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The Dave Plier Podcast from Chicago's Very Own, 720 WGN

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Chicago’s Own Joe Mantegna: National Memorial Day Concert streaming at pbs.org, Bleacher Bums, our Chicago Cubs

5/27/2024
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier talks to Chicago’s own Joe Mantegna on Memorial Day to honor our fallen, the importance of the National Memorial Day concert streaming now at pbs.org, his ‘Bleacher Bums’ and throwing out the first pitch at Wrigley this Friday.

Duration:00:11:37

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Bob’s Record Collection: Actor John Stamos, touring with The Beach Boys, voice of Graceland

5/27/2024
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier talks to actor John Stamos about touring with The Beach Boys, their 2024 concerts in Elk Grove Village, Ravinia and being the voice of Graceland.

Duration:00:08:24

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Memorial Day with Deputy U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Tanya Bradsher: New VA services, combating homelessness, suicide prevention

5/27/2024
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier welcomes the Honorable Tanya Bradsher, Deputy U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs to salute our fallen on Memorial Day, combatting homelessness and the mental health services available for veterans.

Duration:00:11:37

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Radio Hall of Famer Garry Meier: Venerating our fallen with memories of WWII by his father

5/27/2024
Radio Hall of Famer Garry Meier joins WGN Radio’s Dave Plier to talk about the real meaning of Memorial Day, celebrating his father Frank Meier and his combat experiences serving in World War II. Visit Garrymeier.com for more.

Duration:00:16:36

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Kevin Kolman: Weber Grill’s sizzling summer barbecue, new electric grills, Weber smokefire

5/27/2024
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier talks to Kevin Kolman, Weber Grill Ambassador, to talk about the new electric grills, the Weber Smokefire and barbecuing all summer long!

Duration:00:17:15

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WGN-TV’s Marcus LeShock, roller coaster bureau chief: new rides, Six Flags, Dollywood, Cedar Point, Santa’s Village

5/27/2024
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier talks to WGN-TV’s Marcus LeShock about his love of roller coasters, new amusement park rides in the Midwest, and the beauty of Dollywood.

Duration:00:13:21

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This is History: 40th U.S. President Ronald Reagan on the true meaning of Memorial Day

5/27/2024
Dave Plier and Dave Schwan talk about the true meaning of Memorial Day, which originated as ‘Decoration Day’ after the Civil War and was officially signed into law in 1967. Plus, Dave shares President Ronald Reagan’s moving Memorial Day speech from 1984.

Duration:00:06:24

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Totally the 80’s: Anthony Michael Hall, Debbie Harry, Kevin Bacon, Andrew McCarthy, Bryan Adams, Dan Aykroyd, Lea Thompson

5/24/2024
It’s Dave Plier’s WGN Radio Special ‘Totally the 80’s!’ featuring Dave’s conversations with Anthony Michael Hall (Vacation, Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club), music icon Debbie Harry (Blondie), Kevin Bacon (40th Anniversary of ‘Footloose’), Andrew McCarthy (‘Pretty in Pink’, ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’), 80’s rocker Bryan Adams, Dan Aykroyd (Ghostbusters) and Lea Thompson (Back to the Future).

Duration:01:36:02

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Actor Chris Stolte from NBC’s Chicago Fire on 250th episode and season finale

5/17/2024
Actor Chris Stolte joins WGN Radio’s Dave Plier to talk about 12 seasons of NBC’s Chicago Fire, 250 episodes, and the legacy of TV cliffhangers.

Duration:00:14:32

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WGN Morning News’ Ana Belaval on her upcoming stand-up at Zanies Rosemont

5/17/2024
WGN-TV’s Ana Belaval joins WGN Radio’s Dave Plier to talk about her upcoming appearances at Zanies Rosemont on Friday May 24th and Saturday May 25th 2024, aging parents, the best things about her hometown in Puerto Rico, and the origins of her sense of humor.

Duration:00:16:39

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Beer Hiking Chicago and Beyond: The Tastiest Way to Discover the Windy City

5/17/2024
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier talks to urban hiking enthusiasts and married couple Jessica Sedgwick and Dan Ochwat about their new book, ‘Beer Hiking Chicago and Beyond: The Tastiest Way to Discover the Windy City’.

Duration:00:18:54

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Nikki Glaser is the new ‘it’ girl of comedy!

5/17/2024
Hot off the ‘Tom Brady Roast on Netflix’, WGN Radio’s Dave Plier shares his conversation with comedian Nikki Glaser who talks about her rise in the comedy world, her jokes about sex, commitment, boyfriends, drinking, parents, her safe space performing on the stage, and more.

Duration:00:26:51

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Legendary comedian Tom Dreesen back in his kind of town

5/11/2024
Comedian Tom Dreesen joins WGN Radio’s Dave Plier LIVE in studio to talk about his return to Chicago for his one-man show, ‘Tom Dreesen – From Harvey to Hollywood’, along with stories about Frank, Sinatra, Johnny Carson, David Letterman, Sammy Davis Jr. and more.

Duration:00:26:29

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Martha Davis of 80’s rockers ‘The Motels’: ‘Abducting by the 80’s’ coming to Chicago

5/11/2024
Legendary rocker Martha Davis joins WGN Radio’s Dave Plier to talk about her biggest hits: ‘Only the Lonely’, ‘Suddenly Last Summer’ and ‘Shame’, her journey in rock & roll and The Motels’ upcoming concert at the Des Plaines Theatre ‘Abducted by the 80’s’ with Wang Chung, Men Without Hats and Naked Eyes.

Duration:00:27:06

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Top TV moms who raised us!

5/11/2024
Who is your favorite TV mom? WGN Radio’s Dave Plier along with Wally Podrazik, author of ‘Watching TV’ discuss TV’s best moms from June Cleaver (‘Leave it to Beaver’), Carol Brady (‘The Brady Bunch’) and Marion Cunningham (‘Happy Days’) to Claire Huxtable (‘The Cosby Show’), Marie Barone (‘Everybody Love Raymond’), Gloria Pritchett and Claire Dunphy (‘Modern Family’), […]

Duration:00:14:13

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The Loop Files: Meet author Rick Kaempfer, Jeff Hoover, and Piranha Man, Saturday 3-7pm at Pollyanna Brewing in Roselle

5/10/2024
Rick Kaempfer joins WGN Radio’s Dave Plier to talk about his book ‘The Loop Files’ about the legacy of Chicago’s Rock Radio station.

Duration:00:10:11

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Comedian Pat McGann at The Rialto Square Theatre on Saturday May 17th

5/3/2024
Comedian Pat McGann talks to WGN Radio’s Dave Plier about his upcoming concert at The Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet, a new tour with Sebastian Maniscalco, kids sports, vacations and more.

Duration:00:14:53

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A celebration of the late great comedian Don Rickles: ‘Keeping his name alive’

5/3/2024
In keeping a promise to help ‘keep his name alive’, WGN Radio’s Dave Plier celebrates the legacy of the late Don Rickles on his birthday by sharing his backstage Vegas interview with the comedy legend and reminiscing with TV icon (and Don’s best friend) Bob Newhart, celebrity author and television editor Michael Starr, and Tony […]

Duration:01:13:27

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Actor Alan Ruck from ‘Succession’ and ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ LIVE at The Auditorium Theatre, Thursday May 2nd, 2024 with WGN’s Dave Plier

4/26/2024
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier welcomes actor Alan Ruck, whose most memorable roles include Cameron Frye in the John Hughes’ film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, as well as television roles as Stuart Bondek on the ABC sitcom Spin City, and of course Connor Roy on the HBO series Succession. Alan will be back in Chicago Thursday May 2nd, 2024 at The Auditorium Theatre, presenting a special showing of the […]

Duration:00:22:20

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Attorney and WGN Radio host Karen Conti’s new best-selling book: Killing Time with John Wayne Gacy

4/26/2024
WGN Radio’s Dave Plier sits down with WGN colleague Karen Conti to talk about her new book: Killing Time with John Wayne Gacy. Karen was the last person to represent executed serial killer John Wayne Gacy. Karen speaks about how she became a lawyer, how she got involved with this case, and more. Karen’s book can […]

Duration:00:17:12