Podcast: December 27, 2014

It’s chapter two of our Christmas shows featuring the music of the lovely Kathleen Keane and troubador Peter Brady as they entertain us and the gang from the Galway Sister Cities Committee at our Christmas Party with a bunch of classic Irish tunes including “The Galway Shawl” which moved our friend and immigration champion Billy […]

Podcast: December 20, 2014

Plumbers Union Local 130 Business Manager Jim Coyne and 2014 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Queen Lauren Catinella drop by the show to let all the lassies of Chicagoland know they must get their entries into the parade by January 2nd. Go to their website for all the info and also to learn about the upcoming annual corned beef and cabbage […]

Podcast: December 13, 2014

Skinny & Houli welcome Caroline Connors, who just retired from the Beverly Review,  to talk about all the great neighborhood stories she has covered in her 9 years with the paper, from meeting Mayors to covering folks celebrating the birthday of their dog, Caroline handled it all in Beverly with good humor and a great […]

Podcast: December 6, 2014

Skinny & Houli get into the Christmas spirit as they welcome old friend Dan McGuinness to the show to hear some tunes from this troubadour who is playing Fox’s Pizza at 95th and Cicero for the month of December. Danny plays Whiskey in the Jar, Wild Rover, and even Bad Moon Rising, sprinkled with some […]

Podcast: November 29, 2014

It’s the Skinny & Houli Thanksgiving show! We listen to our weekly session from Ireland featuring Irish cousins Paudie Sheahan, Murty Ryan, and Siobhain Peeples and then we call Paudie in Ireland around midnight his time to wish him a Happy Thanksgiving. Lots of funny stories told during this show! Also the announcement of entries […]

Podcast: November 22, 2014

Skinny opens the show with the sad news of the passing of his cousin Jim Sheahan a long-time member of Local 399, may he rest in peace. Then Peter Fasano of Pies By Fasano drops by with a box of pies for all of us and tells the story of how his dad started the company […]

Podcast: November 15, 2014

Joining the show this week is our new sponsor, Local 150 International Union of Operating Engineers, and we are proud to be working with them! Jam-packed show this week as we welcome Deidre Millane and Roisin Comer from the Irish Music School of Chicago to the show. Deidre hails from County Claire and Roisin from County Tipperary […]

Podcast: November 8, 2014

Houli out sick this week so Skinny recruits his brother John Sheahan and old pal Tommy McShane to talk to Bill Crawford, retired investrigative reporter and Pulitzer Prize winner from the Tribune, who just broke the story of Alstory Simon being released from prison after 15 years. Crawford has been working on this story for […]

Podcast: November 1, 2014

It’s the big reunion show of our 2014 Skinny & Houli Return to Ireland Tour and lots of folks drop by to tell us stories of their adventures with us in the Emerald Isle. A little bit of our Irish cousins Paudie Sheahan and Murty Ryan and finally our friend Phil Corridon from Kerry relates […]

Podcast: October 25, 2014

Catch the first post-mortem on The Skinny & Houli Show Tour to Ireland as the lads return to Chicago but have trouble with memories damaged by the destruction of many brain cells over the last week in the aul’ sod. Skinny claims there was hardly any conflict among the group and Houli observes, “Sometimes the […]