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Outside the Loop RADIO is Chicago's Almost Above-Ground Audio Magazine. Founded as a podcast in September 2006 and picked up for broadcast by Chicago Sound Alliance WLUW 88.7-FM in March 2007, "OTL" now airs on Chicago's Very Own 50,000-watt heritage powerhouse station WGN Radio 720-AM. Storyteller and urbanologist Mike Stephen hosts this weekly program featuring fun segments and interviews with local newsmakers, artists, musicians, and others doing cool stuff around the greater Chicago area ...
 
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Justin and Byron are back with a first-look at the WFB position in NRL Fantasy at the cheapie, mid-range and premium price brackets. Subscribe to the OTL: NRL Fantasy Podcast wherever you listen to podcasts, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more quality NRL Fantasy content designed to help you dominate your league.…
 
Off the Leash's Charlie Moores and Dominic Dyer discuss the brutal crackdown on street dogs in Turkey - and just to be clear at NO stage do we go into graphic or upsetting detail. Street dogs and cats have always been a part of life in Turkey's cities. Mark Twain wrote in 1867 that “The dogs sleep in the streets, all over the city. …They would not …
 
Mike Stephen learns about the power of the art of spoken word poetry with the Oak Park & River Forest High School spoken word team. We hear from teacher and coach Peter Kahn as well as some students and alumni. Their upcoming anthology of writing is called Respect the Mic: Celebrating 20 Years of Poetry from a Chicagoland High School. Then, Mike di…
 
‘BALL IN PLAY’ PODCAST Presented by ‘Baseball News Club’ Podcast bringing the heat to your ears !! EP #3 = Baseball action packed episode ! Listen right meow while you drive or workout. This is a SPECIAL episode : CBA talk, LIDOM, NCAA top 15 Softball pitchers 2022, Mike Trout, Ronald Acuna jr, Divisions month 2 month, Shohei, Phillies, LAA, BAL, e…
 
A shortcast by Paul Tillsley about snares - part of Off the Leash's series of shortcasts supporting Animal Aid’s petition to make the use free-running snares illegal. "...the badger was gone, as was the snare...all that was left was a pool of blood and some lumps of flesh" Paul is a hugely experienced investigator and Head of Conservation Education…
 
Shortcasts are short standalone audio comments and statements from conservationists, campaigners, charities, authors and members of our audience. If it needs to be said – say it here! A shortcast by Kwesia, aka City Girl in Nature, a young woman from Deptford in South London who after a trip to the Amazon was inspired to work with young people in h…
 
A shortcast by author and campaigner Linda Newbery about snares - part of Off the Leash's series of shortcasts supporting Animal Aid’s petition to make the use of free-running snares illegal. Linda has published numerous novels and short stories, but her latest book is non-fiction, drawing on years of animal welfare campaigning. Titled 'This Book i…
 
An interview with award-winning campaigner Sarah Corbett, the founder of the Craftivist Collective, an inclusive group of people committed to using craft to help themselves and encourage others to be the positive change they wish to see in the world. Sarah's deeply-thoughtful campaign work is a beguiling mix of activism and philosophy or 'way of li…
 
A shortcast by author and campaigner Bob Berzins about snares - part of Off the Leash's series of shortcasts supporting Animal Aid’s petition to make the use of free-running snares illegal. Bob lives on the edge of the Peak District National park, an area blighted by wildlife crime and snares. He’s worked with activists and wildlife charities, and …
 
‘BALL IN PLAY’ PODCAST Presented by ‘Baseball News Club’ Podcast bringing the heat to your ears !! EP #2 = Baseball action packed episode ! Listen right meow while you drive or workout. This is a SPECIAL episode : CBA talk, NCAA rankings, Ken Rosenthal, Texas Rangers, Clayton Kershaw, Division What ifs ?, New International baseball idea, etc . ** T…
 
A shortcast by Charlie Moores about snares - part of Off the Leash's series of shortcasts supporting Animal Aid’s petition to make the use of free-running snares illegal. "If you’re a certain age (and I am) you may remember how snares were often depicted as homemade devices, something a poacher in a TV programme might make from a bit of string to c…
 
TW: NO graphic details but very occasional use of strong language. Charlie Moores talks with two exceptionally inspirational animal rights activists, Jake and Saffron from South London Hunt Sabs - a group that just a year after it was launched seems to be all over social media and, in the well-worn cliche, punching far above its weight. The discuss…
 
Mike Stephen learns about the broken promises of Cabrini-Green from Better Government Association senior investigative reporter Alejandra Cancino and then gets an update on the response of state correctional facilities to the COVID-19 pandemic from Jennifer Vollen-Katz, executive director of the John Howard Association of Illinois.…
 
‘BALL IN PLAY’ PODCAST Presented by ‘Baseball News Club’ Podcast bringing the heat to your ears !! EP #1 = Baseball action packed episode ! Listen right meow while you drive or workout. This is a SPECIAL episode : CBA talk, Yasiel Puig update, Cody Bellinger, Security for families, Luxury tax, HOF, Ichiro and WBC, LIDOM, etc. ** This Episode is on …
 
A shortcast by Off the Leash's Charlie Moores about General Licences and the shooting industry. The recent furore on social media about Defra's revisions of the General Licence system to give shooting yet more provisions to make it easy to make profits from killing birds for fun seems to have caught a number of people by surprise. But of course, Ge…
 
Mike Stephen talks to Greg Jacobs, co-director of a documentary called The Road Up, that tells the story of overcoming obstacles to employment, learns about the issues surrounding Chicago’s last black-owned bank with ProPublica journalist Mick Dumke, and talks to Kate Fagan about her new Holiday album. Happy new year from Outside the Loop!…
 
Charlie Moores talks with Anne, a spokesperson for the Wiltshire Hunt Saboteurs. We're discussing fox hunting in Wiltshire and in particular the events that took place at a Boxing Day 'meet' of the notorious Avon Vale Hunt at Lacock, a village in north Wiltshire almost entirely owned by the National Trust. As recorded on numerous body cams and uplo…
 
In this Off the Leash Podcast 2021 Year End Special, Dominic Dyer and Charlie Moores focus on the madness of foxhunting's Boxing Day 'meets' with reference to the disgraceful attacks by hunt followers on protestors in Lacock, a National Trust owned village in Wiltshire; the Faroes and the Grind; the use of Black Bear fur in military hats; and annou…
 
On kissing Julia Roberts, featuring as a pin up in the gay Doctor Who fanzine, and his life as a “shouty” activist. For this, the final episode in the season, actor and theatre director Sam West goes out to lunch with Jay Rayner. Sam and Jay are served a delicious three-course meal in the William Kent Room at The Ritz, London: https://www.theritzlo…
 
"it's not a case of what would you like or what's possible - it's what's needed." Part Three of a podcast by Off the Leash's Charlie Moores made to support the Langholm Initiative, the award-winning community development trust for Eskdale, and a community buy out that is aiming to repurpose a former grouse moor owned by Buccleuch Estates into the T…
 
Swish FM's spinoff podcast, The Rewatchables—dissecting the greatest, most underrated and under-discussed films in cinematic history—returns this week with special guest Chris Noble AKA Trashbag Ghost to unpack and make sense of Rod Amateau's 1987 live-action film adaptation, The Garbage Pail Kids Movie. TRASHBAG GHOST: Twitter: @trashbagghost IG: …
 
Mike Stephen discusses the future of the tiki bar with Streetsblog Chicago editor & Chicago Reader columnist John Greenfield and local playwright & script writer Hannah Ii-Epstein. Then we learn the Secret History of 1960s Evanston garage-rockers The Peep Show. And Mike announces a programming note and gives an update on the issue of the lack of pu…
 
Charlie Moores in conversation with Claire Howard, Executive Director of Crustacean Compassion, an organisation that works to raise public awareness of the sentience of decapod crustaceans; works with food businesses to implement changes to their practices; and puts pressure on the Government to make the necessary changes to the law. In November th…
 
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