2609, 2023

Nick D - Monica Eng, Al Snopes, and Ladder Ball

Nick welcomes Monica Eng from Axios.com to talk about crazy snacks in Albany Park, her trip to Champaign-Urbana where she stayed at Roger Ebert's house (which may, in fact, be haunted by Roger), her hatred of horror movies, and Monica talks about the time she reviewed movies for The Sun-Times including the Larry David 'classic' "Sour Grapes." Plus, they talk about Senator John Kennedy reading about sex toys on the Senate floor, and how composting needs to be curbside in Chicago. Then, Esmeralda Leon and Nick talk about the upcoming Nick D Podcast LIVE show at Zanies Comedy Club in Rosemont. They also chat about the origin of "Donkey Kong," exactly how many names Puff Daddy has had, the weird setup at The Salt Shed music venue, what the hell is "Ladder Ball?," and who the hell is Al Snopes? And, Nick's Dad Tells a Joke. [Ep180]

2209, 2023

Nick D - Marnie Shure, Pumpkin Spice, & Geena Davis Says...Whaaa!!?

Nick welcomes Marnie Shure, the Managing Editor of the food website "The Takeout," to give the latest report on this year's Pumpkin Spice invasion. She also talks about how using A.I. is NOT the best way to forage for mushrooms, the latest fast-food lawsuit (this one involving Arby's), and the weird fact that Chobani is paying someone $200,000 to write about yogurt. Nick and Marnie also talk about horror movies (particularly the Chucky the doll series), and taste-test the new Pumpkin Spice Cream Oreos. Then, Esmeralda Leon joins Nick to talk about the upcoming LIVE Nick D Podcast show at Zanies Comedy Club in Rosemont (featuring Special Guest Andrea Darlas), the Morton Salt Shed music venue and its history, the incredible memory of Marilu Henner, and Geena Davis' awesome, vulgar, and hilarious claim to fame. [Ep179]