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  • VIDEO: Musician Anna Burch is creating art from interpersonal drama

    The amazing musician Anna Burch joins Justin in-studio to talk about her career, her recent record, “Quit the Curse,” the time she spent living in Chicago, the transition she made from being a member of a group to a solo artist, her process of writing songs, the intense nature of her lyrics, embarking on a European tour and what can we expect from her next. Anna also plays a couple of songs including, “Belle Isle” and “Go it Alone.”   […]

  • VIDEO: ‘Saturday Night Live’ star Chris Redd: “I had to learn how to write jokes for other people and be okay with it”

    Saturday Night Live cast member Chris Redd joins the Steve Cochran show to talk about his career, getting his start in Chicago and his experience being a cast member on SNL.  

  • VIDEO: ‘Saturday Night Live’ trivia with Horatio Sanz

    Justin Kaufmann and the great Horatio Sanz sit down for some SNL trivia. How well does Horatio know the show he starred on from 1998-2006?  

  • VIDEO: Actor John David Washington is much more than just Denzel’s son

    The tremendous actor John David Washington joins Justin in-studio to discuss his amazing performance in Spike Lee’s new film, “BlacKkKlansman.” John David talks about his career, working with Spike Lee on this film, what he knew about the story of Ron Stallworth, the amount of humor in the movie, how the film is both a period piece and contemporary, his work on HBO’s “Ballers,” how playing sports has helped him with his career in Hollywood, why he was initially apprehensive […]

  • Should you go back and delete all of your old tweets?

    Scott Smith, The Download’s new media correspondent, joins Justin for an in-depth discussion about his recent decision to delete 6 years of old tweets. Scott talks about how Twitter has evolved through the years, what went into his decision to delete old tweets, the importance of context to Twitter and the tool he used to delete his old tweets. The¬†Download¬†with Justin Kaufmann Podcast is easy to find. Listen on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Android device. Search for WGN […]

  • VIDEO: The Steve Cochran Show Taste Test: Lay’s Deep-Dish Pizza Chips

    What does The Steve Cochran Show think of the new Lay’s Deep-Dish Pizza Chips?              

  • VIDEO: Sir the Baptist takes the Steve Cochran Show to Church

    The magnificent Sir the Baptist joined the Steve Cochran Show to talk about his career and sing a few songs ahead of his headlining appearance at the Wicker Park Festival in Chicago.        

  • VIDEO: Live from Studio 303: The Coronas

    The wonderful Irish band The Coronas are playing Lollapalooza on Sunday but first they stopped by the WGN Studios to perform a couple of songs “We Couldn’t Fake It” and “Not What You Know”          

  • Lollapalooza Band You Should Know: Post Animal

    The tremendous Chicago-based rock-n-roll band Post Animal join Justin in-studio to talk about their career, the goals they had when they first started playing music together, their process of collaboration, the importance of being influenced by many different styles of music, how the band has progressed through the years, the current status of the Chicago indie-rock scene, what they know about the rock scene that preceded them, the significance of continuing to play basement shows, the advantages and challenges of […]

  • VIDEO: Live from Studio 303: Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players

    Justin Roberts and Liam Davis perform a couple of songs in advance of their appearance at Lollapalooza on Sunday!