Nick D Episodes

Nick D – Film Critic Michael Phillips & A Smart Talk About Being Dumb

Nick welcomes Chicago Tribune Film critic Michael Phillips to the podcast for the very first time. They discuss Michael’s beginnings as a writer, his time reviewing theater in other cities, and his current role as film critic for the Tribune. Nick and Michael also talk about how “Star Wars” changed […]

Nick D – Holiday Trains, Dan Fienberg & Remembering Norman Lear

Nick is joined by the TV critic from The Hollywood Reporter and The Fien Print, Dan Fienberg, to talk about the latest TV news, the new BritBox series, “Archie,” which is all about Cary Grant, the new heist series from Hulu called “Culprits,” and the great Norman Lear is remembered, […]

Nick D – Episode #200: A Celebration & Slap Slapply

It is the 200th episode of The Nick D Podcast, and Nick celebrates by looking back at many past episodes, and playing some memorable interviews from guests like actors Stephen Tobolowsky, Leo Rossi, Malcolm Danare, and David Dastmalchian. Also featured, are interview clips from singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega, writer/director Laura Moss, […]

Nick D – For The People, December 2023

In this “For The People” episode, Nick welcomes The Consumerman, Herb Weisbaum to the podcast. to discuss the dangers of water beads and how to keep your family and children safe. They also talk about how to safely shop online during the holidays, where to find a reputable roofer, and […]

Nick D – Monica Eng, Pumpkin Spice Malort & Cold Prime Rib??

Nick welcomes the terrific Monica Eng, from Axios.com, to the podcast. They discuss many of the subjects she is covering at Axios Chicago including: the migrant situation, Ed Burke’s penchant for swag, Maria Pappas’ impressive collection of Christmas trees from around the world, a very cool new Asian Food Court […]

Nick D – A High School Hospital, A Kiddie Kingdom and a Boring Dictator

Nick and movie critics Erik Childress & Steve Prokopy talk about the box office numbers of some of the holiday releases, and they review “Wish,” which is Disney’s new blatant merchandise commercial disguised as an animated movie; the new dark social satire “Slatburn,” and Ridley Scott’s latest, “Napoleon,” in which […]

Nick D – Don’t Fry Your Turkey & How Many Jobs Have The 3 Stooges Had?

Nick welcomes Marnie Shure from food website “The Takeout,” to talk about food stuff including a Thanksgiving feast complete with Devil’s Thumbprints; the problems with tap beer poured from dirty lines; the best Chicago Food Gifts for the holidays, and why you should NEVER fry your turkey. Plus, Marnie and […]

Nick D – U2 in Vegas, Zombie Strippers, Free Jello Shots & Very Dumb Warnings

In this really funny episode, Nick welcomes music journalist Jim Ryan, from Forbes and The Daily Herald, to talk about his interviews with country star Lainey Wilson; comedienne Leanne Morgan; and Andy Summers of The Police. Nick and Jim also talk about some classic Rock Jock DJs, Puff Daddy at […]

Nick D – TV Talk, Turkey Hunting with King Crimson & Slap Slapply

Nick talks with the TV critic from The Hollywood Reporter and The Fien Print, Dan Fienberg about the end of the actors strike, the GREAT new HBO Albert Brooks documentary directed by Rob Reiner, the squirmy and funny new show with Emma Stone called “The Curse,” and a new documentary […]

Nick D – Movie Reviews, A Trip to NOLA, & The McJordan

Nick, along with film critics Erik Childress and Steve Prokopy, delve into the latest cinematic offerings, spotlighting the MCU’s newest entry, “The Marvels,” featuring Brie Larson, David Fincher’s edgy thriller “The Killer,” and the exceptional Alexander Payne film “The Holdovers” starring Paul Giamatti—a standout as one of this year’s finest […]

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