Brian surprises Cody Gough, his producer of 9 years, with an on-air “This Is Your Life” bachelor party roast, brought to us by Morton’s Steakhouse and Goose Island Brewery, just five days before Cody’s wedding. To kick off the show, Brian gets an update on Cody’s thoughts as his wedding approaches in just a few days. Cody bemoans the difficulty of choosing the perfect first dance for a newlywed couple and explains why he campaigned so hard for “Africa” by […]
Brian discusses what can happen when the wedding industry gets out of hand, when it’s time to let go of your childhood “comfort objects,” and how fairly late night comedians need to treat U.S. politicians. To kick off the show, Brian and the crew discuss how the wedding industry can distort the true meaning of weddings, a relevant topic as Brian’s producer Cody Gough prepares for his upcoming nuptials next week. Brian shares a story of a “bridezilla” with unreasonable […]
Tonight (Oct 3rd) Brian Noonan in for Patti Vasquez! We start the show with WGN Radio corespondent, Sam Panayotovich who joins us live from Las Vegas to discuss the aftermath of the recent shooting. Then, with Halloween right around the corner we bring on Peter Koklamanis (Owner of Dungeon of Doom in Zion, IL) to chat with Brian about the “Science of Fear”. We also take a look at the top 100 comedies of all time (according to the BBC) […]
Brian discusses the importance of seeking medical attention when you feel something might be wrong with you. Plus: callers ask Michael Osacky of Baseball in the Attic to appraise their sports memorabilia on-air. To kick off the show, Brian discusses a recent health issue and his unwillingness to see a doctor until he absolutely couldn’t stand the pain anymore. He has a frank discussion with listeners about the importance of seeking medical attention when something might be seriously wrong....
Brian Noonan is in for host, Patti Vasquez — Tonight Brian reflects on an embarrassing Facebook post from a friend and devolves into a discussion about moments from that past that could come back to haunt you. We also speak to Vincent James about the 2nd Annual Kids Music Day – for more information visit: KeepMusicAlive.org Listen to the full podcast right here:
Brian Noonan is in for host, Patti Vasquez tonight — With the news of Hugh Hefner’s passing, WGN Radio host Brian Noonan speaks with former Playboy Playmate and February 1979 cover model, Candice Jordan. Candice reflects on the former Chicagoan and magazine pioneer, Hugh Hefner. They discuss the life of Mr. Hefner and the controversy his magazine brought to the forefront of American popular culture. They also discuss the larger than life parties that the Playboy mansion was known for […]
With the news of Hugh Hefner’s passing, WGN Radio host Brian Noonan speaks with former Playboy Playmate and February 1979 cover model, Candice Jordan. Candice reflects on the former Chicagoan and magazine pioneer, Hugh Hefner. They discuss the life of Mr. Hefner and the controversy his magazine brought to the forefront of American popular culture. They also discuss the larger than life parties that the Playboy mansion was known for as well as softer side of the magazine mogul. Listen […]
Brian and the crew discuss their best and worst apple picking adventures, and award winning journalist Jen Weigel talks about her live series exploring spiritual enlightenment. To kick off the show, Brian recounts his experience apple picking at County Line Orchard, where he had many delicious apples, donuts, and more… but only after fighting terrible Indiana traffic with an unacceptable amount of road construction. He and the crew discuss apple picking and the price of apples, including...
Brian welcomes Ben Conniff from Luke’s Lobster to talk about the grand opening of their new location in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. Then, Dr. Eli Finkel, relationship expert and author of the new new book The All-or-Nothing Marriage, discusses how to have a successful and fulfilling marriage. To kick off the show, Brian gets an update on the wedding preparation of his producer, Cody Gough, who just attended a Pre-Cana class and survived with his relationship in-tact. Brian and Cody swap […]
Brian welcomes a guest from the Newberry Library to discuss their new exhibition, Religious Change, 1450-1700. Plus: Brian and the crew check in on damage from Hurricane Irma throughout the program. To kick off the show, Brian asks why anyone in Florida with the means to leave their home would choose to instead stay put during the devastating Hurricane Irma (or really any hurricane). He and newsman Roger Badesch discuss the widespread destruction and check in with updates from down […]
Brian Noonan talks with ABC News Washington correspondent Andy Fields and columnist Gordon Chang, author of Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes on the World following US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley addressing the UN Security council in an emergency meeting in response to North Korea seemingly ramping up their nuclear testing.
Brian shares details of his final summer road trip with his wife to Wisconsin; things Chicagoans do better than anyone else are discussed; newsman Roger Badesch covers ‘This Date In Old Man Music History”, and more!
Brian Noonan (in for Justin Kaufmann) visits with Tim Frank, Tim Koelling and Jess Lyons of Band Called Catch for some live music and conversation. They talk about reconvening for a new record after a five-year hiatus, the challenge of writing and arranging for what is typically an eight-member ensemble, the importance of a good shaker in a song, and more.
Brian Noonan visits with Chicago’s “Royal watcher” Fred Weintraub, who discusses the legacy of Princess Diana as we approach the 20th anniversary of her death. They talk about Diana’s death as a “where were you when…” moment in history, and the lasting effect she had on the perception of the Royal Family, and Queen Elizabeth’s reign.
Boxer and Chicago native Mike Lee joins Brian Noonan ahead of his September 15th fight where he defends his USBA-IBF Light Heavyweight Title against Aaron Quattrocchi at the Dome at the Ballpark in Rosemont. The champ talks about how watching “Rudy” and then attending Notre Dame helped him learn about himself and find a competitive edge, his physical and mental preparation heading into a bout, the importance of being able to overcome fear whether it’s in Rosemont or at Madison […]
Chicago Tribune and RedEye reporter Adam Lukach joins Brian Noonan to break down the basics of Divvy, Chicago’s commuter bike-sharing system. He explains the ins and outs of checking out bikes and how to maximize your bike time, the city’s plans to add more stations in the outlying neighborhoods and the logistics of how stations are laid out throughout the city in relation to the most popular routes; he also shares some of his list of the best routes in the […]
Brian recounts his Carbondale adventure during the solar eclipse. Plus: how do you address a wedding invitation in 2017, and when does tradition trump etiquette? To kick off the show, Brian talks to WGN Radio’s Ryan Burrow live from Houston for an update on the extreme flooding in Texas thanks to Hurricane Harvey. Then, a local television reporter checks in with her experience getting stuck in Texas with no way of returning to Chicago as the flooding rages and it […]
Brian left the show early to get down to the eclipse, so Karen took the reigns to answer listeners’ questions about child support, car accidents & wills. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3389236/3389236_2017-08-21-004036.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3779.mp3