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Flowing Backward: A History of Chicago Podcast, episode 1

Welcome to Flowing Backward: A History of Chicago Podcast. In this first episode host Kevin Kaufmann gets down to some introductions, picks out theme music and talks about glaciers and explorers. It should all make sense by the end. About the host: Kevin Kaufmann is an American Historian who has taught, in, around, and about Chicago for over 20 years. A friend once said no one matched a city as well as he did to Chicago. He thinks that's a compliment. He also hosts another podcast on...

Duration: 00:27:41

Episode 12: Thanksgiving Tradition (The Daily Life of Frank)

It’s almost Turkey Day! This week on The Daily Life of Frank Podcast, Frank gets his Thanksgiving on. This week he congrats Chance and Pat and talks about: • Computer Virus • Thanksgivings of the Past • His Thanksgiving Day Fantasy • Things He Can’t Talk About and his Poor Wife has to Hear It • Women Rock • The Smell of Someone Else • Loose Underwear on a Sunday • Pet Peeve of the Week – It’s about Parades • Lillian’s NFL Picks of the Week • The Belt Crisis of 2017 • Pizza Parlor Call and...

Duration: 00:45:54

To Serve Dan (In the Weeds with Ben Randall)

In an effort to tackle some food-related Halloween issues, we struggle through the final culinary (?) frontier: Cannibalism. Spoilers, don’t eat a dude.

Duration: 01:02:49

The “CB” in his name stands for “Comic Books,” of course. (Contest of Challengers)

Holiday decorations come early, for a specific reason. WGN News stopped by to film a segment (or 5) on Local Comic Shop Day at Challengers. Don Cardenas talks about his Packs of the Lowcountry Kickstarter. Axel Alonso is out as Marvel Comics Editor-In-Chief. CB Cebulski is in. We’re having a BIG Black Friday Sale!

Duration: 01:17:03

Luke Elliot joins the JBTV podcast

Luke Elliot joins the JBTV podcast by Yak Channel Podcast Network

Duration: 00:58:31

'Ugly dudes playing ugly music for other ugly dudes' - Mexican Werewolf

Rick and Nick from Mexican Werewolf join me for this year's Thanksgiving episode, recorded at Vaughan's Pub & Grill (5485 N Northwest Hwy, Chicago, IL 60630). In this Boost Mobile-sponsored show we discuss: The "Irish as ****-ness" of Vaughan's The John Carpenter filmography The deliciousness of Vaughan's food. That corned beef sandwich was amazing. The birth of Mexican Werewolf That time they got a midget stripper for a bachelor party. It's a short story. The lack of women at Mexican...

Duration: 00:25:38

One publisher’s loss is possibly another publisher’s loss (Contest of Challengers)

It’s the biggest comics news story of the year, and we make you wait over 30 minutes before we start talking about it. First we talk about Funko’s Initial Public Offering disaster. New themed displays in-store, including Thor Ragnarok and the Justice League. X-Men Red. Looking at possible new locations, just in case we have to move. DC Comics has signed Brian Michael Bends to an exclusive contract. The timing of entertainment announcements, using Doctor Who and Superchunk announcements...

Duration: 01:07:55

Plug -O-Rama (Beyond the Boards)

Today we welcome back our old friends The Factory Theater and WildClaw Theatre to plug their latest projects. Plus a special round of Ding! Grab a beer and strap in!

Duration: 00:28:55

'She makes music... and hot sauce!' Chicago musician Xoe Wise

Chicago musician Xoe Wise met me for tacos at El Nuevo Taco Loco in Ravenswood (translation: The New Crazy Taco!). This episode produced by Boost Mobile finds us talking about: Primo Chuki's: Why's that taqueria crawling with people while Nuevo Taco Loco has no customers Xoe's zydeco background. Bon temps rouler! Xoe's musical roots in the deep south Xoe's next gig: 11/15 at Cobra Lounge Xoe's last gig, with Panic Priest Xoe's working relationship with producer extraordinaire Howie Beno...

Duration: 00:13:59

The Yawpers on JBTV

Denver band The Yawpers is on JBTV!

Duration: 00:46:39

Episode 102: Share Your Best Practices (In the Weeds with Ben Randall)

In The Weeds With Ben Randall November 6, 2017 So it seems that restaurants are horrible places to work, especially for women. You know who could have told you that? Women. You know who’s GOING to tell you that? Two guys.

Duration: 01:21:46

'My sausage has gone rogue' - Johnnie's Beef with 'Punk rock doctor' Daryl Wilson

This week, "punk rock doctor" Daryl Wilson joins me for a beef and sausage combo from one of the greatest places on earth, Johnnie's Beef (7500 W North Ave, Elmwood Park, IL 60707). Daryl's most famously known as the frontman for legendary Chicago punk rock band The Bollweevils. By day, he's the EMS Medical Director at Edward Hospital in Naperville. If you're listening to this before Thanksgiving 2017, go see Bollweevils with Pegboy on 11/22 at 1st Ward/Chop Shop! Here's what we chatted...

Duration: 01:03:33

EPISODE #11 – FARTING IN PUBLIC (The Daily Life of Frank)

Week of November 5, 2017 This week on the Daily Life of Frank, Frank shares his recap of Halloween, his daughter’s sailoresque mouth, and why clicking on his website may not be a good thing. Frnak also shares an embarrassing story that really never ends well. His it involves passing gas in public. He also dives into the community forum and wonders how the President has so much time to tweet and golf. All this and ore on The Daily Life of Frank.

Duration: 00:31:28

File down the serial number a little more (Contest of Challengers)

At the time of recording, Patrick and Dal have seen Thor Ragnarok a combined 5 times. This episode’s title has no actual bearing to the episode, but it is mentioned, so it counts, but “A piece of water” is just as accurate. Rian Hughes, our favorite logo designer, has a book of his logos coming out in April. Should we care about eBay exclusive Marvel Comics variant covers? More egregious nonsense that’s only negative, x3. We sidestep our own accountant to handle this year’s incorporation...

Duration: 00:44:03

Honey and the 45s on JBTV!

Chicago band Honey and the 45s joins Jerry in the JBTV studio!

Duration: 00:47:53

HALLOWEEN SPECIAL (The Daily Life of Frank)

EPISODE #10 – HALLOWEEN SPECIAL This week on the Daily Life of Frank it’s time for the Halloween Special where Frank covers everything from top candy, movies, and why Halloween was not so fun for him growing up. He also talks about whether or not is mother could possibly be a lady of the night, a possible earthquake upstairs, vagina teeth and how the combination of the Bears, chili, and layers of clothing put him in an irritable mood. All this and more on this week’s The Daily Life of...

Duration: 00:41:32

Buy the comic, then we’ll talk about it. That’s your conversation. (Contest of Challengers)

What Chicagoland comic shop has been open the longest? Patrick really wants to read a history of Chicago comic book retail stores. Halloween Comicfest just happened and we don’t know if we promoted it correctly. We received a graphic novel this week that had no data in Diamond’s system, yet we had customers’ orders for it. This is the story of getting Diamond to help us with it. Some subscribers are really taking advantage of our subscription service. It’s perfectly fine if you don’t know...

Duration: 01:04:57

The War on Peace joins me for CAR CON CARNAGE at a haunted house

I'm joined by the members of Chicago band The War on Peace for a podcast recorded in October outside the House of Torment haunted house in Morton Grove. They played an absolutely spectacular version of "High Rise Lies" in my Mazda 3 and talked about their music and history as a band. This week's Boost Mobile Social Media Message of the Week comes from Fiona, who had something to say about the Reverend Horton Heat episode. Car Con Carne is presented by Boost Mobile

Duration: 00:13:02

Reverend Horton Heat becomes Reverend Horton Eat - Jim Heath and I chow down on Billy Goat burgers

Jim Heath (Reverend Horton Heat) jumps in my car for burgers at Billy Goat Tavern (430 N. Michigan - Lower Level) and conversation about his long and awesome career. You can watch the video of us driving to Billy Goat here! We chat about: Rev's love affair with Chicago ("What's the number one city in the world? Chicago's either got to be that, or number two") "Let Me Teach You How to Eat" and its hot video Rev's love affair with mid-century American culture The time Rev met Johnny and June...

Duration: 00:27:00

'Dystopian' Chicago band Replicant eats poutine, talks Cold Waves

Car Con Carne is presented by Boost Mobile. This week, I eat poutine from the Donermen food truck with the members of Replicant. They jumped in the Mazda 3 right after their performance at the annual Cold Waves festival this year. We talked about: Playing Cold Waves at Metro The industrial/Cold Waves community I didn't get enough food for the entire band Their dystopian music and their dystopian hometown The band's inspiration as they were coming up The pervasive influence of Wax Trax! The...

Duration: 00:11:32

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