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  • Chicago band “Forest Home” talk influences & their upcoming album Wastement on Lise.FM

    Episode 43: Homegrown Chicago band Forest Home joins Lise in studio to talk about the makings of their unique indie math-rock sound. Members Kevin, Andy, Alayne & Eric take turns sharing the diverse influences they bring to the table – from Weezer & Radiohead to Sleater-Kinney, Forth Wanderers & Ttng – and how they work together to synthesize all of these into one cohesive and unique, “Forest Homey” sound. At the end of our chat, they debut “Above Me,” a track off their forthcoming album, Wastement. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3474056/3474056_2018-03-02-105956.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D6691.mp3

  • After Hours with Rick Kogan: the SAG/AFTRA Senior Radio Players, author Scott Becker & Richard Reeder

    Tonight on the program, Rick is joined by the SAG/AFTRA Senior Radio Players, who preview their upcoming show and talk about the magic of old-time radio. Then, author Scott Becker talked to Rick about his book, “TSA Baggage: An Inside Look at the Good, Bad and the Ugly at America’s Airports.” Rick previews his upcoming collaboration with Richard Reeder at the Cliffdwellers, and he talks about his upcoming luncheon with David Mamet.   http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3471744/3471744_2018-02-26-001644.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3807.mp3

  • The SAG/AFTRA Senior Radio Players preview their upcoming show

    Tonight on the program, Rick is joined by the SAG/AFTRA Senior Radio Players, who preview their upcoming show at the Cultural Center at 6:30 this Thursday, and they talk about the magic of old-time radio. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3471745/3471745_2018-02-26-001745.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3807.mp3

  • Scott Becker’s Ode to the TSA: “TSA Baggage: An Inside Look at the Good, Bad, and the Ugly at America’s Airports”

    Then, author Scott Becker talked to Rick about his book, “TSA Baggage: An Inside Look at the Good, Bad and the Ugly at America’s Airports.” http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3471746/3471746_2018-02-26-001846.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3807.mp3

  • LOVE on Netflix Creator, Executive Producer & Star Paul Rust talks about his roots on Lise.FM

    Episode 42: Lise spends an hour with Paul Rust, creator, executive producer and starring actor of LOVE on Netflix! He tells her about pitching the concept as a movie with his wife and co-creator Lesley Arfin to Judd Apatow, and why they decided to turn it into a show instead. He also talks about his influences, which range from Pee-Wee, to Paul Thomas-Anderson, to Prince (a fellow midwestern boy, like Paul himself). Then, he explains why he loves to create […]

  • After Hours with Rick Kogan: Liz Carroll, Michael Ferro & Norman Baugher

    This evening, Rick shared some beautiful Irish music featuring the amazing violinist Liz Carroll, who also joined him for a chat about her established  career and her upcoming concert at the Beverly Arts Center. Then, Rick talked about his upcoming luncheon with the amazing David Mamet, and he played some dialogue from much-loved Mamet written film “Glengarry Glenn Ross.” Then author Michael Ferro called in to talk about his novel, “Title 13.” Finally, artist Norman Baugher joined Rick in the […]

  • Author Michael Ferro on his novel “Title 13”

    Author Michael Ferro called in to talk to Rick about his novel, “Title 13.” He tells Rick where he drew inspiration from for the book, talks about his time spent in Chicago and his transition from journalism to writing novels. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3468706/3468706_2018-02-19-002906.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3807.mp3

  • Legendary Irish-American Musician Liz Carroll on her career and upcoming concert

    Liz Carroll joined Rick for a chat about her established  career and her upcoming concert at the Beverly Arts Center. They reminisce on music times of old and talk about how the Irish music community in Chicago has changed throughout the years. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3468705/3468705_2018-02-19-002205.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3807.mp3

  • After Hours with Rick Kogan Episode 200: Chicago Party Aunt, Dick Simpson & Alicia Eler

    Rick celebrates episode 200 of After Hours by first talking to Dick Simpson about his new book “The Good Fight: Life Lessons from a Chicago Progressive,” where he writes about some of his amazing experiences as a “1960 civil rights stand-in, a top spot in Eugene McCarthy’s presidential run, & four intense campaigns for Chicago alderman.” Then, Alicia Eler calls in to talk about her book “Selfie Generation: How Our Self-Images are Changing Our Notions of Privacy, Sex, Content and […]

  • Rick Kogan hears from the Chicago Party Aunt!

    Rick Kogan (aka the “obituary-writing King of Chicago”) gets  to talk to the enigmatic and titillating Twitter sensation, Chicago Party Aunt. Her and Rick reminisce on old times, share some of their favorite Chicago hot spots and she reveals her day job. Rick also shares some of her most poignant tweets aloud and Chicago Party Aunt recalls the time that her and Rick met many years ago at the Old Town Ale House. For the latest on the underbelly of […]