Podcast: Oct. 19, 2013

Chicago firefighter and author Matt Drew joins Skinny & Houli to talk over the historic Chicago Stockyard fire and other highlights of his terrific new book, “Shadows of Chicago”. A boisterous group of southsiders show up at Lizzie’s to cheer Matt on and the ensuing party is the perfect send-off before Skinny & Houli leave […]

Podcast: Oct. 12, 2013

Skinny & Houli vamp, as their scheduled guest is a no-show, once again the lads are stood up by a gorgeous Irish gal! Free-styling their way through the show Skinny tells funny stories of the Chicago Marathon which he successfully completed on Sunday following the show. We preview our trip to Ireland with a rundown […]

Podcast: Oct. 6, 2013

International Irish dancer/fiddler Katie Grennan stops by the Skinny & Houli Show directly from her Taiwan tour of “Magic of The Dance”. Katie is a native of Wexford, just outside Pittsburgh but now resides in Chicago, by way of the fighting Irish of Notre Dame where she was on the dance team for four years before […]

Podcast: Sept. 28, 2013

Skinny & Houli welcome Father Pat McDevitt, President of All Hallows College in Dublin, to the show. Father Pat grew up near Midway airport and now runs the college in Dublin, 13 acres right near Croke Park, where the Sheahan brothers stayed last year while in Erin for the Notre Dame game. Big fundraiser coming […]

Podcast: Sept. 22, 2013

Skinny & Houli welcome Chicago Firefighters Union Local 2 President Tom Ryan to the show and he brings his 29 years as a firefighter with him as he tells us some great stories of Chicago history and the CFD. Ryan is an informative and articulate spokesman for the men and women who risk their lives […]

Podcast: Sept. 14, 2013

Former Senator Alan Dixon calls into the Skinny & Houli Show and tells some great stories of his 43 years in elected office. Terrific interview! Then 2013 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Queen Bridget Fitzgerald talks about her prep for throwing out the first pitch at this Saturday night’s Sox game for “Half Way to St. […]

Podcast: Sept. 7, 2013

Local 130 Plumbers Union Business Manager Jim Coyne visits Skinny & Houli to promote the 1st Annual Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day party on Saturday Sept. 14th at Plumbers Hall, 1340 West Washington in Chicago. The party is a new fundraiser for The St. Patrick’s Day Parade and also will raise money for Miserecordia. Jim Coyne […]

Podcast: August 31, 2013

Skinny & Houli welcome newest sponsor Mike Haggerty Buick-GMC to the show; Mike & Dick Haggerty are cousins and old friends of Skinny & Houli. Then Maureen Joyce & Karen Pride drop by from Midway Airport to promote the upcoming Special Olympics 5K run right on the runways of Midway on Sunday Sept. 15th. Midway […]

Podcast: Aug. 24, 2013

Skinny & Houli welcome the cast of “MUSIC MAD” which returns Sept. 1st for an encore run at Chief O’Neill’s on Elston Avenue. Producer and writer of the show Adam Whiteman tells us how he researched the life of the great Chicago Police Commissioner Francis O’Neill and how O’Neill saved Irish music for generations to […]

Podcast: Aug. 17, 2013

Skinny & Houli welcome their special musical guest for their Irish tour in October, Kathleen Keane back to the show. Kathleen gives us a preview of coming attractions on the tour and promises meetups with fellow Irish musicians and family all across Ireland. She will host a sign-up party for the tour during the session Sunday […]