Chicago Podcasts

A curated podcast list by
Profile Owner
Brent Hand
Creation Date February 10th, 2019
Updated Date Updated March 12th, 2019
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Hysteria 51

Hysteria 51 is a weekly “odd-cast” that takes an every-man approach to conspiracy theories, aliens, mysteries, paranormal, the unusual, and the unexplained. Hosts John Goforth, Brent Hand, and Conspiracy Bot (a cranky robot bent on world domination who also happens to be the show’s head researcher) examine a different topic each week and generally come to one conclusion…the truth is out there, but you won’t find it here.

Blurry Photos

A podcast that explores the unexplained and explains the unexplored, Blurry Photos seeks the facts behind the fiction of the world’s most fascinating, unbelievable, and chilling mysteries and legends. Focusing on lesser-known topics of Forteana, conspiracy, history, and folklore, Blurry Photos is driven by the desire for a better understanding of fringe subjects through research, storytelling, and rational thinking. Prepare your butts, because it’s time to learn something weird.

Mysterious Chicago

Tales from Chicago History, explorations of cool places, and more!

Knowledge Fight

Each episode, Dan and Jordan take a look at some clips from that day's Alex Jones Show and struggle to make sense of what they find.

Chicago's Newsradio

Chicago's News in 2 minutes!

Hello From The Magic Tavern

Arnie Niekamp fell through a dimensional portal behind a Burger King into the fantastical land of Foon. He's still getting a slight wifi signal, so he uploads a weekly podcast from the tavern the Vermilion Minotaur where he interviews wizards, monsters and adventurers. It's a major discovery!

Chicago's Legal Latte

The attorneys of Lavelle Law Ltd. address a variety of legal topics.

Chris Chicago's Artist Spotlight

Chris Chicago is the founder of JamTheHype.com and is now the Radio Host for Rapzilla.com's #1 syndicated radio program, Rapzilla.com LIVE, he also hosts a top morning show in Houston, TX on 91.7 NGEN Radio. Chicago is passionate about Christian Music, especially CHH. This short podcast will shine the spotlight on artists to help bring their story and music to a worldwide audience. Subscribe to this podcast and get ready for a fun adventure as we discover new artist and new music together!

Chicago's Alternative News

Get the news that the Mainstream Broadcasters don't want you to hear! Check us out online at https://www.chicagosalternative.com

Chicagoland's Largest Playground

A podcast that takes you a short drive from Chicago, along the towns of the Illinois & Michigan Canal, Route 66 and Starved Rock State Park.

Redemption Center Chicago's podcast

Redemption Center Chicago is a church planted on January 5th in Hyde Park, Chicago. We believe in a good God that desires us to destroy the works of the enemy with His love. We meet each sunday @ 930am in Harper Theater located at 5238 S. Harper Ave.

This American Life

This American Life is a weekly public radio show, heard by 2.2 million people on more than 500 stations. Another 2.5 million people download the weekly podcast. It is hosted by Ira Glass, produced in collaboration with Chicago Public Media, delivered to stations by PRX The Public Radio Exchange, and has won all of the major broadcasting awards.

Friendshipping!

How do I quit feeling so jealous of successful friends? Can I befriend my ex? Should I ask my coworker why she unfollowed me on Twitter? Every week Jenn & Trin answer your questions about friendship! We try to advise on the tricky stuff that's making you feel weird. Write us your questions at FriendshippingPodcast@gmail.com. Remember that we're not therapists or doctors, although we have spent plenty of time with them. ____________________ (New to the show? Well hi! This episode is a great place to start. This one, too.)

Bad at Sports

Bad At Sports is a weekly podcast about contemporary art. Founded in 2005, the series focuses on presenting the practices of artists, curators, critics, dealers, various other arts professionals through an online audio format.

Chewing

Food and health podcast by Chicago Tribune Food & Dining reporter Louisa Chu and WBEZ Food & Health reporter Monica Eng.

The Axe Files with David Axelrod

David Axelrod, the founder and director of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, brings you The Axe Files, a series of revealing interviews with key figures in the political world. Go beyond the soundbites and get to know some of the most interesting players in politics. This show is moving to Luminary! For more, go to LuminaryPodcasts.com.

Good Beer Hunting

GBH is not a voice speaking only from the outside looking in, but rather, from the middle of some of the most rapidly changing dynamics that any U.S. industry has ever seen. The interviews go deeper and the articles work harder to balance the culture of craft beer with the businesses it supports, shifting the conversation with our readers toward the future of the industry we love and the tenacity of its ideals.

Sound Opinions

Sound Opinions is the World's only rock and roll talkshow. Hosted by Jim DeRogatis of WBEZ and Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune. Each week Jim and Greg bring you the latest music reviews. Plus, tune in to hear exclusive interviews and performances. Sound Opinions is a production of WBEZ Chicago and distributed by PRX. Updated weekly.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

NPR's weekly current events quiz. Have a laugh and test your news knowledge while figuring out what's real and what we've made up.

Curious City

Ask questions, vote and discover answers about Chicago, the region and its people. From WBEZ.

Nerdette

Nerdette is a safe space for nerding out about all the things you're watching, reading, and encountering IRL. Interviews with your favorite (or soon-to-be favorite) authors, artists, astronauts, and more.

The Chicago Audible - Chicago Bears Podcast and Postgame Show

We believe that Chicago Bears fans deserve a premium podcast that keeps them up-to-date in the offseason and provides them with in-depth analysis throughout the season. That is why our team (Will DeWitt, Brandon Hazlett and Nicholas Moreano) breaks down the biggest news all year long as soon as it happens. Whether you re amongst the thousands of Bears Fans scattered around the world looking for a way to connect with your favorite team, or you live in Chicago and are a season ticket holder, The Chicago Audible is the podcast to keep you in the know and make you a smarter Bears fan along the way.

Bear Download — A Chicago Bears podcast

Chicago Bears podcast featuring Chicago Tribune Bears writers Dan Wiederer and Rich Campbell.

Pro Football Weekly: Chicago

Exclusive news and analysis from Hub Arkush and our team professional football in Chicago. Professional football served Chicago style.

Chicago Unbelievable: The Podcast 2.0

Author Adam Selzer and comedians Hector Reyes and Erin Pieshke investigate history and folklore in Chicago.

High Spirits Chicago

High Spirits Chicago is a Podcast dedicated to talking about all things GHOST. We also drink quite a bit. Hosted by CHICAGO’S VERY OWN Noelle Schmitt and Jay Steigmann.

Higher Ground Chicago

Higher Ground Chicago is dedicated to bringing you conversations with the most interesting and successful people in Chicago, hosted by Jake Graves and Allen Carter. In Season 1, we take you through the remarkable stories of 8 great Chicagoans.

Chicago Blackhawks highlights from 720 WGN Radio

Chicago Blackhawks highlights from WGN Radio 720 in Chicago

Fear No Art Chicago High Video

Fear No ART Chicago is an all access pass behind the scenes, where the public is never allowed, to discover what is involved, mistakes and all, in making of sculpture, painting, fashion, music, theater, and food of all types in the back studios, kitchens and stages of Chicago’s artists.

Dungeons, Dice & Everything Nice

Dungeons, Dice, & Everything Nice is an all women, all comedian, Dungeons and Dragons (5e) podcast. We've got Gobliritas, needless sacrifices, and a lot of Butcher Shop workplace dynamics.

Filmspotting

Weekly film podcast and WBEZ radio show from Chicago featuring in-depth reviews, top 5 lists and interviews. Hosted by Adam Kempenaar and Josh Larsen.

Improv Nerd With Jimmy Carrane

Well-known improv teacher and former Studio 312 host Jimmy Carrane explores the creative processes used to make great comedy.

Wrestling With Depression

Wrestling with Depression is an internet radio program hosted by comedian Marty DeRosa. The show brings on other comedians, wrestlers, and performers to talk about some of the unseen sides of entertainment. About how they deal with their own sadness, depression, or other emotions that you might not expect to hear from stage and screen personalities. Don't worry though, it's not all sad, some parts are pretty funny! This is no clinical advice, and we're no doctors! What you will get are stories from real people, who have had to face depression in their own lives.

New Media Lab with Robert Southgate

On this weekly show, Rob Southgate conducts interviews, holds roundtables, and personally discusses various aspects of new media and the business of running a business that creates content that is considered new media. Topics discussed are podcasting, blogging, content creation, vlogs, social media, marketing, and business.

Blastropodcast

Tasty science with a side of baloney. Join the absurd, irreverent Dottore Balordo as he and his guests explore science.

CinemaJaw

CinemaJaw is: Movie News, Reviews, and Interviews. Movie Trivia, Nostalgia, and Mania. Segments include: Top 5 Lists, Hollywood Headlines and much more. Plus the best guests from all over the map! CinemaJaw is people jawin' about movies (hence the name), and who doesn't love that topic? It's funny, opinionated and entertaining as hell!

Improvised Star Trek

Improvised Star Trek explores the final frontier of comedy by turning Star Trek into an improv office comedy. Taking suggestions submitted on Twitter and Facebook, the cast (featuring some of Chicago’s top improvisors) creates a fully improvised episode detailing the adventures of the USS Sisyphus, a less enterprising starship. New episodes are posted every other week. To learn more about the show check out our website, facebook page, or twitter! Improvised Star Trek is fan production. Star Trek is property of CBS/Paramount.

Candy Chat

Candy Chat is monthly exploration of candy hosted by Betty Ebersol and Tabitha Hutchison. Each month, the ladies select an assortment of savory sweets based on a theme, sample them, and give their opinions as amateur candy connoisseurs. It's a scrumptious, mouth sound-filled romp through tantalizing treats!

Menage-A-Pod

What do unqualified advice givers do? Start a podcast. What do single people do? Give relationship advice. That's how this podcast was born. Menage-a-Pod is a hilarious new podcast about dating, sex, relationships and everything in between, hosted by Gena (IG@genagrish, former HuffPo Dating Columnist) and TJ (IG@chicagocaferacer, former serial dater & wannabe comedian). In it, we tackle topics like ass pics, divorce, breadcrumbing being the Pumpkin Spice Latte of dating and what it's like to date as a single parent all within the first few episodes. Let's be honest, dating sucks. We are here to let you know that you're not alone out there and help you laugh along the way (and through the tears). Hang in there. We've got you, boo. IG@menageapodcast Twitter@MenagePod Facebook@menageapod

Not Another Film Podcast

Taking movies we used to love as kids and re-examining them in the harsh, sobering light of 2019. Leave a review and send us your recommendations to notanotherfilmpodcast@gmail.com

The Billy O Show

Billy O is a producer, studio engineer, musician, and now...a podcaster. Along with his co-host and marketing extraordinaire Chris Walker, they'll be bringing you the facts and fictions from all the latest news in the music industry, and maybe even some inside knowledge as well. If you love podcasts, music, the music industry, music industry podcasts, music about podcasts, podcasts industries...you get the point...you'll be at home with us.

The Hollywood Outsider

The Hollywood Outsider is a weekly entertainment podcast where we discuss specific topics in film and TV, review current movies, interview independent filmmakers, and put our own spin on movies and television. Winner at the 2017 Podcast Awards for Best TV & Film. Subscribe & listen to a new HO every week!

Veronica's Marshmallows

Veronica's Marshmallows is a weekly podcast which investigates the cases, mysteries, and relationship dynamics on the show Veronica Mars. Whether it's your first time watching the show or your one hundredth, we hope you'll enjoy following along with us as we dive deeper into the characters and stories of this modern day noir. And rest assured first time viewers, we will not spoil any future episodes.

Scapi Radio

Co-hosts Daniel Johanson and Maureen Smith sit down with different people making art, finding out how could they even

Adult Films with Collin & Ron - A Podcast About Movies

Collin A. Bullock and Ron Ervin are two stand up comedians who LOVE movies, and wanna shove that in your ears!

Sunday School for Heathens

Sunday School for Heathens is a show about Christianity and how weird it sounds to everyone else. Co-Hosted by Bryan, a self professed fanboy of religion and religious history, and Shannon who never went to church growing up and learned all her religious history from pop culture, each week we dive deep into a story or topic in Christianity; answer the questions you are afraid to ask, compare the historical and contemporary points of view, and examine the differences across Christian denominations of all kinds. With jokes, trivia, and absolutely so religious agenda, Sunday School for Heathens is the religion podcast for everyone.

TRIVIALITY - A Trivia Game Show Podcast

Triviality is a weekly pub trivia style game show where a lack of seriousness meets a little bit of knowledge. Join our hosts every Tuesday to play along with our fast-paced game or simply enjoy the clash of intellect and personalities. This is TRIVIALITY. Hosted by: Ken, Matt, Neal, and Jeff. Sister podcast of MOVIEALITY.

The Jock and Nerd Podcast

A Jock and a Nerd come together to share their geek-love for comic book culture! Anthony and Imran talk about what they’re reading and watching, from Marvel to DC Comics. Enjoy full spoiler, uncensored news and reviews covering comic book culture. Enough reading! Go listen already!

Freak Of The Week

Join your host David Hickney as we expose the truth. The FREAK is out there

I'll See You In Help

Cole Knowlden, Kenyon Adamcik, and Kwamin Marshall are three comics who explore bad self-help advice and implement it in their lives

Thought Cops

Thought Cops is a weekly podcast about outrage culture and mob justice in the internet age. Each week, Thought Cops Kevin and Grant discuss, analyze, and investigate the rage-inducing issues of the week that fill up the internet’s news feeds.

L.I.V.E. Radio Theater

Locked Into Vacancy Entertainment presents original radio plays and songs recorded before a LIVE audience at Stage773 in Chicago, IL.

The Gaming Outsider

The Gaming Outsider Podcast is a show dedicated to video gaming of all kinds with a focus on the community. Here at The GO, we don't subscribe to just one platform, and we realize that we don't have the ability to play every game that's out there. Our goal is to discuss ours and our listener's perspectives on current and former games that we have played while keeping a positive environment.

Nonprofit Optimist

The Nonprofit Optimist podcast showcases positive change agents and talks through lessons that their small nonprofits have learned. With interviews of executive directors, founders, board members and staff leaders, we share practical advice based on real experiences working in the non-profit sector. Since most nonprofit professionals wear many hats, this is a great opportunity to learn how to grow your small nonprofit without needing to re-invent the wheel!

Kinda Useful

Nick will be a dad soon; his wife is pregnant and he's trying to be useful around the house, the doctor's appointments and the day-to-day preparations. Maybe he'll be kinda useful to people who, like him, are embarking into this crazy journey full of questions and new information.

WHO 37 - A Doctor Who Podcast

WHO 37 - A middle-aged geek from Chicago puts his face in front of a mic and talks about his passion for Doctor Who.

BAT 77 - My '70s Batman Childhood

A podcast miniseries that looks back at the incarnations of Batman from the 1970s from the comics to television to merchandise. Hosted by JB Anderton

The Archives Podcast

Follow us to hear select rare recordings; music from teaching artists; and The Archives podcast, showcasing stories from the Old Town School community alongside live performances, field recordings and more from the archive at the school’s Resource Center. The Old Town School of Folk Music teaches and celebrates music and cultural expressions rooted in traditions of diverse US and global communities. Visit www.oldtownschool.org for more information on classes, concerts, the Resource Center, and other programming at the Old Town School.

Stupids Talking Stupid

Today's 24/7 news cycle means a lot of stupid stuff makes it way to the top, masking itself as real news. On Stupids Talking Stupid, we neglect real news to bring you the stories of "are you f*cking kidding me?" Who better to filter through the nonsense than a couple of stupid guys?

Double Page Spread

A podcast about comics, fandom and exploring the creative process.

Unwell, a Midwestern Gothic Mystery

Unwell, a Midwestern Gothic Mystery is a new audio drama from HartLife NFP. Lillian Harper moves to the small town of Mt. Absalom, Ohio, to care for her estranged mother Dorothy after an injury. Living in the town's boarding house which has been run by her family for generations, she discovers conspiracies, ghosts, and a new family in the house's strange assortment of residents.

Our Fair City

Our Fair City is a campy, post-apocalyptic audio drama, produced by HartLife NFP in Chicago, IL. Learn more at www.ourfaircity.com

Did You Watch Survivor Last Night?

A podcast about reality television and friendship from Jake Scheidel (@jakescheidel) and Thom Powell (@thom_not_tom).

The David Vox Mullen Show

David Vox Mullen is a Recording Artist, Comedian, Actor, Writer, Producer and now a Podcast Host. Subscribe for interesting topics and the coolest guests in today's pop culture.