Let’s Stay Together

Why, people want to break up…

In honor of the Bulls making sure this series doesn’t end, by defeating the Celtics and forcing a game 7 Tonight’s podcast is going to be a playlist about keeping keeping it together.
Everyone who has ever thought that his girl or guy broke it off to soon knows how this feels. These tracks are dedicated to you, and the Bulls, and all our favorite ex-girlfriends.

Play List

7. You Need Love Like I Do (Don’t You) – Gladys Knight & The Pips
Next podcast Wednesday May 6, 8:00ish
P.S. If you need a primer on the Bulls Celtics Series check this out.

P.P.S. If you need another playlist check this out.

Icon Worship

Ok, enough hating on the CTA. This post is actually in honor of the closing of a cool local business. Erik Kittlaus will print you a t-shirt with whatever L stop you want on it, but only if you order before Sunday.
I love these shirts because so many L stops and bus lines have such an emotional cache that comes with them. Every dot on the redline is a favorite bar, an old job or an ex-girlfriend’s house.
So what’s your most important stop on the CTA? What bus or train stop has the best story or holds the most memories for you?

CTA Blue Line Train Sign

I can’t see the blue line without thinking about leaving town.
Today’s Podcast is in the previous post. Next podcast tomorrow, 8:00ish.

Public Transit and the Inevitable Fair Hike

How much should public transportation cost?  How long will it cost $2.25?  After looking at what the CTA has said about why rates go up North and Clark draws its own conclusions.

Desert, Mountains, and Canyons

No Podcast today, just a few pictures from a trip to Utah.

Desert

A Critic’s Critic

Nathan Rabin

Nathan Rabin is head writer for the Onion A. V. Club. Yeah, he’s pretty much cooler than the guy in ninth grade who could already grow side burns. He’s a critic who writes about movies, does interviews and writes hip hop reviews that melt my face off.

Today’s podcast is on Nathan Rabin and his interview with the Ghost Face Killah.
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"We Love America"

Shaheli Guha shares her thoughts and perspectives as a young Indian working woman who came to the United States for College.

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My Favorite Bouncer (Big Dan Jerez)

Today I interview Dan Jerez, a Westside Sox Fan bouncing in Wrigleyville.

“Gentleman, can we take this outside?”

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The Dark Tower, Eddie Dean

Steven King set out to write the longest book of all time, he got some green paper and… The Gunslinger followed.


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Otis Redding “Mr. Pitiful”

Today we discuss one of the greatest sad, happy songs of all time.  In 1966 a little more than a year before his tragic death Atlantic Records released Otis Redding’s “Mr. Pitiful.”  One of the great unappreciated soul tracks.
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P.S. For more comments on soul classics try Let’s Stay Together playlist.

UFC 97 “Embarrassed”

This Podcast covers Anderson Silva’s controversial fight with Thales Leites.

Look for next podcast Tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. Central time.

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