March 23, 2023

The Battle Of The South Side

The brackets are set and now we will see which neighborhood or suburb wins the 2023 Battle of the South Side. Hear if your spot made the cut and who you're up against! Chef Max Musto returns with his vegan …

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March 16, 2023

South Side Social

Pollyanna Brewing Company has jumped into the distilling game and you can now experience local craft bourbons, gins and more at Pollyanna Social in Lemont. We give it a taste. Dan Casey and 10 other people want to make Moraine …

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March 9, 2023

Your Hometown

Frank Finnegan, Mayor of Hometown, has a bone to pick with South Side Pod. So, we got him a barstool at our basement bar to work it all out and learn a little about his town. Tinley Park has done …

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March 2, 2023

The Ghost & Mr. Bourbon

Wait? Did a ghost just attack one of our hosts?! Neal Gibbons of Graveside Paranormal and the Pair-A-Normal Guys Podcast brings his ghost hunting expertise to determine if there was a spiritual encounter or just too much bourbon drinking. Our …

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Feb. 23, 2023

Comedy, Hoops & A Singing Monkey

ATTENTION: One lucky listener will get a special intro song when they click on this show! Everyone is getting a south side high school hoops breakdown from Tim O'Brien of the Beverly Review as the IHSA tournament starts. We also …

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Feb. 16, 2023

Marching Toward The Parade

With the South Side Irish Parade on the horizon, we are joined by co-coordinator of the parade Marianne Rowan Leslie as fundraising efforts have begun along with the ramp-up to the big day. Learn a little about one of the …

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Feb. 9, 2023

The South Side Gets Delirio

The craft beer scene in Beverly is getting bigger, and another brewery is bringing a good one to local taps near you. We sit down with John Brand of Open Outcry to check out Delirio on-tap at Cork & Kerry …

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Feb. 2, 2023

Maple Bacon Bourbon Old Fashioned

A stop at Corner Stone Tavern in Lemont finds a beautiful bar backing up a restaurant bringing the heat with their southern menu. Just don't try to name that hot (secret) chicken sandwich for them. Instead, focus on their outside-the-box …

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Jan. 26, 2023

Look At You! Good Job!

Professional organizer Colleen Klimczak returns to the 9-foot homemade oak bar and questions Chris about his Christmas lights still hanging off the house. A south side scuba diver explains a trending video this week of a man swept away but …

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Jan. 19, 2023

South Side Fights & Feasts

We're in Lemont at Barrel & Vine to find a lot more than just wine in the trendy restaurant owned by a local couple. Find out why fresh food matters and if a smoked old fashioned can rank as one …

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Jan. 12, 2023

South Side...Herbivore?

Can a vegan cheeseburger taste good? Why would you even try such a thing?! Welp, we're putting south side chef Max Musto and Herbivore Chicago to the test as they set up shop in Bridgeport this January. Goose Island Brewing …

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Jan. 5, 2023

Hoops, Jets & The Lyric

We go back to the Lyric Theater to visit with Pat Disabato and see how that revolutionary venue is bringing new life to Blue Island. Pat may no longer be covering south side high school hoops, but Tim O'Brien of …

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Dec. 22, 2022

It’s A Very Special South Side Pod Christmas Special Spectacular

Perfect for the holidays! South Side Pod presents their first Christmas album with performaces by Joe Rian, the EPCHS Madrigal Choir, The Chicago Stockyard Kilty Band and more! There is something for everyone, including your offensive drunk uncle in ...

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Dec. 15, 2022

Beware The Belt In A Sock

A professional South Side Candlemaker joins the show with a local business that supports a great cause. We travel to Hailstorm Brewing Company to try an American stout during Stout Season. The guys also talk about some personal holiday traditions …

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Dec. 8, 2022

You Can’t Cut THAT Up!

How do you navigate old holiday decorations left to you by dead relatives? We have a professional organizer on to help. We also have a South Side Park Ranger with a FREE Christmas event with Santa and his unionizing elves. …

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Dec. 1, 2022

Are You More Christmas or Krampus?

Our friend John Streetz returns with bourbon to taste and a weird Blue Island holiday season event where you are more likely to meet Krampus instead of Santa Claus. Dan Bracken from the Finley Forever Foundation also joins the show …

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Nov. 24, 2022

I’m The Gift!

At what point do you become the gift in a destination wedding? The guys determine when you can just put a bow on yourself and check in with Tim O'Brien from The Beverly Review. Mount Carmel tries to bring an …

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Nov. 17, 2022

Cosplay & Crafts

John Streetz visits us with stories from his local south side craft festivals. We try some bourbons and talk cosplay, comics and Christmas crafts as all will be available to you in festival form this month. The guys also discover …

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Nov. 10, 2022

Happy Dads

Some south side schools are pushing for state titles. One suburb just keeps rolling out unique community events. There's all kinds of local music from cover bands to original folk artists this weekend. Oh, and Santa comes to the south …

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Nov. 3, 2022

Meat Over Miles On The South Side

Lemont is having a Meat-A-Thon and south side high school football teams are rolling early in the IHSA Playoffs. We have the right folks to tell you all about it. The podcast episode that brawls like a 7-year old also …

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Oct. 27, 2022

South Side Ghost Stories

Neal Gibbons hosts haunted tours, communicates with spirits and knows the origin story of Ressurection Mary. He stops by for a spooky edition of South Side Pod. We also have the absolute best free haunts to visit this weekend with …

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Oct. 20, 2022

Your Friendly Neighborhood Ghostbuster

Some people dress as a ghostbuster for Halloween. Some do it year round. Meet the South Suburbs Ghostbuster looking for a few people to join him. Meanwhile we have some of the best haunted house displays you can see for …

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Oct. 13, 2022

Ken Garr: South Side Hero

Ken Garr grew up in the Ashburn neighborhood and had a solid south side life in Tinley Park. Then he left his job, sold everything, and became a stand-up comedian. Ken visits with South Side Pod this week to talk …

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Oct. 6, 2022

That’s Quite A Dunkel

We sit at the bar and chat with the organizers of a BRew & Sip at Brother Rice this weekend that will feature local breweries, distilleries, food trucks and music. We're hanging at Horse Thief Hollow in Beverly with owner/brewer/chef …

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