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The After Hours with Chicago Tribune columnist Rick Kogan Podcast from 720 WGN

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Chicago, IL

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The After Hours with Chicago Tribune columnist Rick Kogan Podcast from 720 WGN

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@rickkogan

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English


Episodes

Exploring the stories behind novel, ‘The Great Gatsby’

1/29/2023
Author William Hazelgrove joins Rick Kogan on After Hours to talk about his most recent book, Writing Gatsby: The Real Story of the Writing of the Greatest American Novel.

Duration:00:18:17

Joseph Sikora and Deon Taylor: The making of ‘Fear’

1/29/2023
Actor Joseph Sikora and director Deon Taylor join Rick Kogan on After Hours to talk about their new film, Fear. They elaborate on the process of filming this horror movie as well as how the story and filming mirrored the events and actions people took during the height of the pandemic.

Duration:00:17:31

Patrick Reardon: Delving into ‘A Memoir in Prose Poems’

1/28/2023
Poet and essayist Patrick Reardon joins Rick Kogan for a shortened After Hours to talk about his newest book, Puddin’: The Autobiography of a Baby—A Memoir in Prose Poems.

Duration:00:18:46

Exploring Chicago culture through taxicab portraits

1/15/2023
Photographer Allan Lee Koss and real estate mogul and art collector Perry Casalino join Rick Kogan to discuss Allan’s book, Fares: Chicago Taxicab Portraits.

Duration:00:20:53

Hannah Chavez and Tony Fitzpatrick remain ‘On Standby’ with Rick Kogan

1/15/2023
Artist Hannah Chavez and gallery owner Tony Fitzpatrick join Rick Kogan to talk about her new show, “On Standby.” The art show is located at The Dime Chicago at 1513 N. Western Avenue.

Duration:00:18:28

Petra Van Nuis and Andy Brown: The making of ‘Lonely Girl’

1/15/2023
Jazz couple Petra Van Nuis and Andy Brown join Rick Kogan in studio to talk about their careers and their new album, Lonely Girl. Later, Rick reacts to a few of their songs off the album.

Duration:00:29:07

Getting ‘Dozed and Confused’ with author Carl Kozlowski

1/12/2023
Author and former local reporter Carl Kozlowski joins Rick Kogan to talk about his new book, Dozed and Confused: Tales From a Nutty, Narcoleptic Life.

Duration:00:20:07

Delving into the history of the Practical Theater Company

12/24/2022
Paul Barrosse, Victoria Zielinski, and Dana Olsen join Rick Kogan to talk about the history of the Practical Theater Company. Later they highlight their upcoming sketch comedy shows, “Vic & Paul & Dana’s Post-Pandemic Revue,” located at Steve Rashid’s Studio5 in Evanston. The shows will be held at 8:00 p.m. December 29th, 30th, 31st and […]

Duration:00:33:56

Chicago Star Media is going digital next year

12/4/2022
Candace Jordan of Chicago Star Media joins Rick Kogan to talk about how the company will be going digital in 2023. Later, Candace expresses her excitement for the holidays as she talks about Christmas and holiday events.

Duration:00:16:37

Batman: Investigating the impact of the cape and cowl

11/20/2022
Artist Tony Fitzpatrick joins Rick Kogan to discuss his love of the superhero Batman. Later they address the impact comics have on not only children but society and global events.

Duration:00:09:33

Joseph Peterson talks ‘Memorandum From the Iowa Cloud Appreciation Society’

11/13/2022
Author Joseph Peterson joins Rick Kogan in studio to discuss his 9th book, “Memorandum From the Iowa Cloud Appreciation Society.” Joseph shares his experience of owning a zine, which authors influenced him, and more!

Duration:00:22:55

Diving into the life and career of Tony Ocean

11/13/2022
Musician Tony Ocean joins Rick Kogan in studio to discuss his life and career. Later, Tony talks about his music as well as sharing the story of how his impersonation of Dean Martin changed the course of his career.

Duration:00:30:04

Prepping for the upcoming Christkindlmarket

11/9/2022
Candace Jordan of Chicago Star and Leila Schmidt of the German-American Chamber of Commerce join Rick Kogan in studio to talk about the upcoming holiday season and their sponsorship of this year’s Christkindlmarket. The annual holiday-themed market opens on Friday, November 18th and runs until Christmas Eve.

Duration:00:17:11

Navigating ‘The Mad, Mad Murders of Marigold Way’

11/9/2022
Author Raymond Benson joins Rick Kogan in studio to talk about his latest novel, “The Mad, Mad Murders of Marigold Way.” Raymond later discusses his origins in theater, his evolution from a stage director to a writer, and the stories behind the transformation.

Duration:00:28:38

Chef Andy Murray talks ‘Eat, Drink, and Be Murray’

11/6/2022
Chef Andy Murray joins Rick Kogan in studio to talk about his book, “Eat, Drink, and Be Murray” and its foreword written by brother Bill Murray. Throughout the discussion, Andy shares stories of dive into the culinary world as well as stories of the Murray family.

Duration:00:19:58

Taking a journey towards sobriety in Don McLeese’s new book

10/23/2022
Author Don McLeese joins Rick Kogan to talk about his book, “Slippery Steps: Rolling and Tumbling Toward Sobriety.” Later, he discusses his appearance and talk at the Hideout on Wednesday.

Duration:00:15:26

A closer look into Barbara Monier’s ‘The Reading’

10/23/2022
Author Barbara Monier joins Rick Kogan over the phone to talk about her new novel, “The Reading.” Later in their talk, Barbara discusses her Hideout appearance with Rick happening Tuesday night.

Duration:00:24:08

Melissa Isaacson: 50 years of Title IX

10/23/2022
Author Melissa Isaacson joins Rick Kogan to talk about the “Title IX at 50: Past. Present. Future” conference happening at Northwestern University this Thursday through Saturday. She elaborates on the importance of Title IX and its continued fight against sex-based discrimination in the 50 years since its implementation.

Duration:00:20:54

Delving into the maritime history of Chicago

10/23/2022
Musician Tom Kastle and author Patrick McBriarty join Rick Kogan in studio to talk about their CMMFestival 2022 fundraising event this Thursday evening at the Chicago Maritime Museum. The fundraiser, located at 1200 West 35th Street, serves to offer guests an opportunity to delve into the infrastructural and interpersonal connections granted by Chicago’s waterways.

Duration:00:23:00

Delving into ‘Beacons in the Darkness’ and ‘Natkin’ with Dave Hoekstra and Paul Natkin

10/9/2022
Authors Dave Hoekstra and Paul Natkin join Rick Kogan to talk about their recent books, Beacons in the Darkness: Hope and Transformation Among America’s Community Newspapers and Natkin: The Moment of Truth, respectively. Later, Dave and Paul both share anecdotes from their careers, music, and their lives.

Duration:00:51:26