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Award-Winning, longtime Chicago radio personality Nick Digilio hosts this pop culture/entertainment podcast, featuring interviews, movie reviews and much more. Tuesdays & Fridays on the Radio Misfits Podcast Network

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Award-Winning, longtime Chicago radio personality Nick Digilio hosts this pop culture/entertainment podcast, featuring interviews, movie reviews and much more. Tuesdays & Fridays on the Radio Misfits Podcast Network

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English


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Nick D – Stephen Tobolowsky, Poolman & Seaweed

5/24/2024
At the very top of this episode, Nick gives a full review the eagerly awaited prequel, "Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga," and then he welcomes legendary actor Stephen Tobolowsky (Ned Ryerson from "Groundhog Day") back to the podcast to chat about his latest role in Chris Pine's wonderfully weird new movie "Poolman," in which Tobo appears in drag! Plus, Tobo talks about his terrific history with Annette Bening and Jennifer Jason Leigh, his working relationship with David Byrne, how the Talking Heads video for "Road to Nowhere" was shot in his pool, and how he is responsible for how the band Radiohead got their name, and he talks about how you're never too old to play Romeo. Then, Esmeralda Leon joins Nick to close out their Food Myths topic with the truth about dull knives, salty potatoes, and skinless chicken. And their taste test through Thailand continues with Esma and Nick snacking on some crunchy seaweed. [EP247]

Duration:01:46:43

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Nick D – The Movie Mom, Character Actors and 45-Year-Old Soup

5/21/2024
Nick welcomes 'The Movie Mom," Nell Minow to the show to rant about the issues with the giant corporations of Exxon and Paramount, and to discuss the awful name change of The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. Nell and Nick also talk about the latest movie releases, great films that are "remote droppers," Joseff's of Hollywood Jewelers, and classic character actors like Thelma Ritter. Then, Esmeralda Leon joins Nick to learn all about Thailand, take a fun quiz, taste some great snacks (including a hell fire pepper bag of chips), and discuss a soup made from a 45-year-old broth. [EP246]

Duration:01:40:29

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Nick D – Jim Ryan, Music Talk, and The Invasion of the Land Shrimp

5/17/2024
Nick welcomes Music Journalist Jim Ryan to the podcast to talk about his interviews with comedian Fortune Feimster, musicians Buddy Guy and Kerry King (from Slayer), and Chicago musician/pro-wrestling promoter Billy Corgan. Plus, they talk about getting hurt in mosh pits, bad comedians selling out arenas, Oates jamming without Hall, and how absolutely amazing and vital Devo still are, after 50 years. Then, Esmeralda Leon and Nick finish up their taste tests from The Baltics, talk about how cicadas (AKA: Land Shrimp) just wanna get laid, how canned veggies are just as good as fresh veggies, and brown-shelled eggs are exactly the same as white-shelled eggs....and Nick talks about his next 'Nick's Pix' movie screening at the Lake Theater in Oak Park: The Who's "TOMMY," reserve your seats here: classiccinemas.com/nick/ [EP245]

Duration:01:44:04

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Nick D – Dan Fienberg, TV Talk, and Zombie Cicadas!

5/14/2024
TV critic Dan Fienberg, from The Hollywood Reporter and The Fien Print, returns for his bi-weekly visit to discuss "Dark Matter" the new series with Jennifer Connelly, "The Veil" with Elisabeth Moss, the latest episodes of "Top Chef" (boy, that "Restaurant Wars" was something!) and the last episode of SNL hosted by Maya Rudolph, and more. Then, Esmeralda Leon and Nick continue their taste testing through The Baltic region, they have fun with some weird food myths, and they fear that Zombie Cicadas might show up at the Midway Drive-In while Nick is hosting an event there. Oooooh, scary! [EP244]

Duration:01:45:23

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Nick D – Marnie Shure, Edible Bugs & Hot Dogs on Pizza??

5/10/2024
Nick welcomes food writer/editor Marnie Shure to the podcast to discuss tipping scams, the new Ruby-red pineapples from Del-Monte (which cost about $400?!!!?), and delicious edible bugs available in Chicago. Marnie also gives Nick an update on the next "Mortified" show, and her latest Horror Report. Then, Esmeralda Leon and Nick talk about food cravings, pizza with hot dogs on it, and how to relax a lobster before throwing it in a pot of boiling water. They also taste-test more snacks from The Baltics, talk about the upcoming "Flashback Weekend Horror Convention," and discuss the coolest gangs in the movie "The Warriors," and how unbelievably committed those gangs have to be to their make-up and costumes. [EP243]

Duration:01:49:41

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Nick D – For The People, May ’24

5/7/2024
In this "For The People" episode, Nick welcomes The Consumerman Herb Weisbaum, from Checkbook.org to the podcast, to discuss how to conveniently and safely book vacations for the upcoming season, how financial anxiety impacts financial debt, and how to protect yourself from medical data breaches. Then, our car expert from Consumer Guide Automotive, Tom Appel, joins Nick to talk about the long-lost world of the convertible, the problems with VW and its Blue Tooth connectivity, automatic emergency braking systems, the 1979 Ford Pinto & its HUGE problems, and more. They also do another round of StarSpotter and Mystery Show, and Nick talks about the Zombie Movie Event that he is hosting at The Midway Drive-In on May 18th. [EP242]

Duration:01:49:23

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Nick D – 3 GREAT Things: Pro-Wrestling, Zombies & Candy!

5/3/2024
Nick talks about his upcoming "Nick's Pix" screening of "Streets of Fire" (on May 8th at The Lake Theater in Oak Park Il), chats with AAW Pro's Dr. Keith Lipinski about all things Pro-Wrestling (including the latest from the WWE, AEW, the Independents, and more), and welcomes Mike Kerz from The Midway Drive-In, to talk about the 45th anniversary of the release of The Greatest Zombie Film Ever Made: "Dawn of the Dead." Nick is hosting the incredible 4 movie, Dusk Til Dawn George A. Romero Zombie Event at The Midway Drive-In on Saturday, May 18th....and you will hear all of the gory details. Plus, Esmeralda Leon and Nick taste more snacks from The Baltic, swallow a giant white soda pill, and learn all about "Friends Day!" [EP241]

Duration:01:48:36

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Nick D – Film Fests, Amy Guth & Being Sick

4/30/2024
Nick explains why there was no Friday episode last week, and chats about his upcoming "Nick's Pix" film series, before he welcomes filmmaker/writer/journalist/host Amy Guth to the podcast. Amy is live from New York at the CineFest Film Festival to talk about her Elvis movie that is competing at that fest, the usual and hilarious problems with Zoom meetings, what it's like to be stuck in an airplane bathroom for 16 hours, and how the Humpty Dance inspires her to this very day. Then, Esmeralda Leon joins Nick to talk about being sick, how your body responds to stress, and how working for Johnny B just might kill you. They also taste test more snacks from The Baltics, and learn about how The Grateful Dead saved the 1992 Olympics for the Lithuanian basketball team. [EP240]

Duration:01:51:15

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Nick D – TV Talk, Coachella & Under The Loop

4/23/2024
Nick welcomes the TV critic from The Hollywood Reporter and The Fien Print: Dan Fienberg, back to the podcast to talk about "The Sympathizer," the new HBO series with Robert Downey Jr., the Netflix animated version of "Good Times," and, the now legendary Beavis and Butthead sketch from last week's SNL, and more. Then, Esmeralda Leon and Nick open a new box of snacks from The Baltics, talk about Coachella 2024 with acts like No Doubt, Blur, and Sublime (and a very hairy suit worn by Doja Cat), and then talk about some adventures in the Pedway underneath Chicago's Loop. And, don't forget to get your tickets for Nick's new monthly film series "Nick's Pix" at the Lake Theater in Oak Park Il. It kicks off with "Streets of Fire" on Wednesday May 8th. Tix: classiccinemas.com/nick/ [EP239]

Duration:01:37:45

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Nick D – Monica Eng, Food Myths & Nick’s Pix!

4/19/2024
Monica Eng, from Axios.com, joins Nick to talk about the high tension in the Mayor's Press Room, the future of Clark Street dining, when to tip and when not to tip, the death of Maxwell Street, and the new WTTW series in which Monica appears. Then, Esmeralda Leon and Nick finish their snack tour of Ukraine, talk about what's true and what's false about food myths, and discuss what it's like to down a couple of two-liter bottles of Jolt Cola while working at Jewel. Plus, Nick talks about his new film series, "Nick's Pix," that kicks off with a screening of the classic 80's action movie "Streets of Fire" that he is hosting at the Lake Theater in Oak Park, Il. Get your tickets now at classiccinemas.com/nick [EP238]

Duration:01:48:35

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Nick D – Marnie Shure & An Eclipse Birthday

4/16/2024
In this episode Nick welcomes the wonderful Marnie Shure to the podcast to chat about smart grocery carts, "new" Chips Ahoy cookies, and Nerds Gummy Clusters, which seem to be Gen Z's latest candy obsession. Marnie and Nick also talk about the upcoming Mortified show at The Studebaker Theatre in Chicago, and they cover the latest horror movies that matter. Then Esmeralda Leon joins Nick to talk about her fantastic trip to Mexico, where she met some new relatives, visited some from the past, and experienced an incredible birthday, complete with a once in a lifetime eclipse! And, Nick and Esma taste more cool snacks from Ukraine. [EP237]

Duration:01:53:53

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Nick D – Nell Minow is a Badass & We Need Security

4/12/2024
In this episode, Nick once again welcomes Nell Minow, The Movie Mom to the podcast. Nick and Nell talk about what a true badass she is, and her thoughts on the movies "The Beautiful Game" & "Civil War," the classic TV show "Gilmore Girls," the world of Fathom Movie Events, what's happening at rogerebert.com, and the upcoming Ebertfest in Champaign Urbana. They also talk about the battle between Disney and Florida, and their shared love of underdogs taking down the establishment. Then, Esmeralda Leon joins Nick for another taste test of Ukrainian snacks, a discussion about crazy celebrities, and the glory days of Andy Frain security guards. Plus, Nick loses a subscriber because of politics?? Yep, it's true. [EP236]

Duration:01:52:25

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Nick D – Dan Fienberg, TV Talk and First Concert Stories

4/9/2024
Nick talks about his upcoming "Nick's Pix" movie screenings at the Classic Cinemas Lake Theater in Oak Park, Illinois. Then, Nick chats with TV critic Dan Fienberg, from The Hollywood Reporter and The Fien Print, about the AppleTV+ series "Sugar" with Colin Farrell, "STEVE! (Martin) A Documentary in Two Pieces," Showtime's "A Gentleman in Moscow," Netflix's "Ripley," and, they discover an amazing fact about the 70's Bill Bixby series "The Magician" that you will have to hear to believe. Then, Esmeralda Leon joins Nick to talk about her adventures while working the outdoor concert seasons at the Tweeter Center (Jimmy Buffet and OzzFest were the most stressful shows, with the most obnoxious fans), which leads to a conversation about their first concerts, and favorite shows....plus, they continue their taste tests of Ukrainian snacks. [EP235]

Duration:01:54:55

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Nick D – Jim Ryan, The Chicago Philharmonic & The Big Test

4/5/2024
In this jam-packed music-heavy episode, Nick talks with the Executive Director of The Chicago Philharmonic, Terell Johnson, about the upcoming "Batman in Concert" event, featuring a screening of the classic 1989 movie, with a live orchestra accompaniment, plus a preview of other great music events involving the Philharmonic. Then, music journalist Jim Ryan joins Nick to talk about his terrific interviews with Creed Bratton, Mike Watt, and Al Franken, and to review the live performances of Adam Ant, The English Beat, and the surprisingly cool Olivia Rodrigo. They also preview Lollapolooza 2024, and chat about upcoming concerts and interviews. Finally, Esmeralda Leon and Nick taste some more Ukrainian snacks, after Nick gives Esma a big test that challenges her knowledge of the region. And more details are given about Nick's upcoming film series: "Nick's Pix" at the Classic Cinema's Lake Theater in Oak Park, Illinois. [EP234]

Duration:01:42:50

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Nick D – For The People, April. 2024

4/2/2024
In this "For The People" episode, Nick welcomes Herb Weisbaum, The Consumerman from Checkbook.org, to help you with all of your consumer needs and talk about some pressing stories like: why are grocery prices so high?, product safety recalls are on the rise, refunds are hard to get, and 30 tricks used to manipulate marketing are exposed. Then, Car Guy Tom Appel from Consumer Guide Automotive, joins Nick to chat about the creepiest car ad ever (for the 1974 Thunderbird), the best selling sedans of 2023, good news for Tesla's charging stations, and they have another round of Starspotter and Mystery Show. Plus Nick gives you details on his new monthly film series at Classic Cinemas Lake Theater in Oak Park, Illinois. [EP233]

Duration:01:48:05

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Nick D – Nick’s Pix, Erik, Steve, Godzilla & Mr. Lifto!

3/29/2024
Nick shares the details of his new monthly film series: "Nick's Pix," and then he welcomes movie critics Erik Childress and Steve Prokopy to the podcast to discuss a great new "Godzilla Fest" at The Music Box Theatre, and review "Godzilla X Kong," "The Listener," and the new Apple+ documentary about Steve Martin. Then, Esmeralda Leon joins Nick to talk about the upcoming Dusk Til Dawn George Romero Fest at The Midway Drive-In, summer music festivals, The Jim Rose Freak Show (with Mr. Lifto and Matt "The Tube" Crowley), fast food secret menu items, and the glory of corn dogs. Plus, they continue their snack tour of Ukraine. [EP232]

Duration:01:49:32

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Nick D – Dan Fienberg, New Chefs and New Phones

3/26/2024
Nick welcomes the TV critic from The Hollywood Reporter and The Fien Print, Dan Fienberg, to the podcast to talk about the latest in television. He reviews new shows like "Palm Royale" with Kristen Wiig, "Jarrod Carmichael Reality Show," and "The Girls on the Bus." Nick and Dan also talk about the "Top Chef" season premiere, the latest episode of Dan's podcast: "TV's Top 5," and who played Abe Lincoln the best? Then, Esmeralda Leon and Nick talk about their history of cell phone purchases and experiences, and that leads to a discussion about the trauma of getting a new phone (Nick had to get a new one very recently), and how the character of Nick Burns from SNL, really does exist in cell phone stores across the country. They also continue their snack journey through Ukraine, by taste testing some chewy, bubblegum flavored candies. [EP231]

Duration:01:55:06

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Nick D – Amy Guth, Dating Geeks & Nick’s Film Club is Back

3/22/2024
Nick makes a big announcement about "Classic Cinema's Nick's Pix," his new film series, in which he will host a screening of a classic movie every month...get those tickets now! Nick is then joined by filmmaker/podcast host/writer Amy Guth, to discuss launching her brand-new podcast: "Words Matter w/Amy Guth", her adventures in Seattle making her current movie, some crazy Hollywood stories, and the upcoming premieres of her film "Elvis of the Yukon" happening in New York and Las Vegas! Then, Esmeralda Leon and Nick talk about what it's like to date a movie geek, saving TV episodes to watch with your significant other, the annoyances of Ashton Kutcher and Jennifer Aniston, and they begin their taste-testing of some wonderful snacks from Ukraine. [EP230]

Duration:01:45:11

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Nick D – The Movie Mom, The Grinch & 24 Hours of Top Chef

3/19/2024
In this episode, the awesome and lovely Nell Minow is back to talk with Nick about a Lifetime Achievement Award she just received, which leads to an incredible conversation about corporate greed (including stories about how she took down Vince McMahon, and more) and her other life in that crazy world. She also talks about new books by filmmakers Edward Zwick and Barbra Streisand, seeing John Cena naked, the classic film "The Solid Gold Cadillac," and the latest new movies. Another incredible visit with The Movie Mom! Then, Esmeralda Leon informs Nick that there is a 24-hr "Top Chef" Channel, which sparks a lively discussion about the best reality show of all time. They also talk about celebrity gossip, grant another listener's "Magic Megaphone" request, and finish their culinary snack tour of France. [EP229]

Duration:01:47:15

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Nick D – Movie Reviews and The Butt of Mexico

3/15/2024
Nick welcomes film critics Erik Childress and Steve Prokopy to the podcast to review the new movies "Love Lies Bleeding," "Arthur the King," and Michael Keaton's latest "Knox Goes Away," and Erik talks about his time at the recent SXSW Film Fest, where he saw movies like "Road House," "Babes" and "The Fall Guy," but spent most of his time waiting in lines for hours. Then, Esmeralda Leon drops by to chat about her recent trip to "The Butt of Mexico" where she encountered all kinds of lizards, mosquitos, scorpions and more. Nick and Esma also discuss 10 amazing facts about Mexico like: Mexico City is slowly sinking into the water, kids don't get presents on Christmas there, and, it is home to the World's Largest Tamale (which weighs over 150 lbs.) Plus, they taste test more Universal Yums snacks from France. [EP228]

Duration:01:42:52