Podcast: Dec. 28, 2013

It’s the Skinny & Houli New Years Show and to keep the holiday mood rolling, Peter and Eamonn Brady return to the show to perform several classics, including “I’ll Tell Me Ma”, “The Star of The County Down”, “Whiskey in the Jar”, and Eamonn performs a soulful rendition of “The Dutchman”. Later in the show, […]

Podcast: Dec. 21, 2013

Skinny & Houli welcome new sponsor, CF Bruckner & Son Plumbing, to the show and then visit with old friends this Christmas, Eamonn & Peter Brady from the legendary 1970’s folk band The Brogue. The lads are in fine voice as they sing “Risin’ Of The Moon”, “Jug of Punch”, and a lovely “Carrickfergus” from Pete. […]

Podcast: Dec. 14, 2013

Skinny & Houli welcome All-Ireland Champion fiddler Liz Carroll to the show to talk about her new CD “On the Offbeat”, lizcarroll.com, and hear her tell stories of growing up in Visitation parish on the Southside with her brother Tom and Irish parents. Liz performs several tunes from the new CD and even favors the […]

Podcast: December 7, 2013

Plumbers Union Local 130 Business Manager and Chairman of Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade,  Jim Coyne, visits Skinny & Houli with a bombshell! This years St. Pat’s Queen Contest will take place on Sunday, January 19th, a full month earlier than years past. This seismic shift is great news for all of Chicagoland because now […]

Podcast: Nov. 30, 2013

It’s the Skinny & Houli Thanksgiving weekend show and the lads welcome the inimitable Boz O’Brien, proprietor of the legendary saloon Reilly’s Daughter as Boz talks up the re-appearance of Johnny Lattner’s 1953 Heisman Trophy at Reilly’s in Midway airport for the next several weeks. Skinny, Houli, and Boz all trade stories about Lattner thru […]

Podcast: Nov. 23, 2012

Skinny & Houli visit with Cook County States Attorneys Peg Ogarek and John Maher, who prosecuted the pair of criminals who attacked Irish exchange student Natasha McShane and her friend Stacy Jurich. Get the inside details of this case and the interaction of the Irish American community in helping. How did the prosecutors get Marcy […]

Podcast: Nov. 16, 2013

Skinny & Houli welcome back Mike Haggerty Buick/GMC as sponsors and announce that Reilly’s Daughter will be hosting Johnny Lattner’s Heisman Trophy all this weekend at Reilly’s Daughter in Midway Airport. Then author John Engle drops by to promote his new book “Trinity Student Pranks: A History of Mischief & Mayhem” and tell us about his days […]

Podcast: Nov. 9, 2013

Show starts with a shout-out to Terry Mullen, owner of Fiddler’s Hearth in South Bend, Indiana. Then Bill Kelly, Division 1 Prez of The Ancient Order of Hibernians stops by to promote the big fundraiser on Friday Nov. 22nd at the Irish American Heritage Center to help defray lifelong medical expenses for The Natasha McShane. […]

Podcast: Nov. 2, 2013

Skinny is MIA this week helping out with Special Olympics so Houli welcomes the terrific young band, THE GREAT WHISKEY PROJECT. They’re launching their new CD “There Will Be Music When We’re Dead” at The Abbey on Saturday Nov. 23rd. The five musicians favor us with a half dozen numbers from their new CD and […]

Podcast: Oct. 26, 2013

Skinny & Houli return from their whirlwind trip to Ireland and recap the highlights of their tour with 25 listeners from the show. You can actually hear the fatigue in their voices as the lads recount all the adventures that took place over the last seven days in Galway, Ennis, Killarney, and Dublin with a […]