WGN’s Dave Plier talks to Kelly Carlin, daughter of groundbreaking comedian George Carlin, about her father’s legacy in stand-up comedy, his reflections on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, the ‘7 dirty words’ and a new collection of Carlin’s finest moments available for the first time. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3516697/3516697_2018-06-17-071537.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3748.mp3
Dave Plier, producer Curtis Koch, and Roger Badesh discuss how craft beer became apart of big business. What were some of the beers you grew up with? Dave takes your calls and reads your texts. Which Chicago craft Breweries are some of your favorites? http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3516696/3516696_2018-06-17-071036.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3748.mp3
WGN’s Dave Plier, son Josh and listeners break down top TV Dads by decade including Howard Cunningham (‘Happy Days’), Andy Taylor (‘The Andy Griffith Show’), Jim Anderson (‘Father Knows Best’), Mike Brady (‘The Brady Bunch’), Phil Dunphy (‘Modern Family’), and despite the recent guilty verdict of Bill Cosby, how that affects the legacy of character Cliff Huxtable and ‘The Cosby Show’....
As Dave’s son Josh hangs out overnight to celebrate Father’s Day and our final show in the Tribune Tower before moving to WGN’s new state of the art studios, we’ll talk to Kelly Carlin, daughter of groundbreaking comedian George Carlin, Joy Nash of AMC’s hit new dramedy ‘Dietland’, Dave and the late night crew discuss how craft beer became big business and Dave Schwan joins Dave for ‘This is History’....
Dave has a conversation with Joy Nash, star of AMC’s new hit dramedy ‘Dietland’ with Juliana Margulies about how the show came together, fighting back on fat shaming, harassment and having the power to do something about it. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3516689/3516689_2018-06-17-062029.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3748.mp3
Dave Plier and Dave Schwan talk about the 1868 passing of the 8 hour workday, the every first Father’s Day, the debut of Raggedy Ann & Andy, the premier of Don McNeill’s Breakfast Club in Chicago, the introduction of Chicago’s elevated train system, Captain Video & the Video Rangers, the start of the Vietnam War, the first episode of Late Night with David Letterman and more....
Mena Suvari joins WGN Radio’s Dave Plier to talk about her new series ‘American Woman’, working with co-star Alicia Silverstone, and she breaks her silence and talk about the sexual misconduct allegations against Kevin Spacey, her co-star in the Academy Award winning film ‘American Beauty’, focus on the convention that is happening and the healing of the victims. For more information on ‘American Woman’ visit http://www.paramountnetwork.com/shows/american-woman...
Dave Plier and Sound Sessions Host (and Dave’s former producer) Michael Heidemann preview the summer concert season in Chicago, and first concerts attended by Dave, Michael, Roger, Curtis and our listeners. To listen to Michael’s podcast check out http://wgnradio.com/category/sound-sessions/ What was the first concert you ever attended? http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3514122/3514122_2018-06-10-063622.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3748.mp3
As the final season of NBC’s ‘Shades of Blue’ is about to debut, Ray Liotta talks to WGN Radio’s Dave Plier about the thrill of working in television and a look back at ‘Goodfellas’, working with Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci and Martin Scorcese. For more information on the series Shades of Blue visit https://www.nbc.com/shades-of-blue. What is your favorite scene of ‘Goodfellas’?...
Author and historian Cheryl Eichar Jett and WGN Radio newsman Dave Schwan join Dave to talk about the history of this historic road and their individual journeys down Route 66 across America. Have you taken a road trip down Route 66? http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3514120/3514120_2018-06-10-062520.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3748.mp3
Dave Plier and Dave Schwan talk about the first roller-coaster in the US, the debut of Pepsi, FDR’s ‘New Deal’, the first box Cheerios, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis end their partnership, the premiere of ‘Laugh-In’, Hee Haw and the movie Blues Brothers. Do you remember the Kiddieland’s Little Dipper Rollercoaster (now at Great America in Gurnee)? http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3514118/3514118_2018-06-10-061618.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3748.mp3
There are girl-groups, guitar warriors, country cowgirls, disco queens, funky divas and pop stars, but there are only three women that really rock. To share their stories, WGN Radio’s Dave Plier talks with Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Joan Jett, Pat Benatar and Debbie Harry. This summer, you can see Joan, Pat and Debbie perform across the midwest: Joan Jett performs on Saturday July 7th at the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago (with Styx and Tesla) Pat Benatar & Neil […]
Dave talks to Matt Brutocao, Director of Global Brand Marketing for Hot Wheels, about the 50th anniversary of the iconic brand, the highest valued collectables, the Red Line Club and the ‘Hot Wheels Legends Contest’ in Chicago on Saturday July 14th. hot wheels.com Did you collect Hot Wheels as a kid? http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3510945/3510945_2018-05-31-205445.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3748.mp3
Dave Plier and Dave Schwan discuss the legacy of Robert Kennedy – 50 Years after his assassination, the first edition of the Chicago Tribune in 1847, the Farmer Labor Party forming in Chicago in 1922, the first Drive-In Theater debuted in 1933, the Baseball Hall of Fame opened, Sonny & Cher make their 1st TV appearance, ‘Grease’ premiered in theaters, Ronald Reagan’s passing in 2004....
Comedian Denis Leary joins WGN’s Dave Plier to discuss his new role on the hit TNT drama ‘Animal Kingdom’, the 25th anniversary of his first comedy CD ’No Cure for Cancer’, groundbreaking TV Dramedy ‘Rescue Me’ and Denis shares his views on why political correctness might be killing comedy. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3509344/3509344_2018-05-28-114544.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3748.mp3
WGN’s Dave Plier welcomes Jake Leinenkugel, Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, to talk about Memorial Day events in Washington, the Veteran Healthcare Reform Bill, and efforts to reduce and eliminate the growing rate of Veteran suicides. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3509342/3509342_2018-05-28-113942.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3748.mp3
Dave Gier of the Illinois Patriot Guard riders talks to Dave Plier about their volunteer organization’s mission to honor fallen American heroes, supporting their families, friends, communities and how you can get involved with their ‘Help on the Homefront’ program. You can find more information at ilpatriotguard.com http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3509341/3509341_2018-05-28-113341.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3748.mp3
As WGN Radio is in it’s final weeks at The Tribune Tower, WTTW’s Geoffrey Baer will join WGN’s Dave Plier in the Allstate Showcase Studio to talk about the legacy of The Tribune Tower, the history of WGN Radio and the early days of WGN TV. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3509334/3509334_2018-05-28-110434.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3748.mp3
Dave Plier and Dave Schwan talk about the true meaning of Memorial Day, which originated as ‘Decoration Day’ after the Civil War and was officially signed into law in 1967. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3509331/3509331_2018-05-28-105931.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3748.mp3
Jason Sierpien, proprietor of ‘Santa’s Village’ in East Dundee talks the park’s storied 59th history, new summer rides, food offerings, and the debut of the newly refinished Kiddieland Rides. For more information and park hours visit santasvillagedundee.com What is your favorite memory of Santa’s Village? http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3509328/3509328_2018-05-28-104028.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3748.mp3