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From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Fanfiction February 5 rolls on with pieces both fictional and inspired by the power of fiction. Create, people!

From the podcast: Blank Cassette

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

This week, Charlie Madsen returns to discuss the timing of mixtapes, the unpredictability of pop music, his favorite artist of all time, and more!

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Luis put in his years as a Universal Studios tour guide so that you, the listener, could be regaled with tales ranging from giving a VIP tour to a certain CA Governator to the ridiculous costume his union rep was wearing when he was let go from the job. From Courthouse Square (downtown Hill Valley in Back to the Future) to Colonial Street (Wisteria Lane in Desperate Housewives), Luis knows the ins and outs of the lot so well it often distracts him when he's watching one of the plethora of projects that have shot there.

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, February 20th, 2017

It's time for our annual celebration of fanfiction - and this time, we invited Chicago mediamakers VStheUNIVERSE to join in!

From the podcast: Blank Cassette

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

This week, on the first Blank Cassette two-parter(!), LA-based writer Charlie Madsen shares side A of a 2006 tape, his first involving (then) popular music, and offers us insight into his visual method of maxing mixes. 

From the podcast: Talking Games

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

This week, Chicago Loot Drop founder Mike Chuck joins us to talk about the actual joys of games that repeat themselves. 

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Musical comedy duo The Doubleclicks remote in to chat with MBS about their favorite duos - from Fozzie and Kermit to R2-D2 and C-3PO, the ladies covered tons of kid-focused partners and compared and contrasted themselves along the way. As sisters Angela and Aubrey have a built-in partnership and reference base, and as artists they enjoy having music to explore their relationship to the world around them.

Podcast Episode

Meltdown, Part 2

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, February 13th, 2017

The second part of our show from the Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics is here for your enjoyment and sober reflection!

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Hooli offers a heartfelt apology for having an "inappropriate relationship with a tweet" during Super Bowl LI; we plug some players (and owners (and mascots!)) into the NBA Trade Machine; and we talk about all of the amazing comebacks (aka chokejobs) we've seen in sports this past year!

Podcast Episode

Kevin's Modern Love

From the podcast: Blank Cassette

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

This week, incredibly talented Chicago comics artist Kevin Budnik shares a playlist he made last Valentine's Day and discusses aesthetics, gender norms, nostalgia, genuine connection, and David Bowie -- sounds like Modern Love to me.

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