Podcast: May 30, 2015

Skinny and Houli welcome old pal Jim Riley of the late, great Riley’s Trick Shop as Jim talks to us about his retirement from the whoopie cushion game and into literature. Jim’s new book, “Oh Really, Riley?” has just been published and chronicles the history of the Trick Shop until the closing of its doors last November. Then we  play a great cut from the companion CD to Ireland:Crossroads of Design and Art at the Art Institute which has been extended to June 22nd. You won’t want to miss the upcoming Ceili at the Crossroads concert at the Art Institute on June 6th. Some Who Cares and Who Died and Skinny takes umbrage at Houli telling a funny story which erupts into a series of bleeps, don’t miss it!

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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