Windy City Podcast Reco's?
January 25, 2007 9:23 AM   Subscribe

Chicagoans: What are your favorite podcasts? (Non-Chicagoans can answer, too).

I'm covering the radio/podcast scene for a local publication and am curious about what people have been listening to and loving lately (on the radio or on the web). People's recommendations are always more interesting than what iTunes suggests.

What do you tune in to and why? Thanks!
posted by clairezulkey to Media & Arts (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Filmspotting (a Chicago show) is one of the best.
posted by mattbucher at 9:26 AM on January 25, 2007

I've always loved Keith and the Girl.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:28 AM on January 25, 2007 [1 favorite]

I like Bad at Sports. (among others, but they're based in Chicago)
posted by ruby.aftermath at 10:02 AM on January 25, 2007

I listen to about 30 podcasts each week, but I think only these few have any relevance to Chicago.

Chicago podcasts I love: This American Life (they always have an interesting set of stories to tell) and Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me (this only qualifies because it's recorded in Chicago, but I love the quiz format and their informed, general irreverence about the news), Barack Obama's podcast (I'm not from Illinois, but I simply love hearing something thoughtfully presented by and meaningful to a politician each week).
posted by monochromaticgirl at 10:18 AM on January 25, 2007

2nd Filmspotting.
posted by mmascolino at 10:33 AM on January 25, 2007

How Much Do We Love is produced by a Chicagoan and an ex-Chicagoan.
(Disclaimer: I'm not from Chicago, the ex-chicagoan is a friend of mine and I love her podcast!)
posted by Joh at 11:47 AM on January 25, 2007

This American Life
posted by white light at 3:33 PM on January 25, 2007

I'll second Keith and The Girl. Good stuff.
posted by geekyguy at 4:27 PM on January 25, 2007

This Is Hell
posted by hortense at 5:01 PM on January 25, 2007

My favorite podcast is Croncast (although it's recorded about 35 miles west of Chicago ~ in Naperville). Absolutely the best around...
posted by cherryghost at 7:59 PM on January 25, 2007

Red Bar Radio is far and away the best podcast I know of (and I listen to many). It's also a Chicago podcast. It's unbelievably hilarious; the host, Mike D, is far more talented than Howard Stern or Adam Carolla, in my opinion. This show definitely deserves exposure.
posted by lunchbox at 4:50 PM on January 26, 2007

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