Podcast: September 30, 2017

Flood Bros. Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and this week’s show is another special presentation at Smith Village in our old neighborhood. We welcome back local lad and Irish balladeer Liam Durkin to the show and he puts on a helluva show with his unique versions of “Dirty Old Town”, “Fiddler’s Green”, “Red is the Rose”, “Irish Pub”, “Mother, My Mother” and “The Long Black Veil”. Also joining Skinny and Houli on the show is their old friend Mike “Pickle” Joyce, of The Celtic Boxing Club in Mount Greenwood and he tells us of the exhibition bouts he has planned for the weekend featuring The United States Military Academy (West Point) Boxing team facing off with some of Chicago’s toughest fighters with proceeds going to The Celtic Youth Foundation. Finally, we reminisce with Ann McGann and her daughter Margaret as we mourn the closing of their legendary banquet hall/bar/restaurant The Beverly Woods and all the stories and fond memories they and their family provided to everybody in our neighborhood for 63 years on Western Avenue. Gone but never forgotten! Tune into this nostalgic and memorable evening with Liam Durkin and Skinny and Houli and the gang at Smith Village.

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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