Podcast: November 19, 2016

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny and Houli show and our hosts begin this week’s show by discussing their Thanksgiving plans and by looking back over old TV shows and movies. Our first guest this week is one of the most renowned Irish singers in all of Chicago, Catherine O’Connell. Catherine sang at Maureen O’Hara’s funeral upon request and she tells us stories about when she met the wonderful actress and their relationship. Catherine discusses her singing career, family and her Irish heritage with Skinny and Houli. These three get on like a house on fire and the craic between them is mighty! Our second guest is former writer at Sun-Times, Abdon Pallasch. He tells us about the upcoming article in The Irish American Magazine about Chicago’s Irish and how they hope to make it an annual thing. Our hosts have many hilarious stories to share with us and we have our usual ‘Who Cares?’ and ‘Who Died?’ segments. We hear some tunes from Catherine’s CD, available at CDbaby and we end the show with her rendition of ‘Inisfree’. Tune in next week for our ‘Best of..’ show!

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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