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Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder

Interviews


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Chicago, IL

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Interviews

Language:

English

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312-981-7200


Episodes

It’s time to prep your turkey: How to prepare your Thanksgiving turkey for roasting

11/20/2019
For more than 37 years, millions of Thanksgiving cooks have reached out to Butterball® Turkey Talk-Line® experts for tried and true holiday meal prep tips and advice. Nicole Johnson is the Co-Director for the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line. She joins Wendy Snyder and Dane Neal over the phone to talk about the best ways to thaw, stuff, prepare, cook and carve your turkey for Thanksgiving. She also gives listeners advice on how to buy the right size turkey for any sized […]

Duration:00:20:09

Time Out Market Chicago opens its doors on Thursday in the West Loop!

11/20/2019
Wendy Snyder and Dane Neal speak with Morgan Olsen, Editor of Time Out Chicago and Chef John Manion of El Che Steakhouse & Bar and Lost Larson, about the grand opening of Time Out Market Chicago. This 50,000-square-foot culinary destination features over 15 of Chicago’s best chefs, three beautiful bars (plus a hidden speakeasy), an action-packed demonstration kitchen and an all-season rooftop. Olsen and Manion talk about the mission behind the market, what each of the new eateries has to...

Duration:00:12:58

Children’s book author Robin Stevenson speaks on being reinvited to the area after her school visit in Wheaton was canceled due to LGBT content in her book

11/20/2019
On Oct. 2, children’s book author Robin Stevenson was set to speak at Wheaton’s Longfellow Elementary School to talk about activism and her new book, “Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change” with several fourth and fifth-grade students. On Oct. 1, Stevenson says she received an email from her publisher, telling her that her appearance had been canceled due to a Longfellow parent being concerned that historical figures featured in Stevenson’s book are champions of...

Duration:00:19:54

Wendy and Dane Neal Full Show 11.20.19

11/20/2019
Today on the show, Dane Neal fills in for Bill Leff! Robin Stevenson, award-winning children’s book author, discusses her book Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change. Morgan Olsen, Editor of Time Out Chicago and Chef John Manion of El Che Steakhouse & Bar and Lost Larson gives us a sneak peek of tomorrow’s grand opening of Time Out Market Chicago. After that, we talk turkey with Nicole Johnson, Butterball Turkey Talk Line Co-Director. You can find Bill […]

Duration:01:07:09

Wendy and Dane Neal Bonus Hour 11.20.19

11/20/2019
Today on the bonus hour, Dane Neal fills in for Bill Leff! Wendy and Dane reminisce about their favorite Thanksgiving traditions with their families! Then, they play a Thanksgiving Mad Lib game with WGN Radio’s Kim Gordon! You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, then streaming on WGN Extra from noon to 1 p.m.

Duration:00:43:53

#TechTuesday with CNET’s Bridget Carey: Don’t wait on Black Friday for tech deals. Some of the best deals are happening now

11/19/2019
Bill and Wendy speak with CNET Senior Editor Bridget Carey. Every Tuesday, Bridget joins the show to share on the latest in technology news. This week, Bridget shares some tips on how to save money on the biggest Black Friday deals. Plus, the Motorola Razr flip phone is back, but we still have some unanswered questions about the $1,500 foldable phone. After that, Bridget tells us about Vizio adding Disney Plus chromecast support in December. You can find Bill and […]

Duration:00:09:38

A holiday spectacle like no other: The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

11/19/2019
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival is a can’t-miss holiday event in Chicago. Bill and Wendy sit down with Gail Spreen, Volunteer Chairman of the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, to talk about this year’s festivities! The 28th annual festival kicks off the 2019 holiday season on Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23. On Friday, guests can enjoy the magical holiday fun at the Lights Festival Lane at Pioneer Court on Michigan Avenue […]

Duration:00:11:00

Bill and Wendy Full Show 11.19.19: White Castle and the Mag Mile Lights Festival!

11/19/2019
Black Friday is right around the corner. Bridget Carey from CNET shares the best ways to save the most money on tech gifts for the entire family. Darrin Cotton, Chicago Regional District Supervisor for White Castle, stops by to talk about the restaurant’s rich history and the all-time favorite White Castle turkey stuffing recipe. Plus, Gail Spreen previews this year’s Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show...

Duration:01:12:17

Bill and Wendy Bonus Hour 11.19.19: The new cinnamon Coca-Cola tastes like…

11/19/2019
Today on the bonus hour, Bill and Wendy discuss a variety of topics including the Jeffrey Epstein case, Hallmark Movies, the best shows and movies to binge-watch during the holidays, and much more. Oh, and the gang taste test the new cinnamon Coca-Cola! You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, then streaming on WGN Extra from noon to 1 p.m.

Duration:00:43:55

How to Use White Castle Original Sliders in Turkey Stuffing

11/19/2019
White Castle Original Sliders in stuffing? You might be thinking, “No way”! But, the team from White Castle stopped by the studio to show Bill and Wendy that sliders are a perfect ingredient to everyone’s favorite holiday side dish. Try White Castle’s Turkey Stuffing recipe and check out how some local Chicago bloggers put their own spin on the recipe: Recipe suggestions: Queen of the Land of Twigs ‘N Berries Flo’s Favorites Kimchi and Beans Chicago Foodie Sisters Bunny and […]

Duration:00:18:00

The ‘feisty’ Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn has a life hack that we think you should know about…

11/18/2019
The beloved and extremely popular Eric Zorn from the Chicago Tribune checks in with Bill and Wendy! They talk about the Cubs’ new TV network, Marquee Sports Network, and their carriage talks with Dish Network. Plus, a life hack alert. Eric shares how to adjust the playback speed on the impeachment inquiry on YouTube. You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, then streaming on WGN Extra […]

Duration:00:19:13

New York Times journalists Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly open up about Brett Kavanaugh in their explosive new book

11/18/2019
Bill and Wendy sit down with New York Times journalists Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly. Pogrebin and Kelly are authors of the newly published book, “The Education of Brett Kavanaugh.” In this interview, Pogrebin and Kelly open up about their initial reporting on the alleged past sexual misconduct of the Supreme Court Justice, where we are one year later, and their deeply reported account of the events leading to the explosive hearing from the book. You can find Bill and […]

Duration:00:19:36

Bill and Wendy Full Show 11.18.19: Let’s play that back again…

11/18/2019
New York Times Journalists Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly joined us in-studio to talk about their powerful book, “The Education of Brett Kavanaugh.” Eric Zorn from the Chicago Tribune talks about the Cubs’ new TV network, Marquee Sports Network and their carriage talks with Dish Network. Plus, a life hack alert. Eric tells us how to adjust the playback speed on the impeachment inquiry on YouTube. You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show airs...

Duration:01:11:13

Bill and Wendy Bonus Hour 11.18.19: Ah, the good old days of Service Merchandise and Zayre

11/18/2019
Happy Monday! Today on the bonus hour, Bill and Wendy talk about Aldi’s Kevin the Carrot, Cinnamon Coke, what killed certain department stores like Service Merchandise and Zayre, and more! You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, then streaming on WGN Extra from noon to 1 p.m.

Duration:00:43:57

Decider.com’s Alexander Zalben top picks to watch for the weekend: “The Mandalorian,” “Klaus,” “Earthquake Bird,” “Dollface”

11/15/2019
Bill and Wendy chat with Alexander Zalben from Decider.com. Every Friday, Alex joins the show to discuss the latest news on television. This week, “The Mandalorian,” a new Star Wars series, premieres on Disney Plus on Friday. Also, new on Netflix this week, “Klaus” starring J.K. Simmons and “Earthquake Bird” starring Alicia Vikander and Riley Keough. Alex also breaks down Hulu’s breakup comedy “Dollface.” You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy...

Duration:00:17:04

Esther Povitsky discusses her role on Hulu’s “Dollface”

11/15/2019
Actress and comedian Esther Povitsky stopped by the Bill and Wendy show to discuss her role on Hulu’s “Dollface.” Esther talks about her Chicago/Skokie roots, how she got into the world of comedy, working with Kat Dennings and Margot Robbie, her upcoming show at Lincoln Hall in December, and more. Dollface premieres on Friday, November 15th on Hulu. You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, then...

Duration:00:11:24

Mark Plotnick and Jim Summaria on their new book “Classic Rock: Photographs from Yesterday and Today”

11/15/2019
Bill and Wendy sit down with Mark Plotnick and Jim Summaria to chat about their book, “Classic Rock: Photographs from Yesterday and Today.” Jim speaks on his insider experiences as a rock and roll concert photographer since the early 1970s. Plus, Mark talks about his life as being a writer and how he researched the book’s engaging facts and figures, figures, trivia, and quotes. For more information about the book, visit Jim’s website http://www.jimsummariaphoto.com. Catch Mike and Jim at the...

Duration:00:19:22

Bill and Wendy Full Show 11.15.19: Rock on Friday!

11/15/2019
Actress, comedian, and fellow Chicagoan Esther Povitsky chats about her new show on Hulu, “Dollface.” Alexander Zalben from Decider.com brings us the latest news in television including the first Star Wars series, “The Mandalorian.” Plus, Mark Plotnick and Jim Summaria break down the how’s and why’s of their book, “Classic Rock: Photographs from Yesterday and Today.” You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday through Friday from 10...

Duration:01:10:41

Bill and Wendy Bonus Hour 11.15.19: Naked bobbleheads, house sitting disasters, and more…

11/15/2019
Today on the bonus hour, Bill and Wendy discuss naked bobbleheads! They also explain how they found out about sex from their parents, house sitting disasters, and a bathroom without doors? Yeah, things get a little bit crazy on the show. You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, then streaming on WGN Extra from noon to 1 p.m.

Duration:00:46:04

Dean Richards reviews “Charlie’s Angels,” “Ford V Ferrari,” “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood,” “Marriage Story” & “The Good Liar.”

11/14/2019
Bill and Wendy get visited by WGN’s very own Dean Richards. They talk about Disney Plus warning viewers of “outdated cultural depictions” in certain movies. Plus, Dean reviews “Charlie’s Angels,” “Ford V Ferrari,” “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood,” “Marriage Story” & “The Good Liar.” You can find Bill and Wendy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The Bill and Wendy Show airs Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, then streaming on WGN Extra from noon to 1 p.m.

Duration:00:20:20