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The Chicago Way with John Kass and Jeff Carlin on WGN Plus from WGN Radio in Chicago.

The Chicago Way with John Kass and Jeff Carlin on WGN Plus from WGN Radio in Chicago.
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The Chicago Way with John Kass and Jeff Carlin on WGN Plus from WGN Radio in Chicago.

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The Chicago Way w/John Kass (11/13/17): What it means to be a citizen soldier, the power of the Mongrol Hoard, and more…

11/13/2017
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 81 (11/13/17): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Chicago Tribune Editorial Cartoonist Scott Stantis to break down the allegations against Alabama candidate for Senator, Judge Roy Moore. Stantis is from Alabama and spent many years covering Judge Moore, he brings his unique perspective to the table and adds a little perspective to the tumultuous history of Judge Moore. Also this week, Pack Master General, Head Rat Wrangler and leader […]

Duration: 00:59:21


The Chicago Way w/John Kass (11/06/17): Baba Yaga and the DNC, Dan Proft and Kristen McQueary, and why Gov. Rauner won’t be re-elected

11/6/2017
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 80 (11/06/17): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Chicago Tribune Editorial Board Member Kristen McQueary to talk about sexual misconduct allegations sweeping through Hollywood and the Illinois Statehouse, how the DNC rigged the presidential primary, and adjusting to life as a soccer mom. Then senior fellow at the Illinois Policy Institute, co-founder of the Illinois Opportunity Project, and radio host Dan Proft stops by to talk about recent...

Duration: 00:47:57


The Chicago Way w/John Kass (10/30/17): IL Comptroller Mendoza serves out justice, Pat Brady disagrees but that’s OK, and Kasso get Trekkie

10/30/2017
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 79 (10/30/17): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by former federal prosecutor and head of the Illinois Republican Party Pat Brady to talk about the race for Governor, what the GOP’s goals are in the coming elections, and what’s next for Gov. Bruce Rauner. Then Illinois State Comptroller Susana Mendoza joins the show to talk about her run-in with John “Quarters” Boyle and her possible political ambitions. Plus, Kasso wants […]

Duration: 00:55:36


The Chicago Way w/John Kass (10/23/16): Thom Serafin previews the field for the IL gubernatorial race, how the internet has changed politics, and more…

10/23/2017
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 78 (10/23/16): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by communications expert and political consultant Thom Serafin to look ahead at the Democratic field running against incumbent Republican Governor Bruce Rauner. Thom also looks at how campaigning has changed in the era of big money and social media. Plus, Kasso finds a safe space for Sox fans on the South Side of Chicago and laments the media’s hyperbolic nature. Follow @John_Kass […]

Duration: 00:42:43


The Chicago Way w/John Kass (10/16/17): RCP’s Tom Bevan on the collapse of political center and the connection to Harvey Weinstein

10/16/2017
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass (10/16/17): John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by co-founder and publisher of Real Clear Politics Tom Bevan to figure a safe-space for John, explain the root cause of the Harvey Weinstein scandal rocking Hollywood, and the collapse of the political power center in D.C. changing the tone of politics. Plus, Kasso laments USMNT soccer missing the cut for the World Cup of Soccer. Follow @John_Kass Follow @TomBevanRCP Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by […]

Duration: 00:41:41


The Chicago Way w/John Kass (10/09/17): Kasso’s 20th anniversary, why Gov. Rauner’s re-election bid just got tougher, and more…

10/9/2017
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass Episode 76 (10/09/17): John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Tribune Editorial Board Member Kristen McQueary to talk about the political fallout from Governor Bruce Rauner’s signing of an abortion funding bill, which Republicans may challenge Rauner, and what Democrats may do to capitalize on the latest developments. Also on the docket, dealing with angry rebuttals, Cubs fans (and Sox fans), and tips for the parents of youth soccer players. Plus, Kasso...

Duration: 00:47:36


The Chicago Way w/John Kass (09/29/17): A new friend from Norway, the No Fans League, and a trip to Maine…

9/29/2017
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This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined talk about the recent drama surrounding the NFL (or No Fan League) and their recent trips to different states. Plus, visiting Norwegian journalist Mathias Nylenna from public radio in Norway joins the podcast to talk about the First Amendment, safe spaces, and the free exchange of thought. Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’ here

Duration: 01:07:09


The Chicago Way w/John Kass (09/11/17): Thoughts on human nature in the face of natural a disaster, the dark side of football, and more…

9/11/2017
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 74 (09/11/17): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by co-founder and publisher of Real Clear Politics Tom Bevan on why President Trump work with Rep. Nancy Pelosi -over his own party, how the media is working against Trump’s agenda, and why liberals aren’t being forced to disavow the violent, left-wing Antifa. Editorial Cartoonist Scott Stantis stops by to his conservative reputation and gets to the bottom of Kass’ bum foot. […]

Duration: 00:55:55


Kasso Thrones Ep. 5| Littlefinger’s day in court, the long wait for season 8, and more…

9/5/2017
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Kasso Thrones Ep. 5: Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass and WGN producer Jeff Carlin are joined by Tribune reporters and Game of Thrones gurus Marwa Eltagour and Will “Old School” Lee with their thoughts on the season 7 finale, look ahead to the final season of GOT, and come up with a plan for dealing with life without. Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’here>

Duration: 00:26:07


The Chicago Way w/John Kass (08/29/17): Gov. Rauner’s political future, Kasso’s Wisconsin fairy tale, and more…

8/29/2017
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This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by political consultant at Next Generation Public Affairs and former head of the IL GOP, Pat Brady to talk about how Gov. Rauner signing the Illinois sanctuary state bill will impact the first term governor’s re-election campaign. Christine Fiedler joins the show to dive into what makes Carlin tick and Kasso tells a romantic tale about two love birds watching a prize fight in the backwoods of Wisconsin. Follow @John_Kass Download […]

Duration: 00:55:24


Kasso Thrones Ep. 4: Ice javelins, long chains, and life beyond the wall

8/25/2017
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Kasso Thrones Ep. 4: Ice javelins, long chains, and life beyond the wall Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass and WGN producer Jeff Carlin are joined by Tribune reporter and Game of Thrones gurus Marwa Eltagour and Will “Old School” Lee to break down the penultimate episode of the seventh season of “Game of Thrones” and look forward to the finale. Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’here>

Duration: 00:29:19


Kasso Thrones Ep. 3| Daenerys the Ruler, the magnificent 7 head north of The Wall, and Jon Snow the true heir to the throne

8/17/2017
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Kasso Thrones Ep. 3: The magnificent 7 head North of the wall, Gendry’s fate, and Jon Snow the true King Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass and WGN producer Jeff Carlin are joined by Tribune reporter (& “Game of Thrones” gurus) Marwa Eltagour and Will “Old School” Lee to preview the penultimate episode of the seventh season of “Game of Thrones.” Is Jon Snow the true heir to the Iron Throne? How do you catch a wight? Who survives the trip North? […]

Duration: 00:33:44


Kasso Thrones Ep. 2| Harnessing the power of Drogon, dealing with those who seek the HBO leaks, and Arya the Assassin

8/10/2017
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Kasso Thrones Ep. 2: Harnessing the power of Drogon, dealing with those who seek the HBO leaks, and Arya the Assassin Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass and WGN producer Jeff Carlin are joined by Tribune reporter (& “Game of Thrones” guru) Will “Old School” Lee to preview the fifth episode of the seventh season of “Game of Thrones.” Now that he’s seen the HBO leaks, can anyone trust Will Lee not to spoil the rest of the season? Will Daenerys save […]

Duration: 00:31:59


The Chicago Way w/John Kass (08/09/17): Donuts, a tax on sugar, and nude gardening

8/9/2017
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 71 (8/9/16): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined Chicago Tribune Editorial Board member Kristen McQueary to talk about why Cook County’s sugar tax is a money grab, why Gov. Rauner is being unfairly connected to President Trump, and the great temptation of Stan’s Donuts. Former head of the IL GOP Pat Brady joins the conversation to talk about why Democrats in Illinois will have trouble taking back the Governor’s Mansion […]

Duration: 00:51:58


Kass of Thrones Ep. 1| A preview of “Game of Thrones” Season 7, Epsiode 4: Tyrion Lannister, secret Targaryen?

8/3/2017
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Kass of Thrones Previews “Game of Thrones” Season 7, Episode 4: Tyrion Lannister, secret Targaryen? Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass and WGN producer Jeff Carlin are joined by Tribune reporters (& “Game of Thrones” gurus) Marwa Eltagouri and Will “Old School” Lee to preview the fourth episode of the seventh season of “Game of Thrones.” Will Daenerys and Jon Snow fall in love? Who will ride Daenerys’ dragons? Is Tyrion Lannister a secret Targaryen? Is Bran Stark a jerk for bringing […]

Duration: 00:25:22


The Chicago Way w/John Kass (07/28/17): The story of Truman the Mule, Chicago’s first Cat-Cafe, and more…

7/28/2017
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 70 07/28/17): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by certified animal behavior consultant (CABC)/host of “Steve Dale’s Pet World” on WGN Radio and the driving force behind Chicago’s (hopefully) first cat cafe, Jenny Tiner. Jenny is working hard to bring Windy City Cat Cafe to fruition and (with the help of Steve Dale) tries to explain the concept to John. Chicago Tribune reporters and “Game of Thrones” aficionados Will “Old […]

Duration: 00:52:35


The Chicago Way w/John Kass (07/25/17): RCP’s Tom Bevan talks about the DNC’s new slogan, Scott Stantis talks cartoons, and Kasso reivews “Dunkirk”

7/25/2017
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 69 (07/25/17): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by co-founder and publisher of Real Clear Politics Tom Bevan to talk about possibility of President Donald Trump firing the man investigating Russian tampering in the 2016 election, the future of the DNC and their new slogan, and how the media has been discredited by the use of anonymous sources. Editorial Cartoonist Scott Stantis stops by to talk about Chicago Mayor Rahm […]

Duration: 00:55:38


The Chicago Way w/John Kass (07/17/17): Game of Thrones is back, the Chicago Fire are the best sports team in the Windy City, and a Kasso rabbit story

7/17/2017
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 68 (07/17/17): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Chicago Tribune reporter Will “Old School” Lee to discuss the highly anticipated seventh season of Game of Thrones, what the purchase of The Chicago Sun-Times by an investor group led by former Chicago Ald. Edwin Eisendrath and the Chicago Federation of Labor means for journalism, and what Kasso should do about a group of rogue rabbits making a home in his […]

Duration: 00:35:01


The Chicago Way w/John Kass (07/11/17): The search for a new state to call home, donkeys breaking wind, and more…

7/11/2017
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 67 (07/11/17): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Chicago Tribune Editorial Board member Kristen McQueary to talk about why a historic tax hike has made the idea of leaving Illinois very enticing. The group also talks about why Democrats and some Republicans in The Land of Lincoln don’t seem to understand that the citizens of the state shouldn’t be forced to work hard just to pay Illinois’ creditors. Plus, […]

Duration: 00:44:51


The Chicago Way w/John Kass (06/27/17): Ald. Ameya Pawar makes the case for Illinois’ “New Deal,” Kasso sings for Illinois, and more…

6/27/2017
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 66 (06/27/17): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th), the progressive candidate for the governor’s office to talk about his “New Deal” for the Land of Lincoln, discuss his familial connection with the working class of Illinois, and answer the question: “Why run as a Democrat for governor of a state run by Boss Madigan?” Plus, Kasso and Jeff dole out some 4th of July recipes […]

Duration: 00:43:36

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