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  • Travel Expert Johnny Jet: Lufthansa’s lawsuit is ridiculous

    Travel Expert Johnny Jet tells John Williams why the hidden seat trick, otherwise known as making your layover your destination, is legal but can be banned by airlines. But he provides loopholes to passengers for being caught. That’s after Lufthansa sued one of its passengers who did exactly that. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3595790/travel-expert-johnny-jet-on-lufthansa-lawsuit_2019-02-13-171230.64kmono.mp3

  • 2019 Chicago Auto Show Chairman Ray Scarpelli gives you the skinny on this year’s exhibition

    2019 Chicago Auto Show Chairman Ray Scarpelli joins John Williams the types of cars that are most popular, and about some of their demographics. Ray talks about one of the thrilling attractions at the auto show at McCormick Place this year. And, he shares about one of the cars’ features, which hinders its driver from falling asleep at the wheel. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3595784/2019-chicago-auto-show-chairman-ray-scarpelli_2019-02-13-170324.64kmono.mp3

  • Chicago Tribune Restaurant Critic Phil Vettel gives you last-minute V-Day solutions

    Chicago Tribune Restaurant Critic Phil Vettel joins John Williams to describe the inception of Omakase in our city. Then, Phil gives you tips for a last-minute Valentine’s night out. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3595781/chicago-tribune-restaurant-critic-phil-vettel-on-valentines-day_2019-02-13-165921.64kmono.mp3

  • The Beat Full Show (2/2/19): Super Bowl Preview, Gladys Knight’s Anthem prop bet & more

    Mark Carman and Harry Teinowitz bring you the week in sports: The guys kick around some more prop bets and other Super Bowl miscellany;  Former Bears WR Earl Bennett checks in from Atlanta and we stack up the Rams and Pats; Carm issues a challenge to the listeners based on the prop bet for Gladys Knight singing the National Anthem, and more.

  • White Sox Weekly (2/2/19): Will the hot stove ever come out of a deep freeze?

    Mark Carman and Harry Teinowitz bring you the week in White Sox (offseason) baseball: The guys discuss another week of non-developments in free agency, as the the Padres are now reportedly involved in discussions with Bryce Harper and Manny Machado; Michael Kopech’s discussion on his rehab from Tommy John surgery sparks discussion on the growth of sports psychology and mental skills in the game, and more. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3592282/3592282_2019-02-02-193922.64kmono.mp3

  • Earl Bennett has faith in Sean McVay and the Rams: “This is the time for the young coaches to really cement themselves”

    Former Bears WR and host of the Prostyle Podcast Earl Bennett joins Mark Carman and Harry Teinowitz from Atlanta as we preview Super Bowl LIII.  They discuss whether Aaron Donald and the Rams defense can put enough pressure on Tom Brady, Todd Gurley’s health and how the LA’s overall talent stacks up against the playoff experience of Bill Belichick and the Pats, and more.   http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3592285/3592285_2019-02-02-194725.64kmono.mp3

  • Nick Digilio demonstrates how cold it is in Chicago

    Stay warm with some of the best Cold Weather Movies of all time

    Nick Digilio and callers discuss some of the best films that feature characters and plots dealing with brutal cold, wintery weather situations.

  • Sports Songs: The Big Game Edition

    Nick Digilio welcomes Rick Gieser, who once again comes with a whole stack of Sports Songs; this time it's an all football edition in honor of Super Bowl LIII, featuring songs from Dan Hampton and the Chicago Six, Mike Ditka, Deacon Jones, Terry Bradshaw, LaDanian Tomlinson, Rob Gronkowski, and much more.

  • Music journalist Jim Ryan: Music and the X Games, 3 minutes with Brian Wilson, and more

    Jim Ryan writes about music for Forbes, The Daily Herald and Chicago Now. In this conversation with Nick Digilio, he talks about what he’s seen live lately like the Tedeschi Trucks Band at Chicago Theatre, and what he’s been working on, including an exploration of how music ties in with the X Games, a new Arcade Fire project at Sundance, and conversations with John Cusack, Brian Wilson and Rich Robinson.  Also, we play another edition of Music IQ. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3590568/3590568_2019-01-29-062508.64kmono.mp3

  • Hot starters: What are your essential debut albums of all time?

    Nick Digilio finds and evaluates a list of Rolling Stone's 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time. Listeners share their favorites and we discuss the bands that delivered the goods right out of the gate.

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