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.”

Podcast: November 11, 2017

Flood Bros. Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and the lads welcome Stephen Randles to the show as he reps Hyde Irish Whiskey and brings along samples. Hyde is a single malt whiskey with a “great finish” says Houli. Mr. Randles knows his whiskey and tells tales of the great Irish Statesman and former […]

Podcast: November 4, 2017

Flood Brothers Disposal present The Skinny & Houli Show and it’s the first show back since the lads tore up Ireland in October. Lots of funny memories get discussed and the needling continues between our hosts. Then we welcome Kate Galley and Ed Jacob of Franciscan Outreach to the show to talk up the great work […]

Podcast: October 28, 2017

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and this week the lads are in Ireland with 43 of our loyal listeners so we bring you another edition of “The Best of Skinny & Houli”, this week featuring our interview with legendary movie star and character actor M. Emmett Walsh who regales us with […]

Podcast: Oct. 21, 2017

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and the lads meet up tonight on the patio of Lizzie McNeill’s for probably the last outdoor taping of the year. Skinny and Houli are anxious because they are leaving for Ireland tomorrow and Houli tells his “Wal-Mart” story of the very helpful sales staff there. Then 43-year CFD veteran […]

Podcast: Oct. 14, 2017

Flood Bros. Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and this week we welcome an actual Irish Hurricane! Her name is Dolores Connolly, she’s from County Longford, and she is a dynamo, as she and The Great Jeanne Wrenn tell us the story of Concern USA and how the charity has saved millions of lives […]

Podcast: October 7, 2017

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and the lads present a special show tonight with an invited audience of all the folks going to Ireland with us later this month for our 2017 Return to Heaven Trip. We start off the show with the return of some of the very talented young […]

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 […]

Podcast: September 23, 2017

Flood Bros. Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and we’re delighted to have Eamonn Vaughan of Vaughan Hospitality on the show to talk about his career in the Irish Pub business, he owns six of them! Eamonn tells us how his parents brought him over on “holiday” from Ireland many years ago and he […]

Podcast: September 16, 2017

Flood Bros Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and we welcome back our favorite fiddler Katie Grennan and she tells us tales of touring with Gaelic Storm, her anticipatory excitement about joining Skinny and Houli once again in Ireland this October and plays some lovely tunes, including a special treat for Skinny’s birthday, “Ashokan […]

Podcast: September 9, 2017

Flood Bros. Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and we open the show with news of Skinny’s new used car. Then we’re joined by 16 year old Rachael Rutledge from the Murphy Roche Irish Music Club as she sings us a very funny tune, “I Wish I Was Singe Again”, by Patrick O’Toole, along […]