Nick chats with TV critic Dan Fienberg from The Hollywood Reporter and The Fien Print, about the Best Shows of 2023 (so far) including: “Happy Valley,” “I am a Virgo,” “Taste the Nation,” and “Dave.” They also talk about Nick’s hatred of “The Bear,” and the progress of the continuing writers’ strike. Then, Esmeralda Leon joins Nick to discuss the further impending doom of that dreaded Chicago NASCAR event, the disappearance some great Chicago neighborhoods, weird (but great) TV shows like: “You Don’t Know Jack” with Paul Reubens, “She’s Crafty,” and “Junk Raiders” in which dumpster-divers design and build a new condo from scratch. And, Nick’s Dad Tells a Joke [EP153]