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The After Hours with Rick Kogan Podcast from The Voice of Chicago, 720 WGN

The After Hours with Rick Kogan Podcast from The Voice of Chicago, 720 WGN
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The After Hours with Rick Kogan Podcast from The Voice of Chicago, 720 WGN

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After Hours with Rick Kogan Full Show: Alan Barcus & Tom Weinberg

10/16/2017
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It’s a short show tonight, but Rick still manages to talk to some visionaries! First, Alan Barcus joins him to share stories from his illustrious career as a musician and basketball player. He also previews his upcoming show at the Acorn Theater. Then, Tom Weinberg stops by the studio to tell Rick about his new book, “Chasing the Lost City: Chronicles of Discovery in Honduras,” and his amazing website full of documentary footage from the past four decades!...

Duration: 00:35:08


Tom Weinberg, author & documentarian with amazing stories to tell

10/16/2017
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Tom Weinberg stops by the studio to tell Rick about his new book, “Chasing the Lost City: Chronicles of Discovery in Honduras,” and his amazing website full of documentary footage from the past four decades! http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3411178/3411178_2017-10-16-001218.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3807.mp3

Duration: 00:17:21


Musician and basketball player Alan Barcus is playing the game and the music right

10/16/2017
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The amazing Alan Barcus joins Rick to share stories from his illustrious career as a musician and basketball player. He also previews his upcoming show at the Acorn Theater. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3411175/3411175_2017-10-16-000815.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3807.mp3

Duration: 00:17:08


After Hours with Rick Kogan: Authors Patty McNair & Dean Jobb, Laura from the Lurie Garden and Sheba Mason

10/9/2017
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Rick’s show was full to the brim tonight, featuring authors, performers and a lovely garden. To start things off, he talked to Patty McNair about her amazing new book, “And These Are the Good Times.” Then, Laura Ekasetya from the Lurie Garden stops by to give Rick an update on the happenings at the garden this fall. Author Dean Jobb joined Rick in the studio to chat about his book, “Empire of Deception,” and Sheba Mason told Rick about her […]

Duration: 01:20:48


Sheba Mason, daughter of Jackie Mason, on musical: “Both Sides of a Famous Love Affair”

10/9/2017
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Comedian Sheba Mason joins Rick on the air to talk about her show “Both Sides of a Famous Love Affair: The Jackie Mason Musical,” which opens on Thursday at the Skokie Theater. She tells Rick about growing up with her parents and why she loves to perform and do stand-up. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3408517/3408517_2017-10-09-003617.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3807.mp3

Duration: 00:21:33


Author Dean Jobb’s “Empire of Deception” tells Chicago con man Leo Koretz’s story

10/9/2017
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Critics say that Dean Jobbs’ book “Empire of Deception” combines the best elements from “The Great Gatsby,” “The Sting” and “Devil in the White City.” Dean joins Rick in the studio to talk about why he chose to tell Leo Koretz’s story in this stunning book. Buy your copy of “Empire of Deception” on Amazon or at your local bookseller! http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3408511/3408511_2017-10-08-234911.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3807.mp3

Duration: 00:20:48


Writer Patricia Ann McNair’s “And These Are the Good Times”

10/8/2017
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Writer and teacher Patty McNair joins Rick Kogan in the studio to talk about her stunning new book “And These Are the Good Times,” wherein she talks about her life in and around Chicago. Find the book on Amazon or at your nearest bookseller! http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3408503/3408503_2017-10-08-225903.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3807.mp3

Duration: 00:17:10


Lurie Garden at Millenium Park, the city’s tranquil “flowering psychiatrist”

10/8/2017
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Laura Ekasetya, director of the Lurie Garden at Millenium Park, joins Rick in the studio to update him on the plethora of *free* goings-on at the garden this fall: from book clubs and kids classes to birdhouse making workshops and yummy honey! Find out more by viewing their event schedule here. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3408508/3408508_2017-10-08-231608.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3807.mp3

Duration: 00:21:59


After Hours with Rick Kogan Full Show: Author Rich Cohen, Kevin and Scott from “Chasing the Blues,” and Jonathan Pitts, Allie LeFevere & Tania Richard from the Chicago International Podcast Festival

10/2/2017
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Author Rich Cohen joins Rick Kogan in the studio to talk about his books, “The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse” and “Unstoppable: My Life So Far,” which he co-authored with Maria Sharapova. Writer Kevin Guilfoile and Director Scott Smith talk about their movie “Chasing the Blues” which will be premiering at the Chicago Film Festival. The International Chicago Podcast Festival is happening this week all around Chicago, so Rick Kogan talks to its organizer and curator, Jonathan Pitts, as well...

Duration: 01:25:46


Chicago Podcast Festival’s Jonathan Pitts, Allie LeFevere from ‘The Potterotica Podcast’ & Tania Richard from ‘Race Bait’

10/2/2017
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The International Chicago Podcast Festival is happening this week all around Chicago, so Rick Kogan talks to its organizer and curator, Jonathan Pitts, as well as a couple featured podcasters. Allie LeFevere from The Potterotica Podcast and Tania Richard from Race Bait talk to Rick about their journey to creating podcasts, how they value community and audience interaction and why they’re excited to perform in front of a live audience!...

Duration: 00:21:32


Author Rich Cohen on his new book, The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse: “The book is finite, but the Cubs go on forever”

10/2/2017
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Author Rich Cohen joins Rick Kogan in the studio to talk about his books, “The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse” and “Unstoppable: My Life So Far,” which he co-authored with Maria Sharapova. Rich and Rick talked about how Rich became a Cubs fan (even with a Yankees fan as his Dad), why he decided to write these two books and he previewed his upcoming book signing at the Billy Goat on Wednesday....

Duration: 00:30:32


After Hours with Rick Kogan: Ted Gregory’s “Mary Jane’s Ghost,” Mike Houlihan and the Irish-American Film Festival & Greg Kot’s book on Mavis Staples

9/25/2017
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This week on the program, Ted Gregory tells Rick about the mysterious letter he received in the mail at the Tribune in the early 2000’s that lead him to learn more about a murder case in Oregon, Illinois decades ago…and how his findings turned into his new book, “Mary Jane’s Ghost: The Legacy of a Murder in Small Town America.” Then, Mike Houlihan stops by the studio to tell Rick about next weekend’s Irish American Film Festival and to preview […]

Mike Houlihan on his third annual ‘Hooley’: The only Irish-American Film Festival in the world

9/25/2017
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Mike Houlihan stopped by the studio to tell Rick about next weekend’s Irish American Film Festival and to preview the special films and filmmakers it will feature. Find out more about the film festival here and be sure to attend it September 29-October 1 at the Gene Siskel Film Center. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3402842/3402842_2017-09-25-002742.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3807.mp3

Duration: 00:26:25


Ghosts, obsession, murder & newspaper: Ted Gregory’s new book, “Mary Jane’s Ghost: The Legacy of a Murder in Small Town America”

9/25/2017
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Ted Gregory tells Rick about the mysterious letter he received in the mail at the Tribune in the early 2000’s that lead him to learn more about a murder case in Oregon, Illinois decades ago…and how his findings turned into his new book, “Mary Jane’s Ghost: The Legacy of a Murder in Small Town America.” Buy the book on Amazon here. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3402841/3402841_2017-09-25-002541.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3807.mp3

Duration: 00:38:12


After Hours with Rick Kogan: Tony Fitzpatrick, Kirk Kerndl & Paulina Jimenez from the Park Art Center & Author Larry Broutman

9/18/2017
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This evening on the program, Paulina Jimenez, director of the Park Art Center in Villa Park, alongside artists Tony Fitzpatrick and Kirk Kerndl join Rick in the studio to talk about their upcoming art show “Local Boys Done Good” at the center. Then, Larry Broutman joined Rick in the studio to talk about his amazing new book, “Chicago Monumental,” and the route he took to make such a book....

Duration: 01:17:49


Photographer and Author Larry Broutman’s “Chicago Monumental”

9/18/2017
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Larry Broutman joined Rick in the studio to talk about his amazing new book, “Chicago Monumental,” and the route he took to make such a book. He talked about his shift from being an engineer to photographic wildlife, landscape and Chicago sights, and then tells Rick how he manages to pull off such breath-taking photos. He also talks about why it’s important and empowering to him to support Chicago Lighthouse and the Lurie Children’s Hospital. Buy your copy of the […]

Duration: 00:37:29


Artists Tony Fitzpatrick & Kirk Kerndl are “Local Boys Done Good” at the Park Art Center

9/18/2017
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Paulina Jimenez, director of the Park Art Center in Villa Park, alongside artists Tony Fitzpatrick and Kirk Kerndl join Rick in the studio to talk about their upcoming art show “Local Boys Done Good” at the center. Tony and Kirk talk about why they started making art and how important nature is to their individual processes, and Paulina talks about why she chose to bring both of their art – distinctly different as it is – together in one show. […]

Duration: 00:40:20


After Hours with Rick Kogan: Actor Chris Witaske, Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Barbara Gains & writer Cheryl Reed

9/11/2017
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Actor Chris Witaske came home for the George Wendt roast at Second City this weekend, so he dropped by the studio to talk to Rick about the roast, his career & his time at Second City. Then, the great Barbara Gaines told Rick about the Chicago Shakespeare Theater production of “The Taming of the Shrew.” http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3397195/3397195_2017-09-11-004735.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3807.mp3

Duration: 01:16:30


Cheryl Reed on her first novel “Poison Girls”

9/11/2017
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The great Cheryl Reed joined Rick Kogan in the studio to tell him about writing her very first novel, “Poison Girls.” She talks about the amazing transition she made from journalism to novels, told him about how she wound up at Syracuse University and her amazing opportunity to teach in Ukraine. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3397191/3397191_2017-09-11-003931.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3807.mp3

Duration: 00:30:13


Barbara Gaines and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater are shaking up Shakespeare’s ‘The Taming of the Shrew’

9/11/2017
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The wonderful Barbara Gaines joined Rick in the studio to talk about Chicago Shakespeare Theater‘s upcoming production of “The Taming of the Shrew.” They also talked about all the exciting ongoings at the theater, including ‘The Yard.’ http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3397190/3397190_2017-09-11-003830.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3807.mp3

Duration: 00:26:30

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