2302, 2024

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 raps!! Then, Esmeralda Leon joins Nick to chat about the list of celebrities that everyone hates (including Kim Kardashian, Shia LaBeouf and more), warm winter weather, Pete Davidson and his "Chaos Goblin Line Cook Energy," and they continue their taste-tests of snacks from France. [EP222]

2002, 2024

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 opposed to aging male rockers, and the return of Creed!! Then, Esmeralda Leon and Nick discuss a list of Celebrities That Everyone Hates (like Gwyneth Paltrow, Kristen Stewart and Anne Hathaway), the term "Pick Me Energy," and why cherries are so important in France, as they taste test more French snacks. [EP221]