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Nick D – TV Talk and Classic Movies I’ve Never Seen

TV critic Dan Fienberg, from The Hollywood Reporter & The Fien Print, joins Nick to discuss Jon Stewart’s return to “The Daily Show;” the final season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm;” FX’s new version of James Clavell’s “Shogun;” Dan’s “TV’s Top 5” podcast, and much more. Then, Nick and Esmeralda Leon […]

Nick D – City Hall is Tense, Monica Eng Raps & Celebs We Hate

Nick welcomes Axios.com’s Monica Eng to the podcast to talk about some terrific Chicago-related topics including: the very tense atmosphere at City Hall, the future of Dollar Stores, the surprising quality of Aldi’s wine collection, Chicago’s always interesting rat problem, and the signature smell of our fine city…oh, and Monica […]

Nick D – Jim Ryan, Music Talk & Pick Me Energy

Nick welcomes music journalist Jim Ryan to the podcast to talk about his interviews with musician Duff McKagan, and adult film star Jenna Jameson, and to review concert performances by Madonna, Buddy Guy, and Lemonheads. Nick and Jim also talk about the double standard applied to aging female rockers as […]

Nick D – Blade Runner in Concert & Chicago Movies

Nick takes some time to review a couple of new movies: “Madame Web” & “Bob Marley: One Love” (here’s a preview: they’re both bad). Then, he chats with the Executive Director of The Chicago Philharmonic, Terell Johnson. Nick and Terell talk about the incredible work that Terell has been doing […]

Nick D – TV Talk and the Joys of Morning Zoo Radio

Nick welcomes back to the podcast, Dan Fienberg from The Hollywood Reporter and The Fien Print, to talk all about television, including “Feud: Capote Vs. The Swans,” “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” the terrible choices SNL has been making lately, and the increasing annoyance of streaming with ads (and a rant […]

Nick D – The Movie Mom Returns & Skating on Thin Ice

Nick is reunited with one of his favorite people ever: the great Nell Minow. The Movie Mom returns for an absolutely wonderful and fun talk about the best and worst movies of 2023, the upcoming Oscars, her legendary father Newton (including an incredible Barack & Michelle story), and they discuss […]

Nick D – For The People: February 2024

In this “For The People” episode, Nick welcomes The Consumerman Herb Weisbaum to the podcast. The contributor to Checkbook.org and consumer activist, talks with Nick about what to expect from your tax returns this year, a new rule to limit excessive overdraft fees, how to shop for a gym membership, […]

Nick D – The Sundance Film Festival and Drink The Juice!!!

Nick welcomes film critics Erik Childress and Steve Prokopy, fresh from their visit to The 40th Annual Sundance Film Festival, to discuss the best and worst movies they saw at the fest, and when the public will get a chance see them. Nick and the guys also review the terrible new […]

Nick D – Esma, Oscar Talk, and Celebrities Everyone Loves

Nick talks about the Oscar nominations in a special extended segment that covers the snubs, the surprises, the weird choices, his predictions (and personal choices), and much more. He also reads the fun reactions from nominees like Paul Giamatti, Martin Scorsese, Emily Blunt, Jodie Foster, Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, among […]

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