Latest Episodes

Interview with Renato Mariotti
November 11, 2019

Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti stops by to discuss the case against Alderman Ed Burke. A Brief History of Burke & Case (1:05), how much trouble is Burke in (4:00), racketeering and how it applies to Burke (6:20), the strength of the...

Interview with Kristine Schanbacher
November 05, 2019

Candidate for the 7th Congressional District Kristine Schanbacher sits down in studio to talk about her journey into politics, her vision for the 7th, and opera.

Interview with Andre Vasquez
April 26, 2019

40th Ward Alderman-elect Andre Vasquez (and his chief of staff Jessica Peters) join me in studio. We cover his journey to city hall, reducing the number of aldermen, Spider-Man, and a lot more.

13 Reasons Why Deb Says Goodbye
April 19, 2019

13 votes decided a race. 13 days until an indictment deadline. Our 13th episode. Wake up, sheeple.

Breakfast at TIF Unease
April 11, 2019

6 is scared of the 7 because The 78 900 million or whatever, Lincoln Yards, a little on how TIFs work, Ed Burke quotes the bible, and President Rahm?

Interview with Scott Kennedy
April 05, 2019

There's a new mayor-elect, Houston barely qualifies as a village, DSA rages against the machine, and an interview with Illinois Election Data's Scott Kennedy.

The 51st Star
March 28, 2019

The Patronage Family, the great state of Chicago, Dolores Umbridge would fund the Special Olympics, and our last round of mayoral race stuff.

Interview with John Greenfield
March 22, 2019

Toni is subtracting ads, dog whistles, Facebook isn't the best place for news, and an interview with Chicago Reader columnist John Greenfield about transportation and the next mayor.

Police Academy 7: Lincoln Yards
March 14, 2019

Ethics are hard, the new police academy, Lincoln Yards reach the TiFfing point, and some mayoral candidate stuff.

Rank Choices
March 07, 2019

The low turnout that wasn't (but was), ranked choice voting personally attacks David Fincher, the mayoral race, and a rundown of key wards.