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The Frunchroom, Volume 8

Recorded on the last night of the Obama administration, it's our first show of 2017. Sorry it took so long. John Chatz (blogger, tech consultant, softball player and father to many), Eric Charles May (writer, professor, Sox fan, native South Sider), Robin Baumgarten (WGN Morning News anchor and lifetime South Sider), L.D. Barnes (blogger, poet, mystery writer, essayist, wife and nerd) and Jamie Nesbitt Golden (journalist, mom, coffee-drinker, Buffy-expert). Recorded on January 19th, 2017...


The Frunchroom, Volume 7

It's a ladies' night edition of The Frunchroom. Our readers are: Sheila Maloney Mom, lawyer, professor, friend, wine enthusiast Eileen O’Connor Blogger Katy Jacob Writer, professional nerd, payments expert Eve Ewing Essayist, poet, sociologist, editor, artist Mare Swallow Writer, founder of Chicago Writers Conference, fan of gin, ukulele novice This episode was recorded by Jaime Black of Dynasty Podcasts on September 27th, 2016 at Beverly Woods Restaurant at 115th and Western. (The...


The Frunchroom, Volume 6

Our first show at Beverly Woods featured laughs, tears, poetry and prose. All about the South Side. Our readers are: Leah Chibe Opinionated South Side beer drinker Kelly Norman Ellis Teacher, mother, poet, South Sider, southern woman Bill Leslie Lawyer, catcher for the Ridge Beverly Minor League Champion Redlegs (1969-1970) Peter Nickeas Chicago Tribune reporter RHYTHM Mother, art teacher, vegan, performing artist Recorded on July 21st, 2016 at Beverly Woods Restaurant at 115th and Western...


The Frunchrooom, Volume 5

Better late than never, it's our first anniversary show! Tim Baffoe Sports columnist, high school teacher, former pizza driver, Ginger Carrie Williams Editor, Tribune Content Agency; Writer, Daily Southtown Angel Simmons Author, speaker, columnist, co-host of Do Not Submit – Englewood Elaine Hegwood Bowen Writer Bill Savage Editor, writer, Northwestern professor Recorded on April 21st, 2016 at O'Rourke's Office at 111th and Western Ave. Full show notes at Audio...


The Frunchroom, Volume 1

This is the first episode of The Frunchroom, a storytelling series about the South Side of Chicago, brought to you by your host Scott Smith – a resident of Beverly/Morgan Park – and The Beverly Area Arts Alliance. The readers: Adrienne Samuels Gibbs; writer, journalist, editor Natalie Y. Moore; reporter, WBEZ, and author Jen Sabella; deputy editor, DNAInfo Chicago Dmitry Samarov; painter and writer Chuck Sudo; writer/editor Recorded on April 16, 2015 at O'Rourke's Office at 111th and...