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Keith Conrad is a Chicago podcaster & writer. , Cubs fan, space geek & lonely beacon of restraint & self-sacrifice in a squall of car-crazies. He's on a mission to collect stories that seem completely unbelievable, but are 100% true.

Keith Conrad is a Chicago podcaster & writer. , Cubs fan, space geek & lonely beacon of restraint & self-sacrifice in a squall of car-crazies. He's on a mission to collect stories that seem completely unbelievable, but are 100% true.

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United States

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Keith Conrad is a Chicago podcaster & writer. , Cubs fan, space geek & lonely beacon of restraint & self-sacrifice in a squall of car-crazies. He's on a mission to collect stories that seem completely unbelievable, but are 100% true.

Language:

English


Episodes

#44: Helping A Giant Sea Turtle with Chris Duffy

1/14/2021
*Chris Duffy* shares the story of the time he joined his parents while they were sailing around the world and he ended up helping out a giant sea turtle that was in distress. --- Sign up for my daily email newsletter with a selection of tales of interest, my snarky commentary and a few amusing gifs: https://www.keithconradmedia.com/newsletter/ Connect on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/keithrconrad Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/keithconrad/ Instagram: https://www.instagram/keithrconrad...

Duration:00:22:41

#43: Thumb Wrestling the Incredible Hulk with Mike Heidemann

1/7/2021
Mike Heidemann is a musician and producer living in California. Mike shared the story of his first big celebrity interview, and what he did to make an impression.  --- Sign up for my daily email newsletter with a selection of tales of interest, my snarky commentary and a few amusing gifs: https://www.keithconradmedia.com/newsletter/ Connect on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/keithrconrad Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/keithconrad/ Instagram: https://www.instagram/keithrconrad What...

Duration:00:25:15

#42: Rodent Home Invasion with Jen DeSalvo

12/31/2020
Jen DeSalvo is a reporter for NBC 5 in Chicago and can also be heard on WGN Radio in Chicago. She joined me to share a story about the time her house was completely overrun by rats and that led to a surprising confrontation with her landlord (and years of nightmares) --- Sign up for my daily email newsletter with a selection of tales of interest, my snarky commentary and a few amusing gifs: https://www.keithconradmedia.com/newsletter/ Connect on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/keithrconrad...

Duration:00:13:42

A Very Conrad Christmas

12/24/2020
Merry Christmas everyone! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-greatest-story-ever-podcast6760/donations

Duration:00:02:16

#41: A Friendly Chat with the East German Secret Police with Rick Kaempfer

12/17/2020
Rick Kaempfer is the co-host of the Minutia Men podcast, the author of several books including “Severance” and “Every Cub Ever,” which is a book that absolutely delivers what it promises. Plus, he’s a Publisher at Eckhartz Press, where by the way you can find my debut novel Righteous Might. He shared the story of the time a nice family trip to East Germany at the height of the Cold War nearly turned into an international incident after he brought the wrong ID with him. --- Sign up for my...

Duration:00:18:41

#40: Nearly Drowning During A Hiking Trip with Jordan Harbour

12/10/2020
Jordan Harbour is the host of the Twilight Histories podcast. He shared a story from a hiking trip gone wrong that ultimately required a helicopter rescue and potential hypothermia --- Sign up for my daily email newsletter with a selection of tales of interest, my snarky commentary and a few amusing gifs: https://www.keithconradmedia.com/newsletter/ Connect on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/keithrconrad Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/keithconrad/ Instagram:...

Duration:00:17:30

#39: 2008 Election Night in Grant Park with Rob Hart

12/3/2020
Rob Hart shares his experience covering Barack Obama's election night rally in Chicago's Grant Park in 2008. Plus, a strange confrontation with an extremely drunk man who may or may not have been a Chicago Tribune reporter after the party. --- Sign up for my daily email newsletter with a selection of tales of interest, my snarky commentary and a few amusing gifs: https://www.keithconradmedia.com/newsletter/ Connect on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/keithrconrad Facebook:...

Duration:00:42:30

#38: Kidnapped By A Biker Gang with Sherrie Callahan

11/19/2020
Sherrie Callahan joined me to share the story of the time she found herself taken out to the middle of nowhere by a group of very angry bikers. --- Sign up for my daily email newsletter with a selection of tales of interest, my snarky commentary and a few amusing gifs: https://www.keithconradmedia.com/newsletter/ Connect on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/keithrconrad Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/keithconrad/ Instagram: https://www.instagram/keithrconrad What happens when a modern...

Duration:00:24:19

#37: Meeting Your Guardian Angel with Jill Urchak

11/12/2020
Jill Urchak is the host of "On A Quest," a podcast that looks at the supernatural, UFO's, dreams, psychics, near-death experience, spirits, angels, numerology, ghosts and even Bigfoot. She shared the story of the time she was severely injured after being hit a car and the people around her may have seen her guardian angel. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-greatest-story-ever-podcast6760/donations

Duration:00:16:14

#36: Life-Threatening Push Pop Predicament with Scott Straus

11/5/2020
*Scott Straus* was enjoying a relaxing weekend reading the sports page when suddenly he found himself fighting for his life, all thanks to a push pop Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-greatest-story-ever-podcast6760/donations

Duration:00:16:46

#35: Surviving a COVID Scare & a Heart Attack with John Howell

10/29/2020
John Howell is a radio host with 890 WLS in Chicago. During the pandemic it's easy to forget just how scary it can be to face other health issues while hospitals are dealing with an influx of COVID patients, especially when your health issue looks an awful lot like COVID. That's exactly what happened to John back in April. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-greatest-story-ever-podcast6760/donations

Duration:00:20:26

#34: Singing Italian Folk Songs with Billy Corgan & a Guy With An Accordian with Dan Wolfe

10/22/2020
Dan Wolfe is the Assistant Program Director for WLS-FM in Chicago. A colleague invited him over to his house for a visit that included a close encounter with one of his all-time heroes: Billy Corgan from The Smashing Pumpkins. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-greatest-story-ever-podcast6760/donations

Duration:00:10:56

#33: Relaxing with Willie Nelson with Tony Radar Hess

10/15/2020
Tony Radar Hess has been working in radio in Milwaukee for years, these days he is co-hosting the Elizabeth And Radar Morning Show on 99.1 WMYX. Tony shared a story from earlier in his career when he had the chance to interview Willie Nelson when he was in town for a music festival, and the environment was about as relaxed as you would expect given Wille Nelson's reputation. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-greatest-story-ever-podcast6760/donations

Duration:00:27:29

#32: Close Encounters with a B-52 and a UFO with Hannah Stanley

10/8/2020
*Hannah Stanley* is the co-host of The Hannah and Fred Show, every Sunday from 11a-1p central on WCGO in Chicago. She shared a couple of stories from her childhood in the Chicago suburbs, when she got up close and personal with a B-52 and an unidentified flying object. -- Sign up for my daily email newsletter with a selection of tales of interest, my snarky commentary and a few amusing gifs: https://www.keithconradmedia.com/newsletter/ Connect on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/keithrconrad...

Duration:00:26:12

#31: Winning Three Different Game Shows with Brian Noonan

10/1/2020
Brian Noonan is a comedian, actor and radio host for WGN Radio in Chicago and WTMJ in Milwaukee. Plus, you should check out his weekly Socially Distant quarantine cast on YouTube. He joined me to share his story of winning not one, but three different games shows after he moved to Los Angeles. -- Sign up for my daily email newsletter with a selection of tales of interest, my snarky commentary and a few amusing gifs: https://www.keithconradmedia.com/newsletter/ Connect on Twitter:...

Duration:00:32:05

#30: Sleep Paralysis and Other Paranormal Phenomena with Darren Marlar

9/24/2020
*Darren Marlar* is the host of the Weird Darkness podcast. Darren was named one of the Best Storytellers in Podcasting for 2019 by Podcast Business Journal. He joined me to share his extremely frightening experience with sleep paralysis. --- Sign up for my daily email newsletter with a selection of tales of interest, my snarky commentary and a few amusing gifs: https://www.keithconradmedia.com/newsletter/ Connect on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/keithrconrad Facebook:...

Duration:00:29:01

#29: Surviving a Helicopter Mishap with Leslie Keiling

9/17/2020
Leslie Keiling has been all over the radio in Chicago as a traffic reporter and news anchor. She joined me to share the story of a slight mishap while she was reporting from a helicopter. The experience was harrowing enough on it's own, but when the story recieved some national attention it caused a slightly awkward situation in her family. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-greatest-story-ever-podcast6760/donations

Duration:00:13:15

#28: 9/11 in Washington, DC with Marcus Brown

9/10/2020
*Marcus Brown* ( http://www.twitter.com/marcusbrown ) has been covering news stories for years in the radio business, but his experience working in Washington, DC on 9/11 still stands out. He shared what it's like when the biggest news story in a generation happens just around the corner from you. --- Sign up for my daily email newsletter with a selection of tales of interest, my snarky commentary and a few amusing gifs: https://www.keithconradmedia.com/newsletter/ Connect on Twitter:...

Duration:00:39:46

#27: Stumbling Into a Job as the Braves Radio Producer with Jake Cook

9/3/2020
*Jake Cook* ( https://www.twitter.com/nationofjake ) has worked in radio in Memphis and Atlanta. He joined me to share the story of how he unexpectedly became the radio producer for the Atlanta Braves, and how you should never turn down an opportunity, even if you don't know what you're doing at the time. --- Sign up for my daily email newsletter with a selection of tales of interest, my snarky commentary and a few amusing gifs: https://www.keithconradmedia.com/newsletter/ Connect on...

Duration:00:38:28

#26: Leaving Las Vegas (After Three Weeks on the Job) with Matt Lindner

8/27/2020
Did you ever get yourself into a situation and immediately think to yourself "I've made a terrible, terrible mistake"? My guest this week is *Matt Lindner ( https://www.twitter.com/mattlindner )* , a former freelance writer for the Chicago Tribune, RedEye and ESPN. He joined me to share his own tale of regret. Sign up for my daily email newsletter with a selection of tales of interest, my snarky commentary and a few amusing gifs: https://www.keithconradmedia.com/newsletter/ Connect on...

Duration:00:21:57