The Saturday Night Special with Amy Guth returns with the annual Chicago Lit show in honor of the upcoming Printer’s Row Lit Fest. This year, we focus on underlying and hidden narratives and how storytelling can shed light on to these often forgotten or purposefully excluded perspectives. Joining her on the program are a slew of experts and authors that help raise up unheard voices in literature and beyond. Writer/editor Martha Bayne stops by to discuss the anthologies Rust Belt Chicago...
In the wake of the spectacle of the high-fashion Met Gala, host Amy Guth takes a deep dive into the world of fashion and garment making with a group of experts that show a different side of the glitz and glamour. Fashion historian Dr. Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell shares her knowledge of hundreds of years of fashion and extrapolates on the study of fashion and the influence of fashion on every facet of society. Founder and editor of Vestoj magazine Anja Cronberg discusses the importance […]
Tonight Amy Guth is in for Patti! We dive into our Monday Night (April 30th) by discussing the Buzzworthy Moments of The Correspondents Dinner with Guth and Huppke on Politics co-host, Rex Huppke. Then, Free Comic Book Day is upon us! So, we bring on Third Coast Comics owner Terry Grant to give us the low down on scoring some comics! Women in Comedy is an amazing organization here in Chicago – to enlighten us on what has been happening […]
It’s Earth Day and Amy Guth is sitting in for Brian Noonan! Author Emily Belden stops by the studio to talk about her book “Hot Mess”; Senior Policy Advocate Susan Mudd, who leads the Environmental Law and Policy Center’s Diesel Pollution Reduction Initiative, calls to discuss the Volkswagon Diesel Settlement; Amy shares a list of recyclable items that may surprise you and much more!
In this Saturday Night Special digital exclusive, host Amy Guth sits down with prolific author and journalist Robert K. Elder for a spirited discussion of his upcoming book The Mixtape of My Life: The Music That Made Me. The Mixtape of My Life is a guided journal that offers prompts and questions to unlock memories through the soundtrack of your life. Together, Robert and Amy parse their own musical history and demonstrate the power that music can hold over memory, emotions and […]
This week on a slightly shortened Saturday Night Special, host Amy Guth looks at the topic of volunteering, non-profits and the often complicated nature of trying to help those in need. First, Amy talks with Lisa Dietlin, President/CEO of the Institute of Transformational Philanthropy. They discuss why we feel the compulsion to volunteer and how people can plan, in both big ways and small, to have a very giving 2018. Then Amy welcomes Dr. Noelle Sullivan, Assistant Professor of Instruction...
This week on the Saturday Night Special with Amy Guth, we take a look at the 90th annual Academy Awards, the shifting nature of the film industry in the era of #MeToo and looking at the future for the next generation of filmmakers. Amy talks with producer and No Coast Cinema host Tom Hush about the Oscars in historical context and how our collective tastes in film can shift over time. Pat McDonald of Hollywood Chicago stops by to give […]
We all say it: “New year, new me!”. But how often do we stick to our resolutions? Is there a better way to feel better without imposing large expectations on ourselves? On this edition of the Saturday Night Special, host Amy Guth welcomes a wealth of individuals with advice on how to inspire real change in the new year. Lisa Kaplin shares her thoughts on why people don’t keep their resolutions and what changes they can make to increase the […]
On this edition of the Saturday Night Special, Amy Guth looks back on the year that was and finds the news and pop culture we may have overlooked in 2017. WGN Radio producers Tom Hush and Griffin Filipitch kick things off with their picks for the most underrated films of the year. They discuss flicks like “Beatrix at Dinner”, “Good Time” and “mother!” and why they think each is worth your time. Music and culture writer Britt Julious returns to […]
Amy Guth and Jen Bosworth (in for Bill and Wendy) talk about some things we take for granted in life after the running water goes out in Amy’s building; we let you air out your Chicago grievances in a belated Festivus celebration; we talk dream vacation spots with the dead of winter on the horizon, and more.
Amy Guth and Jen Bosworth (in for Bill and Wendy) talk about the Danish concept of “hygge” and how it can help warm up your winter through comfort, warmth and togetherness, the challenge of setting personal goals for the New Years (and making yourself stick to them), a new study that outlines the health benefits of having more female friends in your life, and more.
Bill and Wendy are out for the holidays so Amy Guth and Jen Bosworth are taking over the stream airwaves for today. They talk about how to let go of fears, being proactive in the new year, and much more.
Amy Guth and Jen Bosworth are back for a full week of shenanigans. On today’s show, they talked about snow shoveling etiquette, working the holidays, crazy headline news, smart phone apps to ditch, new years resolutions, and much more.
Filling in for Bill and Wendy on the stream, it’s Amy Guth and Jen Bosworth! On today’s show, they talk about old diseases and old folk remedies. They also talk about how to come back from the holidays refreshed, weird Christmas gifts, and much more.
Amy Guth and Jen Bosworth are back in full effect while filling in for Bill and Wendy. Amy and Jen talk about supermarket shopping, their love for space, setting new year’s resolutions, seasonal depression, special holiday foods, bad holiday songs, and much more.
At the 2017 WGN Radio Holiday Spectacular, Amy Guth and Jen Bosworth performed The Twelve Months of the News Year. Parody lyrics by Amy Guth On the first month of the news year The news cycle gave to me: A president tweeting each night at three On the next month of the news year The news cycle gave to me: Two Oscars swapped A president tweeting each night at three On the third month of the news year The news […]
Amy Guth and Jen Bosworth take over the “stream of unconscious” bonus hour for Bill and Wendy. They talk about Meghan Markle and the royal family. They also talk about plus size clothing, white tie versus black tie events, and much more. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3440857/3440857_2017-12-18-145157.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3735.mp3
Amy Guth and Jen Bosworth speak to THE BEST PET EXPERT IN THE WORLD, Steve Dale! The holidays can be a stressful time of year for many people but what about our pets? Steve Dale joins the show to tell us how we can make peace between pets and holiday visitors. Steve also talks about decorating for Christmas when you have pets! Rule Number 1: No TINSEL!
Amy Guth and Jen Bosworth are back in action for Bill and Wendy! On today’s show, they talked about net neutrality, Facebook privacy, cell phone guidelines, time, holidays, and much more. Pet expert Steve Dale also makes an appearance!
The Saturday Night Special with Amy Guth returns! This week, Amy tackles the topic of our planet’s vast array of fauna and the rapid decline of some of the most recognizable species on Earth. We look at the various factors in their rapid disappearance as well as what we can do to help prevent their downfall. As ever, Amy welcomes a variety of experts on the topic in order to help get to the core of the issues at hand: […]