Podcast: May 28, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and the guys start out by filling us in on the breakfast they attended in aid of Kerry GAA’s new Center of Excellence. The guys interviewed Irish Gaelic Games commentator, Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh, who spoke fondly of our own PJ O’Dea. They also chatted with former Minister of Culture, Jimmy Deenihan, who spoke highly of the strong connection between Chicago and Ireland and the future of that relationship. If you wish to help out in funding the new Center, you can email hiberniantransmedia@gmail.com for details. This week’s guest is author and screenwriter, Dennis Foley. Dennis’ new film, ‘Not a stranger’, is premiering at The Beverly Arts Center on June 10th, 11th and 18th with the opening night already sold out! Django Unchained actor, James Russo, leads and directs the film with some local actors appearing too. Dennis fills us in on how he came up with the idea for the story and he also tells us about his new book coming out in September, ‘We speak Chicagoese’. Our very own Houli has a featured story in the book along with other writers and poets. We can’t wait to read it! We learn about the upcoming events in the community including our annual trip to Ireland. As always, we’re brought up to speed with what’s going on in pop culture in our ‘Who Cares?’ segment and we hear the local death notices in ‘Who Died?’. We have great interviewees this week, folks, so have a listen!

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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