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The John Williams Podcast from 720 WGN

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Chicago, IL

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The John Williams Podcast from 720 WGN

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@wgnkingjohn

Language:

English


Episodes

The Mincing Rascals 2.8.22: Chicago mayoral race, SOTU recap, and AMC ticket prices

2/8/2023
The Mincing Rascals this week are John Williams of WGN Radio, Eric Zorn, Publisher of The Picayune Sentinel, and Austin Berg of the Illinois Policy Institute. This week, The Rascals discuss the latest mayoral poll showing that it’s a three-way race between Chuy Garcia, Mayor Lori Lightfoot, and Paul Vallas. And what about Willie Wilson? Is he still a viable candidate? With […]

Duration:00:50:17

Best prop bets for Super Bowl LVII

2/8/2023
Fox Sports and New England Sports Network betting analyst Sam Panayotovich joins John Williams to talk about Chicago’s connection to one of the greatest prop bets in Super Bowl history and some of the more interesting prop bets for Super Bowl LVII. Sam also breaks down the game and tells us why he thinks former Texas Tech great […]

Duration:00:18:25

Ald. Sophia King: ‘We can both uplift police and hold them accountable’

2/8/2023
4th Ward Alderwoman and candidate for mayor Sophia King joins John Williams to tout her accomplishments and what she would do if she was elected to be the next mayor of Chicago. Ald. King talks about what she would do with the Chicago Bears and her plan for policing and combating crime.

Duration:00:10:35

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part DVIII, 2.8.23

2/8/2023
John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@wgnradio.com!

Duration:00:02:56

Eric Zorn: Paul Vallas will be in the runoff election

2/7/2023
Eric Zorn, Publisher of The Picayune Sentinel, joins John Williams to talk about how the winners of the snow plow naming contest show that Chicagoans are stuck in the past. Also, Eric shares his thoughts on the Chicago mayoral race and why he thinks Paul Vallas will make the runoff election.

Duration:00:17:32

Dr. Michael Bauer: Keys to improving heart health

2/7/2023
Dr. Michael Bauer, Medical Director at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, joins John Williams to talk about how we are doing this winter with COVID, flu, and RSV, the keys to improving our heart health, why you shouldn’t be afraid to travel this spring, and the importance of getting up to date on all of your vaccines.

Duration:00:13:13

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part DVII, 2.7.23

2/7/2023
John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@wgnradio.com!

Duration:00:03:08

Laura Washington: Criminals know that police are overwhelmed

2/6/2023
Laura Washington, contributing columnist for the Chicago Tribune and political analyst for ABC-7, joins John Williams to talk about her recent piece about mayoral candidate Willie Wilson’s ‘hunt them down like a rabbit’ comment and Chicago’s problem with violence.

Duration:00:18:31

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part DVI, 2.6.23

2/6/2023
John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@wgnradio.com!

Duration:00:02:51

How to evaluate and treat childhood obesity

2/3/2023
Dr. Ihuoma Eneli, one of the authors of the American Academy of Pediatrics new guidelines on childhood obesity, joins John Williams to talk about the new guidelines, how they define obesity in a clinical setting, what percentage of U.S. children are obese, the importance of being careful with words and avoiding words like ‘fat’ and […]

Duration:00:15:58

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi: Why the U.S. is not shooting down Chinese balloon right now

2/3/2023
U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi joins John Williams to tell us everything we know about the suspected Chinese spy balloon that is flying over the United States.

Duration:00:09:38

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, The Best Of, 2.3.23

2/3/2023
Enjoy this edition of “The Best of Speed Jokes.” What was your favorite joke of the week? Keep sending your jokes to JohnWilliams@wgnradio.com!

Duration:00:04:32

Dr. Pattani: Flossing and its connection to heart health

2/3/2023
Dr. Amar Pattani, family dentist at Main Street Smiles at 312 W Main Street in Barrington, talks to John about flossing and its connection to heart health, how often a person should floss, and what we should know about using mouthwash. Dr. Pattani also answers all of your dental-related questions.

Duration:00:16:39

Nutrition expert Dawn Jackson Blatner: Build better heart health

2/2/2023
Author and food and nutrition expert Dawn Jackson Blatner joins John Williams to talk about February being Heart Health Month, four behaviors and four health factors that are keys to a healthy heart, what needs to be done to address childhood obesity, and what type of milk we should be drinking. Also, Dawn answers all of your health and […]

Duration:00:15:26

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part DV, 2.2.23

2/2/2023
John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@wgnradio.com!

Duration:00:03:43

Pastor Corey Brooks announces $8 million donation from the McCormick Foundation

2/1/2023
Pastor Corey Brooks tells of the $8 million match gift to build the community center.

Duration:00:12:42

David Hochberg: Great time for first-time homebuyers

2/1/2023
Mortgage and real estate expert David Hochberg joins John Williams to talk about why he’s feeling good about mortgage interest rates, why now is a great time for first-time homebuyers to purchase a home, and what you should know about adjustable rate mortgages right now. David also answers all of your mortgage questions. David hosts “Home […]

Duration:00:10:21

The Mincing Rascals 2.1.23: Mayoral forum recap, Tyre Nichols death, Netflix password sharing crackdown

2/1/2023
The Mincing Rascals are John Williams of WGN Radio, Eric Zorn of The Picayune Sentinel and The Daily Herald, Austin Berg of the Illinois Policy Institute, and Brandon Pope, host of ‘On the Block‘ on WCIU. This week, the Rascals break down the latest mayoral forum hosted by WGN-TV. What were the biggest takeaways from the forum? North side alderman Tom Tunney […]

Duration:01:01:28

Rep. LaHood: There should be adequate punishment for mishandling classified documents

2/1/2023
U.S. Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL 16) joins John Williams to talk about introducing legislation along with his colleague Mike Quigley (D-IL-05) to implement stronger enforcement for mishandling of classified documents.

Duration:00:09:55

John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes, Part DIV, 2.1.23

2/1/2023
John Williams brings you a round of Speed Jokes. Keep sending yours to JohnWilliams@wgnradio.com!

Duration:00:03:23