Full show Dec. 22

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This week’s edition of “After Hours With Rick Kogan” featured interviews with…

  • Caryn Bark sits down with Rick to talk about her life onstage. A longtime stand-up comedian, Bark is one of four funny women, all older than 50, who perform in the new show, “Funny Old Broads.” Click here to learn more about the show and the special New Year’s Eve edition.
  • Carol Southard talks with Rick about the difficulties of quitting smoking. A tobacco treatment specialist working with Northwestern Integrative Medicine, Southard has helped hundreds of Chicagoans finally kick their smoking habit.
  • Tim Donnelly, owner and founder of Mother Butter’s Popcorn, talks with Rick about the store’s move from their longtime location in Bronzeville to their new store at 3342 W. 95th St. in Evergreen Park. Donnelly also discusses the popularity of popcorn and how he creates new and unique flavors.
  • Rick chats with actor Ron Rains and director Henry Wishcamper about the Goodman Theater’s annual production of “A Christmas Carol.” Wishcamper, a first-time “Carol” director, described what it was like to be at the helm of this production and Rains talked about the joy of being a cast member for seven years. Listen until the end to hear the famous Fiona Kogan sing a couple Christmas carols. (It is truly awwwww-inducing.)