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Chicago History Podcast

From theater, music, sports, and architecture to true crime, disasters and the people behind it all, we discuss Chicago history and learn a little bit more about the greatest city in the world.

Recent Episodes

Oct. 23, 2021

Epsiode 324 - Original Sears Tower, The

The Sears Tower (now WIllis Tower) was once the tallest building in the world and is easily the most recognizable building in Chi…

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Oct. 16, 2021

Episode 323 - "Love, Charlie" - The Charlie Trotter Documentary with …

Charlie Trotter was Chicago's culinary bad-boy, paving the way for the celebrity chefs like Anthony Bourdain and Gordon Ramsay. T…

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Oct. 9, 2021

Episode 322 - Great Chicago Fire, The - The Ogden Mansion, The Barrac…

On this Great Chicago Fire-themed episode we discuss one home not destroyed by the fire – the Ogden mansion – and learn little mo…

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Oct. 2, 2021

Episode 321 - Great Chicago Fire with author Kate Hannigan, The / Sto…

A two-in-one episode! First I talk with local author Kate Hannigan about her book The Great Chicago Fire: Rising From the Ashes ,…

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Sept. 25, 2021

Episode 320 - Chicago's Old Main Post Office

For many coming into the city from the west, the drive on the Eisenhower Expressway under that massive building at Van Buren is t…

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Sept. 18, 2021

Episode 319 - LaSalle Hotel Fire of 1946, The

When it was built, it was called the “largest, safest, and modern hotel west of New York City,” but when a fire broke out there o…

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