Dave Plier welcomes neurotic comedian Richard Lewis about the return of pretty pretty pretty funny show, HBO’s ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’, his long time friendship with Larry David, his first appearances on Johnny Carson and David Letterman and nearly five decades of funny. richardlewisonline.com, hbo.com/curb-your-enthusiasm, zanies.com What is your favorite episode of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’?
The NEW Saturday Night Live: The Experience exhibit is now open at The Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago. This 12,000 square foot experience is designed to chronicle the history of NBC’s iconic franchise while taking visitors through its notoriously hectic weekly schedule. Ten immersive galleries bring visitors into the office of executive producer Lorne Michaels, the writers room, control room and more, highlighted by more than 500 authentic artifacts, including iconic costumes,...
A WGN RADIO TRADITION: Culled from a vintage conversation taped in 1982, the late WGN radio legend Eddie Schwartz is joined by late Chicago Ghost Hunter Richard Crowe to talk about Resurrection Mary, Archer Avenue and other ghostly stories around Chicago. What is your favorite Chicago ghost story?!
Dave Plier and Roger Badesch discuss the story of an Boston school that dropped Halloween for ‘Black & Orange Day’; and while the original intent of political correctness was to encourage tact and sensitivity to others’ feelings around issues of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, physical abilities, and more, the effect of political correctness has gone too far in some cases and has become a bigger problem than the problem it was intended to address. What is your opinion on this...
Dave Plier and Dave Schwan talk about the origins of witchcraft, Orson Welles panics America with ‘War of the Worlds’, the launch of weekly TV series ‘Disneyland’, Muhammad Ali’s 1st fight and ‘Star Wars’ is purchased by Disney.
To kick off the Halloween season, Chicago’s Very Own Rich ‘Svengoolie’ Koz and Executive Producer Jim Roche join Dave Plier in studio to talk about the history of the classic Universal Monsters, as well as upcoming appearances around town.
Gary Stern, CEO of Chicago-based Stern Pinball joins Dave Plier to trace their Chicago-based company’s lineage from the early 1930’s to the founding of modern pinball, the growth of Arcade Bars across the country, and their latest release, a ‘Star Wars’ 40th Anniversary edition game.
Dave Plier looks at the history of ‘Terror on the Air’ during the Golden Age of Radio including iconic shows ’Suspense’, ‘Inner Sanctum’ and ‘Lights Out’, and how they influenced television and the movies with Radio Hall of Famer Chuck Schaden, Nostalgia Digest’s Steve Darnall and WGN Radio’s Carl Amari.
This chilling story from the Golden Age of Radio begins as a new home goes up for sale in Cypress Canyon, when a shoebox containing a manuscript found by construction workers inside the unfinished house details all the horrifying things that would happen to the future occupants.
Dave Plier and Dave Schwan talk about the first Macy’s store, President Lincoln formally establishes Thanksgiving, the Cubs lost the World Series in 1910, Mayor Richard J. Daley hosted JFK in Chicago on the eve of the Cuban Missle Crisis, Water Tower Place opened in 1975, The Police play their first US concert, the Sox win the World Series in 2005 and due to the National Anthem controversy NFL TV Ratings continue to decline.
The NEW Saturday Night Live: The Experience exhibit opens this Saturday October 21st at The Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago, and to celebrate, Dave looks back at his interview with author Alison Castle to talk about her book “Saturday Night LIVE” which features the show’s history, behind the scene stories, an unprecedented 2,300 images from the show’s archives, every ’Not Ready for Primetime Player’, hosts and musical guests lists and more.
Dave Plier hangs out with actors LaRoyce Hawkins and Patrick Flueger from NBC’s’ Chicago P.D.’ to talk about their 5th season, their friendship on and off screen, and what about some ‘Chicago P.D.’ action figures?!
Chicago’s own, actor Neil Flynn joins Dave Plier to preview the comedy’s 9th and final season, the chemistry with Patricia Heaton and the rest of the cast, favorite guest stars on the show and thoughts about the upcoming Cubs post-season playoffs.
Dave Plier and Dave Schwan talk about the passing of American icon Hugh Hefner, ‘Playboy Penthouse’, ‘Playboy After Dark’ along with reflection on Hefner’s impact by Chicago’s own Jenny McCarthy. Plus, nearly 60 years ago ‘The Twilight Zone’ debuted. Dave shares highlights of his interview with Rod Serling’s daughter, Anne.
As the new Saturday Night Live exhibit will debut on October 21st at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago, Dave looks back at his conversation with actor and comedian Jim Belushi about his years on Saturday Night Live, his brother John and reviving the Blues Brothers with Dan Aykroyd.
TV legend Alan Alda joins Dave Plier to talk about the 45th Anniversary of Emmy and Golden Globe award winning television classic ‘M*A*S*H’, as well as Alan’s new book ‘If I Understood You, Would I Have this Look on My Face?’, focusing on the important relationship between science and communication. aldakavlilearningcenter.org
Chicago’s own Chris Stolte, one of the stars of NBC’s ‘Chicago Fire’, talks to Dave Plier about working in the city where he lives and the series 6th season premiere, highlighting last season’s cliffhanger leading to the question, ‘which character will die and who will survive’?