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The Amy Guth Podcast from Chicago's Very Own 720 WGN




Amy Guth 2/1/20: the best Chicago albums of the 2010s, plans for the Obama Presidential Center, & the Facebook/Illinois class action settlement

Amy Guth is in for John Williams today. With a slate of expert guests, she discusses the Chicago Reader’s list of the best Chicago albums of the 2010s, the upcoming Super Bowl halftime show and advertisements, complications in the planning of the Obama Presidential Center, a payout that Facebook is making to its Illinois users, and more.


Amy Guth 1/25/20: Re-thinking DNA tests, other effects of the coronavirus, & celebrity sightings

Amy Guth is in for John Williams this Saturday. In the first hour, she discusses the Coronavirus, the burgeoning marijuana industry in Illinois, and asks for your favorite celebrity sighting stories. Later, reporter Jack Herrera joins her to discuss his recent piece in Popular Science about the flaws in the way that we think about DNA tests.


Amy Guth Full Show 1/20/20

Amy Guth Full Show for Monday, January 20th: The spectacular Amy Guth is in today for Anna Davlantes. To kick off the program, Dr. Dilara Sayeed, board member and programming lead of Women’s March Chicago, joins the show to discuss the highlights of this year’s Women’s March. WGN Radio’s Ryan Burrow joins Amy to shed light on Amazon’s latest testing on hand recognition-based payments. WGN-TV political analyst and host of WGN-TV “Political Report” Paul Lisnek chats about what to expect […]


Amy Guth Full Show 01/12/20: What are some of your unpopular opinions?

Amy Guth is in for Pete McMurray this weekend. Amy talks to the owner of a cheesecake business that has over 600 flavors! Nikki Lynette shares some of her newest projects including the latest play she is writing. Later Amy talks travel with Laura Powell, and talks with producer Curtis Koch about some unpopular opinions and shares some news stories you might have missed!


Here is the Chicago connection to the success of the Washington Nationals

Fred Frommer chats to Amy Guth about the Washington Nationals World Series win and his book You Gotta Have Heart and the work Chicago native Mike Rizzo has done to help get the team to the promise land.


Here is how you can be a better traveler in 2020.

Amy Guth welcomes Laura Powell, who is a nationally-recognized travel journalist. She has covered the world of travel for more than 25 years. You can find more information and her work on


What are you bragging about?

Amy Guth, producer Curtis Koch, and listeners chime in on what they are proud of. Have you done anything lately that you’re proud of? Did you take that big leap of faith? Amy asks you to share!


Nikki Lynette shares her latest project coming to the Steppenwolf Theater

Artist Nikki Lynette shares her inspirational journey of improving her mental health and gives some insight into her new play Get Out Alive. For more information on the play and to check out Nikki’s next project visit


Here is where you can pick from one of the 600+ flavors of cheesecake!

Amy Guth welcomes Tami Cabrera, the owner of Muddy Paws Cheesecake, to the show to discuss the 622 flavors of cheesecake she offers and how you can have some sent to your home! For more information, visit


Van Mobley professor of economics on WGN

Host Amy Guth talks to Van Mobley, professor of history and economics at Concorida University Wisconsin. Mobley and Guth talk the year in review in terms of economics and policy.


Amy Guth Full Show 12.21.19 | Make your LinkedIn stronger, know where your data is going, International Travel, Marijuana Legalization and more!

Amy Guth, in for John Williams and Scott Kitun, brings you all the news you need to know this Saturday morning. Listen in as Amy kicks off the show talking with a Certified Master Resume Writer, Certified Executive Resume Master, and Advanced Resume Writer Brenda Bernstein. Next, the CEO of Verdium James Strickland joins the show to talk about bio-metrics and data privacy. Then, the Co-founder and Editor of The Statesider, Pam Mandel, joins the show to talk about the […]


Amy Guth Full Show 12/12/19

Amy Guth fills in for the lovely Anna Davlantes. Crain’s government and politics reporter A.D. Quig shares the latest news on the citywide affordable housing task force. Jeff Kreisler, Editor-in-Chief of the behavioral science website, explains why Twitter users are slamming Peloton for their branding and messaging to potential customers. He also elaborates on the psychology of money, why we make certain financial choices and his book, Dollars and Sense: How We Misthink...


Amy Guth Full Show 11.27.19 | WiscoPop, Top Political Stories of 2019, and more

Today on the show, Amy Guth speaks to Austin Ashley, founder of WiscoPop, about their best selling beverages and how you can incorporate their drinks into Holiday drinks that everyone can enjoy. Heather Cherone, The Daily Line’s managing editor and City Hall reporter, also joins us to discuss the top political stories of 2019 and a preview of whats to come in 2020. Then, we talk top food/beverage crazes of the year including the Popeyes Chicken Sandwich and, with Dalton […]


A recap of the top political stories of 2019

Amy Guth is joined by Heather Cherone, The Daily Line’s managing editor and City Hall reporter, to discuss the top political stories of 2019. They discuss Lori Lightfoot’s budgeting plan; Former Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson’s retirement; and take a look at whats to come in 2020.


Crain’s Chicago Business Top Food & Restaurant Stories Of The Year

Amy Guth speaks with Dalton Barker from Crain’s Chicago Business about the top food/beverage crazes of the year including the Popeyes Chicken Sandwich and McDonald’s new CEO change. Dalton also touches on the increase in plant-based foods, issues with Uber Eats and other delivery services, and more.


A rideshare company that’s trying to clear traffic congestion

Amy Guth had a few minutes to talk with A.D. Quig, politics and government reporter at Crain’s Chicago Business! Amy shares their conversation on the rideshare company, Via, and how they are trying to work with Mayor Lightfoot on rideshare companies congesting traffic around the city of Chicago.


The MLK50 Project and one incredible woman

Multimedia journalist and managing editor of MLK50 Deborah Douglas, joins Amy Guth! Deborah is an incredibly talented woman and talks about her 2019 Studs Turkel award along with what makes the MLK50 project so important to her journalistic identity!


Saturday Night Special with Amy Guth | Full Show 10.05.19

Tonight, on the Saturday Night Special, Amy shares the new ‘capsule collection’ offered by Glenlivet, the newest services offered by Uber, and listeners weigh in on the controversy of college athlete endorsements. Amy shares her talk with Crain’s Chicago Business reporter A.D. Quig on Mayor Lightfoot and rideshare companies, specifically Via, and the show closes out with 2019 Studs Terkel Award winner Deborah Douglas discussing her work!


Following Hurricane Dorian, odd Labor Day traditions, Wisconsin Conservation, and more

Amy Guth is in for Roe Conn and Anna Davlantes today as she talks about odd Labor Day traditions including not being able to wear all white after the holiday; worst jobs and bosses ever; and her experience getting stuck in an elevator. Gary Goyke, President of Citizens for a Scenic Wisconsin, enlightens us on the upcoming conference regarding Wisconsin conservation; Author Pat Zietlow Miller shares information about her latest children’s book “When You Are Brave“; and much more! As we […]


This children’s book stands as a reminder to us all about how brave we really are

Amy Guth speaks with New York Times Best Selling Author Pat Zietlow Miller about her latest children’s book “When You Are Brave“. Pat talks about her inspiration behind writing the book, the importance of reminding children about their own personal bravery, and much more.