Podcast: October 18, 2014

Taped on the night before Skinny & Houli depart for their second annual tour through Ireland, you can feel the anticipation in the air at Lizzie McNeill’s. We welcome new sponsor Steppenwolf Theatre to the show and then visit with a trio of Irish storytellers including Jessie Ann Foley, Matt Martin, and Tommy Finnegan who […]

Podcast: October 11, 2014

While we were taping at Lizzie McNeill’s a couple came in with their little baby. The kid took one look at Skinny and thus began a fifteen minutes session of crying and screaming from this very frightened baby. Luckily we had Jim Riley of the fabled Riley’s Trick Shop with us as he told us […]

Podcast: October 4, 2014

Chicago Marathon Race Director Cary Pinkowski visits the show to hype the upcoming marathon on Sunday, October 12th, which brings 40,000 runners to Chicago. Skinny will run his 42nd marathon this year! Then M. Emmet Walsh, perhaps the greatest character actor of our generation, visits with Skinny & Houli to talk about his career. Walsh […]

Podcast: September 27, 2014

Skinny & Houli welcome Irish filmmakers Dave Farrell and his son Colin right after they touched down in Chicago for the Chicago Premiere of their terrific new film about the 1916 Easter Rising. The film opened to a sold-out audience Friday at the Gene Siskel Film Center and rave review from Rick Kogan in the Tribune. […]

Podcast: September 20, 2014

Skinny & Houli take to the phone to speak across the ocean to Dave Farrell and his son Colin in Dublin. The Farrells are the producers of the dazzling new docu-drama “A Terrible Beauty” about the six days of the 1916 Easter Rising which proclaimed Ireland as an independent nation. The film will premiere in […]

Podcast: September 13, 2014 – 5th Anniversary Special

5th Anniversary celebration of The Skinny & Houli Show features Consul General of Ireland Aidan Cronin  on the show as we discuss his tenure in Chicago and upcoming plans for the 1916 centennial celebration in Ireland and Chicago. Aidan talks of the great history of the Irish in Chicago, the potential for Irish citizens abroad […]

Podcast: September 6, 2014

Skinny opens the show with a shout out to his cousin in Limerick Michael Sheahan who just jumped out of a plane to raise $10K for brain aneurism research, God bless him! Then the lovely Lauren Catinella, 2014 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Queen stops by to chat with the lads about the upcoming Halfway to […]

Podcast: August 30, 2014

Skinny & Houli welcome Stacy Jurich to the show. Stacy was the witness for the prosecution in the vicious baseball bat assault case of Stacy and her Irish exchange student friend Natasha McShane. Stacy tells the courageous story of how she fought off the attacker that night over four years ago in Bucktown, taking blows […]

Podcast: Aug. 23, 2014

Skinny loses his way back after golfing so Houli flies solo on this one as he welcomes old friend Kevin Egan from Hop The Pond, along with Dermot Walsh and Jim Sheehan. These three young fellas from Ireland have formed Atlantic Sound Music Festival here in Chicago, which will be Thursday, August 28th and Friday, […]

Podcast: Aug 16, 2014

The lovely, talented, and gorgeous International Irish dancer and fiddler Katie Grennan returns to the show to give us a preview of The Skinny & Houli Return to Ireland Tour 2014. Katie is featured in the August issue of Irish Dancing Magazine and is our special musical guest on our tour in October. More info […]