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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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Chicago, IL

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

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English


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Rick checks in on Producer Lise’s podcast, Lise.FM

1/15/2018
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Rick and producer Lise Graham talk about her podcast entering into 2018, what types of guests she has on the horizon and they hear a clip from the forth-coming Martin Luther King Day special, where she interviews amazing rapper, performer and creative entrepreneur Jason Robinson, also known as Makia! Subscribe to Lise.FM on your favorite podcast app, or listen on Soundcloud.

Duration: 00:20:17


Remembering ‘Mister Kelly’s’ on Rush Street: It was “peppered by the greatest talent of the era”

1/15/2018
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Rick is joined by David Marienthal, Adam Carston, Daryl Nitz & Phil Koch to talk about their now sold out show “Ella Fitzgerald Live at Mister Kelly’s” Benefit Show on Monday January 29th at City Winery. They talk about the magical history of Mister Kelly’s and why it’s so important to tell the story of the iconic venue and the Marienthal family today. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3452391/3452391_2018-01-15-005431.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3807.mp3

Duration: 00:41:43


After Hours with Rick Kogan: Robert Jordan & “Harbur Gate” at the 16th Street Theater

1/8/2018
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It’s the first show of 2018 and Rick has some very special, fascinating guests! First, legendary Chicago newsman Robert Jordan joins Rick in the studio to talk about his new book and his extensive career. Then, assistant director Kristina McCloskey and military consultant/Iraq veteran/actor Christian Isely stop by to talk about their production of “Harbur Gate” at the 16th Street Theater, which opens Thursday and runs through February 17 in Berwyn.

Duration: 01:26:00


“Harbur Gate” at the 16th Street Theater: Three plays about three women in the combat zone

1/8/2018
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Rick is joined in-studio by assistant director Kristina McCloskey and military consultant/Iraq veteran/actor Christian Isely to talk about their production of “Harbur Gate” at the 16th Street Theater, which opens Thursday and runs through February 17 in Berwyn. Rick talks to both Kristina and Christian about their backgrounds, what’s so special about Chicago’s theater community, and why they’ve loved working with director Ann Filmer and playwright Kathleen Cahill. Find out more and get your...

Duration: 00:42:31


Newsman Robert Jordan reflects on his long career and gives “An Inside Look at how Television Covers Crime”

1/8/2018
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Rick is joined in-studio by newsman Robert Jordan to talk about his provocative new book, “Murder in the News: An Inside Look at how Television Covers Crime,” and his lengthy, legendary career in Chicago media. Robert reminisces on his first ever audition for an on-air spot and his subsequent position as a “booth announcer.” Then, he reflects on the first day he walked through the doors at WGN studios and Rick and Bob talk about how the news and media market […]

Duration: 00:43:29


After Hours with Rick Kogan & Amy Brent’s Book Hunt: “A book is an investment in the human spirit”

12/18/2017
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It’s the last edition of After Hours with Rick Kogan of 2017, and what better way to end the year than with the brilliant Amy Brent? She and her two producers, Phil Koch and Gary Sherman, tell Rick all about their new WTTW television show, “Amy’s Book Hunt with Amy Brent.” From estate sales to flea markets to book shops, the show follows Amy on a quest to discover hidden literary treasures. Watch the premiere of the show live on […]

Duration: 00:36:31


After Hours with Rick Kogan: Mark Jacob and Stephen Benzkofer tell you ’10 Things You Might Not Know about Nearly Everything’

12/11/2017
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It’s a short show tonight, but it’s full of bonafide FACTS. Rick’s in studio with Mark Jacob and Stephen Benzkofer to talk about their column/book, “10 Things You Might Not Know about Nearly Everything: A Collection of Fascinating Historical, Scientific and Cultural Trivia about People, Places and Things.” The facts range from things you didn’t know about Donald Trump’s height to the Wrigley Field scoreboard to movie critics. Want to give the gift of knowledge this Christmas? Buy the book […]

Duration: 00:40:26


After Hours with Rick Kogan: The Chris Greene Quartet is keeping jazz alive

12/4/2017
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This week’s show is short, but very sweet, as it features the amazing Chris Greene Quartet: saxophonist Chris Greene, pianist/keyboardist Damian Espinosa, bassist Marc Piane & drummer/percussianist Steve Corley. They all join Rick in the studio to tell him about their long and illustrious career, influences, studio CDs & why they love to make music together. Find out more on their website or head over to their upcoming show at Studio 5....

Duration: 00:36:26


After Hours with Rick Kogan 11.26.17: Joe Segal & Mike Jeffers

11/27/2017
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After Hours with Rick Kogan 11.26.17: Joe Segal & Mike Jeffers

Duration: 00:40:32


After Hours with Rick Kogan 11.26.17: Billy McCarthy

11/27/2017
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After Hours with Rick Kogan 11.26.17: Billy McCarthy

Duration: 00:19:08


After Hours with Rick Kogan Full Show: Musician Stann Champion, Chicago Detour founder Amanda Scotese, Josephinum president Patti Tuomey & Daryl Nitz

11/20/2017
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Rick had a jam-packed two hour show tonight, which he started off by talking to Stann Champion, a musician with a mission: to spread access to arts to kids across the city. Then, Amanda Scotese stopped by the studio to tell Rick about her wildly successful “Chicago Detours” tour company. Patti Tuomey, president of the Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart talked to Rick about the school’s amazing history and students & Daryl Nitz called in to preview his upcoming […]

Duration: 01:09:42


Patti Tuomey, president of Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart

11/20/2017
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Patti Tuomey from the “ancient” (by Chicago standards) Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart in the heart of Bucktown joins Rick in the studio alongside friend-of-the-show, Dot Coyle. They piece together the amazing history of this hidden gem, talk about how the school has changed with the times & about what have remained steady themes throughout the years. And of course, they tell Rick about the amazing & inspiring students, who are the future politicians, scholars, teachers,...

Duration: 00:25:28


Amanda Scotese from Chicago Detours: tours exploring places locals don’t even know about

11/19/2017
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Amanda Scotese, founder and travel genius behind Chicago Tours, joins Rick in the studio to talk about how the company has grown and evolved in the last 7 years. She tells Rick about moving to Chicago from Italy after working alongside tour guide guru Rick Steves, and how both tourists and locals alike have embraced her tour service since. She also told Rick about why she decided to give back by offering scholarships and grants. Find out more about Chicago […]

Duration: 00:18:27


A musician with a message: Stann Champion on providing the arts for Chicago kids

11/19/2017
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Musician and artist Stann Champion tells Rick about his upbringing on Chicago’s West side and finding music and the arts at the exact right time as a kid, and how that inspired him to give back to Chicago’s youth today. Find out more about Stann’s organization, Roots Rock Society on his website!

Duration: 00:17:29


After Hours with Rick Kogan: Dr. David Ansell on ‘How Inequality Kills’ & Chicago Brewseum’s Liz Garibay

11/13/2017
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Rick starts the show out in studio with Dr. David Ansell to talk about his new book, “The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills.” David details his journey to researching the fascinating and sobering subject, and tells Rick about the staggering changes in lifespans from neighborhood to neighborhood in Chicago. Then, Liz Garibay, founder of the Chicago Brewseum to talk about “Chicago Style: An Exposition of Original Hot Dog Inspired Beers” 1-5 p.m. Saturday at the new Theater on the Lake. Visit...

Duration: 00:37:03


After Hours with Rick Kogan: Bradley Parker Sparrow & Joanie Pallatto from Southport Records, authors James Atlas & Laurie Levy and writer Mike Thomas

10/30/2017
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This evening on the program, Rick talks to Jame Atlas about his latest book, “The Shadow in the Garden: A Biographer’s Tale” as well as Laurie Levy about her first novel, “The Stendhal Summer.” Then, the amazing Bradley Parker Sparrow and Joanie Pallatto join Rick to tell him about their latest album, “Float Out to Sea” and the upcoming 40th anniversary of Southport Records celebration at the Green Mill. Last but not least, Mike Thomas tells Rick about his story […]

Duration: 01:20:22


After Hours with Rick Kogan: Singer Bonnie Koloc, Author Ron Balson, Comedian Nate Herman and Writer Chris Chandler

10/23/2017
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Ron Balson, Chicago trial attorney and author, tells Rick Kogan about why he decided to self-publish his first book, and about the amazing response he got shortly thereafter, and he previews his new book “The Trust.” Rick Kogan gets to talk to author Chris Chandler about his rich career and his updated book, “Harold Washington and the Civil Rights Legacy.” Comedian, teacher and former SNL writer Nate Herman joins Rick to talk about the upcoming Films for the Ear presentation of […]

Duration: 01:11:23


The brilliant Bonnie Koloc reflects on her musical career and previews her new album, “Seems Like Yesterday”

10/23/2017
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Bonnie Koloc joins Rick to talk about her amazing musical career, the countless musicians she’s worked with and her constantly evolving creative process. She also talks about how her voice has changed in color throughout the years, and previews what people can expect on her latest CD, “Seems Like Yesterday.” She also tells Rick about the nostalgic title of the album, and how fluid time is when it comes to her music. Lastly, she tells him about her upcoming shows […]

Duration: 00:19:00


Nate Herman on his ‘Films for the Ear’ presentation of “The Old Dark House” at City Lit Theater

10/23/2017
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Comedian, teacher and former SNL writer Nate Herman joins Rick to talk about the upcoming Films for the Ear presentation of “The Old Dark House,” to both honor the classic film and prepare viewers for Halloween. Nate tells Rick about why him and the gang decided to perform ‘Films for the Ear,’ and he gives more details on the exciting cast involved in next week’s performance. The show happens Monday October 30th at the City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn […]

Duration: 00:12:22


Author Chris Chandler on his updated book, “Harold Washington and the Civil Rights Legacy”

10/23/2017
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Rick Kogan gets to talk to author Chris Chandler about his rich career and his updated book, “Harold Washington and the Civil Rights Legacy,” which outlines the turbulence and whirlwind of Harold Washington’s campaign and time as mayor in the context of the civil rights movement that preceded it and the transformation that came from it.

Duration: 00:10:07

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