHWORST HEARLD IS FAKE NEWS” the sign read. When he arrived, he spoke with Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Andrew Gasser briefly. Komenda tried getting more information about what happened, but Gasser’s only response to him was “he didn’t want to talk to...
It has been over four years since the Malaysian airplane MH370 disappeared and there is still speculation about what really happened. 239 people were on board that night. Some investigators describe the MH370 disappearance as the “greatest mystery in the history of aviation.” One man is confident he has the answers. Larry Vance has spent a lifetime in aviation as a professional accident investigator who has led several high profile investigations world wide. Vance is also the author of the...
Former U.S. Attorney Mitch Epner joins The Matt Bubala Show to give an update on children that were separated from families in the midst of Trump’s zero tolerance policy. U.S. officials initially separated more than 2,500 kids from parents at the border of Mexico. But, it was suspended by Trump after heavy backlash. A court order was to reunite the families by July 26. Epner says that the true version of this story was that the ‘Trump administration decided what […]
Matt is back!! This week, Matt tells about his adventures coaching a little league baseball team, where his team made it to the state tournament! The gang talks about the Horizon Q400 that made an unauthorized takeoff from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Friday night and crashed in south Puget Sound. Hijacker was Richard Russell, a 29 year old ground service agent. We play some audio cuts of conversations from air traffic control and Russell. During the 4 a.m. hour, Larry Vance […]
During this full show podcast, Jim Turano fills in for Matt Bubala for a third straight week as Matt is off traveling for little league baseball tournaments. Tune in to hear what “Elton Jim” talks about best…music! Jim chats with listeners and guest Mick Kayler about Lollapalooza this weekend and the benefits of music festivals in Chicago. Since summer in Chicago is big on music festivals, Jim, Roger Badesch and Producer Jess Raines talk about the heat wave and favorite […]
Schmidt’s Towne Tap became Healy Hotel, Ream’s Meat Market is a 1950’s diner and for a small town girl and WGN Radio producer Jess Raines, her hometown is now called Simmonsville. Route 47 and Main Street in Elburn has been closed down for the filming of a new HBO series called Lovecraft Country, which tells the story of a man driving across country in 1955 in search for his missing father. The show is being produced by Oscar-winner Jordan Peele, best […]
This week, Val Camilletti, longtime owner of Val’s halla Records in Oak Park passed away. “Elton” Jim Turano shares an excerpt of a past interview as a tribute and shares stories about why she was so influential in the community.
In this full show episode, Elton Jim Turano fills in for Matt Bubala as he is out of town with his son’s baseball team, who just won their first game in the state tournament! This week, Turano talks about Mick Jagger and his 75th birthday with Jim Pietryga. WGN Radio’s Aubrey Mumpower also celebrates a birthday. Roger, Jess, Jim and Aubrey celebrate with pizza! Also in the first hour, Mick Kayler joins the show once again to talk about pop […]
Author and U.K. radio personality Spencer Leigh joins “Elton Jim” Turano on The Matt Bubala Show. As a Liverpool resident, he shares the meaning and history of songs from major music legends like The Beatles. He joins The Matt Bubala Show once again to talk about a different Elvis…Elvis Costello. Leigh fills listeners in on Costello’s childhood and how his parents influenced his musical taste growing up. Recently, Costello announted that he was diagnosed with cancer and had to cancel […]
This episode marks the one month anniversary of The Matt Bubala Show starting at 1 a.m.! Roger, Jess and Elton Jim celebrate with pizza since Matt is out of town. This week’s show also begins early! In this full show podcast, Elton Jim talks with listeners about the 2018 World Cup and participates in a trivia game. At 2: 30 a.m., Elton Jim talks pop culture with Mick Kayler. Then at 3:30 a.m., BBC radio host Spencer Leigh from Liverpool […]
A half mile run was a run for a lifetime for Chicago native Mark Schipper, as he ran with 6 bulls and 6 steers at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, Spain. He joins The Matt Bubala Show to give live updates to the crew and listeners as the festival wraps up this weekend. Schipper ran with the bulls on Friday the 13th and says it’s as “gnarly and as scary as it looks. It’s an intense experience. The thing […]
In this full show podcast, The Matt Bubala Show debunks life’s mysteries. At 1:30, an oceanographer joins the show to discuss why feet are being washed up on Canada’s shores. Listeners call in and share news of a recent Mexico story linked to Chicago. At 2:30, the crew gets the latest updates on Amelia Earhart with Chris Williamson. Then, during the 4 a.m hour, we find out if Mark Schipper actually ran with bulls in Spain. Throughout the show, Roger, […]
Chris Williamson joins The Matt Bubala Show to discuss the annual Amelia Earhart festival in Atchinson, Kansas coming up. Williamson talks about the latest Earhart myth busters and what to expect from the festival next week. Reports from National Geographic state that The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) went to the island of Nikumaroro, where the group believes Earhart many have landed. Williamson says that the “dogs did alert to some areas” where human remains...
Forget Halloween; this story has been haunting Canadians for over a decade. The New York Times reported in May that human feet washed ashore of Gabriola Island. The fourteenth limb was found in May by a man walking along the beach. The previous 13 feet that have been found since 2007 were all attached to running shoes. Several theories have surfaced to explain this strange phenomenon. Oceanographer Curtis Ebbesmeyer joins The Matt Bubala Show to explain. Ebbesmeyer has been researching […]
A recent article says your passion isn’t out there waiting to be discovered because it does not stop future obstacles. Assistant professor of social sciences, Paul O’ Keefe at Yale National University of Singapore. O’ Keefe has been in Singapore about 4 years and thinks some mantras we hear suggest that passion is inherent and needs to be revealed, or described as a fixed theory of interest. If people believe this, there is already an established an interest and people […]
Former DNAinfo writer Mark Schipper is attending the San Fermin Festival in Spain, and he joins The Matt Bubala Show to share his experiences about Chupinazo, or the opening day celebrations. This eight day festival is popularly known as Running of the Bulls, where tradition shows bull fighting is a form of entertainment. San Fermin is held in the city of Pamplona, which has a deep religious and historic nature. Ernest Hemingway was known to make this festival popular from […]
In this post holiday episode, Matt Bubala and the crew talk with listeners about the developing story of the youth soccer team trapped in a cave near northern Thailand. In the first hour, Chris Gebhardt talks about Mars rovers and Trump’s space force policy. Live from the U.K., pop culture expert Spencer Leigh talks about The King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. At 3 a.m., Matt chats with Paul O’Keefe, a researcher that says finding your passion may be […]
BBC radio presenter and author, Spencer Leigh joins The Matt Bubala Show to discuss all things Elvis Presley! This Liverpool resident wrote Elvis Presley-Caught In A Trap in 2017 for the 40th anniversary of his death. Listen to hear stories about his life and recent memorabilia being auctioned off.