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Podcast with all the information you need to survive another week. Movie. Book. News. Published Tuesday.

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Podcast with all the information you need to survive another week. Movie. Book. News. Published Tuesday.

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English


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The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota

7/9/2024
Special Intro: Haley and Ashley (and Theo) at the Joliet Slammers game Film at 11: Fly Me to the Moon (2024) Book IT: BoyMom: Reimagining Boyhood in the Age of Impossible Masculinity (2024) by Ruth Whippman Scroll with it: We mourn the loss of Chicago’s Very Own Judy Belushi this week while we look forward to the further celebration of The Blues Brothers (1980). Join us for Blues Brothers Con 2024 at the old Joliet prison, August 17, 2024. Show notes: https://bit.ly/tms7924

Duration:00:36:11

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Our 10th Anniversary

7/2/2024
Special Intro: Ron Kittle from the Chicago White Sox Film at 11: It’s Documentary Week! We saw BRATS (2024), Saint of Second Chances (2023), Remembering Gene Wilder (2023) Book IT: BRAT PACK 30th Anniversary Edition (2022) by Rick Veitch Scroll with it: Self-Driving wheelchairs have been deployed at Miami international airport. Mel Brooks announced this week, on his 98th birthday, that he is hosting a LIVE Q&A after a showing of Blazing Saddles (1974) for its 50th anniversary. What an amazing opportunity to chat with a comedy legend! Happy Independence Day to our American listeners on Thursday, July 4.

Duration:00:38:41

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Quantum Night (with Pamela Bedore)

6/25/2024
Special Intro: Author Robert J Sawyer Film at 11: The Bikeriders (2024) Book IT: Quantum Night (2016) by Robert J Sawyer Scroll with it: Nvidia is in a three way race for most valuable with Microsoft and Apple. Florida State University Flying High Circus receives $12,000 donation from Alumni Hall as part of tornado recovery. MeTV is premiering a 24-7 cartoon network. Go to metvtoons.com to find the station in your area. Monday, July 1st is Canada Day. Show Notes: https://bit.ly/tms62524

Duration:01:09:57

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All Pie is Good Pie

6/18/2024
Special Intro: David Rosik - Host of The Saturday Blues on WNIJ Film at 11: Inside Out 2 (2024) Book IT: The Price of Tomorrow: Why Deflation is the Key to an Abundant Future (2020) by Jeff Booth Scroll with it: Apple’s WWDC reveals they will be using Apple Intelligence (aka AI). Summer is in full swing this week as we celebrate Juneteenth, The Blues Brothers (1980) and the 45th anniversary of The Muppet Movie (1979) Show Notes: https://bit.ly/tms61824

Duration:00:35:38

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Well Excuuu…use Me

6/11/2024
Special Intro: Comedian Baron Vaughn Film at 11: Movie Pass, Movie Crash (2024, MAX) Book IT: Born Standing Up (2007) by Steve Martin Scroll with it: Boeing and SpaceX are going places (in space). Alamo Drafthouse is the frontline of the changing media landscape. Friday is Flag Day and Sunday is Father’s Day. We wish you all a great celebration this weekend! Show Notes: https://bit.ly/tms61124

Duration:00:46:02

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Budapest, Bats, and Blues

6/4/2024
Special Intro: The late great Caroll Spinney - the puppeteer behind Big Bird Film at 11: Back to Black (2024) Book IT: Bridge to Bat City (2024) by Ernest Cline Scroll with it: Northwestern Football has a temporary stadium, Apple’s Airtags save the day, Steve is back from Budapest, and Chicago Blues Fest is this weekend. Get out there. Find a way to connect with your community and your family. Happy Summer, everyone! Show Notes: https://bit.ly/tms6424

Duration:00:42:25

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V for Vendetta (with Pamela Bedore)

5/28/2024
Film at 11: Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes (2024) Book IT: V for Vendetta (1982) written by Alan Moore and illustrated by David Lloyd Scroll with it: Steve’s in Budapest this week. Streaming seems to be entering a consolidation phase. You can now get MAX on your Disney+ subscription and Major League Baseball games on Roku TV. Show Notes: https://bit.ly/tms52824

Duration:00:57:41

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Orthodox Star Wars Weekend

5/21/2024
Special Intro: Gates McFadden - Dr. Crusher from Star Trek Film at 11: IF (2024) Book IT: Star Trek: Picard: Firewall (2024) by David Mack Scroll with it: All eyes on AI this week with Google I/O 2024 rolling out their latest version of Gemini and OpenAI giving the world ChatGPT 4o. It’s Geek Pride Day this weekend. Get out and show your pride! Show Notes: https://bit.ly/tms52124

Duration:00:29:10

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Forgotten Generation X

5/14/2024
Special Intro: Audrey Niffenegger – Author of The Time Traveler’s Wife Film at 11: Challengers (2024) Book IT: Generation Gap: Why the Baby Boomers Still Dominate American Politics and Culture (2022) by Kevin Munger Scroll with it: Apple has a new faster, thinner, nicer iPad. Boy Scouts of America is changing their name to Scouting America. Mark Hamill is coming to Chicago this Summer. Show Notes: https://bit.ly/tms51424

Duration:00:37:00

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Not Just Ken

5/7/2024
Special Intro: Neve McIntosh - Madame Vastra from Doctor Who Film at 11: The Fall Guy (2024) Adventures in a Black Box: Joe Turner’s Come and Gone by August Wilson (The Goodman Theatre) Book IT: Get Married: Why Americans Must Defy the Elites, Forge Strong Families, and Save Civilization (2024) by Brad Wilcox Scroll with it: It’s graduation time for the class of 2024. We are so proud of you all! Caleb Williams is a Chicago Bear. Doctor Who is coming to Disney+ this week. Get ready for Whacking Day on Friday and Mother’s Day on Sunday. Show Notes: https://bit.ly/tms5724

Duration:00:37:38

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There’s A Signpost Up Ahead (with Pamela Bedore)

4/30/2024
Special Intro: Ben Hollis – Host of Wild Chicago on WTTW in Chicago Film at 11: Sasquatch Sunset (2024) Book IT: As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling (2013) by Anne Serling Scroll with it: It’s graduation time for the class of 2024. We are so proud of you all! Streaming TV is changing and net neutrality is back. Happy #Maythe4th this week along with #FreeComicBookDay, #CincodeMayo, and Orthodox Easter. That is a recipe for a great weekend. Show Notes: https://bit.ly/tms43024

Duration:01:16:32

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Ungentlemanly Discussions

4/23/2024
Special Intro: Filmmaker David Giancola Film at 11: The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare (2024) Book IT: The Origins of Woke: Civil Rights Law, Corporate America, and the Triumph of Identity Politics (2023) by Richard Hanania Scroll with it: Endless Shrimp may end Red Lobster. Celebrate this weekend with Chicago’s big convention, C2E2, and the rebirth of Arena Football! Show Notes: https://bit.ly/tms42324

Duration:00:27:13

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Making Future Plans

4/16/2024
Special Intro: “Blue” Lou Marini Film at 11: Civil War (2024) Book IT: The Blues Brothers: An Epic Friendship, the Rise of Improv, and the Making of an American Film Classic (2024) by Daniel de Visé Scroll with it: It’s the 16th today, Dear. Happy 60th Anniversary to Sybil and Basil Fawlty tomorrow, the 17th of April. Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt argues in his new book The Anxious Generation, replacing play and exploration with screen-scrolling isolation has led to an epidemic of mental illness. On Monday, April 8, 2024, Patrick Moriarty fulfilled a promise from 1978 when about 100 former students watched the total solar eclipse from the driveway of his Rochester, N.Y., home. Our community can make a difference!! Show Notes: https://bit.ly/tms41624

Duration:00:39:32

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Chicago (with Ben Hollis)

4/9/2024
Film at 11: Wicked Little Letters (2024) Book IT: Chicago (2016) by Brian Doyle Scroll with it: Our Guest, Ben Hollis, ran the streets of Chicago (literally) on his local public television program Wild Chicago from 1989 to 1992 and won eight local Emmy awards for his inspiring story CATCHING and zany style. Friend of the show, Deidre Struck has a recording release party on April 10. Her new album is The Year of Lost and Found (A Pand’opera) Show Notes: https://bit.ly/tms4924

Duration:00:57:06

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We Make the Sun Go Away

4/2/2024
Special Intro: Kevin Murphy - from MST3K and Rifftrax Film at 11: Anyone But You (2023) Book IT: The Naked Clone (2023) by Conor Lastowka, Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, Bill Corbett, and Sean Thomason Scroll with it: We have a full week of celestial celebrations and basketball. Make your plans to see the solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. Don’t miss it!! Show Notes: https://bit.ly/tms4224

Duration:00:34:11

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Watchmen (with Pamela Bedore)

3/26/2024
Special Intro: Musician Tom “Bones” Malone Film at 11: Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire (2024) Book IT: Watchmen (1986) by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons Scroll with it: Steve had a great weekend with “Blue” Lou Marini, Tom “Bones” Malone, and Bruce Campbell. We wish a joyous Holy Week to all who celebrate. Make your plans to see the solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. Don’t miss it!! Show Notes: https://bit.ly/tms32624

Duration:01:16:12

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A Friend Like Me

3/19/2024
Special Intro: Luke Gygax - Chairman of Gary Con Film at 11: Cabrini (2024) Adventures in a Black Box: Steve’s 20th annual Winter Musical – Disney’s Aladdin Book IT: Columbus Day (2016) by Craig Alanson Scroll with it: Liberty and Safety are still locked in a battle. Keurig hopes to replace the plastic waste. Doctor Who’s release date was set this week and it comes with a big change in access. It’s Election Day in Illinois, The NCAA Tournament begins tonight, Gary Con XVI Starts Thursday, March 21, 2024, Indiana Comic Convention Starts Friday, March 22, 2024, and it’s peak Cherry Blossom time in Washington, DC. Show Notes: https://bit.ly/tms31924

Duration:00:37:14

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Pot of Gold!

3/12/2024
Special Intro: Brian O’Halloran - Dante Hicks from CLERKS (1994) Film at 11: Damsel (2024) Book IT: Broken Money: Why Our Financial System is Failing Us and How We Can Make it Better (2023) by Lyn Alden Scroll with it: SpaceX reported to the FCC that their Starlink satellites are ready to be used on iPhone, Pixel, and Samsung Galaxy Devices. President Biden says he is ready to ban TikTok in the United States if it is not sold to a US company. Kevin O’Leary is interested. Thursday is 3.14 Pi Day. Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day. Monday is the 4th anniversary of Sandwiches at Irregular Hours (2020) Show Notes: https://bit.ly/3V7jkyD

Duration:00:45:07

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Spice Up Your Life

3/5/2024
Special Intro: Jonathan Frakes - Will Riker from Star Trek Film at 11: Dune: Part 2 (2024) Book IT: Making It So (2023) by Patrick Stewart Scroll with it: Spotify is offering audiobooks in the most frustrating way. Apple TV+ is building up a library of classic movies. It turns out sports gambling may be a gateway drug. Show Notes: https://bit.ly/tms3524

Duration:00:48:25

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The Future (with Pamela Bedore)

2/27/2024
Special Intro: Brian Brushwood Film at 11: Drive-Away Dolls (2024) Book IT: The Future (2023) by Naomi Alderman Scroll with it (of the Future): Is mall culture over? Can A.I. predict weather? What is the future of work? It’s time to get knowledge. Grab a copy of Pamela Bedore’s new book, The Routledge Introduction to Canadian Crime Fiction this week. Show Notes: https://bit.ly/tms22724

Duration:00:58:30