Podcast: December 26, 2015

Flood Brothers present The Skinny & Houli Christmas Show! Skinny & Houli welcome newly appointed Consul General of Ireland Orla McBreen to Chicago and the show. She’s a lovely gal, mother of two young boys, from County Meath and she is a delightful personality. The lads manage to get her life story out of her […]

Podcast: December 19, 2015

Flood Brothers Disposal present Skinny & Houli as they welcome their annual Christmas musical guest, Kilkenny’s coolest cat, Peter Brady back to the show for the third year running and Pete does not disappoint as he brings a bunch of tunes from Santa including “Winter Wonderland”, “The Stone Outside Dan Murphy’s Door”, “Dan O’Hara”, “Courting […]

Podcast: December 12, 2015

Dan McGuinness returns to the show for his fourth Christmas season as he once again will be in residence for the holidays at Fox’s Restaurant in Oak Lawn at 95th and Cicero. With shout-outs to his dad Terry from Dublin, Dan rips it up with “Who’ll Stop The Rain” and a cut from his CD, […]

Podcast: December 5, 2015

We return from the holiday refreshed and bloated and Skinny tells us some Thanksgiving stories as we shout out to the Nee Sisters from the Irish American Heritage Center and salute the Flood Brothers for their recent honor with the Order of St. Patrick for their major role in the promotion of Irish heritage. Then […]

Podcast: November 28, 2015

It’s The Skinny & Houli Thanksgiving Show with a “Best of” our favorite folks, including newly elected Irish American Heritage Center President Geno Cooney, Kathleen Keane and her tin whistle, legendary squeeze boxer Jimmy Keane plays “Far From Home”, Kevin Flynn breaks out “”Back in the Day”, and finally Katie Grennan, (katiegrennan.com) delivers the goods […]

Podcast: November 21, 2015

Singer/songwriter/chiropractor Michael McVady visits the show and croons a bunch of tunes while recounting his roots at Little Flower parish and St. Laurence HS on the southside of Chicago. Then Skinny tells us his Thanksgiving story of his brother John’s treachery involving his mother’s mahoganny buffet. Some cogent Who Cares and Who Died and then Dr. […]

Podcast: November 14, 2015

Old friend and sponsor Boz O’Brien of Reilly’s Daughter Irish Pub returns to the show with big news about the resurrection of Reilly’s in the exact same location they left 14 years ago. Boz is a born storyteller and doesn’t disappoint with tales of turkeys and undertakers taking bribes. Lorena Bobbitt shows up in our […]

Podcast: November 7, 2015

Skinny returns from a successful marathon in Dublin with stories to tell. Then old friend Pete Fasano, “the pie man”, from Fasano Pies drops with plenty of pie and stories. Peter’s grandfather Joe started the company in 1946 and they still serve 19 varieties of pie. It’s pie season so check out Fasano Pies for […]

Podcast: October 31, 2015

Skinny is in Ireland so Chicago Rose of Tralee, Maeve McSweeney, sits in for him and brings some much-needed class to the show! Maeve is going to Belarus in February to help the Children of Chernobyl and you can help her by visiting her GoFundMe page. Then we welcome singer/songwriter Aaron Wilhoft, to the show […]

Podcast: October 24, 2015

We start the show with a big shout out to Bronagh Kelleher of The Fitzwilliam Hotel in Dublin where Skinny will be staying during his marathon run there this week.  Then we’re visited by harpist Aislinn Gagliardi and her heavenly sounds as she promotes her upcoming CD launch of “The Thin Place” with fellow Irish […]