Nick D – Jim Ryan, Music Talk & Disaster Movies

Nick welcomes music journalist Jim Ryan from Forbes & The Daily Herald to discuss some memorable concerts he’s attended, like an annoying James Taylor with his bad jokes, and an incredible performance by Robert Plant & Alison Krauss. They also talk about Jim’s interviews with notable figures like Mickey Hart […]

Nick D – Amy Guth, Drive-Ins, Riot Fest and More

In this jam-packed episode, Nick welcomes Mike Kerz, the owner/operator of The Midway Drive-In in Dixon, IL. They discuss the new website driveinsnearme.com, the exciting summer events at the Midway, and the impressive lineup of guests for this year’s Flashback Weekend Horror Convention.

Then, journalist, podcaster, writer, and […]

Nick D – TV Talk w/Dan Fienberg, Pranks, and the Glory Days of MTV

Nick’s guest on this episode is TV critic Dan Fienberg from The Hollywood Reporter. They discuss the new HBO documentary “Ren Faire,” the FX/Hulu drama “Clipped” about the L.A. Clippers, the quirky comedy “Fantasmas,” and the latest version of “Presumed Innocent” featuring Jake Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard. Dan also shares […]

Nick D – Movie Reviews w/Erik & Steve and All Duned Out

Nick welcomes film critics Erik Childress and Steve Prokopy to the podcast to talk about the Godzilla-Fest happening at The Music Box Theatre, and review some new movies including the latest Richard Linklater comedy “Hit Man,” the horror film from the daughter of M. Night Shyamalan called “The Watchers,” and […]

Nick D – For The People, June 2024

In this “For The People” episode, Nick talks with The Consumerman Herb Weisbaum, from Checkbook.org, about many stories including: smart ways to purchase a car, new rules concerning Buy Now Pay Later outfits, the latest news in the world of airlines (like giving refunds and providing information on all hidden […]

Nick D – Monica Eng, Sex Crazed Zombie Cicadas, and Goofy Celeb Pranks

Nick welcomes Monica Eng, from Axios.com, back to the podcast to discuss several Chicago-centric stories like: segregation in the CPS, a huge surge in Chicago biking (and personal stories about bike lanes and traffic), a report on the CTA, a brief history of Chinese food on the Southside, and a […]

Nick D – Dan Fienberg, TV Talk, and The Glory Days of UPN, WB & CW

Dan Fienberg, TV critic from The Hollywood Reporter and The Fien Print, joins Nick to talk about two Disney+ documentaries: “Jim Henson: Idea Man” and “The Beach Boys” (which leads to a conversation about Nick’s obsession with the movie “Congo!”), the season finale of “Saturday Night Live” with Jake Gyllenhaal […]

Nick D – Stephen Tobolowsky, Poolman & Seaweed

At the very top of this episode, Nick gives a full review the eagerly awaited prequel, “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga,” and then he welcomes legendary actor Stephen Tobolowsky (Ned Ryerson from “Groundhog Day”) back to the podcast to chat about his latest role in Chris Pine’s wonderfully weird new […]

Nick D – The Movie Mom, Character Actors and 45-Year-Old Soup

Nick welcomes ‘The Movie Mom,” Nell Minow to the show to rant about the issues with the giant corporations of Exxon and Paramount, and to discuss the awful name change of The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. Nell and Nick also talk about the latest movie releases, great […]

Nick D – Jim Ryan, Music Talk, and The Invasion of the Land Shrimp

Nick welcomes Music Journalist Jim Ryan to the podcast to talk about his interviews with comedian Fortune Feimster, musicians Buddy Guy and Kerry King (from Slayer), and Chicago musician/pro-wrestling promoter Billy Corgan. Plus, they talk about getting hurt in mosh pits, bad comedians selling out arenas, Oates jamming without Hall, […]

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