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You've Binge Challenged with Craig Collins from WGN Plus

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You've Binge Challenged with Craig Collins from WGN Plus




“Goku” meets “Yap” after year long Marvel Contest of Champions video game challenge!

This past Sunday, I met “Yap” after being teammates on the smart phone game Marvel Contest of Champions for more than a year! How did this happen? Well, I got a text message at about noon from Yap saying he was in Chicago. I knew we had a long running Binge Challenge that just needed to be recorded! We also call up our first alliance leader, TJ, and discussed the community that has developed around this very successful game. Even […]

Duration: 00:31:59

Chicago Chicken Challenge: Issued by Kelly Leonard with co-host Zatanna Zor-Elle

Kelly Leonard issued a genius Chicago Chicken Challenge to Craig for this week’s show. All Craig needed was a fabulous co-host and, of course, model, actress, extraordinary human Zatanna Zor-Elle agreed! Please follow Craig if you’d like to try the challenge! And find the “Chicken Car” somewhere in Chicago! P.S. Special Thanks to Honey Butter Fried Chicken for letting us record and for being Craig’s favorite spot!!

Duration: 00:29:34

Power Rangers Revisited: Challenge issued by Hollywood to Craig and Cody

Craig once again takes on a Power Rangers binge, this time party because of Cody Gough and partly because of Hollywood’s brilliant decision making!

Duration: 00:45:58

Ultimate Hockey Movie Binge: Challenge issued by Ricky Toolis from Johnny’s IceHouse

Craig sits down with Ricky, from Johnny’s IceHouse, and guest bartender Elina, from Titled Kilt Skokie, to discuss the five best hockey movies in history…according to Ricky at least! Here is his top five: 1. Miracle 2. Mystery Alaska 3. D2- the mighty ducks sequel 4. Slap Shot 5. The Rocket

Duration: 00:50:35

Special preview of Bria Star’s upcoming music video Rescue Me

Craig takes a quick detour from the usual binging when a guest mentions coming to the studio after shooting a music video! Bria Star debuts her new song Rescue Me live on WGN and previews her release party Tuesday March 28th at 9:30pm at Bassline Chicago!

Duration: 00:14:10

Happy Tree Friends: Challenge issued by Rich Lenkov with special co-host Nikki Allen

Craig sits down with Legal Face-Off host Rich Lenkov and special co-host/bartender extraordinaire Nikki Allen to discuss the “thought provoking” Happy Tree Friends!

Duration: 00:22:52

Cody and Craig: Full Show 02-25-17

Cody and Craig are filling in tonight for Matt Bubala. Cody got engaged today and describes how he surprised Casey. World Sword Swallowing day is today, Dan Meyer President of Sword Swallower’s Association International joins us to talk all about it. Local Sword Swallower and side show performer Gigi Deluxe sword swallows live in studio. Gigi discusses how she got into this. Cody and Craig wonder why kids these days love spending time in their apps instead of engaging one another. Speaking...

Duration: 02:01:09

The Engagement Story

Cody talks about his proposal to Casey on her birthday and how it almost went wrong.

Duration: 00:16:17

World Sword Swallowing Day

What is World Sword Swallowing day? President of the International Sword Swallowers Association Dan Meyer joins Cody and Craig to explain. Gigi Deluxe, Sword Swallower and side show performer, gives us a show live in studio and talks about how she got into sword swallowing.

Duration: 00:35:57

Are Couples Too App Dependent?

Matching making guru and dating expert Suzie Parkus talks about the dependency couples have on Apps and the long term effects this will have on relationships.

Duration: 00:23:16

Space Exploration

Craig and Cody discuss the rise of UFO sightings and the recent discovery of 7 new planets announced by NASA. Craig wonders if we explore new planets would end up being over lords?

Duration: 00:12:29

What is a podcast?

Cody and Craig explains what a podcast actually is and the variety of programs available via podcast.

Duration: 00:13:27

I Love Lucy: Challenge issued by Steve Dale

Craig sits down with WGN Radio pet expert Steve Dale to discuss the great impact I Love Lucy (and Lucille Ball specifically) had on TV. Also, Craig might oversell Steve’s friendship a little bit but HE KNEW HER!

Duration: 00:49:31

Gotham and Arrow: Challenge issued by Brian Althimer (Special Guest Echo Kellum)

Brian issued Craig a long overdue Gotham challenge. Craig decided to challenge back with Arrow and one up Brian by inviting a surprise guest! Many thanks to Echo Kellum for joining in on the nonsense!!

Duration: 00:32:24

New Girl: Challenge issued by Cousin Michael

Once upon a time, I was jumping over young Michael while throwing down a beautiful two-handed dunk. This happened. Today, the very tall former college basketball player talks to Rachel and I about his surprisingly passionate New Girl fandom. P.S. That dunk thing definitely happened though…right Mike?

Duration: 00:32:57

Nashville: Challenge issued by Alicia Swiz

Craig and Rachel chat with one of our new favorite guests and surprise Nashville fan Alicia Swiz! Take a drink if you guessed Craig would once again lock in hard on one specific point! P.S. This is Craig writing this right now and for sure Connie Britton is a strong character in Nashville but from what I saw, she is not quite the character she was on Friday Night Lights (which I also only watched a season of!) P.S.S. I […]

Duration: 00:48:52

Better Off Ted: Challenge issued by Scott Stantis

Scott Stantis issued the hilarious Better Off Ted series as this week’s Binge Challenge. Find out what Rachel loved about it and why Craig thinks it got canceled. Unrelated, Craig also claims Billy Crystal is the funniest human ever…just click that player button already!

Duration: 00:30:10

Fall TV Preview: Challenge issued by TV executives to Craig and Rachel

Craig and Rachel chat about the shows they are most looking forward to this Fall TV season!

Duration: 00:46:35

Black Mirror: Challenge issued by Christy Rodes

Rachel and Craig chat with former WGN radio producer Christy Rodes about the incredible and heavy Black Mirror.

Duration: 01:13:00

Dragon Ball Z: Challenge issued by Brandon C Price

Craig chats with Brandon C Price about the greatest cartoon show of all time! (Yes, no debate, this is the best one….for sure.)

Duration: 00:48:33

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