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  • Artistic License: Chad Ellis on Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

    What is your definition of adventure? Whether it’s climbing the pyramids in Egypt or hiking through your local forest presercve, there is adventure to find everywhere. Last year, Chad Ellis hiked the Pacific Crest Trail. The PCT spans 2,659 miles across California, Oregon, Washington, and up into British Columbia. It generally takes hikers six months to complete the trek. Rachel Woodall talked to Chad about his adventure along the trail, the culture among the hikers, the logistics of preparing for such […]

  • Rattle the Walls- a musical collective determined to make a difference

    Our country has changed rapidly over the past year. (Yes, that could be considered a gross understatement.)The unsettled feeling which has plagued many of us makes us each want to act – a call to action which we can personalize to fuel the causes we believe in. Art, in all of it’s forms, is a powerful tool to be used to fight social injustice. The musicians of Rattle the Walls heard the call and came running, instruments in tow. I spoke […]

  • Saturday Night Special with Amy Guth: Museums

    On this episode of the Saturday Night Special, Amy Guth and her panel discuss the importance and impact of museums. Museums, after all, are part of what makes Chicago lovely, strong, and determined. Amy is joined by: Max Grinnell, Professor of Urban Studies at University of Chicago Victoria Cain, Ast. Professor of History at Northeastern University Kelsey Ryan and Dr. Andy Kough from the Shedd Aquarium Eve Gaus, Digital Learning Manager of the Field Museum http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3289975/3289975_2017-02-02-021515.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3735.mp3

  • Saturday Night Special with Amy Guth & Rex Huppke: the Women’s March

    Amy Guth is joined by the Chicago Tribune’s Rex Huppke to host a show about the Inauguration and the subsequent Women’s Marches across the country (and the world.) They are joined by: Veronica Arreola– Director, Women in Science and Engineering at UIC and creator of “Viva La Feminista” Connie Mixon – Director of Urban Studies at Elmhurst College Ron Grossman– Reporter for the Chicago Tribune and WGN Radio’s own Andrea Darlas http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3280552/3280552_2017-01-23-142352.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3735.mp3

  • Saturday Night Special on Awards Shows: Katie Rife

    Amy Guth is joined by Katie Rife, writer for The AV Club. They discuss female representation in Hollywood and during awards show season. What are the best and worst films of the year, in Katie’s opinion? Which women should we look out for this awards season? This and more, on the podcast. Find the full Awards Shows episode here.

  • Saturday Night Special on Awards Shows: Peter Stevenson

    Amy Guth is joined by Peter Stevenson a reporter on video and politics at “The Fix” at Washington Post. They discuss the integration of politics into Hollywood and awards season, the effectiveness of actors’ calls to action, and more. Find the full Awards Shows episode here.

  • Saturday Night Special on Awards Shows: Jordan Reeves

    Amy Guth is joined by Jordan Reeves, founder of Video Out, to discuss LGBT representation in Hollywood and during awards show season. More information about video out can be found here. The full episode of Saturday Night Special can be found here.

  • Saturday Night Special with Amy Guth: Awards Shows

    On this episode of Saturday Night Special, Amy Guth and her panel discuss the nuances of awards shows and awards season: representation, diversity, politics, and more. The panel: Jordan Reeves, founder of Video Out Peter Stevenson, writer for The Fix at Washington Post Henry Godinez – latinousa.org Katie Rife – avclub.com 

  • Saturday Night Special with Amy Guth: Beauty Standards

    On this episode of Saturday Night Special, Amy Guth and her panel discuss beauty standards in our world today: the  skewed cosmetics industry, false advertising, the narrow definition of beauty itself, and ladies who are trying to change all of this. The panel: Robin Rice, creator of #StopTheBeautyMadness campaign Alexis Wolfer, founder of The Beauty Bean Veronica Arreola, creator of “Viva la Feminista” and the #365FeministSelfie project Sara Melotti, creator of the Quest for Beauty project

  • Podcast Extravaganza: the Blockbusters, the Hidden Gems, and the Best Listens for 2017

    On this edition of Artistic License: host Rachel Woodall reflects on her love affair with podcasts, our diverse panel of podcast enthusiasts gives their show recommendations, we share the results of listener polls about genre, and Rachel reveals her top 6 podcasts of 2016. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3263702/3263702_2017-01-03-214302.128.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3736.mp3 Featured Voices: Christy Rhodes, Carlos Archila, Chad Ellis, Dani Ortiz Featured Episodes of Artistic License: Stuff You Should Know ; Gilmore Guys Featured Podcast Episodes: This American Life- “Break Up” Wiretap- “A Better You” Stuff You Should Know- “Colors” GE […]