Episode 12: Lin BrehmerHouse of L podcast add
This week, I sat down with one of radio's best DJs, Lin Brehmer. We talked about the art of DJing, vinyl vs cd vs digital and why WXRT just sounds so good. Oh, and it wouldn't be a conversation with Lin without talking Cubs. That's in here too.
Episode 11: Canton, OHHouse of L podcast add
This week, I wanted to share some observations from my trip to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It was a really cool thing to see Urlacher inducted. I also interviewed the President of the Hall of Fame, David Baker. He's a fascinating figure who stands 6'9 & 400lbs. Be he shared with me what it was like to knock on the door and share the news with Urlacher that he was in. Plus, I answer your questions about the podcast.
Episode 10: Ben BradleyHouse of L podcast add
I thought that this would just be two friends who have known each other for 30 years shooting the breeze, but it turned into a very serious conversation about the state of news. If you know Ben, you know that he's a fun and most times silly guy, but he takes storytelling VERY seriously. The WGN Anchorman & I discussed the news industry as a whole.
Episode 9: Dan Zampillo (Me & Z Show)House of L podcast add
Dan Zampillo is my old on-air partner. Back in the late 90s early 00s, we had a ridiculous weekend, late-night show on The Score. I thought we had a chance to be big as a duo, but it wasn't meant to be. Z went into management. He's now the Operations Manager for ESPN Radio-LA. He offers some great advice for broadcasters, we talk about how the industry has changed since we started and why he broke up a good thing.
Episode 8: Mike HallHouse of L podcast add
Mike Hall was the winner of ESPN's Dream Job, but he's gone on to do so much more than that. He's now one of the main faces of the Big Ten Network and his show "Sports Lite" teaches us not to take sports so seriously. Mike and I talked about navigating being a contest winner at ESPN (not everyone was nice to him) and what it's like to launch a network. We also giggled...
Episode 7: Justin RomanHouse of L podcast add
One of the more surprising sitdowns that I've had so far. Justin Roman has had many lives. He was star high school athlete, in a boy band, a successful singer/song writer, and for the last 16 years, he's been 1/2 of the Stylz & Roman show. Once on pop station B-96, now having success doing country at US99.
Episode 6: Kyle HigginsHouse of L podcast add
This week I sat down with one of my favorite comic book writers. Kyle Higgins is a writer and director who's written Batman for DC, Captain America for Marvel & C.O.W.L. for Image. We talk about what it's like to create at that level. It may not be all it's cracked up to be. Great conversation with an intelligent and passionate subject.
Episode 5: U of C Sports HistoryHouse of L podcast add
The University of Chicago is known for its academic reputation, but it has one of the most fascinating Athletic histories. I had an incredible conversation with Dave Revsine about Amos Alonzo Stagg's rule of the university when it began, but a friend at U of C, told me another crazy sports story from Hyde Park, so I wanted to share it with you.
Episode 4: Mark SchanowskiHouse of L podcast add
NBC Sports Chicago's, Mark Schanowski and I sit down for a really quick, but dense conversation about the broadcasting business. How does a 30-year veteran adapt? Mark tells great stories about covering Michael Jordan, Jordan vs LeBron, advice for his daughter who's in the business now and his one career regret.
Episode 3: Cheryl ScottHouse of L podcast add
This week, I sat down with ABC 7 Chicago Meteorologist, Cheryl Scott. We talked about how she went from track star at an Ivy League school to media star. It's two old friends catching up, but we did talk about some serious issues too, like: Body image, people thinking she's mean cause she's shy and the dark side of fame. Oh...and her Eagles winning the Super Bowl.
Episode 2: Jason GoffHouse of L podcast add
This week, I sat down with Jason Goff. Jason came by the house to discuss his life in radio. In Part 1, we talked about developing sound, how fear fuels him, and how he went from producing an afternoon drive show, to hosting it. The conversation was real and emotional.
Episode 1: Jason BenettiHouse of L podcast add
This week, we travel to White Sox Park, to find out what it takes to be a Play-By-Play broadcaster. I sit down with Jason Benetti in his broadcast booth to ask him how he got to where he is and what goes into to doing the job well. You'll hear the hustle and bustle that goes on before a game and some fun interruptions from Tom (Wimpy) Paciorek, who didn't know we were recording. Jason's journey is an inspiring one, for a lot of reasons.