Podcast: October 4, 2014

Chicago Marathon Race Director Cary Pinkowski visits the show to hype the upcoming marathon on Sunday, October 12th, which brings 40,000 runners to Chicago. Skinny will run his 42nd marathon this year!

Then M. Emmet Walsh, perhaps the greatest character actor of our generation, visits with Skinny & Houli to talk about his career. Walsh is currently starring in The Night Alive, at Steppenwolf and Chicago is blessed to have him in town through November 16th. Eavesdrop on the conversation as this “actor’s actor” reminisces on some of his 114 films, including Midnight Cowboy, Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, Brubaker, Straight Time, and The Jerk. Very cool interview.

Then our Irish cousins Paudie Sheahan and Murty Ryan return with the craic from Ennis. Enjoy the extended play of their music on this podcast. This show is a keeper!

About Mike Houlihan

Mike Houlihan is the writer and star of the independent feature film “Tapioca,” also starring Ben Vereen and Tim Kazurinsky.. Mike began his professional career in show business 36 years ago as an apprentice actor with the American Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford, Ct. Mike Houlihan is Chicago’s own “triple threat” writer, producer, and performer whose talents have earned him the respect and confidence of our media community. He is a former weekly features columnist for The Chicago Sun-Times, “Houli in ’da Hood,” and since 1996 has written his humor column in The Irish American News, “Hooliganism.”

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