Podcast: Dec. 31, 2011

Skinny & Houli visit with old friends in this very special New Years broadcast, featuring legendary Irish footballer P.J. O’Dea from County Clare, retired Chicago cop and raconteur Jack Wright, and our own “History Detective” Rick Barrett. The stories flow in this retrospective extravaganza and the lads toss in their very popular “Who Cares?” segment […]

Podcast: Dec. 24, 2011

It’s the Skinny & Houli Christmas Show and it is a classic, featuring not only “Der Bingle” singing White Christmas and Christmas in Killarney, but the childhood Christmas memories of Skinny & Houli that will leave you laughing and reaching for your glass. Listen to the lads banter through Christmas stories that you won’t hear […]

Podcast: Dec. 17, 2011

Skinny & Houli welcome Michael Cino to the show. He’s in the midst of reviving the Chicago chapter of The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and he’s concentrating on Lincoln Park parishes to get the Society up to speed and hopefully commandeer a Northside Irish Parade as soon as they can. Houli arrives fresh from […]

Podcast: Dec. 10, 2011

Skinny & Houli chew the fat with 2nd Ward Alderman (and Mendel alum) Bob Fioretti as they talk about his great work over the last several years turning his ward around. Also, plenty of Blago banter, cursing out of the creeps who brutalized our pal Father Danny Mallette at St. Margaret of Scotland and the […]

Podcast: Dec. 3, 2011

Skinny & Houli welcome 38th Ward Alderman Tim Cullerton to the studio and they discuss his 40-year career as a union electrician for the City of Chicago and Hawthorne Racecourse. Tim tells us about his family and all the Cullerton connections in Chicago politics, going back to the early 1840’s in Chicago. We spice it […]

Podcast: Nov. 26, 2011

Skinny & Houli host their Christmas party at Hawthorne Racecourse and welcome Hawthorne President Tim Carey to talk about another attempt at bringing jobs to Illinois with slots at the racetracks legislation that Governor Quinn can’t seem to understand. Tricia The Loop Rock Girl also drops by and Skinny recruits her for the Polar Plunge […]

Podcast: Nov. 19, 2011

Skinny & Houli lay out the details for their Christmas Party taping at Hawthorne Racecourse on Friday Nov. 25th, the day after Thanksgiving. Join us as we play the ponies, connect with our audience, jump on a $30 open bar and buffet for 3 hours as we kick off the holiday season.  We start taping […]

Podcast: Nov. 12, 2011

Skinny and Houli welcome their old friend Peter Nolan to the show to talk about his book, “Campaign!” Nolan is a retired broadcast journalist who covered politics in Chicago and found his stories in the back alleys, basements, and kitchens of Chicago. His award winning work at NBC and CBS in Chicago made him a […]

Podcast: Nov. 5, 2011

Big news from the Skinny & Houli Show today. Irish American audiences can now have twice as much fun each weekend as the Skinny & Houli Show expands to broadcasting every Sunday night from 8:05PM-9PM on WCEV 1450 AM. The Sunday night edition of The Skinny & Houli Show is a re-broadcast of their immensely […]

Podcast: Oct. 29, 2011

It’s a spooky Halloween show.  Skinny calls in from Florida as Houli welcomes special guest, award-winning Chicago Sun-Times Obituary writer Maureen O’Donnell. All of us read the “Irish comics”, i.e., the death notices, every day and Maureen enlightens us with stories of some very lively dead people she has discovered over the years. The world […]