The Download with Justin Kaufmann-logo

The Download with Justin Kaufmann

National News >

The Download with Justin Kaufmann Podcast from Chicago's Very Own, 720 WGN

The Download with Justin Kaufmann Podcast from Chicago's Very Own, 720 WGN
More Information

Location:

Chicago, IL

Description:

The Download with Justin Kaufmann Podcast from Chicago's Very Own, 720 WGN

Language:

English


Episodes

Mike Ness of Social Distortion: “I think we are always evolving and always moving forward”

6/22/2018
More
The great Mike Ness of the influential punk band Social Distortion joins Justin to talk about his amazing career, the many times he has played in Chicago, the passionate Chicago music scene, his intentions for the band when he was first starting out, the evolution of Social Distortion’s sound through the years, how he always wanted to be a rock star, when he recognized that their sound was crossing over into the mainstream, why he believes southern California produced so […]

Duration:00:16:10

VIDEO: Comedian Cameron Esposito: “What I’ve been taking from this year and the #MeToo movement is that I’m excited that these conversations are beginning”

6/20/2018
More
The wonderful comedian Cameron Esposito joins Justin to talk about her career, the time she spent in Chicago, comedy and the #MeToo movment and her new special, “Rape Jokes.” Video excerpt:

Duration:00:25:17

‘Veep’ and ‘Detroiters’ star Sam Richardson: “The whole filter of ‘Detroiters’ is really through love”

6/18/2018
More
The terrific actor, comedian and Second City alum Sam Richardson joins Justin to talk about his Chicago roots and the upcoming season of Comedy Central‘s “Detroiters.”

Duration:00:13:44

The Download’s Swap Meet: “The best Chicago brag gets a pizza”

6/15/2018
More
It’s Thursday night so that means it’s time for a special edition of the Swap Meet sponsored by Wolff’s Flea Market! Greg Flamm aka The DuPage Picker is here to evaluate your memorabilia! Do you think your signed Greg Maddux rookie baseball card is worth some money? Been hanging on to an old signed Roe Conn headshot that you want to sell? Wondering if your photo of a shirtless Michael Jordan will make you rich? You have the questions and Greg has the answers! It’s “The […]

Duration:00:29:27

The Download with Justin Kaufmann Full Show 6-14-18

6/15/2018
More
Well, it’s a bittersweet evening as tonight is the last 7 pm until 11 pm episode of The Download. Justin will join Steve Cochran’s show on Monday morning at 6 am and The Download will exist via a daily podcast. We can’t wait to bring you more great entertainment moving forward. On tonight’s show, The Daily Line’s Heather Cherone breaks down all the local political stories making news this week, we discuss the state of the state and the state […]

Duration:02:18:53

The Download is a show about Chicago starring those who know it well

6/15/2018
More
Justin says goodbye to the 7 pm – 11 pm version of “The Download.” Thank you so much for listening. Follow Justin on Twitter and give him a like on Facebook. The Download with Justin Kaufmann airs Monday through Friday from 7 pm. to 11 pm on @WGNRadio

Duration:00:04:17

The Download’s Sports Historian Jack Silverstein reflects on the last day of the Chicago Bulls dynasty

6/14/2018
More
The Download‘s sports historian and author Jack Silverstein joins Justin to talk about the last day of the Bulls dynasty: NBA Finals, Game 6, June 14th, 1998. Jack breaks down the Bulls dynasty and gives us a “Where Are They Now” for all 15 players on the 1998 Championship team. Follow Justin on Twitter and give him a like on Facebook. The Download with Justin Kaufmann airs Monday through Friday from 7 pm. to 11 pm on @WGNRadio

Duration:00:18:54

Why are so many people continuing to leave the state of Illinois?

6/14/2018
More
Activist and poet Mario Smith and public policy consultant Amara Enyia join Justin to break down the state of the state, the state of the city and other stories making news this week including Elon Musk’s high-speed tunnel from O’Hare to the Loop, why people are continuing to leave Illinois, the ongoing issue with violence in the city of Chicago and some of the things that make Chicago great. Follow Justin on Twitter and give him a like on Facebook. The Download with Justin Kaufmann airs...

Duration:00:35:21

How realistic is Elon Musk’s 12-minute express tunnel to O’Hare?

6/14/2018
More
The Daily Line‘s Heather Cherone joins Justin to break down the top local political stories making news this week including Elon Musk’s proposed 12-minute express tunnel to O’Hare and how the Illinois budget will impact the sale of the Thompson Center. Follow Justin on Twitter and give him a like on Facebook. The Download with Justin Kaufmann airs Monday through Friday from 7 pm. to 11 pm on @WGNRadio

Duration:00:17:23

What did we learn from Bears minicamp?

6/8/2018
More
WGN‘s Adam Hoge joins Justin for a little Bears talk and a special episode of Friday Evening Quarterback! Adam talks about the recent Bears minicamp, his first impressions of new Head Coach Matt Nagy, how the new offense is going to fun to watch, what he expects out of Mitch Trubisky’s second season, if the Bears have the right personnel on the offensive line to have success, the importance of keeping Vic Fangio, the lack of depth on the defensive side of […]

Duration:01:02:10

The Download’s Swap Meet: “I mean who is not a fan of a decorative plate that you hang on your wall?”

6/8/2018
More
It’s Thursday night so that means it’s time for a special edition of the Swap Meet sponsored by Wolff’s Flea Market! Greg Flamm aka The DuPage Picker is here to evaluate your collectibles! Do you have the “Smokey and the Bandit Part 3” soundtrack on cassette that you think might be worth something? Are you wondering if your Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio autograph is valuable? Getting ready to sell your signed Ron Santo jersey?You have the questions and Greg has the answers! It’s “The Swap Meet!”...

Duration:00:30:46

Beloved cartoonist Nicole Hollander reflects on a life after ‘Sylvia’

6/8/2018
More
Groundbreaking syndicated cartoonist and writer Nicole Hollander (“Sylvia”) joins Justin to discuss her new illustrated memoir, “We Ate Wonder Bread.” Nicole talks about her illustrious career, why she decided to write a graphic memoir, how her family was an inspiration for “Sylvia,” the role humor played in her life, bringing feminism to a comic strip, how she dealt with criticism from readers, who she was writing “Sylvia” for, what newspapers meant to people, her thoughts on why “Sylvia”...

Duration:00:30:25

What makes a skilled trades job attractive to young workers?

6/8/2018
More
Tonight, we have have a special Thursday night episode of “The Download on Chicago Business” sponsored by Signature Bank. Tonight, Justin speaks with Terrence Roche and George Tuhowski about the role of the Chicagoland Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), the amount of construction in Chicago, the importance of changing the way people view construction jobs, why there is a need for younger people to learn a trade, what needs to be done to get young people interested in a career...

Duration:00:14:50

The Download with Justin Kaufmann Full Show 6-7-18

6/8/2018
More
We have another amazing show for you this evening! On tonight’s episode of The Download, Justin speaks with about the future of construction jobs in Chicago with Terrence Roche and George K. Tuhowski of the Chicagoland AGC, beloved cartoonist and writer Nicole Hollander (“Sylvia”) discusses her illustrated memoir, “We Ate Wonder Bread” and we end the show with a special Thursday night visit from The DuPage Picker who is here to evaluate your stuff on “The Swap Meet!” Follow Justin on...

Duration:02:11:25

Do you know what’s The Worst? People who clap when the plane lands

6/6/2018
More
It’s Tuesday night so that means it is time to come together and collectively complain and bemoan about #TheWorst things in society…for pizza! Tonight, Justin is joined by the always delightful Abby McEnany and T.J. Jagodowski! Do you know what’s the worst? Party trolleys. Follow Justin on Twitter and give him a like on Facebook. The Download with Justin Kaufmann airs Monday through Friday from 7 pm. to 11 pm on @WGNRadio

Duration:00:40:07

The Download with Justin Kaufmann Full Show 6-4-18

6/6/2018
More
We have an incredible show for you this evening! On tonight’s episode of The Download, political analysts Kitty Kurth and Chris Robling debate the top national political stories making news this week, our resident philosopher Al Gini tackles the concept of procrastination, composer and lyricist Dave Ogrin tells us about the new production of “Wild Women of Planet Wongo” at the Chopin Theatre, movement artist, educator and consultant Kristina Fluty explains her intimacy and violence...

Duration:02:15:42

Never Have I Ever…Inserted a USB flash drive in the right way the first time

6/5/2018
More
It’s time once again to learn about your pop culture blind spots as we play another fun-filled game of “Never Have I Ever!” Have you never ever played a round of golf? Completely missed the Russell Crowe film, “A Beautiful Mind?” Never put on a pair of blue jeans? It’s time to fess up! Never Have I Ever…Chewed gum Follow Justin on Twitter and give him a like on Facebook. The Download with Justin Kaufmann airs Monday through Friday from 7 pm. to 11 […]

Duration:00:32:22

What does it say about us when we choose to procrastinate?

6/5/2018
More
We always love when one of our favorite guests returns to the show! Al Gini, The Download’s resident philosopher, joins Justin for his monthly visit to discuss the concept of procrastination. Professor Gini talks about the history of the word “procrastination,” the differences between laziness and procrastination, why looking at procrastination is important, the psychological impact of procrastination, the various types of procrastination, if procrastination can be a learned trait and how...

Duration:00:32:11

‘The Wild Women of Planet Wongo’ is the immersive sci-fi musical comedy you should see this weekend

6/5/2018
More
Composer and lyricist Dave Ogrin joins Justin to discuss the new production of “Wild Women of Planet Wongo” currently running at the Chopin Theatre. Dave talks about his illustrious career as highly sought-after producer and engineer, when he became interested in musicals, the immersive nature of the production, the importance of energy to the production, how the musical has evolved over the years and how his early work in music has helped him create new work. Follow Justin on Twitter and...

Duration:00:15:47

Political analyst Kitty Kurth: “Donald Trump is making things up to try to play to his audience and they fall for it”

6/5/2018
More
It’s Monday so it must be Touché time! Political analysts Chris Robling and Kitty Kurth are here to break down the top national political stories making news this week including President Trump uninviting the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House, President Trump saying he has the right to pardon himself, SCOTUS ruling for the Colorado baker who refused to make a same-sex wedding cake and the ongoing debate over the Russia investigation. Follow Justin on Twitter and give him a like on...

Duration:00:16:35